What is podcasting? - examples, why do it
  1. Finding podcasts - iTunes, Online Directories, School Websites
  2. Audacity Basics
  3. Making a Podcast - plan, plan, plan!
  4. Podcasting with Your Class
  5. Posting Your Podcast

Audacity - back to the Welcome page
Audacity - back to the Welcome page

Audacity is a free cross platform audio editor. You can use this program to record and edit your audio broadcast. The software is included as part of the software package for computers in the district, so if you don't have Audacity on your machine, you can get it very easily (talk to your campus IT or CIT for help).

If you have never used Audacity, there is a two page basic tutorial that will help you get started with recording your narration. Just follow the link below to the turorial.
Create a Place for Your Podcast.doc

If you want to learn more about using Audacity or have a particular task you want to perform using this software, you should visit their tutorial site. Follow the link below:

Finding Podcasts in iTunes
  1. Launch iTunes. Click iTunes Store in the source panel on the left side of the window.
  2. Click Podcasts in the iTunes Store panel.
  3. Choose a category in the Categories panel.
  4. Click the title or artwork of a podcast to go to the details page for that podcast.

Online Directories and Schools
Willowdale Elementary
Mr. Coley's Classroom

Tips for Making a Podcast
  1. Plan and then plan some more!
  2. Identify the podcast and episode right away.
  3. Grab the listeners' attention in your introduction.
  4. Follow copyright laws!
  5. Include a clever conclusion.
  6. Develop a Slogan. (www.sloganizer.net & www.slogan4u.com)

Episode Ideas
Share a book review.
Document a field trip.
Classroom news.
Record a class discussion.
Conduct interviews.
Review curricular content.

Tony Vincent's Podcasting Manual

Podsafe Audio
Free Play Music
The Freesound Project
Podsafe Audio