MobilePodding-Podcasting on the Go

Hopefully you have had an opportunity to create podcasts with your students. To create a podcast you truly only need several tools: A microphone and software that converts your audio into a wav.file. Audacity is the freeware that allows the simple conversion. Visit their site to download a free version. But, what if you want to go the next step and allow your students the freedom to create podcasts from any remote locations? Example: Your students want to interview people at a local political rally with hopes of creating a podcast from the interviews. Well now its simple. I have been working with a Zoom H4 Handy Recorder. This simple device allows you to record and store audio on a hand held device. From there, it doubles as a USB drive - just plug it in and transfer the audio file to your computer. It will convert and transfer the file as a wav.file. Cost - under $200.
A must for the podcasting enthusiasts.

Click here to go to the Zoom site.


Converts Documents to PDFs - NOW

Stumbled on this great (and free) Pdf converter program - doPDF.
All you have to do is download and install it..... It will allow you to instantly convert any document into a Pdf file. This is how it works:

1. Go to the site:
2. Download the software - the pdf converter will automatically be added to your printer list. Do not check the box that says, make gopdf your default printer.
3. Open the document that you want to convert to a pdf
4. Choose print, select "doPdf" and then send it to the desired file/location ie:desktop
5. Your document will be automatically converted and sent to the desired file/location

Its that easy. And free.
Happy Pdf'ing