June 22, 2008 at 11:51 pm 2 comments

Kidcast is a podcasting tool that is intended for kids to use; for kids, by kids. It’s purpose is to allow kids a place to post their podcasts or vodcasts. The files are submitted and reviewed by an adult before being posted. The website has a rating system that the webmasters compare to the rating system for video games. Uploads need to be in a universal format, MP3, MP4, .MOV, or M4V files. All uploaded files must be original intellectual property and must be at least one min. in length. To use the service, you must make an account. I am not sure what kind of spam you would get after signing up for this service. I think this would be difficult to manage, if each child had an account, it would be impossible to manage. Because of that, I doubt that the County would ever unblock this particular site. Although this seems like a nice site, I am not sure that it would be easily used as an instructional tool.

PS: Thanks Dorothy for your help with finding the correct site 🙂

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  • 1. mrigopoulos  |  June 23, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Although it is called Kidcast, it sounds like there would be a lot of red tape for students to use. There must be another tool that serves the same purpose that students can use and is approved by BCPS.

  • 2. drothman  |  June 26, 2008 at 2:29 am

    This sounds like a great concept, especially with the adult reviewing and the rating system for content. I doubt the county would let it through. A neat concept, maybe the county could create it’s own BCPS KidCast monitored by the county offices.


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