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Whole Child Podcast: Live recording at ASCD's Annual Conference
This month's Whole Child Podcast will be recorded live at ASCD's Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14. If you're at the conference and would like to attend the live taping, be sure to arrive early at Room 208B in the Convention Center. Can't make it? Submit your questions for our guests on the Whole Child Blog by Tuesday, March 10. Ask Tim Waters, president and CEO of Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning and co-author of "School Leadership That Works," and Joe DiMartino, founder and president of the Center for Secondary School Redesign, about taking the whole child framework to scale in your community.

2/6 I love this site. Free serialized audio books, delivered on your schedule. You can subscribe to all kinds of audio books and it is totally free. What is not to like? http://www.podiobooks.com/

LearnOutLoud.com is your one-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse over 15,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.

Download hundreds of free classic audio books to your mp3 player or computer. Below, you’ll find great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/audio_book_podc.html

Each week, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, talks to authors, editors and critics about new books, the literary scene and current best sellers. The program is available as a podcast on NYTimes.com and iTunes. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/books/books-podcast-archive.html

1/22 And to be fair, here are some podcasts for English speakers who want to learn a foreign language, And by the way, Arabic is pretty easy, all things told; no articles, no extra words, sort of "in house five rooms" as opposed to"there are five rooms in my house." Some of the masculine/feminine alignment is a little hard as the rules change constantly, and both nouns and verbs change depending on the type of sentence. Reading is VERY hard as the letter placement changes by the way a sentence is constructed . I'm good at single letters (think block print) but about the only thing I can read is "al" and get it right. <<sigh>> It's a work in process.

  • Arabic Language Lessons iTunes Feed Web Site
    • The US Peace Corps serves up 10 lessons that will teach you the Arabic spoken in Jordan. The web site includes a useful transcript.
  • ArabicPod iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Includes mp3 podcasts and PDF transcripts.
  • Survival Phrases Arabic iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Provides the essentials you’ll need to get around.
  • The Arabic Circle - __iTunes__ Feed
    • While not offering language lessons per se, the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern studies offers weekly lectures in Arabic that include social, cultural and academic investigations of the Arabic speaking world. Students will find it handy for practicing their comprehension.
  • The Arabic PodClass Feed Web Site
    • A fledgling podcast that’s worth a look.
  • One Minute Catalan iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A good way to get going with a language still spoken by some 12 million people, many living in Northeast Spain.
  • Cantonese Lessons Feed Web Site
    • This is a very fledgling Cantonese language series. It has one lesson so far. So we’ll have to see if this is for real. In the meantime, please let us know if you find a richer collection of Cantonese lessons.
  • Chinese Learn Online iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A dialogue-based introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Load them on your iPod and get up the Chinese curve.
  • Chinese Lessons with Serge Melnyk iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Weekly lessons in Mandarin that get very strong reviews from iTunes users..
  • Chinesepod.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn Mandarin on your own terms.
  • iMandarinPod.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A more advanced podcast, this series of lessons teaches Chinese by talking about Chinese culture or what is happening today in China.
  • LearnChinesePod.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A Mandarin language podcast taught by Yao in New York City.
  • Mandarin Chinese Conversation iTunes Web Site
    • A language series put together by TimesOnline.
  • Mandarin Chinese Feed Web Site
    • 10 Lessons by the US Peace Corps. Make sure you visit the site and download the pdf that accompanies the lessons.
  • //Popup Chinese iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Offers lessons for beginners and also students at intermediate and advanced levels. In addition to language lessons, Popup Chinese provides annotated short stories, HSK test prep materials and a variety of speaking and listening exercises. They broadcast out of Beijing, and all voice actors speak the standard northern dialect.
  • Survival Chinese iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn the phrases you need to get by while traveling in China.
  • Think and Talk Like (the) Chinese iTunes Web Site
    • Cathy Lu takes a look at the Chinese language, while introducing students to China’s history and culture.
  • World Learner Chinese iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Another in the mix of possibilities.
  • Dare to Danish iTunes Web Site
    • This is not your usual series of language lessons. Here, a “dirty Dane” teaches you “stupid phrases and more.”
  • One Minute Danish iTunes Feed Web Site
    • We get a lot of requests (believe it or not) for Danish. So here’s another useful podcast created by the One Minute series.
  • Laura Speaks Dutch iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of podcasts that will help you travel to Holland. It’s worth checking out the accompanying web site.
  • Business English iTunes Web Site
    • Learn the English you will need to function effectively in an American business environment.
  • English as a Second Language Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A very well liked collection of ESL lessons. Over 100 episodes in the collection.

