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A guide to podcasting in education

A guide to podcasting in education

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  • 1. Podcasting – A guide www.think-bank.com
  • 2. What is a podcast?
    • Essentially a radio show
    • Distributed over the internet
    • Not live – listen whenever you want
    • http:// www.commoncraft.com /podcasting
  • 3. Download and play on your PC, or mobile devices such as mobile phones, iPods and other MP3 players
  • 4. Can access podcasts via iTunes
  • 5. Can listen through websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
  • 6. Or subscribe to RSS feeds http://www.downs.kent.sch.uk/downsfm
  • 7. What to podcast?
  • 8. 2 main ways
    • as a way to deliver content to your students.
      • Think of a podcast as a lesson to take away:
    • as a means to showcase your students’ work.
      • Students recording podcasts as assignments or class tasks
    http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=367
  • 9. School news Local, National, International news Discuss topics that are taking place and how it relates to them or their studies
  • 10. Audio books – record for themselves or for younger readers
  • 11. Instructional guides – students create for each other. Or teacher produces to guide them.
  • 12. Interviews Interview members of staff, students, members of the community, and visitors to school.
  • 13. Pupil Voices Talk about themselves and topics that interest them; for an example, the Youth Voices Project: http://yv.wamu.org/index.php
  • 14. Revision Audio versions of lesson notes – important points and information. Student or teacher-created.
  • 15.
    • learning benefits:
    • pupils or staff can listen when and where they want, at their own pace, in a relaxed environment
    • the process of recording and editing can deepen pupils' understanding of key concepts
    • pupils can develop their speaking, listening and writing skills
    From: http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/the-educational.html
  • 16.
    • learning benefits:
    • pupils can listen as many times as is necessary for them to embed ideas
    • opportunities for pupil voice, peer assessment and collaborative work
    • struggling readers can make accelerated progress by listening back to themselves or their teacher reading on headphones
    From: http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/the-educational.html
  • 17. To make a podcast
    • Microphone / audio recorder
    • Editing software such as Audacity
    • http:// audacity.sourceforge.net /
    • Somewhere to host the podcast
    • Imagination / Inspiration 
  • 18. Podsafe music
    • You will usually not be allowed to use commercial music for copyright reasons.
    • Some artists allow their music to be played in podcasts.
    • http://www.podsafeaudio.com
    • http://music.podshow.com/
    • http:// www.jamendo.com /
    • http:// www.freesound.org / (for FX)
  • 19. Examples
    • http:// www.downs.kent.sch.uk/downsfm /
    • http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/radio_sandaig/index.php
    • http://sta.hcdsb.org/media/aquicast/
    • http://www.revisionsuccess.co.uk/revision.htm
  • 20.
    • For the latest list of sites relevant to podcasting, go to http://delicious.com/dannynic/podcast
    • http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=367
    • http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/the-educational.html
  • 21. Task
    • In groups of 2 or 3 record a short podcast on a topic of your choice.
    • Remember;
      • Strong beginning
      • Record in short bursts
      • Short, sweet and interesting
      • Keep it natural
      • No personal info
      • Know your audience