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  1. 1. Courtney Vogel
  2. 2. Menu <ul><li>Podcasts: Where’s the Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 3 – 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Globalizing Education One Podcast at a Time. </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 6 – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating Technology in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 9 – 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion Slide </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Podcast: Where’s the Learning? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>What are Podcasts? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Podcast” is derived from the word “POD” (playable on demand) and “broadcasting,” but the term was inspired from Apple’s popular product the iPod. The article states that a podcast is an audio file on the Internet that the listener can listen to one on their computer or download onto any device that plays audio files (i.e. an MP3 player) 1 Deubekl, P. (2007), THE Journal. Podcasts: Where’s the Learning?, Article 20764_1. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Podcasting: Where’s the Learning? <ul><li>Podcasts are on-way communications and they are not designed to be interactive for the viewer. Reputable sites categorize the podcasts into categories for easier searching. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Podcast sites allow you to tag interests and they will send you updates with new podcasts that match your interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are important in the classroom because they help demonstrate learning but they are not right for every learner. Podcasts do not have the technology as yet for text to appear on the screen therefore they limit deaf students or those students with poor hearing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Podcasting: Where’s the Learning? <ul><li>This article may not be “text-heavy” however it provided very useful information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on what is a Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where the term Podcast came from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on tagging Podcasts that interest you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading the program Juice for Mac users  - very helpful! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Globalizing Education One Podcast at a Time <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Now that I’ve opened the door to the classroom, I can’t imagine ever closing it again, as the benefits for me and my students are genuinely far-reaching.” – Jeff Curto, author of the article </li></ul><ul><li>This article explores how a college professor of photography has made his class the “virtual classroom” by recording class sessions and then publishing them as podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes Professor Curto about 30 minutes a week to finish and upload each new lecture or “podcast” but he finds that the time is more than paid for because “the higher quality of learning and the interest and contributions of those ‘outside of the classroom’ students” – 2 Curto, J. (2006), THE Journal. Globalizing Education One Podcast at a Time, Volume 19369. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Globalizing Education One Podcast a Time <ul><li>Podcasting is opening the doors of the classroom to the world. Classroom discussions do not have to only stay within the classroom Podcasting allows the discussion to take place through email or chat boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts allow students to identify and recall key concepts and facts due to the repetition of listening to the lecture as many times as you like </li></ul><ul><li>Students discover that listening and viewing old podcasts at a later time helps them progress through the course </li></ul>
  8. 8. Globalizing Education One Podcast a Time <ul><li>Another great article with useful information on how he uses Podcasting in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students can listen to the lectures as many times as they like with an easy push of a button </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It keeps students connected to the discussion via email or chat discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting is for every student – any age, race, or background! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps with learning – recalling information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The time to deliver the the program is worth it for the end users </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Integrating Technology in the Classroom <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The author gives you 10 easy steps on how to integrate Classroom Audio Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>1. Podcasting is cheap </li></ul><ul><li>For podcasting a teacher needs to purchase a microphone and he or she can download free podcast publishing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Podcasting invites a global audience </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom can invite other classrooms or schools to listen to their podcasts. This allows for feedback that can be incorporated into the lesson! </li></ul><ul><li>3. Audio podcasting encourages a no-frills communication </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting does not utilize fancy technology like other learning programs. This allows the students to focus on the message and content. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Podcasting is digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Students connect with story-telling and it allows the students to remember the message. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Podcasting provides a window into the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting allows the parent or guardian to be connected to the classroom. It provides them with an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the classroom. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Integrating Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>6. Podcasting involves few privacy concern </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not have to identify themselves as they read, images of the students are not included, or they do not have to identify the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>7. Podcasting can educate about copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Students can learn about licensing, free downloads, and the legal aspects of downloading any sort of file over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>8. Podcasting can be interactive </li></ul><ul><li>The students can link the podcast to the Internet and allow users to comment or email. This allows positive feedback for engaging classroom discussions </li></ul><ul><li>9. Podcasting can be creative </li></ul><ul><li>This technology allows students to “think out of the box” and inspirers creativity </li></ul><ul><li>10. Podcasting can be fun! </li></ul><ul><li>It is something fun for the students to try. Fun activities are engaging for the students and the students learn more from the activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips taken from – Fryer, W. (2006). Integrating Technology in the Class. Classroom Audio Podcasting. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Integrating Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>This has been the best technology article I have found during this course. It provided many helpful tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ten Tips were full of useful information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on why to use Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History of Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This article is a tagged article on my computer for future help! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Podcasting is important to use in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s cheap! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s engaging for the students! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can use this technology to re-listen to lessons to progress through the course! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It does not take much time! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It provides a window to the classroom for parents and other classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This article help solidify that I will want to incorporate Podcasting into my classroom because as Jeff Curto said it opens new doors for my students to discover! </li></ul>