Date: Sunday 5th October 8.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. GMT


Link to Flashmeeting here: 05.10.08

Attendees:


- johnjohnston johnjohnston
- sinclairmackenzie sinclairmackenzie
- stoneteacher stoneteacher
- nwinton nwinton
- davec_ davec_
Jo Rhys-Jones
Michelle A. Hoyle
- lisibo lisibo
- daibarnes daibarnes
- mrbelshaw mrbelshaw
Apologies: -

- DavidNoble DavidNoble Laptop still no connecting to wifi and away at sister's wedding. Should make it next Sunday
- HPSManager HPSManager Family birthday, but if I can make it, I will. I have also invited a friend Toby Moores, hopefully he'll join. Twitter - @sleepydog
- tbarrett tbarrett

Actions from PREVIOUS Meeting:


Agenda: Audio in education

WHY?

  • why use audio tools in the classroom?
  • what are the benefits /outcomes for children and young people?
  • What are the benefits / outcomes for parents / extended family and the teacher?
  • If I use podcasting in my lessons what are the potential negative impacts and what can I do to ensure any risks can be reduced?

WHAT?

  • is it just podcasting?
  • which tools do you use?
  • what do you do with them?

HOW?

  • how do you fit it into curriculum?
  • do you use it as an add on?
  • how can it be integrated into the classroom practice?
  • what other CPD might be required?

Examples -

  • Creating a couple of revision songs - D. Needlestone

Items not covered last week:


New items


Actions for NEXT Meeting:


Further Contributors or Thoughts:


User/HPSManager In case I don't make it, my favourite podcasting tools, are www.podomatic.com social networking and podcasting in one go. When I first started blogging I discovered www.odiogo.com for converting my posts to podcasts. I thought this was a nice stepping stone to becoming au fait with using podcasting software. My other thought was that it would be good to have a 'EdTech Round Up' badge on the podcasts, when I subscribe with itunes, it updates but there's no badge. Not sure how to do this but it might be good for us (me) to learn how to do this. Have a super meeting, will join if I can. Louise

Will try to make it. Have lots of stuff for audio. garageband.com and jamendo for creative commons music. Soundsnapz for effects. gabcast, Utterli etc for recording by phone. Adam Sutcliffe

what about keeping it simple? e.g. Hitting the record button in Quicktime- sinclairmackenzie sinclairmackenzie

Will try to make it along tonight, though may just be for first half hour. I'll do my best to help out in terms of podcasting and audio tools in education if I can be of any use. Mark Pentleton

I don't do that much audio work, but when I do I tend to use Audacity and Garageband - mrbelshaw mrbelshaw
I've used Podbean http://www.podbean.com/ - an alternative free podcasting site - works fine although I do find it is a little slow to upload and sometimes times out - limitations of free service I suppose. - marycooch marycooch

Another thought, if we are promoting using this kind of resource / tool, firstly what are the benefits /outcomes for children and young people? What are the benefits / outcomes for parents / extended family and the teacher? If I use podcasting in my lessons what are the potential negative impacts and what can I do to ensure any risks can be reduced? Just a few questions that might stimulate discussions and ideas for promoting using audio to teachers who might be a bit sceptical. Louise.

Just wondering if we could use the edtechroundup.com blog to put up a screencast showing how to use tools like audacity/garageband. Or are there resources out there already that we can add as links?- sinclairmackenzie sinclairmackenzie

I've used Garageband a lot with classes to make podcasts with - it's straightforward for them and has the benefits of being able to bring in photos etc from iMovie/iPhoto etc. I've been working with an English class to podcast some quotes from MacBeth and put in the images they have chosen to represent the plot. All of our senior pupils last year were given mp4 players - it was difficult to make them see how they could be used in subjects other that languages because it was difficult to convince some of the staff that they could be used for maths/science and so on. Lynne Horn