Classrooms as Studios

Classrooms as Studios (Via Remote Access.) This is getting to be a much linked to post… its an infectious idea, a philosophy even. Here is an excerpt:

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

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.

Podcasts on TiVo, including OCDE

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.

Me: Nice!

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:

We’re also in iTunes: pcast://

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.