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An Introduction To Blogging And Podcasting Webinar


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An Introduction To Blogging And Podcasting Webinar

  1. 1. An Introduction to Blogging and Pod Casting Webinar Karen (Schaeffer Hincapie) Brooks
  2. 2. Social Bookmarking of Sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Tutorial on (3M25S) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>http:// =6gmP4nk0EOE </li></ul><ul><li>Time: 4 Minutes 31 Seconds </li></ul>Video – We are the Machine
  4. 4. Blogging and Podcast <ul><li>They are frequently referred to as important tools of Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Web 2.0 is: <ul><li>A new way of looking at how to design web pages </li></ul><ul><li>An emphasis on online sharing and user collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Something that is changing the way online businesses operate </li></ul><ul><li>Often, just used as a marketing buzzword to attract attention </li></ul>
  6. 6. Video Education Today and Tomorrow <ul><li>http:// =Fnh9q_cQcUE </li></ul><ul><li>Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web2.0 Websites The Best of the Best
  8. 8. iGoogle <ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Google Maps <ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Blogger <ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Docs & Spreadsheets <ul><li> </li></ul>Docs & Spreadsheets
  12. 12. Google Gmail, Chat, and Talk <ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wikipedia <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  14. 14. Skype <ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Zoho <ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Odeo Studio <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Flickr <ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Meebo <ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Digg <ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. YouTube <ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Teacher Tube
  22. 22. Flixn <ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 23. Slide Share <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  24. 24. Gliffy <ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 25. Picknik <ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. If these Web 2.0 sites are not enough: <ul><li>Go to the following website for more: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 27. What is a BLOG????? <ul><li>What is a Blog? A weblog (now more commonly know as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). Although most early weblogs were manually updated, tools to automate the maintenance of such sites made them accessible to a much larger population, and the use of some sort of browser-based software is now a typical aspect of &quot;blogging&quot;. Blogs range in scope from individual diaries to arms of political campaigns, media programs, and corporations. They range in scale from the writings of one occasional author, to the collaboration of a large community of writers. Many weblogs enable visitors to leave public comments, which can lead to a community of readers centered around the blog; others are non-interactive. The totality of weblogs or blog-related websites is often called the blogosphere. When a large amount of activity, information and opinion erupts around a particular subject or controversy in the blogosphere, it is sometimes called a blogstorm or blog swarm. Taken from Wikipedia </li></ul>
  28. 28. Where did it get its name? <ul><li>It was originally called a Web Log and was eventually shortened to the term Blog. The two words were combined and the We was dropped leaving blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Web Log </li></ul><ul><li>We Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul>
  29. 29. Video- Blogs in Plain English Video 2 Minutes 58 Seconds
  30. 30. Karen’s Blogs & Podcasts <ul><li>Teaching 2.0 – </li></ul><ul><li>Bits-n-Bits News – </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Blogosphere Video </li></ul><ul><li>Part I – Benefits of Blogging </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>9 Minutes </li></ul>
  32. 32. Father of Modern Blogging Will Richardson <ul><li> / </li></ul>
  33. 33. Blogging & Travel
  34. 34. Travel
  35. 35. Samples Walk Around The World Ed’s Gone South Four On Tour Hobo Traveler
  36. 36. American’s Blogging Abroad Our Journey To Kaz Blog Abroad International AHA International Gustavus Adolphus College Student Blogs Student in Paris Ohio Valley University
  37. 37. Blogs can take many forms and can be as creative as the student would like to get.
