Been around a long
time starting with
the use of audio
Podcasting - A podcast is a mp3 file that you
can play either on your computer or any
portable device like the Apple iPod, iPad or
any player which plays MP3s. Podcasting
refers to the entire process of creating the
podcast [audio], editing and publishing to the
web via RSS. Podcasting requires a
microphone and audio editing software like
Audacity or Adobe Audition.
ONLINE – Pod-O-Matic or PodBean
Becomes popular in 2005-2006
Early podcast play back devices –
iPods and MP3 players
Now there is a wide range of online
voice and audio recording/
podcasting and publishing
2013 - Smart phones – record and
Anytime/ anyplace access via mobile device
Review and revision - material can be used as reference
and replayed as often as necessary
Replacement for missed classes
Appeals to audio/visual learners, literacy students or
students who are visually impaired
English language models - NESB learners can play and
replay language in action
Support for learners with reading and/or other learning
Can be used to show pronouncation of difficult words
Student voices can reach a global audience
podcasts can be syndicated in multiple contexts using rss
Give students a voice in a learning network
ShareWare – FREE
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual
audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X,
GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
You can use Audacity to:
Record live audio.
Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
Make an audio/radio advertisement –
◦ A third grade class is using in to advertise products the
school produces to support service learning for their
Promote language learning –
◦ Grade 4 - record kids speaking in one of their language
classes then upload to Voki to create speaking Avatars.
◦ Create Podcasts – limited only by your imagination.
◦ Celeste Hopkins and her Grade 2 students use Audacity
to create podcasts of book reviews, reports and poetry
◦ Mr Balcom‘s students created music tracks for their
video podcasts. Find a need and get podcasting!
◦ Grade 4 - to provide evidence of learning, and
upload to Glogster to share with a wider audience
Promote reading development
◦ For emerging readers -- by recording kids reading
Create sound stories
◦ for images using free sound effects websites for
various school events
Record sound for PowerPoint slides
◦ to enhance any presentation
◦ to load to a Voicethread at a later stage. This can be
useful if there are problems with multiple users on
a Voicethread or to save time.
◦ or class singing to share with others (e.g. parents).
Record soundtracks for animations
◦ Classroom project - animation project on the
systems of the human body.
Video – Creating a Podcast in Podomatic.com
With an RSS feeder you can upload to itunes
and go global.
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