Thursday, October 9, 2008

Liz is Going Live! Cell Phone Live Radio

After listening to a great podcast from Seedlings where Tracy Pariseau was speaking about using Blog Talk Radio for live radio broadcasts, I have decided to take the plunge and create my own live radio talk show. I created an initial episode to try the tool (and to make sure my voice was not horrific to listen to!).

Blog Talk Radio has made significant improvements since I last posted about it. While I am not currently opting in to share in advertising revenue, anyone who sets up a show is able to do this. In addition, Blog Talk Radio added live chat as well as a call-in number so anyone can call in and add their opinion to the show! Of course it is all cell phone friendly! Therefore students (like Tracy's) can create their own live radio shows via their cell phone (Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace, at Any pace)!

I hope to broadcast at least once a week around 2:00 (Eastern Standard Time). I am going to start with 15 minute broadcasts focusing on one "cell phone in education" topic. I am also borrowing the idea from Bob, Cheryl, and Alice at Seedlings to include one "Cell2.0" site of the week. Where I will highlight a new favorite website that integrates cell phone use, and has the potential for connecting to classroom learning.


Joe said...


I can't wait to listen to your ideas!


Melinda said...

Liz, I just listened to you on Seedlings this morning. What are your thoughts about using for schoolwide alerts about school closings, deadlines, etc.? Is it really a "free" service? I am testing it out with my teaching staff right now and then parents would have to subscribe if this is something I think would work for us. I would be the only person that could make alerts. I would not use this as a two-way service. Just curious as to your thoughts. Melinda

John Evans said...

Great first show! Looking forward to many more! Keep up the great work!

PS I voted Yes

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