  38. 38. What is an RSS Feed? <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable &quot;What's New&quot; for your site. Originated by UserLand in 1997 and subsequently used by Netscape to fill channels for Netcenter, RSS has evolved into a popular means of sharing content between sites (including the BBC, CNET, CNN, Disney, Forbes, Motley Fool, Wired, Red Herring, Salon, Slashdot, ZDNet, and more). RSS solves myriad problems webmasters commonly face, such as increasing traffic, and gathering and distributing news. RSS can also be the basis for additional content distribution services. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample – </li></ul>
  39. 39. Video – RSS in Plain English <ul><li> </li></ul>
  40. 40. What is a Vblog or Vlog? <ul><li>Video blogs -- also known by their shorter, clunkier name, vlogs -- are blogs that primarily feature video shorts instead of text. Google video blogs for samples. Warning - not all samples are educational. There is no way currently to filter content for video so view at your own risk and use good judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>Example of a VBlog: TRUVEO or view the same VBlog at: = </li></ul><ul><li>This is a new trend and is sometimes called podcasting ( http:// ). </li></ul>
  41. 41. What is a Track Back? <ul><li>Trackback is a method by which two Web servers speak to each other over the Internet. It acts to notify a blogger that someone has commented on that blogger's post in another blog. In this way, readers can see an aggregated list of which sites refer to the post and can read additional comments on that post. Hansolo is one of the best trackbacks. </li></ul>
  42. 49. Blogs with Podcasts or Audio Blogs
  43. 53. Audio Blogs and the MP3 Player <ul><li>Educators are also beginning to explore “podcasting,” a means of creating audio content which is posted on the Web, usually on blogs, or online journals. These digital “radio shows” can then be downloaded onto an iPod or any other MP3 player. </li></ul>
  44. 54. What is Podcasting <ul><li>The best way to understand podcasting is to imaging a merger between: </li></ul><ul><li>blogging ( regularly posted articles of news, insight, fun, grips, literature, and more ) </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>radio ( an established broadcasting medium that people have listened to for news and entertainment for generations ) . </li></ul>
  45. 55. EdTech PodCast
  46. 56. <ul><li>Podcasting—an online posting of an audio recording that can be heard through a computer or downloaded to a mobile device like an iPod®—is following blogs and online classes as yet another popular technology teaching tool. The national trend emerged in 2004 and continues to grow. iTunes lists more than 400 podcasts from K–12 classes, while Yahoo has nearly 900 education-related podcasts in 2007. Some are produced by teachers wanting to reach other educators with teaching tips, while many are created by students. More and More are added everyday. In addition, Podcast may be developed on Power Media Plus and some district versions of School . </li></ul>History
  47. 57. <ul><li>This continuously evolving technology now enables students to actually listen to lessons from their teachers, as well as their latest entertainment download, as podcasts. </li></ul>
  48. 58. Voice Recorder <ul><li>Until recently, iPods could receive information only from a computer -- contacts, calendars, and MP3 files all had to be imported. Now the iPod can be used as a recording device, too, for directly storing and playing back audio. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, the iPod with a voice recorder attachment can capture close-range interviews or voice memos, the Belkin Voice Recorder for iPod and the Griffin Technology iTalk iPod Voice Recorder can get the job done. </li></ul>
  49. 59. Voice Recorder and iPod <ul><li>When you plug one of them into the iPod's headphone jack, the iPod goes straight into voice-recording mode -- you don't have to install anything. In this mode, the iPod displays a large, stopwatchlike counter that marks recording time in hours, minutes, and seconds. Two menu choices below the counter offer Record and Cancel options. </li></ul>
  50. 62. Rumor <ul><li> </li></ul>
  51. 63. NEXT <ul><li>Once you've made recordings, you can play them directly from the iPod or through iTunes, and you can even work with them in an audio-editing program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  52. 64. K-12 Podcasting? <ul><li>Besides providing teachers with a handy way to distribute instructional content, podcasts also function as a novel format for student assignments. Intrigued? Then visit the Educational Podcast Network’s Web site at , where you can sample podcasts on a range of subjects for students in elementary through high school. </li></ul>
  53. 65. <ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 (example: podcasting single song downloads) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonecasting - creating podcasts using a phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skypecasting - different meanings: &quot;hosting a skypecast session&quot; or &quot;creating podcasts by recording a Skype conference call&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcasting - live interactive audio </li></ul></ul>Types of Podcasting
  54. 66. Myths About podcasting <ul><li>Podcasts need to be scheduled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts DO NOT need to be scheduled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What makes a podcast a podcast is syndication not scheduling – this is a common misconception! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  55. 67. Myths About podcasting <ul><li>Podcasts are difficult to create </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal setup and know-how required </li></ul></ul>
  56. 68. Myths About podcasting <ul><li>You need an i Pod to listen to a podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktops, mp3 compatible mobile devices, laptops, PDA’s are all considered acceptable media players </li></ul></ul>
  57. 69. Advantages <ul><li>The Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Make courseware more interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s can record their reports </li></ul><ul><li>As a supplemental learning tool </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages creativity in both students and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of accessibility for course material </li></ul>What’s Cool About Podcasting?
