Activity Types: Podcasts

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What are Podcasts?

Podcasts are digital recordings of audio or video data, similar to “Books On Tape,” delivered directly to your computer or MP3 player via download from the Internet. iTools is the tool of choice to help download and listen to Podcasts, but creating them requires an audio recorder. Both MAC and PC computers come with free tools for this. The free software, Audacity, may also help with editing and converting sound files for this purpose.

The following links provide more information on the use of podcasting in the classroom, complete with tutorials for how to create a podcast:

K-12 Handhelds Podcasting

Learning in Hand Podcasts

Here are some sample podcasts:

Coulee Kids' Podcasts from Longview Middle School

Great K-12 Podcast Examples

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Brock University
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Jenny Burson, EdD
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Education Department, Curriculum and Instruction
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