Adventures in Podcasting Episode 128 (End of an Era)

March 15th, 2009

Podcast 128 published Sunday March 15, 2009 this podcast describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
Final Updates, History and Shawn is gone…

Dr. S continues to use audio and video to communicate with the staff and community.

SharePoint or MOSS 2007 will enter PUSD in the very near future and that will change the way RSS will be used in the future.  Calendars, News, Announcements etc… RSS is everywhere.

Other audio and video, we continue to get calls about creating video use in the classroom and professional development.

Two organizations contacted me about doing podcasting presentation.

Peggy George is working hard on the Classroom 2.0 Live show each week.  Check it out http://live.classroom20.com/

Email from MaryEllen at Columbus State Community College

History…  A little over 3 years ago, Adventures in Podcasting was born.  Today I sit behind the microphone for episode number 128 and the final episode of Adventures in Podcasting.  Why?

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting!

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 127

January 18th, 2009

 

Podcast 127 published Sunday January 18, 2009 this podcast describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:33)
PUSD RSS Updates (11:30)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (11:30)
Other items worth mentioning.. (15:00)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:33)

Video casting from Dr. S is becoming a regular plan.  Next post scheduled for Wednesday.

Digital stories and instructional media with Safari Montage.

Audio Audio Audio but what about podcasting?

Out of the blue I get an email from a teacher about podcasting.

PUSD RSS Updates (11:30)

RSS and SharePoint 2007… What is down the road a bit?  If the feeds are easier and more people know about it… Will it work better now?

RSS & Podcasting Tools (11:30)

Camtasia Studio version 6. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

From Dr. George (Peggy)

Just in before I started recording…   Classroom 2.0 did a show on RSS.  Not only does it have a number of links, it even has a video.  Check it out.  http://live.classroom20.com/show-archive.html   UPDATED March 13, 2009 – New link: http://live.classroom20.com/archive.html

Also

There is a discussion thread just started on Classroom 2.0 called “Where to Find Podcasts for Students Who Who Know Nothing About Podcasts”

http://www.classroom20.com/forum/topics/where-to-find-podcasts-for It includes a number of comments with suggestions in response to his question.

Look at this amazing video about how to podcast done by a student (mentioned in the above discussion)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6pN2j-fBt0

This is his YouTube channel where he has posted a lot of other tutorials and tech how-to videos.  http://www.youtube.com/user/lakercoolman

A message to all members of Podstock by Kevin Honeycutt

I am working on inviting educational podcasters to Podstock and trying to get the word out to them. The other mission is to get word out to educators who are curious about podcasting as a means of collecting resources as well as making their own. If you know people who should be at Podstock and have a few moments, I hope you will invite people to the Ning!

Visit Podstock at: http://podstock.ning.com

Other items worth mentioning (15:00)

My Web 2.0 class finished over the holiday.  Of 15 of the 20 finished and those who finished gave me some good feedback.  The class is running again with only 7 people this time.  The word must have gotten out!

Mixwit went out of business last month… My 2 cents and concerns on some of the web 2.0 tools.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 126

December 7th, 2008

Podcast 126 published Sunday December 7, 2008 this podcast describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:33)
PUSD RSS Updates (11:30)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (11:30)
Other items worth mentioning.. (15:00)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:33)

Three years have come and gone.  Adventures in Podcasting Episode 1

Dr. S told me some wild news and he did another Videocast to the staff and community.

Multimedia and Moodle completed in two classses

Videocast for the Governing Board Meetings

PUSD RSS Updates (11:30)

See RSS & Podcasting Tools for more.

RSS & Podcasting Tools (11:30)

SharePoint 2007 is on the horizon and RSS is all over that product!

Other items worth mentioning (15:00)

A comment and cool information from AIP 124

Dorothy Says:

December 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Hey

I really enjoyed your podcast and got lots of good pointers from it.

