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  • 1. Podcasting and RSS
  • 2. What is a Podcast?
    iPod + Broadcast=Podcast
    An audio recording that is distributed via the internet.
    It can be downloaded and listen to via a PC or mobile device
    It has a syndicated feed that uses RSS to pull the files to the user
  • 3. Types of Podcasts
    Audio (MP3 format)
    Enhanced Audio-with images (Mv4 format)
    Video (mpg4 or mov format)
    PDF (ebooks)
  • 4. Skills learned from Podcasting
    Collaboration skills : working in groups on different segments of the podcast, tying in and back to a story that was developed by the entire class.
    Writing skills: creative & descriptive writing, sequencing, editing and revising scripts
    Speaking skills: speaking slowly, fluently, clearly and with expression in their voices
    Presentations skills: being able to express themselves orally
    Communication skills: being able to convey and teach information to others (not only in their physical location and presence, but also in virtual time and from places around the world.
    Oral fluency: increase awareness of their voice, speed and its rhythm.
    Auditory skills: practice listening skills, address auditory learning styles
    (Digital) storytelling skills: being able to weave information and facts preciously learned into a creative story, form a “relationship” with the content presented, entertain others through creative narrative.
    Media literacy: different types of podcasts (narrative, informational, storytelling, conversational, collaborative, interview style, etc), understanding different components of a podcast episode, being able to express themselves in different media.
    Information literacy: integrating, expressing and transmitting information in a variety of media.
    Technology skills: exposure to sound editing software, such as Garageband
  • 5. 7 top job skills of 2011
    Critical Thinking and Problem-solving
    Collaboration Across Networks and Leading By Influence
    Agility and Adaptability
    Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
    Effective Oral and Written Communication
    Accessing and Analyzing Information
    Curiosity and Imagination
  • 6. Ideas for Podcasts
    Personal Narratives, Original Work..Poetry
    Mock Conventions or Science Fairs
    Oral histories
    Vocab and/or concept practice
    Brainstorming Sessions
    Overview of unit
    Oral Reports or Speeches
    Radio Theater or broadcasts
    Radio commercials
    Newscast-Information for parents
  • 7. Our First Podcast
  • 8. Sample Classroom Podcasts
    Educators Podcasting Network
    Wes Fryer’s Podcasting Site
    Poems in Your Pocket (made with cell phones)
    Podcastingwith 2nd Graders
    Series of Podcasts by 1st Graders at Lincoln Elementary
  • 9. 1st Grade Podcast: Weekly Update
  • 10. 1st Graders: Animal Podcasts
    Students did research and wrote a report on an animal they chose. They picked pictures to go with their report and recorded their podcasts.
  • 11. 2nd grade lesson plan on using parent cell phones for podcasting at zoo field trip
  • 12. 1st Grade Podcast: Character Study
    I had started reading a chapter book called Vacation under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne from the Magic Tree House series with them.
    The idea was to pretend that we were interviewing Jack and Annie, the two main characters, about their latest adventure that had taken them to Pompeii.
  • 13. Podcasting Process
    Decide on the “type” of podcast
    Radio broadcast, Radio Theater, Interview…etc
    Write a pitch
    Paragraph on “this is a podcast about…”
    Get it approved by teacher, then…
    Write a script
    Get the Media
    Images, sounds, music…etc
    Practice, Practice, Practice
    Record the Podcast
    Post to the web
  • 14. How can I listen to a podcast?
    Rich Site Summary OR Real Simple Syndication.
  • 15. Podcasting Rubric
  • 16. Professional Education Podcast: For Professional Development
  • 17. Let’s Podcast
  • 18. Screencasting
  • 19. What is a screencast?
    Video tutorial of a computer-based activity
  • 20. Resources for Screencasting
  • 21. Screencasting Assignment
    Create a screencast tutorial of how-to use the web2.0 resource you selected for your web2.0 Smackdown.
    It should include:
    How to get started
    The different features of the resource
    How to create and finish the product
    Embed to our class wiki and your blog before July 24th