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a brief presentation highlighting the basics of podcasting and its integration in schools

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    • Podcasting 101
      For The Techno Challenged
    • Introduction
      “Another way to understand information,”
      This statement for Dr L Nelms basically sums up why we consider podcasting a learning tool. Podcasting is a tool which allows the learner to understand concepts in an auditory situation. The oral communication of information is very powerful and effective for all learners. As educators, we need to understand what podcasting is , how to create them and how to integrate them effectively into our teaching.
    • Definition of Podcasting
      A podcast is a series of digital mediafiles (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.“
      "A podcast is a broadcast of an audio file delivered over the Internet. It is recorded, published with a syndication (RSS) feed and saved to a server.
    • Simplified Definition of a Podcast
      Audio recordings distributed on the internet
      Automatic delivery of a file to subscribers
      Many people use the term podcast for any audio file on the web but the file needs to have the RSS feed. "The feed defines the podcast" (Kretz, 2007, p. 36).
    • How to Create a Podcast
      There are basically three steps to creating a Podcast
      Choose your recording and practice
      Choose an audio editing software
      Publish the podcast: link the audio file to a Web site with an RSS feed so people can subscribe.
    • Step 1: Create and Practice
      Choose message to record in podcast
      Practice oral delivery of message to enhance engagement of listener
    • Step 2: Audio Editing Software
      Both Audacity and Garageband allow the user to broadcast and edit their podcast recordings
      Both allow user to add music and sound effects to recordings
    • Examples of Editing Software
      Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
      This software is free and easy to use
      Apple’s Garageband: http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
    • Step 3
      RSS Feed
    • How to Broadcast
      Once recording has been created and edited it must be saved as an mp3 file
      Upload it to the Internet
      Establish an RSS feed
    • RSS Feed???
      Real Simple Syndication – RSS
      Please see Wikipedia definiton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)
    • Podcasts in the Library
      Media Specialist can use Podcasts in various ways in the library, such as recording How To’s for the library
      How to use the library
      How to use online resources
      How to cite sources
      How to evaluate web sites
    • Example Podcast for Library
      Introduction to the Library http://www.dryden.k12.ny.us/schools/shared/Dreamweaver%20WWW/HS_MS_Library/Tour2/Fic.mp3
    • Booktalks
      Weekly uploaded booktalks for students to listen to
      Will address various interests once collection is established
      Example: http://www.hopkintonschools.org/hhs/library/podcast.html
    • What’s New in the Library
      A podcast to highlight new books or resources
      Future arrivals or upcoming events
    • What’s Happening in the Library
      A podcast to highlight what is going on in the library
      Book Clubs
      Author Visits
      Promotion for the library, make it accessible to parents
    • Student-led
      Podcasts can be instrumental in encouraging student involvement and creativity
      Poetry recital:
      Book summary:
    • Summary
      Available and easy to use
      Captures student attention and stimulates creativity
      Provides variation to inspire and encourage literacy
      Provides instant enrichment by adding current, professional “voice” to lessons or discussions
      Easily adaptable for all ages and abilities
    • Discussion Question 1
      What is your opinion of podcasting and how do you see it working for you in either your classroom or library?
    • Discussion Question 2
      The following are a few articles which highlight the pros and cons of podcasting. Some interesting points are made about this tool which warrant some consideration. What are your thoughts? Do you think that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
    • Pros and Cons of Podcasting
    • Resources
      School Library Podcasts
      Hopkinton High School & Middle School
      Creekview High School
      Dryden Middle & High School
      Parkrose High School
      San Mateo High School
      Whitney Point High School
      New Canaan High School
    • Resources cont’d
      Podcast Sites
      Funny Poetry Podcast
      Free Audio Books
      Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids
      Podcast Tools
      Tools for Teachers
      Podcasting in the Classroom
      Kathy Schrock's Rubric #1
      Kathy Schrock's Rubric #2
      Kathy Schrock's Rubric #3
    • References
      Wiki page: Using Podcasts in Schoolshttp://lis5313.ci.fsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Using_Podcasts_in_Schools
      Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librariansby Esther KreiderEash: http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr06/Eash.shtml
      School Computing Wiki Page http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr06/Eash.shtml :