• Podcasting for Instructional Use

  • Podcasting is a popular way to share information using audio and images. You might subscribe to a popular podcast through iTunes, and they are easy to create. 


DMIT Lesson

  • Podcasting for Instructional Use

     Learning Outcomes

    Learn the basics of podcasting

    Create short podcasts to post on classroom website for instructional use


     National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)

    1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
    3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning
    4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
    5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership


     What is Podcasting?

    Digital media- usually audio with images. Can be video.

    Use iTunes to subscribe to popular podcasts.

    Used to deliver information

    Can be posted and catalogued on the Web and listened to on mobile devices.  

    Helpful to have an external set of headphones with an attached microphone.  

    Watch this Common Craft Video

     Check out some samples

     Mrs. Chung

     Mr. Coley


    The Basics- Podcasting


    1. Plan your content. What do you want to teach?

    2. Find some images. What images will help make your point. Make a folder on your desktop to collect images which are copyright free. 



    3. Open GarageBand


     4. Select New Project and Podcast, then Choose.

     podcast icon

    5. Name your project and remember where you saved it. Click Create.


     6. Click on Male or Female voice.


     7. Click the RED record button. Record in short spurts. 


     8. You can listen to your recording by using the controls at the bottom of the screen. 

     Record controls

     9. Once you've finished recording, drag your photos to the PODCAST TRACK. 

     podcast track

     10. Continue to drag in your images. 

     more images

     11. Add a music by dragging a song from your iTunes Library to the Jingles track. 


    What to do with a finished podcast.

    Once your podcast is complete, click Share.

     To post to a website, choose Export Podcast to Disk. Save to the Desktop. 

    save to desktop  

    ** Intermediate step if posting to Schoolwires-- Open podcast on desktop in QuickTime. 

    open with

     Go to File, then select Save As... Click Save.

    Save as 2  

     Open website to post podcast (ex. Schoolwires). Use media buttonmedia  to upload podcast or use Podcast App podcast app


     Announce your podcast by email.


    Get started with a Practice Podcast 

    Practice Podcast Lesson

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