Blogs and Podcasting


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Blogs and Podcasting

  1. 1. Exceeding Standards in an Interactive Classroom with Emerging Technologies Jeremy Brueck [email_address] The University of Akron 5500:475
  2. 2. Emerging Technologies in the Elementary Classroom Utilize
  3. 3. Blogs <ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog is short for weblog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A blog is a frequent and chronological publication of comments and thoughts on the web. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A blog is often updated daily and contains all information that the person maintaining the BLOG (Blogger) wishes to share with the world. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs in the classroom <ul><li>TEACHERS </li></ul><ul><li>School-to-Home Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Happenings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections or journals </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs are COST EFFICIENT! <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Live Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Diaryland </li></ul><ul><li>Pitas </li></ul>
  6. 6. Podcasts <ul><li>What is a Podcast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a media file (mp3) that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R eal S imple S yndication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why use Podcasts? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides students with an authentic audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase student motivation to write </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve fluency and listening skills </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Podcasting is CHEAP! <ul><li>Getting Started: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio editing program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity is a powerful, cross-platform and open-source audio editing software program ideally suited for classroom podcasting. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast publishing tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podifer is a free podcast publishing tool to help podcast creators publish their audio files to an Internet server and create an RSS feed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Classroom Podcasts <ul><li>Students in the Write </li></ul><ul><li>1st Grade On Air </li></ul><ul><li>Room 208 </li></ul><ul><li>Radio WillowWeb </li></ul>