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2014_Podcasting

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Session Title: Podcasting for the ESL-EFL Classroom (Basic Course)

Abstract

 

In recent years, podcasting has become one of the most powerful asynchronous Web 2.0 tools in our classrooms. Its 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 the implementation of podcasting in the language classroom to enhance communication in speaking and listening skills. 

 

Target Audience

 

 

ESL/EFL teachers interested in the use of podcasts to enhance their classes. It is NOT addressed to ESL-EFL teachers with intermediate or advanced knowledge of podcast recording and publishing. 

 

Interest Section Sponsors

 

TESOL: Computer-Assisted Language Learning IS, Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening IS

AVEALMEC

VenTESOL


 

Syllabus

 

By the end of this online session, participants will have..."

1. learned the difference between podcast and podcasting
2. recorded podcasts using Audacity and/or MP3 Skype Recorder
3. recorded podcasts using web-based recorders (eg., Podomatic, Audioboo, Vocaroo, Podbean, SoundCloud)
4. edited a recording in Audacity to add jingle music to podcasts
5. become familiar with applications of podcasting in ELT (Readings)
6. written up a podcast project
7. created a blog to showcase recordings and project
8. become familiar with iTunes, Glogster, Google forms, Google docs, Voxopop, Wiziq and podcast apps for mlearning 

 

Weekly Outline

 

Week 1  (Jan 13 - 19, 2014)

During the first week of the course, participants will:

1. sign up and try tools for synchronous and/or asynchronous communication to be used during the session
2. exchange introductions 
3. add themselves to a group map 
4. answer a survey to determine their previous experience with web 2.0 tools and podcasting
5. record expectations for the course on a web-based recorder

6. search for podcast websites and create a pool of useful podcasts for the ELT classroom (ESL-EFL and "authentic" podcasts).

7. participate in the weekly live session

PS. No readings during this week 

 

 

Week 2  (Jan 20 - 26, 2014)

During the second week of the course, participants will:

1. discuss what podcast podcasting are.
2. become familiar with tools to record podcasts, such as Audacity, web based recorders, and handhelds.
3. learn on how to publish a podcast by using Audacity and webhosting services. 
4. do the weekly reading and participate in the discussion forum. 

5. participate in the weekly live session

 

Week 3    (Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2014)

During the third week of the course, participants will:

1. learn more about podcasting (Readings)
2. edit audio files using Audacity.
3. add jingle music to audio files using Audacity.
4. record Skype conversations with Mp3 Skype recorder.
5. outline a podcasting project for an ESL/EFL classroom using lesson template.
6. post the project outline to their session blog and comment on at least two fellow participants’ projects.

7. do the weekly reading and participate in the discussion forum.
8. participate in the weekly live session

 

Week 4     (Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2014)

During the fourth week of the course, participants will:

1. explore more web-based recorders: Audioboo, Vocaroo and Chirbit, and do the activities requested.
2. add their bios and embed glogster in podcasting project blogs.
4. describe their podcasting projects. 
5. do the weekly reading and participate in the discussion forum. 

6. participate in the weekly live session

 

Week 5  (Feb 10 -16, 2014) 

During the fifth week of the course (Wrap up), participants will:

1. tweak blogs and finish podcast projects.
2. record podcast and embed it in their blogs to invite people to attend the podcasting fair.
3. become familiar with iTunes and podcast apps.
4. assess their own learning and join the group Voicethread discussion.
5. participate in the weekly live session

6. answer the workshop evaluation survey.
7. attend the graduation party.



PS. No readings during this week



Join this session

 

Sign up for the session starts on Jan 6th, 2013

The action starts on Jan 13th, 2014.

 

To join this group:

 

From January 6 to 12:

 

  1. Go to our Podcasting2014 Yahoo Group  

  2. Click on 'Join this group'. 

  3. Answer Yahoo questions.  

  4. Wait for the moderators' approval.  The workshop will officially start on January 13th, 2013.

 


Moderators

 

 

Miguel Mendoza  is an EAP teacher in the School of Librarianship at Universidad Central de Venezuela. He holds a Master’s degree in English as a foreign language. 


  Evelyn Izquierdo is an EAP teacher in the School of Education at Universidad Central de Venezuela. She holds a Master’s degree in English as a foreign language. 
  Maricarmen Gamero is an EFL teacher trainer at Francisco de Miranda University. She holds an MA student in Educational research from Carabobo University (Venezuela). 
Mauricio Arango is an EFL teacher. He currently works at the Colombo Americano and Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. He has attended and presented in local and international ESL events.

 

Digital Media

 

 


The Electronic Village Online is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section

 

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language, an international education association

 

 

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