Monday, January 21, 2008

Free Tech For Teachers: Drop.io Update- Easiest Way to Podcast


I have written about Drop.io before as I think it is the simplest way for teachers to post assignments, outlines, and notes online. Last week Drop.io announced and made public an awesome feature, the ability to call into your drop web page and record voice messages! Now when you create a drop using Drop.io you're assigned a phone number (drop.io's answering service) and an extension number. Simply call the phone number, enter your extension, and start talking. Refresh your browser and your message appears as an MP3 file on your drop web page. This is the easiest way to create MP3 files that I've ever seen. Click on the image below to see and hear the drop web page I have created for Freetech4teachers.



Applications for Educators
Drop.io is a great way to post your assignments, outlines, and notes online. Creating a drop only takes a minute and adding to a drop takes only seconds. The option to call into your drop is perfect for those last minute sick days when you need to give an assignment quickly, but can't get to school. (I live 35 miles from work so it's perfect for me). Calling a drop and adding your voice is a great way to add clarifying information about the assignments posted on your drop. Finally, adding voice to the drop helps those students who are auditory learners that need to hear your voice.

Setting up a drop on Drop.io


Here is another video about setting up a drop.io drop.