Friday, November 17, 2006

PFT Episodes 51-56 More Ed Tech Keeps Coming

PFT Vol 2 Episode 5 (56)
Technology Horse Race: Tech Gone Wild!


From Japan to the Vatican, Microsoft to Korea, Resources and Virtual Communities, More News, Views and Ed Tech You Can Use!

Two for the Books!
Japanese Prime Minister Has Been Emailing the Nation!
Boston Cardinal Blogging Microsoft- Free- Office Software?
Thin Clients!
Fournier Device
Cell Phone and Classroom Debate
Many Resources!
Virtual Education Resources- Article by Mark Gura and Bernard Percy


From the ‘Two for the Books’ file:
Japan's Koizumi's Candid, Quirky Years of E-Mail Exchange: The weekly musings of Japan's outgoing leader have been political, personal, unpredictable. LA Times, Bruce Wallace, 9/17/06

Boston Cardinal Launches Vatican Blog

From the “let the games begin!” category –
Microsoft May Offer Free Ad-Supported Office

Continuing $100 Laptop/Computer Discussion Topics
One-to-one Computing for Under $100 Eschool News Article
* Company touts thin-client solution as viable alternative with few drawbacks”


Technology & Learning Article Sept 2006

"Fourier Systems NOVA 5000 – This slick handheld computing device covers all the bases”

Cell Phone and School Discussion

Article: “Class, Open Your Phones – Mobile phones have the potential to be must-have educational tools.”

Technology & Learning Article Sept 2006 by Terry Freedman

Article: Schools struggle to answer cell phone disruptions

Bergen Record, MSN article about cell phones 9/21/2006 by Bruce Meyerson, Associate Press

PFT Resources
Reach the World

Virtual field trips/participate and interact with leaders/multidisciplinary – topical…much of it FREE

Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca

A set of FREE teaching resources: quizmaker, action mazes, Language Teaching Clip Art Library, etc. Suggested by David Bellel, who has examples of multimedia quizzes he’s created on his blog – Pseudo Intellectualism.


TeachingBooks
An online repository of videos – and other format – resources –i.e. author interviews, visits to authors studios, etc.) FREE trial subscription www.teachingbooks.net/show.cgi?f=about


PFT ANNOUNCEMENT

Portable Media and Podcasting Conference - ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
Mark and Kathy Presenting


iLEARNRADIO.ORG - "Virtual learning for the digital age.."

Be sure to check out the only Internet Radio Station with educational broadcasting 24/7
http://www.ilearnradio.org

All the web resources for our PFT podcasts are available at http://www.podcastforteachers.org/ResourcesbyPodcast.html
Abundant PFT resources are available through our website portal www.podcastforteachers.org and the to our PFT @ Learningtimes.org online community for the fully searchable database of all episodes, posting episode feedback, and more.


Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to

Email: podcastforteachers@gmail.com


Leave a message on our LearningTimes "Record-by-Phone" line:
1-800-609-9006 x8055 Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 678-255-2174 x8055

OR Join us in the PFT online discussion board at Learningtimes.org: (Click Here)

PFT's name and content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

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"More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"

PFT Vol 2 Episode 4 (55)

ToothTunes, New iPODS, Zune, Zune, Zune and NASA
  • ToothTunes
  • New Ipod announcements
  • Zune from Microsoft
  • PFT News for You!
  • Grist for the PFT Mill!
  • NASA announcment and discussion with Mark and Kathy
  • ToothTunes- Mark says it's 7 pounds? Daily Mail – UK article

    I'm a punk toothbrush ... you're a blues toothbrush
    The amazing invention that plays music as you clean your teeth ... via your jawbone…

    David Pogue Video: The NEW iPods

    New York Times - Circuit Section- written and online
    Check out his video antics!
    Will Zune Take Down iPod?
    Microsoft's New MP3 Player
    Could Rival Apple's
    Ubiquitous White Gizmo
    (CBS News) http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/14/tech/main2008390.shtml

    SHOUT OUT TO LISTENER

    John Evans - Professional Development Resources

    The IMYM Tutorials Blog at http://nlcommunities.com/communities/joevans/default.aspx a blog that I host to promote technology integration in the schools in the Prairie Rose School Division in Manitoba, Canada.

    The IMYM Tutorials Wiki at http://joevans/pbwiki.com I have used this wiki as a delivery tool for Professional Development sessions in our province

    The Teacher Wellness Wiki at http://wellteacher.pbwiki.com . I have presented Wellness workshops to teachers across our province for the last 7 years as part of the Primary Prevention Team with the Manitoba Teachers' Society.


