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Teach with Tech Podcast Series (2005 - 2007)

UPDATED 3/21/07: TWENTY EPISODES NOW ONLINE!

The Instructional Consulting Office is pleased to announce "Teach with Tech," an innovative series of podcasts designed to provide IU School of Education faculty with timely, useful information about integrating technology into their teaching. What is a podcast? A podcast is like a short radio show in digital format. You can download the mp3 audio file and play it on your computer, or put it on your iPod or similar device and listen to the program at any time during your busy day--at the gym, walking across campus, between classes, etc. "Teach with Tech" is a fun, friendly show of around a half hour in which we will discuss the latest technology news, tools and tricks. Information you can immediately use in your teaching.

More Episode Information and Resources!

To view the web addresses associated with the resources mentioned on the shows, and additional resources that didn't make it into the podcasts, please visit our blog at http://teachwtech.blogspot.com.

Subscribe to this Podcast Series!

You can now subscribe to this series through iTunes. Then, when each new episode becomes available, it will immediately be downloaded.

 

CURRENT SHOW:

Episode 20 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Teaching in a Virtual World "

  • Episode 20 of "Teach with Tech" features an interview with Sarah Robbins, an instructor from Ball State University. She is using something called a multi-user virtual environment, specifically a program called Second Life, which allows students to meet online in a 3D world with visual representations of themselves called avatars, which interact in a constantly evolving, user-created universe of objects and places. Her teaching and research have been featured in articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times and USA Today. In this podcast episode, she shares her experience teaching in this unique environment and provides suggestions for other instructors, both secondary and college level, who are considering trying out Second Life.

PREVIOUS EPISODES: (Newest at Bottom of Page)

Episode 1: (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Podcasting Basics"

  • What is a podcast?
  • Some examples of educational podcasts
  • What is Macromedia Breeze?
  • Tech Tip

Episode 2 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Coursecasting and More!"

  • Podcasting lectures at Purdue
  • Oncourse Update: New Features
  • Mike Sassman from Apple provides information on using Keynote for presentations and Word for notetaking during lectures.
  • Mike Sassman discusses Apple's new iPod nano
  • Tech Tip: Phone/PDA use by K-12 administrators

Episode 3 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Attack of the Bonkcasts!"

  • Coursecasting (presenting lectures in podcast format): Boilercast, stanford.itunes.com, and the Chronicle of Higher Education weighs in on the topic
  • Some excellent podcasts for and by K-12 educators that you should check out--and one really fun podcast by 4-5th graders
  • Bonkcasting: My experiences creating podcasts and video webcasts with one of our faculty.
  • An interesting videocast/videoblog/screencast/whatever about topics such as PBL and tech, using the Internet to improve writing, etc.
  • A podcast for ESL students and more!

Episode 4: (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Blogs and Podcasts and Wikis, Oh My!"

  • We recommend an online video showcasing how blogs are used in a high school setting.
  • Want to create your own educational blog for free? We tell you where to do it.
  • We point you towards an interesting mp3 lecture from the AECT conference by David Wiley and Trey Martindale about blogs and wikis and RSS.
  • Are you an IU instructor who wants to deliver your lectures via podcast? We tell you how to get started.
  • We found a cool screencast about augmenting WebCT with other technologies, such as blogs and wikis, etc. You could also use these tools with Oncourse! How about creating a screencast instead of writing comments on student papers?
  • We discuss how wikis are used in a college English course.
  • Finally, we have a super secret surprise guest from the field of instructional technology!

Episode 5: (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Holidays are for Videoconferencing!"

  • News: Michigan K-12 students to be required to take online classes? Will Indiana follow suit?
  • News: Use and Abuse of Wikipedia online collaborative encyclopedia
  • Videoconferencing! With high-speed connections and cheap webcams available, why aren't you keeping in touch with your family and friends (or current/past students) this way
  • More Videoconferencing: K-12 video penpals! The IU SOE's Virtual Lab School project!
  • Learning Management Systems/Course Management Systems: Our recent experiences with Oncourse CL and new features for Spring 2006. E-Portfolios

Episode 5 is now available in 3 shorter segments, for those who are especially busy, but don't want to miss any "Teach with Tech"!

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Episode 6 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "iLife '06, Oncourse CL and Macworld"

  • iTunes U! Stanford and Michigan have it! Coming to IU?
  • Google Scholar -- Now with Chinese and Brazilian academic articles
  • Video-on-demand at IU: Streaming video on content-related subjects for your students!
  • My experiences with Oncourse CL, focusing on the Message Center
  • iLife '06: Latest version of this multimedia suite, featuring new web development, podcasting and blogging features.
  • An interview with Mike Sassman, our roving reporter, who visited the MacWorld convention in San Francisco.
  • A preview of the next episode featuring Shelly and Carson from Willowwood Elementary School in Omaha, NE.