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  • English for Spanish Speakers (’Por Fin Aprende Ingles’) iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Si usted haya asistido al menos a un curso de ingles, y usted necesita la oportunidad de escuchar al ingles y hablar el ingles, entonces ‘Por Fin Aprende Ingles’ es el podcast perfecto para usted. Presentado por Carla Staufert-Sauvier, una profesora de Mexico, y Jade Lindquist, una profesora de los EE UU.
  • ESL Business News iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A weekly podcast of international business news read in slow, clear English. Listen to the podcast and follow along in the accompanying script.
  • On Demand English iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Daily podcasts that will teach you English and American customs. Well done.
  • The Bob and Rob Show: Weekly English Lessons from a Yankee and a Brit iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Taking a more unconventional approach to teaching English, this program uses humor to teach intermediate-to-advanced students idioms, grammar, and slang in both American and English flavors.
  • Tu Ingles! iTunes Feed Web Site
    • “Tu Ingles” is designed to help Spanish-speakers improve their ear for English. The weekly program features drills of verb conjugation, interviews, advice about idioms, and excerpts of speeches and other recorded spoken material from famous English speakers.
  • Esperanto-Lecionoj iTunes Feed Web Site
    • These lessons will help you become familiar with Esperanto, a purely international language
  • Special Finnish Feed Web Site
    • For listeners with some command of Finnish YLE Radio Finland offers daily broadcasts in “Special Finnish”. The five minute broadcasts cover items of current interest. To ease understanding, we simplify the language and slow down the delivery. Some grammatical forms are not used at all. The level of Finnish used is planned to match the expected ability to understand Finnish shown by persons in Level Two Language Command (ofFinnish) as defined by the Council of Europe.”
  • Easy French Poetry Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A French as a second language Podcast, using poetry as a topic for discussion using everyday conversational French.
  • French for Beginners iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Fun, effective lessons for beginners. Provided by the French Ecole.
  • FrenchPod.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn French on your own terms. FrenchPod currently offers free podcasts on a schedule of 5 per week with extra shows on the weekend. The podcasts are accompanied by text expansion exercises and other tutoring aids.
  • Le Journal en français facile iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Nightly news from RFI presented in slowly spoken French to assist you with your comprehension.
  • Learn French by Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A well-reviewed series of lessons for beginners and those who want to brush up on their French.
  • Learn French with Coffee Break French iTunes Feed Web Site
    • The producers of the very popular Coffee Break Spanish now offer a podcast that will teach you French.
  • Learn French with Daily Podcasts iTunes Feed Web Site
    • These lessons are brought to you by French teachers from Paris. They are best suited for those who already have some beginning French under their belts.
  • Ma France iTunes Feed Web Site
    • The BBC offers 24 video podcasts that will teach you French.
  • Mali French Feed Web Site
    • The Peace Corps teaches you some of the French spoken in Mali.
  • The French Pod Class iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A very popular collection that teaches students the French language and different facets of French culture.
  • The Verbcast - French Verbs by Relaxation iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A four-week series of lessons that will allow you to refine your knowledge of French verbs.
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  • Deutsch - warum nicht?
  • German Podcast.de iTunes Web Site
  • GerGermanGrammar iTunes Feed Web Site
    • German grammar lessons aimed at American students.
  • Lernen Wir Deutsch iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Presented in video, these “vodcasts” get high marks for being not only educational but also very entertaining.
  • MyDailyPhrase.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn German phrase by phrase over a course of 20 weeks. The podcasts will cover all the language you need to know to get by on a visit to a German-speaking country. This series is put together by the same people created the popular series “Coffee Break Spanish.”
  • One Minute German iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Presented by the Radio Lingua Network
  • Slow German iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Annik Rubens reads slowly and clearly from parts of her popular podcast, Sleepless in Munich (Schaflos in Munchen).
  • Slowly Spoken News iTunes Feed
    • Deutsche Welle provides a nightly news broadcast in German that’s spoken slowly so that you can work on your comprehension.
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  • Learning Greek iTunes Feed Web Site
    • From the Hellenic American Union, these lessons will teach students Modern Greek. For those who already have some foundation in the language.
  • Elementary Hebrew iTunes
    • The audio and video files come from a course taught in a seminary.
  • Hebrew Vocab Pronunciations iTunes Web Site
    • Here you get straightforward pronunciations of words in Hebrew.
And, by the way, you can find a good resource to learn Biblical Hebrew vocabulary here.
  • I Speak Hindi Feed Web Site
    • Covers essential words and phrases that you need for your trip to India. There are also Beginner Hindi lessons for those that want to seriously start to learn the language.
  • Learn Hindi from Bollywood Movies iTunes Feed Web Site
    • This looks like a fun approach to learning a language.
  • Namaste Dosti - The Learn Hindi Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • There are few options when it comes to learning Hindi via podcast, so the podcast author decided to fill the void.
  • Let’s Learn Hungarian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn with Steve or Gyorgyi, a native speaker.
  • Learning Indonesian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A complete online Indonesian course geared towards developing conversational fluency in the Indonesian Language.
  • Learn Irish Feed Web Site
    • As the title says, here’s a quite new podcast that will teach you Irish. Hopefully, it will continue to grow.
  • One Minute Irish iTunes Feed Web Site
  • ItalianPod.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn Italian on your own terms.
  • LearnItalianPod.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of Italian language lessons that will get you up and running. I have personally used them and found them effective.
  • Let’s Speak Italian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • This collection will help you learn Italian in small, manageable 5-minute bites.
  • MyDailyPhrase.com iTunes Web Site
    • Learn Italian step by step over a course of 20 weeks. The podcasts will cover all the language you need to know to get by on a visit to a Italian-speaking country. Created by the same people who put together the popular series “Coffee Break Spanish.”
  • World Languages Podcasting - Italian Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • It’s admittedly a bit of an untraditional way to learn Italian. This podcast lets you listen to conversations about Australian culture in Italian.
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  • Japanese Class (Video) iTunes Web Site
    • These videocasts from the Kyoto Japanese Language School get strong reviews. They use video effectively to demonstrate how to write in Japanese.
  • JapanesePod101.com iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Over 100 quality lessons aimed at the beginner. Users give it high marks.
  • Learn Japanese iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Japancast teaches Japanese using lessons from anime and everyday conversation.
  • Learn Japanese Symbols iTunes Feed Web Site
    • These lessons teach students how to work with Japanese symbols, such as Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana.
