It’s Elementary #3 Podcasts – Just Listen to Me!

We had a very information packed discussion full of insights and suggestions with our guest, Wes Fryer. Our show included discussion of the following:

  1. We discussed what podcasting is and why you would want to podcast.
  2. Examples from each of our classrooms (Kinder on up) of podcasting and our insights from that experience.
  3. Wesley then shared resources on podcasting.
  4. We then opened up a round table discussion.

Wes made his own podcast of the show, and has show notes on his blog, Moving at the Speed of Creativity.

Other resources from the show:

  • Our show outline can be viewed here
  • Our Diigo links which include more podcasting resources than we could cover in a 30 minute show. Check them out if you’d like more information.

Our next show will be on Monday August 27 at 4 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. CDT/8
p.m. EDT, on the subject of essentials for Web 2.0 in the elementary
classroom with our guest, Christopher Shively, from On the Trails to Teaching and Learning. Join us then, at!

Chat Log Below




07:07:45 PM Paul Harrington: It’s
kinda quiet in here tonight !

07:10:03 PM Wfryer: hi paul! skype is
giving us some issues…. we’re going to start talking soon!

07:10:25 PM Paul Harrington: np

07:10:54 PM maria: hi paul

07:10:57 PM maria: welcome wes

07:11:07 PM wfryer: hello maria!

07:12:07 PM Paul Harrington: hi maria

07:12:14 PM Paul Harrington: hi wes

07:12:30 PM maria: staying up late

07:12:59 PM Alice Mercer: Hi

07:13:10 PM Paul Harrington:Yup-Durff
mentioned this webcast the other day – thought I’d listen in πŸ™‚

07:13:12 PM Alice Mercer: Our links
are in Diigo at:

07:13:37 PM Alice Mercer: Tonight our
topic is Podcasting: Just Listen to Me.

07:13:40 PM Alice Mercer: Hi Gail!

07:13:47 PM gail desler: Hi Alice

07:13:52 PM Alice Mercer: Our guest
Wes Fryer

07:14:28 PM maria:

07:14:37 PM maria: welcome gail

07:15:41 PM gail desler: Thanks maria

07:16:43 PM JoseR: Hi folks sorry for
the drama

07:16:47 PM JoseR: how is the stream?

07:16:59 PM Paul Harrington: Jane
Nicholls (ICTUCAN) has done research on pupils oralliteracy using

07:17:10 PM gail desler: Good on my
end, Jose

07:17:22 PM maria: do you have a link

07:17:25 PM Paul Harrington: Jose
stream ok here in UK πŸ™‚

07:17:31 PM Durff: paul i want that
link of jane’s

07:17:36 PM JoseR: great thanks

07:17:49 PM JoseR: did anyone twitter
our event

07:18:18 PM Paul Harrington: also podcast at

07:18:28 PM maria: thanks Paul

07:18:32 PM Jason Hando: Hi kids

07:18:35 PM JoseR: Hi jason

07:18:36 PM Paul Harrington: Hi Jason

07:18:39 PM maria: Hey there Jason

07:18:45 PM JoseR : stream on ETT A

07:19:03 PM Jason Hando: Is that Wes
Fryer I hear – that southern accent is a giveaway!

07:19:15 PM JoseR: yep

07:19:32 PM Durff: yes jason

07:19:34 PM JoseR: unless I go into my
ranchero accent

07:19:43 PM Durff: better not

07:19:51 PM Paul Harrington: he he

07:20:13 PM Jason Hando: ranchero –
never heard that b4 on US TV!

07:20:20 PM Paul Harrington:
Podcasting is powerful for making connections as well

07:20:47 PM Alice Mercer:

07:21:01 PM maria: listening to your
podcasts just helped my kids realize what happens inother places in
the world

07:21:13 PM Paul Harrington: Hear hear
Durff – all learners πŸ™‚

07:21:42 PM Paul Harrington: Hi Lisa

07:21:46 PM maria: Hello Lisa

07:22:05 PM Durff: hi

07:22:11 PM LisaParisi: Hi Sorry I’m
late..still working on timezone issues

07:22:17 PM Durff: oh parisis hhi

07:22:31 PM Paul Harrington: Time
Zones argghh!

07:22:36 PM Durff: jose is too

07:24:14 PM Paul Harrington: The kids
love having a real audience and getting feedback

07:24:27 PM maria:

07:24:33 PM gail desler: Can you
monitor yak pack comments?

07:24:45 PM JoseR: monitor as in

07:24:49 PM Alice Mercer:

07:24:50 PM maria: there are different
packages in yack pack

07:24:51 PM wfryer: i don’t think
there is a way to moderate yackpack comments

07:24:55 PM Paul Harrington: Only
problem with Yak is you don’t know who is online

07:24:59 PM JoseR: I am not sure how
they are recorded

07:25:03 PM gail desler: monitor as in

07:25:05 PM Alice Mercer:

07:25:12 PM JoseR: probably not

07:25:13 PM gail desler: or if
necessary, delete

07:25:15 PM maria: you can use the
walkie talkie or set up a group that records the messages

07:26:23 PM maria:

07:26:46 PM Paul Harrington: I didn’t
put Yak on because of this – no control

07:27:21 PM maria: setting up a group
is great

07:27:33 PM Jason Hando:
Skype-gremlins again

07:27:37 PM Paul Harrington: thanks
for that Wes :0

07:27:38 PM maria: we get the recorded
messages and then send one back to the class

07:27:43 PM Durff: chase them!

