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Session 4- Effective use of Podcasts and iTunes. Podcasting What is a podcast? - effectively an audio file which is then put onto the Internet.

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1 Session 4- Effective use of Podcasts and iTunes

2 Podcasting What is a podcast? - effectively an audio file which is then put onto the Internet

3 Podcasting How have I used them? -Grammar series -pupil recordings -pupil grammar explanations

4 Podcasting Grammar series created to help reinforce grammar learning OUTSIDE of the classroom -responding to a request by a pupil -FANTASTIC for audio learners

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6 Podcasting Pupil grammar explanations -benefit of explaining to others -need for script -peer assessment on podcasts -minimal teacher input, maximum output -pupils then have an immediate revision tool

7 Podcasting Sounds hard, but isn’t! 1)Record podcast...

8 Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material

9 Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material

10 Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material

11 Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material

12 Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material 2) Audacity for PCs- + LAME FE (allows you to export as MP3) OR Garageband for Macs

13 Podcasting How to record a podcast... A volunteer, anyone...?

14 Podcasting Facilities in Audacity -amplify -fade in / fade out -putting music over recordings using Creative Commons Licensed music e.g.www.flashkitloops.comwww.flashkitloops.com

15 Podcasting Effect of using Audacity -enjoyment -pupils listening to recording over and over to improve it -reinforces learning

16 Podcasting Sounds hard, but isn’t! 1)Record podcast... 2)Use a podcast host, eg 2) Copy the feed address which you will be given Eg

17 So let’s have a look at iTunes Podcasting

18 In iTunes (free!!), go to the podcast section Podcasting

19 Scroll down, and you will see this box You want to Submit a Podcast Podcasting

20 Adding the podcast to iTunes -Motivation -Can put onto MP3 players / computers and listen to work again, rather than just forgetting it

21 Podcasting Pupil recordings - selected recordings again put onto iTunes (EdgehillCast) - great revision tool - pupils listen to their recordings repeatedly whilst editing - all year 10 recordings now going onto i-tunes, allowing them to download their work and peer’s work - providing opportunity to expland learning beyond classroom walls

22 And, of course, we can put the podcast onto a blog... Simply insert it as a file, and when clicked the audio will open and play Podcasting

23 Voicethread.com Podcasting Further fun tools

24 Voicethread.com -online media album, can hold virtually any type of media (images, documents and videos) -allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) -easy to embed in a blog (or wiki) -allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, ideal for international projects Podcasting Further fun tools

25 Voki.com Podcasting Further fun tools -Allows pupils to “build”a character -Makes speaking exercises less threatening -Highly motivational

26 Slidecast -an extension of slideshare.net =allows you to record audio to annotate ppts Podcasting Further fun tools

27 Podcasts as listening materials... 1)Coffee Break Spanish -excellent topic explanations Podcasting

28 Podcasts as listening materials... 2)Elliot school podcasts -KS5 topics, with exercises Podcasting

29 Podcasts as listening materials... 3) iTunes as a podcast search engine Podcasting

30 Podcasts as CPD Podcasting The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. A series by educators, for educators


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