  • Survival Phrases iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn the must-know phrases for traveling in Japan.
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  • Easy Quick Learn Korean iTunes Feed Web Site//
    • One of the newer and seemingly more robust options for learning Korean.
  • Learn Korean iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A little new and “rough around the edges,” according to reviewers, but perhaps worth a look.
  • Kimchigirls iTunes Feed Web Site
    • An option that looks to have more promise.
  • Survival Phrases iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Gets the phrases that will get you by.
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  • Latinum iTunes Feed Web Site
    • The Latin Language Learning Podcast from London.
  • Nightly News in Latin Feed Web Site
    • “Nuntii Latini - News in Latin - is a weekly review of world news in Classical Latin, the only international broadcast of its kind in the world, produced by YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
  • Lithuanian Out Loud iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Offers beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.
  • One Minute Luxembourgish iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Another niche language covered by the Radio Lingua Network.
  • One Minute Norwegian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn Norwegian in minutes with the Radio Lingua Network.
  • One Minute Polish iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Another podcast provided by the Radio Lingua Network.
  • Brazilian PodClass iTunes Feed Web Site
  • Brazilian Portuguese iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A conversation-oriented introduction to Brazilian Portuguese. You’ll also get introduced to Brazilian culture, and learn about the differences between the language spoken in Brazil and Portugal. NOTE: Mp3s for the first 16 lessons can be found here.
  • Ta Falado: Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Created by the Texas Language Technology Center in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT-Austin.
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  • Learn Romanian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A quick way to learn Romanian survival phrases to help you on your journey.
  • One Minute Romanian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Quick lessons by the creators of the One Minute language series.
  • A Spoonful of Russian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Recommended by our readers.
  • A Taste of Russian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • This “isn’t a boring Grammar course, it is a real chat on different topics which can be heard in everyday life. It is a chance to listen to the native speakers talking at home, at work, at the shop, at the party, etc.”
  • Business Russian iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Presented by the UCLA Center for World Languages, this series teaches students the essentials of Russian business communication.
  • Russian (Kazahk) Feed Web Site
    • No Borat jokes. Learn some Kazahk style Russian from the Peace Corps. Be sure to download the accompanying PDF file.
  • Russian Literature iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Also presented by UCLA, this podcast helps users improve their comprehension and vocabulary by listening to excerpts from Tolstoy, Gogol, Chekhov and other Russian literary greats.
  • One Minute Russian iTunes Feed Web Site
  • RussianPod101 iTunes Web Site
    • Helps you learn Russian and Russian culture at your convenience.
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  • Cody’s Cuentos iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A Spanish-language podcast of classic fairy tales and legends. The fact that you probably already know the story in English will aid your comprehension of understanding the tale in Spanish.
  • Coffee Break Spanish iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn Spanish in a low-key, effective way. Currently the #2 overall favorite in iTunes’ podcast collection. They must be loaded on iPods everywhere.
  • Finally Learn Spanish - Beyond the Basics iTunes Feed Web Site
    • If you’ve had some Spanish classes and you need experience listening to and speaking the language, then Finally Learn Spanish has a collection of podcasts for you.
  • Insta Spanish Lessons iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Weekly comprehension and grammar exercises for students of all levels. One of the more popular podcasts on iTunes.
  • Learn Spanish at SpanishPod101 iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A podcast created by teams from 5 Spanish speaking countries.
  • Learn Spanish Survival Guide iTunes Feed
    • If you’re planning a trip to a Spanish speaking country, and if you don’t know the language, this will help get you up to speed.
  • Learn to Speak Spanish iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn to speak Spanish in just 15 minutes per day.
  • LingusTV iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A unique entry into the instructional language podcasts arena. It’s an educational video podcast done in the form of a television sit-com (situation comedy), laugh track included. While the actors speak solely in Spanish, Spanish subtitles are provided and explanations of vocabulary and grammar points are provided on the web site.
  • Notes in Spanish iTunes - Feed - Web Site
    • Produced by Ben Curtis and Marina Diez, a husband-and-wife team out of Madrid, Spain. Ben is British and Marina is Spanish and they too have built quite a large following for their conversational Spanish podcasts, (for beginners, intermediates and advanced students), which promise to teach listeners “real Spanish” the way it is actually spoken every day in Spain.
  • Rojas Spanish Language iTunes Feed Web Site
    • “No English is spoken here. These podcasts are for the Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Speaker who would like to sharpen their Spanish skills. The fine points of the language will be presented and explored through a variety of topics to include; music, history, culture, food.”
  • SpanishPod iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn Spanish on your own terms.
  • SpanishPod101 iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Distinguishes itself from other currently available instructional podcasts by providing lessons that feature different accents from around the Spanish-speaking world. Dialogues are repeated multiple times and an English translation is provided, to further aid learning.
  • Spanish Sense iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Another set of podcasts that lets you learn Spanish on your own terms.
  • Spanish Podcasts for Beginners iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Podcasts recorded by native Spanish speakers with clear explanations in English.
  • Voices en Español iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Geared toward more advanced students, this podcast features an interview in Spanish with a native speaker from Spain, Latin America or the U.S. It’s also accompanied by a bilingual blog that includes weekly Spanish grammar tips.
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  • Klartext Feed Web site
    • News in easy-to-understand Swedish.
  • Learn Swedish with SwedishLingQ iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Our readers have been waiting for Swedish lessons to come along. Here it finally is.
  • //Swedish Survival Phrases iTunes Feed Web Site
    • From the makers of the Survival Phrases series.
  • Viloria.com Pinoy Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Learn to speak Tagalog to give you the advantage when you travel to the Philippines.
  • Learn Thai Podcast: Free English Thai Audiolearning Course Feed Web Site
    • Apparently the lessons are good, but they’ve been having some technical problems and not all podcasts are always available.
  • Survival Phrases iTunes Feed Web Site
    • You get the gist from the title. Learn here some phrases that will help you survive in Vietnam.
General How-To
  • Teach Yourself a Foreign Language iTunes Feed Web Site
    • This program discusses how to go about learning a foreign language on your own. Some people liked it, some didn’t. Check it out and judge for yourself.