I do have to say THANK you for the shout out for our podcast, KPE (Korero Point England). We are glad that you could understand our kids’ accents too :)

You may be interested to know that we have done a yearlong research on podcasting with KPE here and our findings were more curriculum focused and less technology focused than the research you quoted. Our students’ attitudes progressed from needing the technology to motivate them to enjoying the curriculum content for its own sake as the year went on…

http://www.ptengland.school.nz/index.php?family=1,871,11746

Ka kite

Dorothy

Finally I want to give a shout out to John in Canada who sent me a note this past week.  Thanks for the email and yes we are proud of our budding little podcaster.  Here is a clip of my future star singing to her favorite star!

Adventure in Podcasting is now broadcast every two weeks.  Sorry, folks, that job thing is just getting the best of me.  See you in two weeks.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 125

November 23rd, 2008

Podcast 125 published Sunday November 23, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:18)
PUSD RSS Updates (10:00)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (10:00)
Other items worth mentioning.. (13:55)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:18)

WOW…. Almost 3 years from the first podcast.  Adventures in Podcasting Episode 1

Podcasting on the decline but audio could be on the rise with a few.

Multimedia and Moodle

uStream and Board Meetings… YIKES but you never know.

PUSD RSS Updates (10:00)

Web 2.0 class participant seeing the value.

RSS & Podcasting Tools (10:00)

One month later, I still need to fix the rMail with Feedburner.

Other items worth mentioning (13:55)

Sorry Peggy

This one in from my former boss.

Podcast for educators, schools and colleges

Educational podcasts for teaching and learning

Welcome to educators, parents and carers everywhere. This is the first and best UK directory to locate quality podcasts from over 450 carefully selected podcast channels for educational use – ideal for teaching and learning activities with children, young people and educational professionals.

In our podcast directory, you can freely access a variety of educational content from over 5000 podcasts from different podcast channels, including a range of audio, enhanced and video channels to illustrate examples of “educational podcasting” to support effective teaching and learning in schools, colleges and universities.

http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/index.php

Amphitheater High School http://www.amphi.com/schools/ahs/

The Amphitheater High School podcast is designed to help with student achievement and to showcase student work. Amphitheater High School is located in Tucson, Arizona, the USA.

My Web 2.0 class is off to a grand start for most of the people.

Adventure in Podcasting is now broadcast every two weeks.  Sorry, folks, that job thing is just getting the best of me.  See you in two weeks.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 124

October 26th, 2008

Podcast 124 published Sunday October 26, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:40)
PUSD RSS Updates (6:40)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (7:10)
Other items worth mentioning.. (8:50)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:40)

Dr. S. does another pod and vod cast to the staff and community and I can’t login <sad face>

More on digital audio, digital video and Professional Development… Learning Through Digital Story Telling!

PUSD RSS Updates (6:40)

No news is good news.

RSS & Podcasting Tools (7:10)

Feedburner.com works as an RSS via email.  Now to replace all the PUSD feeds.

Other items worth mentioning (8:50)

Great information from Peggy George

Project iReadhttp://www.eusd4kids.org/edtech/iRead.html

Project iRead is a group of pilot teachers who are exploring using new tools to improve student reading. Teachers are using digital audio tools (iPods, mics, Garageband, iTunes, and various accessories) to improve reading processes. Teachers meet on a monthly basis to exchange ideas and strategies. We have started collecting data about fluency rates – this has been very promising. Initial areas of focus have included:

  • Self Reflection – student reads, records his/herself, listens to it and compares it to text being read and will start Miscue Analysis – class assessment: student reads passage; teacher analyzes and records errors on paper
  • Universal Access – passage recorded w/ questions
  • Echo Reading – skilled reader records passages; student listens to and tries to read passage, imitating reader
  • Readers Theatre – students are recorded using GarageBand

Pt England students have become experienced podcasters since we published our first episode back in August 2005. Our flagship podcast, Korero Pt England – or KPE, has a global audience and won our school the ComputerWorld Excellence Award in 2006. We also produce kpeTV as a video podcast.

