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Podcasting in Education


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Presentation consists of general information about podcasting, benefits of podcasting, and a list of web sites that provide audio software and podcast directories.

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Podcasting in Education

  1. 1. All rights reserved “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes” Attributed to David Weinberger
  2. 2. <ul><li>Podcasting is the distribution of audio files through an RSS feed – most blogging software features RSS feed generation </li></ul><ul><li>Users may subscribe to a series of podcasts that are automatically sent to their computer or MP3 player-almost all subscriptions are free </li></ul><ul><li>Users may also select a podcast based on their individual needs at the time </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>It is available on demand, whenever you want it </li></ul><ul><li>It is available for a specific topic, for whatever you want </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are free of radio distortion and interference </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast are not confined by local radio reception </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Subscribing to podcasts allows automatic downloading to your computers media player </li></ul><ul><li>Pod catching software, or a feed aggregator is required </li></ul><ul><li>Most podcatching software is free </li></ul><ul><li>Find and subscribe to podcasts by browsing podcast directories </li></ul><ul><li>You can also browse and download podcasts without podcatching software using your media player, but it’s not technically “podcasting” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Communicate with parents about classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coursecasting”, allows students who are absent to hear lecture or instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute Homework or project assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Record book narration for beginning or struggling readers to read along with (strong ESL application here) </li></ul><ul><li>Create foreign language lessons that can be reviewed at the students own pace </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Podcasting is communication </li></ul><ul><li>Widens the audience of the student voice </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful motivating tool </li></ul><ul><li>Engages students in the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning in the 21 st Century </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Audacity ( free Windows, Mac, Linux) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free video on how to install Audacity and the Lame encoder (to make MP3 files) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Audition (free 30 day trial and educators price available) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Soundbooth (free 30 day trial and educators price available) </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Soundforge (trials and demos and educator pricing available) </li></ul><ul><li>Garageband </li></ul><ul><li>Roxio ($79 or You might have this free on your computer from CD/DVD or other device- check!) </li></ul><ul><li>Wavepad ( free Windows, Mac, Linux) </li></ul><ul><li>many more.. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Adventures in Transformative Learning </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching English as a Second Language </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes Education Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Podcastpickle podcast directory </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>King K. (2006). Learning On Demand: Personal, Portable , Powerful, Podcaster Central Magazine, April 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Roy, A. & Roy P. (2007). Intersection of training and podcasting in adult education, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 47, number 3, November 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Shein E. (2008). Making History, The Journal, Transforming education Through Technology, vol. 35, number 10, October 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Bull G. (2008). Podcasting and the Long Tail , Editorial: Connecting Classrooms, Learning and Leading With Technology, November 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Flanagan B. & Galendra B. (2005). Podcasting in the Classroom, Learning and Leading With Technology, November 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iTunes : </li></ul><ul><li>Apple in Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Alley: </li></ul><ul><li>The Education Podcast Network: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Russell Educational Consultancy and Productions: </li></ul><ul><li>Russell Educational Consultancy and Productions: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast 411: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Website and Feed – Podcasts for Teachers: </li></ul>