Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Do you Podcast?

Have you ever tried Podcasting with your students? Take a look at how a group of  first grade students explain how to make and use Podcasts!

Would love to know if you have done Podcasting in your classroom, if so, share a few details for us. What were the Podcasts about? What program did you use? Can you share a link to it for us to hear and enjoy?


Lori said...

Summer school this year my partner and I taught a reader's theater class. We decided to change it up a bit and act it out as old time radio shows instead of stage shows. We used Garage Band to record our scripts and add sound effects to spice it up! Here's a link to our ending projects. Kids were divided into different groups so you will notice different levels of learning going on.[fulltext]=mrs+l+reynolds

Kristi said...

Cute video! What specific resources are you using to podcast with the students in your classroom (podcast site, etc.)?

Georgeanne said...

You have such adorable kids. I can't wait to try this with my second graders.

Cindy said...

Yikes! Georgeanne...I DO have adorable Kindergartners, but these are not my kids! ;-) In the past, I have used VoiceThread and on my Kindergarten Tales blog we use Odiogo. It reads the blog post to the kids. I am looking for folks who currently use Podcasts in the classroom. ;-)

Mrs.M said...

We LOVE to podcast! In the past, I've had students podcast about animals. We did voice threads on their animal research. One year for Kansas Day, groups did a podcast about a state symbol. Good stuff! I've used Garage Band, but will try podomatic this year!

Rachael said...

I love this! I'm a special ed teacher from Australia - this would provide the perfect medium for the kids to orally respond to many things - thank you for the inspiration! Great blog!!

Pat's Paper Passion said...

Yes we podcast but not as much as I'd like. 4th Grade Podcasts

My problem for this following year is that apple is not going to support iweb and that's where I have posted podcasts. I'm not sure my school's website will give me permission to link to class podcasts.


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Jennifer Gibson said...

My 3rd graders created podcasts last year and I plan to expand into video podcasts next year.

We podcasted our monthly newsletter, a teacher appreciation podcast, and our own limerick creations.

I would like to have some of my stronger learners create study guide podcasts for the class. I would also like to do more reading of independent writing.

We used Audacity. It was all pretty easy. My tech guys helped me link it all to my website.

My biggest hurdle is that I have to have a signed permission slip and I do have parents who don't want their child to participate. Once I told them that they would not identify themselves, I got 26/28 yes slips. I am afraid if I move to some video podcasts, I won't be able to get as many yes's...

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Cindy said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for responding. I was going to suggest Audacity. See Jennifer's comment. She uses it and finds it simple to use.

Cindy said...

Hi Jennifer,
I had similar issues with signed permission slips. Funny thing happened....Once we started posting on the blog, (still photos and videos) the parents that originally said "NO" were calling and emailing me to change their minds. I've been blogging with my class since '07 and with 2 classes of Kindergartners per year, I've had fewer than 10 kids all together that have remained at "NO". My permission slip has 2 parts, one for using the child's image (face) and the other allows us to post their work. Sometimes I will get a split decision and can post the work. That helps because AMAZINGLY the kids know who's work is shown, even without a name on it.
I am looking to podcast this year. Also to do work with a GREEN SCREEN!
Thanks for sharing your experiences and resource.

Marisol Perez said...

I have done a bit of podcasting in my classroom. I ussually use Garageband to record and edit i will post a bit more on the subject on my blog later on tonight