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What Is A Podcast

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What Is A Podcast

  1. 1. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>Recorded audio - voice only or voice & music </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded voice, images, & music </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded computer screen shots </li></ul><ul><li>An Audio or Video Blog </li></ul>
  2. 2. Podcasts in the Classroom <ul><li>Students can listen to a podcast at school or home </li></ul><ul><li>Students as podcast creators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can work alone or groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets standards such as writing, reading, listening, and speaking </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Podcasts in the Classroom <ul><li>Podcasts offer students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An alternative to the “traditional” delivery of instruction - differentiated instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An alternative to the “traditional” method of reviewing material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to retrieve missed instruction when absent </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What do you need to listen to a podcast? <ul><li>A computer with an Internet connection and headphones or built in speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Optional - iPod or MP3 player </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to find a podcast? <ul><li>Use iTunes - Most Popular Media Player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast Directories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Epnweb.org , podcastpickle.com , podcastalley.com , podcast.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Web Search - ie. Google </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How could you use a podcast in the classroom? <ul><li>Teacher Created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of material, Assignments, Syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary, Terms, or Foreign Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation of class concept - ie. Math </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How could you use a podcast in the classroom? <ul><li>Student Created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a story - English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another option for project based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another way for students to communicate learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a wider audience for student work </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What would your podcast look like? <ul><li>Hudson High School Podcast on iTunes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hudson HS Girls Basketball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies Play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Research in the Field </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grammar Girls on iTunes Store </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Writing Stories - Toni Carlson </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Wilfert’s Podcasts - JFK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing U Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Language Vocabulary </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Using iTunes to find a podcast <ul><li>How to use iTunes to search </li></ul><ul><li>Let teachers search for 5 minutes </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do you need to create a podcast? <ul><li>Software: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity - records audio (voice)(free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CamStudio - records computer screen (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardware: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USB Microphone - stand alone or headphones & microphone attached </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Audio Podcast: Using Audacity <ul><li>Write a script. </li></ul><ul><li>Record your script. </li></ul><ul><li>Options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a simple music file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add effects - Fade in and out. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Export in iTunes format </li></ul>
  12. 12. Other Podcast Options <ul><li>Create video podcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy podcast to CD. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload podcast to web. </li></ul>

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