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A presentation which briefly explains podcasting and how it can be used in RE.

A presentation which briefly explains podcasting and how it can be used in RE.

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    • Podcasting and Religious Education
    • A brief overview What is a podcast? Podcasting
      • a portmanteau term originally from i pod and broad cast
      • a podcast is a digital media file, or series of files distributed over the Internet
      • a collection files - either audio or video which reside at a unique web feed address
      • people can subscribe to this feed by submitting the feed address to an aggregator
      • e.g. iTunes , which will allow the person to upload and listen the podcast
      • podcasts are distributed over the Internet using RSS feeds
      • RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication”
      • the symbol for an RSS is
      • people can subscribe to an RSS feed by submitting the feed address to an aggregator
      • e.g. iTunes which will allow the person to upload and listen the podcast
      A brief overview How do you access a podcast? Podcasting
      • You will need:
      • some software - e.g. Podium , Audacity , (PC), Garageband (Mac)
      • a digital recorder - e.g. a USB microphone or handheld digital recorder
      • speakers to listen to your recording
      • an RSS feed i.e. the means by which to upload your podcast and making it available for
      • others to access e.g. Podium , use a blog , or FeedforAll
      A brief overview How do you create a podcast? Podcasting
    • Podcasting Why? Podcasting can motivate pupils and enable them to have the satisfaction of broadcasting to a real audience . It also facilitates authentic collaborative opportunities , develops planning and organisational skills .  
    • Podcasting and RE Why? It can be used to:   ► Personalise learning ► Improve and enhance speaking and listening skills ► Motivate pupils to achieve high standards ► Increase pupil confidence ► Make links with other schools   
    • Why? It can be used to:   ► Enhance school and community links ► Promote RE and raise its status ► Provide audio notes, as a new approach to homework ► To support pupils with long term illness ► Interact - with an audience being invited to comment or give feedback ► Enable pupils to express their views to a wider audience    Podcasting and RE
    • What? This is can be as wide as your or your pupils’ imagination: ► story e.g. based on the theme of forgiveness ► poetry reading e.g. reciting poetry created as response to poverty ► magazine programmes e.g. response of different faiths to environmental issues ► interviews e.g. with visitors, or an imaginary meeting with a figure from a faith ► plays e.g. recounting an event from a sacred text ► debates and discussions ► outside broadcasts on school visits  Podcasting and RE
    • How? Podcasting and RE If you want to know more, or receive training, please contact me by clicking on the link below to visit my blogsite. smartleydoesIT http:// www.smartleydoesit.co.uk