Friday, December 21, 2007

Podcast02: Wikis, VoiceThread, and MathCasts

This episode features a conversation with Karen Mongomery, Tim Fahlberg, and Wesley Fryer about why wikis should be considered a "basic ingredient" for gourmet learning in the 21st century, and how Tim's MathCast project is a phenomenal example of using digital storytelling technologies to learn and share our learning with others. Like writing, learning mathematics should be viewed as a process and not simply a series of final answers. Meta-cognition is the ability to "think about one's own thinking," and Mathcasts provide a great window into the thinking and learning process of students as well as teachers. By using a $50 graphics tablet and free digital technologies like VoiceThread, PBwiki, and software from the Jing Project, learners of any age can (and ARE) creating MathCasts to document and share their learning. The ability to comment on and provide feedback on the learning and ideas of others via VoiceThread provides superb opportunities for asynchronous, thoughtful mentoring. Possibilities abound! Check out our podcast shownotes for links to resources discussed in this episode, including our "Geek of the Week" websites! Happy Holidays to everyone from your hosts at The Technology Shopping Cart! :-)

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Show Notes:
  1. XTimeline
  2. Karen's Social Bookmarks
  3. Jing Project (screencasting)
  4. NPR Technology Podcast
  5. Google StreetView
  6. Google Street View Captures Boston in Controversial Detail (NPR)
  7. PBwiki
  8. Wiki in Education Case Study: St. Francois Xavier Community School
  9. Will Richardson's Blog and Book: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
  10. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
  11. The K-12 Online Conference: A great FREE place to learn about wikis and other web 2.0 technologies
  12. Educational Technology Gourmet (Karen and Wesley's digital learning curriculum project)
  13. The Thinking Machine Wiki (Karen Montgomery's wiki)
  14. The Technology Shopping Cart Wiki (our podcast wiki)
  15. Make Your Own Mathcasts
  16. A portfolio page for a set of VoiceThread Mathcasts by 5th graders
  17. K-7 Mathcast 500 Project
  18. Tim Fahlberg's Mathcast website and blog:
  19. Darren Kuropatwa's blog
  20. WikiPedia article for Graphics Tablet
  21. Wacom Graphic Tablets (cross-platform)
  22. Adesso CyberPad (about $150) - Has an inking pen so you can see what you're writing when it's hooked up as a graphics tablet (Windows-only)
  23. Consumer Guide: Graphics & Writing tablets Product Reviews

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Podcast01: Digital Storytelling

Educational innovation thrives on the food of creative ideas. Welcome to the "Technology Shopping Cart," a collaborative educational podcasting effort by Karen Montgomery, Vicki Allen, and Wesley Fryer. We are aspiring to create at least two podcasts per month, approximately 20-30 minutes in length each, and are launching this project in late November 2007. This podcast is something we've talked about for many months, and are enthused to begin! We follow a similar format to The Seedlings podcast, sharing "geek of the week" websites as well as discussion around our show theme, which in this first episode is digital storytelling. Access our show notes on our wiki for links to the websites and resources we discussed in this episode.

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  1. "Coffee 2.0" - VoiceThread created by Houston-area teachers
  2. K-7 Mathcasts 500 Project
  3. Narrative forms in the Digital Classroom
  4. Homepage of Matthew Jett Hall
  5. Skrbl: Draw, Text, Share on our simple & useful whiteboard. Discover easy online collaboration.
  6. - Save Stories, Photos, and Videos on a Collaborative Timeline
  7. Yackpack for Education
  8. Thinking about simplicity in the context of professional development (blog post by Wesley, 11/14/07)
  9. Oklahoma WWII Veteran History Project
  10. Videoconferencing and webcasting opportunities for the USS Oklahoma Memorial Dedication on 12/07/2007
  11. Oklahoma World War II History Project Wiki
  12. Oklahoma Digital Centennial Project
  13. US Library of Congress' Veteran Oral History
  14. Seedlings at Bit by Bit podcasts (the model and inspiration for our Technology Shopping Cart podcast show)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Welcome to our podcast!

Technology Shopping Cart is a new educational podcast launching in late November 2007. We will be using this blog space primarily to post our podcast episodes. Check out our podcast wiki for show outlines and referenced links. Our first episode is scheduled to be recorded on November 20, 2007!