Podcasting: Integration Ideas for the Classroom

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<ul><li> 1. Podcasting Integration Ideas for the Classroom</li></ul> <p> 2. First, An Overview 3. What is Podcasting? </p> <ul><li>Podcasting is a way of delivering multimedia files, such as audio or video over the Internet for playback on mobile device, such as an MP3 player or a computer.</li></ul> <ul><li>Simply put, it is similar to a radio show that you can download and listen to any time.</li></ul> <ul><li>Podcasts can be be audio or video (vodcasts) or both.</li></ul> <p> 4. How Does It Work? </p> <ul><li>The audio (or video) file is posted on a web site, where it can be downloaded to a computer or MP3 player using a podcast client software such as iTunes </li></ul> <ul><li>A podcast will have a web address for an RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed.</li></ul> <ul><li>iTunes ( or anotherclient ) will check the RSS feed of the podcasts you subscribe to and automatically download any new ones. </li></ul> <p> 5. What are the Advantages? </p> <ul><li>Podcasts are simple and easy to use. </li></ul> <ul><li>There are hundreds of podcasts on hundreds of different topics. </li></ul> <ul><li>You can listen on your computer or on the go with an MP3 player, like an iPod. </li></ul> <ul><li>You can listen as many times as you want. </li></ul> <ul><li>Most are free. </li></ul> <p> 6. What are the Disadvantages? </p> <ul><li>You will need a high speed Internet connection. </li></ul> <ul><li>Anyone can produce a podcast. Just like the Internet, you should be aware of who is creating the podcast and how credible the information is or not. </li></ul> <ul><li>Some video podcasts can be hard to see if they have a lot of detail. </li></ul> <p> 7. Ways to Use Podcasts </p> <ul><li>Record Class Lectures </li></ul> <ul><li>District News </li></ul> <ul><li>Homework Hotline </li></ul> <ul><li>Share Information with Parents </li></ul> <ul><li>Teacher Professional Development</li></ul> <ul><li>Student Created Podcasts </li></ul> <p> 8. Integration Examples </p> <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Radio WillowWeb (K-5 Student Produced)</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Jamestown Elementary(Poetry &amp; Writing) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Middle </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Longfellow Middle School (Coulee Kids) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Mabry Middle School (Student Projects) </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 9. Integration Examples </p> <ul><li>High School </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Hopkinton High School(Booktalks) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Lincoln SouthwestHS(Academic &amp; More) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>District</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Penn Manor (District/Building News) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Memphis City Schools(Curriculum &amp; Instruction info for Teachers) </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 10. Student Academic Benefits</p> <ul><li>Improving Organizational Skills </li></ul> <ul><li>Writing, Reading and Speaking Skills </li></ul> <ul><li>Increasing Peer Collaboration </li></ul> <ul><li>Vocabulary Development </li></ul> <ul><li>Improved Leadership Skills</li></ul> <ul><li>Tone/Voice/Expression/Character </li></ul> <ul><li>Supports Differentiation </li></ul> <ul><li>Researchers &amp; Creators of Knowledge </li></ul> <p> 11. Podcast Directories </p> <ul><li>Education Podcast Network </li></ul> <ul><li>KidCast </li></ul> <ul><li>Podcast.net Directory </li></ul> <ul><li>Podcast Directory for Educators </li></ul> <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul> <p> 12. Planning Resources </p> <ul><li>Coulee Kids Podcast Story Board &amp; Rubric </li></ul> <ul><li>Learning in Hand Planning Booklet </li></ul> <p> 13. Sound Resources </p> <ul><li>Royalty Free Music </li></ul> <ul><li>Freesound </li></ul> <ul><li>PodSafe Audio </li></ul>