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Using Podcasts in the Classroom

Using Podcasts in the Classroom

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Using Podcasts in the Classroom

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What is a podcast A podcast is an audio or video episode that can be listened to or viewed on the web or downloaded to a mobile device. Podcasts can be audio only or combine both audio and video. Video- Podcasting in Plain English http://commoncraft.com/podcasting From CommonCraft.com Getting started 1. Identify a lesson or unit that you want to enhance using podcasts. 2. Search for a podcast that fits your needs, either by searching the web (search for "topic- level-podcast," i.e., "science elementary podcast") or by searching one of the podcast directories or using iTunes. 3. Download it and/or subscribe to it, using iTunes or a podcast aggregator.

Podcast Directories
Podcast Alley- Under "Pick a Podcast Genre" select "Education." http://www.podcastalley.com/ Podcasting News- Education Forum http://podcastingnews.com/forum/link_7.htm Education Podcast Network http://www.epnweb.org/index.php

Podcast Aggregators
Juice (formerly iPodder) http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php Doppler http://www.dopplerradio.net/ iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/

Podcast Information and Articles
7 Things You Should Know about Podcasting http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7003.pdf

com/articles/2006/06/06/news/californian/17_30_266_5_06.edu/eft/home/11whatIsAnEFT. Quite relaxing to hear.Audio and video interviews with authors of popular children's books.htm Say it Again: Improving Student Learning Through Podcasting.shtml Podcasting Videos http://www.html Electronic Field Trips http://www. British accent.name/workshops/adventuresnpodcastingpresentation/ Learning in Hand.Very short retellings of classic Aesop's Fables.com/education/resources/podcastingvideos/ How to Podcast Tutorial (Audacity) http://www.com/ Aesop's Fables. so students can go right to it instead of searching for it? Check out the Link Maker.bsu.Pods and Blogs in 5th grade http://www.infotoday.htm Download old episodes at this site or through iTunes.com/index.txt Why podcast? http://www. or the idea of writing a story with a moral.shawnwheeler.classic tales told outloud with a little bit of history or commentary before the narrative.com/ Middle School Storynory. .a presentation explaining why podcasting is beneficial for students and how to get it done.com/itunes/linkmaker Language Arts Elementary Reading Rockets 'Meet the Author'.org/lessons/lesson_view. Lesson Plan for using Old Time Podcasts http://www.Click on the "Educational" link for Greek Myths. such as Lois Lowry and Chris Van Allsburg.readwritethink.readingrockets. or on how to do a concise summary of a story.com/cilmag/apr06/Eash.Podcasting Directions http://learninginhand.nctimes.com/podcasting/index. http://apple. http://www.org/podcasts/authors Subscribe at iTunes Storynory. Would be a great introduction to Aesop's Fables.apple. http://www. http://storynory.asp?id=901 iTunes Podcast Link Maker Found a great podcast and want to link to it.how-to-podcast-tutorial. http://storynory.

so students can read along. These are long podcasts. http://classicpoetryaloud.podomatic. Also would work for remedial middle school students. You can't help but laugh. and would be a great model for a math podcast to have your students create. http://maestroamparo.com/Catalog/Literature/World-Classics/Aesops-FablesPodcast/23064 Subscribe at iTunes High School Princeton Review Vocabulary Minute. like "reading your mind" using math. these are classic poems read out loud. possibly the Netherlands. Subscribe at iTunes.com/index.a one minute song that introduces 4 new words.nebo. http://www. They seem to be on target.podomatic.com/ Subscribe at iTunes Middle School MathTrain. http://mathtrain. running 20 or more minutes.short audio podcasts with math puzzles. Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast.Short videos that appear to be shot by middle school students.tv/podcast/ Subscribe at iTunes Math Guy Podcast.A high school teacher turned a Justin Timberlake song into a song about vocabulary. http://www. but another way to get the information to students. http://heatherchad.As advertised.com/entry/2007-10-03T18_45_14-07_00 Classic Poetry Aloud.xml Subscribe at iTunes High School Dan's MathCast.Classics read aloud.edu/curriculum/resources/math_site/pages/podcast/podcast2.miettecast. A little dry. Oddly engaging.php I'm Bringin Vocab Back. Definitely more for high school audiences.learnoutloud.podomatic. showing how to solve common math problems. usually tied to a thought by the reader.com/ Math Elementary Learn Basic Math.a weekly summary of the word of the day.short videos about working with fractions and decimals.) but is easy to udnerstand. and very high level.com/ Podictionary.try one before listing . http://weekly. Reader has a European accent (I can't identify where. Not the most exciting videos. Would be a great model for a podcast students could create.http://www.podictionary. Sometimes the site has the text as well.

