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ATLE Tutorials-Tools-Resources

More faculty resources are available on EAGLE (http://eagle.rockvalleycollege.edu), in the RVC Faculty Group. All full-time and adjunct faculty have access to it. Log in using your RVC ID and password.

Video & Audio Resources for the Classroom 

Today's generation for students "relate best to curriculum when instructors incorporate the medium that captivates them the most —video and audio — to help translate abstract concepts or events into their reality"  (The Value of Video in the Classroom.  NEA. Online August 21, 2007)

Below are links to a few instructional resources for video:

The Power of One

Released in 1994, Power of One, combines evocative visuals with a moving original score by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.  It features historical and contemporary persons who have impacted the world to illustrate that each of us, working individually or as a group, can make a difference.

Holocaust Memorial Museum Film and Video Archive

The National Holocaust Museum Film and Video Archive includes 420 hours of motion picture footage (primarily from the 1920s to 1948).  Here students can view video of large crowds gathered for Adolf Hitler's arrival at the Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, Germany (September 1937) as well as attacks against Jewish property and family life.

American Field Guide

A library of more than 1,400 video clips enables students to experience America's wilderness.

The History Channel's Speech Archive

Hear the words that changed the world.

American Rhetoric

Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video version of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.


YouTube for scientists


YouTube for teacher

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.  Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.


Steps to Podcasting

Step 1.  Learn about podcasting.  Peruse the various links on this page for articles, best practices, and tutorials or contact ATLE, for a consultation meeting.

Step 2.  Request your iTunes U Course (link to the right)

Step 3.  Record your audio podcast using any number of methods (link to various tutorials to the right).

Step 4.  Publish your podcast to iTunesU using your RVC Employee ID, iTunes, and the simple web tools and links provided to you when you request the iTunesU Course.

Tools & Tutorials Steps

The Only required tools necessary is some means of capturing/editing audio and connectivity for publishing online.  Below are a few tutorials on various applications used in podcasting:

How to Podcast for PowerPoint




ProfCast (Mac platform)

Producer (Win platform)

CutePdf for PDFing Materials 

General Information

PoducateMe: Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education

Podcasting in the Classroom: Educause Pocket Editions #3

Podcasting in Academic and Corporate Learning

Podcasting Tools: Resources for podcasting?

Who's Using Podcasting in Education and Why?

Podcasting in Education– Encyclopedia of Educational Technology


Publishing to iTunesU

New Course Request

Loading to iTunes U

Managing Your iTunes U Podcast

 RVC-Specific Podcast Information

iTunes U @ RVC Blog

Best Practices

History of the Byzantine Empire  Lars Brownworth Stony Brook HS

Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet  David Malan Harvard


iTunes U

Podcast Alley– Education Genre


Microsoft Office 2007 Learning Resources

Active Learning with PowerPoint  U of MN Tutorial

Electronic Plagiarism: Anti-Plagiarism Tools American Univ. of Beirut

Tools & Tips for Grading Digital Papers