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What are podcasts?Podcasts are amateur radio shows that you can play on your computer or mp3 player. Podcasts are different from regular audio files because you
How can I use podcasts in my classroom?
There are so many podcasts that are related to your classroom curriculum whether you teach preschool or high school. They can be played for students in school or your students can download them to their MP3 players and listen to them on their own time. The itunes store is a great place to get started. You can find audio and video podcasts under the podcast education section. They are free, educational and often times entertaining.
Why should I have my students create podcasts?
Having students create podcasts is a great way to teach students 21st century skills. They require the students to move beyond the 3 Rs reading, writing, and arithmetic and incorporate the 3 Cs: creating, communicating and collaborating.
Where can I find examples of student created podcasts?
You can look on iTunes for schools. Our school’s podcasts are listed under Wood End Radio. Some Departments of Education such as Florida have their own pages. A recent article in The Reading Teacher by S. Michael Putman and Tara Kingsley, October 2009 mentioned these sites.
What do I need to create podcasts?Podcasts are easy and inexpensive to make. You will need …
Here are the most important buttons on the Audacity tool bar.
Tip: Remember if the software does not allow you to click any of the buttons, it’s probably because you clicked “pause.” Click the “stop” button and try again.
I want to add music to my podcast, but I am worried about copyright laws.
I finished making my podcast and exported the MP3 file, now what?
and your account can be linked to itunes.
Anyone can go to podbean.com and set up a free account. I have created a couple of tutorial videos to help get you started.
Remember that before you upload your students’ work to the internet, you will need their parent(s)’/guardians’ permission.
There is a sample permission slip on our district’s wiki