usgs.(need to scan through for quality) http://www. showing science at work in the real world.feedburner.com/ AP Biology Songs.com/podcast/ High School Plugged TV .dolphincommunicationproject. http://www. under 2 minute blurbs about science in the news.nsf.dansmath.astronomycast.A professor and her sidekick discuss matters of the universe. http://www.gov/podcasts/corefacts/ Bytesize Science.usgs.all about dolphins.html Science Elementary The Dolphin Podcast.peevyhouse. http://www.pluggd.com/pages/podpage.com/videos/allvideos/ Middle School USGS CoreCast. Could work with 4th and 5th grade as well. http://www. http://feeds.From the National Science Foundation. High school level concepts. Highly entertaining! http://www.USGS podcast about geology in the news. others are a little more complex.Created by a very dedicated HS biology teacher.com/ and click on the AP Podcast link Subscribe at iTunes OMSI Science Podcast .com Starry Night Podcast and Videocasts. Some are young student-friendly. http://feeds.One minute answers to science (mostly geology) questions.com/SpacecomUniversalSpacePodcast Discovery Files. A great way to show the relevance of geology and begin a discussion.feedburner.2-3 minute attention grabbing science updates. It says it's for younger students.gov/corecast/ USGS CoreFacts.php? option=com_content&task=category§ionid=7&id=48&Itemid=286 Science Friday Video Podcast.gov/news/mmg/ Scientific American 60 Second Science http://www.Short videos on a range of science topics.com/BytesizeScience Space.sciencefriday.tv/video/search/science AstronomyCast. but it is probably best for 5th grade and up.org/index. http://www. http://www.http://www.shows what's in the sky right now.sciam.

intelligenic. http://www.5-7 minute podcasts about California State Parks.omsi.PBS.ABC. Floyd. Probably good for storytelling examples. High School Political Podcasts iTunes. Be sure to get the audio podcast instead of the video podcast. whi then might want to make their own. A modern version of the old radio broadcasts. http://www. http://www.Quick hints about a location. and sights within them. Where in the World? Kids from all over have created a series of hints about their hometown.php? id=510009&uid=08e8e29288047630436dfe52dcf25f25 Also available at iTunes.npr. which is only 30 second ads for the episodes.org/cspf_podcast.gov/archive/yell/insideyellowstone/podcasts/index. Middle School PRI GeoQuiz.Presidential Candidate Profiles.org/rss/podcast. and you get a postcard or e-mail.Charles Gibson interviews the presidential candidates. http://www. Other The Radio Adventures of Dr.3-10 minute (occasionally longer) snippets of information about significant experiences or events in American history.htm Subscribe at iTunes Yellowstone InDepth. tied to news.http://www.edu/podcast/ Social Studies Elementary Inside Yellowstone http://www.I don't know how to categorize this onevaried topics and very busy.A closer look at the park.Students present snippets about facets of the early Chinese Dynasty. Will appeal to younger bright kids. It's roughly done. The American Experience iTunes. .gov/archive/yell/yellowstoneindepth/index.nps.calparks.com/where/ Ancient China Comes to the 21st Century Available at iTunes.xml Subscribe at iTunes or at site above.htm Subscribe at iTunes California State Parks Podcast.nps. Figure it out. but oddly engaging.

libsyn. They are probably best for upper elementary to early middle school.com/user/GroveFM/podcast/main?nr=1&&s=34295935 Build a Podcast.php/Show/audio/5222 Children's Book Radio. http://www.org/Podcasts/ Student Created Podcasts Grove Elementary Podcast.doctorfloyd.T.htm Download old episodes at this site or through iTunes.0 http://thecleversheep.cyberears.com/index.A podcast about children's books.Podcast from Intercultural Development Research Association.theteachingexperience.:T. Some are related to science.there are tons of podcasts aimed at teaching a foreign langauge. during the first few minutes on the morning. Why not run one of these when you have a few spare minutes during the day? After lunch while they cool down.com/ Electronic Field Trips http://www.Click here to go to a page about building your own podcast. others to social studies.edu/eft/home/11whatIsAnEFT. http://childrensbookradio.idra.bsu. Professional Development Tenacious Teacher http://tenaciousteacher.This school uses podcasts as a form of home-school communication.speedofcreativity.Assistive Technology: Tools in Public Schools. http://www.com/ Teacher 2.... focused on teaching strategies. .com/ SMARTBoard Lessons Podcast http://pdtogo.P.gcast. often related to ELL students.A podcast from a speech and langauge specialist with ideas on ways to help students with communication difficulties.org/2005/12/13/great-k-12-podcast-examples/ Learn a foreign language. Great K-12 Podcasts Examples http://www. http://www.eslteachertalk.I.com/ ESL TeacherTalk.ESL teachers discuss strategies and tips. http://www.http://www.S.com/smart/ A.com/ Classnotes Podcast.

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