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Bringing it out of the Clouds. Say it Again:. Improving Student Learning through Podcasting. Mike Treguboff Technology Training Specialist Peoria Unified School District. Why Podcasting. For lectures To facilitate self-paced learning For interviews with external resources

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Bringing it out

of the Clouds

Say it Again:

Improving Student Learning through Podcasting

Mike Treguboff

Technology Training Specialist

Peoria Unified School District

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Why Podcasting

  • For lectures

  • To facilitate self-paced learning

  • For interviews with external resources

  • To offer advanced and or highly motivated learners extra content

  • For distance learning

  • To allow guest speakers to present once to many classes

  • To feature guest speakers from remote locations

  • For helping students with reading and/or other disabilities

  • To offer a richer learning environment

  • For multi-lingual education

  • To capture professional development workshops

  • For student generated programs

  • To communicate with your community

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Is There Really a Need?

  • Poor quality of student note taking skills

    • Poor handwriting

    • Poor listening skills

    • Inability to differentiate important content from non-important content

  • The FAST talking teacher

  • Note taking counter productive to listening… for some students

  • Assisting English Language Learners

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Memory Retention

*Walter Pauk (Cornel 84)

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Would Students Use it?

  • We asked students what they thought of Podcasting… Let’s listen to what they think!

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Administration's Support

Explain the:

  • Benefits for children

  • How it works

  • How it will be used

  • Cost to the school

  • How he/she could podcast for the community

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


IT Concerns & Their Support

  • Why are you doing this?

  • Mutual understanding of expectations

  • Software concerns & support

  • Hosting web server

    • Storage capacity

  • Data maintenance IT’s & yours

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


How does it work?

  • Turn on your recording software or digital recorder

  • Speak

  • Save as a MP3 file

  • Upload to a web server

  • Update RSS

  • Find something else to do… You are done!

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Tools to get started

  • Computer

    • PC

    • Mac

    • Linux

  • Audio recording software

    • Audacity (free – multi-platform)

    • Garage Band (Mac)

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Tools to get started cont.

  • Microphone

    • Headset style

    • Wireless

    • Personal digital recorder

  • Hosting service

  • RSS editor

  • Podcast aggregator

    • iTunes (PC, Mac)

    • Juice (PC, Mac, Linux)

  • MP3 player (Optional)

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In-House

Windows Server *

Apple Server

Free Services

Gcast (www.gcast.com )

Podomatic (www.podomatic.com)

Podcast Hosting Options

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Hosting by Gcast

  • FREE hosting

  • FREE podsafe music

  • Mix playlists online

  • Embed your podcast

  • Record by phone

  • Upload your own podcast

  • RSS Updates

  • iTunes Subscriptions

  • Email alerts

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Free hosting

Browser-based Recording tools

Syndication Wizard

Audience Participation tools

Promotion tools

Listener Statistics

Blog like look and feel

Templates available

Hosting by Podomatic

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


PUSD News to Community

District Administration Weekly Updates

Principal to Staff Updates

Technical Tips & Tricks

Classroom Instruction & Remediation

Podcasting in PUSD

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Let’s Build a Podcast

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


Say it again… Improving Student Learning through Podcasting

Additional information is available on the Podcasting in PUSD site.

Search “Podcasting” on the PUSD Portal.

https://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us/technology/Podcasting/

http://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us


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