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The Secret to Student Podcasting « Tech:-)Happy. Is podcasting something you’ve wanted to do for a while, but have just never set aside the time to get it going? Podcasting enables students a tool to publish what they are learning, and also, it allows parents and family members to be able to not only hear their loved ones via the internet, but also to subscribe to a podcast via iTunes. The first hurdle is finding a site to host our recordings, as iTunes does not host directly.

There are many pod-hosters out there. One I recommend is called Podbean ( Podbean is easy to set up a free account (100mb storage space is pretty limiting, so if and when things grow, I may decide to upgrade to a paid subscription), and the layout is similar to other blog sites, so the learning curve is fairly easy. Once you have your account at podbean set up and your first podcast recorded, you can submit your feed to iTunes (go to this page for the step-by-step procedures within iTunes).

Got some other ideas about podcasting in the elementary classroom? 2¢ Worth. Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference.

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I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. Sadly, I missed the second day of the conference. I would first offer some constructive criticism to NCTIES , and to all such ed-tech conferences across the nation and around the world. You do a fabulous job of offering dynamic learning experiences for teachers who are new to teaching or new to utilizing contemporary information and communication technologies in their classrooms.

The only idea I can think of is to have one or two session rooms devoted to unconference topics. Now to the surprises It was in the student showcase, a part of most ed-tech conferences that I often miss, using it as an opportunity to visit the exhibitors or dash up to my room for something or other. “No software. After my hesitation, she continued, “..the game master.” And then, 1 Warlick, David. Blog » A Worldwide Audience for Six Year Olds? Cross posted on TechLearning Advisor Blog Podcasting has been around for a while now.

Blog » A Worldwide Audience for Six Year Olds?

It has also made it’s entry into the world of schools. Teachers of younger students are venturing into the world of digital storytelling in the classroom and are recording their students digitally. The benefits for students to practice skills such as the following are part of a growing list. listeningspeakingpresentingcomprehensionstorytellingperformancevoice actingoral fluencymediatechnology I believe that there is an added bonus, one that we are just beginning to explore with the younger crowd is the benefit of a having a worldwide audience.

I am curious to find out if having a global audience makes a difference to six year olds or not? Does having a Global Audience make a difference? Over the weekend, comments with observations, encouragement, and commendation were pouring in. The following school day, students were sitting at their desks listening eagerly to me read the comments for them. Like this: Free Technology for Teachers. November Learning. Always learning.