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Students and teachers from all over the world are learning from audio and video programs on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, netbooks, and other devices. Hundreds of free educational programs are available online. With a couple clicks, you can be learning about grammar, science, history, algebra...just about anything! A podcast typically has a web feed (known as RSS) that allows it to be cataloged in various podcasting directories like iTunes. When a podcast has a web feed, software and apps can subscribe to it. That means that new episodes are automatically downloaded. In most classrooms the teacher will find podcast episodes for students to listen to or watch. Creating podcasts has many educational benefits. Below are a collection of links that can be helpful when it comes to podcasting in schools.

BBC World Service | Learning English | The Blue Plaque Kid-Cast.COM - Podcasts for kids and by kids Best Free Podcasts - Rankings Podcasting - K12 Handhelds What is all the buzz about podcasting? What is podcasting, and why is it relevant to education? Podcasting is a way to post and distribute electronic media files online. Podcasts are of interest because they provide an easy way to get engaging multimedia content out to a dispersed group of people, who can listen to it whenever and wherever they like on a variety of readily-available platforms. A podcast is generally a regularly-produced series of these posts, similar to a series of radio broadcasts, episodes in a television series, or entries in a personal journal. Because podcasts can be produced and broadcast relatively inexpensively, a large number of both amateur and professional podcasts are available. Podcasts can be downloaded to you automatically as soon as they are available with no special action on your part. So how is podcasting relevant to education? A teacher uses her cell phone to create a podcast with daily homework assignments and other classroom information. Microphones

The Advanced Suite is Officially Offline As per this blog post from July, we have officially closed the advanced suite of Flash tools (previously located at in order to focus on our new company direction powering the photo experience in 3rd party apps. While we hoped that everyone would have taken the time to retrieve their files since our notice, we recognize that the message may not have been seen by everyone. Therefore, if you were not able to retrieve all of your files to date, please contact us at from the email address associated with your account to help retrieve your files. While the tools will remain offline, we may continue to explore new homes in whole or in part, for specific elements of the suite. I would like to make a few recommendations for alternate tools to try: I have a number of thank yous to make, but I'll leave out names because there are so many and I don't want to risk leaving anyone out: Thank you to the dozens of press outlets who covered the advanced suite.

An Introduction to Twitter Audio Cards | MavSocial Twitter launches its latest addition to the social media marketer’s arsenal – Twitter Audio Cards. Previously, the Twitter platform was one long stream of text. Now, an audio stream has a special place on the Twitter platform thanks to what is called a ‘Twitter Player Card’. One of the Twitter cards is called a ‘Twitter Audio Card’ and this has enhanced Twitter by allowing users to embed audio sound files – which are mainly in an MP3 format – directly into their tweets. This means that brands can now more effectively engage audiences, drive traffic to their websites and generate more leads. Twitter Audio Cards was launched in a partnership with Soundcloud – a German based online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share their originally created audio files – in 2014. The ability to listen to audio files is available for users on both Android, iOS mobile devices and desktop web based browsing consumption. The Current State of Twitter Cards