Archive for December, 2008

Tech 20 Session 3

Author: GDhuyvetter

10 Great Podcasts for Educators (How to Claim Your iPod as a Business Expense) 

December 18, 2009

Podcasts are a great way to learn.  These portable lessons allow you to “time shift” and access the material you want when you have time to listen (or watch).  This session presented a group of podcasts that you can use as a starting point in discovering this new media.

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Links for this workshop can be found at www.delicious.com/gdhuyvetter/podcasts

I iz a media mogul!!!

Author: GDhuyvetter

At the end of the day yesterday, I suddenly realized that we now have three separate websites dedicated to tech communication and growth at MD. This vehicle, which allows me to yodel and you all to comment, has been joined this week by the new MDTech Wiki, which allows everyone in the tech think tank to develop their own ideas in a much more democratic fashion, and the MDTech20 blog, which logs the topics and key information from the weekly Tech20 workshops. In this list I purposely omit the MDTech site in the ning social community which never caught on…and that’s OK.

Added to these platforms, we’re using other production and productivity tools from the net. I upload my PowerPoint shows to slideshare.com an then embed them in one of these blogs. The videos of the Tech20 workshops are uploaded to TeacherTube.com and then linked into Wordpress. I’ve had fun with Xtranormal.com as an attention-grabbing communication tool. Finally, I’m considering after the new year to start putting out a weekly podcast.

At this week’s meeting of the MDTTT, I was so excited by the creativity and enthusiasm in the room. I know we are facing immense growth and with that immense challenges ahead, but I also know that Mater Dei will continue to be a leader in the new frontiers of educational technology and education…which in many ways is the same thing.
Blessed Christmas to you all with gratitude and respect.

Tech 20 Session 2

Author: GDhuyvetter

There’s More to a Wiki than Wikipedia

December 11, 2008

Blogs and Wikis are two of the maintypes of websites.  Each has it’s own particular characteristics and strengths.  In this session we define and examine the wiki form.

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Links for this workshop can be found at www.delicious.com/gdhuyvetter/wiki