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  • All rights reserved In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes Attributed to David Weinberger
    • Podcasting is the distribution of audio files through an RSS feed most blogging software features RSS feed generation
    • Users may subscribe to a series of podcasts that are automatically sent to their computer or MP3 player-almost all subscriptions are free
    • Users may also select a podcast based on their individual needs at the time
    • It is available on demand, whenever you want it
    • It is available for a specific topic, for whatever you want
    • Podcasts are free of radio distortion and interference
    • Podcast are not confined by local radio reception
    • Subscribing to podcasts allows automatic downloading to your computers media player
    • Pod catching software, or a feed aggregator is required
    • Most podcatching software is free
    • Find and subscribe to podcasts by browsing podcast directories
    • You can also browse and download podcasts without podcatching software using your media player, but its not technically podcasting
    • Producing your own radio show has gotten easier with technological advances aimed at improving Podcast quality
    • All you need to create a podcast is a microphone, a PC connected to a website that you post your program to, and audio editing software (most are free)
    • Create and edit audio recording
    • Save the recording as a MP3 file
    • Upload the MP3 file onto an internet server
    • Publish a RSS feed with the podcast as an enclosure
    • Effective tool for professional development (most are free or low cost subscriptions )
    • Effective tool for communicating with parents
    • (school activities and announcements)
    • Flat words on a page do not communicate emotion as effectively as a tone of voice
    • Communicate with parents about classroom activities
    • Coursecasting, allows students who are absent to hear lecture or instruction
    • Distribute Homework or project assignments
    • Record book narration for beginning or struggling readers to read along with (strong ESL application here)
    • Create foreign language lessons that can be reviewed at the students own pace
    • Podcasting is communication
    • Widens the audience of the student voice
    • Powerful motivating tool
    • Engages students in the learning process
    • Project Based Learning in the 21 st Century
    • Audacity ( free Windows, Mac, Linux)
      • Free video on how to install Audacity and the Lame encoder (to make MP3 files)
      • http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ccc0b7577fcc340bb99f
    • Adobe Audition (free 30 day trial and educators price available)
    • Adobe Soundbooth (free 30 day trial and educators price available)
    • Sony Soundforge (trials and demos and educator pricing available)
    • Garageband
    • Roxio ($79 or You might have this free on your computer from CD/DVD or other device- check!)
    • Wavepad ( free Windows, Mac, Linux)
    • many more..
    • Adventures in Transformative Learning
    • http://www.podcastingforteachers.org
    • Teaching English as a Second Language
    • http://toeflpodcast.com
    • iTunes Education Podcasts
    • www.itunes.com
    • Podcastpickle podcast directory
    • http://www.podcastpickle.com
    • References:
    • King K. (2006). Learning On Demand: Personal, Portable , Powerful, Podcaster Central Magazine, April 2006
    • Roy, A. & Roy P. (2007). Intersection of training and podcasting in adult education, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 47, number 3, November 2007
    • Shein E. (2008). Making History, The Journal, Transforming education Through Technology, vol. 35, number 10, October 2008
    • Bull G. (2008). Podcasting and the Long Tail , Editorial: Connecting Classrooms, Learning and Leading With Technology, November 2005
    • Flanagan B. & Galendra B. (2005). Podcasting in the Classroom, Learning and Leading With Technology, November 2005
    • Web Resources:
    • Apple iTunes : http://itunes.com
    • Apple in Education: http://www.apple.com/education/products/ipod/podcasting.html
    • Podcast Alley: http://www.podcastalley.com
    • The Education Podcast Network: http://www.epnweb.org/
    • Podcasting Tools: http://www.podcasting-tool.com
    • Russell Educational Consultancy and Productions: http://recap.ltd.uk/articles/podguide1.html
    • Russell Educational Consultancy and Productions: http://recap.ltd.uk/articles/podguide2.html
    • Podcast 411: http://www.podcast411.com
    • Podcast Resources:
    • Website and Feed Podcasts for Teachers: http://www.podcastsforteachers.org