CUE: Podcasting with Ted Lai in Palm Springs (Via CUE.org.) 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)
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.
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
Podcast directory for educators, schools and colleges. I often share the iTunes podcast director education category and the epnweb with teachers. Here is a new podcast directory for educators. (Unfortunately, I forgot who I picked this up from yesterday.)
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 www.cuetoyou.org 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.
Good Recommendations about Podcasting (Via 2 Cents Worth.) Dave points to a Dan Schmit post about talking to administrators about podcasting. This will be a good resource for AB 430 participants. :)
iKeepBookmarks.com – 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.)
BLC06 Conference Podcasts Have Been Posted (Via Brian Mull.) Lainie McGann tipped me off to these a few days ago (se did a lot of work on these I believe), and now here they are in Brian Mull’s feed. From the titles and descriptions, these look like great resources for those who weren’t able to make it to the Building Learning Communities Conference this year. Here’s a direct link to the podcasts.
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).
GarageBand and Podcasting… (Via Education/Technology – Tim Lauer.) Tim Lauer is a blogging principal, whose site I shared with AB 75 administrators today. Our cohort was particularly interested in podcasting, and in this post Tim talks about podcasting with his students using Garage band, which was the hit of the recent CUE conference.