Episode 7
: (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "K-12 Podcasting"

  • An interview focusing on K-12 podcasting with Tony Vincent, technology specialist from Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, NE. He describes his experiences with podcasting and reactions from students, teachers and parents. Tips and tricks for creating your own podcast are featured.

Episode 8 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "The Tech Teachers"

  • This podcast features a fun, informative interview with "The Tech Teachers," Ray and Hollye, who are high school teachers from Kansas City, MO, as well as prolific podcasters and videocasters. They are hosts of the popular "The Tech Teachers" pod/vidcast series, as well as "Hard Core Science," a new vidcast aimed at secondary science students and educators. They discuss their experiences as podcasters and teachers. This episode is just under twenty minutes long.

Episode 9 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Smelly Monkeys!"

  • This podcast features the third of a series of interviews with K-12 podcasters. This time, it's an interview with "The Smelly Monkeys," Gareth, Trevor and Simon Egerton, a father and his two twin 8-year-old sons, who have created 40-plus podcast episodes together. This episode focuses on this unique parent-child podcasting project, and the educational and family bonding benefits that have resulted. Why aren't you doing someting like this with your kids?

Episode 10 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Tips for Using Technology in Your Classroom--Tomorrow!"

  • This podcast features the fourth in our series of interviews. But this time, we step back from discussing the latest and greatest technologies, like podcasts, blogs and wikis.. This time, a number of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your classroom are discussed during an interview with Anne T. Ottenbreit-Leftwich, from the Indiana University School of Education.

Episode 11 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic "Back to School with a New Camera and Browser!"

  • The new school year is upon us, nearly, and I discuss how useful an inexpensive still camera that shoots DVD-quality video can be for an instructor, either at the college or K-12 level.. I also review Opera 9, an excellent new web browser that can make your planning and research for teaching more efficient. Finally, I discuss the recent Indiana Daily Student article about "podcasting coming to IU"--something Teach with Tech listeners heard about in Episode 9!

Episode 12 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic "Teaching with Wikis, Running with Leopard !"

  • Using wikis in the classroom, and highlights of the new Mac OSX version, Leopard, are described during this discussion with Mark Millard, of the Teaching and Learning Technologies Center at Indiana University. Implications for teachers of new Apple technologies like Time Machine (a backup utility), Web Clip, new iChat features, and others are featured.

Episode 13 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic "College Teaching Tech Tips!!"

  • A number of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into the college classroom are discussed during this interview with Anne T. Ottenbreit-Leftwich, from the Indiana University School of Education..

Episode 14 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic "International Student Media Festival!"

  • This episode features a few short, entertaining and informative interviews with teacher, parent and student participants of the International Student Media Festival, recently held in Dallas, Texas. This festival highlights the creative work of K-12 students in a number of formats, such as still photgraphy, web design, and digital video.

Episode 15 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic "Digital Video Analysis "

  • This episode features an interview with Jon Tapp, the Director of Computer Services at the Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. Jon is the developer of a program called ProcoderDV. ProcoderDV is designed for those doing qualitative analysis of digital video files, such as classroom interactions, counseling sessions, etc.

Episode 16 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic "What is Web 2.0?"

  • You've probably heard the term "Web 2.0"--it's in the news, advertisements, etc. But what does it mean, really? You are probably already using Web 2.0 in your teaching, research or personal life and not even realizing it. In this episode, I discuss educational implications of Web 2.0 with Mark Millard, from the Teaching and Learning Technologies Center at Indiana University.
  • The second part of the episode will feature a year-end roundup of interesting web-based tools that you can use in your teaching and research.

Episode 17 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "MacWorld Expo Report"

  • A report on the recent MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, including an educator's perspective on iPhone and AppleTV. A variety of software seen at the conference was described. Mark Millard, from the Teaching and Learning Technologies Center at Indiana University joins us once again for the discussion.

Episode 18 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Connect with Your Students Using Technology! "

Episode 19 : (click to listen, right-click and choose "Save As" to download)
Topic: "Special Education and Universal Design for Learning"

  • This episode looks at how students with special needs are using today's technology, with a special focus on the Universal Design for Learning model. Daniel McNulty, of the PATINS (Promoting Achievement through Technology and INstruction for All Students) Project, shares resources and ideas for implementing UDL in the classroom.

Stay Tuned! More Episodes to Come!