Afterschool Lesson Plan - Creating Podcasts Creating Podcasts This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Living and Working with Technology Description: Who knows how many future reporters and newscasters you might inspire! In fact, don't be surprised if you have students in your class who are already podcasting and can help with the project. Learning Goals: Research and write about current events Develop real-life, job-related skills Improving literacy skills Learn to work collaboratively in small groups Use current technology software to create a podcast Materials: Computer with Internet connection, projector, audio player, speakers, and large screen display or interactive whiteboard to display digital pictures (instructor) Software for recording your podcasts on at least one computer downloaded free from Microphone for audio recording An podcast network such as Education Podcast Network, which is devoted to podcasting in education. Preparation:
What is Podcasting? What is Podcasting? What is Podcasting Podcasting is quickly becoming a buzz word among the techie crowd. So what is podcasting, anyway? Listeners can retain audio archives to listen to at their leisure. Podcasting can be used for: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Podcasting is the syndication of audio files using RSS. The audio file that makes the feed a podcast rather than a standard RSS feed is contained in the 'enclosure' tag. Although the "enclosure" tag is not new to RSS feeds and has been included in the RSS v2.0 specification for about four years, podcasting has only really been around since August of 2004. Webmasters are finding creative ways to provide media-rich content. Podcasting Resources - Podcasting Tools - Podcast Alley - PodcastBunker - Podcasting News - It will be interesting to see how this publishing medium develops.
Twiddla - free online team whiteboarding and collaborating Twiddla is a free service that lets you hold online meetings. There is no setup or signup to use it. You can mark up websites, graphics and photos or use a blank virtual whiteboard. It's great for virtual meetings, conference calls, help sessions, study sessions, etc. for teachers, schools and students. There are paid versions with more features. Here are some screenshots of it in action.
7 Tips for Launching a Successful Podcast Brian Casel is a web designer and co-host of Freelance Jam, the live web show for independent professionals who build the web. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam. Podcasts are among the oldest types of syndicated content on the web. In this article, I'll to walk you through the steps necessary to ensure your video podcast gets off to a great start. 1. Before you hit record, it's a good idea to give serious thought to why you're starting this podcast in the first place. A good starting point is to figure out which topic you can talk about naturally and endlessly. Now, search iTunes for other podcasts in your niche. 2. Now that you've chosen your topic, it's time to start crafting your podcast. Pick something that is both memorable and speaks to your topic/audience. Next, you'll need a logo. 3. Will this be an audio or video podcast? Now we need to structure the show. Finally, you need to choose your show length. 4. It's a good idea to keep a running list of show topics. 5. 6. 7.
Creating a Persuasive Podcast ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice This lesson is intended to expand upon students' basic persuasive speaking and research skills. back to top Persuasion Map: As students plan out their persuasive podcasts, they can use this online, interactive tool to map out their opinions and arguments.Podcasting in Plain English video: This video explains the concept of podcasting and how podcasts are generally produced and accessed by others. Zwiers, J. (2004).
Teaching With Glogster: Using Virtual Posters in the Classroom Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Musical Prompt: Postcards From the Concert Students won't miss a beat in this musical lesson that combines listening with personal response on a postcard. Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media Using different writing/drawing materials (e.g., markers, color pencils, pastels, etc.), students learn how to communicate different moods and/or feelings to support their written ideas and how authors do the same through their work. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Learning Clubs: Motivating Middle School Readers and Writers Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on texts—including websites, printed material, video, and music—to investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Exploring Consumerism Where Ads and Art Intersect Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Three Creative Podcasts for Your Next Critical Thinking Lesson - Reasoning Mind While a murder case on the internet radio might sound like the last thing a teacher would use to support the implementation of Common Core in a high school classroom, the widely popular podcast “Serial” has instead served to foster critical thinking skills and engagement in the classroom for Michael Godsey’s students. Teachers can even buy the lesson plans he created at Teachers Pay Teachers. Here are 3 other podcasts that can spur engagement and analytical thinking in your classroom: For the Science Teacher: “Invisibilia- How to Become Batman” The story of Daniel Kish is amazing, but he thinks it shouldn’t be. Daniel is blind, yet he hikes, bikes, and teachers other blind people how to “see” through a behavioral process called echolocation, most commonly found among bats. For the Computer Teacher: “Criminal- Episode 2 : Pants on Fire” For the Language Arts Teacher: “The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen” Post by Charlie Deese, Implementation Coordinator
Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Podcasts for Learning | Edutopia We are currently experiencing a renaissance of audio-only content not seen since the dawn of radio. Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, we can bring amazing shows to our ears anywhere, anytime -- and resourceful educators are finding ways to use these podcasts in the classroom to engage their students. Below is a small selection of my favorites. As with all materials, please preview anything you plan to share with students -- these were produced for a general audience and may contain adult-oriented language or content. But I believe there is rich fodder for powerful learning experiences to be found here. Video Playlist: Podcasts for the Classroom Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. RadioLab (10:22) Definitely one of my very favorite listening experiences, RadioLab defies categorization as hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich take on questions of science, philosophy, and human nature with endlessly curious beginner's minds.
Podcast Rubric University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Follow us on Facebook. This rubric may be used for self-assessment and peer feedback. University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Readings on Authentic Assessment Examples of Other Rubrics Rubric for Podcasts by Ann Bell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. © COPYRIGHT 2007 Ann Bell, Instructor and Course Developer Digital Media and Visual Literacy Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2011