Friday, May 11, 2012

What's a Phlog ?

Have you ever wanted to try podcasting but thought the process was too much trouble? Have no fears my friends. ipadio makes it simple.

In the past I did buy a nice microphone, sound mixer, downloaded audio recording software, found a place that would feed my audio up to itunes and was successful. If you search hard enough you just might find a podcast of me singing Row Row Row Your Boat. (True story)  But it all seemed like sort of a pain and I didn't really have much to talk about at the time so it ended there.

Jump forward a few years. I was researching some new trends in using cell phones in the classroom for an upcoming training, I discovered ipadio . They claim you can simply dial a toll-free number, enter in a pin code and you would be broadcasting to the web. Really ? It sounded a bit too easy.

Of course I tried it. It really was that easy. I signed up on their website, received an email with the phone number I needed to call and 4 minutes later there was a recording from my phone on the internet. They even transcribed it. For free.

Ok, the transcription could use a little work but if you ever wanted to try podcasting, or a simple audio recording of your class in an easy to use manner, I recommend giving ipadio a try.

Oh, what's a phlog ? It's a phone blog. Below is a link to me and my friend Donna at a recent training about cell phones.

Looking forward to your phlog!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Doing More with Google Docs!

There’s still room for you in this Friday’s workshop: Doing More with Google Docs!

What?  Over the past year, many teachers, volunteers, and staff have had a chance to get started with Google Docs in the popular "Introduction to Google Docs" workshop. The "Doing More with Google Docs" hands-on technology workshop picks up where that session left off. Come back for a brush-up on key Google Docs features like uploading documents and sharing with other users, and then try out some new features like building web forms, making presentations, and using free document templates.

When?  Friday, May 4 from 1:30-3:30

Where?  Minnesota Literacy Council, 700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180, St. Paul, MN 55114

How do I register? Click here!

Questions?  Contact Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt at or 651-251-9090.