When incorporating technology into your curriculum you have to make sure it works for you and your class.
A weblog or blog is a personal journal on the web and it can be for use by the whole world or just intended for a small group of people. A blog looks like a webpage on your computer.
A podcast is an audio file, typically an MP3file, which is made available online for downloading via an automatic feed. You are then able to listen to it at anytime from your computer or portable media player. Think of it as a radio show that is taped and ready to listen to. You can create a podcast or use others in your classroom.
You can also create a blog which has podcasts (audio files link within it).
You can subscribe to both Blogs and Podcasts using a technology call a RSS Feed which will allow your computer to automatically download a blog or a podcast after it has been published on the web.
Wikipedia Definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss_feed
Blogging is good if..
Podcasting & Podcasts are good if..
Wikipedia Definition of a Blog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
My Experience with Blogs
Great Chicago Libraries
ACI Associated Colleges of Illinois Center for Success in High Needs Schools
EDU112 Educational Technology
Examples of blogs out there in the land of higher education.
Weblogs in Higher Education
Death Penalty Course Blog
Dennis Jerz Seton Hill University
Principles of Public Relations
Beth Ritter-Guth's College English
Places you can go to create a blog or two:
Blogger.com We will create a blog together using this free service
Blog Aggregators allow you to organize and keep track of your blogs
Podcasting & Podcasts
Podcasts for Professors From Fordham University
Learn Out Loud
Pod Feed Net
Apple iLife Garage Band PodcastsHow to Podcast http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/22-free-podcast-hosting.htm
Make Your First Podcast with a PC
Make a Podcast with Blogger
Below are a number of great links where you can create images for online documents.
Fodey.com Newspaper Generator http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
Fodey.com can also make talking squirrels, tomatoes, cats, flowers.
Image Chef http://www.imagechef.com is another great place to create some really cool images to put into online blogs, myspace accounts, and emails.
Public Domains sites and free clip art sites exist but always read the use policy before putting any picture you have not created up onto the web.
PD Photo.org http://pdphoto.org/
U.S. Government Photos Online http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
School Clip Art http://www.school-clip-art.com/
Discovery School.com http://school.discovery.com/clipart/
The Teachers Guide http://www.theteachersguide.com/Edgraphicscolor.html
Awesome Clipart for Educators http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/
Math Clip Art Symbols http://220.127.116.11/instruct/math-symbols.html