Friday, January 18, 2008

Podcast04: An Interview with Steve Muth and Ben Papell (Co-Founders of VoiceThread) Discussing the new VoiceThre

Welcome to episode four of the Technology Shopping Cart podcast where educational innovation thrives on the food of creative ideas! This week Karen Montgomery and Wesley Fryer host an interview with Steve Muth and Ben Papell, the co-Founders of the VoiceThread website and web 2.0 tool. Steve and Ben discuss the background for how VoiceThread started, design principles of simplicity and “the model” of task completion in a few clicks, their implementation of layered complexity within their site’s functionality, and the benefits of creating living multimedia documents via VoiceThread which can live forever. They also discuss the brand new website “VoiceThread for Education,” which is customized with several changes that make it a thoroughly accountable environment safe for student publishing and interactive feedback. Their hope is that more school districts, students and teachers will now be able to benefit from as well as enjoy using VoiceThread as a learning tool inside and outside their classrooms on a regular basis.

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Show Notes:

  1. Twitter Karma (view and manage Twitter followers and friends)
  2. Sue Waters’ blog: Mobile Technology in TAFE
  3. Jott (free voice to text service)
  4. Google Alerts
  5. TED Talks
  6. VoiceThread for Education (
  7. VoiceThread (original site, unchanged with free, unlimited educator accounts)
  8. Steve and Ben’s Interview on EdTechTalk - Teachers Teaching Teachers #86 Giving All Schools Access to VoiceThread-A Conversation with Ben Papelle and Steve Muth-01.09.08
  9. Our Technology Shopping Cart Podcast Wiki

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Podcast03: Strategies for Helping Teachers Integrate Technology

Educational innovation thrives on the food of creative ideas. Welcome to the "Technology Shopping Cart," and our third episode when we focus on "Strategies for Helping Teachers Integrate Technology" as well as our "geeks of the week." Access our show notes below and on our wiki for links to the websites and resources we discussed in this episode.

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  1. Facebook 1800 (Ning) from MISCS in St Louis, Missouri
  2. National School Boards Association July 2007 report: CREATING & CONNECTING - Research and Guidelines on Online Social — and Educational — Networking (PDF)
  3. Twitter
  4. Travian - U.S. and International site
  5. Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do (TED Talk Video)