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Black History Month Podcasting Grant - 01/2011 - Tool Factory Podcasting V3 Network Site License, Simple Guide to Podcasting book/cd set, and Adventures in Podcasting! Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom ($1,400 value)
Deadline: Sat 01/15/2011 11:59:59 PM
February is Black History Month, and a great time to creatively incorporate podcasting in your classroom!

Apply for the Black History Month Podcasting Grant for a chance to win a Tool Factory Podcasting V3 Network Site License, the Simple Guide to Podcasting book/cd set, and Adventures in Podcasting! Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom.

To apply, simply develop and submit a Black History Month lesson plan demonstrating how you would use Tool Factory Podcasting V3 Network Site License, the Simple Guide to Podcasting book/cd set, and Adventures in Podcasting! Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom in your curriculum. The most creative and fun lesson plan that best utilizes the software and covers Black History Month will win!

ABOUT TOOL FACTORY PODCASTING V3:
Anyone with a microphone and an internet connection can publish audio podcasts to people anywhere in the world! Tool Factory Podcasting combines a scripting tool, a sound recorder, easy uploading, and broadcast utility into one easy interface. You’ll never have to write a single line of programming code, or decipher complex RSS feeds.

Features include:
•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!
•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.
•Multi-track recording
•Volume adjustment possible on any section of the sound clip.
•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.

Tech Specs:
•Platform: Windows XP or Vista.
•Playback on Windows, Mac, any iPod or MP3 player.

ABOUT SIMPLE GUIDE TO PODCASTING BOOK/CD SET:
This is the perfect companion book to Tool Factory Podcasting. A wonderful practical guide to podcasting, the pages are jam-packed with step-by-step instructions for recording sounds and publishing your own podcasts. This is a great resource for learners who want visual instructions at-a-glance. Every step in the process is outlined with large bold pictures and easy 1-2-3 instructions. Readers can delve into the text for a deeper understanding of the podcasting process, or simply browse the visual images which "show" every step in the podcasting process. The book makes an excellent class textbook. Simple fill-in-the-blank worksheets are indispensable for walking new podcasters through every step in the process. There’s even a chapter on copyright laws and acceptable use policies for podcasting. Learn what you can and can’t post on the internet, and explore safe podcasting practices. All of the materials were developed as a result of practical hands-on training. Includes a CD with an instructional PowerPoint presentation to help you teach or learn about podcasting!

ABOUT ADVENTURES IN PODCASTING! INCREDIBLE LESSON PLANS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM:
Adventures in Podcasting! Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom includes 40 podcasting lesson plans designed to stretch students’ imaginations and get them thinking creatively about the curriculum. A bonus companion CD contains editable copies of every worksheet from the book, allowing teachers tailor every activity to their own curriculum and print and copy worksheets with ease!
Winner:


Karen Long
Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington, OH
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