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The power of Podcasting

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  • 1. The power of Podcasting
    • Grace Poli
    • Media Specialist
    • Union City School District
  • 2. What is podcasting?
    • A combination of the words iPod and broadcasting
    • A way for people to be able to selectively subscribe to audio or video content over the Internet
    • This content can then be automatically added to iPods
    • Allows people to listen to what they want, when they want, and where they want
  • 3. What is RSS?
    • Format for syndicating content from the Internet
    • Choose what information to receive
    • Get new content when it becomes available
    • Can be used to distribute files
    • Keep users up to date on content
    Really Simple Syndication http://www.apple.com/startpage/
  • 4. Types of Podcast
    • 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:
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. iTunes Podcast Examples Discovery Channel Video Podcast Example Click hyperlink below to view video podcast:
  • 8. Where do I start?
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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)
  • 11. Software
    • Audacity (Mac and Windows)
    • http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/
    • This cross platform, Open Sourced application does:
    • Basic audio recording
    • Sound effects
    • Converts tapes and records into digital files
    And it’s free!
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Examples
  • 15. Student Podcast
    • Amelia Earhart
    Click hyperlink below to view student podcast:
  • 16. Teacher Instructional Podcast Click hyperlink below to view teacher podcast: Figurative Language
  • 17. Additional resources...
    • 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
    • Audio | soundzabound - Royalty Free Music for Schools

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