Friday, October 3, 2008

Taste of Technology

The kids were a big hit! Yesterday some students and I presented at the first annual "Taste of Technology" event hosted by Farmington Public Schools.

I like to thank those of you that attended our session and for all the positive feedback. Here is a sampling of some of the responses that we received:
  • Great to see the kids so involved.
  • I thought the podcasting was really interesting
  • The kids were great in the podcasting session!
  • The Podcasting thing was amazing
  • The Podcasting was very interesting!!!!
Being that our audience was both community members and Farmington employees, it was an interesting mix of conference goers. This created a difficult balancing act of choosing the correct point of view from which to share. Some participants wanted to hear about the educational application of podcasts while others were looking for an overview on how to locate and listen to podcasts. We tried to give them a little of both, but with just 30 minutes per session it was an interesting problem to resolve. Anyway here is a quick summary of what we choose to present.

Do you find yourself asking the questions “What is a podcast and how do I create one?” or “How do I find a podcast?” or “Do I need an iPod to listen to a podcast?” If so, this quick introduction to podcasting will help to answer those questions. Students from Farmington Public Schools will share podcasts that they have created and demonstrate the basic techniques for developing one on your own. In addition, participants will discover resources for finding podcasts on subjects ranging from golf to technology gadgets.
Session Agenda:
  • What is a podcast?
  • How do you listen to podcasts?
  • How do you locate and subscribe to podcasts?

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