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Carlos Miranda

Curriculum Teaching and Technology

EDD 7914

June 3, 2013

What is a podcast
What is a podcast

  • A digital audio or video file that is downloaded and played on a media player or computer.

  • An RSS feed that can be sent to subscribers.


  • A combination of terms : iPod and broadcast

  • Can be downloaded from iTunes or directly from an organizations website.

  • Can be created by anyone with a microphone, digital camera, and a computer.

  • Distributed as episodes

How can you make a podcast
How can you make a Podcast

  • Plan

    • Topic

    • Format

    • Location

  • Produce

    • Equipment

    • Software

  • Publish

    • Register a Web Address

    • Find/Buy Web Hosting

    • Start a Blog

    • Create an RSS Feed

  • Promote

    • How to get listeners

The assure model
The ASSURE model

  • Smaldino, Lowther, & Russell (2012) define the ASSURE model as a process of steps designed to help educators effectively implement technology and media into their instruction.

  • The steps are labeled as:

    • A – Analyze Learners

    • S- State Standards and Objectives

    • S– Select Strategies, Technology, Media, and Materials

    • U- Utilize Technology, Media, and Materials

    • R- Require Learner Participation

    • E- Evaluate and Revise

Natural disasters

Natural Disasters

Using the ASSURE model to teach 8th grade students while implementing the use of podcasts.

A analyze learners
A- Analyze Learners

  • Surveys/Pre-Tests

  • Many students responded that they were comfortable with learning new technology.

  • Students displayed a broad interest in various Natural Disasters.

S state standards and objectives
S- State Standards and Objectives

  • Students will be able to present information about a Natural Disaster that will inform other students.

  • Students will create a podcast detailing safety information about their particular disaster.

  • Technology
Standard 1: Knows the characteristics and uses of computer hardware and operating systems
Standard 3: Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual
Standard 6: Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology

  • Science

    ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

S select strategies technology media and materials
S- Select Strategies, Technology, Media, and Materials

  • Create a bridge between students and the standards

  • Strategies, Materials, and Methods

    • Computers

    • Internet Access

    • Projector

    • Presentation software (PowerPoint or Keynote)

    • Student groups 2-3 (3 max)

    • Poster Board

    • Art Supplies

U utilize technology media and materials
U- Utilize Technology, Media, and Materials

  • Present materials to the students and explain their individual use

  • Determine the use for all the materials listed earlier

R require learner participation
R- Require Learner Participation

  • Introduction to the Listen (Teacher)

  • Group Members

    • Choose individual roles and responsibilities

    • Research natural disaster chosen

    • Become familiar with the equipment, and teach to partners

    • Create the final products

      • Podcast

      • Poster Board

Evaluate and revise
Evaluate and Revise

  • Post-Test on Natural Disaster

  • Survey on feelings throughout the project

Why use podcasting in education
Why use Podcasting in Education?

  • Pre Lab Demonstrations/Directions

  • Students absences

  • Facilitate self-paced learning

  • ELL students

  • Ease of communication

  • Retention


(2007, October 31). Podcast. Retrieved from http://www.techterms.com/definition/podcast

Achieve, Inc. (2013). Next generation science standards. Retrieved from http://www.nextgenscience.org/msess-wc-weather-climate

Apple Inc. (2013). Making a podcast. Retrieved from http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html

How stuff works Inc. (2013). How to create your own podcast. Retrieved from http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/how-to-podcast.htm

MacNeil-Lehrer Productions (2013). Podcasting—Sharing your ideas about features topics and issues. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/media/podcasting.html

Podcast (2013). In Dictionary.com. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/podcast

Smaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., & Russell, J. D. (2012). Instructional technology and media for learning (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Links for software
Links for software

  • http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity Download

  • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-media Windows Media Player

  • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-media-components-quicktime Windows Media Player for Mac

  • http://download.cnet.com/SmartFTP-Client-32-bit/3000-2160_4-10028635.html?part=dl-SmartFTP&subj=dl&tag=button Smart FTP for transferring podcasts to the internet

Links for free podcast services
Links for free podcast services

  • https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=blogger&passive=1209600&continue=http://www.blogger.com/home&followup=http://www.blogger.com/home&ltmpl=start#s01 Blogger

  • https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=feedburner&continue=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedburner.google.com%2Ffb%2Fa%2Fmyfeeds&gsessionid=9UrYV0gSRyYyHu8bhXyCqAFeedburner

  • http://www.ourmedia.org/Ourmedia