Monday, June 25, 2007

NECC in "Hotlanta" Monday

After a 6 1/2 hour drive accompanied by a Charlie Bone audiobook, I arrived in Atlanta this afternoon. I checked into my hotel, grabbed my laptop bag and caught a shuttle to the Georgia World Congress Center.

I met two librarians(forgot to ask where they were from) and four tech coordinators(from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine).

I got to one great birds of a feather session on podcasting in elementary school, "Creative Podcasting for the Elementary Set" by Kathy Shields.

- call podcast and the Web site the same thing to make it easy for people to find it
- keep each session to 3-5 minutes
- for kids who can write, have kids practice their script and get comments from peers before recording

free resource for converting audio files
ripplingpond is Kathy Shields website, Small Voices in her podcast.
use Camtasia Studio to make an enhanced podcast
free storyboard software (called storyboard?)
can import audacity files into iTunes to convert them

Kathy's casual and informative style were great. The interaction with the audience made the session very practical and relevant. Thanks Kathy!


sendkathy said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the BOF session about podcasting. The file conversion link you are in search of is . I look forward to reading more of your informative posts now that I have your blog in my technorati feed!
Kathy Shields

Laura B. Fogle said...


Thank you so much for the link. I edited the post to add it. And thanks again for the great session.