PodcastingOBJECTIVES:• Understanding what a podcast is• Acquiring the right equipment• Learning how to incorporate podcasting into your classroom• Planning for podcast• Using Audacity• Publishing the podcast
What is a Podcast? The word podcast means… A broadcast that can be played on an iPod A combination of the words iPod and broadcast Podcasts can be found all over the internet espn television shows (Pardon the Interruption) NPR (All Things Considered) CNN (Anderson Cooper 360) The New York Times iTunes makes many more podcasts available
Equipment for Podcasting Computer Audio recording program such as Audacity Microphone or headset
Teaching with Podcasts Podcasts can be used to… Record a lecture/lesson for students to access outside of class Record a message about what is happening in class Record student projects in different subject areas
Teaching with Podcasts • Student reading of created poetryEnglish/Reading • Reading a play • Oral book report • News broadcast of historical events Social Studies • Advertisement for travel • Explaining steps for solving a math problem Math • Interview with a famous mathematician Science • Oral lab reflections • Record and post student music examples Special Subject • Student art reviews
Planning a Podcast Create a project Acquire and ready needed equipment Computer, headsets, audacity, etc… Little things… Have students create a script for podcast Research, planning and scripting need to be done before recording Pre-writing and editing of script can be added as needed Time to record!
Using Audacity Audacity is used to record mp3 files, which become podcasts This is a free program that is downloadable or available on a district network drive fsd7podcast Both files need to be installed for the program to work properly. Install the audacity file first.HOW IT WORKS…
Publishing a Podcast Publishing is not essential for classroom use BUT… publishing creates the opportunity to extend your classroom to the world To publish Upload file to a server or website Post file to blog, wikispace, or webpage