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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:

ties2006, ties

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)

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.

necc2006, necc, necc06, blogging

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!

I posted recently about my trip to my Chicago to do some podcasting. Apple sponsored a day-long meeting of NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network, and we had some great speakers. David Warlick delivered a great opening keynote, and Ken Kay from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills did a wonderful job of putting 21st century skills into context for me and everyone else in attendance.

I recorded Ken’s presentation and created an enhanced podcast that includes the slides from his talk. I didn’t record David’s session, but we sat down for a chat afterwards. You can download both podcasts from the official NSBA conference blog.

nsba, nsba2006, tln, david warlick, ken kay, 21st century skills

I’m flying out to Chicago on Thursday morning for a visit to the NSBA conference. I’ll be doing some podcasting work for Apple and NSBA on Friday, but I hope to finish my editing and enjoy a bit of the conference on the weekend. There aren’t any blog posts tagged “nsba2006” yet, so let this be the first!


Quick podcast links

29 Mar 2006

I’ve set up a little page with one-click access to my past podcasts. You’ll see it on the right side of the page if you’re reading this on my site rather than in your aggregator. This should make it a little easier to locate old episodes that you might want to listen to again… and again… and again.

Podcast Palooza

24 Mar 2006

I think my presentation at Apple’s Podcast Palooza on Wednesday night went pretty well. (There was no audible booing.) David Warlick was there and snapped a photo. At least half the group had listened to a podcast before. I’m not sure how that compares to similar gatherings, but I had the sense that there was pretty good awareness of the broad topic. Feel free to have a listen to the event. We recorded it and posted it on the FETC 2006 podcast page. You can also link directly to the Podcast Palooza presentation, but I would recommend subscribing to the whole collection of podcasts. We’ve been talking to some really interesting people. I spoke with ISTE CEO Don Knezek today, and tomorrow we’ll be interviewing Chris Dede from Harvard, Cheryl Lemke from the Metiri Group, and David Thornburg. Check it out.