Hi everyone. I have a slightly different version of daily news today because my server was being upgraded last night. Today we have some news about blip.tv removing accounts, a reminder to make your website compatible with mobile devices, and a list of great podcasts (mine and others – just scroll down, you'll get there) you may want to download as you travel.
Blip.tv is removing many users: You may need to download your videos.
I've had to go in and download almost 100 videos from 2 accounts of mine over at Blip.tv. This used to be a great place to post your videos as it would distribute them to YouTube, iTunes, or wherever. Now, if you're not producing an official “show” they'll probably be getting rid of your account.
You have until December 8 to download all of those videos. I went and downloaded mine and will post them on my YouTube account to archive them. Oddly, I didn't receive an email notification and had to log in to find out.
Test your blog or website on multiple devices
I was testing this blog on my ipad and realized that the videos weren't showing. To allow videos to show on ipads, you cannot check “use old HMTL” — in other words, you need to use iframe. I've gone over the tutorials I've posted over the last few weeks on this blog and have re-embedded them. They should work fine now! Remember if you notice anything, feel free to contact me any time with suggestions.
Updated List of Shows
I've gone through and updated links to the shows for my podcast. There are several shows with inspirational students that I've shared with my own students and child. I listened to the podcast with Harry Sansotri @hgsansostri (12 year old author of The Little dudes Skool Survival Guide) with my own son and we talked about bullying. This is one of those you may want to download and listen to in the car as it was a real conversation starter with my own child.
Also, there's Joshua with Joshua's Heart feeding hundreds of thousands of people in Miami. Add to it an AWESOME interview with Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd and so many other amazing people who have agreed to have a 10 minute interview. While I keep blogging about each show, that is taking me some time, so I wanted some of you who just download one podcast at a time to have a chance to fill up with podcasts for the travel season.
Below this list, I'm also giving you links to some other great podcasts I listen to give you some variety.
EVERY CLASSROOM MATTERS PODCAST ARCHIVE
Some more awesome podcasts
I love listening to podcasts and usually listen each morning as I'm getting dressed. Here are my favorites:
- This is Your Life by Michael Hyatt
- Eduallstars (This is like Larry King but with educators – a longer show but so interesting.)
- Simple Life Habits Podcast by Jonathan Milligan
- Prairie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon (I love Garrison Keillor, the speaker – if my kids hear me laughing, they know why.)
- This Week in Tech
- iPad Today
- Edge of Chaos Podcast with Aaron Maurer
- There are tons of great podcasts on BAM Radio Network (host of my show), Edtechtalk, and Edreach.
If you want to know how to set up your podcatcher, I have a tutorial available for you. (I use iCatcher.) I listen to podcasts while getting dressed in the morning and while I'm cleaning the kitchen on Saturdays. It is a quick way to be informed and stay inspired! Consider setting up podcasts on your mobile device. You are what you think. Think wisely and intentionally.
Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving! I've got my college son coming in today from Georgia Tech and about to run to the store to fulfill his very interesting and random grocery list that only a college student would ask for. (I mean who puts hummus, raw oysters and beef jerky on the same list?)
I hope that you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving if you're a US celebrator. If not, have an awesome week. I'm thankful for those of you who read my blog and teach me so much.
It is always a good time to give thanks!
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