    PFT ANNOUNCEMENT
    Portable Media and Podcasting Conference - ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
    Mark and Kathy Presenting
    http://www.portablemediaexpo.com/saturday2006.htm#K12

    KUDOS TO FRENCH SCHOOLS FOR DIGITAL MEDIA STUDY

    French schools use memory sticks to cut backpack load
    About 13,000 secondary students in the Alpes-Maritimes region of southern France this fall are toting 512-megabyte memory sticks loaded with selected textbooks as part of a plan to ease backpack burdens. Teachers will also make lessons available for downloading from school Web sites.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2355432.html

    GRIST FOR THE PFT MILL--- HERE IT COMES......
    NASA aims to recruit future scientists -- A DIFFERENT WAY OF SUPPORTING FUTURE SCIENTISTS
    New education 'framework' outlines plan to engage students in STEM disciplines
    By Laura Ascione, Assistant Editor, eSchool News
    Did it take us this long? - Merits, possibilities, the real meaning? Ring in with your opinions.

    iLEARNRADIO.ORG - "Virtual learning for the digital age.."

    Be sure to check out the only Internet Radio Station with educational broadcasting 24/7
    http://www.ilearnradio.org

    All the web resources for our PFT podcasts are available at http://www.podcastforteachers.org/ResourcesbyPodcast.html

    Fordham RETC Toolbar


    Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to

    Email: podcastforteachers@gmail.com

    Leave a message on our LearningTimes "Record-by-Phone" line:
    1-800-609-9006 x8055 Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 678-255-2174 x8055

    OR Join us in the PFT online discussion board at Learningtimes.org: (Click Here)

    PFT's name and content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

    "More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"

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    Vol 2 Episode 3 (54) 9/11/06
    PFT Vol 2 Episode 3 (54) Media Literacy Blips to Fakes, Books, Wikis, and Art History

    Best Podcast Interview- Professor Umbach and Distance Education Book Interview, Blips on the Radar
  • Fake TV! Wag the Dog in Reality?
  • Wiki HOW?
  • Book Interview: New Distance Education Grant Book Announced- Dr. Kathy King and Dr. Joan Griggs Editors
  • PFT Best Podcast in Higher Education Winner- Art History on the MOVE!
    Interview with Professor Greg "Fritz" Umbach, John Jay College, CUNY, NYC
  • Blips on The Radar

Apple Night -- Featuring student work with technology

http://www.apple.com/education/schoolnights/

"How to QuickFlicks???" How to Windows Media Player- and we use what?

Check it out on our resource page: http://www.podcastforteachers.org/resourcesbypodcast.html

Article: Google Makes Books Available for Download to the Public!

http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/print_publicdomain.html

Main site is at books.google.com

Comparisons

Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/ and...Active since 1971! 19,000 books available; 2 million ebooks downloaded each month!
Librivox- TEXT AND AUDIO ALL FREE Books in the public domain- www.librivox.org
Resource: Wiki HOW? The How-To Manual that Anyone Can Write or Edit

How to WIKI- Entry: http://www.wikihow.com/ Main-page
RANT ON: Kathy on the Soap Box -- MEDIA LITERACY:

Fake TV! Wag the Dog in Reality? Study and Report
from Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, Center for Media and Democracy
http://prwatch.org/fakenews/execsummary
http://www.prwatch.org/pdfs/NFNPDFExt6.pdf
New Distance Education Grant Book Announced- Dr. Kathy King and Dr. Joan Griggs Editors

Hear the interview about this book which provides analysis of 40 grants funded by US Department of Education
Published by Atwood Publishing book information at http://www.bxmedia.net/9781891859632-full.htm
PFT Best Podcast in Higher Education Winner- Art History on the MOVE!

Interview with Asst. Professor Greg "Fritz" Umbach, John Jay College, CUNY, NYC
Innovative use of podcasting as support in teaching Art History as students tour fabulous art museums
Tremendous content development with pedagogical innovation
Principles: understand content, understand audience needs
Article in CUNY Matters Newsletter Summer 2006 about Asst. Prof. Umbach
http://www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/news/cuny_matters/archives/2006/cm_summer06_6.26.pdf
Great quote: coursecasting = fossilizing education
All the web resources for our PFT podcasts are available at http://www.podcastforteachers.org/ResourcesbyPodcast.html

Abundant PFT resources are available through our website portal www.podcastforteachers.org and the to our PFT @ Learningtimes.org online community for the fully searchable database of all episodes, posting episode feedback, and more.

Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to Email: podcastforteachers@gmail.com

Leave a message on our LearningTimes "Record-by-Phone" line:
1-800-609-9006 x8055 Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 678-255-2174 x8055

PFT's name and content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

"More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"

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Vol 2 Episode 2 (53) 9/4/06
PFT Vol 2 Episode 2 (53) Winners, Wikis and Pluto!

Best Podcast Interview- Jeff Bradley- Science, Music, Innovation to the Max!

Now Bolivia Can Do Windows
School Websites Using Ads
Wikis to the Rescue- Pluto and Wikipedia "E-mail Easy" Receive our podcast by e-mail!

Via:
PuPu Platter- Podcast flashplayer
Interview with PFT Best Podcast Award Winner- Jeff Bradley
With Slauson Podcast, Teacher Topcast and more.....
PFT SHORT TAKES

Now Bolivia Can Do Windows- Now in Quechua - native language of High Andes

10 million people having language access, although a poor population in general

Scientific advancement--- Pluto no longer a planet AND Wikis to the rescue- Wikipedia that is....pros and cons...

