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1 Glennysha Jurado-Moran Spanish/Special Ed. Teacher Edison Public Schools iPod, uPod, wePod… ANYONE CAN PODCAST!!!

2 Dual certified in Spanish and Special Ed. Special education (1995-2001) Spanish (since 2001) Began teaching career as a GED math/science teacher at East Jersey State Prison Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Edison NJ Special education Spanish 6th, 7th and 8th grades A little about me…

3 Technology in our classrooms Why is it important? (Pair/share)

4 21 st Century Skills Dept. of Education – 2009 Core Curriculum Standards – 21 st Century Life and Careers Standard YouTube - A vision of K12 learners – What is the message?

5 How it began… Sunday Star Ledger – Summer 2006 I didn't even own an iPod & wasn't sure what a podcast was Aware of the love affair between today’s youth and iPods World Language classroom offered a natural fit for this technology Winter 2007 - Applied for FLENJ mini-grant Spring 2007 - fortunate enough to receive it Thus began the journey

6 Session Goals What is a podcast How to use podcasting for instruction and assessment How to create & publish a podcast

7 It’s a loooong way to Monday!!!! I’m hoping everyone walks away with several ideas to experiment with You are the one that determines what is useful Jot down those a-hah moments Especially those that make a connection to what you are already doing Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions

8 Differentiated instruction-audience Experienced podcasters I hope to give you more ideas to add to your teacher tool box. Novice podcasters I hope to inspire you to play with this technology & add it to your teacher tool box

9 AGENDA FIRST PART What is podcasting How to use podcasting in all three modes of communication SECOND PART Using the technology Where to find podcasts How to make them THIRD PART PLAYTIME!!!! Look for podcasts Make a podcast

10 What is a podcast? A web-based form of broadcasting that allows anyone with a computer and/or digital media device to download and listen to content (Secrets of Podcasting, Bart G. Farkas) A digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player. (New Oxford American Dictionary)

11 More… Combination of the words iPod and broadcast It can be a radio show, new music release, monologue or anything else in an MP3 format. A way to selectively subscribe to audio and/or video content over the internet. Can be automatically added to your iPod It’s like having DVR/TiVo for your iPod

12 In simple terms, a podcast is… an audio recording (mp3 file) posted on the internet that anyone can download.

13 Interesting fact…. The editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary declared "podcasting" the 2005 word of the year.

14 From Wikipedia Podcasting is becoming increasingly popular in education. Podcasts enable students and teachers to share information with anyone at any time. An absent student can download the podcast of the recorded lesson. It can be a tool for teachers or administrators to communicate curriculum, assignments and other information with parents and the community.

15 More from Wikipedia Teachers can record book discussions, vocabulary or foreign language lessons, international pen pal letters, music performance, interviews, and debates. Podcasting can be a publishing tool for student oral presentations. Video podcasts can be used in all these ways as well.

16 10 Reasons to use podcasting??? 10. Highly engaging 9.Easy to use 8.Fun way to inspire students 7.Delivers authentic language 6.Enhances instruction 5.Can individualize instruction 4.Accommodate multiple learning styles 3.Easily incorporated to what you are already doing 2.Add another tech. tool to your bag of tricks 1.Your students will think it’s cool to have an iPod in class

17 My personal reason for using podcasting… My personal reason for using podcasting… Learning is not a spectator sport! Engages and motivates the students! Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.

18 Podcasting Instruction & Assessment Podcasting can be used in all three modes of communication. It can be used for instruction and assessment. Easiest way to incorporate podcasting in to your classroom is by using familiar strategies.


20 Interpretive – Deliver authentic language Benefits Hear proper pronunciation Improves listening and comprehension skills Engages student in active listening/reading Increases vocabulary comprehension Listen and learn at their own pace – Slow down – Fast forward – Go back and listen as many times as you want

21 Interpretive - TPR Approach Thematic unit on food and the restaurant Free podcast on iTunes Had a lot of translating Just use what you need

22 Interpretive - TPR Approach (cont.) Taught vocabulary ahead of time (using clip art) Listened to podcast using speakers Stopped podcast occasionally and asked oral comprehension questions Gave them ditto with clip art of vocabulary had students circle the pictures of the vocabulary they heard Gave them written comprehension questions to answer.

