Friday, December 29, 2006
From Download Squad
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Once you are on those spam mailing lists, it is very difficult to be removed from them!
This article will give you some great information on how to hide your email addresses on your sites.
Your email administrator is working very hard to combat the spam problem, but he also needs the help of the users and web admins.
Never click "Unsubscribe Here" in a spam email. Now they KNOW you exist! Also, don't register for anything using your email address. Get a Google or Yahoo email address that is disposable. I have 3 that I use just for this purpose. If I start getting too much spam at one, I just close it up and open a new one.
Just a few hints ... but make sure you change the way your email addresses are posted on your web site. You can always contact me for help with this too.
Friday, December 22, 2006
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Even though it is unbelieveably easy to delete a program you installed on a Mac, this utility makes it even easier! Just drag the application to the icon and all traces are gone. Sorry, Windows users, you still have to contend with registries and all that other stuff!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Not sure if I posted this one before but it's a definite site to check out. Lots and lots of info about CSS here and great links too.
I have been using these apps since they first came out and they are fantastic. I now have 3 USB keys. These new suite includes a lot of free, no spyware, no ads, no trials versions of great usable software. Then you can add more apps to the suite, including a virus scanner, zip program, etc. A great addition to your software library.
Nice site for listening to music and more. I didn't register yet; just listening to others' stations.
I came across the site on another blog. This person had the player embedded right into his blog which is really nice. I wonder if the directions are posted after you register.
Launched in Adobe Labs on Nov 21 is Kuler, a very cool application that let you manipulate the Color Wheel on the fly. A extremely useful tool when you are seeking for color themes for a new design. Thumbs up for the creativity!
This looks like one to really check out. You should have an Adobe User ID to fully experience the site.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Not sure how this will affect software in labs that are reimaged.
FREE Course starts Nov. 27. I am registered.
Monday, November 20, 2006
iQuip will let you easily add notes or quotes to your login window. It’s mostly written to give you a little quote or fortune, but you can also use it for something more important. It might be a great idea to put your contact information on the login screen. Prior to a training or if you lose it, your contact information will be right there for all to see.
What a great FREEBIE!!! Sorry, PC folks...this one is for Mac OS X only.
This is a podcast but they list links to the free software mentioned in the podcast. Some interesting freebies here, for sure.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This might actually prompt me into flying....maybe...
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Live broadcast from 1:00-2:00pm EASTERN TIME
In the wake of recent school shootings and the subsequent White House Conference on School Safety, the U.S. Department of Education will present a one-hour Web cast to provide parents, educators, school administrators and local safety personnel with an opportunity to review their emergency management plans. The Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools will share successful strategies so that all who share the responsibility of protecting our children can learn more about how schools can help mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a crisis. Join the broadcast to learn how to take positive steps to prevent school violence and respond quickly and effectively if an incident does occur. The Web cast will offer many opportunities for viewers to ask questions via email and get answers from the presenters.
Zamzar, a free online file conversion tool, launched last week. Like a similar tool, Media Convert, Zamzar allows users to upload a file and have it converted into a number of formats. Common uses for Zamzar include converting PDF documents to Word, iTunes AAC files to MP3, and Flash (flv) files to MP4 for iPod use. Up to five files can be converted simultaneously.
The process takes a few minutes - Zamzar emails a link to the converted file when it is done. Note, however, that Zamzar is not able to convert DRM’d files. The maximum file size is 100 MB, but there are no limits on the number of files converted.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Reasonably priced and some interesting apps here...
Thursday, November 02, 2006
iChartwork is a fun little thing (and I’m surprised it isn’t built into iChat.) This app “will sync your avatar on iChat and/or Adium and the artwork of the song playing in iTunes.” So, if you have Will Smith blaring from your iTunes collection, his album cover will be your icon in iChat.
For the Mac only of course!
I may just do that! It looks clean and neat.
AppDelete is a way to delete an application and all of it’s associated items. Just drag and drop an app and off you go.
I like that it puts all of the items into a folder and puts it in your Trash. That way, you can still take a look to be sure that it didn’t take anything it wasn’t supposed to take.
Friday, October 27, 2006
What a great site....and history of the Internet...Where you there when it happened?
I stated on the Internet pre-Mosaic .. no browsers, just text and the Mother of All Gophers was mostly all we had... So, what year was that?
Take a guess!
BLUE VERTIGO | Free Fonts, Stock Photography, Vector Clip-Art, Photoshop Brushes, Patterns, Icons, Logotypes, Color tools, Text Generators, 3D Poser d
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Great tips here on Print Screen for the Mac user...
