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Just the facts...
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WHAT Is a Podcast?
What if everyday while you are brushing your teeth, riding on your commute, exercising, or even doing the dishes you were... getting smarter? AND that knowledge allowed you to increase your wealth, health or wisdom?
It just makes sense! It's Radio on the internet that you CHOOSE!
It's true - Podcast was the first video. Then came the ability to easily share and view video. Now it seems the tide has turned and more people are moving back to podcast. There are SO many podcasts available! Click HERE to find some really cool podcasts that come highly recommended! And here for a few more good ones!
HOW do I get started?
QuickTime - Simple, Quick & Easy
Garageband - Applications Folder (or available in the App Store / Self Service)
Garageband is your choice IF you want to include special sound effects - LOTS of bells and whistles! I also discovered that the sound quality of your recording is MUCH better if you use Garageband.
My *NEW* Personal Favorite!
Be sure to check out the Phone apps available for Anchor! They will allow you to easily do a 2 or 3 way recording just like a phone conversation! Participants would NOT have to be in the same place. This could open up a whole WORLD of opportunities. Your students could quickly interview professionals and share the discussion through a podcast. Wow! Talk about Global Integration!
Anchor is a great choice for the TEACHER to set up a CLASS account to HOST all your Podcasts.
It's also great for the teacher to use to create!
What does this look like for our WOW Showcase?
How / When did this all start?
During the legislative session of the 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation directing the Department of Public Instruction (House Bill 23) to implement digital learning for students and teachers. This legislation was implemented by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction effective July 1, 2017. One direct outcome of this is the requirement of 2.0 CEUs in Digital Learning Competencies (DLCs) for teachers and administrators who renew their license effective June 30, 2019.
Please make sure that ALL of your students are prepared before testing day.
***IF students have a loaner iPad - we WILL have a laptop for them to use on Testing Day. They will pick the laptop up prior to each test each day. We will have a Help Desk Station set up in the 100-200 Intersection.
NCTest Tutorial Day - Monday, January 8th
This webinar was FANTASTIC! It's led by Rob Perez - our new Playposit Rep. He had THE BEST explanation that I have seen yet. It's about 45 minutes and seriously - it covers EVERYTHING that you will need to know about PlayPosit. It's a great review and even covers a few new tricks. Please take time to watch so that you can successfully use this resource in YOUR classroom.
*Playposit IS the secret to making youtube videos work IN Schoology for your students!
Google Chrome & Security Settings Are Your Answer!
Google and copyright holders have recently shutdown many youtube downloader options. I just found a new one that worked today ; )
Youtube has some GREAT resources AND some trashy stuff too. We are bound to protect our students from the trash but that causes issues with our filtering system and frustrations for teachers who want to use it for educational purposes.
My GoTo SS youtube converter is not a great solution anymore. Internet resources constantly change. Right now www.clipconverter.cc IS working. It's super simple. You don't even need to load the youtube video - you can just have a link to the video. Simply paste your link into the search box and select your file download type. I typically select MP4.
*Shoutout to Andrea - ClipConverter.cc is one of her favorite resources - Thanks for sharing!