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RETC E-Library

 A New Level of Learning Experiences

A “Rich Media” Professional Development Library

Exclusively developed by

Fordham’s RETC and Podcast for Teachers

RETC E-Library!
Fordham University's Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC) presents an interactive innovation for professional development to support the lifelong learning of educators across the globe.

E-Library Audio Intro

What is the RETC E-Library?

         (To replay audio click icon>>)
RETC E-Library is a rich mixed-media resource of a growing number of high quality
professional development resources including

* podcasts
* videos
* webinars (coming soon)
* community dedicated Podcast for Teachers bulletin board (coming soon)

* books and articles that are related to Fordham’s research and staff

* curriculum ideas From Teachers
(aka Podcasts from Teachers)- E-mail a short audio file of your ed tech curriculum ideas of how you are using the RETC E-Library and PFTPodcastforteachers@gmail.com

Personal (You make the choices)

Portable (Download, carry, and play where ever and whenever you choose)

Powerful (Learning is Power!)

How to Use RETC E-Library?
Browse, Click, and Go! Grab a "cup 'o joe" and peruse the listings. You have web-based broadcasts of leading educators talking about the latest ed tech topics (podcasts), prerecorded videos of prominent RETC educational events, a bulletin board to browse, post and meet other educators from across the globe, and the opportunity to email in your latest ideas and uses of ed tech to Podcast for Teachers' cohosts.... join the action through this new kind of e-library experience....

  

Professional Development Topics

 

Including

Podcast for Teachers by Topic (aka Index)

 

Podcasts (audio)

 

 

Videos

 

Books, Articles,
Web

Links

Check it OUT!  Fully searchable library of
our PFT podcasts through
free membership with PFT at Learningtimes.org

(Click each link below to play or save )

Distance Education

Finding our way: Better understanding the needs and motivations of teachers in online learning. Journal for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning 2 (1) by King, K. P., & Dunham, M. (2005).  Research from Fordham’s RETC distance education initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

Article link

 

Podcast For Teachers # 3: Discussions about demystifying sound editing: 'mastering' and 'mixing down'; current research about computer use among teachers; Fantasy Football & math learning; and hybrids: distance education applications - instructional design and resources. Special guests Dr. Susan Biro and Albert Robinson join podcast hosts Mark and Kathy.

 

PFT # 3
9/12/2005

 

 

Educational Technology

     
PFT 18: Podcast Education Use Overview-
Mark gives Shout Outs to students across the world from student campaigns, sports broadcasts, newscasts and oral history. Podcasts as professional development needs. Resources: E-school News- Computers and Student Success! Data and study released - Kathy goes into a rant! Kathy Schrock website's wealth of educ. resources.



PFT #18

12/26/05




PFT 16: Powercasting, Twistercasting, Hulahoop or Better than Chicken Soup? The future of Podcasting? Power Tips for Your Podcast- tracking and using listener stats, subscriptions, sitemeters, podsafe music. Using the power of "push technology" to never miss podcast episodes- free subscriptions. Interview with Joel Heffner, ed tech innovator and expert discusses developments and role of podcasting- Bringing student work to their homes
PFT # 16

12/12/2005

   


 PFT 15:
Tech Turns the Tables!
Learning technology innovation from young people, or, Keeping up with the "New Millennials" Podcast Tips: The power of subscribing; Blogs in the News: in the media, in student lives, how about more in education? Face Book.com: An insider's view of this popular and extensive college (and high school) community. How can we capture this momentum for teaching and learning?
Featured Special Guest Interview- Camille LoParrino, an inspiring, web-empowered teacher, shares how she has been maximizing technology for her own professional development. PFT Highlighted Teacher Resources- Ed Tech Talk, my-ecoach.com, and Tappedin.org.  

PFT # 15

12/05/2005
   
PFT 14: Literacy Learning with Technology- Information-packed interview with Steve Sussman: examples of strategies, research, applications, and materials. Upcoming Digital Resource Review Event, Parade and Chronicle Podcasting articles..... This week's Podcast FROM Teachers- Mike Hetherington and his class's Panther Podcast. New web site resource from Podcast for Teachers: Who's Using Podcasting in Education and How?


