Podcasting Workshop – Resources

I'm leading a workshop on Podcasting in the Classroom, and have started to gather some tips and resources on my wiki.  Stop by to check out the presentation as well as my podcasting links.

Get Started with Podcasting

In preparing for a podcasting workshop this week, I've been collecting new podcasting tutorials.  Some helpful finds: How to Podcast: Four Basic Steps - Plan, produce, publish, promote... How to Podcast - from Podcasting Tools Howstuffworks "How to Create Your Own Podcast" Make Your First Podcast How to Create Your Own Podcast - A Step-by-Step Tutorial on Podcasting Most of these tutorials rely on Audacity and the LAME...

Learn a Foreign Language Online – for free!

  Mango Languages - HomeMango beta is an online language learning system freely available to everyone. Learn at your own pace with a suite of features that make language learning more engaging and fun. (tags: multilingual free cooltools tutorials language/foreignlang)

Excellent Blogging and Wiki Resources

Kathy Cassidy -- Blogmeister An excellent model of blogging with younger students. Notice how the kids type their own posts and the adult 'editor' adds a readable translation. She also comments on the children's writing, encouraging more. The class posts photos, videos and more. (tags: ages06-09 examples trldsites blogging) Classroom Blogs and Wikis How can classroom communication and collaboration be enhanced with the usage of internet blogs? Created...

Designing Web Sites for Users with Learning Difficulties

Juicy Studio offers this article on Developing sites for users with Cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties:When people think about accessibility of web content, there's a tendency to concentrate on people with visual impairments. People with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties are often overlooked.This article by Roger Hudson, Russ Weakley, and Peter Firminger, examines the types of problems visitors may encounter when using the web, with insightful and practical...

SchoolNetAfrica.net

SchoolNetAfrica is a pan-African education portal for practitioners, policymakers and school communities across the continent with resources in English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Arabic. SchoolNetAfrica is made up of the African Education Knowledge Warehouse: SchoolNet Centre, which has tools and resources to support national SchoolNets Policy Centre, which provides resources and studies to support policy development on ICT integration in education Learner Centre, which houses resources for learners...

Converting a Newsletter into a Blog

Excellent series of articles by Lorelle VanFossen that teach a lot about blog design as well as the practicalities of converting a newsletter to a blog. This is a must-read for anyone designing a blog! Posted at www.blogherald.com

ATSTAR

ATSTART is an online curriculum for educators to learn more about Assistive Technology: Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources, made with the help of many of the good people I know through QIAT.ATSTAR is an online curriculum designed to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by helping teachers learn to use assistive technology in the classroom. Our core program is a series of online teacher training modules with...

‘Ning,’ Classroom 2.0 and AssistiveTech – a new world of connectedness

I have been a list serve fan for several years now, thanks to Joy Zabala and her good work at QIAT.  I feel like I've got a whole world of experts at the click of an email send button.  But often all that good insight and discussion gets lost in the archives, and I've longed for a 'better way.'  I keep thinking a wiki or two might do...

Combining Cool Tools

Okay, so now I'm blending Google Doc's new online presentation software with Plasq's cool and easy screenshot/annotating/uploading tool called Skitch. I think this has potential. The image is everything, because you write your step-by-step instructions right on it. Both students and teachers could use Skitch to create, snap or import images, then write and draw on them to give instructions, create maps or diagrams, indicate key features of...

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