Podcasting Basics for the Classroom Professional Development Series Presenter: Kristiana Lightcap
What Is Podcasting?*The delivery of audio files over the internet ofplayback on a mobile device (MP3 player) or computer.*A mixing of the words Broadcasting and Ipod.*Users can subscribe to an RSS feed or through ITunes.*RSS is a web feed format to web syndication.*Users are notified when a new podcast episodes are posted.
Types of Podcasts Educational New and Information Talk Shows How to Why Podcast? To listen To create and share To communicate
Why Use Podcasting in Education?As a project based tool for studentsA tool for educational remediationA tool for assistive technologyTo provide self paced learningTo meet the needs of advanced learners to accessextra contentTo provide a way for the school to have communitycommunication.
How do I create a Podcast? Audio Recording Software & Lame Encoder Garage BandWindows Computer Apple Computer
How Do I Create Podcast? Items needed….. Microphone A Computer withInternet Connection Speakers or Headphones
The Process of Creating a PodcastWhat is the purpose or content?Who is your audience?Write a script.Is your Podcast teacher created or student created?How long is the series?Record, include music or sound effects to “soup” up your show.
The Process of Creating a Podcast When Podcast is finished export as an MP3 file. Set up a an RSS feed What is an RSS? Stands for Really Simple Syndication RSS is the format for distributing news and other web content. When you put content into RSS and send that content to other people or websites, its called a feed. Feeds attract the interest of the search engines and they reach new audiences. This will make your Podcast public.
Setting Up the RSS FeedUse a feed free software to create the RSS (XML File) Example sites: PodBean Podomatic Google ReaderPost the file on your web serverContact iTunes to Syndicate your Podcast, you must obtain a linkfor subscribing.
How Do I Use Podcasts in my Classroom? Try online educational podcasts, get inspired at: Podcast Directories iTunes Podzinger Podcat.net iPodder Podcast Alley Odeo Podomatic KidCast
Most Importantly!Have fun!Enjoy listening to your own Podcast, student Podcasts, orsubscribe to your topic of choice!Upload to your computer or go portable with a MP3 player.Let’s get started in creating you own Podcast!
Websites Free music and sound effects www.ccmixter.com www.freesound.org www.soungle.com ReferencesShamburg, C. (2008). National educational technology standardsfor students: English language arts units for grades 9-12. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerfulweb tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
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