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Podcasting in the Classroom

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What is a Podcast? 


Here’s what iTunes has to say about Podcasting:

“Podcasts are radio shows that are downloaded over the Internet. You can find a wide variety of podcasts in the Podcast Directory.

Subscribe to them and iTunes will automatically download new episodes.” 


According to Wikipedia: "A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster.


Podcasting stands for Portable On Demand Broadcasting. Podcasts were originally audio-only but may now contain still images, video, and chapters identifying major sections or ideas.


Myth:You need to own an iPod to listen to, or view, a podcast.


Truth:You can listen to a podcast on any devise/computer that has the capability to play an MP3 file. You will need an internet connection to download the file initially but you can copy it to a multitude of devises and media for audio playback.


Once a podcast is downloaded it can be listened to at any time on the computer.


This short video from PodGrunt will explain podcasting so you get the whole picture in simple terms! 


Gary Stager's Podcasting Page... http://www.stager.org/podcasting.html


Podcasting In Education... Great resource with a FREE guide for podcasting.


Best Practices...









 Educational Podcasting-- Middle Tennessee State University Although this is for college level instruction, many of the uses can be related to K-12.


 Great resource for all the areas below. 

  • What is a Podcast?
  • Teaching Ideas
  • Creating Your Podcast
  • More Information
  • References
  • Articles
  • Blogs


Ball State University Podcasting Resource Page 

Podcasting Resource page from Wes Fryer

100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better


If you think that iPods are used just for listening to music, you obviously haven't been keeping up with the latest technology. The Apple-developed music player now features all kinds of accessories to help you study better, and now other companies are in a rush to get their designs in sync with the iPod. Pre-teens, college kids and even adults are taking advantage of the educational benefits an iPod affords them. From downloadable podcasts to just-for-iPod study guides and applications, learning on the go has never been easier. To find out about the many different ways you can transform your iPod into a learning device.


Apple Podcasting in Education Video Series


Many educators and institutions are already integrating podcasting successfully into their curricula — with great results. Podcasting enables educators to use music and recorded audio to enhance learning. The addition of photos and video to podcasting allows educators to add a wide range of visual content to their teaching and address even more learning styles.



Radio WillowWeb--


Radio WillowWeb is produced by students and teachers at Willowdale Elementary School.


Podcast Central - -- Take a little time and check out some of these podcasts that are available for students, parents, the community, and anyone else who would like to listen and learn.


 Dan Schmit is the creator and host of KidCast: Podcasting in the Classroom. He is an author and instructional technology specialist with the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. He has taught vocal and general music, worked as a staff developer and curriculum writer. He is a frequent presenter and clinician at state, regional and national instructional technology conferences and workshops. His work has focused on making learning experiences authentic and constructive through the use of technology.


 Podcasting and New Social Media


Podcasting in the classroom:

These first graders are podcasting their alphabet! Take a listen


handheld computing, podcasts, iPods & mobility from Tony Vincent

  • Our City Podcast is a podcast for kids and by kids. Students from around the globe are invited to submit a recording all about the city they live in (with the help of their teachers or parents). Learn how to participate! Take a listen to existing Podcasts created by students across the US. 


StoryNory--- Free Audio Stories For Kids

Welcome to Storynory where Prince Bertie the Frog brings you an audio story every week. Each one is read specially for him by his friend Natasha. But Bertie likes to share - so you can hear them too, ABSOLUTELY FREE! 

 Podcasting Examples at K-12 Handhelds





Create your podcast for FREE!

Your own audio broadcast, where you can easily record voice messages, mix in your favorite music, and share it all for the world to hear.



Download iTunes to subscribe and play your podcasts.


Want some music for your podcast? Here's a link to open-licensed music that can be used in presentations.


Creating a Podcast with QuickTime Pro for Windows




 Camtasia Studio software up as a free download. The screencasting software currently sells for $300. But there is one small catch. The most recent version of Camtasia Studio is Camtasia 5, while the version available for free download is Camtasia 3. That means a few of the newer features will not be available.

 To get started, grab your copy here, and request a registration key from Techsmith. Sorry, this is only available for PC users.


Audio Resources:


 Podcasting Toolbox: 70+ Podcasting Tools and Resources


Resources for Educational Podcasting - Resources from Bernie Dodge


Podcast Directory - Search this directory to find podcasts of interest to you.


Beginners Guide to Podcasting -- includes the outline for a 10 minute podcast


Wiki:Podcasting Resources


 Introductory course on the basics of educational podcasting, designed for educators wanting to find out more about this exciting topic.


Podcasts in the Classroom--- Good list of resources


Additional Resources: How Podcasts and RSS are Used in Education http://www.small-business-software.net/rss-and-academics.htm

Locate Educational Feeds
Educational Feeds - http://www.educational-feeds.com
Educational Podcast Network - http://www.epnweb.org/


Podcasting Tools


Make your podcast Stand Out


The Education Podcast Network




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