Podcasting Birthday voice thread. http://www.ptengland.school.nz/index.php?family=1,871

From the blog of Jeff Utecht a post about parent communication.

Something else that we did the last two years I was working as the computer guy was do a weekly podcast highlighting a different class each week. Friday mornings we would broadcast it to the whole school and then put it online for parents to access. Again, very popular with parents and the kids themselves.

Parent Communication: From Print to Digital  http://www.thethinkingstick.com/?p=736

Incredible research project on blogging and podcasting!

http://andrewdouch.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/web-20-clrp/

“While the results showed a similar upward trend for all schools, the greatest improvements were seen in the schools that were trialing podcasting (across all three categories – achievement, attitude and behaviour).”

Riptide Furse (Fred Delventhal) created this blog to add new podsafe music for every day of the year. (30 seconds long and  loopable) http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/fred_delventhal1/category/366-days-of-music/

This year’s podcast award shown at The Teacher’s Podcast.

http://teacherspodcast.org/2008/10/12/ep-27-winners-announced-and-content-creators-rule

From Chris Smith at Shambles. Net

I’ve evolved through different RSS readers over the years (so long already) …. from

a) Firefox Plug-in : Wizz RSS News Reader =>

b) Bloglines : www.bloglines.com  =>

c) Google Reader

At a conference in Shanghai a few weeks ago I saw someone using a Web 2.0 Start page as their RSS Reader/Aggregator which I thought was novel.

Now it’s a long time since I’ve looked closely at Web 2.0 start pages … in fact I have a list at http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/startpage/

I always was a big fan … and I’m pleasantly surprised how much they have evolved since the early days ….

So much so I devoted a couple of hours to seeing how well one could deal with all of my feeds …. which I’ve been drowning under ….. and the result can be seen at http://www.netvibes.com/shamblesguru

The IMT Training Center recently had the privilege of working with second graders and high school students on a cool technology integration project! Mrs. Dow’s second graders from Paseo Verde created a music video to enter a contest for $25,000 worth of classroom technology. A few students from Ken Keene’s media class at CeHS helped by videotaping and editing the final project. It was quite AWESOME to see these high school kids working so closely with the second graders! What fun!

We wanted to share the final project with you in hopes that you’ll visit the website and add some positive comments about the video. eInstruction will be selecting the finalists by the end of next week, at which time the public will be allowed to vote. Right now it’s important for the judges to see positive comments, good ratings, and lots of hits to the video’s site. (You’ll need to register to do those things, but it doesn’t take long!) We thought you’d enjoy seeing the video, and perhaps you’ll share it with your staff so they can participate, too!

http://eimakeover.shycast.com/contestant/412/

My Web 2.0 class is off to a grand start.

Multimedia and Moodle scheduled… Just three weeks away!

Adventure in Podcasting is now broadcast every two weeks.  Sorry, folks, that job thing is just getting the best of me.  See you in two weeks.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 123

October 12th, 2008

Podcast 123 published Sunday October 12, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:24)
PUSD RSS Updates (3:45)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (4:40)
Other items worth mentioning.. (9:00)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:24)

More audio but less podcasting.

What’s Hot in PUSD will be going off line for a while and so it the video on the homepage.

PUSD RSS Updates (3:45)

A new school is online with RSS and another will be going through training soon.

RSS & Podcasting Tools (4:40)

Send Me RSS is gone.  Bummer!  Is there a replacement?

Other items worth mentioning (9:00)

My Web 2.0 class starts this week and I can’t read anymore today!

Multimedia and Moodle was shone off with very positive.

Adventure in Podcasting is going to a twice a month format for a while.  See you in two weeks.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 122

October 5th, 2008

Podcast 122 published Sunday October 5, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:20)
PUSD RSS Updates (3:30)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (4:15)
Other items worth mentioning.. (8:30)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:20)

All work and no play leads to no fun with podcasting… But…

Mike and Kelly used the Podcasting tools for a video!

