WHAT DO I NEED?
- a computer
- Internet access (cable, DSL or something fast is definately a plus!)
- iTunes Software (version 7 is available free at www.apple.com/itunes/download)
an iPod - Believe it or not, you don't need an iPod to watch a podcast. You can watch it on your computer. Or you can connect your computer to a data projector.
Okay, so what do I have to do?
Launch iTunes and go to the Music Store. I found some great video podcasts by searching for the following...
- "Ecogeeks" - Science video podcasts that explain science topics in a fun and exciting way. Hosts and filmmakers are trained biologists. For more info about the episodes visit their site: www.thewildclassroom.com/home/nav/podastingscience.html
- "Electronic Field Trips" - A series of 4 – 8 minute Webisodes from the Ball State University Electronic Field Trip Program. The current list includes videos from Field Trips to
(Volcanos, rainforests, etc.) and Historic Philadelphia (Independence Hall, Revolutionary War). Hawaii
- "isallaboutmath" - (no spaces) Covers various topics in mathematics. Good for upper elementary & middle school. Topics include: triangular numbers, summations, mathematical induction.
To subscribe to these podcasts you'll need to go the "Advanced" menu in iTunes. Select "Subscribe to Podcast". Type the following URL in the box and click "Add": http://feeds.feedburner.com/brainbites/nasa
These are just 4 video podcasts I was able to find last weekend. If you find any other good ones, please let me know.
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