RE: [WWWEDU] Podcasting on Windows
- Hi Miguel,
Many thanks for the great resources on royalty free audio!
Alix E. Peshette
Technology Training Specialist
Davis Joint Unified School District
"Technology: opening minds with a new set of keys"
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Miguel Guhlin
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [WWWEDU] Podcasting on Windows
Since I posed the original question, I've had a few responses. Many
thanks! I've gathered these responses in a wiki for myself, and to
share. What's been fun is finding free royalty-free audio clips for use
among Windows/Linux folks...obviously Mac folks have Garageband.
Anyways, I've put the resources here:
Check item #6...that has lots of audio/music that is royalty free.
Director, Instructional Technology Services
San Antonio, Tx
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Claude Almansi wrote:
> the Internet Radio Project sounds stupendous, but does it allow you to
> have a separate RSS feed - podcast for your class project?
> If this is what you have in mind, Miguel, there are several podcast
> hosting solutions, and most are multiplatform, so "Windows" shouldn't
> an issue. However, limitations to the school system might be anand
> obstacle. But you could prepare the podcasts in class with the kids
> then upload them from home.here (or was it on the
> I use http://podhost.de <http://podhost.de> because it was presented
> Digital Divide Network list?) a few years ago and it is very simple tocould even directly record for
> use, but the interface is in German. A very easy solution is
> http://studio.odeo.com/ <http://studio.odeo.com/> (in theory, you
> the web there, but a) some school networks block this function; b)it's
> more fun for kids to also edit what they record).the 1.3.2 beta version, which hasn't
> As to the editing software, like Cheryl, I use audacity
> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ <http://audacity.sourceforge.net/> -
> had glitches so far, but maybe for school you'd better stick to thelast
> stable one. It is multiplatform and free as in free beer and as infreedom.
>way to create?
> You can record directly into Audacity too, btw.
> Cheryl Wolotira ha scritto:
>> I'm not sure quite what you're looking for: content to listen to or a
>>upload the programs to the Internet Radio Project (www.projectkir.org)
>> If it's creation, we use Audacity as our sound editor, and then
Both Audacity and KIRP are free and KIRP is designed with students in
mind, and is moderated, so the content is appropriate.
>>Windows platform? I'm looking for simple, grades 3-5 friendly titles.
>> Hope this helps!
>> Cheryl Wolotira
>> Educational Technology Coordinator
>> The Northwest School
>>>>> mguhlin@... <mailto:mguhlin%40yahoo.com> 2/16/2007 8:46 AM
>> Howdy! My apologies for cross-posting.
>> Does anyone have a solid, low/no-cost solution for podcasting on the
>> Thank you,
>> Miguel Guhlin
>> San Antonio, Texas
>> mguhlin@... <mailto:mguhlin%40yahoo.com>
>> http://www.mguhlin.net <http://www.mguhlin.net>
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- Great collection, Miguel, thanks: I've bookmarked it on del.icio.us.
Just one doubt about having the Internet Archive under "4.1 Audio
Only". You can also upload videos (and of course text) to the Internet
Archive. Actually, if you upload videos to blip.tv, you have the
option to automatically upload them to the Internet Archive as well.
BTW, uploading things to the Archive is via FTP, unless you use
Explorer. And the firefox extension Fire FTP
http://fireftp.mozdev.org/ is a multiplatform FTP client that works
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- Glenda and others:
Podcasting is the process of delivering content via RSS feed and
specialized aggregators known as "podcatchers." The advantage of this
mode of delivery is that it can be done on a schedule during a low-load
period of computer usage.
Typically, this content is audio, but it can be anything -- text, video,
Audio programming can be offloaded onto mp3 players, providing the
opportunity to provide content away from the computer.
There are a lot of sources for content, and finding appropriate content
is always a challenge. See podcastpickle.com and podcastalley.com for
nicely indexed content sources.
Check out http://podiobooks.com for serialized fiction [disclaimer: i
have a title there and some interest in promoting that site] but there
are a lot of other choices. I think Podiobooks is an interesting site
because it takes the idea of serialized fiction and updates it to modern
Hope this is useful.
> Hello Miguel. As a new teacher in adolescent education, I am
> interested in the various uses of technology in the classroom.
> However, I am not familiar with podcasting and how it is used to aid
> students in instruction. Can you briefly inform me how this
> particular technology is used in the classroom. Thank you.
> Glenda Murillo
- Howdy everyone!
This is Eric Curts, the tech specialist at North Canton City Schools, in
North Canton, Ohio. Over the past few months I have seen some posts about
podcasting tools and using blogs in schools, and I finally decided to come
out of lurkdom and pass along some info that may be helpful...
Over the past seven years I have developed a free web design program for
schools. Right now the program is used by about 45 districts across Ohio.
The program is called POW-PAK (Personal Online Web Page Authoring Kit).
If you are not familiar with the program, here are the basics:
- The program is free, no strings attached.
- Schools load it on their own web server, so they have total control over
- It is designed to be very easy for non-techie teachers to use, but still
- Teachers can use it to make full-featured web sites with blogs, podcasts
(with automatically-generated iTunes-compatible feeds), calendars,
WebQuests, lesson plans, link pages, file pages, word searches, custom
pages, and much more.
Well, the latest version of POW-PAK was just released with lots of new
features. You can get all the details at the website I made for the program
So, if you have been looking for a free web design tool for your staff (or
even one to supplement what you already use) take a moment to check out the
site. Also, feel free to pass along this info to others who may benefit
from the program. Let me know if you have any questions.
* Eric Curts
* Technology Specialist, North Canton City Schools
* 525 - 7th St NE
* North Canton, OH 44720
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* FAX (330) 497-5618
* Skype: ericcurts
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