Vision for technology in K-12 Education

Vision for technology in K-12 Education

A podcast is a series of digital-media files, which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster.The term is a blend of the words "iPod" and "broadcast. (Wikipedia, 2014)

One of the most popular sites used to access a range of podcasts for educational purposes is Apple iTunes. Podcast Alley contains a directory of podcasts and the top 10 podcasts as voted by the listeners. How-to-Podcast

A vodcast or video podcast (sometimes referred to as vidcast) is a term used for the online delivery of video on demand video clip content via Atom or RSS enclosures. The term is an evolution specialized for video, coming from the generally audio-based podcast and referring to the distribution of video where the RSS feed is used as a non-linear TV channel to which consumers can subscribe using a PC, TV, set-top box, media center or mobile multimedia device. (Wikipedia, July 2014)  How-to-Vodcast

Discovery Education, School Tube, Teacher Tube, and You Tube, are some of the most popular sites utilized to upload and watch videos in education.


Professional Organizations

AACE: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education SITE: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education AECT: Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Lesson Plans

Podcast Lesson Plans  Vodcast Lesson Plans   Digital Wish

Acceptable Use Policies

Staff Acceptable Use Policy  Student Acceptable Use Policy

Professional Development

ISTE Professional Development Ed Tech Teacher SMART Technologies  Edutopia Thinkfinity