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PodCasts in Education Original Announcement
Podcasting Podcasting is the distribution of audio (or video) files similar to radio programs over the Internet for listening on a media player or personal computer. The term combines "iPod" and "broadcast.“ One may download a single file, but what distinguishes a podcast is the ability to subscribe and automatically receive content.
Educational application ideas Commentary – on TV programs, sports Tours – museum, city, etc. Literature – story, play or poetry Guest speaker Class lectures or notes Authentic foreign language speech Conferences – keynotes, sessions Music – commercial or original News Interview Humor
Examples David Warlick – Connected Learning –http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning/http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning/ Annette Lamb – High Tech Learning –http://eduscapes.com/hightech/spaces/blogs/ podcast.htmhttp://eduscapes.com/hightech/spaces/blogs/ podcast.htm
Examples Mrs Smith – Tuscola 4th Grade –SmithCast –http://www.mrsssmith.com/http://www.mrsssmith.com/ Tim McCullum – Charleston Middle School 8th grade –http://ux1.eiu.edu/~tmccollum/macsci.htmlhttp://ux1.eiu.edu/~tmccollum/macsci.html
Examples Kathy Schrock – Nauset Technology News –http://odeo.com/audio/460530/playhttp://odeo.com/audio/460530/play Education Podcast Network –http://www.epnweb.org/http://www.epnweb.org/ Apple iTunes – Podcast –http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ (look for podcast linkhttp://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ Apple iTunes-U –www.apple.com/itunesu/www.apple.com/itunesu/
Examples Podcasts for Math –Mathtutor –http://www.mathtutor.ac.uk/ipod.shtmlhttp://www.mathtutor.ac.uk/ipod.shtml – (1 minute howtos) Science – Astronomy A GoGo –http://astronomy.libsyn.com/http://astronomy.libsyn.com/ English/Language Arts -- Children’s Book Radio –http://childrensbookradio.com/index.htmlhttp://childrensbookradio.com/index.html
Examples Social Studies – National Geographic –http://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/http://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/ Tom Grissom – Tech Talks 4 Teachers –http://techtalk4teachers.blogspot.com/http://techtalk4teachers.blogspot.com/ –Note Tom uses BlogSpot to host his podcast
Characteristics of a Good Podcast Think of a good commercial or news-cast Consistent format Even pacing of audio and consistent volume – little use of ahh, umm, ok, like and other distracting audio noices Focused SHORT and organized (2 to 5 minutes) Break into sections with good transitions, and teasers. Topic of interest to listeners
Vocabulary Aggregator – browser/player for media RSS – really simple syndication Synchronous/asynchronous
Podcasting allows listeners to control: 1. When they listen, 2. Where they listen, 3. How they listen, and 4. What they listen to.
Podcasting Characteristics Listeners collect programs from a variety of sources and choose which they want to listen to. This ability to "aggregate" is a major attraction. Services and software that help in this process are called aggregators or "podcatchers." Podcasting is asynchronous; it is not for live events.
Blogger for Podcasting Blogger (a Google Product) –http://blogger.comhttp://blogger.com BlogSpot – allows podcasting –http://blogspot.com will redirect to bloggerhttp://blogspot.com Howto: –http://blog.forret.com/2004/10/how-to- podcast-with-blogger-and-smartcast/http://blog.forret.com/2004/10/how-to- podcast-with-blogger-and-smartcast/
Other Podcast Sites GCast –http://www.gcast.com/http://www.gcast.com/ Free Service by creators of Garage Band Requires creating a personal account (free) Can upload MP3 files Can record direct from cell phone by dialing number
Basic Podcast Format Opening Theme / Theme Music Introduction with topic for the episode Opening Segment (interview, discussion,..) Lead into break with a teaser Music interlude (commercial etc) Pickup after break and lead into Teaser Answer 2 nd segment content Continue Wrap-up Summarize key points Play off with theme music or sound effect
Royalty Free Music Royalty Free Music Page –http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free.htmlhttp://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free.html –http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-beats.htmlhttp://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-beats.html FreePlay Music –http://freeplaymusic.com/http://freeplaymusic.com/ Sony’s ACID Planet –http://www.acidplanet.comhttp://www.acidplanet.com
Tools Need a place to post –Blogger, Gcast, McGraw Hill, RaiderTube –Create Webpage with link to podcast FeedBurner – create XML file so audience can “subscribe” to the podcast –http://feedburner.comhttp://feedburner.com Audacity – audio record and edit – – Save audio as an MP3 file
Project #1 – work with partner Interview a Character from History A teaching lesson-review session for students A Book Review – Book Talk An interview of your partner about some lesson/project they did this year and how it went A daily school announcement & highlight podcast Summer trip/vacation or summer project plans Pick an event from history and summarize the highlights of the event – try in first person
Share Projects Save your MP3 file and we will share with each other
Podcast #2 Any “other” of the first podcast topics Move into video and use MovieMaker to create video but use your first podcast as the audio track