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SELB CASS Learning Intentions To understand what a Podcast is To be aware of the uses of podcasting in the classroom To know how to create/modify a podcast using Audacity To examine ways of uploading a podcast.
SELB CASS What is podcasting? Podcasting is a new method of communication allowing anyone to create audio files and post them to the Internet. These audio files can be downloaded to a personal computer or handheld device such as an iPod. Podcasts can be subscribed to ( using RSS feeds ). Podcasting has developed to include video as well as audio. – a portmanteau of iPod and Broadcasting
SELB CASS Billions of iPods, MP3 players, mobile phones Already 100s of thousands available for class use in every subject Why podcast? Students can already use this technology There are: iPod/MP3 player + Podcast=Anytime Learning
SELB CASS How do I find them? There are a number of websites dedicated to listing Podcasts with 1000s available for you to use in every subject. Some of the most famous Podcast sources include iTunes, Podcast Alley, Podzinger, Yahoo Podcasts etc. All can be found using a simple search with Google or any other search engine: Educational Podcasts, Podcasts for Geography
SELB CASS How do I find them? Google: french educational podcast produced: Learn French with free... Learn French with free daily podcasts, brought to you by French teachers from Paris. Daily FrenchPod is an amazing effective and new way to learn French, combining daily podcast, a daily learning guide including review exercices, PDF transcript, keywords, audio and PDF vocabulary sheets and grammar tutorials, as well as a large community of students to practice with.
SELB CASS How do I get them? Once you have found a podcast, there will usually be a link under the programme description which will say something like get episode or download episode. You can simply download the podcast and save the mp3 file onto your own computer to listen to later. You can subscribe to them using iTunes for example and then each new episode will be downloaded automatically to your computer when it is ready.
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SELB CASS 10 iTunes - Demo
SELB CASS 11 iTunes - Demo Get the podcast
SELB CASS 12 Podcast samples
SELB CASS 13 Podcast samples
SELB CASS 14 Podcast samples
SELB CASS 15 Podcast samples
SELB CASS 16 A geography quiz !! Can you solve these clues? Podcast samples
SELB CASS 17 A primary school students in action Podcast samples
SELB CASS Listening Options Computer/Laptop An mp3 player or iPod Mobile phone Car stereo with a jack plug Use your:
SELB CASS Making your own podcasts In order to create and publish your podcast, there are a number of stages to follow: 1.Design – who, what, theme, music, script, sfx 2.Record 3.Edit 4.Host – publish with RSS, share 5.Evaluate
SELB CASS Making your own podcasts an external or internal microphone on your computer, MP3 player or mobile phone sound editing software such as Audacity* for PC or Garageband for Mac You'll need... *(Audacity is an open source piece of software)
SELB CASS Recording Options Sony NWDB103BC 1GB drag & drop Mp3 player - black Buy new: £34.97* – (Argos) 7 Used & new from £17.99* - (Amazon.co.uk) (*March 08 prices)
SELB CASS Letting others hear your podcasts When you are finished you will want to give your audience the opportunity to hear your work. This can be done in a number of ways by uploading it to: a Virtual Learning Environment the School website a blog or a wiki a free hosting service – Podmatic, gcast Google Video with Photostory
SELB CASS 24 Letting others hear your podcasts voki.com
SELB CASS 25 Letting others hear your podcasts Podcasts along with Photostory
SELB CASS Students could discuss the various stages involved in a science experiment. Let students read a play/poem with sound effects (e.g. door closing, footsteps). Let them interview a visitor to the school Record composition ideas in Music. In Home Economics, students explain how they used their recipe to produced their final dish. Record the various scenarios required for their orals in their language classes. Record their notes for their own revision purposes. Suggestions might include : Students doing the podcasting
SELB CASS Create your own podcast The Task Your task is to: modify an existing podcast, add music and sound effects and record your own voice. Enjoy!
SELB CASS In Conclusion Do you know what a podcast is? Can you see the potential podcasts could have in the class room - especially in your subject area? With practice, would you be able to create a podcast?