PUSD RSS Updates (3:40)

Another school is scheduled to come online this week.

RSS & Podcasting Tools (4:15)

Comment from Miguel Guhlin on Podcast 121.  Check it out by clicking here.

Podcasting with Simple Tools – Print Tutorial

Podcasting with Simple Tools

Thought you might be interested in this. Someone on Twitter was asking for podcasting superintendents and I responded with the name and podcast of your supt., Dr. Santarelli. Hope you don’t mind. I also mentioned your Gov. Board videocasts and your weekly podcast. :-)   Check it out.

Peggy

Quotes:

District Leader’s Podcast site

The District Leader’s Podcast provides a forum where district leaders can share their experiences and expertise in a flexible format that works with busy schedules. The podcast episodes showcase interviews with district leaders from around the country.

You will find them grouped according to the following topics:

* Making the Tough Decisions

* Improving Student Performance

* Urban Education

* Trends in Education

* Leadership

Other items worth mentioning (8:30)

My Web 2.0 class has been edited.

Multimedia and Moodle is completed and an answer to Miguel’s question about this class.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 121

September 28th, 2008

Podcast 121 published Sunday September 28, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:50)
PUSD RSS Updates (5:05)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (6:20)
Other items worth mentioning.. (15:10)

PUSD Podcasting Updates (2:50)

Podcasting class crashed and burned!!!

School News paper looking to podcast parts of the paper?

PUSD RSS Updates (5:05)

Two new schools bring the Portal online along with RSS!

RSS & Podcasting Tools (6:20)

“Why Podcast.” It really good. It’s a podcast hosted by Barnaby Wasson.

Description:  The benefits of Podcasting are limitless! Learn how it can become an integral form of communication between all stakeholders in the education process, including students, administration, your professional development team, and parents! This podcast features educators at all levels showcasing how they are using podcasting in their educational niche.  Check it out at http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/item.php?itemID=9934

Have you seen the Panwapa website for kids 4-7? It is fantastic and would be a wonderful place for Fredreka to explore. I can’t wait to share it with my grandkids! Lots of audio support for the kids and it’s very web 2.0 and highly interactive. Very little if any reading required, and all of the instructions are given through audio explanations.  http://www.panwapa.org/

Look at this amazing tool: Miguel Guhlin shared this on his blog and it is a free tool (PC only) that converts all kinds of documents including PhotoStory into mp4 and other formats. I was wondering if something like this might work for posting those PhotoStory albums on your district website so Mac users can view them too? It’s called FormatFactory.  http://formatoz.com

This is Miguel’s blog post that does a nice job of explaining how he is using it for digital storytelling projects. http://www.edsupport.cc/mguhlin/archives/2008/09/entry_7835.htm

This is another article he links to that explains what you can do with the software. It will even reduce file size. :-) http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/formatfactory-a-multifunctional-media-converter/

Great article on podcasting & iTunes

Just saw a tweet from Angela Meiers about this article. Does a great job of promoting podcasting by students. I like the emphasis on student projects that address content issues and not just teacher lectures. :-) http://www.nj.com/newark/index.ssf/2008/09/with_itunes_schools_join_digit.html

“This generation is very much a playback generation. They need to hear things over and over while they’re multi-tasking,” she said. “The way we look at teaching and learning is changing dramatically because of technology.”

Have you used the podcasting resources on Miguel Guhlin’s wiki? He’s got a link to your podcasting guidelines from Coming of Age. :-) I’m sure you’re familiar with most of the resources, but it’s a nice compilation. I like the resources he has shared for royalty-free audio clips and podcast hosting sites. http://www.edsupport.cc/mguhlin/share/index.php?n=Work.Podcasting

Other items worth mentioning (15:10)

My Web 2.0 class is back from the editor and I need to get busy!

