Last year I had the honor of participating in Smithsonian Teacher Day 2008 in Washington DC as the Missouri Teacher of the Year (2007/2008). Smithsonian Education gave us behind the scenes access to their museums and staff. They also gave us materials as Smithsonian Teacher Ambassadors which we could share with other teachers to share information on all the Smithsonian has to offer educators. Last year I did several podcasts and a couple of screen cast videos to share Smithsonian resources.
Today I have the privilege of sharing some of these techniques with the current state teachers of the year from around the country as they participate in Smithsonian Teacher Day 2009. I have included the presentation below via SlideShare and links to the podcasts, screen casts and applications that I mention in the presentation.
Links to Podcasts and Screen casts :
Podcast #166 - Using "Smithsonian in the Classroom" to Teach Lincoln
Podcast #172 - Preview of the Smithsonian's Upcoming Online Conference Featuring Lincoln
Screen cast - Smithsonian's Interactive Gettysburg Address
Screen cast - Smithsonian's Interactive Star Spangled Banner
Podcast #175 - Smithsonian Museum of American History Using Web 2.0 with Blog
Podcast #177 - Review of Smithsonian's Online Lincoln Conference
Links to Resources:
Twitter - free micro blogging at 140 characters each
Blogging - free blogging application
Audacity - free audio editing program which can be used to create podcasts
Jing - free application to create screen casts
You Tube - free application to share video content on the web
Flickr - free application to share images online