PFT # 14

11/28/2005
   
PFT 13:"Guerrilla Casting", G-casting, Podcasting, and Upcoming Digital Resource Review Event! Mark's digital tricks at the PODNetwork faculty developer conference... he set up the podstation and started interviewing from the conference floor. Our first Podcast FROM Teachers segment! PODNetwork Innovation Award and more...

PFT# 13

11/21/2005

   

PFT 12: Students and Robots Rule! Exclusive Interview with Gary Israel, Robotics coordinator for Region 2 schools, 45 teams, in the Bronx, NY. Discusses student robotics benefits, curriculum, teams and competitions, grades 4- high school- First Lego League and US First Robotics.
Podcasting learning tips- the battle of the echo, the mystery of missing podcasts??? News article: merits of "portable lectures", is that all there is?

 
PFT # 12

11/14/2005

   

PFT 11: Interview with Bernard Percy: Exclusive Interview: international speaker, author and former editor in chief of ed tech journal, Converge Magazine. Critical topics introduced this week- How do teachers and parents deal with students' focus on advancing technologies of all kinds? What can their perspective be and what can they do? Quotes to listen for: "What is your legacy?" "Pushing at the edges" "How do we prepare students for their futures?"

Bernard Percy
 PFT #  11

11/7/2005

 

 

PFT 10: We’ve Gone Global!!! Curriculum topic: Emerging Educational Podcast Opps: Finding podcasts for classrooms and personal learning; Podcasts From Teachers: Invitation to submit your MP3s: How do you use podcasts for teaching and learning? Stirring discussion of ed tech innovation and curriculum issues


 PFT #  10
10/31/2005

   

Techpod PFT, 7: ISTE and the NECC Conference: New ed tech resources- podcasting tips, listener comments and ISTE resources, learning standards and conference. Guest: Dr. Steven D'Agustino joins series cohosts to discuss resources and ed tech advancements.

PFT #  7
10/10/2005

 

 

Techpod, PFT 8: Exploring New Dimensions! Conversations about educational innovations- resources through podcast website, making ed tech choices, news -The Pod People?

 

PFT #  8
10/17/2005

 

 

Dr. King’s Journey of Transformation Model of Professional Development: A unique and transformative ed tech teacher professional development model based on research

and adult learning theory

 

 

 

 

 KPK JOT

 (Presentation at Transformative Learning Conference)

 

 

KPK Keeping Pace with Technology Vols 1 and 2

Podcasts From Teachers: Curriculum ideas from educators like yourself! Email a short audio file of your ed tech curriculum ideas of how you are using the RETC E-Library or our podcast, PFTPodcastforteachers@gmail.com and we will compile them here. Be sure to include written permission for us to share them.

 

 

Coming soon
Podcasts from Teachers

 

 

 

Recapturing Technology for Education:

Keeping Tomorrow in Today's Classrooms

Mark Gura and Bernard Percy
(Scarecrow Press, 2005)

For six years, Gura led roughly 80,000 teachers in the adoption and integration of technology. The experience of attempting to support and get all of them on board resulted in the recently released Recapturing Technology for Education, Gura says. Writing the book gave him an opportunity to reflect on the very issues the plan addresses, he says, but perhaps with more direct experience and candor.
 -
American School
Board Journal

 

 

 

 

Recapturing Tech in Ed Book

2005

 

Teaching in Transition: Teachers need training  and tech tools that work, By Victor Rivero American School Board Journal, September 2005. Discussion and interviews related to the National Educational Technology Plan.

 

 

 

 

Recapturing Tech in Ed Review and  Article

Tech-2-Go Conference, April 2005: NYC Wide Ed Tech Conference- Cameos of Teacher Interviews

 

Tech-2-Go Conference,  April 1, 2006  www.retc.fordham.edu


2005
Conference
Audio only


2005 Conference

 

 

April 1, 2006 Conference

 

ESL

 

ESL through Podcasting Interview with Jeff  by Rob Walch of Podcast411.com: Terrific example of innovation in technology.

 

ESLPODCAST Interview

 

 

ESL PODCAST: The ESL PODCAST has thousands of weekly listeners in 10/2005.  Take a listen to the broadcasts of how adults are informally learning ESL across the world.

ESLPODCAST

 

 

   Geography

 

Techpod PFT 4, Live from the Bronx! Fordham University's RETC brings more great curriculum ideas. This week's topics: learning podcasting; music copyrights; National Council of Teachers of English and technology; and a web-based curriculum resource which crosses content areas! Special guest Geraldine Plynton.

PFT #  4
9/19/2005

 

 

   Literacy (& Student Publishing)

Making Literacy Magic Happen: The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology on Language Arts. Published by ISTE. Authors:  Mark Gura and Rose Reismann 

 

 

 

 

Making Literacy Magic Book Link

PFT 14: Literacy Learning with Technology- Information-packed interview with Steve Sussman: examples of strategies, research, applications, and materials. Upcoming Digital Resource Review Event, Parade and Chronicle Podcasting articles..... This week's Podcast FROM Teachers- Mike Hetherington and his class's Panther Podcast. New web site resource from Podcast for Teachers: Who's Using Podcasting in Education and How?

PFT # 14

11/28/2005
   

Techpod PFT 6: Great Ed Tech conversations and curriculum ideas in this week's podcast: literacy skills and publishing through podcasting, suggestions from listeners, online resource from Converge Online, a discussion of the pro's and con's of online textbooks and using audiobooks as assistive technology.

PFT #  6
10/3/2005

 

 


Techpod PFT 2:
Educational uses of sound editing software, student publishing, podcasts, mobile learning and 'amphibian experiences.' Special guests: Albert Robinson, John Adamo and Tom Laurenson.

PFT #  2
9/5/2005

 

 

Math and Technology: 

 

 Techpod Podcast For Teachers # 3: Demystifying sound editing: 'mastering' and 'mixing down'; current research about computer use among teachers; Fantasy Football & math learning; and distance education applications - hybrids, instructional design and resources.

 

 

PFT # 3
9/12/2005

 

 

   Multimedia Software (free)

 

Techpod PFT #5 Curriculum ideas and resources: How podcasting works and How to get started; Google Alerts; Interview with Phil Firsenbaum on Squeak and squeakland.org; and open source software.

PFT #  5
9/26/2005

 

 

    News about Podcasting

   (The public media’s perspective)

 

History of Podcasting: Interview with Business Week’s Heather Green by Rob Walch of Podcast411.com

 

 

 

 

Heather Green Interview 

 

 

IPods Fast Becoming New Teacher's Pet

By Fern Shen

Washington Post Article

Wednesday, October 19, 2005; Page B01

 

 

 

Washington Post
article

Teaching with Tech: US News and World Report on podcasts in higher ed by Vickie Hallett. 10/17/05 (We have a long way to go and  PFT wants to help be the answer --.KPK)

 

 

 

USNEWS article

 The Podcasts Are Coming:
Article in PCWorld cites estimates
that there may be 55 million podcast
listeners in 2010.

 

 

 

 


PCWorld article

    Podcasting How To’s

 

Techpod, PFT 3: Sound Editing: This episode includes discussions about demystifying sound editing: 'mastering' and 'mixing down'; current research about computer use; math learning; and distance education applications. Special guests Dr. Susan Biro and Albert Robinson

PFT # 3
9/12/2005

 

 

 

PFT 8: Exploring New Dimensions! Conversations about educational innovations- resources through podcast website, making ed tech choices, news -The Pod People? Listener comments.

 

PFT #  8
10/17/2005

 

 


Interview about sound editing with new version of Adobe Audition, by Adobe's production manage- Hart Shafer. From Views from the Coop with Paige and Kristi. Dr. Kathy King  of Podcast for Teachers is also a participant in the interview.
Take a listen!


