PODCASTING TO ENHANCELEARNING1. Podcasting for life-long teacher professional learningAND2. Podcasting to improve student learning outcomes
Podcasting for life-long teacherprofessional learning… Subscribing and listening to podcastsAND / OR Creating podcasts and webcasts
Subscribing and listening topodcasts…. Subscribing through iTunes or Juice ◦ http://www.apple.com/itunes/ ◦ http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ How to subscribe ◦ http://www.scienceaudio.net/info/how_to_subscribeListening On the computer Using an mp3 player
Some great educational podcasts List your own http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au/Online Webinars for global educators to share and conversePURPOSE FOR LISTENING? To build a network To learn about a topic
Podcasts to build a network http://edtechtalk.com (interactive webcasting) http://edtechcrew.net http://virtualstaffroom.net/ http://www.stevehargadon.com/ Classroom 2.0 and LearnCentralRead about developing your PLNhttp://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2008/0
Podcasts to learn about a topic http://www.ted.com/ http://www.cbc.ca/spark/ http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ http://bit.ly/c2Zcab (recorded workshops on web 2.0 technology)
Creating podcasts and webcastsUsing audacity http://www.box.net/shared/eyeolbvmkmUsing Garageband http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kXncJJNsN http://audioboo.fm/ http://www.podomatic.com/featured
Web conferencingWeb conferencing is a powerful way to connect, communicate and collaborate with others in real-time, without leaving your desk. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/researchinn
Where to find web conferences http://www.learncentral.org/ http://live.classroom20.com/
Podcasting to improve studentlearning outcomesLearning by doing http://kimcofino.com/blog/2009/03/11/podca“one of our major goals for the project was to develop a weekly, entirely student- produced, podcast focused on reading strategies …”
As we listened, students were asked to think about the different features of the podcast. They then brainstormed in teams what makes a good podcast. We came up with a list:
Exciting, catchy, but short, musical introduction. Music is quiet while speaking. Clear introduction of each speaker, all guests, the “big idea” of the podcast, this episode number & title, and the topic of this episode.
The speaker uses enthusiasm and excitement in their loud, clear voice. Use first names only. The show should sound like a conversation between podcasters. Keep it interesting for the listener.
Stay focused (when writing your script & when recording). Everyone in the group needs to have a speaking part in the script.
Kim’s evaluation I was very impressed with the quality of podcasts that the students were able to produce in such a short time frame, especially for their very first experience! Since this trial run, student podcasts have been produced in small groups, one group per week, during the Reader’s Workshop time …
Overall, this was a surprisingly easy project to put into place…. Garage Band is so easy to use, the students were so excited to share their learning, the book groups were such a natural fit for creating podcasts … Although we’ve only really just gotten started, I can already see how powerful this process will be for our students.
Learning by doing http://biologyoracle.podomatic.com/
Lots of resources including a rubric: http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infol
A complete how to with examples
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