Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Teacher Tidbits: Podcasts

Today's Topic:  Podcasts

What is a podcast?  And how could we use them in education?

Well, here is the definition:

A multimedia digital file made available on the Internet for downloading to a portable media player, computer, etc

The following video (not tremendous) gives a brief breakdown of what a podcast is, and how you can do one.

Probably the most popular program used for podcasting is Audacity:  Which is a free, open source software program.

This is one thing I wish I would have done more of as a classroom teacher, it's not that difficult, and a great way to connect with students and parents.

I have heard of teacher putting their lectures online in a podcast format, so that their students can listen to them anytime and/or anywhere.

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