07:27:52 PM Jason Hando: we need
ghostbusters in here

07:28:17 PM Alice Mercer: Yeah, I
listened to NPR All Songs Considered and they had a guest in on Skype
and the sound quality was much better than I’ve experienced

07:29:07 PM Jason Hando: I read an
article about setting up skype to have better quality – must dig it

07:29:08 PM maria:

07:29:13 PM JoseR:

07:29:19 PM gail desler: I love

07:29:25 PM Paul Harrington:
voicethread is real cool

07:29:27 PM maria: me too

07:29:31 PM LisaParisi: who twittered
a podcast like that today? I saw that

07:29:38 PM maria: want to use it more
this year

07:31:03 PM Paul Harrington: You can
also use voki for anonymity !!!

07:31:22 PM maria:

07:31:34 PM maria ->: Jose’s

07:32:18 PM JoseR ->: audio check
how is the stream?

07:32:36 PM Jason Hando: Gotta run to
class – catch u all later!

07:33:38 PM LisaParisi: stream sounds
good to me

07:33:55 PM Durff: thanks

07:34:03 PM Paul Harrington: ok here

07:34:09 PM JoseR: back

07:34:36 PM Durff: you left?

07:34:37 PM wfryer: these are my
podcasting links:

07:34:47 PM Paul Harrington: iPod
great for recording portable content

07:34:50 PM maria: thanks wes

07:35:32 PM wfryer: under classroom
examples see #3 j for "rock our world" mother’s day

07:35:36 PM LisaParisi: just got
olympus handheld digital recorder…used it to record guest speaker
and student questions to speaker

07:36:00 PM maria: record podcasts
with your cell phone

07:36:02 PM JoseR:

07:36:11 PM maria:

07:36:19 PM LisaParisi: also got a
snowball mic for group discussions but haven’t tried it yet

07:36:37 PM maria: lots of links on
our diigo

07:36:46 PM Paul Harrington: You can
use this with voicethread for digital story telling

07:36:53 PM gail desler: Anybody have
a tutorial for gcast?

07:37:22 PM maria:

07:37:22 PM gail desler: Hi Joyce

07:37:32 PM maria: digo links for this

07:37:44 PM Paul Harrington: Hey Durff
3 yey thanks Wes πŸ™‚

07:38:02 PM Durff: aarrgg

07:38:24 PM gail desler: Great
discusssion. Great links. Thanks!

07:38:28 PM Paul Harrington: (Clap)

07:39:07 PM gail desler: Hi Joyce

07:39:09 PM JoseR : Maria you audio is
a bit choppy

07:39:19 PM JoseR: streaming on ETT A

07:39:24 PM joycevalenza: Hi all.
looks like I am late again

07:39:24 PM LisaParisi : losing audio
from all

07:39:36 PM maria: I’ll stick with

07:39:42 PM gail desler: Audio is
breaking up on my end

07:39:51 PM Alice Mercer: Thanks Gail.

07:39:57 PM maria: πŸ˜•

07:40:02 PM Paul Harrington: I think
the tide is going out losing audio

07:40:08 PM LisaParisi: lost audio

07:40:13 PM Alice Mercer: Yep…

07:40:19 PM maria: oh no

07:40:22 PM Paul Harrington: can still
hear you Jose πŸ™‚

07:40:52 PM Durff: hi jen

07:41:04 PM Alice Mercer: Sound up

07:41:07 PM LisaParisi: thanks jose

07:41:29 PM gail desler: Yep.

07:41:34 PM JenMad: Hi! Sound up,

07:41:46 PM JoseR: ok

07:41:54 PM JoseR: stream check ETT A

07:42:01 PM LisaParisi: meaningful

07:42:06 PM Paul Harrington: Can here
you across the pond πŸ™‚

07:42:08 PM JenMad: I’m listening to

07:42:29 PM Paul Harrington: Tools are
incidental – means to an end

07:42:59 PM LisaParisi: I love my
olympus digital voice recorder…

07:43:10 PM LisaParisi: it has a usb
plug in

07:43:22 PM mrichme: I like my Edirol.

07:43:23 PM Paul Harrington: Very
cheap recordable mp3’s work – quality not perfect though (Logic)

07:43:23 PM Alice Mercer: I wish I had
something that nice, I’m trying to upgrade.

07:44:05 PM Paul Harrington: Wes I
like the idea of a kit for digital learning πŸ™‚

07:44:24 PM Alice Mercer: Better

07:44:33 PM maria: you can also use
the Nano with tune talk mic

07:44:37 PM mrichme: Bob Sprankle has
had luck using iPod minis with his students

07:44:38 PM LisaParisi: the olympus is
also very small

07:44:43 PM LisaParisi: it records in

07:44:48 PM JenMad : here is a mobile
recording suggestion from Robin G.

