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  • Podcasting in Education

    1. 1. Apple Pie for Whales . . . Podcasting in Education Bentley Richert New Media Specialist [email_address]
    2. 2. Goals for Today <ul><li>Provide an overview of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm applications for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul>
    3. 3. Big Ideas <ul><li>Podcasts are good for kids </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of tools exist to create podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can be used in different ways </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Podcasting? Find video at http://www.askaninja.com/node/36
    5. 5. Characteristics <ul><li>Push/Pull </li></ul><ul><li>Episodic </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription-based </li></ul>
    6. 6. Podcast vs. Digital Media <ul><li>A semantic quibble </li></ul>
    7. 7. Podcasts come in 3 flavors <ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
    8. 8. Emergence of Podcasting <ul><li>4 Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer audio/video editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital revolution mp3/mp4 moved media online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rise of independent media </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Welcome to Web 2.0 <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul>
    10. 10. TIME’s Person of the Year 2006
    11. 11. Why Podcasts are Popular <ul><li>What is heard (content) </li></ul><ul><li>What is not heard (commercials) </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty of podcasters </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and meaning of content </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Content </li></ul><ul><li>Uncensored voice </li></ul>
    12. 12. Why Podcasts are Popular <ul><li>Simple technology </li></ul><ul><li>Reality TV culture </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration (Personal conversation between the podcaster and listener) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listener Feedback </li></ul>
    13. 13. Digital Immigrants
    14. 14. Tools of Our Children/Students <ul><li>In Control </li></ul><ul><li>(Just in time learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>(Anytime/Anywhere) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Reasons to Use Podcasts <ul><li>Support classroom instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Value intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Develop listening and analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Create an audience outside of school walls </li></ul><ul><li>Make research and publishing engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Language, Math, Social Studies, Science </li></ul>
    16. 16. Getting Started
    17. 17. Step 1 <ul><li>Download a podcatcher </li></ul>iTunes
    18. 18. Step 2 <ul><li>Find interesting content, subscribe, and listen </li></ul>
    19. 19. Devices
    20. 20. Creation Tools
    21. 21. Mac <ul><li>Garageband </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Profcast </li></ul>
    22. 22. Windows <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>MovieMaker </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
    23. 23. Recording Studio -- Option #1
    24. 24. Recording Studio -- Option #2
    25. 25. Things to Think About
    26. 26. Process <ul><li>Pre-Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard/Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post-Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>is </li></ul>
    28. 29. Three Things to Remember Audio Audio Audio
    29. 30. Keep in Mind <ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are you trying to reach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Size Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller is better </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio, Enhanced, Video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Branding . . . Your listeners expect it </li></ul></ul>
    30. 31. Just Do It Don’t wait for perfection . . . Get closer as you go
    31. 32. Establish an Audience Start Local Grow as you Go
    32. 33. Advertise
    33. 34. Language Arts <ul><li>** A School in the Coulee Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Fan fiction / book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Literature students recreate radio dramas </li></ul><ul><li>English students create examples of real-life metaphors </li></ul><ul><li>Kids create audio clips as if they are literary characters </li></ul><ul><li>“ Can I convince you?” </li></ul>
    34. 35. Mathematics <ul><li>** Maths in Motion </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Compare TV show Numbers to real life </li></ul><ul><li>Test review </li></ul><ul><li>Kids record math songs </li></ul><ul><li>Create a tutorial for a problem or type of problem </li></ul><ul><li>Problem of the day </li></ul>
    35. 36. Social Studies <ul><li>** Cool Things in the Collection, Kansas Museum of History </li></ul><ul><li>History kids conduct oral history interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Geography classes create multi-media travel brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Kids create audio clips as if they are historical characters </li></ul><ul><li>Reenactments of actual events </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews from the “past” / present </li></ul>
    36. 37. Science <ul><li>** Dr. Carlson’s Science Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Students research / describe zoo fieldtrip animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Career-cast” / interview local scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher demonstrates experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Students create hypothesis based on teacher prompt </li></ul>
    37. 38. Professional Development <ul><li>Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Ed at the Mic </li></ul><ul><li>KidCast </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Learning, with David Warlick </li></ul><ul><li>Moving at the Speed of Creativity </li></ul>
    38. 39. WARNING <ul><li>Avoid recorded </li></ul><ul><li>lectures </li></ul>
    39. 40. Copyright
    40. 41. 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Technological Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Communication -- Verbal proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration -- Leadership/Coordination/ Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Solve Complex Problems -- Mathematics, Science </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity -- Analytical and Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Gumption -- Self-Direction and Reflection Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition </li></ul><ul><li>Inquisitiveness </li></ul>
    41. 42. Getting Started <ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Use Available Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul>
    42. 43. Questions/Thoughts

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