Sunderland, VT — September 4, 2007 — Tool Factory?s Simple Guide to Podcasting book launched with rave reviews! Beginners and experts alike enjoy clear photographs, at-a-glance instruction sheets, and the easy-to-read flow of this podcasting guidebook. Step-by-step instructions guide podcasters though the past, present and future of podcasting. Get information on copyright rules, detailed worksheets for podcast planning, organizational charts for podcasting beginners, plus an entire chapter of podcasting ideas for educators, businesses, and enthusiasts. There?s even a bonus CD that includes a how-to PowerPoint presentation for instructors, and additional planning worksheets.

Key Topics Include:

  • Copyright — Read about how to avoid copyright violations in your podcasts.
  • Acceptable Use — Using the workbook provided to develop an acceptable use policy for your school or business.
  • The Equipment — Read about the different accessories, microphones, and recording devices that can be used for podcasting.
  • How to Podcast — Read through the step–by–step process of creating a podcast.
  • Podcasting Ideas — Get podcasting ideas and explore ways to integrate podcasting technology into your business or classroom.
  • The Technical Side of Podcasting — Decipher how podcasts are created using everyday terminology, and demystify the technical vocabulary.

    The book is written to include readers of all ages and technical ability levels. Tool Factory?s Simple Guide to Podcasting book is sure to please any reader.

    Next week Tool Factory will launch a second podcasting book: Adventures in Podcasting — Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom. This book and bonus CD includes over 40 lesson plans, scores of worksheets and printable resources for creating innovative classroom podcasting projects.

    Tool Factory?s Complete Podcasting Solution
    Tool Factory publishes one of the most complete suites of podcasting products available on the market.

  • Software — Tool Factory Podcasting lets anyone easily build podcasts and upload them to the internet.
  • How–To Instruction — Tool Factory?s Simple Guide to Podcasting makes podcasting a cinch.
  • Hosting — Web Page Station server space is included with every copy of Tool Factory Podcasting.
  • Free Podcast Directory– Post your best podcasts in the free directory at Web Page Station.
  • Clip Art and SFX — Download sound effects, music, and photos to spice up your podcasts.
  • Podcasting Kits — Podcasting Kits provide software, hardware and all the instruction you need to get started podcasting in one easy kit.
  • Hardware — Get digital voice recorders and mics.
  • Podcasting Mobile Labs — If you are instructing a group, this is the ultimate equipment and software purchase. Roll it in, and start podcasting!
  • Curriculum — Adventures in Podcasting — Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom

    About Tool Factory
    Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based business with the goal to make a difference in US education by providing superior software. The catalog offers over 150 titles, including a suite of software tools designed to maximize the use of digital imaging in the classroom. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process.

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