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  1. 1. The Power of Voices- The Power of Podcasting
  2. 2. What is a podcast? <ul><li>At its most basic, it’s an audio recording. It can be much more. </li></ul><ul><li>The term “podcast” is a combination of the words iPod and broadcasting </li></ul>Freedom of Choice: Podcasts allows people to listen to what they want, when they want, where they want, and as they need to.
  3. 3. What is a podcast? <ul><li>A method for people to be able to selectively subscribe to audio or video content over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Content that is device neutral; anything that can play an mp3 audio file will work. </li></ul>Differentiation Tool: Podcasts free up the teacher to work with individual students and challenge the more advanced ones.
  4. 4. Types of Podcast <ul><li>A basic podcast contains only audio and is the easiest to create and listen to. </li></ul><ul><li>An enhanced podcast has both audio, images, slides (narrated PowerPoint presentation or Keynote), embedded URLS, and chapters. </li></ul><ul><li>A vodcast (or video podcast) contains video and audio and is most difficult to create </li></ul>Currently, there are three types of podcast:
  5. 5. Types of Podcast Type File Format Features Audio .mp3 Audio-only Enhanced AAC, .m4a, .mp4 Embedded URLs, pictures, chapters Video .m4v, .mpeg4, .mov Video-only
  6. 6. http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ <ul><li>The iTunes Store offers over 100,000 podcast episodes. Anyone can access iTunes on a Mac or PC to search, subscribe, and listen to podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Search on the Internet for educational podcasts; there are literally hundreds of thousands of them. </li></ul>Show me!
  7. 7. Why Podcast? <ul><li>Exciting way to generate creative expression </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits of Podcasting Enhances the learning process
  9. 9. Benefits of Podcasting Visualization of a specific topic
  10. 10. Benefits of Podcasting Engages and motivates students to want to learn
  11. 11. Student Podcast Example <ul><li>Amelia Earhart </li></ul>Click hyperlink below to view student podcast:
  12. 12. Teacher Podcast Example Click hyperlink below to view teacher podcast: Figurative Language
  13. 13. Where do I start?
  14. 14. With An Idea <ul><li>original material by students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>existing audio files </li></ul><ul><li>a teacher lecture or professional development topic </li></ul><ul><li>short instructions to accompany a handout/reading </li></ul><ul><li>share learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>reach a world-wide audience </li></ul><ul><li>provide additional and revision material </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a station or challenge activity </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce, practice, or review language </li></ul>
  15. 15. Then, With A Plan <ul><li>  Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>1. Recording. You will need a computer microphone and software such as Audacity (cross-platform, free to record your sound file. A number of sites on the Internet offer tutorials for using the software, such as this one on setting up and using Audacity by Jake Ludington. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Step 2 <ul><li>2. Uploading. Once you have created your audio file and saved it, usually in mp3 format, you need to upload it to a website, wiki, blog, or online classroom. Check whichever web service you have (website, blog, wiki, or online classroom) for uploading files. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Step 3 <ul><li>3. Publishing. Having created your podcast and uploaded it to make it available to potential users, you need to provide a way for users to get to it. This may be as simple as providing a link from an existing webpage, blog, or wiki, or more complex, such as creating an RSS feed document (which will allow users to subscribe to your podcast). iTunes University is worth exploring for examples of fully-published and produced podcasts. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Simple Hardware Computer microphone Computer
  19. 19. Free Software <ul><li>Audacity (both Mac and Windows) </li></ul><ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/ </li></ul><ul><li>This cross platform, free software. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Sourced application does: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic audio recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound effects </li></ul></ul>And it’s free!
  20. 20. Software Camtasia Studio http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/systemreq.asp Camtasia Studio helps you easily record your screen, PowerPoint presentations, voice, and Web camera video into productions. It’s an excellent tool for video tutorials, training presentations, and demonstrations It’s not free, but the trial version is fully functional.
  21. 21. Additional resources... <ul><li>Apple - Education - Podcasting in Education Video Series </li></ul><ul><li>Apple - iLife - Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Digital Gadgets & Podcasting in the Classroom - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Audio | soundzabound - Royalty Free Music for Schools </li></ul>