Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Podcast #5 - Technology Goals for My Classroom This School Year - Podcast #5

Since today is the last day of official summer break, I'm taking a few minutes to outline my six big technology goals for the 2005 / 2006 school year. I currently have a class web site, do my assessment using an online tool named Quia and send out a weekly parent newsletter on e-mail. Those will be topics of future shows. Today is my pie in the sky list of what I would like to acomplish in relation to new technologies. This is amazing time with the emergence of blogs and podcasting.

I encourage any feedback about the show topics or anything in relation to using technology in the classroom. Please feel free to e-mail me at speakingofhistory@gmail.com

Direct link to Speaking of History Podcast #5

Show Notes for Podcast #5

  • last day of the summer
  • Thanks for the g-mail invitations
  • Thanks also for the mention by David Warlick on 2 Cents Worth
  • Kansas City Podcasting meet up
  • Goal 1 - Blogging with students
  • Goal 2 - History broadcast video
  • Goal 3 - Entire social studies staff using i-river MP3 players as instructional tool
  • Goal 4 - Students teaching community members computer applications
  • Goal 5 - Long distance collaboration with other teachers
  • Goal 6 - Produce a podcast show interviewing a member of the community
  • Almost finished with The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

Monday, August 01, 2005

Podcast #4 - Thoughts on the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum - Podcast #4

Hello. It has been a couple of weeks since the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum in Redmond ended and I've been thinking a lot about the incredible two days spent sharing ideas and lessons with teachers from around the world. This podcast will discuss some of my thoughts about the forum. It is recorded as I drive down to the Dallas area for vacation - in heavy traffic I might add.

The picture above was taken at the Microsoft Museum in Redmond at a reception they hosted for the Innovative Teacher Forum.

Direct Link to Speaking of History Podcast #4

Show Notes: