The Großvenediger and Schlatenkees glacier, Austria Source: taken by Rafael Brix Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License
Companies that will allow you to create your own wiki
“ Our PBwiki has made the students take on a much more active role in their learning. They are active, engaged and feel a sense of accomplishment when they participate on the wiki.” " Wikispaces makes so much sense and is the epitome of cross-curricular teaching and an integrated approach to learning." "I have had my class logging on and publishing their own revision notes online. It has certainly brought a new dimension to studying for them. Their enthusiasm is impressive!” “ The students have successfully used the wiki for classroom collaborative work and we are now extending the links to our partner school.” How useful is a wiki in the classroom?
“ A podcast is a media file (an mp3 file) which is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds , for playback on portable media players and personal computers.” “ A video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast ) is a term used for the online delivery of a video file containing both audio and photos or video.” In terms of content, podcasts can contain anything. Some provide an audio version of online blogs but others are news stories, readings from books, conference speeches, audio lessons, etc, etc. Where can I find podcasts?
LIMA - Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Posted by Sue in Remote Sensing , Cartography (Thursday March 8, 2007) I’m not sure when this actually was actually first made available, but today I saw the press release about the USGS’ Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) , which was generated from over 1000 Landsat scenes of the continent. In addition, if you head to the LIMA website, you will also find links to other mapping and remote sensing data resources for Antarctica, including the Interactive Atlas of Antarctica , a web mapping platform that displays available GIS layers for Antarctica, including satellite and orthoimagery. How to download podcasts? A podcast example:
<ul><li>How to create your own podcast: </li></ul><ul><li>You will need: </li></ul><ul><li>a microphone </li></ul><ul><li>a computer with sound card </li></ul><ul><li>a piece of software to edit and mix the audio </li></ul><ul><li>a voice and possibly some nice music </li></ul><ul><li>a suitable room </li></ul>If budget is a problem, you can hang duvets in the area immediately surrounding your microphone, so you can reduce the room’s effect on your acoustic quality!
Microphone: You can buy cheap or expensive but the quality of the audio you produce will reflect the quality of the microphone that you use. Expect to pay around £20 minimum. Computer: Most computers are fine for audio recording and have suitable soundcards. The microphone socket may be at the front or may be hidden at the rear of the machine. Software: The recommended software is called Audacity – it is a free download and is extremely powerful yet straightforward to learn – a rare combination. It is possible, of course, to use Windows Sound Recorder which is found on all PCs (Start|Programs|Accessories|Entertainment|Sound Recorder)
GarageBand Podcast Studio Upload audio files from your computer. Mix your recordings with 100,000's of podcast-ready tracks in our catalogue. Publish your mix...... and with just a few clicks your new podcast is live! All you need to do next is field calls from radio stations offering you a job. What does it cost? Nothing! What about some nice music to use as an intro or as a background? You CANNOT take copyrighted music that you have on your computer and re-publish it on the internet as part of a podcast…. … ..so you need some copyright-free (or podcast-safe) music and a number of websites promote this sort of music.