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A basic introduction to podcasting.

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  • 1. Time to Podcast ...! Burkett/Herndon 1-07
  • 2. What is a podcast?
    • Similar to a Radio Broadcast - posted on the Internet – World Wide access
    • Listen to a podcast on a computer or download to .mp3 player (mobile)
    • Audio (.mp3) or with photos (.mp4)
    • Podcasting shares information
    A podcast is a media file that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds (RSS) for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. ( http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast )
  • 3. Why podcast?
    • Communication
    • Share ideas and learning
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Motivational
    • Stimulating Learning Process
    • Develops Writing, Editing, Presentation, and Public Speaking Skills
    • Develops Thinking Skills
    • It’s Fun!
    • It can inspire students to take extra effort in learning – “real audience”
    • It’s Web 2.0 !
  • 4. Educational uses of a Podcast
    • Teachers - Provide supplementary instruction
      • Skills practice - Foreign Language/Speech/Music
      • Facts for upcoming tests
      • Introduction to units of study
      • Summary of material
      • Collaboration/Distance Learning
    • Grade levels
      • Podcast relating to a major unit of study (All About SC, Revolutionary War in SC, The Solar System, etc.)
    • Students
      • Feature work they have written for “real audience” (Poems, Short Stories, etc....)
      • Provide narrated audio tours – School, Staff, Wetlands/ABC Garden, etc.
      • Summary of Classroom News – Field Trips
    • Our Community
      • School News
      • Interviews with community folks
  • 5.
    • Why Podcast in Education?
      • (from Camilla Gagliolo presentation, FETC 2006)
    • Oral presentation skills; public speaking skills
    • Students write for a "real" audience
    • Media literacy
    • Global connections
    • Home/School communication
    • Multimedia authoring, revise writing & recording
    • Addresses multiple intelligences - differentiated instruction
    • All learners can be successful
    Educational uses of a Podcast
  • 6. Podcast vs. Media File A podcast …
    • Has an RSS Feed (Aggregators read this feed to track newly added information and send to folks that have subscribed.)
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)
      • http:// blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss
      • Subscribe to a feed - never have to go back to the web site to retrieve new content. It comes to you!
    • File Type - .mp3/.mp4
  • 7. What do I need to podcast?
    • Information - Subject – Topic
    • Computer/Laptop
    • Internet Access
    • Microphone
    • Recording Software (Audacity)
    • Publishing Availability
      • Space on a server
      • Blog
  • 8. Planning a Podcast
    • Subject Area – Curriculum
    • Objective/Goal
    • Audience – Who will listen?
    • Pre-Write
    • Who will speak?
    • Practice
    • Re-Write - Edit
    • Practice, Practice again
  • 9. Recording a Podcast
    • Equipment – laptop, projector, recording software, microphone
      • Recording Software
        • Audacity + Lame.dll
        • http:// audacity.sourceforge.net /download/windows
    • Test everything before recording
    • Class discussion of recording process
    • Record your Podcast
    • Edit – add music if desired
    • Save and Export as .mp3 file
  • 10. Publishing a Podcast
    • 1. Web Page and RSS Feed
      • DreamWeaver (or other) software
        • Create web page (.htm/.html)
        • Create RSS feed (.xml)
        • Edit both to link podcast
        • Upload to server (CuteFTP or DreamWeaver)
    • 2. Post to Blog – (ex. Edublogs)
      • Create or already have Blog space
      • Write Post and link .mp3 podcast file
      • RSS feed created automatically
      • Teacher “friendly”
    http://www.lexington1.net/technology/instruct/podcasts/podcasts.htm School Ex. http:// lmes.edublogs.org / Two of the many ways…… Classroom Project Ex. http:// lmesbutterfly.edublogs.org /
  • 11. Advertise your Podcast
    • Emails
    • Link on School Web Page
    • Link on Class Web Page
    • Newsletters
    • Word of mouth – Students!
    • Encourage to Subscribe
  • 12. Subscribe to a Podcast
    • Choose an Aggregator
    • An aggregator or feed reader is software that uses a web feed to retrieve syndicated web content such as weblogs, podcasts, vlogs, and mainstream mass media websites. ( http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregator )
      • iTunes - http:// www.apple.com/itunes/download /
      • Bloglines - http:// www.bloglines.com /
      • Google Reader - http:// www.google.com /reader
    • Subscribe to the RSS Feed of the Podcast using Aggregator
    How to Subscribe Info: http:// learninginhand.com/podcasting/subscribe.html
  • 13. Podcast ...! Burkett/Herndon 1-07