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KidBlog: A Guide for Beginners 
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Led by a guide dog, children will explore the basic KidBlog interface. This podcast begins with the basics: finding the site, logging in, getting to know the workspace, and creating a new post.  


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KidBlog: How to Lose Your Readers
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Rusty the guide dog explains what not to do when creating a blog post. Topics include using all caps, copying and pasting text from other websites, using poor grammar, and more.


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KidBlog: Embedding HTML into Posts
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Learn how to spice up your posts by embedding videos, Wordles, Vokis, and more in the third episode of KidBlog! Rusty the guide dog will help you through the process of embedding HTML codes into KidBlog posts. 


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Kidblog: Inserting Hyperlinks into a Blog Post
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This is the second video in a series dedicated to helping users navigate and use Kidblog. Rusty the guide dog will show users how to add hyperlinks to their posts. 


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40 Webtools for the Classroom: Episode 2
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This series of podcasts will introduce you to some of the best web 2.0 tools you can use in your classroom to foster creativity, communication, and collaboration.


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40 Webtools for the Classroom: Episode 3
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This series of podcasts will introduce you to some of the best web 2.0 tools you can use in your classroom to foster creativity, communication and collaboration.


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40 Webtools for the Classroom: Episode 4
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This series of podcasts will introduce you to some of the best web 2.0 tools you can use in your classroom to foster creativity, communication and collaboration.


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40 Webtools for the Classroom:  Episode 1
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This series of podcasts will introduce you to some of the best web 2.0 tools you can use in your classroom to foster creativity, communication and collaboration.


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"What Hath God Wrought": A Brief History of Recorded Sound
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This podcast can be used by either technology teachers or Civics teachers.  Technology teachers can use it to teach the use and possibilities of the new technologies.  The civics teacher can use it to open up discussion on laws and regulations involving those same technologies; as well as the history of recorded music up to today.  The podcast uses hip, cutting edge references to the internet and its associated uses, so kids will "get" it, but it also contains information that parents can use to help them understand their child's use of the internet.


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TeachAde
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TeachAde is a social networking site that allows professional educators to collaborate around the world.  There are seven sections:  NEA members benefits, Adopt a Class, What's New, Resources, Groups/Blogs, Collaboration, and My Workspace. Teachers have the opportunity to join groups and blogs to discuss subjects of interest or get in touch with individual teachers to discuss methods of teaching.  It is a valuable way for educators around the world to interact with each other.


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AVL--Literature Resources from Gale
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In the second of the series, this podcast provides a tutorial on how to use the basic search function in the Literature Resources from Gale database of the Alabama Virtual Library. Items discussed include an overview of the basic search screen, narrowing search results, and using information to create products in the elementary classroom. An example of a project-based assessment is included within the podcast.


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Creating an email/gmail account.
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This podcast gives specific instructions on how to set up a gmail account.  Information is also included on safety precautions for creating log on's and keeping passwords protected.


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Changes in the Alabama Virtual Library
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Outlines recent changes to the layout and navigability of the Alabama Virtual Library.


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Enhancing Your Classroom with 21st Century Tools
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Why should teachers integrate technology in the classroom and how can it be done? If these are questions that you have then this video is for you! This podcast was created to inspire educators to utilize 21st century education to create lifelong learners for the 21st century.


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