Podcasting Vodcasting 15hr Pdp 09


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Podcasting Vodcasting 15hr Pdp 09

  1. 1. Podcasting and Vodcasting: Flash Gordon Meets iPod Ellen Robertson, HHH Instructional Computing Facilitator, 15 hr PDP Workshop
  2. 2. How New Technologies Will Affect What/How We Teach <ul><li>Did you Know? </li></ul>
  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 Podcasting/Podcatching? <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>anybody with a microphone, a computer and an Internet connection can publish audio/video shows that can be listened to/seen by people anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>barriers to entry are very low--little “geek factor” </li></ul><ul><li>popular way for people share audio/video shows </li></ul><ul><li>time shift </li></ul><ul><li>can be automatically downloaded to portable media players; can be listened to whenever it's convenient </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Do Kids Think Its Cool? <ul><li>It’s free! </li></ul><ul><li>can be subscribed to--don’t have to remember to retrieve it </li></ul><ul><li>great mobility </li></ul><ul><li>repeatable </li></ul><ul><li>recyclable </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul>9.2 million US adults downloaded an audio podcast and 5.6 million downloaded a video podcast by end of 2006
  7. 7. Which would your students choose as an assessment? Click above to view Unterwegs mit Herrn Nelson 1
  8. 8. Podcasting covers many topics and countries <ul><li>There are already many types of podcasts, including audio books , music shows , news, humor and sports. </li></ul><ul><li>Most podcasts are created by amateurs, but there are also commercial podcasts and independently produced podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>There are podcasts in Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Mohawk, Spanish, and many other languages </li></ul>From podcastingnews.com
  9. 9. Coolest of all is that if you've got a great idea for a podcast, you can probably do it!
  10. 10. Websites House Podcasts <ul><li>Podcasts can originate as 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/
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Find Education Podcasts <ul><li>iTunes>iTunes store>Podcasts>education </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes>iTunes store>Podcasts>browse </li></ul><ul><li>Education Podcast Network http: //epnweb .org </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast .net </li></ul><ul><li>podcastalley .com </li></ul><ul><li>NPR podcast directory </li></ul>Find one educational podcast to tell the class about
  13. 13. Found Great Podcasts? How Do I Keep Track? <ul><li>RSS Feeds R eal S imple S yndication or “ R eady for S ome S tories” </li></ul>
  14. 14. A Podcast has a special type of RSS feed <ul><li>Look for these icons on a web page that has a podcast </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to “subscribe” to Podcasts <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>
  16. 16. You DON’T Need One of These to Listen to Podcasts
  17. 17. And You Don’t Need This! Because almost all podcasts are free!
  18. 18. 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>Add some free music: http://www. flashkit .com/loops/ http://www. edsupport . cc/mguhlin/wiki/index . php ? n=Main . Podcasting #toc7
  19. 19. 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>
  20. 20. Simplest Way to Podcast or Vodcast? Just Use GarageBand!!!
  21. 21. Steps to Podcast/Vodcast Production <ul><li>1. Plan: Storyboard and Write </li></ul><ul><li>2. Produce: Record/shoot the pieces </li></ul><ul><li>3. Chop: Edit the pieces </li></ul><ul><li>4. Publish: Share your creation by uploading to the HHH podcast server </li></ul>
  22. 22. Suggestions For YOUR Podcasts <ul><li>Storyboard and write your podcast out. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a standard introduction that includes your name, organization/affiliation, a motto or statement of purpose, and web site address where folks can find other podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Mention some of the topics you'll be discussing. </li></ul><ul><li>Select an intro tune, exit tune, and tune to play during pauses or topics ahead of time. </li></ul>
  23. 23. How to Make a Vodcast <ul><li>Use iMovie 6 on a Mac to create a slideshow/video with narration </li></ul><ul><li>Export your movie to GarageBand and add intro music, exit music </li></ul><ul><li>Share to iTunes or save to your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Upload to the HHH podcast server </li></ul>