Link: Podcasting with Ted Lai in Palm Springs

CUE: Podcasting with Ted Lai in Palm Springs (Via If you happen to be in the Southern California area, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an educational podcasting master (and help the local CUE affiliate with fund raising for teacher grants):

Ted Lai, co-author of The Macintosh iLife ’08 in The Classroom, leads this workshop. Participants learn to use GarageBand and a free hosting service to create their own online shows. Podcasting allows anyone to create and share a show – and allows others to enjoy the show at their convenience. Learn to use podcasting to access existing instructional resources and to share student work with parents, the community, and the world. With GarageBand on a Mac, create an enhanced podcast, complete with images and links.

Title: Broadcasting for All: An Introduction to Podcasting in Education (Mac)
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am
Location: Palm Springs USD District Office, Professional Development Center, 1000 Tahquitz Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.
Price: $100 (For CUE Members)

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Link: Podcasting White paper

Podcasting White paper (Via EDITing in the Dark.) Raj points us to this podcasting white paper from educause. After a quick skim, it looks like good stuff… at least for testing and refining your own thoughts about podcasts in education. I’m not sure this will break new ground for people who already get it, and I’m not sure it is an appealing introduction for those that don’t, but if you’ll be teaching others about podcasting (or you are independently curious about it) then it might be worth the read.

iTunes U on the iTunes Store (It’s Official)

I don’t know how I missed this for a full week now, but it was just brought to my attention. You may have noticed the new “iTunes U” link on the left side of the iTunes store. Though some of us have been keeping tabs on it for a while, last week Apple officially announced iTunes U to the world. From the press release:

“iTunes U makes it easy for anyone to access amazing educational material from many of the country’s most respected colleges and universities,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “Education is a lifelong pursuit and we’re pleased to give everyone the ability to download lectures, speeches and other academic content for free.”

It’s now easier for us to show the educational benefit of podcasting for content consumption. The bit about content creation will still require a GarageBand (or Audacity) workshop and lots of educaitonal examples at the directories I mentioned earlier.

Learn more: Apple – Education – Products – iTunes U

Podcasting Bootcamp Registration Open

Podcasting Bootcamp Registration Open (Via Computer Using Educators.) Since August I’ve been coordinating the CUEtoYOU Professional Development Services program for the California Computer Using Educators (CUE). I’m proud to announce that our online “individual registration” system is now up and running! Our first two events are full-day podcasting workshops. Here’s the full text of the announcement:

CUEtoYOU Professional Development Services, in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and the California State University Fullerton (CSUF), is offering hands-on full-day Podcasting Bootcamp workshops on April 28th (Mac) and May 5th (Windows). The cost for each workshop is only $80 for current CUE members!Registration is being offered on an individual basis, so anyone in the area can sign up. Visit or click on the registration logo above to register.

Download the event flyer.

NOTES: Registration for CUEtoYOU workshops is non-refundable. Registration may be eligible for reimbursement through the Ed Tech k12 voucher program.

Best Podcasts – bestpodcasts
(Via John M. Simi, with thanks to Mike Lawrence for pointing it out to me.) This is a list of podcasts assembled by John for a presentation he did this summer. Apparently he plans to keep it updated from time to time… and apparently many of these were contributed by other Apple Distinguished Educators. Enjoy.

Also, be sure to check out the Education Podcasting Network site if you haven’t already. (EPN is provided by David Warlick & The Landmark Project.)

At FETC Learning about Podcasting

At FETC Learning about Podcasting (Via 2 Cents Worth.)

David Warlick does a great job live blogging conferences. I’ve always had trouble with that myself… I get to wrapped up in attending to reflect as I go, and invariably, I am too busy to reflect after.:(

At any rate, Warlick just discovered iWeb. It really is as easy as he thinks… when it first came out, I created a blog, photocast, audio podcast, and video podcast all in less than an hour… while simultaneously performing for an OCDE podcast (links to feed).