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1/15 Some great podcasts for ESL students.
30 Newest Podcasts by ESL Podcasters (a4esl.org/podcasts)You can listen to recent podcasts without needing to subscribe to many RSS feeds.a4esl.org/p = Easy Online RSS Reader for ESL PodcastsFrom this page, you can easily and quickly listen to many podcasts.Barry Bakin's ESL PodcastRSS = http://www.gcast.com/u/MrBakinsESL/main.xmlBBC - Radio - Podcasts - 6 Minute EnglishPodcast for ELTBob DuCharme's International Business News for ESLA weekly podcast spoken slowly with spaces between words.
RSS = http://www.eslbusinessnews.com/eslbn.rssCharles Becker's English Pronunciation Pod (Charles Becker)Fast-forward past the first minute to hear the content.Charles Kelly's 'Learn a Song' PodcastMP3 files; Listen and repeat phrase by phrase, then sing the song.
RSS = http://www.manythings.org/songs/rss.xmlCharles Kelly's Jokes in English PodcastRead and listen to some jokes in English.
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/eslCK's Listen and Repeat Podcast (Charles Kelly)Practice Intonation, Rhythm, Pronunciation and Other ThingsDaniel Beck's GTB-Cast (m4a files - not playable with some MP3 players)Podcast for Japanese students of English
RSS = http://gtbcast.com/feed/Dave Kees' podcasts for students & teachersRSS = http://www.gcast.com/u/davekees/main.xmlDiane Wallis' ESL PodcastI teach ESL to adult immigrants in San Francisco, USA.
RSS = http://dianewallis.podOmatic.com/rss2.xmlDynEd and VOA Podcast [FRAME]Weekly New Dynamic English VOA Program
RSS = http://dyned.libsyn.com/rssEigo no Chosakubutsu Podcast (www.voiceblog.jp/chosakubutsu/rss2.0.xml)Listen to a voice reading in (American) English. 1st part of transcript shown.EnglishDesk.blogspot.com (TTL Catling)Everyday English Podcasts with text from Canada for ESL students.ESL and Archie Comics (Pat C....)RSS = http://www.archiecomics.com/podcasts/?feed=rss2ESL Lab Miami Podcasts (Kathy Biache)RSS = http://esllabmiami.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/defaultESL.podOmatic.comEnglish as a Second Language - Audio Files to Help You Study
RSS = http://esl.podOmatic.com/rss2.xmleslLabMiami.blogspot.com (Kathy Biache)Podcasts for ESL students around the world.Febie's PodcastPhonics, Rhymes, Songs
RSS = http://febielin.podOmatic.com/rss2.xmlFun English Lessons (Podcast)Comedy by 2 Canadian Brothers
RSS = http://china232.libsyn.com/rssJan Folmer's 2 GRE Words a Day PodcastFor advanced students and native English speakers
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/JustVocabularyJean Sunier's Go Fluent in the Real World PodcastAmerican
RSS = http://www.gofluent.com/Resources/RSS/default.aspx?channelid=4Jeff McQuillan's ESL Podcast [FRAME]Every weekday, Monday through Friday, about 15 minutes per podcast.
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/EnglishAsASecondLanguagePodcastJeff McQuillan's TOEFL Podcast (Only Available in RSS)Copy and Paste this RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/toeflpodcastJeff McQuillan's Weekly English Through Stories - RSS Feed OnlyNo transcripts
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/etsJennifer Lebedev's OhMyNews ESL/EFLRSS = http://media.ohmynews.com/rss/eng_ohmynews_podcast.xmlJohn Koons' English Teacher John Show [FRAME]Audio English Lessons, American English spoken slowly.
RSS = http://englishteacherjohn.com/rss/rss.xmlJohnny's ESLpage.podOmatic.comSomewhat long podcast, aimed at fairly advanced students, by an American.
RSS = http://eslpage.podOmatic.com/rss2.xmlKenneth Beare's www.EnglishFeed.com'Jazz Chants' on grammar.
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/EnglishfeedKris Fedorak's EnglishPod.com - Business EnglishFor advanced students.
RSS = http://www.englishpod.com/podcast.phpLanguageCaster - English Through Football (Damian Fitzpatrick & Damon Brewster)Learning English through footballLinguacast.ncl.ac.uk (Andrew Grenfell)(British) English MP3 Files Giving Examples of Vocabulary Use
RSS == http://linguacast.ncl.ac.uk/feeds/English-RSS.xmlLori Linstruth's Better at English PodcastLearn informal conversational English
RSS = feeds.feedburner.com/BetterAtEnglish/PodcastsOnlyMark Kaufmann's EnglishLingQ - LearningEnglishWithTheLinguistRSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/LearningEnglishWithTheLinguist.mp3Matt Purland's English Banana PodcastBritish English, Intermediate
RSS=http://www.englishbanana.com/podcasts.xmlMatt's Today in History Podcast [FRAME] (Matthew Dattilo)Sometimes he includes the transcript, too.
RSS = http://mdattilo.audioblog.com/rss/tih.xmlMelinda Thomsen's ESL for Work PodcastSince March 24, 2006
RSS = http://mthomsen1776.podomatic.com/rss2.xmlNabana Podcast - Japanese Housewife in Her 40s Speaks EnglishAbout daily life (was a podcast up to June 2006)
RSS = http://www.voiceblog.jp/nabana/rss2.0.xmlPatrick Jackson's The Pig's EarAn Irish storyteller tells short stories for ESL Students with 10 comprehension questions.Peter Carter's Listen to English - Learn EnglishShort podcasts, 3 times weekly, in British English.
RSS = http://carterandrigby.mypodcasts.net/podcast.phpPeter Carter's www.listen-to-english.com2 podcasts each week, with transcripts, notes and quizzes. British English.
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/ListenToEnglish-LearnEnglish?format=htmlPeter Travis & Fiona Joseph's www.Splendid-Learning.co.uk - Flo-Joe Radio [FRAME]For students studying for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
RSS = http://www.splendid-learning.co.uk/podcast/rss.xmlPeter Travis' Splendid Speaking PodcastHelps advanced learners of English develop speaking skills.
RSS = http://splendidspeaking.podOmatic.com/rss2.xmlRobert Chartrand and Bill Pellowe's ELT PodcastBasic Conversations and language practice for students of English.
RSS = http://www.eltpodcast.com/eltp.xmlSam Margolis' www.SimpleEnglishNews.comShort articles that you can both read and listen to.
RSS = http://www.simpleenglishnews.com/simple.xmlScott Weber's FEEL - Fun Easy English Learning Podcast [FRAME]Introducing Yourself, etc.
RSS=http://rss.mac.com/richardweber/iWeb/FEEL/Podcast/rss.xmlSean Banville's Breaking News English PodcastYou can listen to the MP3 and also read the text on the web site.
RSS = http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/bne.rssSelected MP3 Files for EFL/ESL Students (Podcast)Short audio files with text. (Level is for Japanese university students.)Steve Evans's Madrid Young Learners EFL Podcasts [FRAME]Things for our students.
RSS = http://feeds.feedburner.com/MadridYoungLearnersPodcasts

