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  • 1. Mountain Lakes Institute Classroom 2.0 December 2008
  • 2.  
    • 1. Define “podcasting” & discuss rationale for curricular implementation
    • 2. Explore how we can INCORPORATE
    • podcasts into our classes tomorrow ! image from Edutopia
  • 4. User-Generated Content
    • *Extended Learning*Wikis*BLOGGING
    • *Personal Broadcasting*GrassRoots Video*
  • 5. Podcasting
    • What is it? why use it?
  • 6. How can podcasting improve learning ?
    • Personal broadcasting has applications not only for transmitting content for students’ use, but also in having students create content.
    • Imagine students recording interviews with classmates, faculty, or domain experts, or capturing video footage during fieldwork, and then using the raw recordings to create a multimedia presentation.
    image from
  • 7. Go to the 2006 Horizon Report
  • 8. Social Studies Assignment:
    • Today we have identified various presidential roles.
    • For HW, listen to this audio from the Nixon White House.
    • What presidential role is evident from the audio? Based on our coverage of the 2008 campaign, do you feel President-Elect Obama will be able to excel in this role? Why/why not?
  • 9. Perhaps in World Language...
    • Is humor a cultural universal?
    • Listen to this joke by the Cuban American comic Alvarez Guedes and “translate” it in English in your notebook.
    • Then think of a (PG-13) joke and translate it in Spanish.
  • 10. Perhaps in Physical ED...
    • A teacher can record his/her own podcast with instructions and music
    • The students are then to choreograph an exercise routine at home that they will present to class later in the quarter
  • 11. Perhaps in an ART class...
    • Now that we have completed our study of the elements of painting (Line, Form, Color, Space & Texture), you will adopt the role of MET curator
    • Select one painting from the MET collection and create an original PODCAST that incorporates the painting elements with an analysis of the image.
  • 12. Remember ADA SECTION 508
    • “ If the podcast is on a school Web site, or is hosted at another site and has potential for use in schools, then its text equivalent should be provided. Text equivalents help meet the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 , which require streaming media to be accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired.”
    • For tutorials on Podcast captions , see Automatic Sync Technologies at
    • In addition see the NCAM’s freeware MAGpie and tutorials from University of Wisconsin at plus see their transcribing research here .
  • 13. ( 1 ) Finding educational Podcast on iTunes
    • Our first stop is Apple’s iTunes Store .
    • Although it is an App, you still need an Internet connection to access it
    • On the left-hand side, click on PODCASTS
  • 14. Its’ as Easy as 1-2-3!
  • 15. Now, browse itunes u
  • 16. “Itunes U” Feature: Beyond Campus
  • 17. Our K-12 Challenge: Our own “ML ITUNES U”
  • 18. Beyond iTunes... /
  • 19. Beyond iTunes
    • /
    • /
    Image from Learning Hand
  • 20. (2) Creating our own podcasts
    • For a PC, you may want to use the free Audacity software
    • On our MACs, students & teachers can use the GarageBand application
    • Go the App folder, select GarageBand & then click on “New Podcast Episode”
  • 21. Let’s Practice!
  • 22. When You’re finished, convert it to mp3/itunes
  • 23. Podcasting Tips
    • “Keep Podcasts at 15 minutes or less” T.H.E. Journal (January 08)
    • Again, check out how to create texts for podcasts at
    • Find “open source” music at Freesound Project or Podsafe Audio sites
  • 24. Articles from T.H.E. Journal
    • For hearing impaired students see “Podcasts: Improving Quality and Accessibility” by Patricia Deubel ( 6/2007 )
    • For educational examples see “Podcasts: Where's the Learning?” ( 6/2007 ), “Podcasting: Transforming Middle Schoolers Into ‘Middle Scholars’” ( 12/05 ), “Making History” ( 10/2008 )
    • For tips see “Building a Better Podcast” by Matt Villano ( 1/2008 )
    • See how Grace Poli uses it in language learning ( 12/06 )
  • 25. Articles from Edutopia
    • For examples see “What Has Podcasting Done for You?” ( 4/07 ), “Podcasting Takes Lessons Beyond the Classroom” ( 9/08 ), and “Fertile Ground” ( 11/08 )
    • Plus, check out “Pod People: Innovative Ways to Use Handhelds in the Classroom: Teachers find cool new uses for Apple's ubiquitous music player” ( 4/08 )
  • 26. december 2008 Bibliography
    • Podcasting
      • 2006 Horizon Report
      • In Plain English video from
      • All iTunes images from the iTunes Store’s (a) podcast channel, (b) iTunes U, and (c) iTunes U Beyond sites
      • See Beyond iTunes page for additional URLs
      • “GarageBand” info from given text (see handout)