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Podcasting presentation to School Library Assoc of Victoria conference for library technicians & assistants March 2008

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    Podcasting: what, when, why, where, how? Podcasting: what, when, why, where, how? Presentation Transcript

    • Podcasting – what, when, where, why, how? presented by Camilla Elliott SLAV Conference for Library Technicians & Library Assistants St Joseph’s College, Mildura celliott@linkingforlearning.com www.linkingforlearning.com (Website) www.edubeacon.com (Blog) 3 March, 2008
    • We’ll look at: What is podcasting? When are they useful? Examples Where do we find them? Why make podcasts? - Supporting learning How do we make them? Resources Questions & discussion
    • What is podcasting? Combination of iPod + broadcasting Distributes multimedia files (audio, video, enhanced) for playback on mobile devices & personal computers - whatever suits you Listen like radio Access - as often as you like, wherever you like
    • Definition: ‘Podcasting is a web-based broadcast medium in which files are made available online in a way that allows software to automatically detect new files (generally via RSS), and download them. ‘ (Without this it’s and audio file but not a podcast) ‘A podcast can be thought of as an audio magazine subscription, in that a subscriber receives regular programs without having to remember to go & get them, and can listen or watch them at leisure.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
    • Vocabulary RSS Blogs & Wikis www.rssboard.org/images/rss-icon-collection.gif
    • To make your own podcast - you will need: Script – set format, identify with date, version Microphone - variety Digital recorder or computer - variety Audio editing software - Audacity Royalty free music Podcast aggregator Blog or wiki website with RSS You don’t need an iPod
    • When is a podcast a valuable/ useful learning tool? Sample- pdtogo.com
    • http://biologyoracle.podomatic.com/
    • http://ihistory.wordpress.com/
    • Where do we find podcasts?
    • http://www.apple.com/itunes/
    • Why make podcasts? Distribute information Share cultural performances Improve verbal skills Personal journal Communicating with parents & community Cater for learning styles Library book reviews Distribute student work Peer tutoring Field trips Author / experts interviews Audio tours Enter the 21st century learner’s environment
    • How to make a podcast Audacity - PC Garageband - Mac Podomatic - online iPodder - online Odeo - online Skype – phone (VOIP)
    • Keep it legal.. Podcasting legal guide http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide.pdf Using podcasts – What am I allowed to do? http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/guidelines/info_using.html
    • Persistence..
    • Resources Linking for Learning http://www.linkingforlearning.com/podcasting/index.html Edubeacon Blog http://www.edubeacon.com