07:45:12 PM Paul Harrington: Some
people in UK favour iRiver – good quality

07:45:23 PM maria: Thanks Jen

07:45:24 PM JoseR: same here

07:45:28 PM maria: and Robin

07:45:37 PM Durff: Lisa can we call

07:45:56 PM LisaParisi: sure

07:46:25 PM mrichme: Have people had
luck using gCast?

07:46:43 PM LisaParisi: i used gcast
for our podcasts

07:46:43 PM Durff: ok

07:46:53 PM LisaParisi: didn’t love
it…had issues

07:47:00 PM maria:

07:49:06 PM DS: Hi all, sorry to be so

07:49:14 PM Paul Harrington: You
should see how sacred they are in the UK Wes πŸ™‚

07:49:15 PM Jason Hando: as teachers
we need to explain that "create" is highest on blooms
taxonomy – a convincing argument for user created content

07:49:20 PM Durff: hi doug

07:49:20 PM maria: Hi Doug – thanks
for coming

07:49:27 PM DS: almost missed it, I’ll
have to get a late slip πŸ˜‰

07:49:28 PM LisaParisi:
interesting…we don’t block because the blockers don’t know about
these tools

07:49:34 PM LisaParisi: don’t know to
block them

07:50:54 PM Paul Harrington: We have
to spread the word to other teachers in our own schools and to

07:51:04 PM maria: yes yes

07:51:10 PM Jason Hando: true Paul,
they need lots of examples

07:52:15 PM Paul Harrington: The
skills of the pupils goes far beyond what is required for my kids at
age 8 – by learning how to podcast.

07:52:37 PM LisaParisi: my students
aren’t "required" to learn any tech skills

07:53:01 PM Paul Harrington: Noda !!!!

07:53:03 PM maria : Hi tracy – welcome
to the chat

07:53:20 PM JoseR: any questions from
the chat room.

07:53:27 PM Tracy: Hello! I’m finally

07:53:51 PM Paul Harrington: Durff you
are a good node πŸ™‚ worth many lobsters πŸ™‚

07:54:05 PM Paul Harrington: he he

07:54:09 PM Durff: thanks

07:54:13 PM maria :

07:54:17 PM Paul Harrington: he he

07:54:19 PM Durff ->: have a

07:54:59 PM LisaParisi: that’s how we
did our first podcasts!

07:55:16 PM LisaParisi: just recorded
mp3 files on the computer with the computer mic

07:55:52 PM Paul Harrington: 1am !!!

07:56:24 PM LisaParisi: great show!

07:56:29 PM LisaParisi: great topic!

07:56:42 PM Paul Harrington: 3 weeks
left yay

07:56:44 PM Cathy N in SC: where is
the stream

07:56:47 PM gail desler: Good night

07:56:56 PM Paul Harrington: Thanks a
whole bunch Wes

07:57:03 PM Paul Harrington: and the

07:57:28 PM maria : Thanks to our
wonderful chat room community!

07:58:33 PM Alice Mercer: Hey all

07:58:46 PM LisaParisi: hey alice

07:58:54 PM JoseR: We are still
streaming anyone available for skype?

07:58:54 PM Alice Mercer: Sorry for
sudden crop of call

07:59:02 PM Alice Mercer: Lisa?

07:59:03 PM LisaParisi: Jose I love
listening to you

07:59:12 PM JoseR ->: JenMad

07:59:18 PM LisaParisi ->: sure

07:59:19 PM Paul Harrington: Thanks
Jose πŸ™‚

07:59:30 PM LisaParisi: call me in

08:01:41 PM JenMad: I’m just listening
in tonight as I don’t have my mic set up tonight! Sorry!

08:02:17 PM maria: good all – company
is here

08:02:32 PM maria: Jose – you are so

08:02:55 PM Alice Mercer: Hi, is that

08:02:58 PM Alice Mercer: Doug?

08:03:48 PM JoseR: join us alice

08:03:54 PM Alice Mercer: I can’t NO

08:03:59 PM Alice Mercer : No mic

08:04:03 PM JoseR: ok

08:04:27 PM LisaParisi: who’s talking
with jose?

08:04:30 PM Alice Mercer: Hey Doug
will be happy to hear that in a survey at tech training today, they
asked if we tried to use VR systems for teaching.

08:04:40 PM JoseR: doug

08:04:48 PM Alice Mercer: LIKE WE
COULD CAUSE IT’S BLOCKED, but nice that they asked, lol

08:04:56 PM LisaParisi: LOL

08:05:15 PM Alice Mercer: The people
designing the survey at least are thinking about it. Whether the
admins are???

08:09:53 PM LisaParisi: bye Jose

08:09:59 PM Alice Mercer: Thanks Jose
for carrying on.

08:10:07 PM Alice Mercer: I think she
was nervous

08:10:22 PM JenMad: Nice job, folks!!!

08:14:51 PM DS: yes, well done ttys


Leave a Comment