This is a great site for you Mac people. Album shaper also comes in a Windows version (so it says). Looks like a nice little program but I need to read more about it before I download it.
Got another convert to the Mac platform. My nephew, who is a Navy pilot, just bought a new MacBook Pro. I configured it for him on the Apple web site. The next day, Apple had come out with a new pricing structure so he was able to save several hundred dollars AND get almost double the hard drive space. After he ordered it, the email confirming the purchase told him he was saving another $50!!!
He also has a Nikon D200 Digital SLR and takes some fantastic photos. He has had a few published as well. He is going to LOVE his new MacBook!!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
In 1999, in an experiment conducted by Sugata, a computer connected to the Internet was embedded in a slum wall and left for unsupervised use by children. The findings of the experiment suggested that groups of children could learn to use computers and the Internet on their own, irrespective of who or where they were. Dr Mitra and his team subsequently verified this unique discovery in intensive testing through a large-scale experiment, across India and Cambodia.
The US Dept. of Education site that explains it’s vision for “School 2.0″ is now officially up and running. As the site says, the vision is “a sketch and a work in progress” and “is designed to facilitate community discussions and preparations for short and long term educational and management goals.”
Recently, a guidance counselor correctly advised a group of aspiring collegians that a good percentage of future jobs have not yet been created. Yet many schools and school systems
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Off topic for sure...but very very interesting. Has anyone ever used any of these remedies?
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Interesting concept of TEACHING MySpace instead of telling parents to just block it!
Sunday, October 08, 2006
"Panic Button is intended to help people that support end-users, either sysadmins/helpdesks, or those that simply help friends and family. I got the idea after getting frustrated by reports like “I had this error message on my computer. It said that the whatsit had caused a thingy operation”. No-one ever wrote down error messages, and could never remember what they said. I tried to teach people how to take screen shots, so that they could send screen shots of error messages, but that didn’t work."
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Key Percent Increases:
* Up 38.4 percent since January 2005
* Up 34.0 percent since April 2005 (Mac OS X Tiger launched April 29, 2005)
* Up 12.1 percent January to September 2006 - despite Intel transition
* Up 9.0 percent since August 2006 - just one month
I am learning the Mac OS and I am totally impressed! Almost 3 months and no crashes. Things are where they should be; extremely intuitive.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
KSU will podcast over 6000 of its classes over the coming year. It is following suit with so many of the other universities. This will make it the largest podcasting implementation in the world.
So, how does the rest of the education world measure up to this?
Monday, October 02, 2006
If your book has an ISBN (they all do), you can auto-generate a citation with Ottobib.Whether you need MLA, APA, AMA, or Chicago, Ottobib's got you covered. All you need to do is enter in the ISBN and hit "enter" - and there's the citation you need. Quite the timesaver;
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I am not sure if I will install the beta software. How about being able to have a phone call conference with up to 100 people with the regular skpe? And FREE!!!!! If you get Skype, let me know so I can call you....
iTunes also has a new version out.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
More on Mac software! Most of this is free stuff. Check it out.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
From Will Richardson: "So here is another example of what elementary kids can do in terms of publishing text and audio to the Web. This is the Top of the Fold online newspaper that Grandview Elementary in Monsey, NY uses to publish student artwork, podcasts and more. The teachers have a lot to do with posting the work, but the idea is pretty simple: give kids the opportunity to share their work with wide audiences and have them teach to others what they themselves have learned."
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Some of the software is web based , and some is Windows software that you can download."
Airport Radar is a really useful widget that will help you find available wireless networks. It’s created by the people at MacWireless.com
It's only for those using OS X Tiger!!!
Since I got the Macbook Pro, I have become a MacAddict for sure! I will also be posting items here of interest for my Mac friends.
Lab Tick will help you with the backlit keyboard. It looks like it will allow you to adjust the brightness. Yes, it's free.
If you are a Mac person and have other freebies that we can use, please feel free to add them here or email them to me.
Just starting out with wikis and want to learn more about them? Chuck Bennet has a number of resources available on his wiki that would be useful. Check them out.
YouOS is an experiment in a new kind of computing platform. Access from anywhere. Create a document at an office computer, drive home, continue right from where you left off. Built-in sharing. Instantly share music, documents and more with your friends and associates. An application community. Everyone from professional software engineers to high school age programmers can participate at no cost.
I have been playing around with the demo version and it is very interesting!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
This looks very interesting for web sites. I have a gmail account so I may just try this and see what happens...
