Podcasting


Definition:

  1. TiVo for the iPod/iPhone/iPad (or other device)
  2. "A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word replaced webcast in common use with the success of the iPod and its role in the rising popularity and innovation of web feeds." Wikipedia
  3. Or, check out this In Plain English video on Podcasting

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Student Use:

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More Ideas:

  • Audio Diary of a historical figure with accompanying images and maps
  • 60 Second Biographies - Who was this person? How did they enrich their/our world?
  • 60 Second Science - Explain a concept and it's relevance to student's world/interest
  • On This Day in History:
    • Students report on significant events in history - What was the event? How did it take shape? Who was involved (primary, secondary. tertiary)? What was the outcome? In what way(s) has it, or does it continue to influence our world today?
    • Students report "current events" from 5-10-20 years in the future: What are the day's top stories? How did they influence/shape our world? What impacts are we feeling "today" as a result of those events
  • Family History - Who was this person? What stories do they have to share? What lessons about life?
  • Language Development


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Related Resources:

Balancedtech's Favorite Links on Podcasting from Diigo