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Podcasting Getting Started with Basics
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 2 Introduction What is it? Who can use it? Benefits of podcasts in teaching How do we listen to podcasts? Who creates podcasts?
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 3 What is it? A podcast is a series of episodes (think radio show) that can be downloaded from the internet for listening Subjects range from technology to genealogy to Harvard University lectures to grade school projects. Educators can use it for projects/assignments, teaching, subject mastery, alternative inquiry, and fun
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 4 Who can use it? Anyone who has an internet location. Students, teachers, parents, administrators Podcast subscriptions can be downloaded to your computer – you get the latest podcast as soon as it becomes available – via RSS feed.
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 5 Benefits of Podcasts in Teaching Extends the classroom Learning modalities Inquiry-approach/Personalized Learning – Project-based assignments and extended learning – Students can personalize their learning
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 6 How do we listen to podcasts? Headset/speakers, computer, internet access Can listen on from your computer, mp3 player, iPhone, iPod etc. (Once it’s downloaded, it’s an mp3 file able to move where you want it.)
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 7 Who creates podcasts? Let’s go and find some podcasts to answer this question…. Open your iTunes application, - click on the iTunes store (top left), - click on podcast link - click on browse
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 8 Optional Podcasts Shakespeare by Another Name - Spanish- EdTech Podcast NASA - Music - /index.xml /index.xml English - French - News The Sunday Edition (CBC) -
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Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 11 How to create a podcast Define your topic, audience and type of podcast (talk-show, how-to, project-based, etc) Create a script Record your voice script (adhere to AR 1067) Add sound effects Create an mp3 version
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 12 Recording Using iTunes, Audacity etc. Voice volume Voice clarity Smooth transitions Make it into an.mp3 version
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 13 Script Sample “Welcome to Podcast #1 for June 22nd. This is a test of what my podcast might sound like on ____________”
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 14 Saving Podcast / uploading Save podcast to desktop when finished for uploading. Upload to dropbox.com (public folder); post link on a page or blog.
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 15 Other ways to listen If you already have a blog, you can add your podcast to a new entry. Include a hyperlink of the URL (i.e. embed in D2L) Add to iTunes subscriptions
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 16 Other ways to host a podcast Uploading of mp3 to server/host/dropbox.com Add a news feed (i.e. blogger host, then to feedburner) to a blog Some podcasting host services assist with all of this for a $/month. (i.e. solidcasts.com; podomatic.com etc)
Copyright 2011 CBE/C Johnson 17 iTunes podcasts Add your podcast feed to your iTunes “subscribe” list (do this in iTunes) When in iTunes your can import your podcast and then add a graphic and text tags for identification in iTunes.