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
This is another site top bookmark as it is updated frequently. Some great resources are listed here that you may want to check out.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Great site if you are looking for some color codes. Gret site if you are just looking for that just-perfect color that you can't find anyplace.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The past, present, and the future of school libraries...all charted out. We need to change...technologies are changing...Web 2.0 is hot right now..the Read-Write Web, Collaboration, Participation.
Not just libraries, but perhaps other courses need revisions....
Time to rethink and retool or get left behind!
More on student blogging: Pat Aroune who is a high school teacher in upstate New York and a new edblogger (after 16 years in the business) sent along a link to some student Weblogs from his summer class on economics.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Apple has come up with some really neat new features. I bet there are a lot more under the hood there but we won't see them til Leopard is released.
I am turning into a MacAddict! I recently got a MacBook Pro and we will be using it for podcasting. The first one is complete but we want to have a few more out there before we post them. The Mac platform and software makes it much easier to engage in this new technology that has really taken off.
Pretty interesting stuff...
Monday, July 31, 2006
"Antivirus vendor McAfee has rated the Downloader-AXM Trojan horse as a low threat to users. First discovered on July 25, 2006, the Downloader-AXM Trojan was spammed via e-mail across the Internet. The e-mail regards an order placed at Wal-Mart. By opening the attached file, the Downloader-AXM Trojan attempts to install and download FormSpy, which is presented to the end user as a Web form extension for the Firefox browser. In reality, FormSpy will forward data to a third party. Despite the increased media attention, this a very low threat."
This might be free software to get while it's available. You can also use it to convert that music you bought from the Apple Store.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
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What a great blog entry this one is! It's a BASIC tutorial on designing web pages. straight forward and to the point. Rather than showing how to do the basics in a do-it all program like Dreamweaver, they start you right off with the basics. Definitely worth a read. Now to check through the rest of the entries....
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Ok, so it's way off topic but I found this article this morning and thought it was very amusing. Good food for thought .. do you men REALLY think this way?
Sunday, June 25, 2006
How about some free bullets for your design projects? Some very nice ones here...
Saturday, June 17, 2006
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Friday, May 19, 2006
Just like taking a course!
Sunday, May 14, 2006
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Thursday, May 04, 2006
Congratulations to all 141 seniors and to all those graduating this June. They have all worked very hard!
The Presidential Scholars have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Office 2.0 Database: "Development Tool"
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Sabifoo is a service that lets you create and add items to an RSS feed simply by sending IMs. It's a delightfully minimal service. There's no registration or sign-on, and in fact you can get started without even visiting the Sabifoo web site. Just send a message to sabifoo on your IM service of choice (or email@example.com for MSN or Jabber) and it'll be added to your RSS feed. You can type !help to get a link to the help page as well as your RSS feed. One thing that's missing (at least when using AIM) is text formatting, but hopefully they'll get around to that. I can think of a number of uses for this, in particular linkblogs and sending yourself notes from your mobile phone.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Odeo is a creative way to record and share audio—and it’s free. You can record audio and then share it with your Odeo contacts, by email, or by placing it in a Channel for all the world to hear. Audio from Odeo can be downloaded to desktops, iPods, and mp3 players.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
This site is jam packed with articles, tutorials, tips, links, book recommendations, and more. I found it from a link to a link to a link...
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Read about my next project! From what I have been reading, all that you need is your computer, a microphone, and some free software. I hear it is quite addicting and people wind up buying better equipment and software. I have lots of ideas for podcasts for our site. Now, to enlist the folks to make them...
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
* That’s a laptop computer, xBox 360, the yet to be released PlayStation 3, a PSP, broadband Internet for a year, and cell phone and PDA — for every public school child in the United States. (Video Game Consoles Reviews)
* It’s almost four million more teachers. (Digest of Education Statistics)
* Six Category five withstanding levees and floodgates around New Orleans. (All Things Considered)
* That’s four times would it would cost to end chronic hunger in the world (Allen).
We need to make clear to children that spam, virus, and hacking are not a game, that they cost us all a lot.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
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What: A couple of new things going on. This is his first podcast. The production values are low but that is okay. He also created a new site for teachers called EduLounge.com.
- To provide a place for everyday teachers to work collaboratively on the use of technology in the classroom.
- To provide a place for teachers to find out about technology and how it can be used in their classes.
- To meet other teachers and engage them through technology.
Monday, March 20, 2006
When Chelsea Pleasants wants to know what her daughter is doing in school, she heads to the Internet.
With a few clicks of a mouse, Pleasants can navigate the Web site for Goochland County's Byrd Elementary School and access the Web log kept by her daughter's third-grade teacher, Ellen Robinson.