2 Smart Chix Sound Editing Interview


 

Techpod PFT 4, RETC brings more great curriculum ideas, news, resources, and ed tech tips. This week's topics include: learning podcasting; music copyrights; National Council of Teachers of English and technology; and a valuable web-based curriculum resource which crosses content areas! Special guests Geraldine Plynton and Albert Robinson join PFT hosts.

PFT #  4
9/19/2005

 

 

PFT 16: Powercasting, Twistercasting, Hulahoop or Better than Chicken Soup? The future of Podcasting? Power Tips for Your Podcast- tracking and using listener stats, subscriptions, sitemeters, podsafe music. Using the power of "push technology" to never miss podcast episodes- free subscriptions.

PFT # 16

12/12/2005

   

 

Techpod PFT 2, This episode includes discussions about educational uses of sound editing software, student publishing, podcasts, mobile learning and 'amphibian experiences'. Three special guests join hosts Kathy King and Mark Gura.

PFT #  2
9/5/2005

 

 

PFT 12: Students and Robots Rule! Exclusive Interview with Gary Israel, Robotics coordinator for Bronx NY Region 2 .
SOUND: Podcasting learning tips- the battle of the echo, the mystery of missing podcasts??? News article: merits of "portable lectures", is that all there is?

PFT # 12

11/14/2005
   
PFT 15: Tech Turns the Tables!
Podcast Tips:
The power of SUBSCRIBING; Blogs in the News: in the media, in student lives, how about more in education? Face Book.com: An insider's view of this popular and extensive college (and high school) community. How can we capture this momentum for teaching and learning?

PFT # 15

12/05/2005
   

 

Techpod PFT 1, Ed Tech educators and experts Mark Gura and Dr. Kathy King bring tech tips, news, interviews and updates for teachers and learners of all ages. From software applications, to intimate conversations with notable and experienced educators, ed techies, and authors this will not be your typical podcast!

PFT #  1
8/29/2005

 

 

   Professional Development

 

Podcast for Teachers: Fordham University's Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC) provides lively conversations about technology and education with leaders in the field. Ed tech expert, Mark Gura and RETC Director, Dr. Kathy King, bring the latest resources, updates, interviews and research you can use. Professional development on demand!

 

 PFT

Website Link

 

All Episodes Link

 

 

Podcast for Teachers: The podcast “feed” link- I-tunes 1-click and RSS feed:  Setting up your free subscription enables you to receive current and future episodes as soon as they are released.

If you select the Itunes “1-click” icon  it will open Itunes on your computer and subscribe you to our podcast for free.

If you select the “XML,RDF,RSS”icon it will take you to our XML script that you can use in any other podcast reading program to subscribe for free as well (like Ipodderx, Odeo, yahoo.podcast.com, etc.).

 

PFT


 

 

 

 

PFT 15: Tech Turns the Tables!
Teachers as Learners and Learning technology innovation from young people, or, Keeping up with the "New Millennials"   Featured Special Guest Interview- Camille LoParrino, an inspiring, web-empowered teacher, shares how she has been maximizing technology for her own professional development. PFT Highlighted Teacher Resources- Ed Tech Talk, my-ecoach.com, and Tappedin.org.  


PFT # 15


12/05/2005
   

  Professional Development Models 

 

Dr. Kathy King’s Journey of Transformation Model of Professional Development: A unique and transformative ed tech teacher professional development model based on research and adult learning theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

KPK JOT

 (Presentation)

 

  

KPK Keeping Pace with Technology Vol 1 and 2

Dr. King’s Journey of Transformation Model: Furthering the theoretical discussion of the journey of transformation. New Horizons in Adult Education. King, K. P. (2004, December).

 

 

 

 

Article link

 

Dr. Kathy King and Dr. Patricia Lawler:
Planning for Effective Faculty Development Using Adult Learning Principles (Higher Education)

 

Short Podcast Series Coming in Spring 2006

 

 

Lawler and King, 2000

Robotics

NYC-wide Student Robotics Competition
report from Kathy: 135 teams, 2 days, and RETC award from First Lego League www.firstlegoleague.org
Photos http://www.retc.fordham.edu/awards.html#press  and Videoclips c/o PFT !!!

