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  1. 1. Podcasting in the Elementary (or other) Classroom Increasing motivation and learning while having a lot of fun
  2. 2. Summary Slide <ul><li>What is podcasting? </li></ul><ul><li>Why podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>Before you record… </li></ul><ul><li>You are ready to record </li></ul><ul><li>Effects and music </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know Copyright and Creative Commons </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is podcasting? <ul><li>An audio recording (usually part of a series) that is available for syndication (subscription) so that people can receive updates when new &quot;shows&quot; are published (put on the web). </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some examples… </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Public Radio
  5. 5. Apple Learning Exchange
  6. 6. Pod- o-matic
  7. 7. Why podcast? <ul><li>It's practice in oral communication (a state standard), it helps them develop oral language, it gives them a voice, and sets them free. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some examples… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples from my class
  9. 9. Other Examples
  10. 10. What tools do you need? <ul><li>You probably already have students willing to talk; </li></ul><ul><li>You will also need a way to digitally record them; </li></ul><ul><li>You can do this with a computer by adding a microphone; </li></ul><ul><li>Or, with a portable device like an iPod or MP3 player. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Before you record… <ul><li>Make sure that you have permission to post audio of your students’ on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Inform your administrator, and parents of your plans </li></ul><ul><li>Reassure them, have students use initials, or first names only </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage them with how much this will mean to students </li></ul>
  12. 12. Using phone based recording <ul><li>G-Cast will recognize your phone when you call </li></ul><ul><li>Gabcast will let you call from any phone, and send it to your account. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Gabcast – www.gabcast.com <ul><li>Call 1.800.749.0632 </li></ul><ul><li>Enter channel number: 17250 </li></ul><ul><li>Enter channel password: 091998 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Okay, lets get that equipment… <ul><li>Microphones plug in two ways, </li></ul><ul><li>at a mic jack, or </li></ul><ul><li>a USB port </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>From the start menu choose Settings> Control Panel> Sound Speech, and Audio Devices </li></ul>Getting your computer to recognize your microphone From Ruben Duran ( http://www.slideshare.net/rubenduran/podcasting-10614/ ) used under CC license
  16. 16. <ul><li>Sound and Audio Devices Panel. Click the Voice Tab </li></ul>Getting your computer to recognize your microphone From Ruben Duran ( http://www.slideshare.net/rubenduran/podcasting-10614/ ) used under CC license
  17. 17. <ul><li>In the Voice Recording area, there is a menu from which you can choose the default recording device. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on T est hardware, so it can recognize the microphone. </li></ul>Getting your computer to recognize your microphone From Ruben Duran ( http://www.slideshare.net/rubenduran/podcasting-10614/ ) used under CC license
  18. 18. Add the Software <ul><li>Audacity is a free program available online from SourceForge (this is blocked at SCUSD) </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you get the LAME encoder too </li></ul>
  19. 19. You are ready to record <ul><li>The next slides will show you how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Record </li></ul><ul><li>Replay, and </li></ul><ul><li>Edit audio </li></ul><ul><li>using Audacity </li></ul>
  20. 20. Click the button with the small red circle when you are ready to record audio Images courtesy of Tom Turner
  21. 21. Click the button with the two blue vertical lines to pause during recording. To begin recording again press pause a second time. Images courtesy of Tom Turner
  22. 22. Click the button with the green triangle to listen to a playback of the recording Images courtesy of Tom Turner
  23. 23. Use the Selection Tool Button to delete portions the audio Highlight the area you wish to delete. Use the backspace or delete button to remove. Images courtesy of Tom Turner
  24. 24. Effects and music <ul><li>How do you add effects and music? </li></ul><ul><li>Each track is shown separately in Audacity. </li></ul><ul><li>You can make an effect on one track, or another. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add in music as a separate track. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Copyright and Fair Use From the Media Education Foundation: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/documentary-film-program/film/a-fair-y-use-tale
  26. 26. Get to know Copyright <ul><li>… and let Fair Use be your friend. Some quick guidelines when podcasting: </li></ul><ul><li>As a rule of thumb, you can use 10% (not to exceed 10 seconds) of copyrighted song or other audio. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.mediafestival.org/copyrightchart.html is a chart of fair use for teachers under copyright by Hall Davidson </li></ul>
  27. 27. Creative Commons <ul><li>Creative commons is another great resource </li></ul><ul><li>It says you can use the work as long as you attribute (sometimes they won’t allow for commercial use) and make your work available. </li></ul><ul><li>If you use it make sure you are also giving your work a CC license (this is called Share and Share Alike) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sources of music/sounds <ul><li>Here are some sounds that are available under creative commons licensing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jamendo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PodSafe Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>freesound </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: royalty free is not always free (you may need to pay a one time fee that is lower, but still has a cost) </li></ul>
  29. 29. The list of sources <ul><li>Record by phone with Gabcast.com ( http:// gabcast.com ) You can use a cellphone to record including conference calls so you can do remote interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Gcast: Podcasting Home (http://www.gcast.com) </li></ul><ul><li>PodSafe Audio ( http:// podsafeaudio.com ) Podsafe Music under the Creative Commons license for Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Jamendo ( http:// www.jamendo.com /en ) Creative Commons Audio/Music </li></ul><ul><li>freesound ( http:// freesound.iua.upf.edu ) creative commons audio </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting Podcasting wiki ( http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com / ) Resources for podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Bridges wiki ( http:// brianbridges.pbwiki.com ) Brian works for CLRN which provides support for using technology in education. This wiki is a great resource on the subject of podcation, wikis, and blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright chart ( http:// www.mediafestival.org/copyrightchart.html ) Chart of fair use for teachers under copyright by Hall Davidson </li></ul><ul><li>7 Reasons to Podcast from Educause ( http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7003.pdf ) Reasons for using podcasting in education </li></ul><ul><li>NEA: March 2007 NEA Today - Podcasting the 1600s ( http://www.nea.org/neatoday/0703/feature6.html ) Article from NEA Today on using podcasting in the classroom </li></ul>