Introduction to Podcasting
Podcasting Hardware, Software
Let’s create a Podcast
Let’s create another Podcast
Upload your podcast to gCast
Sharing your podcasts
A podcast (not to be confused or equated with Apple's
iPod) usually consists of a combination of audio and/or
video that is made available for download via syndication.
It is this syndication aspect of the delivery that separates
a podcast from a file available for download. The files are
usually retrieved with software applications (generically
known as podcatchers) such as Apple's iTunes so that
subscribers can listen at their convenience on devices that
do not have (consistent or slow) Internet access. The
podcatcher reads an rss feed to identify and retrieve the
gCast – Free Online Storage
Let’s sign-up for an account
(write down your I.D. & Pin)
Write down your gCast site address
i.e. (http://www.gcast.com/u/rbarneveld )
Hopefully everyone has a
cell phone and it is turned
On gCast you can create a simple podcast
using your telephone!
Create a podcast where you introduce
- Who are you?
- Where did you go to college?
- Where do you teach?
- What do you teach?
Save & Publish
We have to be aware of copyright issues
There are many “Podsafe” music sites
Today we will use “FreePlayMusic.com”
Audacity is a free download for windows,
mac, and linux
You must also download the LAME driver!
Audacity Portable is on your session CD
Record the Script
- Speak load, clear, and slowly
- If you make and error “PAUSE” before continuing
Export as mp3 file
Upload file to gCast
Read it just as it is written! Say your name where the asterisks appear.
Hi I am ************ and I will be your host for the EDtech
In future episodes we will discuss the use of technology in
the classroom. Oops! I made a mistake!
In these podcasts we will be interviewing teachers from local
K-12 schools. Oops! I made another mistake! We will
discuss how they use technology in their classes.
Look for a new episode every month. Goodbye for now.
Add music to beginning and ending
Export as mp3 file
Login to your account on gCast
Upload your mp3 file
Share your gCast URL
Have users subscribe through iTunes, RSS feeds, or
be informed of new episodes through email
Embed your podcast on your website or blog
Materials for today’s session can be found at:
Russ – firstname.lastname@example.org
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