Archive for January, 2006

Blogging Demo at OCCUE

Saturday, January 28th, 2006


The teachers here are watching me post this.

Podcast: Robert Craven, iPods, Podcasting, and Education

Saturday, January 28th, 2006


Robert Craven, iPods, Podcasting, and Education (Since I used Apple’s tools to make this, it is an m4v format video.)

It turns out some podcasters / RSS readers only deal with the first enclosure as a podcast, so here is that file again for you folks. ;)

Robert Craven, iPods, Podcasting, and Education

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

I’m not capturing all of Robert’s presentation on video, but I did bring my iSight so I could do a ‘proof of concept’ for my presentation the following hour.

I set my iSight on the table and captured some video of Robert speaking, referring to Thomas Freedman’s the world is flat, and introducing iPod as a communication tool. Then, using the share menu in iMovie, I posted a quick and dirty video podcast to my iWeb site. But, since iWeb doesn’t support comments, I am linking to the file here, so it can appear as an enclosure (and thus podcast) in this feed, and folks can comment.

Robert Craven, iPods, Podcasting, and Education (Since I used Apple’s tools to make this, it is an m4v format video.)

Download imeem and join me now!

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Download imeem and join me now!

Wow. Cool. I’m not even sure where to categorize this… “Just think of it as IM + friendster + flickr + fileSharing + blogging!”

OCDE Ed Tech Presents at OCCUE 01/28/06

Friday, January 27th, 2006

OCDE Ed Tech Presents at OCCUE 01/28/06 (Via Educational Technology at OCDE.)

For those of you not in Orange County (who might not be interested in subscribing to the OCDE Ed Tech Feed), I thought I’d provide this pointer to our presentations on iPod + Podcasting, the Read/Write Web, and Video Games… all in education of course. I hope to post some audio (or even video) tomorrow after the day is done.

Random Thoughts: My students are blogging!

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Random Thoughts: My students are blogging!

Yay! Blogging students.

iPods, Cell Phones, Computers, email, and IM in a Sixth Grade Classroom

Friday, January 27th, 2006

These stats come from an Orange County sixth grade teacher. Thanks to Mike Guerena and to the teacher’s district technology leader for sharing the data. :)

Here is more than you wanted:

66% of my students have iPods (21 of 32)
1 iPod
2 iPod shuffle
9 iPod Mini
7 iPod nano
2 iPod video

Other things I surveyed:

38% have their own cell phone

100% have a computer in their house, 35% have one in their room

47% have their own email account

38% instant message almost every day, 60% i.m. at least once or twice a week

So, as Prensky has asked, how can we use the technology (and technology skills) that our students are bringing into our classrooms? As I’ve said before, I don’t think restricting and policing are the answers.

I can’t wait to see the comments on this. :)

2 Cents Worth » Cross-Grade Blogging

Friday, January 27th, 2006

2 Cents Worth » Cross-Grade Blogging

This is an idea I hope will catch on with teachers and students who blog.

iPSP: Total PSP Mulitmedia Management

Friday, January 27th, 2006

iPSP: Total PSP Mulitmedia Management

I’m not sure this belongs in the “Games and Education” catergory… yet. But it is right at the intersection of games and iPod… and I’m staying up late to try this for sure! Thanks to MacMegasite

Wikispaces » for teachers

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Wikispaces » for teachers

Announcing free, add-free, wiki spaces for teacher. I think this is already true… Eva is using it for hmtech.wikispaces.org and Conlay is using it for aristotle-experiment.wikispaces.com – check these out!