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  • Vikki Windsor Day 3 Podcasting

    1. 1. Podcasting
    2. 2. Podcasting <ul><li>Pod (iPod) + broadcast = Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Differs from streaming audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically delivered to player –don't have to click on a link to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen when you want – not when a program is scheduled </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Podcasting vs. Audio Blog <ul><li>Podcasting is unique as it uses the subscriber </li></ul><ul><li>method to deliver the audio files through a feed </li></ul><ul><li>program. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Brainstorm everything you know about podcasts
    5. 5. Who is the consumer?
    6. 6. How Does Podcasting Work?
    7. 7. From the Experts
    8. 8. Why is podcasting appealing for learning and teaching? <ul><li>Appeals to the digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>Easy and low cost to create and distribute </li></ul><ul><li>Caters to different learning styles </li></ul>Online Article – 10 Benefits of Classroom Podcasting
    9. 9. Why use podcasts? <ul><li>Podcasts enable students to share their knowledge and expertise with others through a creative outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts tap into a mode of media input that is commonplace for digital natives. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts empower students to form relationships with the content and each other in relevant ways. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why use podcasts? <ul><li>Podcasting is yet another way for them [students] to be creating and contributing ideas to a larger conversation, and it’s a way of archiving that contribution for future audiences to use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Learning & Teaching Applications <ul><li>Interviews with experts </li></ul><ul><li>Oral history projects </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes from recorded speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to posted questions </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers / lecture series </li></ul><ul><li>Student submissions /portfolios / placement logs </li></ul>
    12. 12. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use a podcast forum to persuade their peers to help others, make a difference, or try something new. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can also be used to edutain others through creative narratives . </li></ul>
    13. 13. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about their speaking fluency and communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to create a podcast about what students would like to discuss and share with others is extremely motivating. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Ideas for Podcasts <ul><li>Daily practice lessons recorded by the teacher or students </li></ul><ul><li>Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary and/or concept practice </li></ul><ul><li>Pod-tours </li></ul><ul><li>Unit or topic podcasts as overview of unit </li></ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement instructional materials with existing podcasts created by others </li></ul><ul><li>Information for parents </li></ul>
    15. 15. Class Unit Podcast Segments Select one event or decision and hypothesize about what would have happened if the result had been different Rewind the Mind Discuss the economic impacts of one event, trend, law, etc. Business Report Explain the motivation for and effects of one new cultural trend Cultural Commentary Define and explain the impact of one invention or innovation Innovation Station Explain and use two vocabulary words Vocab Vibes Overview one governmental/political trend Political Policy
    16. 16. Class Unit Podcast Segments Responsible for sewing together all the podcasts segments – creating intro and outro segments, adding transitions and music, and crediting contributors Intro/Outro Explain the motivation for and effects of one law or court case Legal Learning Select one event, law, trend, individual, etc. and provide your personal opinion Editorial Edition Review one Internet site – giving specific details about the contents of the site Web Wowzers Explain what it was like to grow up in this era Kids' Korner Interview one character Living History
    17. 17. Jumping in with both feet . . . <ul><li>Listen to a few podcasts online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes > Source List > Podcasts > Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.podcastalley.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ipodder.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://epnweb.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jakeludington.com/archives/000405.html (“Podcasting with Windows Media Player) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get a feel for the genre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts are not “polished” – production value is secondary to the content </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Issues to be aware of… <ul><li>Not all students have iPods (about 60% do) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20% of podcasts actually downloaded onto portable media players </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public access to audio files is necessary (no access control) </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot search or scan podcast content </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can lend themselves to passive, prescriptive teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Any other issues you can think of? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Creating a Podcast <ul><li>Write your script. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Record your audio file. ( Audacity ) </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your audio (Effect > Normalize) </li></ul><ul><li>Add and credit legally useable music ( optional ) </li></ul><ul><li>File > Save Project. </li></ul><ul><li>File > Export as MP3 > Edit ID3 Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the MP3 file to a web server. ( GCast and Audioblogger ) </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Let’s hear from Jordan Hill again…. (21:00) </li></ul>
    21. 21. Online Podcasting Resources http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Podcasting
    22. 22. Audacity – Audio Editing Software <ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul>
    23. 23. Creating MP3s with Audacity <ul><li>You need to download the LAME MP3 Encoder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions are included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Lame_Encoder.htm </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. How to create - Audacity <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial – Let’s Practice using the Simpsons! </li></ul><ul><li>More Tutorials </li></ul>
    25. 25. Podcasting Assignment – where we’re headed… <ul><li>Create 2 separate audio files </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to say? </li></ul><ul><li>File 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to the question – “What is your understanding of Web 2.0 and how do you see this new use of the web in your own practice?” </li></ul><ul><li>File 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Outline how you would use podcasts in your practice – e.g. I would use them for oral testing etc. Give enough description so that you explain the use as well as the pros and cons of using this tool in your practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload both audio files using GCast </li></ul><ul><li>Embed your podcast in your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Send me the link to your blog via email ( [email_address] ) </li></ul><ul><li>Check the project rubric to see how this will be marked – i.e. technicalities, relevance to teacher and student and use of Web 2.0. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Edit > Preferences </li></ul>
    27. 27. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Channels > 2 (Stereo) </li></ul>
    28. 28. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Quality > 44100 Hz </li></ul>
    29. 29. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Find Library > select the location on the hard drive where the LAME v3.96 MP3 Encoder folder was saved (most likely C > Program Files > Audacity) </li></ul>
    30. 30. Toolbar Selection Envelope Draw Zoom Time Shift Multi-Tool
    31. 31. Toolbar Play Pause Stop Record Rewind Fast Forward Recording Volume Speaker Volume
    32. 32. Toolbar Cut Paste Copy Trim – Outside Selection Trim – Inside Selection
    33. 33. Toolbar Undo Redo Zoom Out Fit track in window Zoom In Fit project in window
    34. 34. Audio Layers in Audacity
    35. 35. Editing Audio <ul><li>Edit > Select > All or Ctrl+A </li></ul>
    36. 36. Editing Audio <ul><li>Effect > Normalize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This should always be done </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other effects are optional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Cross Fade In’ and ‘Cross Fade Out’ are good options for multi-voice audio projects </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Importing Audio <ul><li>Project > Import Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Podsafe Music – copyright laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for Creative Commons licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://music.podshow.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.archive.org/details/audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Credit all non-original audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Some of the music provided was from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. Exporting as MP3 <ul><li>Files must be exported in MP3 format in order to post to a syndication site </li></ul><ul><li>File > Export as MP3 </li></ul>
    39. 39. ID3 Tags for MP3 Exporting <ul><li>Format > ID3v2 </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>
    40. 40. How to publish <ul><li>Gcast </li></ul><ul><li>http://personalweb.about.com/od/addaudiotoyourwebsite/ig/Add-Your-Podcasts-To-Your-Site/Add-Podcasts-to-Gcast.htm </li></ul>
    41. 41. Publishing Your Podcasts - GCast
    42. 42. How to reach an audience <ul><li>Google reader </li></ul>
    43. 43. Next step <ul><li>Embed in blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasting </li></ul>
    44. 44. Social, ethical issues <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Royalties </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Policy? What should it be? </li></ul>

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