Episode 19 is uploaded! It’s our longest yet, but we had a lot to cover. Our future episodes should be more in the 20 – 25 minute range, but this one is worth a listen. Here’s what we talked about…
*We have a few more interviews from TCEA to follow general podcast…
- David from Google–nice to chat with him about all the Google tools and Google Academy for Teachers–please bring it to Texas!
- Wayne–new teacher from Killeen; energized and excited about what he’s learned at TCEA
- Brenda from Hickory Creek; and just for fun, Brenda, here’s the link to the UK ads for Mac: http://www.apple.com/uk/getamac/ads/
Tim Wilson — Apple Distinguished Educator friend who’s spearheading the podcasting of TCEA. We learned a LOT about equipment and can’t wait to talk to him further! For the Apple podcasts, go to http://ali.apple.com. In the right sidebar, under By Media find Podcasts, then Conference Connections then TCEA 2007. Or just click here.
Our take on David Warlick’s TECSIG lunch keynote.
St. Patrick’s Day Project
Grades PreK – 3
Porta Portal. Social bookmarking but with threaded tags – makes a neat view
A way to post to your blog via IM, but also set reminders to send to your IM. If used with forwarded IMs to mobile, great for reminders.
Finding reusable media
Six ways to find media you can legally use in presentations and other non-for-profit media.
Photoshop capabilities for free. Open Source, most of the same features as the pricey Photoshop. A way to get an entire lab using professional software on a budget.
Photo editing ONLINE! Curves, exposure, red-eye. Another free way to do photo editing with your class. Can pull from flickr account, yahoo, internet, or your computer. still in beta, new features being added
Free web app that lets you turn any image into a wall poster. You upload image, tell it how many 8.5×11 sheets you want it to cover, it splices and gives you image back as several images for you to print and piece together. Great for maps from Google? Maps in general? Great math lesson – how big with the end result be? How many pages will we need to cover this wall space?
PowerPoint on an iPod
Export your PP to jpg. put in a folder and synch to your ipod. Attach iPod to tv or projector w/ cables. great for not having to haul a laptop. will work wtih other mp3 players that can show photos, of course
Photocasting in iPhoto – subscribe to photo albums and get current updates in iPhoto as they happen. Different from static web sites that don’t really change.
- Flicker -> iPhoto – just paste the Flickr RSS feed into the box and submit.
- Flickr2Photocast – enter a username and/or tags and/or text and say how many pictures you want and how to sort.
- Photocastr – authenticate yourself and you can subscribe to your own feeds, or just use tags on all photos, or go by interestingness or group you’re subscribed to.
A classroom exchange program to assist in linking up with buddy classes across the globe. Anyone using this? Tell us what you think!
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