What is a podcast?
A podcast is a broadcast of multimedia information (usually audio) over
the Internet. It is different to a broadcast in that it is not
restricted to a schedule nor does it require sophisticated equipment to
create a podcast. Video and radio programmes, music, lectures,
announcements are often
podcast. These are then downloaded on demand to a computer or
tranferred to a portable device such as an ipod or an Mp3 player. They
are usually free and can be listened to at a time that is convenient to
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5 reasons why schools should podcast
1. Podcasts are ideal for language learning, storytelling, musical
productions, history documentaries, reflective logs and lesson
2.They are easy to create and can be accessed anytime and anywhere by students
3. There's a huge variety of podcasts across many subject areas now available which can enhance lessons and facilitate different learning styles.
4. Parents can access podcasts to provide homework support or give feedback on student created podcasts.
5. Student created podcasts promote self review, peer review, teamwork in addition to enhancing skills in scriptwriting, planning and communication.
Callystown NS, Clogherhead, Co Louth - Callystown Podcasts
Convent Primary School, Listowel, Co. Kerry - Gaeilge do Thuismitheoirí
Culleen's National School, Ballina, Co.Mayo - Various Podcasts New
Holy Cross N.S, Tramore - Useful Irish phrases for parents and a selection on other subjects.
Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Bunclody, Cc Wexford - Various podcasts including 'Nollaig 2009' New
Portmarnock Community School, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin - Podcasts
Ransboro National School, Knocknahur, Co. Sligo - Podcasts of Stories
Scoil Maelruain Senior N.S., Old Bawn, Tallaght- Various Podcasts on school events New
Scoil Mhuire, Kilvenmon, Tipperary - Kilvenmon's Podcasts
St. Columbas SCC, Whitechurch, Dublin 16 - Our Podcasts
Think for Yourself - Physics Podcasts
How do I get started?
Consider the following:
Advice Sheet - Podcasting
Article - Podcasting for Librarians
Directory of school podcasts - Radio Anywhere, Podcasting for Schools
Directory - Podcast directory for educators, schools and colleges
Tutorial - How to Podcast
Blog post from Jole Dale: Using audio creativitely in the MFL classroom New