An audio recording (mp3 file) posted on the internet that anyone can download.
<ul><li>Highly engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Fun way to inspire students </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers authentic language </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easily incorporated to what you are already doing </li></ul><ul><li>Your students will think it’s cool to have an iPod in class </li></ul>
<ul><li>You need software </li></ul><ul><li>A computer </li></ul><ul><li>A microphone (most of the laptops available in the school, even the old ones have one incorporated). </li></ul>
<ul><li>The easiest way to do a podcast is utilizing “Audacity”. </li></ul><ul><li>(There are other programs, such as “Garage Band” in the MAC’s, and even through the use of telephones, we can create podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>It is a free software available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>The school has audacity in every computer </li></ul>
Go into “Start” and click in all programs Go up until you find “Imaging and Media” The first program you are going to find is “AUDACITY” - double click on it.
To start recording, click on the red bottom and the yellow one to stop . To listen to your audio, press the rewind bottom, and press play (green arrow)
<ul><li>That’s it… you can now save it as an MP3 file and will be ready to be posted in your favorite Web Site. </li></ul>
Book Talks Is a brief overview of a book intended to increase the interest of potential readers. You can describe a key moment from the book without revealing too much, so students will want to read the book. (NJCCC S 3.1-3.2-3.3-3.4) Literature Circles Cooperative discussion groups can be an enriching and rewarding way for students to interact with literature and each other. Recording these discussions as podcasts could give students the opportunity to do comparisons finding similarities or patterns. (NJCCC S 3.1-3.2-3.3-3.4) Process Drama Helps develop imagination, builds voice in writers, creates authentic experiences, and helps students see the world from multiple perspectives. As a result a Podcasting is transform into an authentic audience and a real world connection. (NJCCCS 3.1-3.2-3.3-3.4)
Science Logs Students can record specifically projects such as germination of plants or moon faces and share their own podcast with a group of peers to discuss or exchange opinions. Investigating an ecosystem or recording notes about an specific trip. (NJCCCS 5.4 -5.5-5.8-5.9-5.10) Art Critiques Students can record their own points of view or interpretation about different type of art, such as color, form and style. They could listen and make podcasts about museums walks or tours.(NJCCCS 1.3-1.4-1.5) Historical Audio Diaries Students who are studying history can write or record journals. Choosing different History Characters when doing journals could result in a variety of perspectives and unforgettable opportunities to remember history. (NJCCCS 6.3-6.4) World Language Classes Can benefit enormous of podcasts. Listening podcasts will increase students listening ability, while making them will add fluency in the language. (NJCCCS 7.1 A – 7.1 C )