WELCOME to my first blog!

Welcome! I am glad to say that this is my first blog. You are welcome to comment on the various educational technologies that I will post information on in the next few weeks. There are links to the various technologies so that you can view samples of how each of the technologies work. Enjoy!

I hope that this will help me and you increase the use of technology in the classroom to enhance our students learning.

Podcasting and Vodcasting


This is a vodcast of a video that was taken about 5 years ago. This video was when I went to Pompei for a European vacation.

This technology was fairly easy to produce, however, with the program I used can be difficult in a school setting. A lot of preparation is necessary to complete a project like this with students:

1. Checking or requesting permission to film students and publish it as a video.
2. Youtube is an free online source for vodcasts, however, it is a blocked website on the county school network.

But the beauty of using youtube as the vodcast source with students:

1. The majority of students can access it from home.
2. Also, many students have probably used youtube to upload their own videos.

However, teachers have available to them on the school network access to TeacherTube, which is youtube, but for educational purposes. Next time you want to upload a video of your own for class, TeacherTube is available and free!