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Podcasts ESL - EFL 2011

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Podcasting for the ESF/EFL Classroom



Session Description


In recent years, podcasting has become one of the most powerful asynchronous Web 2.0 tools in our classrooms.  It’s enormous educational potential allows teachers to use it as a simple resource to support activities within the classroom and to create audio recordings of happenings in their schools.  This workshop aims at providing basic proficiency related to the production and publishing of digital media files (podcasts) and its implementation in the language classroom to enhance communication in speaking and listening skills. 




By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have an overview on tools used to create podcasts
  • Discuss about different uses of podcasting in the ESL/EFL classroom
  • Produce a podcast, publish and share it online.
  • Evaluate their peers' work 


Target audience:


ESL/EFL teachers interested in the use of podcasts to enhance their classes.




Having an e-mail account, basic experience in the use of web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis, etc), Internet access, headset (or earphones and microphone).

Sponsoring TESOL entity:




Weekly Outline


Week 1  (Jan 11- 16, 2011)Getting Started


During the first week of the course, participants will:


  • sign up and try tools for synchronous and/or asynchronous communication to be used during the session
  • exchange introductions
  • add themselves to a group map
  • answer a survey to determine their previous experience with web 2.0 tools and podcasting
  • record expectations to the course on a web-based recorder (Voxopop)
  • Web search podcast websites and create a pool of useful podcasts for the ELT classroom.

           Live session: WiZiQ/Ustream



Week 2  (Jan 17 - Jan 23, 2011)What is podcasting


During this week, participants will


  • discuss what podcast  / podcasting are.
  • become familiar with tools to record podcasts, such as: Audacity, web based recorders, and handhelds.
  • learn on how to publish a podcast by using Audacity and webhosting services. 
  • Live session on WiZiQ will cover the following:
    • record short podcasts with their introductions
    • export the mp3 files and upload them to host sites
    • upload the podcasts to the session blog
  • do the weekly reading andparticipate in the discusion forum.

     Live session: WiZiQ/Ustream



Week 3  (Jan 24 - Jan 30, 2011)Planning podcasting projects 


During this week, participants will


  • outline a podcasting project for an ESL/EFL classroom using lesson template
  • post the project outline to their session blog.
  • make comments on at least two fellow participants’ projects
  • do the weekly reading and participate in the discussion forum.

     Live session: WiZiQ/Ustream



Week 4   (Jan 30 - Feb 06, 2011): Project development 


During this week, participants will


  • produce and edit podcasts for their classroom project
  • host the podcasts and share them with the other participants
  • do the weekly reading and participate in the discussion forum.

      Live session: WiZiQ/Ustream



Week 5   (Feb 07 -13, 2011):  Evaluation and wrap-up (Podcasting Fair)


During this week participants will:


  • embed podcasts on their session blog for the podcasting fair
  • assess their own learning and join the group Voicethread discussion
  • visit the podcasting fair and post comments on participants’ productions
  • answer the workshop evaluation survey
  • attend the graduation party

       Live session on WiZiQ






José Rodríguez


He is an educator in Los Angeles California U.S.A. since 1996. Currently working with English learners at the elementary school level. Has experience teaching EFL both in a traditional classroom and technical English courses designed for private business. Podcaster at EdTechTalk and Puentes al Mundo since 2007.  Provided session recording support for WIAOC 2007 and 2009 with the Woldbridges Network.

E-mail: coordinatorsoffice@gmail.com


Evelyn Izquierdo


She has been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 22 years now. She holds a Master’s degree in EFL and works as an ESP teacher at the School of Education (EE) of Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), where she is a course facilitator at the EFL master program, a member of the EE-Distance Education Committee and an ICT teacher trainer. She is currently an e-Tutor for the British CouncilPresident of AVEALMEC (Venezuela CALL Association) and VenTESOL’s Communications Coordinator. She is a proud Webhead since 2005 and moderates several online communities for EFL teachers. She has been a co-moderator in previous EVO sessions like: Blog-based lessons and e-portfolios 2009 and Baw 2010. 
Website: http://evelynizquierdo.wordpress.com

E-mail: evelyn.izquierdo@gmail.com

Twitter: @eveweb


Miguel Mendoza

He is an ESP teacher at Universidad Central de Venezuela in the school of librarianship. He holds a Master’s degree in English as a foreign language. He’s an ICT consultant for the British Council and worked as support tutor for Consultants-E. He’s a founder member and current Vicepresident of AVEALMEC (Venezuela CALL Association). He has been a co-moderator in previous EVO sessions like: Blog-based lessons and e-portfolios 2009
Website: http://the-ve-blog.blogspot.com/


Twitter: @mike08



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