Podcasting With Language Learners

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These slides discuss how language teachers (MFL) can integrate podcasting into their classes.

It's divided roughly into three parts: defining podcasting, listening to podcasts and creating podcasts.

If you would like this, or any other of my seminars delivered in person at your school, please feel free to contact me for a quote.

Twitter: @sethdickens
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Podcasting With Language Learners

  1. 1. Podcasting The Basics Seth Dickens www.digitalang.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic License. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilybean/1216468104/sizes/l/
  2. 2. http://www.cdfreaks.com/userimages/apple-iphone-in-hand-thumb(1).jpg
  3. 3. 1. What is Podcasting?2. How to Listen to Podcasts.3. How to Create a Podcast. http://www.cdfreaks.com/userimages/apple-iphone-in-hand-thumb(1).jpg
  4. 4. What is Podcasting?1. Introduction to Podcasts.2. Podcasts for Language Learners. http://www.cdfreaks.com/userimages/apple-iphone-in-hand-thumb(1).jpg
  5. 5. Podacsting Quiz !
  6. 6. Are the following true or false?
  7. 7. Discuss with your partner.
  8. 8. There are manydifferent types of podcastavailable. http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrojp/85740389/sizes/l/
  9. 9. You need lots of equipment to make a podcast. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockmixer/2820838763/sizes/o/
  10. 10. You need an iPod to listen to Podcasts.http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantaylor/58703002/sizes/l/
  11. 11. There are many different types of podcast available.You need lots of equipment to make a podcast.You need an iPod to listen to Podcasts.
  12. 12. Podcasting in Plain English video http://www.commoncraft.com/store- http://vimeo.com/926896 item/podcasting http://www.commoncraft.com/store-item/podcasting
  13. 13. There are manydifferent types of podcastavailable. http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrojp/85740389/sizes/l/
  14. 14. You need lots of equipment to make a podcast. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockmixer/2820838763/sizes/o/
  15. 15. You need an iPod to listen to Podcasts.http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantaylor/58703002/sizes/l/
  16. 16. Two ways to learn with podcasts.
  17. 17. Creating Listening
  18. 18. Listening.
  19. 19. Authenticlanguage.
  20. 20. Regularpractice.
  21. 21. Subjects ofinterest to students
  22. 22. LanguageComedyCultureTravel
  23. 23. Whateveryour students areinterested in.
  24. 24. Creating.
  25. 25. Controlledspeaking practice.
  26. 26. Studentcentred.
  27. 27. Comparingand sharingwith peers.
  28. 28. Encourages regular practice.
  29. 29. And it’s notjust me who thinks they’re great.
  30. 30. Professor BurksPodagogy Oakley Thepedagogy ofpodcasting http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/Oakley.html
  31. 31. Professor Burks OakleyThe power of the spoken word http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/Oakley.html
  32. 32. Professor Burks OakleyAppeals to auditory learners http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/Oakley.html
  33. 33. Professor Burks Oakley Anytime, anyplace“m-learning” http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/Oakley.html
  34. 34. Professor Burks OakleyCapture theinstructor’senthusiasm http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/Oakley.html
  35. 35. Types of podcasts Professor•Presentation Burks•Review course material;Look ahead Oakley•Interview (for example, ata conference)•Guest lecturer•Debate•Recording of a campusseminar•Virtual field trip (walkingthrough a museum)•Student presentations http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/Oakley.html
  36. 36. How to Listen to Podcasts.1. Finding them.2. Listening to them.3. Subscribing to them. http://www.cdfreaks.com/userimages/apple-iphone-in-hand-thumb(1).jpg
  37. 37. steps the firstTaking http://www.flickr.com/photos/mar00ned/188634413/sizes/l
  38. 38. Find some podcasts to listen to http://www.flickr.com/photos/seychelles88/361496558/sizes/l/
  39. 39. www.delicious.com/sethdickens/diesprache2011 http://tinyurl.com/cojwwpw http://tinyurl.com/d882l2q http://tinyurl.com/cugvpp5
  40. 40. 1. Click on each link.2. Find an audio file to listen to.3. Listen and evaluate the podcast: • quality of speech • grading of language • topics interesting and varied • language level • ease of use – Podcatcher or PC
  41. 41. Finding new Podcasts
  42. 42. iTunes Podcast search iTunes University BBC podcasts IPTV etc...!
  43. 43. www.podcastalley.com
  44. 44. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide
  45. 45. Choose apodcatchersuitable for you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracylee/126061444/sizes/l/
  46. 46. http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ http://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://www.podcastready.com/
  47. 47. iTunes Podcast Previewhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts/id26
  48. 48. Google Reader
  49. 49. Time to subscribe
  50. 50. www.google.com/reader
  51. 51. You’ll need a Google Account
  52. 52. This is the same account as a Blogger, or Gmail address
  53. 53. First let’s look at a “working” RSS Reader
  54. 54. At the beginning ours will be almost empty
  55. 55. So let’s sign up..
  56. 56. …and find some “feeds.”
  57. 57. www.google.com/reader
  58. 58. www.delicious.com/sethdickens/bz_podcast www.podcastalley.com
  59. 59. How to Create a Podcast.1. Methods of recording.2. Audacity.3. Uploading http://www.cdfreaks.com/userimages/apple-iphone-in-hand-thumb(1).jpg
  60. 60. Recording and hosting www.odeo.comwww.podomatic.com
  61. 61. http://audacity.sourceforge.net
  62. 62. post@posterous.com
  63. 63. http://sethdickens.posterous.com

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