Podcasting At HHH Survey Updated 2009


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Podcasting At HHH Survey Updated 2009

  1. 1. Podcasting and Vodcasting: Envisioning the Possibilities for Education Ellen Robertson HHH Instructional Computing Facilitator A 2.5 hr PDP overview Summer 2009
  2. 2. What is it?
  3. 3. A Simple Explanation » Podcasting: the Basics
  4. 4. Podcasts and Vodcasts » Pre-recorded radio (and now video) series or episodes that are delivered to your computer--think “Flash Gordon” Saturday matinees! » Allows educators/students to:  Publish audio and/or video content to web that can then be “subscribed” to by an “aggregator” like iTunes » Can then be synched to an MP3 player
  5. 5. What Can You Do With It? » Speak » Listen » Teach » Learn
  6. 6. Why Do Kids Think Its Cool? » Podcasting lets anybody with a microphone, a computer and an Internet connection publish audio shows that can be listened to by people anywhere in the world. » Because the barriers to entry are very low, podcasting is rapidly becoming a popular way for people share audio/video shows. » Podcasts are free and can be automatically downloaded to portable media players-- listen to them whenever it's convenient.
  7. 7. Coolest of all is that if you've got a great idea for a podcast, YOU can probably do it (no need to be a “GEEK”)!
  8. 8. There are already many types of podcasts, including audio books, music shows, news, humor and sports. Most podcasts are created by amateurs, but there are also commercial podcasts and independently produced podcasts. There are podcasts in Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Mohawk, Spanish, and many other languages From podcastingnews.com
  9. 9. Websites House Podcasts » Podcasts originate on a website that will enable visitors to:  Find specific episodes  Subscribe to present and future episodes  Listen to/view episodes  Comment/interact with the episode or producer of the episode See a sample: http://hhhskills.podomatic.com/
  10. 10. Samples of Podcast Links Found on Websites » NY Times Podcast Directory » Education podcast index » Grammar Girls Directory » People (click on podcast link at bottom) » Check your favorite website for a podcast link (look for any of these icons):
  11. 11. Find Education Podcasts » iTunes>iTunes store>Podcasts>education OR » iTunes>iTunes store>Podcasts>browse Don’t miss iTunes U! OR » Education Podcast Network http://epnweb.org OR » Podcast.net
  12. 12. How to “subscribe” » Install a free » If you find a podcast podcast on a website, copy the URL of the “aggregator” on podcast and in your machine like iTunes, go to iTunes or iPodder advanced>subscribe to podcast » Search through » Some sites have a iTunes directory podcast subscribe button that auto » Click on the subscribes you to subscribe button iTunes if clicked
  13. 13. You DON’T Need One of These to Listen to Podcasts
  14. 14. And You Don’t Need This! Because almost all podcasts are free!
  15. 15. Subscribe to Podcasts to: » Use as “do nows” for your classes » Learn a new language » Keep students informed of current events » Quickly hear the news of the day » Stay healthy » Learn about finances » Laugh See the epnweb directory
  16. 16. Podcast CREATION Needs (simplest form for PC or Mac): » MP3 recorders or a computer with recording capabilites (ALL Macs come equipped to record)---you can even use a cell phone! » Software for recording MP3s (Audacity and its LAME framework--free!) » Computer to edit/enhance the audio files » Internet connection » Weblog or Podcast server or access to a free site such as podomatic
  17. 17. Vodcasting needs (simplest form) » MP3 recorders or cell phone (gabcast) » Digital camera or camcorder » Software for recording audio (Audacity and its LAME framework) » Computer/software to create slideshow or movie with narration and export as a .mov file » QuickTimePro7 to save the .mov as .mv4 » Internet connection » Weblog or Podcast server or access to a free site such as podomatic
  18. 18. Or, If You Are Lucky… See it in action!
  19. 19. Try your hand at making an audio podcast! » Our Podcast theme is: “Summer Places to Visit on Long Island” » Choose a place and find a paragraph of info to record. Find two or three photos to go with it. » Use to Mac GarageBand to record your narration and export to disk for iPod. » Name your file with first initial, last name_place » Wait for directions and password to upload at this server: http://media.halfhollowhills.k12.ny.us
  20. 20. Now subscribe to the “PDP Playground” podcast site! » Wait until the entire class uploads their episodes » On the podcast page, click on the button that says RSS Podcast » Follow the directions there » Listen to the podcasts in iTunes