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Podcast: A combination of the words "iPod" and "broadcast" and refers to audio files that a listener can subscribe to via the internet. Once the episode is delivered, the subscriber can listen to it on either the computer or an a portable mp3 player (e.g. iPod).
Podcasting: creating a series of audio files and posting them on the internet for listeners to subscribe to and listen to at their convenience.
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One other thing that you will need is a quiet place for
students to record their podcasts. Springfield MS students use a podcasting booth to minimize background noise.
students include music in a podcast or movie that is broadcast on
the internet, you will need to follow copyright laws.
Motion Media: 10% or up to 3 minutes (whichever is less)
Text: 10% or up to 1,000 words (whichever is less)
Music/Lyrics: up to 10% but no more than 30 seconds of an individual work
Be sure that any music your students include in their
podcasts is copyright free or you have purchased the distribution
rights. For more information, see Legal Issues In Creating Your Own Podcast. If you want to use existing materials in a podcast (e.g. music), see the Finding Podsafe Content under Background and Further Resources.
This page provides a variety of links to resources that you can legally
incorporate into your podcasts. Easy to read resources are available
for teachers and students from CyberBee. Teacher Info / Student Information.
How can digital storytelling help your students? The following information is from the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET) web site.
Q: How can technology influence student academic performance?
Answer: Technology improves performance when the application provides opportunities for students to design and implement projects that extend the curriculum content being assessed by a particular standardized test.
Answer: Technology improves student performance when the application directly supports the curriculum objectives being assessed.
Q: How can technology develop higher order thinking and problem solving?
Answer: Technology can enable the development of critical thinking skills when students use technology presentation and communication tools to present, publish, and share results of projects.
Q: How can technology improve student motivation, attitude, and interest in learning?
Answer: Technology improves motivation, attitude, and interest when students use technology applications to produce, demonstrate, and share their work with peers, teachers, and parents.
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