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Podcasts and screencasts

  1. 1. http://www.podcastdirectory.com/episodes/mon
  2. 2. Podcasts and Screencasts Mariana Recinos
  3. 3. IMPORTANT! • It is important to expose students to real language used in context because that motivates them. • Studies show that students who listen to authentic oral materials exhibit greater listening comprehension
  4. 4. • Students are now available to learn and manipulate language through the creation of their own podcasts and screencast projects.
  5. 5. PODCASTS • It is a digital file that is created and posted on the internet and can be played back on a mobile device or on a personal computer at a time convenient. • Pod: play on demand • http://www.podcastdirectory.com/episodes/how-to-
  6. 6. • Users can subscribe to a podcast and the subscriber will receive new content once it has been added and uploaded by the author. Users can listen to the program when, where and how they want.
  7. 7. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7V-CBgpsmI
  8. 8. • The most popular way to subscribe to podcasts is to use iTunes. It is a free software in which users have hundreds of podcasts available. • http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
  9. 9. Web-based podcasts • www.podcastalley.com/ • www.podcastpickle.com/ • www.podcastdirectory.com
  10. 10. Examples in class • You can listen to a podcast about something specific and ask your students to write down words. (challenging, funny, interesting, etc) then, students can make their glossary with words used in context. • You can use podcasts to listen to poems.
  11. 11. Be careful! • When choosing a podcast, make sure it contains meaningful language, and real- world communication. • There are many people out there who create podcast which are not ok for teaching.
  12. 12. vodcasts • They are similar to podcasts but they have video, too. • Vod: video on demand • Vodcasts are also posted on the internet and they can be played on a mobile device or on a personal computer. • Students can connect visuals to the audio.
  13. 13. Screencasts • They are digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. • The term compares with the related term screenshot. Screenshots generate a single picture of a computer screen so the screencast is a movie of the these pictures enhanced with narration.
  14. 14. Why screencasts? • Improve student learning • Available all the time • Students control the pace, start/stop/replay • Focus on one topic
  15. 15. Free programs • www.screenr.com • www.camstudio.com • http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/ • http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ • http://screencast.com/
  16. 16. Genres • Tutorials • How-to • Demo • Featured story
  17. 17. • When doing screencasts, do not add unnecesary things or images. • Whatever that does not help to tell the story is just baggage. Dump it and focus on the story. • Do not make either of them too long to keep your students attention.

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