Beyond Classroom Tech Tips…

January 27, 2008

Cell Phones and Gabcast

Filed under: Tools,Uncategorized,Web 2.0 — Donna DesRoches @ 2:13 am
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Inspired by the topic debated at yesterday’s regional debate tournamet…

Resolution: BITR personal electronic devices should be banned from schools…

I went back to the October K-12 Online Conference to watch the Liz Kolb presentation, “Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”. I was immediately taken with the first part of her talk when she introduced and demonstrated how easy it is to create a podcast using an online tool called GabCast.

Wow! So easy. Simply create an account – free!. Once you have confirmed the account set up a channel, give it a password and set it to post right to your blog if you wish. Then you simply call in to Gabcast number, speak and record, save or publish. Very simple… no need to worry about equipment or where on the web to store the podcast.

The only drawback is that Canadian users must call a regular long distance number in Calgary or Toronto while users in the US can call a toll free number

Find out for yourself – watch the first 1o minutes of Liz’ presentation!

Here is my first tiny podcast via GabCast: Learning #1

picture-10.pngUnfortunately in Word Press I can only provide the link but it is very easy to paste the code into blogger and Wikispaces.

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