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Educational Podcasting Paul McMahon Learning Solutions Asia Limited
Examples of Educational Podcasts <ul><li>Lit2Go: Audio Files for K-12  http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Le...
What about the student voice? <ul><li>An English Class’s podcast on Podomatic http://dreamteam.podomatic.com/   </li></ul>...
Finding Podcasts <ul><li>Podcast Directory  http://www.podcastdirectory.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic  http://podomatic...
Subscribing Vs Listening  <ul><li>You can choose what episodes you want or you can subscribe and have each one delivered “...
How to Podcast <ul><li>The podcasting process can be seen as 5 Ps: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare – gather together your conten...
Prepare <ul><li>This can be done by simply using word or any other text editor to write out a script. </li></ul><ul><li>So...
Perform <ul><li>Capturing the audio can be done direct to the computer or remotely by voice recorder/MD recorder etc. </li...
Produce <ul><li>Podium/Audacity  </li></ul><ul><li>Usually very easy for students and teachers to pick up.  </li></ul><ul>...
Publish <ul><li>There is a lot to know about here. (Hopefully your technician will take care of all of this for you!) </li...
Promote <ul><li>Need to have an XML feed for RSS. </li></ul><ul><li>This is done easily via Easy Podcast  http://www.easyp...
All Encompassing Solutions <ul><li>Really only suitable for short, low bandwidth podcasts. Also adult content problems. </...
Podium <ul><li>The great advantage of this product is that it will do the whole 5 steps in the one application. </li></ul>...
Configuration Settings <ul><li>You can keep the settings on your trial account for Podium but if you want a local site for...
Thank you for listening! <ul><li>Paul McMahon </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Solutions Asia  </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  pmc@ le...
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Educational Podcasting Ktlms

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This is a set of notes I orginally used for training sessions for chinese teachers working in local Hong Kong schools.

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Educational Podcasting Ktlms

  1. 1. Educational Podcasting Paul McMahon Learning Solutions Asia Limited
  2. 2. Examples of Educational Podcasts <ul><li>Lit2Go: Audio Files for K-12 http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Learning English Site http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ </li></ul><ul><li>BC/BBC Teaching English Site http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/ (not Pdcsts) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts in English (not Free) http://www.podcastsinenglish.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of EdTech ones! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What about the student voice? <ul><li>An English Class’s podcast on Podomatic http://dreamteam.podomatic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>A similar class use a series of images to make it a bit more lively http://bardwellroad.podomatic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>A podcast from a teacher at HKUST including segments from students http://campusbeat.libsyn.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Finding Podcasts <ul><li>Podcast Directory http://www.podcastdirectory.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic http://podomatic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast.net/Juice Receiver http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes is by far the best known! http://www.apple.com/itunes/ </li></ul><ul><li>Like google, it is possible to search for adult content! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Subscribing Vs Listening <ul><li>You can choose what episodes you want or you can subscribe and have each one delivered “hot and fresh!” </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to Podcast <ul><li>The podcasting process can be seen as 5 Ps: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare – gather together your content </li></ul><ul><li>Perform – 3-2-1, click and record </li></ul><ul><li>Produce – edit, add sounds and music </li></ul><ul><li>Publish – publish to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Promote – tell others what the link is so that they can subscribe and listen </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prepare <ul><li>This can be done by simply using word or any other text editor to write out a script. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes free form comments are recorded but students are not so good or confident to speak without some prepared notes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Perform <ul><li>Capturing the audio can be done direct to the computer or remotely by voice recorder/MD recorder etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Microphones/headsets and USB devices can make a huge difference. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Produce <ul><li>Podium/Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Usually very easy for students and teachers to pick up. </li></ul><ul><li>Background music and effects can make a real difference http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ http://www.findsounds.com/ http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to compress and save as, probably, an mp3 file. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Publish <ul><li>There is a lot to know about here. (Hopefully your technician will take care of all of this for you!) </li></ul><ul><li>If you need the information, go to this link: http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/00-podcast-tutorial-four-ps.htm </li></ul>
  11. 11. Promote <ul><li>Need to have an XML feed for RSS. </li></ul><ul><li>This is done easily via Easy Podcast http://www.easypodcast.com/ or Poderator http://www.poderator.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>This feed needs to be published to your site or sent to potential subscribers as an email. </li></ul>
  12. 12. All Encompassing Solutions <ul><li>Really only suitable for short, low bandwidth podcasts. Also adult content problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples http://abruce.podomatic.com/ , http://odeo.com/audio/2053982/view </li></ul>
  13. 13. Podium <ul><li>The great advantage of this product is that it will do the whole 5 steps in the one application. </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing else on the windows platform does this as easily but “Garageband” on the Mac platform does most of this as well. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Configuration Settings <ul><li>You can keep the settings on your trial account for Podium but if you want a local site for practice with freeware: </li></ul><ul><li>ftp account: host: embtest.fwg.hk folder: / user: edbpodcast password: abc123 web page showing the uploaded file, http://embtest.fwg.hk/edbpodcast/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you for listening! <ul><li>Paul McMahon </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Solutions Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Email: pmc@ learningsolutions.com.hk </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: W: 81702808 M: 91705605 </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint http://iclassroom.hkedcity.net/teacher/teacher979 </li></ul>

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