26 July 2006

Talkr -- Letting blogs speak for themselves!

Now here is a genuinely interesting development - for a number of reasons that I am sure you can work out.

I visited Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch blog today (see the link under Other Blogs) and checked out Talkr.

Talkr converts text-only blogs into podcasts. In other words, Talkr provides a service that allows you to listen to your favorite text-only news sources rather than read them.

For the technically savvy, Talkr can also provide you with a podcast of your favorite news sources. This means that you can plug your MP3 player into your home computer once a day and Talkr will provide you with hours of audio content with no additional work on your part. Talkr will keep tabs on your feeds and send audio to your computer as those audio files become available.

So, you can go to Kathy Schrock's blog, as I did today, and click on Audio file of this post from Talkr. , and listen to the message rather than read the message. Can you see the potential of this?

You might also like to read or listen to Kathy Schrock's Brief overview of K-12 Podcasting. Supporting information is also available as powerpoint, pdf handout, or movie file of the same information. Something for everyone!

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