Education World ® Technology Center: Podcast for Free on a PC

Education World ® Technology Center: Podcast for Free on a PC.

This is a great article about how to begin podcasting.  I have found podcasting to be a great way to incorporate technology into the classroom and introduce or expand on topics for your class.  My students currently listen to a podcast for a topic, then blog about that topic over the next week.  They are also required to respond to other students in class about their posts as well.  This practice has led to some great conversations among students.  If you are interested in creating podcasts, take a look at two of my previous posts:

  1. Podcasting in 10 Minutes (Part One Setup)

  2. How to: Podcasting In Ten Minutes With Audacity: Part Two: “Install”

The latest installment of this topic will be coming out next week on how to template your podcast, so you can create podcasts in ten minutes or less.

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Videojug video website

VideojugHere is yet another good informational video website for students. This site has videos on a wide variety of topics. Many of them are made by this site and not off of Youtube. This site has videos on education, health, technology and a plethora of other topics. I was impressed by the amount of videos on science and math. Check this out it could be a great resource to find videos to demonstrate topics in class or to add further detail to a subject in class.

How to student page “PupilTube.com”

In reading my morning blogs and tweeting this morning I saw a website that I found to be very interesting called Pupiltube. This site has a lage collection of how to videos that i know students will find intriguing. This site covers all major subject areas as well as many technology topics. They can learn to write an essay and take apart an Iphone. They can learn to Calculate Compound interest and learn how to make an Itouch battery. The amount of videos on this site is quite impressive and many of the videos are very informative and would be useful of students. This is a great site to add to your resource list on your class website.

Online Quiz by My Studiyo

Over the weekend I received another link to an online quiz maker. In the past I found many of these to be a bit hokey and not worth much, but since I received this from multiple sources and they all thought that it was a great resource, I decided to check it out. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The ease of putting together a quiz was very intuitive and the process was simple and straight forward. I was able to create a quiz in just a few minutes which is another plus in my book. The use of this in a classroom as an introduction activity would be great, since you can add all types of media to the quizzes. This could be a great way to introduce an upcoming topic or review past knowledge before moving on. Another plus for me was the fact that it was free. All you need to do is create an account and you can start making quizzes; however, they do advertise and that could be an issue for some school districts. Overall this is one that I may use in the future and definitely earned a bookmark. Thanks guys for the link and tip.

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Don’t Overlook the Obvious

With all of the many different resources out there for lesson plans and lesson plan ideas. It seems that I have found myself and other colleagues searching every source but those that seem obvious to check, like  the Library of Congress. After visiting their website last night I knew that I just had to blog about this resource. Like you would expect there are some excellent resources and lesson plans to be found on the teachers page of their website. The teacher page contains everything from lesson plans to professional development resources. What I found most impressive was the amount of primary resources you can find to use in your classroom.  While I have used this site in the past it just seems as though I lost track of them and now realize again that this should be a first stop when looking for ideas and lesson plans for class.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

I cant create my future with the tools of your past!

Here is a great video created by Marianne Malmstrom that was created as the Keynote for Net Generation Education Project. She asked some middle school students their thoughts on technology and their future and this is what she got. The wisdom that can be gained from kids we we just listen is extraordinary. This is a much watch video for anyone who is interested in integrating technology into education.

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For more great information on technology use in the classroom visit the authors website/Wiki at http://knowclue.wikispaces.com

Educational Technology Wiki


This is an educational technology Wiki known as Edutech Wiki. this is a great resource for teachers wanting to learn or participate in learning about educational technology. It is hosted by TECFA – an educational technology research and teaching unit at University of Geneva. This site has tutorials, articles, and many other resources for teachers.

Click here to Check this one out!

http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Main_Page