This section of Tools-4-Teachers will begin to offer insight and helpful hints on Podcasting, how they are created and offered to the world, and why you should try them out. So if you have been wondering about RSS feeds, aggregators, and all these other buzz words flying around, take a look around and see what is here.


Tech Tools 4 Teachers Podcast

Karen Brooks and I have created a new podcast that we want to share with everyone. Take a look every Friday or set your aggregator to find us weekly. Here is the link to our new podcast http://techtools4teachers.mypodcast.com/. You can use the following to subscribe to this podcast, iTunes, Google, Yahoo, or Podcast. I hope you enjoy the podcast and tune in weekly for more information, as we have now completed 5 episodes in this podcast on topics like Social Networking Sites, Second Life, Educational Blogs and Wikis, and Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0. We willo be attempting to add a new podcast on Friday on M-Learning.



What is a Podcast?

A podcast is a digital media file that is distibuted over the internet using feeds for playback on a portalbe media play or computer. Some may say that this is how all digital media is on the internet, but the difference between most media and a podcast is the ability for the podcast to be syndicated, subscribed to, or downloaded automatically when new content is added using an aggregator.



What is an RSS feed?

RSS can have several different means, but it most commonly is used as Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a way to publish or update information on the web such as blogs, audio, vidio, and news. They are sometimes refered to as "feeds," "web feeds," or "channels." An aggregator can be used to read the RSS feeds.



What is an aggregator?



How can I use Podcasting in school?