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PODCASTING This workshop islicensed under a Creative Commons License. Session 10 Edc921 Instructor Dave Fontaine [email protected] You should hear audio narration.

Expensive?$?$ : 

Expensive?$?$ Not any more 21st century

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“Educators are starting to see how podcasting can help hone students’ vocabulary, writing, editing, public speaking, and presentation skills,” said Dan J. Schmit, an instructional-technology specialist at the University of Nebraska’s college of education. “Students can also learn skills that will be valuable in the working world, such as communication, time management, and problem-solving, he said."       Click for Edweek article

In this session: : 

In this session: Definitions Resources, and Tutorials


DEFINITIONS A podcast is a media file that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on portable media players and personal computers.

Just Like Radio : 

Just Like Radio Podcasting- the method of syndication Podcaster- the host or author Ipod-

Slightly different…. : 

Slightly different…. From other digital audio Can be downloaded automatically Uses software that reads RSS Mechanics


Record lessons for students (and parents!) Give students an alternative to PowerPoint! Introduce yourself and explain the classroom management plan. Create a class or even a whole-school radio station. Enable students to submit work in the form of a podcast. JUST A FEW OPTIONS


MORE OPTIONS… · Create audio resources for use by sight-impaired students. · Find and use podcasts as part of research projects. · Use foreign language podcasts to improve linguistic skills. Use podcasts to gain insight into another country's culture. · Enable students to create dynamic presentations.

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"In building this product weekly, the kids are incredibly motivated to read, research, and write. And they're telling me they can't wait to get to school. You just can't fake it with this show. You've got to own it.” Click for NYTimes article

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Let’s Take A Look At Some Examples

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Subscribe to Provide Extra Resources · Variety of ways to carry out surveys. · Audio blog of a field trip. · Enhance the old fashioned report, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”. · Subscribe or listen to different podcasts in order to help students develop their critical faculties. · As part of coursework project. (Digital Portfolio, Senior Project, Capstone Project…)

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How do I get podcasts? Try a Podcatcher

Podcatcher : 

Podcatcher iTunes Yahoo! Podcasts Juice Odeo FeedDemon

Podcast Directories : 

Podcast Directories Podcast411 Yahoo! Podcasts LearnOutLoud.com (more on next page)

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– PodcastAlley.com – Podcast.com – iTunes Store Podcast Directories (continued)

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“Using little more than an iPod and a school computer, Gagliolo and her students have been making podcasts… Avidly discussing their favorite iPod colors and models, while they made recordings of their poems and book reports the other day, the fifth-graders bubbled with ideas for future subjects.‘We could read parts of books, to show why we like them. We could do interviews. If there's a field trip, we could make a recording of it and post it,’ said Mohamed El-Sayed, 10.click for Seattle Times article

Basic/Advanced Training“Publish your podcast in less than five minutes using Taking It Global.” : 

Basic/Advanced Training“Publish your podcast in less than five minutes using Taking It Global.” http://k12online.wm.edu/1_intro.mov http://k12online.wm.edu/2_signup.mov http://k12online.wm.edu/3_publish.mov

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Click to listen to 30 minute audio clip Show notes---right click and open in new window iListen iLearn iSpeak iSing

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Additional Resources : 

Additional Resources List of websites with general information about podcasting, what are they and how to set them up http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/podcast/. List of podcasts related to education http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/edupodcast/. List of podcast directories http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/podcastdir/. http://www.epnweb.org

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This link will introduce participants to a variety of audio recording applications and hardware one can use for audio to be used on the computer. It will cover topics such as “Basic Audio Editing in Audacity” to “Compression – What’s the Big Squeeze?” Learning what to use and how to end up with good signal to noise ratio, how to edit at a variety of levels (compression, multitrack, panning, eq, boost, trim, conversion), how to create everything from a simple webpage to more advanced flash players to house the audio for internet use to name just a few topics we will cover. Link Support Resources You May Need Someday