Learning no longer happens only at a desk. Students now expect constant access to information, no matter where they are. Which is exactly why more and more faculty are using iTunes U to distribute digital lessons to their students.
iTunes U
iTunes U

An Introduction to iTunes U

Watch the video
12/14 These podcasts are all from the Smithsonian Institute...

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - ckua radio network
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - ckua radio network

Spotlight on Science Podcast Subscription Link
Spotlight on Science Podcast Subscription Link

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The Folkways Collection
This series of 24 one-hour programs explores the remarkable collection of music, spoken word, and sound recordings that make up Folkways Recordings
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red and white robe

FSG Curatorial Podcast Subscription Link
FSG Curatorial Podcast Subscription Link

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Freer and Sackler GalleriesCuratorial Conversations
Exhibition talks and tours at the Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Behind the Scenes of NMNH
Behind the Scenes of NMNH


Behind the Scenes of NMNH
A podcast regarding research conducted and collections maintained by National Museum of Natural History Scientists
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SMBC logo of birds and coffee

Migratory Bird Center Podcast Subscription Link
Migratory Bird Center Podcast Subscription Link

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Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center: Migratory Bird Stories
Monthly updates about migratory bird research from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
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Front facade of the Reynolds Center

American Art Podcast Subscription Link
American Art Podcast Subscription Link

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Podcast
Podcasts highlighting art and the American experience at SAAM, the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery itunes Link
Portrait Gallery itunes Link

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National Portrait Gallery Podcast
Explore the collection with our curators and historians as they provide insight and analysis into portraiture, historical events and individuals. Listen to artists discuss the sources of their inspiration and working methods
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African Art Museum Podcasts
African Art Museum Podcasts


African Art Museum Podcast
Experience African Art with your ears
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Prototype Online: Inventive Voices
Prototype Online: Inventive Voices

Lemelson Podcast Subscription Link
Lemelson Podcast Subscription Link

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Prototype Online: Inventive Voices
A twice-monthly podcast from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Video is available as well
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Global Sound Live Vodcast Series
Global Sound Live Vodcast Series

FSG Concert Podcast Subscription Link
FSG Concert Podcast Subscription Link

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Global Sound Live Vodcast Series
The Global Sound Live Vodcast Series presents the best videos from Smithsonian Global Sound, a digital music website from the Smithsonian Institution
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Indian dancers - drawing
Indian dancers - drawing

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A collection of music from Asia, recorded in the Freer Gallery of Art's Meyer Auditorium
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Stories told by volunteers with cultural ties to various sites along the ancient Silk Road
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Artist interviews, lectures and curatorial tours of the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Hear the latest lectures and discussions by renowned scholars, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Mission Podcasts and VODcasts
Hear and see the latest developments in this ongoing scientific mission to observe X-rays from high-energy regions of the universe
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National Museum of the American Indian Podcast
Audio and video podcasts from the American Indian Museum
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Design Life Now: National Design Triennial
Listen to designers featured in the National Design Triennial 2006
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ZooGoer Podcast
ZooGoer Podcast


ZooGoer Podcast
ZooGoer magazine is the flagship educational publication for FONZ members and general audiences


Listening to Themselves: Podcasting Takes Lessons Beyond the Classroom

Student-produced podcasts bolster knowledge and communication skills.

by Maya Payne Smart November 12, 2008

Brent Coley making a podcase with his student Joey
Brent Coley making a podcase with his student Joey

Broadcasting Learning:

Using Apple's GarageBand, Brent Coley records what his student Joey says into his headset for a ColeyCast, their classroom podcast.
Credit: Courtesy of Brent Coley
Brent Coley's fifth-grade students' eyes light up when they learn that their schoolwork can be heard in Apple iTunes, the program that allows them to compile their favorite artists' music.
Although the Tovashal Elementary School [1] students, in Murrieta, California, won't be jamming on guitars or drums in Coley's class, their studies of poetry, the solar system, and the early English settlements in North America become exciting when they're posted on a class Web site and saved in iTunes as ColeyCasts [2], room 34's take on podcasting. (Download the latest version of iTunes here [3].)
Web distribution of their work motivates students to put their best foot forward. "My Web site has been viewed in all fifty states and eighty-seven foreign countries," Coley says. "I use that to my advantage. When I show the kids statistics and recent visitor numbers, it tells them that I'm not the only person who is going to hear what they're doing. People in Australia and England are going to hear it."
With minimal technology, Coley gives his students a global audience. And he's not alone. Teachers across the nation are helping their students produce an impressive array of downloadable educational material. Directories such as the Education Podcast Network [4] and iTunes U K-12 [5] try to organize that material. (See the Edutopia article "In One Ear: iTunes U Puts iPods to Good Use [6].") And award programs, such as the KidCast Podcasting in the Classroom Awards [7], honor the best of it.
Access to digital educational content at school, at home, and on the go is growing. The Pew Internet & American Life Project [8] reported in September 2008 that 74 percent of kids ages 12-17 own an iPod or another MP3 player, up from 51 percent two years ago. The portability of digital content available for MP3 players such as the iPod and Microsoft's Zune [9] player boosts instructional time by making course content available anywhere. Fort Sumner Municipal Schools [10] students who took part in a Zune media player pilot study [11] used the technology to study during long bus and car rides and to access study materials including video, audio, and Microsoft PowerPoint slides in their rural part of New Mexico. This learning on the go pushed Spanish I grades "through the roof," according to Superintendent Patricia Miller.

