The World is Talking  Are You Listening? Global Voices Created by Naomi Harm
As a group discuss the podcasts you have yourself experienced or heard about… and why you are attending today… Report back...
Purpose of today’s workshop <ul><li>Define what podcasting is </li></ul><ul><li>Identify its purpose related to education ...
Focused questions to be addressed  <ul><li>What is podcasting? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I use it in the classroom? </l...
Common Terminology <ul><li>Podcast —a collection of technologies for automatically distributing audio and video over the I...
What is pod casting? <ul><li>Pod casting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio broadcasts or music...
The purpose behind podcasting <ul><li>Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated &quot;...
The purpose behind podcasting <ul><li>Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play pod casts....
Visual Aid of Overview of Podcasting
What are the benefits/uses of pod casting? <ul><li>Students can listen to lectures for a second or third time at their lei...
What are the benefits/uses of pod casting? <ul><li>Supplementary educational material  (speeches, music, or other)  </li><...
What are the benefits/uses of pod casting? <ul><li>Interviews  </li></ul><ul><li>Guest lectures  </li></ul><ul><li>Student...
Meeting the needs of all learners <ul><li>Digital Natives- the “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, vid...
Digital Native Learners <ul><li>Born between 1982-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>70 million strong in size </li></ul><ul><li>First...
Digital Native Learners <ul><li>Hyper- communicators </li></ul><ul><li>Expert multi-taskers </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to le...
Digital Immigrant Teachers <ul><li>Digital Immigrants- not born into the digital world, but have become fascinated by and ...
Digital Immigrant Teachers  Prefer… <ul><li>Slow and controlled release of information </li></ul><ul><li>Singular processi...
Digital Immigrant Teachers <ul><li>Adapt to their environment by retaining their “accent” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Socialize” d...
Educational Podcast Examples <ul><li>The Educational Podcast Network  http:// epnweb.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Willow ...
Educational Podcast Examples <ul><li>M&M Online Magazine  http://mrmayo.typepad.com/podcasts   </li></ul><ul><li>Madrid Yo...
Podcast Directories <ul><li>Podcast Alley –  http:// www.podcastalley.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Indiepodder.org –  http:// w...
iTunes Overview <ul><li>Download iTunes from Apple Website </li></ul><ul><li>Download and play a pod cast from Music Store...
1. Open iTunes <ul><li>Open iTunes by  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking on the iTunes icon in the dock or bottom menu bar </...
2. Accessing the iTunes Music Store <ul><li>Access the iTunes Music Store by clicking on the Music Store from the source l...
3. Go to the Podcast section <ul><li>To access the podcast section of the Music Store, click on the Podcasts selection in ...
4. Select your Podcast <ul><li>Once inside the podcast section of the music store, there are a number of different ways to...
5. Subscribe to the Podcast <ul><li>To subscribe to the podcast that you have selected, click on the subscribe button  </l...
6. Listen to Episodes <ul><li>Now that you have subscribed to the Podcast, you can listen to individual episodes by double...
6. Listen to Episodes <ul><li>Sync your portable player with your computer's media player, and you're ready to go (iPod or...
7. Submit your own Podcast <ul><li>To submit your own podcast, go back to the music store and click on the button that say...
8. Input podcast feed <ul><li>In the Podcast Feed URL box, type in the web address where your RSS (xml) file is uploaded. ...
9. Review and Submit Podcast <ul><li>If your RSS feed was validated, you will see the podcast review section </li></ul><ul...
How do you create a pod cast? <ul><li>1.  Record your audio with recording software and personal recording device </li></u...
6 Step Podcasting Process <ul><li>1. A Concept </li></ul><ul><li>2. Content and Script </li></ul><ul><li>3. Desktop Microp...
Step #1: A Concept <ul><li>Who is the target audience?  Students? Faculty?  Staff?  The Community? </li></ul><ul><li>What ...
Step #2: Content <ul><li>Personal Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Public service announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming sch...
Step #3: USB Microphone <ul><li>Plugs directly into the microphone port. </li></ul><ul><li>Surprisingly Effective </li></u...
Step #3:  USB Microphone <ul><li>Consider a Y Audio Cable Splitter  </li></ul><ul><li>Connect two microphones to the same ...