As all Goochland teachers have been required to do this year, Robinson keeps a school district-sponsored Web log, or blog -- a kind of diary of her class's activities.Check them out:
Elementary School www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/bes/teachers/
Goochland Elementary School and the Specialty and Gifted Center www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/ges/teachers/
Randolph Elementary School www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/res/teachers
Goochland Middle School www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/gms/teachers/
Goochland High School www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/ghs/teachers/
Superintendent Frank Morgan's blog www.glnd.k12.va.us/weblog/fmorgan
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The underlying theme of TrekNature is learning more about the world through nature photography. TrekNature fosters this by allowing photographers to display their work grouped by regions in a supportive and orderly environment.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Interview with CEO Bruce Chizen of Adobe will answer questions we all have...
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Pandora is a fantastic site where you can create up to 100 of your own radio stations...FREE! Make sure you read how it works and what you have to do to create your stations. Yes, you have to register. No, you don't get any junk mail from them.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
This is a site parents and teachers should thoroughly investigate. There are some fantastic articles here about Internet Safety. Parry Aftab has done a fantastic job with her choice of articles and topics. This is one to bookmark.
Very interesting take on MySpace.com
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
I had some problems validating it but finally figured it out. I was not putting in some of the code, such as
I will try to keep it updated, as long as I get the information from people here.
If you don't understand what these RSS feeds are, you can always google them. Basically, it's a way of putting all the news or other items from a web site in one place for subscription. I don't have to read the twenty-some web sites anymore. I just subscribe to their RSS feeds and I can read all their updates in one place - in my RSS reader. I happen to use Bloglines so I can read them no matter where I am.
If you need help with RSS readers or the whole concept, contact me. I was teaching it combined with the Blog Class but it was too much information in a 3 hour course.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
We have two informative presentations slated for the morning. Please invite others in your district if you think they may have an interest in the software that will be showcased.
- 8:30 - 9:00 - Coffee, Tea, and Sign-in
- 9 - 9:10 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
- 9:15 - 10:15 - Rose Malpica, Orange-Ulster BOCES Webmaster - Photoshop Elements
- 10:15 - 10:30 - Break
- 10: 30 - 11:45 - Jim Tracy, New Paltz High School - Webcasting
- 11:50 - Noon - Closing Remarks and Comments from Participants
Photoshop Elements is a wonderful graphic program from Adobe. It is similar to Photoshop but has a much shorter learning curve and is a lot less expensive to buy. From what I understand, it has some wizards that can help you as well.
I will also give you a preview of what we may showcase in August. It is really exciting and something you all have been asking about for a long time.
If you have any questions about the April meeting, please feel free to contact me. This is definitely one workshop you won't want to miss.
I have so many passwords to remember that they are getting muddled im my mind. I found this program (free of course) and have been using it. It works great for what I need but, don't forget your main password to open it! There is nothing you can do if you can't remember it....
From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
With the rise in social networking sites such as MySpace.com, experts are warning that students need to exercise more discretion in what they post about themselves online. Besides the obvious danger of posting personally identifying information, they say, the potential exists for embarrassing information to come back to bite students later in life when they apply for college or a job.
February 10, 2006—Much has been made of the danger of posting too much personal information on web sites such as MySpace.com, where millions of people--including online child predators--can, in seconds, find out where site users go to school, learn their interests, download their pictures, and instantly send them messages.
But there is another, less widely reported danger as well: that the information students post online could come back to haunt them later in life.
In recent weeks, a
"This is a new arena for us," said Wendy Henrichs, athletic director for
She added, "The difference is putting it in print, basically documented proof of what's been said. I don't know if kids understand that."
MySpace, one of several popular social networking sites, is a free service that allows users to create web site profiles of themselves that can be personalized with information, pictures, and movies. MySpace reportedly boasts more than 180,000 new members per day and, according to web site traffic ranking service Alexa, was the seventh most popular destination for English--speaking internet users as of press time.
While today's students are undeniably savvy in their knowledge and adoption of technology, they aren't always as savvy in how they choose to deploy it--and often they are only vaguely aware of the digital "footprint" they leave behind when they post personal information.
And this footprint could play an increasingly important role in whether students land their dream job or even get into the college of their choice, experts say.
A recent Harris Interactive poll showed that 23 percent of people search the names of business associates or colleagues on the internet before meeting them--which probably means many employers are doing the same with job applicants, said Andrea Kay, a career consultant and author of "Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want."
"It's a wake--up call: You better be careful what you say and do, because it is your reputation. You're developing it early on," Kay said.
