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podcasts in education

PodCasts in Education

Original Announcement

http://www.shiloh.k12.il.us/RaiderTube/

podcasting
Podcasting

Podcasting is the distribution of audio (or video) files similar to radio programs over the Internet for listening on a media player or personal computer. The term combines "iPod" and "broadcast.“ One may download a single file, but what distinguishes a podcast is the ability to subscribe and automatically receive content.

educational application ideas
Educational application ideas
  • Commentary – on TV programs, sports
  • Tours – museum, city, etc.
  • Literature – story, play or poetry
  • Guest speaker
  • Class lectures or notes
  • Authentic foreign language speech
  • Conferences – keynotes, sessions
  • Music – commercial or original
  • News
  • Interview
  • Humor
examples
Examples
  • David Warlick – Connected Learning
    • http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning/
  • Annette Lamb – High Tech Learning
    • http://eduscapes.com/hightech/spaces/blogs/podcast.htm
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Examples
  • Mrs Smith – Tuscola 4th Grade
    • SmithCast
    • http://www.mrsssmith.com/
  • Tim McCullum – Charleston Middle School 8th grade
    • http://ux1.eiu.edu/~tmccollum/macsci.html
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Examples
  • Bobby Bucket – bucket of books
    • http://www.bobbybucket.com/blog/B96573213/index.html
  • Mr Gates – 2nd Grade Podcasts
    • http://lms.saisd.net/cblog/index.php?blog=6&cat=84
  • Macul 2008 - Teaser Podcasts
    • http://macul.edublogs.org/archives/35
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Examples
  • Kathy Schrock – Nauset Technology News
    • http://odeo.com/audio/460530/play
  • Education Podcast Network
    • http://www.epnweb.org/
  • Apple iTunes – Podcast
    • http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ (look for podcast link
  • Apple iTunes-U
    • www.apple.com/itunesu/
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Examples
  • Podcasts for Math
    • Mathtutor
    • http://www.mathtutor.ac.uk/ipod.shtml
    • (1 minute howtos)
  • Science – Astronomy A GoGo
    • http://astronomy.libsyn.com/
  • English/Language Arts -- Children’s Book Radio
    • http://childrensbookradio.com/index.html
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Examples
  • Social Studies – National Geographic
    • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/
  • Tom Grissom – Tech Talks 4 Teachers
    • http://techtalk4teachers.blogspot.com/
    • Note Tom uses BlogSpot to host his podcast
characteristics of a good podcast
Characteristics of a Good Podcast
  • Think of a good commercial or news-cast
  • Consistent format
  • Even pacing of audio and consistent volume – little use of ahh, umm, ok, like and other distracting audio noices
  • Focused
  • SHORT and organized (2 to 5 minutes)
  • Break into sections with good transitions, and teasers.
  • Topic of interest to listeners
vocabulary
Vocabulary
  • Aggregator – browser/player for media
  • RSS – really simple syndication
  • Synchronous/asynchronous
podcasting allows
Podcasting allows
  • listeners to control:
  • When they listen,
  • Where they listen,
  • How they listen, and
  • What they listen to.
podcasting characteristics
Podcasting Characteristics
  • Listeners collect programs from a variety of sources and choose which they want to listen to.
  • This ability to "aggregate" is a major attraction. Services and software that help in this process
  • are called aggregators or "podcatchers." Podcasting is asynchronous; it is not for live events.
blogger for podcasting
Blogger for Podcasting
  • Blogger (a Google Product)
    • http://blogger.com
  • BlogSpot – allows podcasting
    • http://blogspot.com will redirect to blogger
  • Howto:
    • http://blog.forret.com/2004/10/how-to-podcast-with-blogger-and-smartcast/
other podcast sites
Other Podcast Sites
  • GCast
    • http://www.gcast.com/
  • Free Service by creators of Garage Band
  • Requires creating a personal account (free)
  • Can upload MP3 files
  • Can record direct from cell phone by dialing number
basic podcast format
Basic Podcast Format
  • Opening Theme / Theme Music
  • Introduction with topic for the episode
  • Opening Segment (interview, discussion, ..)
  • Lead into break with a teaser
  • Music interlude (commercial etc)
  • Pickup after break and lead into Teaser Answer
  • 2nd segment content
  • Continue
  • Wrap-up Summarize key points
  • Play off with theme music or sound effect
royalty free music
Royalty Free Music
  • Royalty Free Music Page
    • http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free.html
    • http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-beats.html
  • FreePlay Music
    • http://freeplaymusic.com/
  • Sony’s ACID Planet
    • http://www.acidplanet.com
tools
Tools
  • Audacity – audio record and edit
    • http://www.audacity.com
    • Save audio as an MP3 file
  • Need a place to post
    • Blogger, Gcast, McGraw Hill, RaiderTube
    • Create Webpage with link to podcast
  • FeedBurner – create XML file so audience can “subscribe” to the podcast
    • http://feedburner.com
how to stuff
How-To Stuff
  • Podcast FAQ
    • http://www.podcastfaq.com/
  • Audacity Tutorial for Podcasters
    • http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm
project 1 work with partner
Project #1 – work with partner
  • Interview a Character from History
  • A teaching lesson-review session for students
  • A Book Review – Book Talk
  • An interview of your partner about some lesson/project they did this year and how it went
  • A daily school announcement & highlight podcast
  • Summer trip/vacation or summer project plans
  • Pick an event from history and summarize the highlights of the event – try in first person
share projects
Share Projects
  • Save your MP3 file and we will share with each other
podcast 2
Podcast #2
  • Any “other” of the first podcast topics
  • Move into video and use MovieMaker to create video but use your first podcast as the audio track
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