Tool Factory Review - Educational Software

#edtech #edchat #elemchat Last week we posted the 308th podcast from my students to iTunes, which I am proud to say makes Bethke Elementary School the most published elementary podcast show on the planet. We have over 4300 subscribers which also makes us the most subscribed elementary podcast too.

All this got me thinking...

So I did a search for podcasting software because I think it is time that we leave Audacity for something a little more, because my students want more from their podcasting software. That was when I came across this company Tool Factory.

They have an application called Tool Factory Podcasting that looks really promising. It has built-in scripting which is one of the things that I have been looking for, plus is just looks so much more user friendly (especially for elementary kids) than does stale ol' Audacity.

Here is a screenshot I got from the website and I think you will agree:

Just look how much better that is than Audacity.

I have just downloaded the free trial and I'll keep you posted on how well it works with my kids. I hope to have a few podcasts made with it by the end of the week for all of you to listen to.

- Brad Flickinger, Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School