Many employers hire companies to conduct background checks, but "Googling" job applicants serves as an additional tool. It makes sense, especially when young applicants have few references or the job involves responsibility for people's health or finances, said Charles Fleischer, an employment lawyer and author of "The Complete Hiring and Firing Handbook."
Given the relative ease of investigating someone online and the rate of technology's penetration into the college admissions process, it's conceivable that college admissions officers, too, could soon be Googling prospective students.
College admissions officers who spoke with eSchool News said it wasn't part of their typical practice yet--but if the trend of employers Googling applicants spreads to education, that could change.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
I have a lot of resources listed at www.mhric.org/pat on the Webmaster Resource Page.
I also came across this link this morning. Hall Davidson writes for several magazines and presents at conferences. His site is plain, simple, and has a lot of links to his handouts and presentations. This is a must site for you to check out.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Suit charges retailer's Web site cannot be used by the sightless"
And they are not a state agency....
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Yahoo!! Someone else who shares my views....You NEED to learn hand coding...We offer 2 HTML classes if you haven't taken them!
Also, check out the rest of Stefan's site...he has some great information and sign up for his newsletter. I recommend it highly...
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Updaters page for information on other updaters."
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Copyright infringement can spell disaster for a school district. Check out three programs that are taking an active approach to nipping this problem in the bud.
You may have to create an account but TechLEARNING has great articles.
Monday, January 16, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This article looks at resolution, designing for browser, Web-safe color, graphics compression, and text.
Even after all this time, designers still ask and wonder what screen resolution to design for. Think it’s time we moved beyond 800x600? According to the article, now only 28% use that resolution and have moved on up. I still recommend that you check your sites in this resolution.
Always remember there are NO definitive answers. Read and learn as much as you can. Think logically and reasonably. Ask questions. Use this blog as a forum for your questions. Attend the Web Developer User Group Workshops (next one is April 7). Call or email me with your questions. You have lots of resources. use them!
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
If you are using Dreamweaver 8 and Templates, you need to be aware that there you may have some problems when converting from earlier versions of Dreamweaver. This site explains it all.
Note: There is now an upgrade that purports to fix these problems.
Sunday, January 08, 2006
This is very important and worth your few minutes of time to do. Back these up to a separate location with the rest of your backups (you DO backup regularly, don't you???) If your computer crashes, you should be able to reinstall your site definitions, download your sites from the web server, and be balc in business.
Now, are you backing up your data?? If you are on a school or work network and saving to the network drive, you should be protected. Hopefully, the higher-ups are backup up the networks daily and removing those backups OFFSITE!! When I back up my home computer, I make another copy and bring it to work. That way, I always have a copy away from my home, just in case.
Something to think about....I back my system up to a portable hard drive that is very inexpensive. I use free software that only backs up the new data. Then, every so often I back it all up to DVD and make an extra copy. That copy goes to work with me. Don't forget to back up your desktop, your bookmarks, and other files that might not be in My Documents.
Our agenda for the Second WDUG meeting is coming together. Tentative presentors are Rose Malpica, OU BOCES Webmaster, and Jim Tracy, teacher at New Paltz High School. They are promising presentations you don't want to miss. You need to register for the meeting through MicroNews, MLP, or on our web site, whichever you normally use.
WDUG starts at 8:30 with coffee, tea, and sign in. Sorry, no breakfast this time! This will give you an opportunity to network with your colleagues before the meeting begins at 9. It should be over about noon.
Don't forget to register!
A big problem for designers is dtermining which colors go well with other colors. There are many sites to help you with this but this one is very very simple to use. Click on a color on the palette and it will give you 16 colors that will blend nicely. You can only use the web-safe pallette colors.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
You've come to a friendly place, and we welcome you to our book-lovers' community. Our members love books enough to let them go—into the wild—to be found by others. Book sharing has never been more exciting, more serendipitous, than with BookCrossing. Our goal, simply, is to make the whole world a library. BookCrossing is a book exchange of infinite proportion, the first and only of its kind.
The site is a bit slow. A suggestion was to have your students participate in a BookCrossing.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
And we have been teaching it as part of our Blog class here at the MHRIC!!!
'Podcast,' one of the hottest terms in technology, is 2005's Word Of The Year, according to the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary. Defined as 'a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player,' 'podcast' will be added to the next online update of the dictionary in early 2006.
'Podcast was considered for inclusion last year, but we found that not enough people were using it, or were even familiar with the concept,' said Erin McKean, the dictionary's editor-in-chief said in a statement. 'This year it's a completely different story. The word has finally caught up with the rest of the iPod phenomenon.'"
And you heard it here...:)