Interview with Norm Scott of FIRST, the First Lego League
, 5,000 teams worldwide. Describing "Sporting event for the mind" - depth of student learning,team project assignments, support and excitement. Staff development support in Region 4 of New York City. RETC providing staff development in robotics in Region2 and NYC. Share your comments!

PFT #25











NYC FIRST LEGO  Articles

RETC award

First Lego League Article

 

Creativity Unleashed thru Robotics;
Interview: Vision Education and Media: Laura Allen: Building on the vision of Seymour Papert: Unleashing Creativity across the Curriculum with Robotics.
Podcasting Progress in Education;
AND "We are NOT a Nation Online."
 Predictions?? And Hopes... Closing Song Special for 2005: Rock on! The Revolution's on from "The Podcast Song." (Bonus Feature: PFT Outtake).



PFT #18

Interview
12/26/05




 

PFT #12, Interview with Gary Israel Robotics Consultant
Students and Robtics Rule! Discussion of student teams learning robotics in grades 4-9; 45 teams in Region 2 of the Bronx, NY. First Lego League, and information about US First Robotics. ALSO "Bots in the Bronx" Practice Competition at Fordham RETC. 12/05

PFT

Interview
PFT # 12

 

 

 

Bots in the Bronx Festival, January 2005

Student LEGO robotics teams compete at Fordham University’s RETC.

 




Bots in the Bronx Jan 2005
(Audio Only)

 

 

Bots in the Bronx Jan 2005

 

 

 


Bots in the Bronx Festival 

and Practice Competition
Hosted at Fordham Univ. RETC Dec. 17, 2005 over 400 students, educators and parents attended! Share the experience in video, text and web!











   Transformative Learning


Adventures in Transformative Learning
:
Podcast for Teachers and Learners

From Fordham's RETC and graduate program in Adult Education: Dr. Barbara Heuer and Dr. Kathy King cohost this podcast which explores the adult learning theory. Life is about learning and change, and  learaning and change can be transformative!
Explore more about how adults learn http://www.podcastforteachers.org/atl/



 

Dr. Kathy King- Bringing Transformative Learning to Life

New book that explores a new model of transformative learning and how it can be utilized in different classroom settings (Published in 2005)
 

Book
Podcast Series

Coming Soon Feb 2006


 

KPK Book Bringing TL to Life

 

Publisher page

Lifelong Learning and Podcasting: Presentation at International Podcasting Expo
Interview with Dr. Kathy King of
Fordham's PFT and ATL and Penny Hayes of 1st Podcasting. April 2006
 
PRWEB Interview



 Video Blogging
 Video Podcasting


Vlogging, Videoblogging project

Live from the Bronx!
Lots of Late Breaking News on Podcasting.
Cohosts Mark Gura and Dr. Kathy King are joined by Special Guests: Johnny Goldstein and Laura Allen of Vision Education and Media's 21st Century Skills Videoblogging Project. PFT Roving ReporterMore terrific Resources: Vlogging, NYLearns.org, Apple's podcasting server, Edweek and Educause.





 
RETC E-Library and Techpod, Podcast for Teachers are produced and published by
Fordham University's Regional Educational Technology Center.
(C)
Fordham University, RETC, King & Gura, 2005.

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About the RETC

RETC E-Library and Techpod, Podcast for Teachers are proudly produced and published by Fordham University’s Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC). The RETC is dedicated to serving and researching the professional development needs of educators striving to improve student and teacher performance. The center’s award-winning programs serve educators across grade levels and contexts, providing in-class and distance learning opportunities. These efforts span K-12, adult education and higher education settings.

The RETC is a resource through which educators may become effective technology-using practitioners who understand teaching and learning better and see opportunities to provide leadership among their students and colleagues.

We believe educators are the key to success in effective classrooms. A cornerstone of our work and commitment is to support teachers, school leaders, and learners “around” us through outreach programs that span our Bronx neighborhoods, New York City, the USA and the globe.

For more information about our programs and research:

 Visit http://www.retc.fordham.edu