CMS Instructional Technology Weekly-2: Podcasting


Date: March 15, 2011 (Technology Tuesday)

Podcasting tools:
Audacity (Every computer in CMS has this program)
iPadio (http://www.ipadio.com)

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ITUNES OR AN MP3 PLAYER TO LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST. JUST CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE WINDOW BELLOW.




Quick Suggestion of Classroom Uses:
  • Teachers can give a quick run down of the day,
    • what was learned,
    • hopes and desires.
    • Assignments: spelling tests, vocabulary,
  • Interview students: Private, not public access to podcast (AUP)
  • Interview guest speakers:
  • Reading a Book: Teaching reading through a podcast.
    • Play podcast in class so you can monitor the class. (Have “guest” readers volunteer asynchronously”)
  • Reading a Textbook:
    • as instructional tool

Continue the conversation on Yammer: https://www.yammer.com/cms.k12.nc.us/groups/itweekly




ONE MORE THING: Exploratree


Website: http://www.exploratree.com

Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own.
We know there are many thinking map pograms, but we think Exploratree is easy and powerful enough to handle our k-12 environment.
With Exploratree you can:
  • Use our ready-made thinking guides
  • Make a new thinking guide from scratch
  • Use it to set class projects
  • Print them out (they can go as big as A0)
  • Change and customise thinking guides, you can add or change text, shapes, images etc.
  • As a teacher, you can set up the sequence that you want the thinking guide to be revealed in, so that you can stage the thinking activity
  • You can fill in a thinking guide and complete your project on the website
  • You can present your project
  • You can send your thinking guide to a whole group of people
  • You can submit a thinking guide for comments, so it can't be edited but just reviewed
  • Work in groups on the same thinking guide

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Brought to you by:
Jacob Standish (email, twitter)
Tim Smith (email, twitter)