Archive for the 'Podcasting' Category
As I begin working this week much more intensively on podcasting and vlogging with the kids in my class, the classroom as studio has a lot going for it. It is an intense, team – oriented, creative space where people are driven to create high – quality products.
The whole post is worth a read.
Five Steps to Designing Podcasts that Teach (Via StigmergicWeb.) I’ll be joining Robert Craven for one of his podcasting classes at the CUE conference, so its about time I contribute some resources. Thanks to Rob Wall for this one because I missed it in Alan Levine’s original post. Perhaps the most important bit (for a lot of us) is this bit:
Recordings of classroom lectures may not be the best use of podcasting. Podcasts of entire lectures often come across overly formal and stilted. Important visuals are excluded. Only use lectures as podcasts when you have a strong pedagogical rationale for doing so.
Do Podcasts Justify the Lecture Method of Teaching? Here’s the thing… I believe quite the opposite. Podcasts make it absolutely inexcusable to lecture in a classroom. Students can get the linear content in an on-demand replayable format via podcast. Face to face time should be used for interactive purposes. I wrote a good post about this nearly a year ago. :)
Lessons on an iPod – Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription) (Via Google News – Educational Technology.) A brief but interesting article for iPod and podcasting in education fans. The most important part may be the last section which begins with this: “College students in the Upstate had mixed reviews about the course casting concept.”
Download of the Day: Democracy internet video player (Via Lifehacker.) I haven’t been able to play with this either… or Video Bomb or Broadcast Machine… but I’m passing it on because it might interest the video and podcast aficionados out there… and because it looks vaguely like the future to me.
CUE Conference Preview Podcast Live! (Via cue News.) CUE Tips: “Download these fun audio podcasts for a quick summary of daily events, info on new activities, tips on how to get the most from the conference, previews from conference speakers, and much more!”
Pop on over and listen, especially if you are going or considering going to the conference in March. Some of the OCDE promos made it into the podcasts. :)
Earlier this week Geeky Mom was tripping out on her TIVO’s new podcast feature. Then this morning I got this IM…
Jenith Mishne (via iChat): “TIVO just upgraded and I am listening to the last OCDE podcast off my TV and through my TIVO box…so cool. had to share….
I’m a geek I know”
Me: NO WAY! That’s awesome. I didn’t realize we’d be in there. Or did you add our URL manually?
Jenith: It’s weird to hear your voice out of my TV talking about your custom apple slippers.
Jenith: I added it but the fact that I could was sweet.
Here’s that URL if you’re geek enough to be interested in pointing your TIVO (or favorite podcatcher) toward our latest shows: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ocdedigitalaliens
We’re also in iTunes: pcast://feeds.feedburner.com/ocdedigitalaliens
Our most recent episode is not all about my silly slippers, but includes Steven Glyer, Director of Educational Technology at the Newport-Mesa USD, discussing The World is Flat, 21st Century Skills, and, well, 21st Century learning in general.