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OK so I have to work on my mic levels a little and found out why when I talked to Tim Wilson at NECC he said a good pair a headphones is a must. Picking up a set this weekend.

Let me introduce to you one of two big projects of mine this year.

Pudong Nerve Central: Podcast Headquarters of SAS-Pudong

Basically this is our podcast site. We should be registered with iTunes by next week and have one click access to subscribe to the podcast through iTunes. My principal, Andy Torris, is the guy with the great voice. We produce two podcasts a week. One for the elementary and one for the middle school. Each podcast is released on Friday covering the weeks past events and news of upcoming events. The middle schoolers listen to their podcast during homeroom on Fridays. Today was their first day and most of the reviews were good. One students said, “Yeah, but there’s no video.” Can’t please them all!

Anyway I bought the domain pudongnervecentral.com which seems to be working (if someone could verify this for me outside of China I’d appreciate it!) but is not accessible here in China do to the filtering system. I’ve already filled out the little form you have to online to get something unblocked. Last time it took 4 months so we’ll see how it goes this time. If you are in China you can access the site through this domain: http://blogs.saschinaonline.org. Both take you to the same place.

Any and all feedback welcome. Just know that I’m new at this so go easy. 🙂

[tags]podcast, sas,21st Century Learning[/tags]

I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Thanks Mark!

    Let’s see it’s 11:15pm here which means it’s about 8:15am in Seattle. Shouldn’t you be teaching or something. 🙂

    I’m trying to work with the company I bought the domain through, but they tell me there is nothing they can do. They tell me to use a proxy, which I can, but how do you tell 2500 students, parents and the community that they need to use a proxy to view the site. My only hope at this point is that the Chinese government lets the domain through soon. We already put it in our podcast that this is the domain. Guess we should have checked with the government first. Sometimes there’s no problem and other times you’re blocked forever. Thought I had it solved, but obviously not.

  2. Wow. Looks great! Is that an actual picture of the skyline? Love the redesigned blog interface as well. I have to do that sometime – not to mention upgrade.

  3. Hi Jeff,

    The domain works on Lopez Island, WA as well! Please post something when you have the governmental kinks worked out. I’d love to use it as a T&L site of the week.


  4. Hey Jeff,
    Can you point me to the “little form” that I can fill in to have something unblocked? I’m in Beijing and teachers here can’t get to their PBWiki sites.


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