Show Notes and More for my first official podcast!
Being my first, this podcast is very scripted – I hope, in the future, to do interviews and more free-flowing investigations. Here is a short quote from the program:
In my Masterâ€™s Ed-Tech program at Michigan State University we were always askingâ€¦ Did the technology provide learning with a difference or just different learning? I think in this case, the students did not do anything â€˜differentâ€™ than they would normally if they were doing a typical project. They read a paragraph, synthesized it through devising questions and answers, thought critically about WHO might be the best person to answer their questions â€“ none of this work required the technology. However, I feel the students accomplished a lot in three classes and I think the fervor with which they â€˜attackedâ€™ this assignment is due to the use of technology in general and podcasting specifically. Without podcasting technologies, I would not have been able to access the other studentsâ€™ work to share with my grade 6 class so easily. I feel listening to audio from students their own age spurred on my students. Iâ€™m unsure how much the idea of having their own work accessible by others on the net be it parents, relatives or other students, was a motivational factor but this point, did provide a focus or audience for the Cree project beyond just something handed in to the teacher. There is also a potential for sharing opportunities between â€˜worldâ€™ classes like Room 613 or the Jamestown podcast â€“ I was excited about this idea when I first thought up this project but unfortunately, due to the lack of permissions I received, the Grade 6 project, â€œInterviewing the Pastâ€ project wonâ€™t be made public, so I wonâ€™t be able to see what types of sharing can result.
The students were eager to have their pictures scanned and their interviews captured. Ultimately, because of the use of the technology, the students might review the material more often â€“ Iâ€™m sure they will listen and view the video (or at least their section) more than once â€“ Iâ€™m not sure they would do the same with a paper project.
Podcast File – 13 minutes – 13megs – TELpod#1
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Intro/Extro music from “Reason of the Stone Age” Geradorzero with samples from Esquadrao Atari
TELpod#1 Script – http://www.newmediaworkshops.com/telblog/podcast/TELpod1script.pdf
Student Podcast Examples:
Room 208 – http://feeds.feedburner.com/bobsprankle/OnVo
Willowcast â€“ http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/index.html
Jamestown Podcast – http://slapcast.com/users/Jamestown
Room 613 â€“ http://room613talk05.edublogs.org/tag/podcasts/
Applications Used or Proposed:
Cool Edit â€“ Now Audition by Adobe http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/main.html
Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Windows Moviemaker Support Site – http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/Default.aspx
Recommended Podcasts Resources and other links
If youâ€™re only going to listen to one podcast about the educational value of podcasting (and blogging) listen to this interview with Bud Hunt and Bob Sprankle posted at Worldbridges â€“ Hereâ€™s what the site says about the talk (aired â€¦Dec. 5, 2005) â€“
â€œBud Hunt and Bob Sprankle dropped by this Sunday to talk to us about whatâ€™s going on in their classesâ€¦ which is alot. From 9 year old podcasters to high school blogging it was a round trip ticket to the best thatâ€™s going on in K-12 edtechâ€.
You can access the podcast from here: http://worldbridges.com/livewire/?p=102
A sample of the permission form I used (pdf file)
Images on Flickr showing voice recorder, microphone, screen captures, etc.
Sony Recorder Sony ICD-MS515 (now discontinued) â€“
Michigan State Masters of Arts in Education Technology Degree â€“ highly recommended!
I used Listgarden to create the podcasting feed â€“
http://www.softwaregarden.com/products/listgarden/podcasting.html as well as Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TELpod I could not get ourmedia to work at all…ugh.
A good source for all things â€œPodcastâ€
If I start to do a lot of podcasts â€“ I think I may start using castblaster software. Here is an 8 min. screencast on how castblaster works: http://castblaster.com/download/demo/castblasterdemo.html
Subscribe to my Furl bookmarks tagged â€œEducation Podcastâ€ â€“ if you want to keep tabs on the resources Iâ€™ve discovered: http://www.furl.net/members/sl_info/Ed-Podcasts/
This podcast and script falls under creative commons licensing: