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For those that listen to podcasts, you know how valuable and convenient they can be in consuming content.

Whether it's staying up on the latest marketing trends, tips for managing your finances or simply to provide entertainment value, podcasts deliver. Podcasting can be a valuable tool in building loyal fans and generating leads when used as part of a larger inbound marketing strategy. Maybe you recognize this and have wanted to start one for your company but didn’t know where to begin. Like anything else, our recommendation is to start small and grow into the platform. You could spend weeks and hundreds of dollars on equipment trying to get it perfect, but it's more important to just get started and improve as you go.

With that in mind, here are 5 steps to creating a podcast using your iPad, iTunes and a web browser. Step 1: Record your audio on your iPad I recommend using the GarageBand App for your iPad. Step 2: Share your final audio file to iTunes Step 3: Tagging your MP3 file. Podcasting Tutorial - Video 2: My Top 10 Recording Tips. How To Plan Your Podcast. Planning topics to discuss, possible guest interviews, and your show's length in advance will go a long way when producing a professional sounding podcast.

How To Plan Your Podcast

At teacher training workshops, the question always comes up, “What grade can you begin to teach students how to produce their own digital media?”

Of course, this is a loaded question as there are several different types of media, each with its own set of learning curves. But, in general, I default to fourth grade as my response. This past Spring, my perception shifted. Monina Salazar, a 3rd Grade teacher at Live Oak Elementary School in San Ramon has raised the stakes and lowered what I thought was the age requirement for students to produce rich audio podcasts. iTunes Site Manager: Sign In. It’s official!

Our new educational podcast, “Classroom Questions”, is live on iTunes. Mobile Learning: Why Tech Savvy Educators Are Turning to Podcasts - As our world becomes more connected, podcasts are becoming the driving force behind a shift in the way we learn.

Mobile Learning: Why Tech Savvy Educators Are Turning to Podcasts -

Technological advances are allowing educators to interact with their students with more engaging content than ever before. The best part is that these changes not only increase learning rate, retention, and recall, but are reaching millions of new students every year. This is mobile learning. Infographic licensing What is mobile learning? Mobile learning, or mLearning, is a multifaceted learning experience that utilizes social interactions through mobile devices. Mobile learning incorporates mobile technology into the learning process for the benefit of the student. So, why is mobile learning important? Mobile technology, in the form of cell phones and tablets, is the fastest spreading technology in human history.

While mobile technology is helping some educators reach around the globe, it’s helping others better engage with the students in their classrooms. The podcast solution. This summer the HPU Tech Blog will be featuring blog posts from professors at High Point University who are actively using technology tools in the classroom.

This is the first in the series, written by Matthew Schneider. Matthew Schneider is a Professor of English and Associate Dean at the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences. Podcast Power: Listening Skills & Curriculum, part 2. By Delia DeCourcy In my first post on the power of podcasts, I talked about their place in the ELA classroom.

Podcast Power: Listening Skills & Curriculum, part 2

Not only do they meet important standards, but they develop crucial listening skills. By Delia DeCourcy During the twelve hour drive from Michigan to North Carolina and back over the holidays, I listened to a lot of podcasts.

I admit it: I’m a podcast addict. Any time I have to drive for an hour or longer, I listen to a podcast–This American Life, The Moth, Ted Talks Radio Hour, Radio Lab, Snap Judgment… All that listening and driving got me thinking about using podcasts in the classroom and why it’s a relevant medium. Connection to Standards The Common Core Standards prioritize speaking and listening skills in a fairly rigorous way. UTB Show: Podcasting and using Technology to transform your classroom. How to use Podcasts in the classroom. It didn’t take long for Michael Godsey, an English teacher at Morro Bay High School in California, to realize that his decision to use a public radio podcast in the classroom was a wise one.

It wasn’t any old podcast he was introducing to his classes. It was “Serial,” the murder-mystery phenomenon produced by reporter Sarah Koenig of “This American Life,” which already was transfixing a wide swath of the adult population. “Even if they weren’t into it, I told them it was the most popular podcast of all time, and that was interesting,” Godsey says. He needn’t have worried. The podcast seized his five classrooms of 10th- and 11th-graders. Godsey is one of a growing number of educators who are using podcasts like “Serial” to motivate their classrooms and address education requirements set by the Common Core state standards. 10 Podcasting Projects Teachers Should Try in The Classroom.

If orange is the new black, podcasting is the new oral report.

10 Podcasting Projects Teachers Should Try in The Classroom

And now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools. Here are 10 ideas to try in your classroom today. Current Events Newscasts: Practice nonfiction reading skills by having your students do weekly or monthly podcasts on an interesting current event. Reading Radio: Have your students make short radio broadcasts summarizing the books they are reading.