Step #4: Recording & Editing Software <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>iWriter </li></ul...
Step#4: Music and sound effects <ul><li>Podsafe music: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Free Sound Project  http://freesound.iua....
Step #4: Music and Sound Effects <ul><ul><li>Royalty Free Music.com http://www. royaltyfreemusic .com/free-music-loops.htm...
Step #5:  Hosting Space <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Podbean </li></ul><ul><li>Podcastspots </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo <...
Step# 6:  RSS Generator <ul><li>FeedForAll </li></ul><ul><li>EasyPodcast </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul>
How do the files get from the Web to your computer? <ul><li>You need a  podcatcher , software that looks at various RSS fe...
Submit your own Podcast <ul><li>To submit your own podcast, go back to the music store and click on the button that says “...
Input podcast feed <ul><li>In the Podcast Feed URL box, type in the web address where your RSS (xml) file is uploaded.  Th...
Review and Submit Podcast <ul><li>If your RSS feed was validated, you will see the podcast review section </li></ul><ul><l...
Contact Information  <ul><li>Naomi Harm </li></ul><ul><li>CESA #4 Educational Technology Director </li></ul><ul><li>923 Ea...
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This is an educational podcasting workshop presentation that I use with K-12 educators and technology coordinators. It provides a working framework of how to get started with podcasting, easy access online resources, and the process from start to finish.

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  1. 1. The World is Talking Are You Listening? Global Voices Created by Naomi Harm
  2. 2. As a group discuss the podcasts you have yourself experienced or heard about… and why you are attending today… Report back as a group on the most interesting (bizarre?) podcasts… and what your common interests are. INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY Created by Naomi Harm
  3. 3. Purpose of today’s workshop <ul><li>Define what podcasting is </li></ul><ul><li>Identify its purpose related to education </li></ul><ul><li>Discover how to listen to and subscribe to podcasts using a computer and an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Create a sample podcast or a screencast </li></ul>
  4. 4. Focused questions to be addressed <ul><li>What is podcasting? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I use it in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Does this work with the curriculum or the standards? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it benefit my students? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it benefit the teachers? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Common Terminology <ul><li>Podcast —a collection of technologies for automatically distributing audio and video over the Internet. An mp3 audio file that is distributed via an RSS feed which is updated automatically. Users can listen anytime and anywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS —Really Simple Syndication—a small text file that provides a concise summary of the content of a web page; enables subscribers to receive automatic updates of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Pod Catcher —software that finds new pod casts and transfers them from the Internet to your computer automatically. (Users have to subscribe). </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 —compressed audio files </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is pod casting? <ul><li>Pod casting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio broadcasts or music videos allowing users to subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s) </li></ul><ul><li>over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The purpose behind podcasting <ul><li>Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated &quot;radio shows. </li></ul><ul><li>Listeners may subscribe to feeds using &quot;podcatching&quot; software. </li></ul><ul><li>The software periodically checks for and downloads new content automatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Software is also able to synchronize (copy) podcasts to portable music players. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The purpose behind podcasting <ul><li>Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play pod casts. </li></ul><ul><li>The audio content is available on demand - people can listen to it when they want, where they want, and how they want. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Visual Aid of Overview of Podcasting
  10. 10. What are the benefits/uses of pod casting? <ul><li>Students can listen to lectures for a second or third time at their leisure to strengthen their content knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Native language is not English </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate and engage struggling readers and writers </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient use of class time - Students listen to pod cast before class and class time can be used for discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Missed lecture or homework assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are the benefits/uses of pod casting? <ul><li>Supplementary educational material (speeches, music, or other) </li></ul><ul><li>Recipes or how-to instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Self-guided walking tours </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga, meditation, or visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Sermons, speeches, or debates </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling for children or adults </li></ul><ul><li>Bands, musicians, comedians... can release their songs or clips. </li></ul><ul><li>Sportscasts </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are the benefits/uses of pod casting? <ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Guest lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Student presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Quick highlights from newly academic or scientific research papers </li></ul><ul><li>Student-produced podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Audio recap of the top stories on a news site </li></ul><ul><li>Audio from conference sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Language lessons </li></ul>
