Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What has been around for over 10 years and people are now just realizing the massive impact?


Podcasting!

What is a podcast?
A podcast is an audio file you can listen to online or download to your device and listen at another time.

Why have kids podcast?
1. Super easy!
2. A great way for a student to check their fluency and re-record parts they are not happy with.
3. Share with the world! Parents and peers can hear what was recorded at anytime.
4. A super modern way to publish your work.

Getting Started
audioBoom for Education
Schools and universities around the world are embracing audioBoom as the easiest, most effective way to give teachers and students a voice. Audio enriches the curriculum, engages the learner, and creates conversations that build community. Take a look at some amazing ways that audioBoom is reinventing the classroom experience.

There are just three steps to publishing work on audioBoom. Most every audio recording is instantly available for the world to listen to. It might be a good idea to have a discussion centered on digital footprints and how to be a good digital citizen before you begin.

Step 1:
Sign up.  Make sure to pick a username that is recognizable to the public.
Examples:
Classroom Cardinals - not sure who those people might be. Is this the class my son is in?
MrDavitt or MrDavittsClassroom - much easier to see who this page belongs to. It appears you are not able to use special characters or spaces in your username.

Step 2:
Down the app. or visit AudioBoom
Sign in and start recording!
Once the recording is upload anyone anywhere can listen.
The student will need to add a title and description to the clip before it will be published.
Note: if your students are under 13 they can't sign up for their own account. What other Lindbergh teachers have done is just login with the teacher account to record and post.

Step 3:
Take the address of your site (example: https://audioboom.com/MrDavittsClassroom) and publish that on your teacher webpage and social media sites. The new audio clips will be posted under the Activity and/or Post tab.


Resources
5th Grade Students - personal narratives
4th Grade Students - personal narratives

Audioboo for Education: Let's get started! - this page has two screencasts explaining how to use the site.
Student samples on the Audioboo website.
Give students a voice by Audioboo - a blogpost explaining how the site works.

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