Gabcasting, just how useful can it be

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Gabcasting, just how useful can it be

  1. 1. GABCASTING!!!!<br />Just how useful can it be??<br />
  2. 2. MENU<br />What is GABCASTING<br />Who created Gabcasting and why did they hope to accomplish by creating it?<br />How exactly does it work?<br />What are the uses of Gabcasting?<br />A teacher’s story on how useful it has been in her classroom<br />Gabcasting in the workplace<br />Problems to be anticipated with Gabcasting<br />In the words of Jeremy Rule<br />Aha moments<br />
  3. 3. What is GABCASTING?<br />Gabcast is an online service for recording podcasts through your telephone and then sharing them with online channels and blogs. The sound quality is low, but you don't need any equipment, and Gabcast includes built-in support for popular blogging sites like Blogspot, LiveJournal, TypePad, and more<br />
  4. 4. The Origin of GABCASTING<br />Gcast is run by the same people that run GarageBand.com. Their goal with Gcast is to make personal broadcasting simple. In pursuing these goals the owners hope to democratize both music and media. <br />
  5. 5. Uses of Gabcasting<br />Gabcasting can be a very important everyday tool for self expression, it can be used by companies to market their products, it can also be used by teachers to assign homework to their students. Also, since students love talking on their cellphones, why not make that their homework. That way they can do homework in a way that they enjoy, instead of the traditional pen and paper homework.<br />
  6. 6. HOW DOES GABCASTING WORK?????<br />Signup & Login<br />Signup and Login to the website. <br />Create a channel<br />Visit your My Account page and create a new channel. Make note of your channel number and password.<br />Purchase Minutes for Telephone Recording<br />You must have minutes available to your account before you can use our telephone recording features. Minute Packs can be purchased by credit card once you have become a member.Telephone access is just $0.10/min - there are no other costs involved.<br />Record an episode<br />Call one of the Gabcast access numbers:<br />Tag your episode to make sure that it is searchable.<br />
  7. 7. Gabcasting in the workplace<br />One could host conference calls using Gabcast. This can be done by You can embeding a flash audio player into your personal or corporate website/blog and communicate with your friends/family/colleagues/customers <br />
  8. 8. Testimonies to its usefulness<br />According to one foreign language teacher, gabcasting has considerably improved the pronunciation level of her students. She goes ahead to mention that her students do love using this new technology as they find it really interesting that their teachers are becoming more and more technology savvy just like their generation.<br />
  9. 9. Problems to be anticipated <br />There are several problems that can be anticipated with Gabcasting. One of them is that sometimes, the toll free number is busy but that is about it. A lot of people haven’t had numerous problems with it.<br />
  10. 10. In Jeremy Rule’s words…<br />“Most people, my two-year-old son excluded, can talk on the phone with no issues. There is something comfortable about talking into a phone. It's less intimidating than talking into a microphone. So, if you can talk on the phone but a microphone makes you nervous, Gabcast may be the product for you”Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/audio/reviews/595.aspx#ixzz0lkeWcBzJ<br />
  11. 11. AHA!!!<br /><ul><li>Emerging technology can be very useful in improving learning in the classroom
  12. 12. One should always be on the lookout for new emergent technology as there are thousands of new software and equipment that can simplify life in the classroom.
  13. 13. One can get ideas from students on the latest technology out there as they always seem to be more knowledgeable on the latest technology.</li></li></ul><li>PERSONAL REFLECTIONS<br />Gabcasating is useful in education because it can be used by the teacher to assign homework to the students. Furthermore, Students will enjoy Gabcasting incredibly because they like talking on cellphones all the time therefore gabcasting sounds like something they will enjoy doing.<br />

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