Sunday, November 27, 2005
Last week I attended the NCSS conference in Kansas City and was able to visit with teachers from around the country. I also spent some time in the exhibit hall. Sure, I picked up my share of free pens and catalogs, but I also brought along my MP3 player and interviewed some of the people behind the exhibits. (After also every interview I answered questions about how my i-River MP3 player worked and how it was used in the classroom.) I thought some of you who were not able to attend the conference would enjoy a "sound seeing tour" of the exhibit hall. I interviewed a total of 12 exhibitors and in this podcast I will include six of the clips. I plan to place the other six clips in a future podcast. Links to all of the websites mentioned in the podcast are included in the show notes. Hope you enjoy it and let me know if you found it helpful.
Direct Link to Podcast #10 - The NSCC Conference Exhibit Floor Sound Tour #1 (23 minutes)
Monday, November 21, 2005
Hello and welcome to podcast #9 of Speaking of History. This past week I attended the NCSS conference in Kansas City and spent a couple of days talking and visting with some great people from all over the country. I was lucky enough to have the conference right in my own backyard this year and took advantage of it. This podcast I discuss some of the sessions I attended, people I met and reflections on the overall experience. In a future podcast I will have a "sound seeing tour" from a dozen people I met on the exhibition hall floor.
Direct link to Podcast #9 - Reflections on the 2005 NCSS Conference (19 minutes, 9 seconds)
- new intro music - "Not Too Bad" by Population 4 of the Pod Safe Music Network
- Thoughts on this week's NCSS conference in Kansas City
- National Council for the Social Studies - official web site
- The Liberty Minutes Project website - 8th graders in Liberty, Missouri create short historical documentaries
- John Stossel videos for In the Classroom Media
- The War that Made America - upcoming PBS special (January 2006) on the French and Indian War
- Oxford University Press - A History of Us by Joy Hakim - American History textbook
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Hello. Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here even though I haven't posted a new podcast in about a month. I have working on some great projects like Community Technology Night and preparing for a presentation at the NCSS conference this Friday in Kansas City. Last week I was fortunate enough to listen to the inventor of the webquest - Bernie Dodge - give a workshop on his new web tool to help teachers create and post their own webquest. I have also been working on some things with the Discovery Educators Network. I plan to podcast on all of these soon as soon as I catch up. Thanks and talk to you later.
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