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Podcasting At HHH (2.5 Hrs PDP Course)


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Quick 2.5 hr survey class on podcasting and podcatching.

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Podcasting At HHH (2.5 Hrs PDP Course)

  1. 1. Podcasting and Vodcasting: Envisioning the Possibilities for Education Ellen Robertson, HHH Instructional Computing Facilitator A 2.5 hr PDP overview
  2. 2. What is it?
  3. 3. Podcasts and Vodcasts <ul><li>Pre-recorded radio (and now video) series or episodes that are delivered to your computer--think “Flash Gordon” Saturday matinees! </li></ul><ul><li>Allows educators/students to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish audio and/or video content to web that can then be “subscribed” to by an “aggregator” like iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can then be synched to an MP3 player </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Can You Do With It? <ul><li>Speak </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Do Kids Think Its Cool? <ul><li>Podcasting lets anybody with a microphone, a computer and an Internet connection publish audio shows that can be listened to by people anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Because the barriers to entry are very low, podcasting is rapidly becoming a popular way for people share audio/video shows. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are free and can be automatically downloaded to portable media players-- listen to them whenever it's convenient. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Coolest of all is that if you've got a great idea for a podcast, YOU can probably do it (no need to be a “GEEK”)!
  7. 7. There are already many types of podcasts, including audio books, music shows, news, humor and sports. Most podcasts are created by amateurs, but there are also commercial podcasts and independently produced podcasts. There are podcasts in Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Mohawk, Spanish, and many other languages From
  8. 8. Websites House Podcasts <ul><li>Podcasts originate on a website that will enable visitors to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find specific episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to present and future episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to/view episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment /interact with the episode or producer of the episode </li></ul></ul>See a sample: http: //hhhskills . podomatic .com/
  9. 9. Samples of Podcast Links Found on Websites <ul><li>NY Times Podcast Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Food </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Girls Directory </li></ul><ul><li>People (click on podcast link at bottom) </li></ul><ul><li>Check your favorite website for a podcast link (look for any of these icons): </li></ul>
  10. 10. Find Education Podcasts <ul><li>iTunes>iTunes store>Podcasts>education OR </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes>iTunes store>Podcasts>browse OR </li></ul><ul><li>Education Podcast Network http: //epnweb .org OR </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast .net </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to “subscribe” <ul><li>Install a free podcast “aggregator” on your machine like iTunes or iPodder </li></ul><ul><li>Search through iTunes directory </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the subscribe button </li></ul><ul><li>If you find a podcast on a website, copy the URL of the podcast and in iTunes, go to advanced>subscribe to podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Some sites have a podcast subscribe button that auto subscribes you to iTunes if clicked </li></ul>
  12. 12. You DON’T Need One of These to Listen to Podcasts
  13. 13. And You Don’t Need This! Because almost all podcasts are free!
  14. 14. Subscribe to Podcasts to: <ul><li>Use as “do nows” for your classes </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a new language </li></ul><ul><li>Keep students informed of current events </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly hear the news of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Stay healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about finances </li></ul><ul><li>Laugh </li></ul>See the epnweb directory
  15. 15. Podcast CREATION Needs ( simplest form for PC or Mac): <ul><li>MP3 recorders or a computer with recording capabilites (ALL Macs come equipped to record) </li></ul><ul><li>Software for recording MP3s ( Audacity and its LAME framework--free!) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer to edit/enhance the audio files </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog or Podcast server or access to a free site such as podomatic </li></ul>
  16. 16. Vodcasting needs (simplest form) <ul><li>MP3 recorders </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Software for recording audio (Audacity and its LAME framework) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/software to create slideshow or movie with narration and export as a .mov file </li></ul><ul><li>QuickTimePro7 to save the .mov as .mv4 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog or Podcast server or access to a free site such as podomatic </li></ul>
  17. 17. Try your hand at making an audio podcast! <ul><li>Find a website about a Long Island attraction. Copy and print out one or two paragraphs describing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Audacity free software to record your narration and export as an mp3 file. </li></ul><ul><li>Name your file with first initial, last name </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for directions and password to upload at this server: http://media. halfhollowhills .k12. ny . us/weblog/pdp/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Now subscribe to the “PDP Playground” podcast site! <ul><li>Wait until the entire class uploads their episodes </li></ul><ul><li>On the podcast page, click on the button that says RSS Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the directions there </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the podcasts in iTunes </li></ul>