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Why Podcast? Here are 10 GREAT reasons to give your students, team teachers and principal.
Podcasting Basics- New to podcasting? This articles explains the basics.
Podcasting Reminders- Post this on your podcasting bulletin board and pass out to students to use while recording.
Podcasting Sequence Words- This list will help prevent the dreaded 'list' of activities from the day and help students turn it into more of a narrative.
Podcast Press Clip Art- Here are some images I used for my Podcast Press bulletin board. I left it in powerpoint format so you can play with the size.
Tool Factory Podcasting Grant- Enter to win all the hardware and software needed to podcast with your students. Deadlines occur three times a year, so there are many chances to win.
Podcasting with Garage Band- Even I don't know how to do this-it's a goal for next fall.
Peer Evaluation- Ask students to listen to each other's podcasts and evaluate the product.
Podcasting Rubric- Sample rubric for how to grade podcasts.
Huge list of How-To videos and articles regarding podcasts by Gary Stager.
Everything you would ever want to know, ever, about podcasting.
Upload your students' podcasts on The Education Podcast Network!
So all this information is great, but is it really practical? Check out this article about how our favorite Brent Coley actually uses podcasting in his classroom.
Listen to podcasts done by my past students here.
Build a recording studio! Find a small area-I used a closet-and put a mirror on the wall. Find a small table or desk to put against the wall and perhaps a music stand to hold scripts. For an added bonus, put a red light outside of the area for students to turn on while they are recording-this lets other students to be very quiet in their activities.
This is my recording studio from this past year-I had the Reminder Signs II (above) on the wall in frames as well (not pictured). I stored scripts, our iPod/recording equipment, blank cds and others supplies in the baskets. The table was found for free on Craigslist-the middle shelf was a pull-out keyboard that I used an electric drill to lower until it was shelf height.
Podcasts aren't just for students' creation! You can make them as well. Read this article about the value in creating podcasts of your daily instruction and making them available for students to access later at home.