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|12/31/2008 Podcasting Poetry
Carol Kelly made the last week before the Christmas vacation
a mix of education and holiday fun for her W.O. Hall Magnet
Elementary School students.
The students learned about poetry, public speaking and technology
through reading The Night Before Christmas for a podcast.
Experiential education through podcasting!
|12/30/2008 Podango Struggling
struggling. Podcast hosting can be an expensive proposition.
The following was emailed to Podangos customers this weekend:
We at Podango believe that you, our customers,
are our most valuable asset. Given this belief, we have always
done our best to be honest and forthright in our dealings with
you. The current uncertainties of the financial market has affected
many of us in this nation. As of this morning, Podango is no
longer immune to it’s effects. Our ability to continue operations
past the end of this year (2008) is in question. We do not want
any of you, or any of your shows to be negatively affected by
this uncertainty and so we are encouraging you to begin taking
all necessary steps to secure your data or begin moving to another
hosting provider. On Monday we will have a more definitive direction.
As of today, the last day to move or secure your data is December
31st. RSS feeds will need to be redirected by this date as well.
It is our hope that the events of the next few days will allow
us to continue providing you a service based upon a subscription
fee. Again, we will know more on Monday and you will be notified
of any changes to the above plan as soon as we are made aware
of them. We do apologize for the short notice during a time
when many of you are very busy, and didn’t plan on spending
this much time on your shows.
We will have a link in the My Podango
section of the Podcasters login page by Monday which will allow
you to redirect your RSS feed off of the Podango feed to a new
feed. Instructions will accompany that tool. Also on Monday
we will provide you with alternatives for show hosting.
Inactive accounts, those without
recent uploads or downloads, may be already been deleted from
the system. If you need to contact us, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again I personally apologize for
this notice of caution. We truly appreciate your business.
Douglas G. Smith
President - Podango
Unfortunately they are not giving much notice, for podcasters
to move to alternative platforms. Perhaps a reason to manage
ones own hosting?
|12/23/2008 Kinds of Podcasting Content
Potential podcasting content covers the gamut. With more
than millions of podcasts now available, there are few topics
that are not covered by this popular communication channel.
Kinds of Podcasting Content
|12/22/2008 Futurewatch 2009: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges
in Educational Video
The trajectory of educational video typically follows that
of the outside world. But with education, the goals of popularity,
audience size, and hits take a back seat to learning effectiveness—at
least that’s what we strive for. The questions for educators
are to what extent do we follow the trends and how do we make
sure that it’s not a snipe hunt or a wild-goose chase.
The runaway success of the iPhone and the rise of the inexpensive,
ultraportable laptop netbook and other wireless
devices make it clear that we live in a mobile world defined
by access to information unbound by location. Mobile is clearly
the next frontier for online media, and, therefore, it is also
the next step for educational media.
Frankly, educational media is already there, to some extent.
Podcasting is really the technology that launched mobile educational
media, such that countless schools and universities have gone
online with thousands of podcasted lectures and classes. Companies
that focus on education, such as Apple, Sonic Foundry, and Accordent,
have all rolled out tools making podcasting easier. But does
making a podcast of a 1-hour lecture for a students iPod really
count as mobile media?
|12/16/2008 Unique RSS Tools
As the masses have adopted RSS as a more mainstream communication
medium, Web 2.0 businesses and publishers have adopted unique
and unusual tools to manipulate RSS content. Here are just some
of the various RSS tools that are currently available...
Unique RSS Tools
|12/15/2008 iTunes Protection
Rumors coming out of Europe that claim Apple will begin
offering unprotected music files from the three largest recording
companies on Tuesday are bogus, according to my music-industry
|12/08/2008 Podcast Awards Announced
The 2008 Podcast
Award Winners have been announced.
|12/03/2008 MyPodcast Assistant - Podcasting Is Not Just for
Podcasting is broadcasting on iPods or other MP3 Players.
Created by ex MTV host Adam Curry, Podcasting is a new method
of communication for the internet - unfortunately, it’s still
limited to your PC. But thanks to companies like Apple, creator
of the iPod, podcasts can be downloaded to your personal media
device and accessed at anytime. Your trusty mp3 player can become
a true audiovisual media player - this handy companion is not
just for music anymore.
Podcasting is Not Just for iPods
|12/02/2008 Social Bookmarking Tips
It can be tricky to predict what content will perform well
on social bookmarking websites. The interests of our democratic
populace are widespread and constantly changing. Webpages, podcasts,
and images which are deemed more newsworthy, humorous, or intriguing
often steal the spotlight. Knowing how to present content on
social bookmarking websites can help internet marketers stand
Social Bookmarking Tips
|12/01/2008 Consumer Podcasts
This podcast is all about information that will help you
save money. It is a little bit of the weeks consumer news, plus
some tips and advice perfect for the holiday season.
|11/28/2008 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Discount for Podcasting
We are offering a special discount on the Podcasting Bundle
when purchasing enter the coupon code cyberdeal
and receive a toal of $ 20.00 off of RecordForAll and FeedForAll
the two applications that make up Podcasting Bundle. As always there is Free
Shipping on all FeedForAll orders that include a CD ROM.
Only $ 49.95 with coupon code!
The Podcasting Bundle is a great gift for the techie people,
on your Christmas list. The Podcasting Bundle includes:
FeedForAll - Desktop software to create RSS feeds, podcasts,
and iTunes compatible podcasts.
RecordForAll - Desktop audio recording and editing software
designed specifically for podcasters.
|11/25/2008 Step By Step Create an iTunes Compatible Podcast
Step by step tutorial to create an iTunes compatible podcast. Creating a Podcast
to publish on your web site or on iTunes Music Store is as simple
as 1,2,3. Follow this step-by-step tutorial with clear and precise
guidelines. Remember that in addition to audio, there are 2
elements for publishing a Podcast on iTunes Music Store: iTunes
specified artwork and an RSS Feed including iTunes Specific
may - june
create, edit, and publish podcast feeds.