Instructional Materials Resource List

This is a resource guide for some of the learning moments that occurred during the Instructional Materials class for the Media Specialist track of the Plymouth State University MEd degree. My co-worker Joann Guilmet and I were invited to present a variety of new educational technologies that our new librarian/media specialists will be encountering in their field.

Podcasting/Audio Tools
Audacity ( – a great audio editing tool, and it is FREE
ODEO ( – a podcast search and creation tool
EdTechTalk Podcasts ( – provides three weekly podcasts dealing with educational technologies
iTunes ( – Apple’s software to search and subscribe to podcasts
iPodder ( – another podcast resource
Bob Sprankle’s Room 208 blog – (

Audiobook Resources
Audible Book Subscriptions ( – a fee-based service (think Barnes & Noble on your MP3 player)
LibriVox (
Project Gutenberg (
Storynory (
Thomas Ford Memorial Library (

Learning & Blogging Tools
John Martin’s PSU Resources –
John Martin’s blog –
Wil Richardson’s blog –
Tim Lauer’s blog –
Dave Cormier’s blog –
Tim Wilson’s blog –
interactive educator magazine –
Bud the Teacher –

Communication Tools
Skype ( – Voice over IP communications software
SharpReader RSS aggregator ( – a free tool to manage your blog subscriptions

Video Editing Software
Pinnacle Studio –

SmartBoard Tools
Smart Technologies –


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