Category Archives: podcast
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be featuring the 2012 Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speakers. Last week we shared Lucy Gray and Ken Shelton’s bios. Today’s focus is on Cindy Lane and Tony Vincent- two of our presenters from the Midwest! The Virtual Learning Center and the Advisory Committee are excited to have them be part of METC 2012. Don’t forget to look for @clane, @tonyvincent, and @METC_CSD on Twitter!
Cindy Lane is an Educator, Instructional Technologist, and a Network Sherpa. She is a Discovery Education Certified Trainer. Cindy has traveled to 48 states training teachers to use Discovery Education in their classrooms. She is certified to train in all current Discovery Education programs ranging from Web 2.0 to Techbook. Cindy is also a Google Certified Teacher, a Master Trainer for Intel Teach to the Future, and as an eMINTS Instructional Trainer. She is an adjunct professor for several regional colleges/universities. including the University of Missouri-Columbia and St. Louis Community College. Cindy is extremely innovative, resourceful & specializes in finding unique and creative ways to use traditional computer tools in the classroom.
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska in 1998, when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that his students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year contributing projects to their classroom site, Planet 5th. Planet 5th became so popular that it received thousands of hits from around the world. In 2001, Tony’s students became among the first to use handheld computers for learning and later among the first to podcast. Today, he works as an independent consultant, working with educators worldwide. Tony’s blog, Learning in Hand, is a great resource for educational technology. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators interested in mobile learning.
Today Stephanie Madlinger is teaching a class on podcasting to a group of St. Louis area educators in the tele. In addition to learning podcasting basics, the class participants also heard real world examples of podcasts online and in person from people who have produced them.
CSD’s Communications Department has a podcast series that you can hear by clicking here. David Kuschel, Communications Director, talked about the ups and downs of producing podcasts. In addition, the group learned about the Virtual Learning Center‘s podcast series, Vision, Learning & Collaboration, and learned tips and tricks for getting the best result possible.
On June 8, take Empowering Students Sound & Voice with Podcasting from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Come find out what all the talk is about! Learn how to record digital audio broadcasts, edit them, and upload them to the web. Teachers can use this technology to create podcasts of their lectures and class discussions so that students can listen to them again for reinforcement.
Explore the many ways these easy-to-make audio files increase student learning and engagement, especially for those students that need differentiated instructional methods. Examine examples of how educational leaders are using podcasting to communicate to parents, staff, and community. Participants will learn how to create lessons for their students that require them to create their own radio broadcasts, performances, interviews, reading logs and more. Bring a lesson idea and draft of a script, or use one provided, and walk away with your own original podcast!
Participants will be shown examples of for student work and teacher professional development. Examples may include Book Talks, Literature Circles, Science Logs, Art Critiques, Historical Audio and Tutorials. Using podcasting, you can explain math and review concepts, record student readings and musical creations to increase student achievement and promote communication.
The cost is $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members.
(One graduate credit is also available).
Remember, you don’t need an iPod or handheld to be a part of podcasting– you can listen right from your web browser. Whatever personal device you may use to listen to podcasts, learning is certain to happen.