23 Interpretive Use audio podcast the same way you would use authentic interpretive reading materials Instead of pre-teaching vocabulary, use podcast as an opportunity to – listen for context clues – Identify cognates – identify words they know – perhaps make lists of words they would like to know

24 Interpretive - sample Thematic Unit – Por La Ciudad iTunes U DePaul University – SPOD 2A, Claudia Fernandez Una plaza típica del mundo hispano

25 Interpretive Thematic unit-Around the city Create podcast where students follow directions on a map of a city Create your own lessons for students to listen to…

26 Interpretive Thematic Unit – School Life Create podcast about what school supplies they need for the school year Students make a list of the supplies that were mentioned


28 Interpersonal As a springboard for conversations Similar to information gap - Give students different podcasts on the same topic and have them interview each other Jigsaw puzzle – students listen to different podcasts and then need to speak to a variety of people to get all the information they need to complete a task

29 Interpersonal Thematic unit – Las Vacaciones Show Time Spanish – Marc & Alba talk about the seasons. Students were assigned to listen to a specific speaker and then had to interview each other to find out information about the speaker they didn’t listen to


31 Presentational: Benefits of Recording Language Improves fluency and pronunciation Increases comprehension of words ad phrases Students can analyze their progress Once recorded, audio can be used multiple purposes (insert in podcast, iMovie, Power Point or instruction)

32 Presentational - instruction Evaluate assessments Play a presentation and analyze it as a class using a rubric – Why is it good? – Why does it need improvement? – How can we make it better? Students can record their presentation and use their rubrics to self assess

33 Presentational Performance Assessment Probably the easiest way to incorporate podcasting Create a presentation and record GIMMICK- Tell students it’s to post on a website or enter a contest

34 School Life Students create a podcast to post on their school website Audience For ESL students Next year’s incoming class (6 th grade /9 th grade class)

35 Presentational podcasts Create their own podcast (video podcasts) news report weather report fashion show celebrity homes commercials/infomercials real estate ad restaurant review Enter any kind of contest

36 Save good samples!!!

37 Weather Report Presentational mode Students created podcast Interpretive mode Students listened to podcast and identified what weather was said Interpersonal Listen to weather reports of various cities and share information to plan a vacation activities

38 Other ideas for podcasting World Language Clubs Have members become reporters. Find out what is going on around the school and post a weekly, biweekly or monthly podcast in your target language on your school’s website. Homework Post listening assignments on a website ( I like wikispaces)

39 The technical stuff! Where do we get podcasts? How do we make them?

40 You do NOT need an iPod in order to podcast!!! An MP3 player will do Just using a computer works too Digital Voice Recorders - Easy way to start Podcast is just easier to say than MP3cast

41 Where to find podcasts… Podcast directories are growing every day. iTunes - requires iTunes software – similar to iTunes –great for finding music – Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, Greek, language courses Universities/Colleges video with transcripts by topic Regular web search

42 Narrowing down the search Look for or enter in to search Education Language courses Your target language

43 BE PREPARED TO SEARCH FOR THE CONTENT YOU WANT!!! It can be time consuming…but worthwhile Great summer project

44 American culture vs. target language culture What other cultures see as acceptable may not be in sync with American culture Screen content carefully

45 Began with a search “podcasts en español” Other languages Yahoo!France Yahoo!Italia Yahoo!German

46 Universities/Colleges World language/Foreign Language Dept. Some sites have podcasts you can use Also can be found on iTunes U (iTunes store)

47 iTunes Apple music store on the internet Software is a free download ipod + itunes You do not need an iPod to use iTunes

48 iTunes Store Look at toolbar across top - Podcasts Click on arrow to open drop down window Click on Education

49 iTunes - Podcasts On left side: Scroll down to More Education Click Language Courses

50 Podcast information Podcast description Listeners also subscribed to… (right side) Look at name/description to look for content Length of podcast

51 iTunes Store…iTunes U On left side: iTunes store Click on iTunes U

52 iTunes Store…iTunes U On right side: iTunes Power Search

53 iTunes Store…iTunes U Type in your target language Title Description Each one gives you slightly different results

54 iTunes U - Podcasts

55 Subscribing to podcast It’s Free It’s simple – just click on subscribe Makes things easier – you’re not spending a lot of time just downloading Currently subscribe to about 17 podcasts and have over 300 in my library

