Friday, November 17, 2006

PFT Episodes 60-63 Google, iFrogz, Science and Baby Monsters for Education!

PFT Vol 2 Episode 12 (63)
Change is in the Air: Education, Newspapers, Science and Wikis!

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Google Wiki, School Online Newspapers, Texting and Spelling and Scientists Ask Can Video Games Save Education?

Google adds Jotspot as wiki feature
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6705
Google gadgets to provide a dashboard for the desktop
Kathy calls them "go-go" google gadgets
http://desktop.google.com/en/features.html#gadgets

Scottish Accepting Student Tech Spelling
Commentary: Texting could liberate spelling Texting's abbreviated jargon, which Scottish examiners recently decided to accept in student test answers, could spark a much-needed revolution in British spelling, writes Simon Jenkins in The Guardian. Purists have, for far too long jealously guarded the illogical spelling of British words, to the frustration of students of English everywhere, he says. The Guardian (London) (11/3)
School Newspapers Online
Stop the presses: School newspapers moving online
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=6706

Discussion of political change can mean for education includes,
Mark and Kathy, your PFT cohosts on ed tech full tilt :
The political vote and data role in it
Geeks like us tracking results- 1 if by tv, 2 if by internet, 3 we need more!
Lessons about the role of digital information
Talk of possible increased funding for ed tech

Scientists: Can video games save education?
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showstory.cfm?ArticleID=6655
Shout-Out to Listener- Example of Ed Tech Application
Dr. Joselyn Todd at Cary Academy
Students visit Duke University medical simulation lab
12 year-old and 13-year old students use human simulation devices to perform endoscopy!
Voice message sent via on a feed to PFT

MP3 Player and Voice Recorder from PFT- Fordham RETC
Fordham RETC - Combo MP3 / Voice Recorder PlayerMP3 Player, USB Drive, Voice Recorder (256 MB )
This device is nearly everything a teacher, podcaster or other busy professional needs. Don't let the small size fool you. Features included are:
MP3 Player / 256 MB USB Drive / Voice Recorder
Only $39.95 and through a special arrangement this helps support PFT
Musicians in PFT Episode 63: Russell Malone
Download song"He Said What?" (mp3)" or
purchase at iTunes Music Store (support the musicians)
PFT ANNOUNCEMENTS
2nd Annual PFT Best Educational Podcast Competition- 5 Categories
Deadline will be May 1, 2007 More Information Here
News FLASH

PFT Past Episodes now available on CD http://www.bxmedia.net/bxm0024-full.htm
Over 50 episodes on 3 cds !!! volumes 1,2 and 3
Check it Out!

iLEARNRADIO.ORG - "Virtual learning for the digital age.."
Be sure to check out the only Internet Radio Station with educational broadcasting 24/7
From PFT's ed tech learning to Japanese, On the Wing (Bird Watching) and Dans Mathcast!
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 web site portal http://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.

Fordham RETC ToolbarLet your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/K_KING/Desktop/mailto@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 x8055OR Join us in the PFT online discussion board at Learningtimes.org: (Click Here)PFT's name is service marked by Fordham University, 2006
PFT 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 11 (62) 11/6/06

PFT Vol 2 Episode 11 (62)
Follies, Homeruns, Haptics, IE 7, RSS Feed Readers, and Author Interview of a Ground-Breaking Book.


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World Premiere Interview of International Publication,
Of course...on PFT, Techpod!

Bang and Olufsen Cellphone folly??
Yes it is a cell phone Dorothy.
$1200 please.....
Sansa e200 with SD slot
Produced by Sandisk---- Review by CNET
Blind Lose Reassuring Voice - "Talking Newspaper" goes silent
Book "I Can Do It Myself"
Glenda Watson Hyatt Booksbyglenda.com soon to be released
and to be available thru http://www.bxmedia.net%20/
JAWS technology Screen reading technologies
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_downloads/jaws.asp
List and description of screen readers
http://www.magnifiers.org/links/Download_Software/Screen_Readers/
Students get a feel for haptics
Virtual-reality technology helps med students, and others, simulate sense of touch
From e Schoolnews
In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year
Join Kathy and Mark's discussion of this article!
Internet Explorer 7 with RSS reader embedded!
New version of IE 7 has more fully been released. We discuss it is still some what buggy, but many
great features for Internet security and ALSO EASY access to rss feeds
RSS Feed readers alternatives
Kathy also suggest you can use GOOGLE for your rssfeed reader
if you use Google home page (then select personalised home page at the top)
you can set up a spot on it for recewviin your feeds....
also if you use gmail you can have your rssfeed display at the top of the screen
CREATE NO COST program FEEDREADER another very easy solution... slick, quick, very easy to run and keep you updated
Author Interview: Dr. Kathy King's Newest Book

