George Washingtons I Pod Digital Audio For The Classroom

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George Washingtons I Pod Digital Audio For The Classroom

  1. 1. Using MP3 Players and Digital Audio in the Classroom Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri
  2. 2. www.speakingofhistory.blogspot.com October 15, 2007 post on blog This presentation is available online as a PDF
  3. 3. 8 th Grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri Graduate Instructor at Park University teaching “Technology for the Classroom”
  4. 4. What would have George Washington had on his i-Pod during the Revolutionary War?
  5. 5. Podcast – an audio file that is made available through the Internet and can also be downloaded to a personal MP3 player Uses RSS to allow subscribers
  6. 6. 39,000+ unique visitors from 138 countries in past two years
  7. 8. Speaking of History Podcast / Blog Visitors August 2007 to October 2007
  8. 9. The good news a podcast can be created and produced for FREE
  9. 10. <ul><li>You need: </li></ul><ul><li>microphone </li></ul><ul><li>computer </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity Software (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Hosting (can be free) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Microphones Suggest using a USB mic
  11. 12. Portable players i-River
  12. 13. Portable players i-Pod
  13. 14. Portable players Zune
  14. 15. Audacity – audio editing software – free, PC or Mac
  15. 16. Levelator – free program which levels volume in an audio file
  16. 17. South Valley Jr. High policy allows students to have MP3 players in classroom if teacher allows
  17. 18. StudyCasts – an audio review for upcoming test, can listen through the Internet or download to MP3 player Students without Internet or MP3 players can have a copy burned on CD
  18. 19. Donner Party Debate – record debate and send as attachment to experts for feedback
  19. 20. Oral History Projects – collecting stories of family members, veterans
  20. 21. Audio Versions of Test – saves time in reading tests repeatedly by special education teachers
  21. 22. Listen to the wide variety of Educational Podcasts: i-Tunes Educational Podcast Network
  22. 23. Be willing to experiment Ask your students how they would use audio content from your class Let your students create content
  23. 24. Eric Langhorst Contact Information: [email_address] 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High Liberty, Missouri
  24. 25. Using MP3 Players and Digital Audio in the Classroom Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri

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