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Podcasting in the Classroom Lisa Shears 4 th Grade G/T Teacher Woodbridge Elementary [email protected] Website: http://collaborate.oaisd.org/index.php?&site=ze_lshears&section=344&action=site Blog : http://blogs.oaisd.org/53. Laying the Foundation.

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Podcasting in the ClassroomLisa Shears4th Grade G/T TeacherWoodbridge [email protected]:http://collaborate.oaisd.org/index.php?&site=ze_lshears&section=344&action=siteBlog: http://blogs.oaisd.org/53

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Laying the Foundation

  • Introduce the concept of podcasting to students.

    • Visit Wikipedia and read definition.

    • Internet research

    • Play different podcasts for students.

  • Students listen to student-created podcasts and critique podcasts.

    • Discuss what makes a good podcast:

      • Voice – rhythm, tone, pitch, clarity

      • Content – interesting, relevant, flow, length

      • Music choice/Sound effects

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  • Name, Logo, Tagline:

    • Let students take ownership by letting them think of name, design logo and write tagline.

    • Decision based on student vote or teacher choice

    • Tagline Resource: How to write Taglines

    • Logo Example: Woodbridge Waves Logo

    • Tagline:

      • Radio WillowWeb – “Radio for Kids, by kids”

      • Woodbridge Waves – “Bridging our World to Yours…You listen you learn”

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  • Brainstorm Segment ideas:

    • Great Resource: Radio WillowWeb

  • Assign segments and roles:

    • Host

    • Recorder

    • Editors

    • Loop creators

  • Schedule segments for podcast: students are continually working on a segment

  • Writing:

    • Integrate Podcasts into writing workshop.

    • Use the writing process: planning, pre-writing, editing, presentation

  • Practice Presentation: Students practice presentation in front of peers for critique.

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Audacity – downloadable free program from:

  • http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

    Microphone – USB microphone will provide better quality.

    Teach one or two students how to record using the program. They will then train the next students who will be recording.

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  • Use Audacity to edit: Train one or two students to train the others

    • edit content

    • add “bumper music”

    • sound effects

      Creating Music Loops:

      • Super Duper Music Looper ($10-$15)

      • Search for Podsafe music on iTunes Music Store

        Adding Sound Effects:

      • www.findsounds.com

      • www.therecordist.com

        Save project and export as an MP3 file

        Post MP3 Project to your host Website/Blog

        Submit to iTunes – others can subscribe to your podcast.

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Learning in Hand– Good introduction and outline to Podcasting for teachers

Radio WillowWeb – The pioneer in student-created podcasts.

Audacity – download program and access online help.

Super Duper Music Looper – easy program for students to create music loops.

The Recordist – free sound effects

Find Sounds – free sound effects

Apple Education – podcasting in education

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