Posted by dmantz7 on July 12, 2009
Podcast as defined on “Podhead” – PODCAST: The word podcast was originally constructed by the words “iPod” and “boradcast”. Later, the expression POD was redefined to mean “Personal On Demand”, so that podcasting came to mean “Personal On Demand CASTING” or “Personal transmitions available for download”. So, a podcast is a series of related shows available on the internet, that can be played back on an MP3 player. Besides a number of episodes a podcast consists of an RSS feed, that describes the podcasts and its individual episodes.
The embedded video is my recorded Podstock 2009 presentation with Brian Richter of USD #376 in Sterling, Kansas. Brian addresses his use of podcasting as a replacement for written reports and student collaboration/sharing of projects via Moodle.
Apple’s Garageband on a Mac Book or Mac Book Pro.
Audacity cross platform sound recorder
Vocaroo Audio recording using a flash application that is web based. Very basic ability to record audio and then have option to embed or e-mail.
GeograffittiRecord a audio via your cell phone and have it geographical map your location of broadcast.
Free cell phone podcasting with drop.io
Podstock Roaving Reporter Assignment:
646-402-5683 x 51065
Podstock Podcast Project questions:
1. What are some of your favorite podcasting websites?
2. Where can I listen to podcasts other teachers have done so I can get ideas?
3. Do you prefer virtual or FTF conferences? Why?
4. What will be the first idea, site, or tool that you will share with your colleagues when you return to school/office?
5. When 2 web 2.0 tools can serve the same purpose, how do you choose which one to use?
6. How does student podcasting compare to “real world” podcasting?
7. What is your strategy for managing information and minimizing info overload?
8. What books would you suggest to others to further their understanding of education or technology?
9. What strategies do you use when selecting sessions at a conference?
10. What are your favorite topics to turn into a podcast?
Tony Vincent’s Podcasting Booklet Podcasting_Booklet.pdf
Podcasting Rubric TnC Podcast Rubric.pdf
Pre-service student PSA podcasts These are pre-service podcasts created based on public service announcements based on educational issues.
Interviews with students about technology and their projects.Mantz’s Mission podcasts
Podcasting and Education – January 2008 article from Campus Technology magazine
The Following items are cell phone podcasts created by participants of the Podstock 2009 presentation. Please keep in mind that these audio clips are embeded (new feature) without any editing. The reason for not editing is to show you the quality of the audio straight from drop.io
In closing, I do believe in using drop.io. They are continuing to add many new features that can play a key role in education. If you do try out drop.io, please leave a comment on this blog entry about your thoughts positive/negative. I would really like to hear what your thoughts are for uses of this web tool for educators.