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  • 1. Podcasting in the Classroom Paul Fuller, Orange Grove Primary School
  • 2. About Me • Fairly new to teaching • Year 4 / 5 class • Small, semi-rural school • Limited infrastructure
  • 3. digitalgeneration.wikispaces.com
  • 4. Today’s Presentation What is a podcast? Why podcasting in education? How to make a podcast
  • 5. What is a podcast? • Internet radio show • Can be downloaded automatically (‘subscribing’) • Play on MP3 player (eg iPod)
  • 6. Who is podcasting? • All major media outlets • A growing number of schools • President George W. Bush • At least 100,000 others
  • 7. Demonstration
  • 8. Why is this different? WHAT you want WHEN you want WHERE you want ..... for free!!
  • 9. Why podcasting in education? • Authentic audience • Highly engaging • Global awareness • Integrates all learning areas
  • 10. Different models Teacher Student Publisher Audience
  • 11. Different models Student Teacher Publisher Audience
  • 12. Different models Parents Student Teacher Publisher World Audience
  • 13. Podkids Australia • Monthly show • 8 - 10 short segments • Interviews, recounts, mailbag • Student written, teacher-produced
  • 14. What do the kids think?
  • 15. Effect of Audience • Motivation • Two-way Conversation • Critical awareness • Quality of Writing
  • 16. This is not a technology project! Sharing Editing Writing Planning and Research
  • 17. Podcasts as Reflection • Repeated exposure to concepts • Students become teachers • Embeds learning
  • 18. St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Caboolture
  • 19. Window on the Classroom • For parents and carers • For wider community • Media interest • Global connections
  • 20. This sounds like an awful lot of work...
  • 21. How much time does this take? Not Much Audio only (not edited) Audio only (with music etc) Enhanced podcast Heaps Video podcast
  • 22. How do you make a podcast?
  • 23. Super-simple podcast 1. Record an MP3 file • direct to computer • Portable recorders from $99 2. Post to a podcast hosting service
  • 24. RSS feeds • RSS = Really Simple Syndication • Common format (blogs, podcasts, news) • Audience is informed of your updates.... .....without visiting your site
  • 25. Podcast Hosting • .Mac • one click to create a feed • Podcast hosting services • Liberated Syndication (libsyn) • Use a blog
  • 26. Demonstration
  • 27. Super-simple podcast 1. Record an MP3 file 2. Post to a podcasting host site
  • 28. Editing your podcast • Add music, sound effects • Correct mistakes • Improve sound quality
  • 29. Sound editing software • Mac OS • Garageband (free with new Macs) • Windows • Audacity (free, open-source)
  • 30. Garageband Demo
  • 31. A word about music • Royalty-free music in Garageband • Podsafe Music Network • Remember: Content is king!
  • 32. Enhanced Podcasts • Pictures • Chapter Markers • Remember: Content is king!
  • 33. Summary • Students become global citizens • Window on the classroom • Teaches vital lessons • Massively engaging!