Podcasting Grant Goes Online

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For schools looking to explore the frontiers of podcasting, Olympus and education software developer Tool Factory have launched a new grant program specifically for teachers. The program supplies mixing and recording hardware and software valued at $3,000.

Over the course of the year, 10 winners will be chosen in the grant competition. Awards are based on how podcasting will be implemented in the classroom, including creativity, relevance to curriculum, and student involvement. (See below for a link to the online application.)

Included in the prize are the following:

  • A site license of Tool Factory Podcasting software;
  • Three Olympus Digital Voice Recorders
  • Three headsets and mics;
  • A site license of Clip Art Station;
  • A site license of Worksheet Station;
  • A site license of Web Page Station; and
  • Tool Factory's Simple Guide to Podcasting (book and CD combo).

There will be 10 grants awarded over the course of three judging periods. The three deadlines are as follows: June 30, 2007 (three winners), Dec. 30, 2007 (four winners), and April 30, 2008 (three winners). Other contests for educators are listed on the contest page linked below.

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A 21-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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