Podcasting for Social Studies

Podcasting Resources from ARIN IU 28's Academy: (shared by Rick Auvil)
Integrated Academics
Integrated Academics - Podcasting section
Rick's Delicious Account for Podcasting

Sites to be mentioned:
Apple learning exchange
http://edcommunity.apple.com/
http://www.podbean.com/podcasts
http://cffsocialstudies.wikispaces.com/podcasts
www.roadjunkie.com
web.mit.edu/podcasts
podcasts.com

Itunes store
Learn more ipods-
http://ccsdprofdev. wikispaces.com/iPod+in+the+ Classroom.


Podcasting Definition:
The term podcasting is a combination of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’ and describes type of syndicated digital audio that results in automatically downloadable files which are playable in portable media devices, such as (but not limited to) the iPod. Australian universities have been making lectures available as streaming audio for some years now, but with learners anchored to a computer in order to listen. Podcasting has allowed students to take lectures and other audio wherever they go, but this model still relies on the top-down structure of lectures as academic content for student’s to consume. However, in the University of Western Australia’s Communication Studies honours course ‘iGeneration: Digital Communication and Participatory Culture’ the tables have been turned somewhat and now students are making podcasts, too. For their major assignments, students were asked to create an innovative audio podcast which engaged with the notion of participatory culture and the results ranged from a ‘pod play’ in the style 1930s RKO radio theatre to an alternative commentary for a Simpsons episode focusing on consumer culture and intertextuality. These podcasts are also cultural output themselves – they will remain downloadable indefinitely, allowing students to use them in future online portfolios and also providing a resource (or entertainment) for others. Moreover, the same system which supports lectures in streaming and podcast form, the iLecture system, also facilitates the students’ podcasts, in effect allowing them to take a turn at using the digital podium. With students podcasting, teaching and learning is clearly a two-way street.
Podcasting 101
For PC platform use audacity.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

See steps in the link below:
Now, from start to finish it will take approximately 10-20 minutes to record, produce and upload each podcast. Everything we have done is using free software from the Internet. It is vital to remember that if you use any music in your podcast that it should be "free" or public domain music available from free podcasting websites.

Now, from start to finish it will take approximately 10-20 minutes to record, produce and upload each podcast. Everything we have done is using free software from the Internet. It is vital to remember that if you use any music in your podcast that it should be "free" or public domain music available from free podcasting websites.
In general a great blog for teaching and integration of technology:
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/

For more specific information within the blog about podcasting:
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2005/12/podcasting-synthesize-and-summarize.html

http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Simple steps to podcasting

1- Prepare your microphone


A- You need a microphone ($10 at Walmart)

B - You need to plug it into the computer.

C - Make sure that the microphone speakers are not set to mute

2 - Install the software


A - We use audacity - -download and install it for free

B - Download and install

3 - Install MP drivers


A - If you are using a windows computer -- you need the LAME driver to export to MP3 format

B - Just click on any of the LAME-3.91-1 hyperlinks and download it.

C - When you unzip it extract it to the folder where you installed Audacity (Program Files --> Audacity)

4 - Open Audacity and make sure it is set up properly


A - Go to Edit --> Preferences

B - Click on the File Format Tab

C - Under MP3 Export Format click Find Library

D - Go to your folder where you put the LAME drivers (Program Files --> Audacity) -- step 3c above

E - Click OPEN

5 - Write your script


6 - You are ready to record --


A - Click the record button (red one) to record

B - Edit the file (use an audacity tutorial)

C - make sure the project rate at the bottom of the screen is set to 44100

7 - When you're done, export to MP3


A - Go to File --> Export as MP3

B - Save it somewhere where you can find it.

8 - Find a place for it on the Net


A - I recommend setting up an account at archive.org for your podcast.

B - Once you set up the account download the CCPublisher tool.

C - Follow the instructions to upload a file.

9 - Hyperlink to your file after you see that it has been uploaded.



external image msword.png Vocabulary_Podcast_Script.doc

external image msword.png Voc_podcast_rubric.doc



More Podcasting Tools & Tips

Information from the Middle School Academy Podcasting Workshop presented On October 28, 2008 at ARIN I.U. 28!

Link To Rick Auvil's Podcasting Tools & Tips at Integrated Academics Wiki
Rick's Podcasting Workshop Bookmarks at Delicious.com