Episode 56 Educational Podcasting Continues to Mature

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After a 4 week “break,” Kathy and Mark start a tandem episode set about the advancements of podcasting and classroom application.  This 2-part episode brings together scores of resources, insights and experiences about how podcasting practices are advancing over time. After 5 years in the field of educational podcasting Mark and Kathy are upping the ante and exploring new ways of working with educators, leveraging 21st century learning skills and standards and making learners of all ages center of the learning.

Also peak in and enjoy: In our catchup and on the road segment Kathy shares about six different conference appearances as she speaks to k-12 educators and higher education faculty about 21st century learning AND prepares for her move to the University of South Florida this summer.

Teacher Highlight: Carrie, one of listeners, shares a wonderful matrix/model to consider educational podcasting- Kathy and Mark share it with you and discuss several applications.

Do not miss this packed 2 part episode. (And yes we have only described PART of the content for ep 56–much more inside and for the next one!)

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Articles and Related Resources for this Episode
On the Road with Dr. King- Shout Out’s and More!

  • NCEA
  • RTI Dallas & Orlando
  • Purdue University
  • Nings

If you are interested in joining, send a request from the Ning to Kathy!


Post your ideas for future episdoes of Teacher’s Podcast on our Wallwisher and try it out!
OR just leave us a comment there! We would love to hear from you.


Here is a great example of collaborative use of Wallwisher also!

“Price Point” Article AND Technology is Essential for Customizing Instruction

Harvard University professor and author Paul E. Peterson advocates technology as a tool for teachers to reach each student’s individual “price point,” or the difficulty of material they are ready to learn. Peterson makes his case in this opinion article for customizing instruction through more online courses and other adaptive and interactive technology.

Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (4/21)

Educators Respond to National Ed-Tech Plan

While many school stakeholders say there’s a lot to like in the new National Education Technology Plan, others are concerned about what they see as a fundamental conflict between the plan’s call for innovation on the one hand and the Obama administration’s continued focus on testing and accountability on the other.

eSchool News, April 13, 2010

Arne Duncan and the National Educational Technology Plan

  • Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology!
  • Various PDF versions available here: Executive summary, complete report, etc
  • Home page for the NET Plan 2010
  • YouTube video of Arne Duncan’s Announcement

Podcasting Model Created and Shared by Carrie Rathsack

  • Mark and Kathy discuss at length this helpful model submitted by Carrie Rathsack.
  • It is shown at the top of this page!
  • Click the link to download it for yourself
  • We also discuss various uses for professional development, and individual lesson development!
  • Per the author: PPTs from the session are posted here (scroll down to April 26th, Podcasting session) -

  • Post your ideas for future episodes of Teacher’s Podcast on our Wallwisher and try it out!
  • OR just leave us a comment there! We would love to hear from you.
  • Here is a great example of collaborative use of Wallwisher also!

Dr. Kathy King will be presenting and keynoting at the following conferences.

May 2010

  • 5/1 New York, NY: NYC Adult Basic Education Conference (keynote)
  • 5/2-4 Denver, CO: AERA Conference (presenter)
  • 5/12 Media, PA: Pennsylvania Insitute of Technology Graduation (Award recipient)
  • 5/15 Media, PA: Pennsylvania Insitute of Technology Graduation (Commencement speaker)
  • 5/17-18 (Chicago, IL) Response to Intervention Summit

June 2010

  • 6/3- AERC LGBTQ & Allies Preconference (UCal @ Sacramento)
  • 6/4-5- AERC Conference (UCal @ Sacramento) (presenter)

October 2010

  • 10/26-28 AAACE Conference, Clearwater, FL

Mark Gura will be presenting at

June 2010

  • 6/28-30 Denver, CO: ISTE NECC- Poster session


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