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