• What is a podcast?
• Look into the benefits of podcasting in
• See how podcasts can be used in
different ways in the classroom.
• Create a podcast on Podbean.com
• 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.
WHY USE PODCASTING?
How Can Creating a Podcast Enhance Classroom
Podcasting in the classroom
• 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
• Lectures/homework help
can be utilized from the
• Time consuming
• Technology can be
challenging for some
• Pictures and voice being
made public ie. YouTube
• Pictures and audio would
need parental consent
Podcasts Can Be Useful Tools
• Encourage Creativity and Collaboration
Students work and plan their podcast
• 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
Podcasts Can Be Useful Tools
• Teaches Effective Communication Skills
There is accountability in getting a message
• Engages Students in their Learning
They are more likely to work towards goals
• Offers a Window Into the Classroom
Offers an opportunity to hear what students
are studying and learning.
2 main ways
• As a way to deliver content to your
- A portable lesson
• As a means to showcase your
-Students recording podcasts as
assignments or class tasks
that are taking
place and how it
relates to them or
Audio books – record for themselves
or for younger readers
Instructional guides – students create for
each other. Or teacher produces to guide
Interview members of staff,
students, members of the
community, and visitors to
Talk about themselves and topics that interest
them; for an example, the Youth Voices Project:
Audio versions of lesson notes – important points
and information. Student or teacher-created.
What You Need to Record a Podcast
Before You Start …
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?
• 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
• Rehearse the Podcast
Practice makes perfect. It will cut down on
• Record the Podcast
Now students are ready. Use a quiet room if
• Edit the Podcast
Fine tune the podcast and add finishing
Talk too fast
Assume users know more than they
Wander - hard to follow
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How To Get Your Message To Others
Sharing with the world