Multimedia and Moodle is completed.  Now just waiting on the day to teach it.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 120

August 31st, 2008

Podcast 120 published Sunday August 31, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:46)
PUSD RSS Updates (5:30)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (6:20)
Other items worth mentioning.. (7:50)

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PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:46)

Chandler USD stopped out to see our Podcasting setup.

Dr. Santarelli did another pod and vodcast this week

Johanna and Polly tested out the new microphones for SEI and so did Mike

Todd Watson is back on line for the 2008-09 school year.

PUSD RSS Updates (5:30)

We did another training for a school portal this week.  Soon all the schools will have RSS

RSS & Podcasting Tools (6:20)

The Podcast Recipe: Producing a successful show

Other items worth mentioning (7500)

My Web 2.0 class is still with the editor but…

Multimedia and Moodle is well under way… It isn’t podcasting but it is audio and video and that is an improvement!

Adventures in Podcasting will be off the air for the next two week.  Episode 122 will air September 28, 2008.

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.

Adventures in Podcasting Episode 119

August 24th, 2008

Podcast 119 published Sunday August 24, 2008 describes some of the challenges and processes I went through with bringing Podcasting and RSS to the Peoria Unified School District.  

In this episode…
PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:54)
PUSD RSS Updates (5:10)
RSS & Podcasting Tools (7:41)
Other items worth mentioning.. (15:00)

 

PUSD Podcasting Updates (1:54)

Who is going to fill Jim’s shoes… For now… Maggie

iPods, iTunes being purchased but why?  Is this good or bad?

Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY… My wife used her gCast this week for the parents.

PUSD RSS Updates (5:10

We started talking about SharePoint 2007.  This could make for wicked changes in RSS and PUSD.

RSS & Podcasting Tools (7:41)

Hi,

Don’t know if you’ve seen this, but someone tweeted about it tonight so I downloaded it. It was created by Tony Vincent and is an excellent podcasting tutorial. He has some fantastic resources on his website if you haven’t had a chance to check them out. You can download the podcasting booklet in PDF form from his home page.

http://www.learninginhand.com/index.html

Have you ever seen “Podgrunt?” Tony has a video done by Podgrunt on his site with a very simple explanation of what a podcast is and how it works.

http://gruntmedia.com/podgrunt_001_view.html

In another email…

Just discovered these student podcasts today. Maybe you know about them. The teacher is in Alabama and is a computer lab teacher, Mrs.

Coggins. She calls them Buzzcasts and the students produce them once a week. It’s really a cute show. Looks like they follow a standard format that includes news (buzz), weather, menu, buzzword (vocabulary word), poem, joke/riddle.

http://mrscogginsclass.com/

 

I listened to the Buzzcast for May 12, 2008.

Love the lunch menu for Friday on this podcast–biscuits and grits. :-)

I learned about it through Twitter. It was posted to show how she uses smilebox.com on her site to share slideshows created by students. Click on the video link. She has over 5000 site visitors from around the world so she’s obviously doing something right. :-) She’s also using wikis with her students. There is a 4th grade wiki on her site for Famous Alabamians where she provides the assignment instructions. I couldn’t see her student mini-webpages they were required to create so they are probably protected. The school year is just getting started for her so I’m sure there will be lots of new content as the year continues.

Peggy

Other items worth mentioning (15:00)

My Web 2.0 class is with the editor…  Started editing this weekend but got tired fast!

Another fun project on my plate, Multimedia and Moodle.

 

And finally, my name Shawn Wheeler and I welcome your comments and feedback. Drop me a note… my email address is – swheeler@shawnwheeler.name    

Remember, it is important enough to say to the class, it is important enough for the class to hear it again… Say it again with Podcasting! or What would you say… If the world could hear?

All web sites discussed on Adventures in Podcasting have been bookmarked on my Del.ic.ious  page tagged with AIP.  You may subscribe to these updates by clicking here.