Podcasting – A guide www.think-bank.com
What is a podcast? <ul><li>Essentially a radio show </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Not ...
Download and play on your PC, or mobile devices such as mobile phones, iPods and other MP3 players
Can access podcasts via iTunes
Can listen through websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
Or subscribe  to RSS feeds http://www.downs.kent.sch.uk/downsfm
What to podcast?
2 main ways <ul><li>as a way to deliver content to your students.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of a podcast as a lesson to...
School news Local, National, International news Discuss topics that are taking place and how it relates to them or their s...
Audio books – record for themselves  or for younger readers
Instructional guides – students create for  each other. Or teacher produces to guide  them.
Interviews Interview members of staff,  students, members of the  community, and visitors to  school.
Pupil Voices Talk about themselves and topics that interest  them; for an example, the Youth Voices Project:  http://yv.wa...
Revision Audio versions of lesson notes – important points  and information. Student or teacher-created.
<ul><li>learning benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>pupils or staff can listen when and where they want, at their own pace, in a ...
<ul><li>learning benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can listen as many times as is necessary for them to embed ideas  </li...
To make a podcast <ul><li>Microphone / audio recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Editing software such as Audacity </li></ul><ul><l...
Podsafe music <ul><li>You will usually not be allowed to use commercial music for copyright reasons.  </li></ul><ul><li>So...
Examples <ul><li>http:// www.downs.kent.sch.uk/downsfm / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/radio_sandaig/i...
<ul><li>For the latest list of sites relevant to podcasting, go to  http://delicious.com/dannynic/podcast </li></ul><ul><l...
Task <ul><li>In groups of 2 or 3 record a short podcast on a topic of your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember; </li></ul><...
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  1. 1. Podcasting – A guide www.think-bank.com
  2. 2. What is a podcast? <ul><li>Essentially a radio show </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Not live – listen whenever you want </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.commoncraft.com /podcasting </li></ul>
  3. 3. Download and play on your PC, or mobile devices such as mobile phones, iPods and other MP3 players
  4. 4. Can access podcasts via iTunes
  5. 5. Can listen through websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
  6. 6. Or subscribe to RSS feeds http://www.downs.kent.sch.uk/downsfm
  7. 7. What to podcast?
  8. 8. 2 main ways <ul><li>as a way to deliver content to your students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of a podcast as a lesson to take away: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>as a means to showcase your students’ work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students recording podcasts as assignments or class tasks </li></ul></ul>http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=367
  9. 9. School news Local, National, International news Discuss topics that are taking place and how it relates to them or their studies
  10. 10. Audio books – record for themselves or for younger readers
  11. 11. Instructional guides – students create for each other. Or teacher produces to guide them.
  12. 12. Interviews Interview members of staff, students, members of the community, and visitors to school.
  13. 13. Pupil Voices Talk about themselves and topics that interest them; for an example, the Youth Voices Project: http://yv.wamu.org/index.php
  14. 14. Revision Audio versions of lesson notes – important points and information. Student or teacher-created.
  15. 15. <ul><li>learning benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>pupils or staff can listen when and where they want, at their own pace, in a relaxed environment </li></ul><ul><li>the process of recording and editing can deepen pupils' understanding of key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can develop their speaking, listening and writing skills </li></ul>From: http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/the-educational.html
  16. 16. <ul><li>learning benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can listen as many times as is necessary for them to embed ideas </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for pupil voice, peer assessment and collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>struggling readers can make accelerated progress by listening back to themselves or their teacher reading on headphones </li></ul>From: http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/the-educational.html
  17. 17. To make a podcast <ul><li>Microphone / audio recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Editing software such as Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>http:// audacity.sourceforge.net / </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere to host the podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination / Inspiration  </li></ul>
  18. 18. Podsafe music <ul><li>You will usually not be allowed to use commercial music for copyright reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Some artists allow their music to be played in podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.podsafeaudio.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://music.podshow.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.jamendo.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.freesound.org / (for FX) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Examples <ul><li>http:// www.downs.kent.sch.uk/downsfm / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/radio_sandaig/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://sta.hcdsb.org/media/aquicast/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.revisionsuccess.co.uk/revision.htm </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>For the latest list of sites relevant to podcasting, go to http://delicious.com/dannynic/podcast </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=367 </li></ul><ul><li>http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/09/the-educational.html </li></ul>
  21. 21. Task <ul><li>In groups of 2 or 3 record a short podcast on a topic of your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong beginning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record in short bursts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short, sweet and interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it natural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No personal info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul></ul>

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