What is a podcast? The word podcast comes from cast as in broadcast and pod from the famous Apple iPod or think information that is Personal On Demand. (People automatically began to associate podcasting with the iPod).
RSS Feed Podcasting is the syndication of audio files using RSS. The only feed it subscribes to is audio similar to a feed reader or news aggregator. Today many websites have a RSS feed on their pages to notify others of daily or hourly updates. Ex. www.podomatic.comwww.podomatic.com
CNN Podcasting site http://www.cnn.com/services/podcasting/ http://www.cnn.com/services/podcasting/
Why podcast? Podcasts give you the opportunity to host your own news, speak your mind, or broadcast your music to whoever wants to receive it. Podcasts specifically with students give them the opportunity to listen to themselves, talk about what's important to them and speak in a language they understand or want to understand.
Misconceptions You do not have to have an iPod to listen to a podcast. You can listen to podcasts or subscribe to podcasts on your computer. These podcasts can be automatically sent to your podcatching site or application such as iTunes. Or you can listen to podcasts on anything that plays MP3s. A podcast is an mp3.
Podcasts can be used for: Music Training/Instruction Story Telling News/Information dissemination Self-guided walking tours How-to information Interviews Opinion pieces Book walk
Materials Needed A computer A microphone, digital recorder with USB Audio editing software, such as Audacity Something to talk about or a pre-written script Optional music Podcast hosting site or ftp site with server space
Using Audacity Audacity is freeware that allows you to record and or edit audio. Then you can export the audio into mp3 suitable for podcasting. Audacity requires a lame mp3 encoder download in order to export to mp3. The lame encoder is free.
Audacity is free and can be downloaded from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Or http://psjatechtrainer.pbworks.comhttp://psjatechtrainer.pbworks.com
Downloading the lame encoder Lame encoder- libmp3lame-win- 3.98.2.ziplibmp3lame-win- 3.98.2.zip http://lame.sourceforge.net/ http://lame.sourceforge.net/ Place it somewhere easily accessible! This file is need to download file to mp3, audacity does not have it so it is a plug-in to audacity. Follow directions when finalizing your project and exporting it as a mp3 it will pop-up.
Podcast hosting/Podcatchers Podbean.com http://www.podbean.com http://www.podbean.com http://senyda.podbean.com http://senyda.podbean.com Podbean not only allows you to publish your podcasts but also subscribe to podcasts of interest to you. Podbean has embeddable players that can be placed on blogs and web pages to make it easier to access them.
Podbean.com You can also configure Podbean to send your podcasts to iTunes where listeners can subscribe and download them as they become available. http://senyda.podbean.com Pod-omatic http://selizondo.podomatic.com/
Podcasts Going on http://www.teacherspodcast.org http://www.teacherspodcast.org http://www.podguides.net http://www.podguides.net Science at NASA Podcast Science at NASA Podcast NPR Podcasts NPR Podcasts http://secondgrade.podomatic.com/ http://secondgrade.podomatic.com/ http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/in dex.html http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/in dex.html http://www.justonemorebook.com/ http://www.justonemorebook.com/