First-ever insights into education around the globe....
Comparative Adult Education Around the Globe.
Now available worldwide through the US distributors at: http://www.bxmedia.net/
Edited by Dr. King and Dr. Wang. Published, Zhejiang Univ Press- China

Exclusive worldwide distribution by BX Media LLC, Socorro, NM http://www.bxmedia.net/

Musicians in PFT Episode 62 : The Shanghai Restoration Project:
Download song: "Pearl Tower (Instrumental)" (MP3, 192kbps) or
purchase at iTunes Music Store (support the musicians)
PFT ANNOUNCEMENTS
2nd Annual PFT Best Educational Podcast Competition- 5 Categories
Deadline will be May 1, 2007 More Information Here

News FLASH
PFT Past Episodes now available on CD
http://www.bxmedia.net/bxm0024-full.htm
Over 50 episodes on 3 cds !!! volumes 1,2 and 3
Check it Out!

iLEARNRADIO.ORG - "Virtual learning for the digital age.."
Be sure to check out the only Internet Radio Station with educational broadcasting 24/7
From PFT's ed tech learning to Japanese, On the Wing (Bird Watching) and Dans Mathcast!
http://www.ilearnradio.org/

Abundant PFT resources are available through our web site portal http://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.


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Vol 2 Episode 10 (61) 10/30/06

PFT Vol 2 Episode 10 (61)
Ed Tech Spook Stories: From Creepy Stories to Virtual Body Snatchers;
Baby Monsters and Tadpoles


Sydney Morning Herald (Virtual) Body Snatchers
The digital finger is pointing at truants
West Virginia 's Daily Athenaeum, Ry Rivard
Opinion: Tech isn't the key to a quality education West Virginia 's Daily Athenaeum, Ry Rivard
Creepy Story of the Year - Say it isn't so.....
“Classroom is an iPod? The Northern Star online

John Zacherly --- Who would have thought it? Zacherly on the web!!!!
http://www.zacherly.com/
Halloween.com -- all sorts of things Halloween
Please note use with your discretion- lots of things to explre... PFT does not vouch for all of it :)

My Baby Monsters Collaborative Books : Michael Baumgarten
Children story telling
Examples: Monkeys Ate My Nose, Little Bird Tells Her First Joke
http://mybabymonsters.com/collaborative_storytelling_for_children/
ifrogz.com 15% PFT Discount!

It Pays to Listen to Podcast for Teachers!
Discount for PFT -- Special PFT listener discount: Type in "Teacher" in the coupon code only at the ifrogz.com link
This is offer will be good until 11/25/06 -- Thank you ifrogz.com !!! ribbittt-- ribbittt
Also CHECK it OUT! the tadpole(tm) for the preschoolers....

iPod 5th Birthday
Check out one of the many many articles on the topic (this one from CNET)
Hear Mark and Kathy discuss the time line, adoption and impact on podcasting....

Paradigm Shift?
HEADLINE: A paradigm shift for school software?
From e-school News

Net Day- Info Kits- Survey
Nov. 1- Nov 30, 2006 Sign-in and be heard!
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6653

360 Degrees of Digital Conference
Fordham RETC presents about teach professional develop
Was held 10/24/06 Sponsored by Center for Digital Education
Mark Gura, Dr. D'Agustino, Dr. Tillman--- presenting responses to the projects across the city
http://www.centerdigitaled.com/conference.php?confid=340

Google for Educators
Welcome to Google for Educators: http://www.google.com/educators
Use Google online resources and the use the face to face pd to focus more on curriculum design with technology
rather than JUST techlearning
Graphics Arts Software
Corel and Adobe released products which have powerful desktop publishing, websites, templates, and back ed functions,
that enable schools to independently take care of these needs. The products also seem to be very well integrated

