Tech Integration Clas: Podcasting in the Classroom

What is Podcasting:

A podcast is a multimedia file distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. [1] Like 'radio', it can mean both the content and the method of delivery; the latter may also be termed podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster.

Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom. from Wikpedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

How does one find and subscribe to podcasts?

Starting out with podcasting, your best bet is to use a directory like the one below. In addition, however, often time you can find links to podcasts directly on the sites you visit on a regular basis. For example, if one visits CNN Student News site for daily news, one will also find on that site a link to its podcast.

Podcast Directories:
Podcast Examples
    1. Eagan High School Accelerated Chemistry class
    2. CNN Student News
    3. Central High Morning Show
    4. DragonFly TV
    5. Room 208
  • How does one create a podcast?
    1.   Equipment
      1.   Computer
      2.   Microphone
      3.   Mixer Optional
    2.   Software
      1.   Garageband
        1.   Creating a podcast using Garageband
          1. Plan:  Think about the content, and length.  If you are going to do more than one podcast then you will want to standardize the format
          2. Develop a storyboard or rough draft:  You will want to flesh out your podcast by writing down what the
            1. Intro
            2. Overview
            3. Segments
            4. Outro
          3. Test your audio
          4. Record your audio
          5. Do post production
            1. Edit your audio.
            2. Add jingles or loops.
            3. Add podcast content.
              1. chapters
              2. images
              3. links
            4. Save as podcast.
            5. Publish podcast.
      2.   iMovie or MovieMaker
      3.   Audacity
    3.   Publishing a Podcast
      1.   Urban Planet
      2.   iWeb
      3.   other
  • Podcast Training:

    http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/podcasting
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#garageband