Feed on

In this episode I share the Web 2.0 resources that I'm using and my students are using on a consistent basis. I offer a brief explanation of why my students are using the Web 2.0 mentioned in the podcast.

Branching Out

In this episode I share my ideas about using social networking services to expand my professional learning. You will also hear find out why I include many people from outside of the education sector in my professional learning network.

Here are the social networking services mentioned in the podcast.





Classroom 2.0 

In this podcast I address a great question that Tom Grissom posed in his podcast Tech Talk 4 Teachers. Tom asked the question, "can we still call this creativity if the machine is making the decisions for us?" Tom was raising this question in reference to the use of online tools like Wordle, AutoCollage, and Animoto. To learn more about these tools and hear Tom Grissom's podcast visit Tech Talk 4 Teachers.

In this episode I share my experience of going to plan "b" when the technology I had planned to incorporate into a lesson fails. The lesson I was reminded of is that as much as I love to incorporate technology into my instruction sometimes the most memorable lessons for students don't involve any technology at all.

Free technology mentioned in this episode:

X Timeline

Google Maps 

In this episode I share a conversation that has been reoccurring throughout the last couple of years in my department meetings. What are we going to use our limited budget money for? Until recently, I've always argued for not upgrading textbooks every couple of years and instead save the money to invest in technology resources. But last week I joined a conversation on Michael Wesch's blog that forced me to look at the arguments again.

This episode was recorded using the drop.io voicemail service. It's an easy way to create mp3 voice recordings. After recording the message I dragged it into Garage Band to edit and add the intro and outro music.

In this episode I share an idea that I've been holding on to for a while. Can Facebook or Myspace be used for educational purposes?

A short list of ideas for using online mapping resources in all content areas.

Resources Mentioned in the Episode.

Google Maps

Google Earth

Google Earth Blog

Google Maps Mania

History Tours 

Google Lat Long

Free Earth

Microsoft Virtual Earth 

In this episode I discuss what a blog can do for you as a teacher. I also list four free blogging resources.





This is the first podcast from Free Tech 4 Teachers. In this podcast I discuss an idea for using podcasts in a history class. Listeners will also learn about two free podcasting resources.

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