Podcast History - Podcasts really got started in 2004. Podcasts became much more mainstream when Apple released itunes (4.9) in June 2005.
Podcasts are generally an audio or video file that is regularly updated and the new information can be received through a subscription. The technology has made it easy to produce your own podcast with very little equipment. Video podcasts are also referred to as vodcasts.
Planning a Podcast -
1. Selecting a topic - if you are creating a series of podcasts you may consider the same intro and recap for the series (including music). It should always start with the academic content first. Start with your standards first.
2. Research - and collect information
3. Select royalty-free, licensed music snippets, or create your own music.
4. Create a script or storyboard
5. Gather equipment such as computer, microphone (if not built in), headphones, video camera, Internet access, software for editing such as Audacity, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie or Garageband
6. Record and edit podcast
7. Post your podcast - find a place on the Internet where the file will be stored and where it can possibly create an RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication. You may be able to use your school website._

Podcast Intro and Overview

http://podcastworkshop.pbwiki.com/FrontPage This is a resource for creating a podcast from a conference. There are a lot of wonderful resources.
http://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/podcast_workshop This is another wiki on podcasts and there is a slide show on how to use garage band. This has great resources for podcasts and blogs.
http://gruntmedia.com/podgrunt_001_view.html Short video of what a podcast is.
This is a video describing a podcast "Podcasting in Plain English". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-MSL42NV3c
This video is a description of RSS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&feature=related
This is a site for free podcasting http://www.mypodcast.com/
http://techthisout.wikispaces.com/Podcasting+101 This is a wiki for podcasting and digital storytelling.

This is the link for video on iTune u. http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/landing.html
It gives good tips on searching.

Other websites and tutorials for podcasts
audacity data file.doc (1.554 Mb)
libmp3lame-win-3.97.zip (152.371 Kb)

Resources for Podcasting
http://www.educational-feeds.com/ you can search for podcast by topic
Podcasting Tools - http://www.podcasting-tools.com
Podcast Alley - http://www.podcastalley.com
PodcastBunker - http://www.podcastbunker.com
Podcasting News - http://www.podcastingnews.com
This is a list of free with links to the sites.

Software and Tutorials
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ free software for recording and editing sound.
http://www.podcasting-tools.com/revolutionize-education-with-podcasts.htm article regarding podcasts in education
http://teacher.ocps.net/john.lien/podcasting/how.htm This is a podcasting tutorial. At the bottom of the page there are flash videos of some of the tools in audacity. The links to audacity software is here also.
http://web.njcu.edu/sites/faculty/cshamburg/Content/audacity.asp audacity tutorial (this is a step by step for an activity with all the resources you would need.)Website with info for creating a video podcast http://teacher.ocps.net/john.lien/podcasting/video.html
This website has ideas for teachers by teachers
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/reference.html This is the audacity tutorial that I shared in class. You can print out any part of it.

NASA Education is excited to introduce the Do-It-Yourself Podcast activity in the For Educators section of NASA.gov. Students can preview and download audio and video clips of astronauts performing work in space and on the ground. They can then use these clips to build their own podcast or similar audio/video project. Learning modules on the DIY Podcast page will be categorized by topic to assist students with creating projects about a subject of interest. Each subject module includes video and audio clips, images, helpful information and links to related resources. A variety of audio and video clips will be provided to enhance flexibility and creativity. Students can create video or audio projects using free or inexpensive software on Windows or Macintosh computers. Educators and their students are encouraged to distribute their NASA projects through podcasts, social networks, Web sites, CDs, DVDs or other channels that they may choose. The Do-It-Yourself Podcast Blog will keep users posted on the latest updates. Tips and suggestions for incorporating the DIY Podcast into the classroom and updates on when new topic modules are available will be posted regularly. Use the Comments feature of the blog to share ideas and experiences with other teachers and students.

Class Podcast Links

Please post a link to your podcast here. You can comment in the discussion part of the page. I could not post Marc, Greg and Marta's podcast because they were beyond the file limit size. You would need to post them to a website and then provide the link to the website.

This is Wendy, Liz and Kira's podcast.

This is Jeanne and Patrick's podcast.

This is Cheryl, Danielle, and Andrea's podcast.

Rachel Ferrara's podcast tutorial