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Podcasting with ELL

Podcasting with English Language Learners. A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. This workshop provides a collaborative, dynamic space to collect fresh ideas, resources, tools, and thoughts about the use of podcasting inside and outside of the classroom with English Learners.

Dual Platform Podcast Tools

  • Audacity - Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for      Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems
  • Jing Project - The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares      images and video…from your computer to anywhere.
  • GCast - the world's easiest way to create your own podcast channel.

Podcast Hosting

  • Blip TV - is the world's leading videoblogging and podcasting service.
  • My Podcast - Your premiere resource for all things podcasting. Free podcast recording and hosting, plus a huge directory of free podcasts to listen to. Visit today! 
  • Podbean Podcast Social Subscribing lets you collect your favorite podcast in one place and find everyone elses favorites.
  • PodOmatic - Create, find and share podcast!
  • SnapGenie - SnapGenie helps you easily build and share narrated photo slideshows in a matter of seconds.
  • Switchpod - We are a complete podcast hosting service, offering you unmetered bandwidth, the fastest speeds, the most detailed statistics
  • TeacherTube - The goal at is to provide an online community for sharing instructional teacher videos. 
  • VoiceThread - Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting.
  • YouTube - Hosts user-generated videos. Includes network and professional content.

Screencasting Tools

  • Jing Project - Use Jing to capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it an image or short movie.
  • Screentoaster - ScreenToaster is a free online screen recorder. Capture video of onscreen action and share them instantly..
  • ZamZar - Online file conversion, covering a wide range of different image, document, music, video and compression formats.

Workshop Resources

What is a podcast?
ilife Tutorials

iWork Tutorials

  • Pages ’08 -  Writing comes naturally when you’re using Pages ’08, the streamlined word processor for the Mac
  • Keynote ’08 - Create absolutely stunning, cinema-quality presentations more easily than ever before.
  • Numbers ’08 - Introducing Numbers, the familiar yet revolutionary new spreadsheet application.
Additional Resources

  • Free Music
    • Freeplay Music - Highest Quality Broadcast Production Music Library, Free Mp3 Music Download, See Terms Of Use, Country,Hip Hop,Rap,Techno,Song with Lyrics ...
    • - The web's largest independent music community and home to the definitive charts of the best emerging artists.
    • PodsafeAudio - Ranks independent music under the Creative Commons license for Podcasting.