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Podcasting Workshop

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What is a Podcast?

A podcast is a digital media file, or a related collection of such files, which is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added, using an aggregator or feed reader capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom. Definition via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast


Using Podcasts in the Classroom http://educationalvodcasting.com/


The new Bloom's Taxonomy


Who is Podcasting?

Mabry Middle School http://www.mabryonline.org/podcasts/

Cary Academy Science Podcasts http://casp.podbean.com/

Periodic Table of Podcasts

Ed Tech Talk - teacher professional development http://edtechtalk.com/

K-12 Online Podcasts


Add your podcast here!


Creating a Podcast

iTunes http://itunes.ncsu.edu/


Audacity Handout (via Wes Fryer)

GarageBand Video Tutorial



Music Sites to use in Podcasts





Example Music for Workshop



RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.  It is an XML file (which is similar to HTML) for distributing content.  Users can subscribe to your podcast or blog via an RSS feed.  When anything new is published in the web site the RSS feed is updated. Your reader then checks your feeds every few minutes (just like your e-mail) and shows the newest updates.  In otherwords, instead of surfing to your favorite sites to see if anything has changed - the content comes to you!


Creating a Podcast Feed

Feedburner http://www.feedburner.com/

Podbean http://www.podbean.com/

Gcast http://www.gcast.com/




Low-End Set-up

Software: Audacity (Free) or GarageBand (Free on a Mac)

Built-in Microphone -or- Inexpensive USB mic


Logitech Desktop Microphone

Approx. $10-$20

Labtec Stereo Headset

Approx. $10-$20


Medium-End Set-up

Software: Audacity (Free) or GarageBand (Free on a Mac)

External Mic - I prefer to buy USB if I'm recording directly to the computer.


Snowball Mic

Approx $100

Snowflake Mic

Approx $50



High End Set-up

Software: ProTools or Logic Studio (Mac) or Adobe Audition (PC)

Approx $500

External Mic



Mobile Set-up

iPod Nano or Video

Approx $150-$250

MicroMemo Mic

Approx $40-$60


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