Archives For Podcasting and iPod

Podcasting from A-Z

2 Dec 2006

I had a great time doing the podcasting workshop today. Lots of really good questions, and we had a good amount of time to get our hands dirty recording and editing. Here are some links to sites and products that came up during the podcast:

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I had a great time on Thursday afternoon recording an episode of my podcast in front of a live audience.

My first guest was Sonny Portacio, geocacher and Director of Technology for the Escondido Union High School District. Sonny has been doing a ton of work with geocaching lately. He’s created a wiki site for collecting lesson ideas at and a weekly geocaching podcast at We talked about geocaching and how it can be used in schools.

I also talked to Jeff Utecht of The Thinking Stick blog and Utecht Tips. Jeff has been teaching in Shanghai, China for the last year and we talked about the state of blogging in China and how he’s using blogging with his students there.

All in all I had a great time recording the podcast. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to watch and participate.

Download: The Savvy Technologist Live! (17.1 MB, 37:17)

I had a great time presenting at NECC on Wednesday. I captured the audio (albeit in a low-quality version) and attached my Keynote slides as an enhanced podcast. I’m also linking to a pure audio MP3 version in case your computer can’t handle AAC-encoded media.

I posted the links for my talk previously, so please have a look there for details.

Download enhanced podcast with Keynote slides: Introducing the Read/Write Web (27.7 MB, 56:32)

Download audio-only MP3: Introducing the Read/Write Web (25.8 MB)

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iPod ideas

6 Jul 2006

I gave a half-day workshop this morning on iPods, iTunes, and podcasting. We generated a pretty good list of ideas for uses of this technology in classrooms and schools:

  • Collect field notes during a science field trip
  • Living museum, researching characters
  • “Radio shows”
  • Creating audio guides for local museums
  • Teacher powerpoints
  • Early language learners, (rhyming, etc.)
  • Staff development
  • Screencasts
  • Language learners recording assessments
  • Discovery Education videos
  • Science reports
  • Art projects
  • Digital portfolios
  • Weekly classroom news
  • Serial storytelling
  • Reflective journals
  • Summaries of school events
  • Broadcast school sporting events
  • Roving reporters
  • Capturing oral histories (family history)
  • Podcast vocab words and spelling lists
  • Flashcard practice with iFlash
  • Musical compositions
  • Soundseeing tours

A lot of these ideas could be applied in different subject areas around the school.

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Whew! Wednesday was crazy busy at NECC. I’m exhausted. If anyone reading this will be around the convention center late on Wednesday afternoon, stop by Room 31B from 5:00–6:00 for a live Savvy Technologist Podcast. One of my guests will be Jeff Utecht of The Thinking Stick blog. Jeff is teaching in Shanghai China these days at an American school. We’ll chat a bit about the state of blogging and educational technology in China. The rest of the program is still coming together. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.

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Here in San Diego

4 Jul 2006

My family and I arrived in San Diego last night, and I’m busily putting the final touches on my presentations for this year’s NECC. If you’re interested in seeing a session that I’ll be doing, check out one of the following:

  • Introducing the Read/Write Web: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications, July 5, 2:00–3:00, Room 6D
  • Learning To Go: The iPod in Education (workshop), July 6, 8:30–11:30, Room 15B
  • Savvy Technologist Podcast, July 6, 5:00–6:00, Room 31B
  • Making Podcasts in the Classroom, every day, Apple booth

I doubt I’ll be making it to many other sessions this year. Stop by and say hello.

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I got a call from the organizers of the 2006 Minnesota eLearning Summit wondering if I could fill in for someone who’d been scheduled to do a presentation about podcasting. So I took a quick trip over to Augsburg College last Thursday and had a great time talking about podcasting to a group enthusiastic educators from K–12 and higher ed.

I didn’t record the session, but it was pretty similar to the one I did at FETC in March. So check out the Podcast Palooza to get the gist of what I talked about.

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Here’s something to consider adding to your schedule for this year’s NECC.

I will be doing a live Savvy Technologist Podcast on Thursday, July 6 from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in California Gold, 31B (that’s the room). I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do, but I know there will be plenty of audience participation! I’ll probably try to corral a couple guests and then take a bunch of questions from the audience. Stay tuned for more about that as NECC approaches.

My Ed Tech Coast to Coast colleagues and I will also be doing a live version of that podcast. We’ll be recording on Wednesday, July 5 from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in the same California Gold, 31B room. We should have the whole crew there.

I’ve never done a live podcast before so this should be quite an adventure. Don’t leave me hanging. I need an audience!