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  • The iPods we are using today have the paid version of Sonic Pics which allows unlimited photos to be added. The free version limits you to 3 photos. Let’s quickly make a movie now.
  • The next few slides show how some schools are integrating Sonic Pics into their classrooms.
  • So, what is podcasting? This is really a true definition of podcasting. Recording and uploading audio and video files to the internet as one offs is a simpler definition of the terms and of course, is still a valid task that can be used effectively with students. YouTube videos, Khan Academy videos etc could all be classified, loosely, as examples of vodcasting. To make your own vodcasts, you can use tools such as iMovie on a Mac and Windows Live Movie Maker on a PC. There are also other tools available online: Screen-o-matic has a free download and Camstudio is a free version of Camtasia, Community Clips is also free. These tools allow you to capture your computer screen and audio. We’ll have a look at Community Clips today.
  • A simple form of podcasting can be created using Voki.
  • Today we are going to follow one process out of the multitude of processes available for creating a true podcast. We will use Audacity to make a very simple voice recording. We won’t be going into the workings of Audacity – it’s a powerful tool with lots of great features. You can easily find YouTube videos to assist you with its functionalities. There are also alternatives to Audacity, for example Mac users could use Garage Band. We will then use Podbean – a free podcast hosting and publishing site. It allows us to generate a link to the podcast, but even more beneficial is that the site creates an RSS feed to which you can subscribe through iTunes. You can sync your i-device and be notified when new episodes are added. Podomatic is one of many alternatives to Podbean. It allows you to create a mini cast which is very similar to what we did with Sonic Pics on the iPod by uploading photos, an audio file and setting transitions and timings of slides. Some problems I encountered were that I was unable to record voice on the site (for podcasts) and I was unable to locate the “Subscribe to iTunes feed” option. Let’s try this process now.
  • A simple means of creating a vodcast on a PC is to use a free download called Community Clips. Capture your screen whilst talking and moving around the screen to make a video. Open it in Windows Live Movie Maker to edit and to enable easy sharing. Skydrive is cloud storage available with a Windows Live ID (eg hotmail account) Uploading to a YouTube account allows you to et an embed code to allow you to embed the vodcast into a website.
  • So now that we have seen and explored the process of podcasting, let’s think about why we would use podcasts as educators. Meet students where they live and learn – on the Internet and on audio players Podcasts are mobile: - students can take the teacher (or other students!) anywhere Concepts studied in class can be reinforced for auditory and visual learners Reading and writing skills can be reinforced as students prepare their own podcast scripts Conduct alternative assessments that go beyond traditional tests and assignments No longer is the audience limited to the teacher or the classroom – students can now reach a global audience
  • In general terms, podcasts could be used for newsletters, oral presentations, interviews, revision, teacher lessons, virtual field trips and how to’s.
  • These next few slides illustrate different ways schools in Australia and overseas are utilising podcasts. The podcasts created by students at this school were published for all to access. By the time all students created their podcasts, all topics covered throughout the year had been revised.
  • Richard Meagher is one of many educators who produces his own podcasts of the subject matter he teaches. His podcasts are not only available to his students, anywhere anytime, but to a global audience.
  • Primary school students at this school use podcasts to record and reflect on various events that occur in their school.
  • This PowePpoint presentation, videos and useful links and information can all be found at the NTP wiki page.
  • Podcasting and vodcasting for sharing learning2

    1. 1. Podcasting and Vodcasting for Sharing Learning
    2. 2. SonicPics on the iPod <ul><li>Create a custom slideshow movie with your images and voice and share it. </li></ul><ul><li>Add images </li></ul><ul><li>Narrate your images </li></ul><ul><li>Flip to each image as you are ready </li></ul><ul><li>Share via your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Upload directly to YouTube </li></ul>
    3. 3. Sonic Pics in the Classroom <ul><li>Mazenod Boys College (WA) </li></ul><ul><li>Year 10 Industry and Enterprise class </li></ul><ul><li>Create a short movie to persuade an audience that a chosen man should be considered an excellent male role model </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Use voice effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Give purpose to a written product </li></ul><ul><li>Use images and voice to persuade an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Create narratives and photo essays </li></ul>
    4. 4. Sonic Pics in the Classroom <ul><li>Louise Duncan </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Teacher, Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Year 10 task: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a review for an Application (app) using only your iPod touch. Use Sonic Pics to make your movie. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>prolonged and intense concentration </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>exploration </li></ul><ul><li>skill sharing </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is Podcasting? <ul><li>an audio file on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>accessed on a personal computer or portable MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>iPod + broadcast = podcast </li></ul><ul><li>'Podcast' generally refers to audio </li></ul><ul><li>'Video Podcast' (or 'Vodcast') refers to video </li></ul><ul><li>can be released episodically </li></ul><ul><li>users can receive notification of new episodes via subscriptions to RSS feeds. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Podcasting with Voki <ul><li>What is a Voki? </li></ul><ul><li>A talking avatar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your Voki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share via a unique URL or </li></ul></ul><ul><li>embed code </li></ul>
    7. 7. How to Really Podcast <ul><li>Make a recording </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. Audacity or GarageBand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publish it as an MP3 file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. Audacity + Lame MP3 Encoder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. Podbean or Podomatic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publicise the podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. via a link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. via an RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed into a SharePoint portal site, wiki, blog or website </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Community Clips for Vodcasting <ul><li>Capture your computer screen and voice to make a video </li></ul><ul><li>Open with Windows Live Movie Maker for editing </li></ul><ul><li>Share from Windows Live Movie Maker via: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skydrive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Why Pod/vodcast? <ul><li>Educators can meet students </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce writing and reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct alternative assessments of students </li></ul><ul><li>Global audience </li></ul>
    10. 10. General Uses <ul><li>Class and student newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Oral presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to’s </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Revision Virtual field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher lessons </li></ul>
    11. 11. Examples of Podcasts in the Classroom <ul><li>Balcatta Senior High School (WA) </li></ul><ul><li>Human Biology task: prepare a podcast summary that is useful as a study aid on two topics </li></ul>
    12. 12. Examples of Podcasts in the Classroom <ul><li>Mt Lawley Senior High School (WA) </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Meagher (teacher) produces high school chemistry and physics podcasts ready to be downloaded onto an MP3 player. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Podkids Australia </li></ul><ul><li>A podcast by students at Orange Grove Primary School (WA) </li></ul><ul><li>Students publish podcasts about events happening in their school: </li></ul><ul><li>NAIDOC Week </li></ul><ul><li>Pre Primary Ponderings </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister of Australia Interview </li></ul><ul><li>AFL West Coast Eagles Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews for Book Week </li></ul>Examples of Podcasts in the Classroom
    14. 14. Vodcasting in the Classroom <ul><li>Pre-Vodcasting and the Flipped Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students watch vodcasts at home </li></ul><ul><li>Class time is spent on hands-on activities and problem solving </li></ul>
    15. 15. Further Information <ul><li>Visit the Nightcliff Technology Precinct Wiki Page: </li></ul><ul><li>http://techprecinct.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>