This is a podcast recording of Dr. Carl Owens’ presentation, “Cool Tools for the Classroom,” at the 2011 Mississippi Educational Computing Association annual conference in Jackson on February 8th. Carl is a Professor and the Director of Technology at the College of Education, Tennessee Technological University. The official description of Carl’s session was: The session will explore many new and exciting tools for teachers who are using digital technology in the classroom. Participants will then select tools and explore their uses in the educational environment. These will include digital cameras, digital microscopes, podcasting tools, music creation tools, and a number of applications to enhance teaching and learning.

Show Notes:

  1. College of Education – Tennessee Tech University
  2. My text notes from Carl’s session
  3. Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Powered Speaker System
  4. BassJump Subwoofer
  5. Snowball mic
  6. Snowflake mic
  7. Mikey and Mikey 2 for iOS device recording
  8. ProScope HR
  9. ProScope Mobile
  10. Eye TV Hybrid
  11. H.264 Video converter with hardware accelerator
  12. Elegato Video Capture solution
  13. Cable in the Classroom website
  14. Radio Shark
  15. Korg nanoKey
  16. Pulse LiveScribe SmartPen
  17. Krown Sign Language Translator
  18. Sanyo Exacti VPS FH1A DV camera
  19. Optoma Pico PK-101 DLP data projector
  20. Facetime video calls
  21. TTU write-up about Dr. Owens teaching from China
  22. Griffin USB Battery Pack
  23. GalaxyTab (Android tablet from Samsung)
  24. MixCraft (Garageband-like software for Windows OS computers)
  25. Florida Digital Educators Program

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