The renaissance of ICT creativity sparked by Apple has had some key educational software writers leaping out of Windows (XP that is) - and creating some ground-breaking Mac software for schools. Kudlian Soft has already turned heads with its curriculum expansion packs for iLife. Now technical director Gary Atkinson, fresh from completing I Can Animate for Mac, has come up with an ingenious way for schools to exploit the trend for podcasting (publishing audio material for iPods). His new Podcaster even allows schools to save their iMovie work as "enhanced" podcasts which can include still images along with the sound. You can download a working beta version from www.kudlian.net.
When evangelists come calling it's usually time to draw the curtains and pretend you are not at home. ICT evangelists, however, are welcome, with most people so bored by techies that anyone who can introduce high spirits with their ICT are a huge relief. Russell Prue is one of the best known of these in the UK. He has worked for RM, and the DfES, and now helps schools to kickstart their ICT. Russell shares his tricks his new book, Science of Evangelism in an effort to encourage a new generation of evangelists. Anderton Tiger (ISBN 0-9550381-0-3), at pound;34.99. Evangelism clearly doesn't come cheap!