Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Next Vista

I am sitting here listening to Women of the Web 2.0 at 9:00 Tuesday night, something I seldom remember to do when I am at home. I caught it tonight live, though, and their guest has developed a wonderful new site where he is collecting really good videos. They are informative, short videos on many subjects. The site is called Next Vista For Learning . Take a look at all of the videos that are already listed and do sign up for the email list so that you will be able to be kept up to date on new videos. Rushton Hurley is the man behind this and he has established a non-profit organization that is running this website and through some funding backing, he has been able to keep this free and intends to do so in the future.
He was discussing about copyright-free music that he insists that anyone uses weho submits videos and passed along three ghreat websites that will supply free sounds and music, free of copyright problems. They are podsafeaudio.com, jamendo.com, and partnersinrhyme.com. When you are podcasting or want to create videos, powerpoints, or voice threads with music or sounds, look to these websites.
I am looking forward to doing a workshop for retired teachers at Kent State University tomorrow. They are going to be mentoring pre-service teachers and want to "catch up" on technology. I think that is really great that they are not just going to mentor them from where they left off, but are certainly looking to the future. Good for these retired teachers!

1 comment:

Rushton said...

Hi Judi,

I recently learned of your posting - thanks! I hope what we are doing was in some way useful for the pre-service teacher mentoring you did several weeks ago. Connecting what we are doing to a pre-service program is a major hope of mine, actually.

I'd welcome sharing ideas in the future - keep up your good work!