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Emily Evans Patrick Ashton Andrew Gross Caitlin Heyman Kate Szczypka
Where Can I get it? ◦ Itunes Store or Apple Itunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/download/?itmsUrl =itms%3A%2F%2Fax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net%2FWe bObjects%2FMZStore.woa%2Fwa%2FviewPodcast%3Fign- mscache%3D1 http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/download/?itmsUrl =itms%3A%2F%2Fax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net%2FWe bObjects%2FMZStore.woa%2Fwa%2FviewPodcast%3Fign- mscache%3D1 What Is It? ◦ A media file distributed over the internet. Used for playback on portable media players (eg. Ipods or computers). All that is required for access to podcast is a internet connection.
Functions ◦ Broadcasted over the internet and can be viewed on personal computers, mobibe device and/or from mutli media players. ◦ Can be changed by the podcaster and then accessible to download immediately as changes are made through syndiciation. ◦ Can be used for creating individual radio-style shows, school lessons, church sermons, museum tours, public service announcements, conference meetings, etc. ◦ Provides classrooms communication with other students, teachers, and programs throughout the world.
Where Can I Get It? ◦ Usually comes pre-installed in versions of Microsoft Office 2007 ◦ Downloadable through en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity www.podseek.net/definition/podcastdictionary.html www.podseek.net/definition/podcastdictionary.html What Is It? Audacity is a free, open source, cross platform digital audio editor.
Features ◦ Includes functions of audio and digital recordings ◦ Ability to import sound files and combining them with other files ◦ Ability to export recordings for outside use ◦ Easy editing with cut, copy, paste, and delete ◦ Effects Change of pitch Altering tempo Removes static or other background noises ◦ Sound quality-ability to mix tracks with other tracks ◦ Plug-ins
◦ Allows teachers to record lectures and/or assignments for absent students. Material can be sent through email or posted online for student use. ◦ Teachers can record native speakers of other languages to help ELL students with listening comprehension assignments. Audacity can be used to edit the recording so that the dialog does not have any blank spaces or unwanted noises. ◦ ELL students can record their own samples of spoken words or phrases and compare them to an auido file of the English- speaking teacher. The ELL student can then see how his or her spoken language differs from that of a native speaker. ◦ Students can use audacity to record oral assignments and turn then into the teacher using email or any other electronic means. ◦ Students can create audio files of what they have learned in class to be shared with parents and other students.
(Here is an activity teachers could do with their students) Storytelling with Podcasting Grade: 1-6 Subject(s): Writing Activity OverviewTarget Audience Have your students write their own narrative stories. Then have them create a podcast narrating the story and bringing it to life! Goals/Objectives of Activity: To help students to be creative and create a story, and from there learn to further incorporate that into a podcast Supplies and Materials Microphone, Required products: Tool FactoryTool Factory
Podcasting Activity Description and Sequence: Instructions Step 1 - Using the storybook plot planner worksheet have students plan their story. Step 2 - Using the storybook character worksheet have your students beging to develop character identities. Step 3 - Using the storybook setting worksheet have your students describe the story's setting. Step 4 - Have your students being to develop dialog between characters using the storybook dialog worksheet Podcasting
Step 5 - Have students compile their story into a word document. Step 6 - Open Tool Factory Podcasting software, add podcast name, (for example: Mrs. Sweeney's 3rd Grade Stories). Each student's story can become a new episode in the podcast. Write a brief description of each story. Step 7 - Organize the content of each story episode into chapters. Use the podcasting chapter planner worksheet to plan. Step 8 - Copy and paste the student's text into the script area and have your student assign the narration to each actor. Step 9 - Record your students story and edit the sound files. Insert music and sound effects. Step 10 - Publish the sound file as a podcast, or export it as an MP3. Email it to share!
◦ Another way to do this activity without having to purchase the Tool Factory Podcasting software is to use the audacity to record podasts for free and use microsoft word or any word processing software to plan their stories. This way students do not have to worry about the budget and students and their parents can use podcasting at home too. Follow-up Activities Send an email home to parents with instructions on how to subscribe to the podcast's episodes. The parents can then hear all the podcasts from each student in the class.
Downloadable Worksheets: Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk" Storybook Plot Planner JPG Storybook Plot Planner JPG Storybook Plot Planner in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Storybook Plot Planner in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Storybook Character JPG Storybook Character JPG Storybook Character in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Storybook Character in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Storybook Setting JPG Storybook Setting JPG Storybook Setting in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Storybook Setting in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Dialog Worksheet in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Dialog Worksheet in Tool Factory Word Processor Format Dialog Worksheet JPG Dialog Worksheet JPG Podcast Chapter Planner - Word Doc Podcast Chapter Planner - Word Doc
Assessment: To grade students just give them credit on actually attempting the project and putting effort and creativity into it. If the students are actually trying and working on their project then we should give them a passing grade. This Lesson is from the site: http://www.toolfactory.com/cgi- bin/gencur.py?page=plan&pid=215&subject=- 1** http://www.toolfactory.com/cgi- bin/gencur.py?page=searchform http://www.toolfactory.com/dyncur/plans/215/2 15c5_original.jpg http://www.toolfactory.com/cgi- bin/gencur.py?page=plan&pid=215&subject=- 1http://www.toolfactory.com/cgi- bin/gencur.py?page=searchform http://www.toolfactory.com/dyncur/plans/215/2 15c5_original.jpg
Activity OverviewTarget Audience Students work together in groups or as a class to create a podcast about what they have learned about a specific subject in class. A script is created by the students and approved by the teacher before the podcast is created. The teacher must decide on the podcasting topic beforehand and edit and post the podcasts for the students. This activity can be altered to be appropriate for any grade level. For example, higher grade levels can be given more responsibility in creating the podcasts on their own while younger grades would recieve more help from the teacher. Goals/Objectives of Activity Students will be able to work together to organize thoughts on a topic and then create a podcast to convey their ideas in a clear, concise way. Podcasts will be posted electronically (such as on the school website) by the teacher for parents, students, and other faculty members to view.
Supplies and Materials Computers, microphones for audio recording, podcasting application (such as iTunes) Activity Description and Sequence 1. Students work in groups or as a class and organize ideas and thoughts on the topic they learned about. 2. Students create a script for their podcast that is then approved by the teacher. 3. Students record podcast. 4. Teacher edits and posts podcast. Assessment The teacher can listen to podcast and asses what the student learned about the topic being podcasted. The actual podcast should be assessed as well. How clear were the students thoughts? How well were thoughts and ideas organized and presented? Did students work well as a group to create the podcast?
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