iPod NOT required: Podcasting in the FCS Classroom

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iPod NOT required: Podcasting in the FCS Classroom

  1. 1. Catherine L Dutton, MATLewisville ISD2007iPod NOTRequired:Podcasting in the FCS Classroom
  2. 2. Have you ever…Written an e-mail?Signed up for a free service?Downloaded music?Listened to a podcast?Created a podcast?© 2007 Catherine L Dutton
  3. 3. PodcastRSSmp3A podcast is a collection of audio (or video) files that people cansubscribe to and when new episodes are recorded, the files areautomatically downloadedmp3 is a file format for audio files that produces a high quality soundRSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a format that is used topublish frequently updated information. RSS can be used for podcasts,blog subscriptions, or news headlines.© 2007 Catherine L Dutton
  4. 4. Podcasts in the classroom…JournalingGuest SpeakersStudent PresentationsAssessing knowledgeClass Updates© 2007 Catherine L Duttonmuch more than recorded lecture
  5. 5. Tools for creating your ownFree, web based programhttp://www.gabcast.comAll you need is a telephoneFree program to downloadhttp://audacity.sourceforge.netMore options, but more equipment© 2007 Catherine L Dutton
  6. 6. For FCS Teacherswww.fcstech.blogspot.com© 2007 Catherine L Dutton
  7. 7. First task:Create an account with GabcastMust verify e-mail address before you can loginTask 2:Sign in to www.gabcast.comuse e-mail address and password
  8. 8. 13421. Channels are like your radio stations2. Each channel will have a description3. Call the US 1-800 number to create yourpodcast4. You must use the appropriate channelnumber and password
  9. 9. © 2007 Catherine L DuttonManage episodes will give you the opportunity toedit and delete individual podcasts
  10. 10. © 2007 Catherine L DuttonEpisodes are each individual podcast for achannelThink of a television show- the channel is likethe TV seriesThe episode is the weekly (or in the case ofpodcasting, daily or monthly) airing
  11. 11. 123© 2007 Catherine L Dutton1. a.Tag- Rename and describe the podcastb.Red X- Delete podcast2. Play podcast3. Look at subscription options
  12. 12. 1© 2007 Catherine L DuttonRemember, subscribing is what sets a podcastapart from other audio files
  13. 13. © 2007 Catherine L DuttonCatherine’s preferredways to subscribe:1. Internet Explorer 7RSS2. Google (or Yahoo ifyou like it better)3. iTunes4. RSS Feed into classBlog
  14. 14. www.fcstech.blogspot.com© 2007 Catherine L Dutton
  15. 15. Hints for SuccessWrite out an outline or transcript firstTeacher or guest podcasts shouldrarely exceed 20 minutesTwo to three minutes is a reasonableperiod of time for students to podcastUse podcasts to enhance, reinforce,assess or …. But not to repeat!© 2007 Catherine L Dutton
  16. 16. Podcasts in the classroom…JournalingGuest SpeakersStudent PresentationsAssessing knowledgeClass Updates© 2007 Catherine L Duttonmuch more than recorded lecture

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