Podcasting for The Mac


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Welcome and Introductions

Welcome Activity (Including Live Demo)

Introduction to The Read/Write Web

The Read-Only Web
The Read/Write Web
The Benefits
The Concerns
See also Two-Way Teaching from the k12onlineconference.

Introduction to Podcasting

What is a podcast?
How to search for and subscribe to a podcast with iTunes
Search using Educational Podcasting Network, Yahoo Podcasts, Podcast Alley or Podomatic
Other methods of searching for and subscribing to podcasts (Other podcast clients, or podcatchers)

Preparing to Podcast

Choose a theme
Choose participants
Planning, outlining, and scripting
Practice
Podcasting Tips (from Podomatic)
Publish a Podcast (from Yahoo)

Creating a Podcast (with GarageBand)

Getting Started with GarageBand*
Working with Tracks*
Working with Real Instruments and Software Instruments*
Working with Podcasts
Using Apple Loops*
Editing and Arranging*
Mixing*

Garage Band Keyboard Shortcuts

*These links go into the detail necessary to use Garageband for music composition. During the workshop these segments are simplified to focus on podcasting.

Posting to Podomatic

Register at Podomatic (Create a podcast)
Select a template for your podcast
Post your first episode
Your podcast page
Manage your podcast
Post an Episode (for future episodes)
Statistics
Preferences
Your Media
Podcasting Tips
Be sure you can log back in!

Practice Podcasting

Interview a partner
Record, edit, export, and post a podcast of the interview

Sharing your Podcast

Submit your podcast to iTunes
Subscribe to each others' podcasts
Congratulations podcasters!

Reflection and Evaluation

Reflection Activity
Online Evaluation



Podcasting Links


Podcasting

Podcast in the Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

iTunes

Download iTunes (FREE) - http://www.apple.com/itunes/
iTunes tutorials - http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/itunes/
Podcasts overview - http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
How to subscribe - http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/itunes/it5-1.html
How to bookmark - http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/itunes/it5-2.html

GarageBand

Purchase GarageBand 3 - http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
Take a Tour of GarageBand 3 - http://www.apple.com/ilife/quicktour/garageband/
GarageBand Support - http://www.apple.com/support/garageband/

Podomatic

Register with Podomatic (FREE) - http://www.podomatic.com/user/register
Frequently asked questions - http://www.podomatic.com/faq
Podcasting tips - http://www.podomatic.com/podcast/tips

Example Podcasts in Education

Room 208 Podcast - http://bobsprankle.blogspot.com
Andersen Elementary Podcast - http://adonnell.podomatic.com/
Mabry Middle School Podcast - http://mabryonline.org/podcasts/
Thurston Middle School Podcast (in Laguna Beach) - http://www.lagunabeachschools.org/TMS/tms/Podcast/Podcast.html
Mr. Shen's Podcast (at Laguna Beach High School) - http://shensei.podomatic.com/
Ed Tech Talk - http://edtechtalk.com
Podcast For Teachers - http://www.podcastforteachers.org

See the education categories in iTunes and in the following services for more educational podcasts:
Educational Podcasting Network, Yahoo Podcasts, Podcast Alley or Podomatic

Resources for Additional Music and Sound Effects

Partners in Rhyme
Freeplay Music
Podsafe Music
Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA)
Freeloops