Podcasting Defined

At the end of a social studies or science unit, Coley breaks the class into groups of two or three students so they can develop podcast scripts by discussing and summarizing what they've learned. Coley reviews the scripts for accuracy and helps students record audio on the classroom computer or on his iPod using a Griffin iTalk Pro [12] voice recorder. Coley adds an introduction and music between each segment before playing the finished product for the class and posting it on iTunes and mrcoley.com [2].
Brent Coley, Tovashal Elementary School teacher
Brent Coley, Tovashal Elementary School teacher

Practicing What He Teaches:

Brent Coley references a class textbook to record a StudyCast, a podcast he records for his students as an audio review for their social studies and science tests.
Credit: Courtesy of Brent Coley
"I've received emails from teachers all over the country who have found the site in a link and listened to it," Coley says. "I pass the messages on to the kids, and it keeps them motivated to do their best work."
Podcasts are simply audio recordings stored as MP3 files or in another file format. The creator syndicates the recording via the Internet, and the listener plays it using a digital music player on a computer or a mobile device, such as an iPod or a Zune. Though the term
podcasting combines iPod and broadcasting, however, you don't need a portable MP3 player to create or distribute the audio files. Coley produces [13] most of the class's podcasts with just a computer, a microphone, Internet access, and free audio-mixing software such as Audacity [14] or Apple's GarageBand [15]. Teachers can even burn the audio files onto CDs so that students who lack iPods or computers at home have access to the material.
When used educationally, podcasts can empower students and teachers to become content producers rather than content consumers, and they can give them audiences beyond the classroom. Student-created podcasts reinforce course concepts, develop writing skills, hone speaking ability, and even help parents stay current on classroom activities.
"It gives them a sense of purpose, rather than seeming like just another academic exercise," says Dan Schmit, creator and host of the online community KidCast: Podcasting in the Classroom [16]. "You give them a sense of mission for their work and give them all these authentic experiences that build their confidence for the future."

Story Time

Schmit says that the best student-created podcasts go beyond isolated episodes to engage in sustained academic conversations. They are focused on a real audience and explore grade-appropriate questions that are both interesting to students and important for them to understand. KidCast award winners such as Radio WillowWeb [17], from Willowdale Elementary School, in Omaha, Nebraska, illustrate this point. "It's not about the technology so much," Schmit says. "Podcasting is much more about inquiry, analysis, and articulation."
It's also about oral-presentation skills and storytelling technique -- finding the characters, conflict, and resolution that help clarify a topic for the audience. "If a podcast feels like someone is just reading to me, it's not as engaging as when it feels like the students are having a conversation with me," Schmit says. "It's sort of like an extra step that we don't usually get to do in the language arts. Here, they are listening to themselves. Even in speech class, students read their work but don't hear it, because they are in the moment."
Speaking about course content also moves students away from copy-and-paste research. "You get kids to massage the content in a way that really makes it their own," Schmit points out. "The ability to tell a compelling story is going to be one of the most important twenty-first-century skills that we can give students."

The Next Frontier

In 1995, educator David Warlick created Landmarks for Schools [18] to help teachers navigate the wilderness of online educational content. The Internet has grown exponentially in the years since, but he's still erecting guideposts to show teachers the way to valuable resources via his podcast Connect Learning [19], his site The Education Podcast Network [4], and his blog 2¢ Worth [20].
Looking ahead, Warlick expects communication and the selling of ideas to take on larger significance in the work world. This trend, he says, "requires that teachers and students learn to be information artisans -- people who can creatively and artistically reshape information and raw material into compelling information products."
Those information products may take the form of blogs, podcasts, video games, or virtual worlds -- whatever medium is best suited to the learning objectives. School facilities and assessment methods will have to change to embrace the shift, though. Warlick envisions libraries evolving into digital workshops where students produce multimedia content. In turn, new rubrics will emerge to evaluate students' multimedia work.
Still, Warlick reminds teachers that the exchange of ideas -- not technology -- is the point, and production -- not memorization -- is the proof of knowledge. "We're in the classroom to teach them not how to podcast, but how to communicate, and communicate compellingly," he says.

Maya Payne Smart is an education and business writer in Gainesville, Florida.

Source URL: http://www.edutopia.org/podcasting-student-broadcasts
[1] http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/tovashal
[2] http://mrcoley.com/coleycast/index.htm
[3] http://www.apple.com/itunes
[4] http://epnweb.org
[5] http://www.apple.com/education/k12
[6] http://www.edutopia.org/itunes-u-professional-development
[7] http://www.intelligenic.com/blog/?p=102" target="new
[8] http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIAL Gaming FINAL Topline.pdf
[9] http://www.zune.net
[10] http://www.ftsumnerk12.com/home.aspx
[11] http://www.microsoft.com/industry/publicsector/partnersolutionmarketplace/CaseStudyDetail.aspx?casestudyid=4000002588
[12] http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/italkpro
[13] http://mrcoley.com/coleycast/podcastinfo.htm
[14] http://audacity.sourceforge.net
[15] http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband
[16] http://www.intelligenic.com/blog
[17] http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/index.html
[18] http://landmark-project.com
[19] http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning
[20] http://davidwarlick.com/2cents
Copyright 2008 The George Lucas Educational Foundation

11/14 Going along with my theme of teacher professional learning, check this resource out.