The PuPuPlayer- Media flash player for podcasts and mp3's check it our on our webpage -- it provides access to the previous episodes as well as the show notes, and more!

Podcast for Teachers Best Podcast Award Interviews:

Great interview with Jeff Bradley-- Science Teacher, Curriculum Innovation, Reaching Parents,

Motivation with Music and Educational Innovation to the MAX!

Insights about learning to integrate podcasts with curriculum and student needs; helping colleagues learn as well.

Here are his podcasts

www.IPSBradley.com .......classroom website
www.teacherstopcast.com... teachers segment podcast
www.GuyInATie.com ........Indie Music podcast
www.SlausonPodShow.com ....school radio show
www.LoveAndLogicGuyInATie.com
www.WiseGise.com .....Girls Involved in Science and Engineering become WISE (WomenISE)
All the web resources for our PFT podcasts are available at http://www.podcastforteachers.org/ResourcesbyPodcast.html


Portable Media and Podcasting Conference
Mark and Kathy Presenting
http://www.portablemediaexpo.com/saturday2006.htm#K12

Abundant PFT resources are available through our website portal www.podcastforteachers.org and the to our PFT @ Learningtimes.org online community for the fully searchable database of all episodes, posting episode feedback, and more.

Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to Email: podcastforteachers@gmail.com

Leave a message on our LearningTimes "Record-by-Phone" line:
1-800-609-9006 x8055 Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 678-255-2174 x8055

PFT's name and content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

"More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"

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Vol 2 Episode 1 (52) 8/28/06
PFT Vol 2 # 1 (53) CONTROL / SHIFT > From Content Consumer to Content Producer

From game design to textbooks on PDF to techno tasking?

Microsoft game design- web-based
Podcasting goes mainstream via Mommycast
$100 Laptop Revealed!
It's all grist for the PFT mill
Kidpix
Ranting On- Multitasking Study- What is the question??
Short Takes:

Microsoft to sell game-design software: New tools will help students create and share video game; software giant hopes to spark more interest in computer programming. (eSchool News online)

Ads Coming to Textbooks (AP)

Considering alternate models of publishing textbooks?

Mommycast Podcast on CBS Early Show

Podcasting makes mainstream media- also their major sponsorship story

Kidpix with features for iPod and iLife

Good News: Calif. Schools adopt digital history program:

Digital materials replace the need for textbooks in Calif.History classes.

From eSchool News

Tantrum of the Week:

Study: Multitasking hinders learning? (eSchool News online)

Abundant PFT resources are available through our website portal www.podcastforteachers.org and the to our PFT @ Learningtimes.org online community for the fully searchable database of all episodes, posting episode feedback, and more.
Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to Email: podcastforteachers@gmail.com

Leave a message on our LearningTimes "Record-by-Phone" line:
1-800-609-9006 x8055 Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 678-255-2174 x8055

OR Join us in the PFT online discussion board at Learningtimes.org: (Click Here)

PFT's name and content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

"More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"
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Episode 51 8/21/06

PFT 51 Podcasting Grows, Tips, Tricks, Interview, and Resources for
Schools and Teachers.

One Laptop per Child for Thailands (USA Today);

Tech humor registration for podcasting on cellphone (VoiceIndigo) reveals humorous questions!

Podcast for Teachers book in process- updated research being shared;

Podcast software to find and retrieve podcasts: podcatchers:

jpodder ( http://jpodder.com ),
juice (used to be ipodder)
Fireant ( http://www.getfireant.com ),
Doppler Radio ( http://www.dopplerradio.net ),
Odeo.com ( http://www.odeo.com ).

Neilsen's data regarding growth of Podcasting.

Book recommendations
Rob Walch and Murr Lafferty Tricks of the Podcast Masters(2006)
Felix and Stolarz Hands-on guide to video blogging and podcasting.(2006)
Geoghegan, M. W., & Klass, D. (2005). Podcast solutions: The complete guide to podcasting
ASCD SmartBrief- Closing the Gap Publication- Policy recommendations;

Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh using robotics in schools with curriculum;

Shout outs to podcasts - Ira Krakow's about the US Constitution - companion podcast and blog http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheUnitedStatesConstitution/

and Eric's Podcast "Paradigm Shift" http://www.paradigmshiftpodcast.org

Clips from Podcast 411 Interview Rob Walch and Kathy King and Podcast for Teachers and CoolCast Radio
Clips from Podcast 411 interview:
First computer,
Favorite podcasts,
What is PFT?,
CoolCast Radio and iLearn Radio using Internet radio as a bridge to podcasts!;
Models of PD: teachers learning technology
Hear it on iLearn Radio Podcast also: http://ilearnradio.blogspot.com or http://media.libsyn.com/media/retc/ilearnradio_3.mp3

Abundant PFT resources are available through our website portal www.podcastforteachers.org and the to our PFT @ Learningtimes.org online community for the fully searchable database of all episodes, posting episode feedback, and more.

Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to Email: podcastforteachers@gmail.com

Leave a message on our LearningTimes "Record-by-Phone" line:
1-800-609-9006 x8055 Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 678-255-2174 x8055
PFT's name and content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

"More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"

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