56 Using the technology

57 Listening to podcasts You can attach speakers to an iPod or MP3 player. Speakers vary in size and price ($5.99-$399) If you have access to the internet you don’t even need an iPod. You can play a podcast right from your computer. Class set of iPods

58 Tips for class set of iPods Number your iPods Assign students to numbers and have them sign out Pair two students to iPod Use baby wipes to keep earphones sanitary

59 Viewing video podcasts View using iTunes, laptop and LCD projector Connect iPod to TV using cables sold at apple store

60 Create a podcast… iPod + mic Microphone for iPod Belkin – TuneTalk…$69.99 – Universal mic…$49.95 Griffin – iTalk Pro…$34.97 – iKaraoke …not for recording Blue – Mikey…$44.00 Prices according to

61 Create a podcast… iPod + mic Attach a microphone to iPod Voice Memos appears on the menu Press enter (center circle) Select quality (High or Low) To begin recording, select Record or Start Recording (Hold mic a few inches away from mouth) Pause = resume, stop & save, delete Saved as voice memo…Title is date and time Download to your iTunes library by syncing (MAC or PC). Then you can change the name

62 Create & publish a podcast…MAC Using GarageBand use GarageBand to create send your podcast directly to your iTunes library When you buy a MAC you can also buy lessons and they are worth it

63 Create a podcast…PC Use digital voice recording software to create podcasts (audacity – free download) Use a digital voice recorder

64 Free download Be sure to also download LAME MP3 encoder When saving a file, always save as MP3 Save files on to your PC/flashdrive Need microphone

65 Toolbar: Icons - like buttons on radios/recorders Place arrow over icon it will tell you function

66 RECORDING TIPS RECORD - you will see a blue line when recording PAUSE – non-intrusive, avoid long silences STOP – can’t re-open file once you hit stop EDIT – use to cut sections

67 HOW TO SAVE File Export as MP3 Give file name Save on to desktop or flashdrive

68 DVR – Digital Voice Recorder Use a DVR that allows you to save files on to a computer ($19.99-$99.00) – Olympus – Sony Number your DVR’s and assign a number to each student (will be helpful if student forgets to say name during presentation)

69 Digital Voice Recorder – cont. Record – Make sure volume is high and mic is held close to mouths Plug USB cable in to PC to download Give file a name Save on to flashdrive

70 Recording Tips Do a practice session so students become familiar with software/equipment. (Save you headaches) Keep identity anonymous and only have students identify themselves with their first name (use target language names) Seat students far enough away to the right & left Use shoe box to block out noise interference Tell students they can listen when EVERYONE is done Expect some degree of silliness or giggling when they listen to themselves

71 More Recording Tips Don’t be afraid of your voice Use a script or key words Smile! It will be reflected in your voice energy Close your eyes if you need to

72 Publishing a podcast…PC If you want students to listen with out an iPod… Load podcast on to website that supports audio/video files. I like wikispaces! If you want students to listen with an iPod… You will need an RSS feed – RSS feed tutorial

73 Publishing a podcast…PC is no longer accepting new signups, and will not be accepting new uploads as of February 1, 2010. Your existing podcasts will continue to be available. Takes care of everything for you Make a podcast (even by phone) Add music to podcast Creates RSS feed that allows listeners to tune in It’s FREE!

74 Useful resources - BOOKS Secrets of Podcasting, Bart G. Farkas KidCast-Podcasting in the classroom, Dan Schmit KidCast-Creative Podcasting, Dan Schmit Educator’s Podcast guide, Bard Williams

75 More Resources… NJEA Review – Tool Box, Portable Learning: iPods in the classroom, October 2009 Apple Learning Exchange –

76 Summary Find podcasts that align with your curriculum Incorporate them to something you are already doing (i.e. make a presentation in to a podcast) Use them for all three modes of communication Use them for instruction as well as assessment Let podcasts spice up your classroom

77 Summary Have fun with the technology You don’t need a class set of iPods Use speakers Recording options – iPod + attachable mic – GarageBand (MAC) – Audacity – Digital voice recorders

78 PLAY TIME!!! This is only useful if you can apply it to your classroom Use worksheet 1.Look for a podcast using iTunes 2.Make a podcast using Audacity 3.Brainstorm ideas on how to incorporate podcasting in to the 3 modes for your curriculum

79 THANK YOU!!! Hope you have been inspired Glennysha Jurado-Moran View this presentation

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