A New Generation of Ed Tech Professional Development for Educators is Here!
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Storytelling 2.0

August 26, 2008
URL: http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=196605344

IT Guy
IT Guy

Question: What web-based tools are available to use for digital storytelling?
The IT Guy says:
The good news about all this Web 2.0 stuff is that there are more options all the time for tools our students can use. Of course, that's the bad news, too—how do you track all the choices?
It turns out a very busy person named Alan Levine created an online resource for a series of workshops that lists (at the time of this writing) 57 different Web 2.0 tools that can be used for digital storytelling. That in itself isn't unusual, of course, but what he did that was different was he took the time to retell the same story with each tool!
The site is at http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools, and is wonderfully comprehensive. In addition to his own oft-retold story, almost all of the titles also include examples of stories told by others. He also has a shorter list at the end of tools that he's tried that weren't successful for one reason or another, so you can see what sites to avoid (at least for now). Be sure to budget a lot of time for exploring!

10/24 Blogs and podcasts seem to get the most press these days and I'm often asked about wikis. I finally found a great high school example of a research project done in a wiki for high school. I really think this will tell you more than I could ever explain just writing about it. Go check it out. http://necc2008presidents.wikispaces.com/ For those of you who need a little background on wikis in general, a wiki is simply a web page that anyone who has the rights to, can edit. Think of it as a shared public writing forum. The best example most of you might recognize is wikipedia, an online publicly edited encyclopedia. Believe it or not the research shows that it has less mistakes in it than the last issue of Brittanica (for those of you who think publicly edited text cannot possibly be accurate.) Another example is the newsletter you are currently reading. This space that I am using, wikispaces, offers free wiki space to K-12 educators and is a great place to get started with an ad-free environment. WWW.wikispaces.com. It's free to sign up and use. Give it a whirl with your next research project.

10/3 Please see the Video Conferencing link for opportunities to use video conferencing to enhance instruction, collaborate with other classes or deliver content. This section will now focus on multimedia delivery systems for instruction including digital storytelling, podcasting and my personal fave, Voice Thread. So to start us off this week, I'll be listing some gret resources to find curricular podcasts on the web.

One of the easiest ays to find a podcast is to go to a service that provides them. The Daily Splice offers series of podcasts on chidlren's books and science. ONe of my favorites is a podcast about wild dogs...sounds kind of stupid but it's actually a very interesting slice of science following a pack of wid dog pups as they grow up in Africa. The Podcasting Station lets you search by keyword to find topics of interet for you and your students. The Journey to Ancient civilizations podcast is from a teacher who uses the podcast to learn about ancient cultures by dissecting the clues they have left behind. EsL Pod is everything form English lessons to learning guides and if you want to pay for premium service a host of other resources. There's a little somethig for everyone out here folks. Now the big resources is of course. iTunes University. We'll talk about that in depth next week.

9/26 Digital Story telling - wow - lots of ways to do this. The section below is from another wiki at http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools.

The Fifty Tools

Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that sounds interesting and see if you can produce something. I have used each tool to produce an example of Dominoe story and links are provided, where available, to examples by other people. Please share your own examples or thoughts in the discussion area of this wiki.

But before rummaging around the toolbox, have you done your prep work? Do you have your story idea or presentation concept outlined, developed? This should be on paper or in a document file or scribbled on the back of a napkin, but do not rely on making it up as you go! If not, go back 2 spaces and do this now. Next- do you have your media assets available, your images, video clips, audio files-- if not go find your media now.

Slideshow Tools

Generates content that allows linear playback of a series of images, some with ability to add audio. But these are primarily organized around photos or graphics.

1. Bubbleshare

http://www.bubbleshare.com/ Create from uploaded images, clip art library, records 30 second audio/video captions for each image. Overlay comic bubbles with text. Code to embed in blogs, web site. Options to have prints made as books, posters.

2. Joggle

http://www.joggle.com/ Upload images or search/upload flickr or Google for images by tag. Create Slideshows with transitions and attach background audio. Share via email, embed code.

3. ImageLoop

http://www.imageloop.com/ Upload images from computer or flickr or upload PowerPoint files. Select from animated templates. Publish to blog or MySpace. RSS, comments.

4. One True Media

http://www.onetruemedia.com/ "...effortlessly combine photos and video clips with words and music to personalize your story. Quickly share with our Online Slideshow or get as creative as you want with our Video Montage." Upload images and audio for story track. Embed in blogs or directly post to YouTube/Google video, mySpace, Google Groups. Great template choices.

5. RockYou

http://www.rockyou.com/ "RockYou! creates and distributes the most popular self-expression widgets on the web" where widgets are slideshows, image effects, and more. Publishes to MySpace, Facebook, blogs.

6. Slide

http://www.slide.com/ "Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you." Import from many sources, has a good library of templates, backgrounds, effects. Can add music from library but not your own audio.

7. SlideFlickr

http://slideflickr.com/ "SlideFlickr will help you create and embed Flickr slideshows in less than 10 seconds" for putting slideshows in your own site. Generate from flickr users, sets, groups, tags. Attach audio via mp3 url. Embed in blogs, web sites, facebook.

8. flickrslidr

http://flickrslidr.com/ Embed a slideshow created from a set, group, or user in flickr. No audio.

9. Slideoo

http://www.slideoo.com/ Creates horizontal slide shows from flickr sets ) no text or audio. Very, very easy to use. Thanks to Tim Lauer

10. pictobrowser

http://pictobrowser.com/ quickly and easily turns flickr sets, tags, or group photos into lovely embedded slide shows

11. PhotoShow

http://www.photoshow.com/ "turns photos into musical slideshows" - wide range of elegant templates, add captions. Audio only from music on site. Audio from list of music only.

12. Slideroll

http://www.slideroll.com/ Create slideshows via a movie timeline- add transitions, Ken Burns like effects, titles, captions, music. Direct import photos from flickr.

