Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Police Tweet Awards 2016 Quiz Page

Following on from The Police Tweet Awards 2016 Resource Page (9 Oct 16), here's one of the next ideas mentioned, namely - A Quiz.

I've used Google forms to make a ten question Quiz. This one is a test to see how well it's received. There is a mixture of fun and serious questions. What Google have done, is make it very easy to create and take the self marking multiple choice quiz.

Anyone can easily create something like this and it views brilliant on desktop or mobile (Forms Quiz Support Page). I have asked for NO email address or information from those completing the form, so it's totally safe.

Take a look and as a work in progress, feedback greatly received. Tweet or email me. Google Forms can be used for pretty much anything, like Contact Info, RSVPs, Surveys, Party Invites, Educational Worksheets and Assessments, Event Registration and even Job Applications, get started now.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Police Tweet Awards 2016 Resource Page

John Motson with his copy of the #poltawards data sheet

Introduction .. Ten days ago I sent a few ideas to the Police Tweet Awards Team. In the email, I suggested how, with the 2016 Finalists now published, there maybe a ton of story telling opportunities.

On 7 Oct 16, I was delighted this tweet was made, 'Thank you @mikedownesz - Mike is helping @policeawards promote the awards finalists- looking forward to showcasing your work #poltawards'.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

West Midlands Police CSI Forensics Live Video to facebook Episode Four

On Wednesday 31 August 2016, Episode Four CSI Forensics was broadcast.

There were eight videos and here they are, all in one place for easy viewing. At the base of this post is the trailer video and supporting introduction text.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

a new beginning - if i could sing or play the guitar

margaret glaspy, emotions and math out now
if i could sing or play the guitar, i'd definitely go into the margaret glaspy business -- but i can't so, i'm stuck with writing, taking photos and making videos.

that all said, whatever we do, albeit creative or otherwise, have fun with it and feel the freedom.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

House keeping the mike downes Google and YouTube Channels

All of us have been online for years now -- and in that time we collect links and vanity URLs. Some we use every single day and some we let fade like the horizon in a rear view mirror. I've a set of three that double to six (or treble to nine).

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Behind the Scenes - How we made the Mike Downes YouTube trailer for 21 July 2016

Here's the new youtube channel. In a Penn and Teller type way, I'll share it and some thinking behind what I did and why in the hope it may steer aspiring youtube creators to make one too.

Before you get started, have a read of this Creator lesson: Hook them with your channel trailer. Please don't follow it verbatim, rather choose the bits that you feel are most sensible and appropriate to you.

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.

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