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  1. 1. Podcasting With iMovie<br />Presented by<br />Emily Heisler,<br />Warwick Middle School<br />
  2. 2. What is a Podcast?(generally speaking)<br />Digital media files that can be downloaded/subscribed to by episode<br />Formed from merging the words ‘broadcasting’ and ‘iPod’<br />Originally developed to broadcast various information across the Internet in the audio format, usually in MP3<br />Linked with iPod due to large numbers downloading the multimedia presentations to iPods <br />May use other software such as Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.<br />News/information at your fingertips by subscribing<br />
  3. 3. What is a Podcast?(educationally speaking)<br />Creative technological format of presenting information to students, teachers, parents, colleagues, etc.<br />Many formats: <br /><ul><li>Talk Show
  4. 4. Movie
  5. 5. Music
  6. 6. Photographs/diagrams
  7. 7. Multi-media</li></li></ul><li>Note:<br />From this point on, podcasting will be referred to in reference to education/classroom usage.<br />
  8. 8. Why Use a Podcast?<br />Simple answer: Why not?<br />
  9. 9. Who Uses Podcasts?<br />Teachers (present information, preview/review concepts, etc.)<br />Students (report to the class, preview/review concepts, etc.)<br />Parents (gather information from school, keep up with student’s classes, homework help, etc.)<br />Administrators (communicate information to staff, parents, students, etc.)<br />Technology Advisors (communicate information to staff, parents, students, etc., demonstrate step-by-step use of technology, etc.)<br />
  10. 10. Advantages to Using Podcasting in the Classroom <br /> Adds creative elements to teaching<br />Keeps students engaged via technology<br />Allows for distance learning/teaching<br />Simple to make<br />Easy to use<br />Can be paused, reviewed multiple times<br />Personal review sessions for students<br />
  11. 11. Advantages (con’t)<br />More engaging for students<br />Speaks to students technological needs<br />Absent? You can still teach...<br />
  12. 12. When Should I Use a Podcast?<br />Work in groups of 2-3 to think of creative ways to implement podcasts to the various subjects taught in middle school.<br />Add your information to the Wiki by joining the discussion found at the following address:<br />http://podcastingwithimovie.wikispaces.com/<br />
  13. 13. What Has Worked Well?<br />Scripts! I have always had my students write several versions of a script PRIOR to beginning the actual creation of a podcast. <br />Use the script as an outline for order of images, movie clips, etc. <br />Set timelines/deadlines. This prevents students from getting off-track.<br />Use students as a resource. They always seem to know something the teacher doesn’t already know about technology.<br />Practice, practice, practice! Rehearse scripts prior to recording.<br />
  14. 14. What Has Worked Well? (con’t) <br />Speak slowly, clearly, and precisely. Demonstrate this for my students. Give examples and non-examples.<br />Check to ensure all technology is in working order prior to starting the project. <br />Allow for extra time. iMovie auto saves the projects so students will need to have access to the same computer for the duration of the project.<br />When recording voiceovers, be sure there is absolutely NO background noise (even the slightest bit may be heard). <br />
  15. 15. What Has Worked Well? (con’t) <br />Allow time for students to explore programs.<br />If you don’t like lots of noise, provide headphones!<br />Have a thumb drive or external hard drive handy to transfer files with ease.<br />Double check to make sure pictures are not copyrighted. Provide links for students to download royalty-free pictures. <br />Have a viewing party! After all the students have finished their podcasts, allow them to show off their work.<br />
  16. 16. What Has Worked Well? (con’t) <br />Provide students with a rubric/expectations at the onset of the project.<br />Do not stunt creativity!<br />Feel free to adapt/accommodate.<br />Allow students to help one another…especially those that finish early.<br />Develop a system for students to ask for help and/or enlist your technology guru to assist in your classroom.<br />
  17. 17. How Is a Simple Podcast Made?<br />