GCSU iPod Faculty Learning Community

Sunday, December 09, 2007

A web application alternative to ProfCast?

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Recently Frank posted a link to a new web service, Animoto. The site allows you to create "slide shows" from photographs and music. The creation would be more accurately described as mini-music videos. Animoto analyzes your photographs and selected (or uploaded) music then creates the video. You can have it remix with a single click. The service is free, if you limit your videos to 30 seconds, which ends up not being very long. Longer videos are $3 a piece or unlimited for $30 per year. Here's one I made.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Hey guys,

I just left the SERVE office and I have been "fire wanded" and you can be too. It was so easy and the guys did it in record time. If you have work that you want transferred from your loaner MAC to your new one, give SERVE a call. I hope all of your time off will be pleasant and look forward to seeing you all in the fall.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Autumn's Resources

Here is the link to Autumn's "Rubrics Help Page"


and to the Spring 2007 FDW page


Monday, May 21, 2007

Podcast resources

As Charlie pointed out, the Apple web site is a great resource for both information and learning tools related to creating podcasts. You can access a free, on-demand seminar by registering at:


Check out the links on the right side of the page as well.

With regard to the tips that Deborah mentioned, they are included in the Digital Storytelling Cookbook that Charlie mentioned, the Center for Digital Sorytelling. Here is the link to the PDF version of the Digital Storytelling Cookbook:


Monday, May 14, 2007

What is a Podcast and How to Subscribe

I wanted to share two short video tutorials. The first from Grunt Media explains what a podcast is and what happens when you subscribe to a podcast. This tutorial may help you decide whether your material is best pushed through a subscription approach or pulled from a website (or course site). More on this later.

The second Learn to Subscribe details how to subscribe to podcasts through iTunes, either through an iTunes subscribe button or by manually entering the link to the podcast subscription. Note that at one point in the tutorial you're told to right click (obviously a PC user). If you're using a Macintosh and don't have a mouse with a right click button, there are several options: 1) control+click or 2) two-finger click on your track pad. Then the option is "Copy Link Location." This copies the subscription link to your clipboard so you can paste it into iTunes.

Finally In!


My name is Lara and I'm simply quite happy to be logged into the iPod community.

I'm In

Hi group,
I'm Stacy and I can't wait to meet you in person.


Hello! My name is Dixon Reynolds.

I am a new member of the GCSU ipod Faculty Learning Community. I am thrilled to be apart of the group and to explore new avenues to educate and inspire my students. My project will be a heavy exploration in image collection and organazaion.

Costume Designers do an immense amount of research in both primary and secondary sources. We work in both period specific and imaginatively orginal work. I will be working on implenting projects in my Costume Design class to create better access to better research images.

I look forward to learning more about the ipod as an educational tool.



Hi, my name is Flor Culpa-Bondal from nursing department. This is my first hands on experience with the ibook, ipod, safari or a blog. So this will be fun and challenging. I excitedly join GCSU's ipodders to keep up with my students and enhance teaching and learning in my psychiatric mental health nursing class. I hope to share this ipod/ibook learning experience with you.

Greetings from Lee

Howdy - this has been an interesting adventure getting the computers to work today.

I'm looking forward to being part of the group. I'm not a Mac person... yet... :)

More on Stacy's and my project soon!

Hello, iPodders 2007

Hello, my name is Tsu-Ming. This is my first experience creating blogs. I am excited about the new experiences.

With the new generation of students with iPods in their hands, I know using the medium of their choice to connect with them will be a good practice. With a group of undergraduate researchers in my lab, I am hoping to create many mini-labs through iPods. In addition, I would like to learn how to do PodCast as well.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

iPod HowTo Resources

I wanted to share several resources that will get you started using your iPods. First is the iPod Tutorial from Feedforall. This 27 page PDF document will give you all the basics in a print format.

If you're more interested in iPod video tutorials, there's no better place to go than the Apple Support site iTunes/iPod area. Here you'll find step by step instructions on how to use your iPod and iTunes to manage music, podcasts, videos, and photographs.

There are also a number of other useful websites to show you how to use your iPod. Again, one of the best resources is back at Apple through iPod 101: "iPod 101 contains tons of information that'll help you enjoy your iPod to its fullest and guide you on your way to becoming iTunes savvy."

Then, if you really want to geek-out, there are the iPod discussion forums. I'll recommend two here, and both take some digging to find specific answers to your questions- although just browsing around can be.... well maybe not fun, but informative: