A basic podcast contains only audio and is the easiest to create and listen to.
An enhanced podcast has both audio, images, slides (narrated PowerPoint presentation or Keynote), embedded URLS, and chapters
A vodcast (or video podcast) contains video and audio and is most difficult to create
Currently, there are three types of podcast:
Types of Podcast Type File Format Features Audio .mp3 Audio-only Enhanced AAC, .m4a, .mp4 Embedded URLs, pictures, chapters Video .m4v, .mpeg4, .mov Video-only
http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ The iTunes Store offers over 100,000 podcast episodes Students and teachers can access iTunes on a Mac or PC to search, subscribe, and listen to podcast Effective tool for professional development A way to stimulate learning Podcast
iTunes Podcast Examples Discovery Channel Video Podcast Example Click hyperlink below to view video podcast:
Where do I start?
Software iLife ‘08 (Mac) http://www.apple.com/ilife/ Garageband and iMovie for recording audio, enhanced and video podcasts, and iWeb for distributing podcasts on mobileMe or your own web server. Free with every new Mac.
Software Profcast (Mac) Microsoft Windows will be available soon http://www.profcast.com/public/index.php ProfCast provides a low cost solution for recording and distributing lectures, special events, and presentations as podcasts. ProfCast offers an integrated workflow that makes creating, recording, and publishing podcasts easy. $59.95 (educational discounts available)
Audacity (Mac and Windows)
This cross platform, Open Sourced application does:
Basic audio recording
Converts tapes and records into digital files
And it’s free!
Software Camtasia Studio Screen Recording and Presentation (Windows) http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/systemreq.asp This PC software is a cross between ProfCast and iMovie, since it does screen recording with ability to show presentation slides. Camtasia Studio gives you the power to easily record your screen, PowerPoint presentations, voice, and Web camera video to create compelling video tutorials, training presentations, and rich sales demonstrations for Web and CD-ROM delivery. $299
Benefits of Podcasting
Exciting new way to generate creative expression
Podcasts can be viewed on any computer, an iPod or a television
Student-created podcast can be subscribed to and viewed by parents and the community
Engages and motivates students to want to learn
Students are better able to visualize a specific topic
Greatly enhances the learning process
Click hyperlink below to view student podcast:
Teacher Instructional Podcast Click hyperlink below to view teacher podcast: Figurative Language
Apple - Education - Podcasting in Education Video Series
Apple - iLife - Tutorials
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Digital Gadgets & Podcasting in the Classroom - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
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