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Podcasting As A Whole Class Activity

  1. 1. Podcasting as a whole class activity John Sutton ICT Consultant working at Chorlton Park Primary School
  2. 2. 1. Focus on skills <ul><li>Software skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to record, edit, etc... (Hint, pre-record a short piece with obvious coughs, pauses etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questioning skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open and closed questions (Each group record one or two examples and post on blog for peer feedback) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Script writing skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Displaying awareness of audience (Record examples for feedback – do they work? Is there a difference between writing, and writing to be read aloud) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presenting skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not about the silly voice! (How do you make it sound like you are not reading a script?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on the above, recording in small groups, then loads of peer review </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Integrated Task <ul><li>In small groups, produce a radio show with 3 or 4 elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News item </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment piece (poem, joke etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record, edit, publish and peer review </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Class Podcast <ul><li>Use each radio group to produce a discrete element of a class podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the “Chapters” feature in Podium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a “recording station” for the group to work at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign a TA? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be realistic – don’t plan a weekly podcast! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Resources <ul><li>http://radio.chorltonparkblogs.net Blog used to showcase the project as it develops </li></ul><ul><li>http://creativeict.wiki.zoho.com/Year-5-Chorlton-Park-podcast-project.html Wiki used to manage the Y5 podcasting project at Chorlton Park </li></ul><ul><li>http://creativeict.typepad.com Presenter’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://creativeblogs.net Presenter’s blog service for schools – great for publishing podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.magnatune.com Source of music with permission for schools to use in podcasting projects </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.podiumpodcasting.com/ Softease’s Podium site – useful blog and loads of info </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.soundsnap.com/ Copyright free sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nch.com.au/switch/ Most digital voice recorders us a WMA file format which needs converting to mp3 to be uploaded into Podium. This file converter is free </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.solidcasts.com/ Cheap/free alternative to Podium’s hosting if you can’t use ftp in your school </li></ul><ul><li>http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Great collection of podcasts and resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. About John Sutton <ul><li>I am an independent ICT consultant with a background of ten years primary school teaching and a passion for ICT </li></ul><ul><li>I am available for INSET on podcasting, blogging, use of IWB, video etc </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://creativeict.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: creativeict </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: hgjohn </li></ul>

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