  13. 13. Meeting the needs of all learners <ul><li>Digital Natives- the “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Digital Native Learners <ul><li>Born between 1982-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>70 million strong in size </li></ul><ul><li>First generation of digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>Entering the workforce NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious- success orientated entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Digital Native Learners <ul><li>Hyper- communicators </li></ul><ul><li>Expert multi-taskers </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to learn “just-in-time” </li></ul><ul><li>Process pictures, sounds and video before text </li></ul><ul><li>Instant gratification and instant rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Gadget oriented </li></ul>
  16. 16. Digital Immigrant Teachers <ul><li>Digital Immigrants- not born into the digital world, but have become fascinated by and have adopted many aspects of the new technology. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Digital Immigrant Teachers Prefer… <ul><li>Slow and controlled release of information </li></ul><ul><li>Singular processing and limited tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Text before pictures, sounds and video </li></ul><ul><li>Information linearly, logically and sequentially </li></ul><ul><li>Teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests </li></ul>
  18. 18. Digital Immigrant Teachers <ul><li>Adapt to their environment by retaining their “accent” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Socialize” differently and are just learning the “new language” (DSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to teach “just-in-case” (it’s on the exam) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Time” to process and synthesize information </li></ul>
  19. 19. Educational Podcast Examples <ul><li>The Educational Podcast Network http:// epnweb.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Willow Web http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kid casts: Podcasting in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kid-cast.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Room 208 http://bobsprankle.com/blog/ </li></ul>
  20. 20. Educational Podcast Examples <ul><li>M&M Online Magazine http://mrmayo.typepad.com/podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Madrid Young Learners http://mylcpodcasts.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest High School http://lsw.lps.org/dhersh/podcast.html </li></ul>
  21. 21. Podcast Directories <ul><li>Podcast Alley – http:// www.podcastalley.com </li></ul><ul><li>Indiepodder.org – http:// www.indiepodder.org </li></ul><ul><li>Techpodcasts.com - http:// www.techpodcasts.com </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts.net – http://www.podcasts.neti </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes – http:// www.apple.com/itunes </li></ul><ul><li>This Week in Technology http:// www.twit.tv / </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast 411 - http://www.podcast411.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. iTunes Overview <ul><li>Download iTunes from Apple Website </li></ul><ul><li>Download and play a pod cast from Music Store </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a podcast with iTunes store </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your podcast through iTunes </li></ul>
  23. 23. 1. Open iTunes <ul><li>Open iTunes by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking on the iTunes icon in the dock or bottom menu bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double-clicking the iTunes icon in the applications folder </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. 2. Accessing the iTunes Music Store <ul><li>Access the iTunes Music Store by clicking on the Music Store from the source list on the left hand side of the iTunes window </li></ul>
  25. 25. 3. Go to the Podcast section <ul><li>To access the podcast section of the Music Store, click on the Podcasts selection in the “Inside the Music Store” section of the music store window, on the left hand side of the music store window </li></ul>
  26. 26. 4. Select your Podcast <ul><li>Once inside the podcast section of the music store, there are a number of different ways to search for podcasts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual Browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on a Podcast to get more information </li></ul>
  27. 27. 5. Subscribe to the Podcast <ul><li>To subscribe to the podcast that you have selected, click on the subscribe button </li></ul>
  28. 28. 6. Listen to Episodes <ul><li>Now that you have subscribed to the Podcast, you can listen to individual episodes by double clicking them in your podcasts list after you have downloaded them. </li></ul>
  29. 29. 6. Listen to Episodes <ul><li>Sync your portable player with your computer's media player, and you're ready to go (iPod or any MP3 player) </li></ul><ul><li>Playback the audio file on your computer </li></ul>
