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1 Integrating Podcasts into Your Teaching Christopher Essex Indiana University School of Education Instructional Consulting Office Christopher Essex Indiana University School of Education Instructional Consulting Office 

2 A Quick Quiz Question  Sudoku  Lifehack  Rootkit  Bird flu  Persistent Vegetative State  Podcast  Sudoku  Lifehack  Rootkit  Bird flu  Persistent Vegetative State  Podcast

3 A Quick Poll  How many have listened to a podcast?  How many have created a podcast?  How many have used a podcast in your teaching?  How many have listened to a podcast?  How many have created a podcast?  How many have used a podcast in your teaching?

4 Today’s Session 1.Definition of Podcasts 2.Listening to Podcasts 3.Creating Podcasts 4.Using Podcasts in Your Teaching 1.Definition of Podcasts 2.Listening to Podcasts 3.Creating Podcasts 4.Using Podcasts in Your Teaching

5 Definition of Podcast An audio program Downloaded from the Internet To which one can subscribe An audio program Downloaded from the Internet To which one can subscribe

6 10 Cool Things about Podcasts! 1.Don’t require the latest computer 2.Don’t require a high-bandwidth connection 3.Don’t have to be on the Net to play files 4.Files are reasonable in size 5.Allow for multitasking 6.Can share them with friends legally 7.No restrictions about classroom play 8.Much easier to make/edit than video! 9.Can take them with you!* 10.They’re free! 1.Don’t require the latest computer 2.Don’t require a high-bandwidth connection 3.Don’t have to be on the Net to play files 4.Files are reasonable in size 5.Allow for multitasking 6.Can share them with friends legally 7.No restrictions about classroom play 8.Much easier to make/edit than video! 9.Can take them with you!* 10.They’re free!

7 How Podcasts Work ?

8 Listening to a Podcast: What You Need  A computer  A reasonably fast connection to the Net  iTunes (or another program that will aggregate (collect) podcasts and play them)  Speakers or headphones  (optional) iPod or similar portable digital audio player  A computer  A reasonably fast connection to the Net  iTunes (or another program that will aggregate (collect) podcasts and play them)  Speakers or headphones  (optional) iPod or similar portable digital audio player Podcasts do not require an iPod!

9 Finding Podcasts

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11 Finding Podcasts

12 Finding Podcasts ngInEducationAndHow.htm#examples

13 Prof. Dev. Podcasts  “Teach with Tech”   “The Tech Teachers”   “Bit By Bit”   “Teach with Tech”   “The Tech Teachers”   “Bit By Bit” 

14 Creating a Podcast: What You Need An.mp3 or.mp4 (enhanced) audio file An RSS text file A webserver to host the above Hardware & software to create the above A blog to advertise and inform (optional) An.mp3 or.mp4 (enhanced) audio file An RSS text file A webserver to host the above Hardware & software to create the above A blog to advertise and inform (optional)

15 My Rig

16 RSS File  RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is an XML text file that includes:  Name and creator of Podcast  URLs for each episode  Descriptions of each episode  Etc.  RSS is used for wikis and blogs, too. FYI.  RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is an XML text file that includes:  Name and creator of Podcast  URLs for each episode  Descriptions of each episode  Etc.  RSS is used for wikis and blogs, too. FYI.

17 RSS File

18 Garageband Tracks Media Timeline

19 Audacity Tracks

20 Using Podcasts in Your Teaching  "It teaches [students] to do research, to communicate in print, to speak effectively and grab attention with sound."  "My students research better, read more, write better and understand the material."  "Sprankle notes that the podcasts allow his students to publish to a global community and that motivates them as writers. One a weekly basis, they create successful and purposeful pieces of writing. “  Quotes from Teach with Tech postings,  "It teaches [students] to do research, to communicate in print, to speak effectively and grab attention with sound."  "My students research better, read more, write better and understand the material."  "Sprankle notes that the podcasts allow his students to publish to a global community and that motivates them as writers. One a weekly basis, they create successful and purposeful pieces of writing. “  Quotes from Teach with Tech postings,

21 K-12 Podcasting Benefits  Writing practice, including revision  Organization, sequencing of text  Public speaking practice  Pronunciation  ESL students--Practice spoken English  Content area coverage  Writing practice, including revision  Organization, sequencing of text  Public speaking practice  Pronunciation  ESL students--Practice spoken English  Content area coverage

22 K-12 Podcasting Benefits  Knowledge objects--permanent, reusable  Authentic audience--Students enjoy hearing other students  Sharable with parents, grandparents, community, etc.  “A chance to shine”  Knowledge objects--permanent, reusable  Authentic audience--Students enjoy hearing other students  Sharable with parents, grandparents, community, etc.  “A chance to shine”

23 Concerns  Copyright of spoken content  Copyright of music (“podsafe”-  Internet safety--personal information  Parental permission forms  School webserver storage  Student/parent Internet/Computer Access  Copyright of spoken content  Copyright of music (“podsafe”-  Internet safety--personal information  Parental permission forms  School webserver storage  Student/parent Internet/Computer Access

24 Some Examples  Podcasts from various schools that were created by students

25 Radio Shows

26 Radio Show Content  Introduction  Vocabulary  Poems  Jokes  Dramatic scene  Interview  Musical performance  Short report  Introduction  Vocabulary  Poems  Jokes  Dramatic scene  Interview  Musical performance  Short report

27 Radio Show Format  Series Title/Episode Title  Introduction with advance organizer  Short and sweet  Incorporate humor  Structure/Modular/Sections  Different voices throughout  Music  Friendly, conversational tone  Sound effects  Preview of next episode  Series Title/Episode Title  Introduction with advance organizer  Short and sweet  Incorporate humor  Structure/Modular/Sections  Different voices throughout  Music  Friendly, conversational tone  Sound effects  Preview of next episode

28 News Reports

29 Variety

30 Rockets!

31 Geography Quiz

32 Digital Storybooks

33 Organization of Podcast Activity  Small group is best, or pairs  Arrange for quiet pull-out room/lab/hallway (at least for recording)  Record in short segments  Allow time for research  Allow time for flubbed lines, multiple takes  Not a one-period activity!  Small group is best, or pairs  Arrange for quiet pull-out room/lab/hallway (at least for recording)  Record in short segments  Allow time for research  Allow time for flubbed lines, multiple takes  Not a one-period activity!

34 Options to Internet Distribution  Play in class  Play in morning announcements  Play at show and tell  Play at school gathering  Have in an audio center for self-study  Distribute to parents on CD  Play in class  Play in morning announcements  Play at show and tell  Play at school gathering  Have in an audio center for self-study  Distribute to parents on CD

35 Questions?  Contact me:   Blog:  Web:  Online course: Education W505: Using the Internet in the K-12 Classroom,  Contact me:   Blog:  Web:  Online course: Education W505: Using the Internet in the K-12 Classroom,


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