  58. 84. Great Educational Blogs <ul><li>2 cents worth by David Warlick </li></ul><ul><li>CogDogBlog by Alan Levine </li></ul><ul><li>CoolCatTeacher by Viki Davis </li></ul><ul><li>EdTechTalk Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>EDU Blog by Ewen McIntosh </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>El/Ed/TECH by Michael Circe </li></ul><ul><li>Jane's E-Pick of the Day by Jane Hart </li></ul><ul><li>LeaderTalk by School Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteWeb </li></ul><ul><li>TechSavvyEducator by Ben Rimes </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogg -ed by Will Richardson </li></ul>
  59. 85. <ul><li>Here's How: </li></ul><ul><li>1.   Go to . </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Click on 'Start AudioBlogging Now' button. </li></ul><ul><li>3.   Set up an AudioBlogger account by signing in with your username and password. If you don't have a account yet, make sure you set up a weblog at first. </li></ul><ul><li>4.   Choose which weblog you wish to post your audio blog posts. If you only have one weblog, this is the default. Click on 'Continue' to proceed. </li></ul><ul><li>5.   Specify your primary telephone number where you will be calling from most of the time. You can call from any number, but this is just the default number that will be used for identification. </li></ul>
  60. 86. <ul><li>6.   Choose a four-digit Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.). </li></ul><ul><li>7.   Call the number 1-661-716-BLOG (or 1-661-716-2564). Listen to the voice prompts. </li></ul><ul><li>8.   Enter your primary number (see step 5). Then, enter your PIN, press # (see step 6). Then, record your post and press # once you finished recording. </li></ul><ul><li>9.   You can then either press 1 to post, 2 to review, or 3 to change your recording. </li></ul><ul><li>10.   When you get the chance, go see your blog to check your audio blog post. </li></ul>
  61. 87. <ul><li>What You Need: </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone or Mobile Phone </li></ul><ul><li> Weblog </li></ul><ul><li>Audio capability in your computer (to listen to your audioblog posts). </li></ul>
  62. 89. These are not FREE <ul><li>AudBlog </li></ul><ul><li>AudBlog is a service for posting via phone with a $3 fee for up to 12 posts each month. If 12 audio posts isn't enough, you can add more for an additional $3. Each post is limited to 4 minutes of audio, so it works more effectively to prepare what you plan to say before you call. Blogger, Radio, Movable Type and Live Journal all work with AudBlog. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>AudioBlog is quite similar to AudBlog, with a few more features and a $4.95 monthly price tag. In addition to recording by phone, AudioBlog also supports recording via software, direct upload of an MP3 or WAV file and video recording using a Webcam. Pricing limits you to total data transferred, not a specific number of postings per month, so if you only record short clips, you aren't penalized for not using all allotted minutes in each post. </li></ul>
  63. 90. <ul><li>If recording your own audio files for blog posts is your plan of action, you need a place to store those files. If you host your own Web site, using your existing Web server is more than adequate. If you don't have a Web server, you need a service with plenty of free space. A 30 minute audio blog recording saved in MP3 format at 64 kbps will be approximately 8MB in size, which quickly adds up to requiring large amounts of space if you publish regularly. </li></ul>
  64. 91. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> is an all-in-one free hosting service providing storage for audio and video files by way of and a blogging interface for posting text and photos. The service is somewhat convoluted to set up because you need to create an Internet Archive account to store your files and an account for making posts. The two services are then linked. Because the Internet Archive verifies all content posted to its servers before making it public, using as your audio blogging solution means you will wait about 24 hours before a post will be available for listening. In addition to making posts, creating an RSS feed for the posts and allowing people to post text comments, also has a social networking component allowing you to identify other OurMedia members as friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Archive </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet Archive is both the storage facility for all audio and video for and a standalone location for hosting content. If you already have a blogging solution and just need a place to store your audio files, creating an Internet Archive account gives you unlimited storage capacity for files. This storage is subject to the same limitations as OurMedia, because there's a 24 hour verification period on all published audio content. If you host files with the Internet Archive, you'll link to them just like you would link to any other file or Web page from your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Liberated Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Liberated Syndication is a hosting option optimized for podcasting. For $5 per month the service offers 100MB of new storage every month with unlimited storage of files from previous months. A wizard driven interface guides you through posting with clear steps for uploading files and adding text posts tied to the audio. A built-in ID3 tag editor makes corrections to ID3 tags from the Web interface. Upon submitting a post, Liberated Syndication automatically creates a Web page for the post, RSS entry with enclosure, a link to download the audio file and a link to stream the audio post from the Web page. This option requires absolutely no intervention on your part to make everything work properly. </li></ul>
  65. 92. Resources <ul><li>Audio Blogger http:// /. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Blog </li></ul><ul><li>V-Blog History Definitions and Samples V-Blog History and definitions. </li></ul><ul><li>FORBES and Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a free blog at </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeder Set up for Educators This is a PDF document that helps educators to set up RSS feeds in their blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogdigger This blog search engine allows you to search for local blogs in your area and by topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding RSS RSS also allows people to easily add links to your content within their own web pages. Bloggers are a huge core audience that especially does this. </li></ul>
  66. 94. Great Resources for Blogging <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>EMagazine – Blogging to Learn - </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Using Technology Blog </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard Chat Blog </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>113 Must Read Blogger Tips </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  67. 95. Podcasting Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  68. 96. Karen (Schaeffer Hincapie) Brooks, Instructional Technology Specialist Ulster BOCES, Instructional Services, Model Schools 845-255-1402 EXT. 1252 [email_address]