Podcasting in Plain English -

Click here to view a 3 minute You Tube video that describes what a podcast is from Lee LeFever of CommonCraft. If you can't get to You Tube, click on this link to find the same video at Teacher Tube: Podcasting in Plain English on Teacher Tube

Connecticut Writing Project Podbean

The Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) has a Podbean site for uploading and listening to Podcasts created during CWP activities.
  • CWP Podbean Site: To find the CWP Podcasts, go to: http://cwp.podbean.com/
  • CWP Podbean Login: To log into the CWP Podbean site to upload Podcasts using the login that Jane Cook gave you during the Podcasting training, go to: http://www.podbean.com.

"How to Podcast" Tutorials

Jason Van Orden, author of Promoting Your Podcast", has created a great Web site that contains a series of video tutorials for creating a Podcast using Audacity at http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/index.htm. Click on the links below to view several of the tutorials that address different aspects of using Audacity to create podcasts:



Audio Sites

Click on the links below to find sites where there is royalty free audio content appropriate for education:

Links to Web-based Podcasting Resources
Click on the links below to find some great resources for Podcasting and some useful educational Podcasts:
CT Writing Project Podcasting 101 - Go to: http://cwp.uconn.edu/teachers/technology/podcasting.php for some resources related to Podcasting compiled by Jane Cook.
EdTechTalk - Go to: http://edtechtalk.com/ for a great site with educational Podcasts.
GCast - Go to: http://www.gcast.com/ for a tutorial on Podcasting and a Web site for creating Podcasts for free.
Jane Cook's Podcasting Bundle on Delicious: Go to http://delicious.com/jcookgough/bundle:Podcasting for Jane Cook's Delicious bundle of Podcasting resources.
Podcasting Explained - Go to: http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/podcast.html for an explanation of podcasting and links to some useful resources.
Poducate Me: Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education - Go to: http://www.poducateme.com/guide/ for a definitive Web site on Podcasting for educators.
Primary Access - Go to: http://www.primaryaccess.org/index.htm for "a web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives".
Vinton School in Mansfield:
Voice Threads - Go to: http://voicethread.com/ to learn about voice threads and to sign up for a free account. "A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways."

Links to Interesting Podcasts
Click on the links below to find some interesting Podcasts:
iTunes U - Go to: http://www.apple.com/education/guidedtours/itunesu.html for free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more.
NPR Podcast Directory - Go to: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php to find some intersting Podcasts from National Public Radio.
Podcast Alley - Go to: http://www.podcastalley.com/ for a Podcast Directory to find all manner of Podcasts by category.
Podcast Central - Go to: http://www.podcastcentral.com/ for a Podcast Directory with a variety of Podcasts.
Radio Owl at Vinton School in Mansfield - Go to: http://mansfieldct.org/schools/vinton/vnradio/index.htm to learn about Podcasting and listen to some great student Podcasts. Go to: http://radioowl.podcastpeople.com/ to check out some of their newer Podcasts.
Recap - Go to: http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/index.php for a Podcast Directory with a variety of educational Podcasts for teaching and learning.

Samples of Podcast Players

Simple Audio Player Created When an MP3 File is Uploaded:

Dark Background Podcast Player from Podbean:

Light Background Podcast Player from Podbean:

Music for Podcasting
Podsafe Music

Podsafe Audio

Podsafe Music Network