Podcasting in the Classroom

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  • Using three simple ingredients-a microphone, audio software, and server space-anyone can publish lectures, readings, and performances on the Internet. So what's stopping teachers from incorporating such an exciting new technology into the classroom? This program helps educators realize the power of podcasting and put it into action. Viewers will learn how podcasts can disseminate class lectures, additional lecture notes, and study guides while opening up alternative teaching perspectives, bridging the gap with disabled learners, and building media literacy. Also included are resources for searching and finding existing podcasts, such as public radio directories and websites that serve as podcast archives.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
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  • Value of Podcasts in Teaching (1:56) -- How Do Podcasts Work? (2:15) -- Podcasts and Learning (2:20) -- Podcasts and Class Lectures (3:14) -- Podcasts for Additional Notes (2:38) -- Students and Alternative Perspectives (2:20) -- Podcasts for Study Guides (1:34) -- Podcasts for Online Classes (1:35) -- Podcasts and Disabled Students (1:35) -- Podcasts for Assignments (0:58) -- Podcasts for Knowledge Sharing/Multimedia Journals (2:18)
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