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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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Improving student learning through podcasting

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
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

Is there really a need
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

Memory retention
Memory Retention

*Walter Pauk (Cornel 84)

Would students use it
Would Students Use it?

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

Administration s support
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

It concerns their support
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

How does it work
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!

Tools to get started
Tools to get started

  • Computer

    • PC

    • Mac

    • Linux

  • Audio recording software

    • Audacity (free – multi-platform)

    • Garage Band (Mac)

Tools to get started cont
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)

Podcast hosting options


Windows Server *

Apple Server

Free Services

Gcast ( )

Podomatic (

Podcast Hosting Options

Hosting by gcast
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

Hosting by podomatic

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

Podcasting in pusd

PUSD News to Community

District Administration Weekly Updates

Principal to Staff Updates

Technical Tips & Tricks

Classroom Instruction & Remediation

Podcasting in PUSD

Let s build a podcast
Let’s Build a Podcast

Say it again improving student learning through podcasting
Say it again… Improving Student Learning through Podcasting

Additional information is available on the Podcasting in PUSD site.

Search “Podcasting” on the PUSD Portal.