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Podcastingin Education

  1. 1. Want to learn more? YES!
  2. 2. Ok, I researched three articles about podcasting in education, summarized the articles, and then gave a personal reflection over each… Which article would you like to learn more about? Educational Learning in Hand: Podcasting: links to Podcasting continue with Podcasting in Education Finished? Click here!
  3. 3. Podcasting in Education  What is Podcasting?  quot;Podcasting is a term used to describe a collection of technologies for automatically distributing audio and video programs over the internet ...Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated quot;radio shows,quot; and gives broadcast radio or television programs a new distribution method.  Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts....The term quot;podcastquot;, however, still refers largely to audio content distribution.  A podcast is not the same as a webcast, which normally refers to a show distributed by streaming media.quot;  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast
  4. 4. Proof Podcasting is Beneficial!  This website offers pieces of reviews of podcasting and it’s beneficial effects in education.  The Seattle Times Education Teachers see iPods as educational tool  Quote from the article:  Using little more than an iPod and a school computer, Gagliolo and her students have been making podcasts — online radio shows that can be downloaded to an iPod or other portable MP3 player. Avidly discussing their favorite iPod colors and models while they made recordings of their poems and book reports the other day, the fifth-graders bubbled with ideas for future subjects.  quot;We could read parts of books, to show why we like them. We could do interviews. If there's a field trip, we could make a recording of it and post it,quot; said Mohamed El-Sayed, 10. quot;Kids anywhere will like to hear about us.quot;
  5. 5. I think this website is great because it offers many different views on what podcasting is and how it can be used in the classroom. This site also offers many ways in which to prove podcasting is effective. This website hosts a pod cast known as AceKids. This is a podcast created as a class project and is done in an elementary class. Click the icon below to hear AceKids’s first broadcast. Click here to return to the main menu.
  6. 6. Learning in Hand: Podcasting  Podcasting can be utilized while not only in the classroom, but while on many handheld devices such as PDA’s, cell phones, ipods, and netbooks.  Creating podcasts has many educational benefits. Students are able to create a product to share with a potentially world-wide audience. Their podcast can be listed in iTunes, right along with podcasts from the Discovery Channel and Disney. Knowing that there will be a real life audience gives students purpose and motivation to create a spectacular product. The process of putting together an audio recording is extremely valuable and is certainly a cross-curricular experience
  7. 7. Helpful and Useful Podcasts Sites:  Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing  English Idioms and Slang  Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids  MathGrad: Everyday Mathematics Explained  First Amendment Minute
  8. 8. What do I think?  I think that Learning in Hand: Podcasting is an excellent website because it takes you to many different and very educational podcasts.  This site also explains how to use podcasts on all your electronical devices. Click here to return to the main menu.
  9. 9. Educational Podcasting: Links to Continue With  David Baugh, an ICT advisory teacher for Denbighshire county council, gives an excellent explanation as to why podcasting is so beneficial:  “First, you're publishing to a potentially vast audience and using technology that gives you feedback. Podcasting is not a one-off - it's a series of episodes and there's a great incentive to carry on.  quot;Second, it's a great way of distributing learning materials, which can include sound, images and video. It's publishing with a purpose. With a VLE [virtual learning environment], you have to encourage people to visit it, but podcasting is a push technology - once people have subscribed, they get the stuff sent to them.  quot;Third, it's a great communication tool. Think of the number of school newsletters that never get read. Podcasting can be a great way to communicate with parents.quot;
  10. 10. Is Podcasting Successful?  Podcasting has proven to be successful but has a long road ahead as it continues to grow and reach more schools.  This website urges teachers to try out podcasting in their own classroom, because that is the best way to gauge the effectiveness of this emerging technology.
  11. 11.  I think this website is excellent because it has so, so, so, many links to some other incredible websites that can further your knowledge of podcasting. Click here to return to the main menu.
  12. 12. So I hope you have learned a little more about Podcasting through this presentation. Here are the links to the websites used for this presentation today: Learning in Hand: Podcasting in Podcasting Education http://www.learninginhand.com/podcasting/ http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~magps/boylit/Podcasti ng%20in%20Education Educational Podcasting: links to continue with http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infol it/edupodcast/