Thursday, September 29, 2005

We're RSSed! And Upcoming Show

Hello again!

We now have an RSS feed, thanks to the folks at
Another major step forward for "Teach with Tech"!

Here's something interesting--an article on exploiting the educational potential of podcasting:

The next show is, at least partly, about learning management systems. You know, like WebCT, Blackboard, etc. We at Indiana University use a system called Oncourse, which is part of the Sakai Project. A number of universities have banded together to jointly develop this tool. This is the first semester of it's widespread use, and it's been...interesting. I'd like to talk about learning management systems this week. Some of the details will be Oncourse-specific, but I think that the show will be interesting even if you don't use our particular system.

If you have questions or comments about learning management systems, feel free to add a comment to this posting.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Hello, My name is Mike Sassman, and I will be contributing to the Teach with Tech blog from time to time. I am a student in Informatics with my cognate in Instructional Systems Technology. I focus on Apple products and all new technologies that come from our favorite fruit company. Topics I am going to cover include RSS, Spotlight, Podcasting, Presentation methods using Powerpoint or Keynote, and other topics to help you tech with tech.

I can be reached at

Welcome to Teach with Tech!

I hope that you have had the chance to listen to the first episode of "Teach wth Tech," the podcast from the Instructional Consulting office in the Indiana University School of Education. If you haven't, please do so! It's free and doesn't even require an iPod--you can listen to it on anything that plays mp3 files, such as your computer.

I'm Chris Essex, your host for the show, though I plan to drag others into the "spot light, " too!

You can listen to the podcast by downloading it from:

The first show's topics are:
1. What is a podcast?
2. A few good educational podcasts
3. Tech tip
4. What is Macromedia Breeze

The immediate audience of the show is Indiana University School of Education faculty and Associate Instructors, but we welcome all interested listeners.

Featured Podcasts (you can find them using iTunes):

Education-Related Podcasts:
RETC Tech Pod:
The Tech Teachers (Ray and Holley):
Evening Educator:
Educational Podcasts (extra--this one is a bonus for you blog readers!):

The next two are purely tech in nature:
This Week in Tech:
Your Mac Life:

Breeze (at IU) :

Please share information about good education-related podcasts!