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iTunes Technology

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Presentation to be shared at the opening Professional Development Day at Cochranton High School.

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iTunes Technology

  1. 1. iTunes Technology CCSD Professional Development Day August 2008
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome & Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>A Few Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Roadtrip Through iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Harvesting Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum-specific Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Your Turn </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Few Facts… <ul><li>Don’t need an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Not platform specific </li></ul><ul><li>Began in September 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google search for “podcast” ~ 24 hits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today ~ 162,000,000 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Podcasting What? <ul><li>Podcasts types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio with still images (enhanced podcast) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video (vodcast) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t need an iPod to create or view podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Think: Magazine subscription published </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only a podcast if you can subscribe </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How It Works <ul><li>You need a Web server </li></ul><ul><li>You create your content </li></ul><ul><li>Create the RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Audience is waiting to be thrilled by you </li></ul><ul><li>Use some kind of aggregator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes is the most popular </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Plain English </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why? <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards for Students ( NETS*S ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P rofiles </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Roadtrip Through iTunes <ul><li>iTunes & iTunes Store Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Download and Install </li></ul><ul><li>Launch iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Access the iTunes Store </li></ul><ul><li>“ Drive” around </li></ul>
  8. 8. Harvesting Resources - Music <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point browser to a site that contains an mp3 file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right-click and select SaveTarget As </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save to Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double click on the file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now go back to the Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locate the lyrics </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Harvesting Resources - Video <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access the Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right-click on the Download Smaller Version link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save to desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unzip file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Import from the File menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert for iPod </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right-click and select Convert Selectin for iPod/iPhone </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Curriculum-specific Podcasts <ul><li>Education Podcast Network </li></ul><ul><li>LearnOutLoud </li></ul><ul><li>Lit2Go </li></ul><ul><li>NECC 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Learning In Hand </li></ul>
  11. 11. Your Turn <ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to share curriculum-specific resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. iTunes Technology CCSD Professional Development Day August 2008

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