Thursday, 16 June 2016

West Midlands Police Dogs Live Video to facebook Episode Three

On Wednesday 15 June 2016, Episode Three was aired and hosted at the West Midlands Police dog training centre at Balsall Common with Supt Kerry Blakeman.

There were seven videos and here they are all in one place for easy viewing.

If you are interested in the breed program, please email

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Live Streaming Google Slides Audience Questions

This post builds on the previous one called, Google Sides Audience Questions Feature - How many ways are there to use it? .. (previous post) ..

If you follow these steps, you'll be able to think about designing a google slideshow suitable for broadcasting to an audience.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Google Sides Audience Questions Feature - How many ways are there to use it?

Google Docs Slides launched a new feature called Audience Questions.

This post will look at the many ways it can be used and look at the history of what lead up to this feature:

Monday, 2 May 2016

Getting Verified on Twitter by Making a Case for some UK Police Officers who've earned the blue badge

If I'm to give anything to UK Social Policing from now on, it's going to be on the side of innovation and making things happen that have either not been done yet or do not technically exist..

This post will make an argument for more UK Police Officers to be verified at Twitter as I believe an imbalance exists for certain key UK Officers

Thursday, 28 April 2016

West Midlands Police Live Video to facebook Episode Two

On Wednesday 27 April 2016, Episode Two was aired hosted by Supt Kerry Blakeman.

Episode One too place on Wed 9 March 2016, you can watch all eleven videos at this post.

Incredible how time flies - it was seven weeks, that's 49 days since the last one.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

About Mike Downes for April 2016 Onwards

Since the start of 2016, I've been working on a new format a called the Laptop show.

You can read about it at my University of Warwick Blog the Laptop show is a gift to all the children I have ever taught, now all grown up and part two called Elements of the Laptop show.

Where the slide on the left is really a part three where more or less by accident, I've made a pencil sketch of my last three year's videos, around 360 of them.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

UK Police Chief Constables on Twitter 16 April 16

Chief Olivia Pinkney Hants not shown (3,012 followers)
As I've followed the UK Police on Twitter over the last five years, I've known some Chief Constables are there too - but no idea how many and how active until now.

No real in depth research as such, just made a list, followed a list made by NPCC and tried to fill in the gaps (You may notice 29 members, and I've included just 26 - the three I have missed are Isle of Man, Sovereign Base Areas Police in Cyprus and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha).

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

PC Alan Conran in his own words and Essex Police Officers on Twitter 4 Jan to 14 March 2016

This is a post was first published at: (edit 28 April 16, this website has now been archived, sorry about that - still exists, but as a private URL).

This is short post based on some public observations on Twitter followers for 113 Essex Police UK Officers on twitter.

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