Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Podcast: 2005 Word of the Year

Rest of the world catches up with techies

The Oxford University Press, publishers of the New Oxford American Dictionary, has selected podcast as the Word of the Year for 2005. Erin McKean, editor in chief of the New Oxford American Dictionary, said: "Podcast was considered for inclusion last year, but we found that not enough people were using it, or were even familiar with the concept. This year it's a completely different story. The word has finally caught up with the rest of the iPod phenomenon."

For the complete story, just click on the header above (Podcast: 2005 Word of the Year).


Jaimie said...

What does podcast mean? I'm clueless.

Shirazi said...

Last yeat it was the word BLOG. I think dictionaries are to be rewritten, as histories are being rewritten. No?

Deb Sistrunk said...

Jaimie: Oxford University Press defines podcast as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player."

In October, I featured a story on a Missouri school that has integrated this new technology into its curriculum.
Here is the link to Podcasting enters the classroom. Hopefully, this will help you to understand what podcasting is all about. The story also carries a link to the teacher's blog. The blog posts podcasts for the listening public. Hopefully, by seeing how this school uses podcasts, you will better understand how it works. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

Shirazi: You are a walking encyclopedia! Is technology taking over the world? :-)
Thanks for this information.

Jaimie said...

Thanks-I knew it had something to do with music, but I wasn't sure how.

Unfortunately, in the area that I teach, we probably won't see something like this for a while. Our district is far behind (technologically speaking) than more affluent areas.

It's so unfair to the kids. They will leave school, being so far behind technologically than children who went to school in other areas.

DCS said...

Jaimie, your district is not alone. All school districts are facing financial challenges. However, funding for technology is available through many corporations and nonprofit educational programs. Hopefully, your district will be fortunate enough to take advantage of these enhanced learning opportunities.

letter shredder said...

it is only now, i think, that podcast is introduced in manila.

DCS said...

Letter Shredder: Good for Manila! I think many of us are still learning the concept of podcasting. Lots of people have yet to hear the term, but they will eventually catch up - only to have some new technology surface. :-)