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President's Day Grant - 02/2012 - Tool Factory Podcasting with Video Site License ($999.99 value)
Deadline: Thu 02/16/2012 04:59:59 AM
Apply for the President's Day Grant for a chance to win a site license of Tool Factory Podcasting with Video!

To apply, simply develop and submit a President's Day themed lesson plan that utilizes podcasting/vodcasting. The most creative and fun President's Day themed lesson plan utilizing podcasting/vodcasting will win!

ABOUT TOOL FACTORY PODCASTING WITH VIDEO:
Anyone with a microphone, video camera, a Windows computer, and an internet connection can publish audio or video podcasts to people anywhere in the world! You no longer need 3-5 different software programs to create a podcast or vodcast. All you need is the simplicity of Tool Factory Podcasting with Video. The software combines a scripting tool, sound recorder and video recorder, easy uploading, and broadcast utility into one easy interface. You can record your podcast's audio or video directly into the program or import any major audio or video file onto the timeline using the easy to use interface. Then once you have set your podcast's title and episode title, you can simply publish and promote your podcast with the ease of one click!

If you can “point-and-click”, then you have all the skills necessary to create fantastic podcasts or vodcasts! You’ll never have to write a single line of programming code, or decipher complex RSS feeds. Podcasting enhances the communication between schools, communities and businesses, while also creating a platform for sharing ideas. It’s an incredibly fun and fiercely addictive means of communication.

Every copy of Tool Factory Podcasting includes:
-Tool Factory Podcasting with Video software– Create, record, and upload your podcasts with “point-and-click” mouse skills.
-Great music and sound effects library – Clips are included right on the CD to add dimension to your voice without the worry of copyright violations!
-Subscription to Clip Art Station – Download a massive library of pictures and audio, without the worry of copyright violation. Incorporate music and fun sound effects into your podcasts to keep your listeners intrigued and coming back for more! www.clipartstation.com.
-Free server space on Web Page Station - Host your podcasts at www.webpagestation.com free for 3 months.
-A getting started guide – Get podcasting in minutes with these easy instructions.

Podcasting is a fantastic way to extend learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroom. Teachers can record lessons, students can build class projects, and parents can take part in daily classroom activities.

Tech Specs:
-Platform: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit).
-Playback on Windows, Mac, any iPod or MP3 player.
-Import sound clips (or entire podcasts) in .wav or .mp3 formats.
-Records 1 track of video, and up to 5 tracks of audio.
-Sound clips: hundreds of sound and music clips included, copyright free.
-Clip Art Station: Download hundreds more copyright-free clips from www.clipartstation.com, subscription included.
-Save sound clips (or entire podcast) as .wav or .mp3 formats.
-Volume adjustment possible on any section of the sound clip.
-Subscription to Web Page Station included for free hosted uploads.
-Publish anywhere, inclucing: Web Page Station at www.webpagestation.com, your own website, a network server, or save on the local computer.
-Broadcast by email, or copy/paste a simple link into the “Subscribe” feature in iTunes or other aggregator.
Winner:


Tom Chambers
Raul Yzaguirre Sch for Success
Houston, TX
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