  30. 30. 7. Submit your own Podcast <ul><li>To submit your own podcast, go back to the music store and click on the button that says “Submit a Podcast.” </li></ul>
  31. 31. 8. Input podcast feed <ul><li>In the Podcast Feed URL box, type in the web address where your RSS (xml) file is uploaded. This may not be where your audio file is. This is just the address for the XML file. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Continue </li></ul>
  32. 32. 9. Review and Submit Podcast <ul><li>If your RSS feed was validated, you will see the podcast review section </li></ul><ul><li>Review the details of the Podcast, and if everything is correct, click submit </li></ul><ul><li>The podcast will show up in the iTunes Directory in 2-3 days, sometimes more or less depending on traffic. </li></ul>
  33. 33. How do you create a pod cast? <ul><li>1. Record your audio with recording software and personal recording device </li></ul><ul><li>2. Edit your audio and or mix with recording software </li></ul><ul><li>3. Process file as mp3 file type </li></ul><ul><li>4. Upload to web hosting space </li></ul><ul><li>5. Generate an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>6. Submit to iTunes </li></ul>
  34. 34. 6 Step Podcasting Process <ul><li>1. A Concept </li></ul><ul><li>2. Content and Script </li></ul><ul><li>3. Desktop Microphones </li></ul><ul><li>4. Recording and Editing Software </li></ul><ul><li>5. Hosting Space </li></ul><ul><li>6. Generate and RSS feed </li></ul>
  35. 35. Step #1: A Concept <ul><li>Who is the target audience? Students? Faculty? Staff? The Community? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will be involved? </li></ul><ul><li>How often will these be produced? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of items will be featured? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Step #2: Content <ul><li>Personal Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Public service announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming school events </li></ul><ul><li>Course content trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Screen casts </li></ul>
  37. 37. Step #3: USB Microphone <ul><li>Plugs directly into the microphone port. </li></ul><ul><li>Surprisingly Effective </li></ul><ul><li>$29.00 at an office supply store or CDW-G </li></ul>
  38. 38. Step #3: USB Microphone <ul><li>Consider a Y Audio Cable Splitter </li></ul><ul><li>Connect two microphones to the same port </li></ul><ul><li>$3.00 at Radio Shack </li></ul>
  39. 39. Step #4: Recording & Editing Software <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>iWriter </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboard software </li></ul><ul><li>Clickcaster </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Story </li></ul><ul><li>MyPodcast </li></ul><ul><li>GCast </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic </li></ul>
  40. 40. Step#4: Music and sound effects <ul><li>Podsafe music: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Free Sound Project http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podsafe Audio http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Content: Catalog http://www.commoncontent.org/catalog/audio/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACIDplanet offers a free 8-pack of loops each Friday. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MacAudioGuy offers 17 MB of free loops. http://macaudioguy.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Step #4: Music and Sound Effects <ul><ul><li>Royalty Free Music.com http://www. royaltyfreemusic .com/free-music-loops.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opuzz http:// www.opuzz.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podshow Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://music. podshow .com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Dogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.sounddogs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Step #5: Hosting Space <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Podbean </li></ul><ul><li>Podcastspots </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>MyPodcast </li></ul><ul><li>GCast </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic </li></ul>
  43. 43. Step# 6: RSS Generator <ul><li>FeedForAll </li></ul><ul><li>EasyPodcast </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul>
  44. 44. How do the files get from the Web to your computer? <ul><li>You need a podcatcher , software that looks at various RSS feeds, finds the updated files, and transfers them to your computer automatically--- iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe </li></ul>
  45. 45. Submit your own Podcast <ul><li>To submit your own podcast, go back to the music store and click on the button that says “Submit a Podcast.” </li></ul>
  46. 46. Input podcast feed <ul><li>In the Podcast Feed URL box, type in the web address where your RSS (xml) file is uploaded. This may not be where your audio file is. This is just the address for the XML file. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Continue </li></ul>
  47. 47. Review and Submit Podcast <ul><li>If your RSS feed was validated, you will see the podcast review section </li></ul><ul><li>Review the details of the Podcast, and if everything is correct, click submit </li></ul><ul><li>The podcast will show up in the iTunes Directory in 2-3 days, sometimes more or less depending on traffic. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Contact Information <ul><li>Naomi Harm </li></ul><ul><li>CESA #4 Educational Technology Director </li></ul><ul><li>923 East Garland Street </li></ul><ul><li>West Salem, WI 54669 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>608.786.4807 </li></ul>
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