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Podcast workshop

  1. 1. Melani Cruz BLED Prof. Lopez Podcast Workshop
  2. 2. Objectives • What is a podcast? • Look into the benefits of podcasting in the classroom. • See how podcasts can be used in different ways in the classroom. • Create a podcast on Podbean.com
  3. 3. Podcasting: Introduction • Podcasting is used to post audio and video files onto the internet for instant use. • Podcasts have web feeds known as RSS- Really Simple Syndication which are sent to podcatching software such as iTunes. • Podcasts can be used in multiple media forms from your home computer to your phone.
  4. 4. WHY USE PODCASTING? How Can Creating a Podcast Enhance Classroom Learning?
  5. 5. Podcasting in the classroom Benefits: • Project Based Learning • Constructivist approach • Creatively engages the Digital Native • Encourages higher order thinking skills; critical thinking, analysis and problem solving • Allows students to upload to the class website. • Lectures/homework help can be utilized from the class website. Cons: • Time consuming • Technology can be challenging for some teachers • Pictures and voice being made public ie. YouTube • Pictures and audio would need parental consent
  6. 6. Podcasts Can Be Useful Tools • Encourage Creativity and Collaboration Students work and plan their podcast together • Gives Students a Voice They are allowed to share their thoughts and reach many people during the process. • Authentic Audience There is a global audience outside the classroom.
  7. 7. Podcasts Can Be Useful Tools • Teaches Effective Communication Skills There is accountability in getting a message across. • Engages Students in their Learning They are more likely to work towards goals enthusiastically. • Offers a Window Into the Classroom Offers an opportunity to hear what students are studying and learning.
  8. 8. What to podcast?
  9. 9. 2 main ways • As a way to deliver content to your students. - A portable lesson • As a means to showcase your students’ work. -Students recording podcasts as assignments or class tasks
  10. 10. •School news •Local, National, International news •Discuss topics that are taking place and how it relates to them or their studies
  11. 11. Audio books – record for themselves or for younger readers
  12. 12. Instructional guides – students create for each other. Or teacher produces to guide them.
  13. 13. Interviews Interview members of staff, students, members of the community, and visitors to school.
  14. 14. Pupil Voices Talk about themselves and topics that interest them; for an example, the Youth Voices Project: http://yv.wamu.org/index.php http://umacelc.podbean.com/2013/03/06/gender-discriminati
  15. 15. Revision Audio versions of lesson notes – important points and information. Student or teacher-created.
  16. 16. What You Need to Record a Podcast Getting Started
  17. 17. Before You Start … Consider  Why are you doing this as a podcast?  Who is your listener – audience?  Where will your audience listen?  What tone & feel do you want?  One or more voices?  Music or sound effects?  How long should it be?
  18. 18. Pre-Production • Plan the podcast The finished product will be much better if a procedure is chosen and followed • Gather equipment You will need a microphone and a computer • Become familiar with software Learn the basics of Audacity
  19. 19. Production • Rehearse the Podcast Practice makes perfect. It will cut down on edit time! • Record the Podcast Now students are ready. Use a quiet room if possible. • Edit the Podcast Fine tune the podcast and add finishing touches.
  20. 20.  Talk too fast  Assume users know more than they actually do  Wander - hard to follow  Monotone  Uh... Like... Mmm...  Booooring Common Problems
  21. 21. How To Get Your Message To Others Sharing with the world
  22. 22. File Converter http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html?gcli d=CJz5utiR970CFeMSOgodZRoAUA
  23. 23. Step- 1
  24. 24. Step- 2 • Record your podcast. Remember to speak clearly.
  25. 25. Step-3 • Save the file. (I always save my files in music)
  26. 26. Step- 4 • Open your File Converter. – (NHC Software) mp3
  27. 27. Step- 5
  28. 28. Step- 6
  29. 29. Step- 7
  30. 30. Step- 8 Browse
  31. 31. Your Finished!