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site. Or if you have Quick Time Pro on your
computer, you can convert it to an iPod format
8. At Zamzar, upload your movie file. Then select
Convert to iPod or 3pg format. Enter your e-mail address. Click on Convert. The converted
file will be sent directly to you.
9. Open your e-mail and download your podcast.
10. You can upload your podcast (mp4 file) to a
variety of free podcasting sites, including Gcast
( http://gcast.com) or Podomatic (http://www.
podomatic.com). You could also upload to your
school Web site, blog, or server. To upload your
movie (3pg file) to your cell phone, you can use
a variety of Web sites. One free site is Cellfish
( http://cellfish.com), which uploads to most
cell phones. You receive the video in a text message to your cell phone and save it by selecting
“store” or “save.”
Enhanced Photo Albums
Using an enhanced podcast, your students can create a narrated
video photo album of a school field trip, yearbook, and other special activities throughout the year. Use them for weekly “week in
reviews” that can be e-mailed home to parents. Include pictures of
the students’ activities throughout the week, narrated by different
students who participated in the activities.
Making Podcasts Public
In many cases you may want to upload the enhanced podcasts to
your Web site to share with parents or to make them available to
other students to help with review and practice.
If so, you need to be careful about the information you are publishing, such as student’s names, school identification, student pictures, or student work with their names attached. You also need to
make sure the images published are free of any copyright infringement. One easy solution is to publish enhanced podcasts to a school
intranet or protected Web site. This a wonderful opportunity to talk
with your students about issues of copyright and the World Wide
Web as well as issues of online privacy. Or you may want to view
your slide presentation on any mobile phone that plays video.
—Liz Kolb taught high school and middle school social studies and was a technology
coordinator/integration specialist in Ohio. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Madonna University in Michigan as well as a doctoral student in learning technologies at the University of Michigan.
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