Posts Tagged ‘ Educational Podcasts ’

George Lucas Brings His Vision For The Future Of Education To iTunes

Sep 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts

Edutopia, a project of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, has announced that it’s now offering free downloadable video podcasts on iTunes U (iTunes link), a dedicated area of the iTunes Store that offers free education audio and video. Here, Lucas discusses his thoughts on visual learning and education: Edutopia is now offering on iTunes U its […]

Students: Podcasts No Substitute For Teachers

Sep 10th, 2008 | By | Category: General

  Students at the University of Western Sydney are circulating a petition asking for cuts in their fees, as the university uses podcasts to extend it “virtual classroom”. Some students, though, like Tammy Lawlor, are not impressed with the University’s podcasts.  “The isolated learning experience is not satisfying for me,” says Ms Lawlor. Lawlor said that in […]

Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem

Sep 1st, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts

If Lord Vader, the dark lord of the Sith, were a high school math teacher, this is probably how he would explain the Pythagorean Theorem. Via learnmegood – a third-grade math teacher in Dallas, TX.

Periodic Table Of Videos Uses YouTube To Make Chemistry Fun

Aug 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

The Periodic Table of Videos is site that uses YouTube videos to make chemistry interesting and even fun. The site is organized around the periodic table of elements, and each element has a video that demonstrates its characteristics in visual ways. It’s a great use of Internet video to deliver educational content in a compelling, […]

Microsoft Exploring Using Zunes In Education

Jul 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Video Podcasts

Earlier today, we highlighted the expansion of Apple’s iTunes U into K-12 education. Now it looks like Microsoft wants to get in on the educational portable media player market, too. Microsoft is working with Fort Sumner High School in New Mexico and South Valley Junior High in Liberty, Missouri to see how students use audio […]

Get K-12 Educational Resources Via iTunes U

Jul 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Video

Educators and home-schoolers interested in getting educational multimedia for K-12 students can now find it in Apple’s iTunes U. While iTunes U originally was created to support the distribution of educational podcasts for colleges & universities, it’s been expanded to support elementary and secondary education as part of an initiative  by several state education agencies […]

Strange Podcast Alert: The What You Can Put In Your Luggage When You Fly Podcast

Jun 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General, News Podcasts, Strange

A reminder that there’s a podcast for just about anything: Flyers worried about being able to remember what they can and cannot take in and out of the UK have received aid in the form of a podcast. Downloadable from the HM Revenue & Customs website, the free audio podcast sees customs expert Mark Fuchter […]

PodCamp NYC Organizer Promotes Education Focus

Apr 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Educational Podcasts, General, Podcasting Events

I recently had a (way too brief) conversation with PodCamp NYC 2.0 co-organizer John C. Havens, VP of Business Development at Blog Talk Radio and fellow Advisory Board member of the Association of Downloadable Media. (He’s on the right in the photo, with Chris MacDonald.) John wanted to talk about this PodCamp’s wider appeal to […]

Podcasting in Plain English

Apr 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, How to Podcast

Common Craft put together this fun and simple intro to podcasting. The video is licensed with a Creative Commons license, so you can copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes.

iTunes U Gets PBS Educational Programming

Apr 12th, 2008 | By | Category: How to Podcast

Kids just got a great justification for getting bigger iPods – PBS & Apple have added a large variety of educational programming to iTunes U: From The War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to The Jewish Americans: A Series by David Grubin to Meet the Author, featuring more than 40 interviews with […]