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Know Your P's and Q's


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By Paige Jaeger, BOCES Coordinator for School Library Services.
This was a presentation for the NYLA Annual Conference 2008. Paige Jaeger had a terrific presentation about RSS feeds, podcasts, and other related technologies.

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Know Your P's and Q's

  1. 2. Know your P’s & Q’s Podcasting and a Queue of New Technology. Paige Jaeger Coordinator of School Library Services Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 NYLA Conference 2008
  2. 4. <ul><li>People will come to love …technologies that undue their capacities to think. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-- Brave New World </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Huxley , 1942 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Why are we talking to you about this? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are your Patrons? </li></ul>
  3. 5. Reaching Today’s Patron!
  4. 6. The Big Shift… <ul><li>From tool…` </li></ul><ul><li>To appendage… </li></ul>July 18, 1994
  5. 7. What is Podcasting? <ul><li>The latest in on-the-go , on-demand technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV Shows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>. transferred to an iPod or other digital media player. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What equipment do I need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a computer (PC or Mac), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>podcasting software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet connection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For portability, an iPod or other digital media player is needed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is this important? </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>1 in 10 adults own an MP3 player (22 million people) </li></ul><ul><li>20% of citizens under the age of 30 have an MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 a Google search podcast-turned up 3,300 hits </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007…177,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Apple has sold 10 million iPods </li></ul><ul><li>Apple controls 90% of the market </li></ul><ul><li>Estimates claim there are 33 million MP3 players and another 600 million cell phones with MP3 capability </li></ul>
  7. 9. How do I get started? <ul><li>Content Receiver… </li></ul><ul><li>Content Producers… </li></ul>
  8. 10. Content Receiver …
  9. 11. RSS feed icon …
  10. 12. RSS = <ul><li>Real Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>An RSS “Feed” has: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A channel </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A link </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A description that leads </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>you to … </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food ! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 13. RSS Feeds … <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>XNL = eXtensive markup language </li></ul>
  12. 15. Right mouse click an check the feed properties! – Most often the default is set at 200 days delivery!
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  14. 18. <ul><li>Content producer: </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have to own an ipod to podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>An MP3 player? </li></ul><ul><li>Computer? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access? </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity or Garageband? (software) </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Video camera (for video podcasting). </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam… & other tools… </li></ul>
  15. 19. WHAT DOES PODCASTING SOUND LIKE?                             
  16. 23. Uses for … podcasting… Library News Announcements Interviews Museum tours Book Hotline! Study Casts/Test Process Interviews Book reviews Parent communication Foreign Language practice Tutorials Special events Poetry recitals Audio books Class updates
  17. 24. int
  18. 25. Mac version … Photobooth
  19. 26. Get Smart, research video… Evidence based outcome.
  20. 27. Screen Directions… <ul><li>Camtasia ($) or… Camstudio (open) </li></ul>
  21. 28. Your Turn … <ul><li>Yo homies, what up? What up with you? What we gonna say? What we gonna do? Where we gonna go? What we gonna see? We’re goin’ to The Library. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m moving down the aisle with my homies in tow We’re groovin’ in the home of the librarian (yo!) She checks us out from behind thick glasses We walk right past and we wiggle our asses. </li></ul><ul><li>Hemingway, Lawrence, Chekhov and Miller Fitzgerald was a freak, Mailer is a killer </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet please! Quiet please! </li></ul><ul><li>The silence is golden To books I am beholden I know I’m bad, ‘Cuz of the knowledge that I’m holdin’! </li></ul><ul><li>And I give you one warnin’ There will be no repeats: Get out of my face While I’m readin’ my Keats. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 29. Where can I host my podcast? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Library website – link to account/site </li></ul><ul><li>WMHT – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( Katherine Jetter) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Blog sites… etc. </li></ul><ul><li>http://librarydoor/listen.htm </li></ul>Non-commercial…
  23. 30. Creating a Feed … <ul><li>Original Content </li></ul><ul><li>Post Content on Website </li></ul><ul><li>Blog which links to content (because XML feed language was originally for blogging). </li></ul><ul><li>Itunes account… linked to blog </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded XML language… </li></ul>
  24. 31. Windows Movie Maker … <ul><li>What can it do? </li></ul>
  25. 32. Movie maker sample 2
  26. 33. Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Pictures and Audio presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Moviemaker… “capture” audio </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint …add sound to slides with scanned pictures. </li></ul>
  27. 34. A quick look some new tools :
  28. 35. <ul><li>Free ebooks @ </li></ul><ul><li>BOCES starting to subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Become acquainted with your public library resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Splurge on an MP3 player. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Playaway” </li></ul><ul><li>(Follett brand) </li></ul>E-books & Audios…
  29. 36. Talking Books
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  31. 38. New Tools Coming Soon…
  32. 39. Wiki… Moveable type <ul><li>Moveable Type, one major provider of “blogging” and “wiki” software. Applied to “host” computer. Licenses needed for each user. </li></ul><ul><li>Good, simpler alternative is a tool with Blackboard. If your school uses blackboard, insert the option… </li></ul><ul><li>Free sites on the web are EASY </li></ul>
  33. 40. Federated Searching?
  34. 41. Earthlets…. And other out-of-print books: <ul><li>Use those LCD projectors! </li></ul><ul><li>Use those scanners! </li></ul><ul><li>Scan material that used to go on overheads… </li></ul>
  35. 44. <ul><li>The Fog Index indicates the number of years of formal education required to read and understand a passage of text. </li></ul><ul><li>The Flesch Index another indicator of reading ease. 100 being easiest to read. Scores between 90 and 100 are appropriate for 5th and 6th graders, while a college level is a score between 0 and 30. </li></ul><ul><li>The Flesch-Kincaid tries to relate the Flesch score to a U.S. grade level. </li></ul>
  36. 45. New uses for old tools. <ul><li>Microsoft WORD … grammar check. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools options spelling & grammar </li></ul>