Archive for August, 2007

Karen’s Mashups-Show 10-Professional Development

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

It’s the time of the year when many of us are focusing on professional development for the upcoming school year. In this show, we look at audio podcasts for professional development. (If you missed it, Show 6 focused on video podcasts for professional development.)


Each year it seems harder to schedule workshops. Subs and release days are difficult. Everyone has busy schedules. And there are so many important topics to cover, but time and space is limited.

Audio and video podcasts can help provide a solution to this. They also have the benefits of allowing time shifting and providing just-in-time support.

The following items are featured in this show:


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Karen’s Mashups-Show 9-Conferences

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

In this show, I highlight podcasts from educational conferences. This show is a bit longer than what I usually do, but the content is so rich that I just couldn’t resist sharing slightly longer clips than usual!


There are great conferences going on every month of the year, and the information presented at them is a source of important professional development. No one has time to go to them all though.

Now, many conferences are distributing their best sessions as podcasts. When combined with blogs and wikis to facilitate discussion, this is almost as good as being there.

Included in this show are:


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