Podcasting
                      FOR
                  DUMMIES
                          Teachers 
A beginnner’s guide
to...
Aim: In this session we will …

  •Learn what a podcast is

  •Look at how we can use podcasts to enhance our
  teaching

...
So what is a Podcast?

A podcast is quot;a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar
programme, made available on ...
Why podcast?
•Different learning styles

•24/7 classroom

•Using medium with which pupils are familiar
•Motivation

•Purpo...
How to create a sound file using Audacity




                Langwitch IRS 2007
You will need:


 A computer


Audacity and a LAME encoder on your computer – free
software available from www.audacity.so...
Here’s what you need to do…

1. Plug your headphones into the FRONT of your computer, making sure
   that you match the co...
I’ve got my sound file what do I do next?

Getting your podcast onto the internet…

We are now going to turn our sound fil...
Save your work
     Go to FILE, as usual and then click “Export project as
     mp3”, give your sound file a name and save...
Now to add your sound file to PodOmatic
  1.    Go to www.podomatic.com
  2.    Sign in.      Username:            iramsey...
Ian Ramsey MFL Podcasts


Langwitch Podcast: Pupils I teach and my own podcast
                   http://chermylangs.podom...
More information
Langwitch Wikispace:
                          www.langwitch.wikispaces.com
                          Tea...
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Podcasting for IRS Staff

  1. 1. Podcasting FOR DUMMIES Teachers  A beginnner’s guide to the wonderful world of podcasts! Langwitch IRS 2007
  2. 2. Aim: In this session we will … •Learn what a podcast is •Look at how we can use podcasts to enhance our teaching •Create a podcast Langwitch IRS 2007
  3. 3. So what is a Podcast? A podcast is quot;a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar programme, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player.quot; It is also now generally accepted that podcasts can be in video form Contrary to popular belief you do not need an iPod in order to make or download a podcast  Langwitch IRS 2007
  4. 4. Why podcast? •Different learning styles •24/7 classroom •Using medium with which pupils are familiar •Motivation •Purpose •Speaking skills •Listening to native speakers Langwitch IRS 2007
  5. 5. How to create a sound file using Audacity Langwitch IRS 2007
  6. 6. You will need: A computer Audacity and a LAME encoder on your computer – free software available from www.audacity.sourceforge.net A set of headphones with a microphone Langwitch IRS 2007
  7. 7. Here’s what you need to do… 1. Plug your headphones into the FRONT of your computer, making sure that you match the colours correctly. 2. Check that the sound levels are set correctly and that you have the “microphone” set properly 3. Open the Audacity program from the start menu 4. To record your voice click the RED record button. You know it’s recording because you see the blue sound waves on the screen Langwitch IRS 2007
  8. 8. I’ve got my sound file what do I do next? Getting your podcast onto the internet… We are now going to turn our sound file into a podcast! Podomatic Podcasting platform Podomatic makes adding your podcast to iTunes (and other “podcatchers”) very easy, so that pupils can subscribe to it Langwitch IRS 2007
  9. 9. Save your work Go to FILE, as usual and then click “Export project as mp3”, give your sound file a name and save it in “My Documents” Voilà you have your sound file :o) Langwitch IRS 2007
  10. 10. Now to add your sound file to PodOmatic 1. Go to www.podomatic.com 2. Sign in. Username: iramsey Password: teach12 3. Click the “my podcast” tab and then choose “post an episode” 4. Give your episode a title and then click “upload” and “browse” to find your sound file that you saved. 5. Click on “Post episode” and wait to be told that it’s done 6. Go to http://iramsey.podomatic.com to hear yourself online. You can even listen to one another’s podcasts and leave a comment after listening  Langwitch IRS 2007
  11. 11. Ian Ramsey MFL Podcasts Langwitch Podcast: Pupils I teach and my own podcast http://chermylangs.podomatic.com Ramsey Deutsch: German Podcast made by pupils im Aufbau :o) http://ramseydeutsch.podomatic.com Langwitch IRS 2007
  12. 12. More information Langwitch Wikispace: www.langwitch.wikispaces.com Teachers’ corner Joe Dale: Lead Practitioner for MFL Integrating ICT into the MFL Classroom www.joedale.typepad.com General advice about ICT: www.ehow.com My Blog – Langwitch: www.irsdeutsch.typepad.com Langwitch IRS 2007

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