9/19 General podcasting resources for Widows only
NEW! iTunes now Podcatches!

Podomatic (Mac & Windows)
Simple web-based podasting. All you need is a microphone. The first 250 mb is free.

FeedforAll (Mac/PC) $39.95
Tool for creating RSS feed, XML and uploading of your podcast.

Easypodcast (PC) free
**Tubesock** (Mac/PC) $15
Download YouTube videos
**Instant Handbrake** (Mac/PC/Linux) Free
Free and easy way to rip your DVDs and compress them into Video iPod format.
**TechCrunch YouTube Download Tool** (Mac/PC/Linux) Free
Web-based way to download the FLV file from YouTube. You may have to convert it from there for portability.

Free iPodder Receving Software for Podcasting (Mac, Windows, Linux)
JPodder Handles audio, optionally transfers to iTunes for download to supported MP3 players.
Doppler Radio Handles audio, video, integrates with Windows Media Player.
Recieving a Podcast with Windows Media Player.

This is the page where we will post new opportunities for video conferencing, pod casting and the like.
Opportunities for Video Conferencing
**A Kid's Guide to U.S. Government** by Adora Svitak
Ten-year-old author Adora Svitak delivers A Kid's Guide to U.S. Government. This presentation will help students understand the history of their government and its present-day role in every day life. They will not only learn, but will be inspired to take an ac...
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Public Library: Library Patrons
**Create a Book with Adora:Easy Steps to Publishing** by Adora Svitak
Adora Svitak is a ten-year-old published author who can help kids realize their own dreams of publishing through her innovative and inspirational two-part program, "Create a Book With Adora: Easy Steps to Publishing."
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Public Library: Library Patrons
**The Six Traits of Good Writing: Made Easy With Adora** by Adora Svitak
The 6 Traits of good is a effective and practical way to learn and use a common language to refer to characteristics of writing as well as create a common vision of what 'good' writing looks like. Adora will use the 6 Traits model to demonstrate how to apply t...
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Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Public Library: Library Patrons
**Picturing American History** by Amon Carter Museum
Students examine the ways that works of art illustrate or were influenced by events that shaped our nation's history. Connections are made to broad historical themes such as national identity, manifest destiny and expansion, industrialization, the gilded age;...
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Education: Grade(s): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Public Library: Library Patrons
**Critters In The Cold** by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Learn about animal adaptations to extreme weather with hands-on experiments and even take a virtual trip to very cold parts of the world. Turn on imaginations as we learn how animals, such as penguins, live and have babies during extreme weather.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Kindergarten, Grade(s): 1, 2, Public Library: Library Patrons
**Fraction Interactions** by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
It's a fraction game show! Find out how much you know about fractions as you choose from three different categories and solve problems. Fractions can be fun!
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, Public Library: Library Patrons
**Talk to the Professor** by Carnegie Mellon University, Material Science Department, Talk to the Professor
Topics: Biomedical research and nanotechnology (OCT), Hard Drives:Materials and Technlogy (Nov), Goo! Why do we need it? (Feb), TBA (March), Einstein and materials (April)
Availability: n/a
Education: Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
**Ohio's Native Wildlife** by Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Meet a variety of animals live from our studios and learn their roles in the eastern North American forest ecosystem. Video will also be shown of some of our larger animals in the Perkins Wildlife Center.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
**Prehistoric People** by Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Trace the development of modern humans using information from fossil hominids as well as clues from living primates.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
**Professional Speaker: Meteorologist** by LEARNnco
Meteorologist Jay Berschback works for WTVG13 ABC Action News in Toledo, Ohio. A graduate of the University of Michigan's College of Engineering, Jay received a bachelor's degree in atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences (all meteorology degrees). While atte...
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Education: Grade(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Public Library: Library Patrons, Content Providers: Content Providers
**Circling the Bases: Baseball & Geometry** by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Circling the Bases is a new variation on the Hall of Fame's popular Math: Batter Up program - catering to geometry teachers and students.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
**The NFL: America's Game** by Pro Football Hall of Fame
This program examines the role of television in the history of the NFL and its impact on viewers. Students will receive an overview of the history of television in the NFL and gain knowledge about the growth of the NFL through television. The topic will also...
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
**Ball of Confusion II: Rock Music and Social Change in the 1980s and Beyond** by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The history of rock and roll reflects diverse American experiences, protesting political problems and encouraging new visions for progress in our nation and around the world. This class studies social change in the United States in the 1980s and beyond, build...
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
**Aarrr: The Pirate Life for Me** by The Mariners' Museum
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with this educational and entertaining program. Join the crew of Capt. Hudson's pirate ship as he searches for buried treasure. During their quest, students will learn about the life of the pirates including their tools, weap...
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
**Monster Art Exchange October 2008**
We are looking for a 4-6th grade classroom to exchange monster essays to use in art class to create a monster. We are interested in a Video conference on or near Halloween 08 to compare our monster creations.
Our fifth graders will create a monster in art cl...
Status: Seeking Partners
Education: Grade(s): 4, 5,

**AP Literature Sample Essays and Evaluation**
Looking for another AP English Literature class to compare essays in a sample AP grading session. Students would do timed writing for the same prompt and then read and score all of the essays just like the College Board. This way students will understand the r...
Status: Seeking Partners
Education: Grade(s): 11, 12
**Senior Hip Hop Poetry**
April is poetry month! I would like to work with a few teachers who would like to incoporate hip hop and classic poetry into English or Language Arts courses. I would like to have students share in the crafting, editing and performance of original spoken word ...
Status: Seeking Partners
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**Guess the Character**
This will be a point to point mystery quest for second graders. Students will prepare visuals and descriptions of their favorite characters and present them to the other class. Students will guess which character the other class is describing.
Status: Seeking Partners
Education:// Grade(s): 1, 2, 3