So Let's hear some of your feedback about these 2 moderately priced high powered software solutions.
"Pointy The Pyramid Pumpkin" Halloween song
Dr. Elmo's Halloween Heebie Jeebies
Dr. Elmo Laughing Stock Download "Pointy The Pyramid Pumpkin" (MP3, 192kbps)
Buy at iTunes Music Store

PFT ANNOUNCEMENTS
2nd Annual PFT Best Educational Podcast Competition-
5 Categories
Deadline will be May 1, 2007
More Information Here
News FLASH
PFT Past Episodes now available on CD http://www.bxmedia.net/bxm0024-full.htm
Over 50 episodes on 3 cds !!! volumes 1,2 and 3 Check it Out!

iLEARNRADIO.ORG - "Virtual learning for the digital age.."
Be sure to check out the only Internet Radio Station with educational broadcasting 24/7
From PFT's ed tech learning to Japanese, On the Wing (Bird Watching) and Dans Mathcast! http://www.ilearnradio.org/

Abundant PFT resources are available through our web site portal http://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.

Fordham RETC Toolbar
Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to mailto@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 x8055OR Join us in the PFT online discussion board at Learningtimes.org: (Click Here)PFT's name is service marked by Fordham University, 2006
PFT content is developed, produced and (c) by Fordham RETC, King and Gura, 2006.

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

"More Ed Tech You Can Use Today and Tomorrow!"
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PFT Vol 2 Episode 9 (60)
Google for Educators, Fruits, ifrogz and Substitute Teachers' Worst Nightmares

* Google for Educators - New Resources and opportunities- tune in for the info and review!

* Short Takes
BX Radio Provides Apple Humor! Peter Yanke
Check out Peter Yanke's Column "Joke of the Month" Apple Sues 3M Corporation??????
at BX Radio Writer's Corner 411 SoapBox The Truth on the Trademark of Podcast
Listen to Podcast 411's Rob Walch give his view on his Soap Box episode

http://www.podcast411.com/
* ifrogz.com - neuvo ipod cover-- design your own, fun interactive website also
ifrogz.com Discount for PFT -- Special PFT listener discount type in "Teacher"
in the coupon code only at the ifrogz.com link above

Substitute Teacher's Worse Nightmare?
Sub's tech limitations cause trouble from the Texarkana Gazette

Google For Educators
Discussion --- Insights-- Reactions ????
http://www.google.com/educators/index.html

Article in Silicon.com: Google turns into teachers' pet (from Silicon.com)http://networks.silicon.com/webwatch/0,39024667,39163143,00.htm

IODA the Independent Online Distribution Alliance http://www.iodalliance.com/
Promonet is the promotional network of IODA http://promonet.iodalliance.com/login.php
Find great podsafe music here which preserve the rights of the artists!

360 Degrees of Digital Conference sponsored by Center for Digital Education
"Low cost no cost resources for your classroom" Presentation by Fordham RETC's
Drs. D'Agustino and Tillman and Mark Gura... Awesome!
60 Degrees of Digital
Lerner Hall, Columbia University2920 Broadway, New York, NYConference Dates: October 24, 2006
This forum is designed to provide New York City administrators with an opportunity to experience education technology, as well as get a vision for what a digital classroom really means.
Online Int'l Podcasting Expo
Dr. King presented two sessions along with 40 other sessions
Buy the CD at 2nd Annual PFT Best Educational Podcast Competition-
5 Categories
Deadline will be May 1, 2007
More Information Here

News FLASH
PFT Past Episodes now available on CD
http://www.bxmedia.net/bxm0024-full.htm
Over 50 episodes on 3 cds !!! volumes 1,2 and 3
Check it Out!

iLEARNRADIO.ORG - "Virtual learning for the digital age.."
Be sure to check out the only Internet Radio Station with educational broadcasting 24/7
From PFT's ed tech learning to Japanese, On the Wing (Bird Watching) and Dans Mathcast! 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 web site portal http://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.

Fordham RETC Toolbar
Let your cohosts Mark and Kathy know how you use podcasts with your students and email your comments and questions to file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/K_KING/Desktop/mailto@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 x8055OR Join us in the PFT online discussion board at Learningtimes.org: (Click Here)PFT's name is service marked by Fordham University, 2006

PFT 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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