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1 Podcasting in the Classroom Technology Integrators

2 Podcasting PowerPoint What is Podcasting? A mixing of the words Broadcasting and iPod. A web-based broadcast medium Audio files (mostly MP3) made available online Users can subscribe to a podcast through an RSS feed or through iTunes. The New Oxford American Dictionary declared “Podcast” the 2005 Word of the Year!

3 Podcasting PowerPoint What is Podcasting? Podcasting is sometimes referred to as an “Audio Blog” Podcasting is not just for iPods (or other mp3 players) Podcasting is not limited to just audio files – video podcasting is becoming more common.

4 Podcasting PowerPoint Why Use Podcasting in Education? To facilitate self-paced learning. As a tool for remediation. To allow motivated or advanced learners access to extra content. As a project based tool for students To provide a medium for school to community communication.

5 Podcasting PowerPoint How do I use Podcasts in my Class? Use online educational podcasts –iTunes -

6 Podcasting PowerPoint iTunes Music Store

7 Podcasting PowerPoint How do I use Podcasts in my Class? Create and post your own Podcasts –Download Audacity Audio Software –Download Levelator Software

8 Podcasting PowerPoint How do I use Podcasts in my Class? –Teacher produced Podcasts MIHS Math Teacher’s PodcastPodcast –Student-produced Podcasts Port Malabar’s Pelican RadioPelican Radio Podcasting

9 Podcasting PowerPoint Setting up a Subscription Feed: RSS –What the heck is RSS? –RSS is a system that allows users to subscribe to their favorite websites or podcasts. –Most podcast subscriptions are done through iTunes. –Only use RSS if you podcast regularly!

10 Podcasting PowerPoint Setting up a Subscription Feed: Basic Steps –Use Feed Edit free software to create an XML file –Post the file on your web server –Contact iTunes to obtain a link for subscribing –Another Option - PowerMediaPlus

11 Podcasting PowerPoint Creating your own Podcast Structuring your Podcast –What is the purpose of your podcast? –How often are you posing episodes? –Who is your target audience? –Is your podcast teacher created? Student created?

12 Podcasting PowerPoint Creating your own Podcast Writing your Podcast Script –What is the subject of your Podcast? –How long is the episode? –How many participants? –Allow for some adlibbing and humor –Include music or sound effects to “jazz up” your show.

13 Podcasting PowerPoint Creating your Own Podcast Let’s Get it Started!!


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