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Podcast and iTunesU: How can we use it to improve speaking activities? AFTJ Workshop at Florida International University Saturday, February 13, 1:00-3:00 pm Keiko Schneider Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX USA [email protected] Objectives of the workshop
Participants will be able to: 1) Learn about Podcast. 2) Learn about iTunesU SMU. 3) See examples of how to create audio files 4) Discuss what makes good speaking activities/homework and how to incorporate in class. 5) See examples of speaking activities used with iTunesU. 6) Create an example class assignment. 7) Record digitally using a microphone and computer. 8) Upload the audio file to iTunesU.
Outline of Workshop 1) Goals/activities/homework in speaking and listening: Warm up 2) iTunesU SMU 3) Activity Examples 4) How to record 5) Podcasting 6) More on iTunesU 7) Reflection 8) Students' reaction
9) Future 10) Create audio file and upload to iTunesU AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Acknowledgement This project was made possible by funding from John G. Tower Center for Political Sciences, Provosts Office, Teaching & Technolgoy Group, in
cooperation with Academic Computing, FLL Tech center at SMU AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Warm-up Friendly Introduction Goal of course/program: Speaking & Listening
AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER How to record Microphones iPod course caster Built-in microphone USB Microphone Snow Bundle Software Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)
AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Kinds of materials I create class recording: students speech contest, verifying what I said, missing students kanji dictation vocab audio file conjugation file Kanji/katakana reading file
Snow Bundle AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER About Podcasting Everybody carries an iPod -> Fits students life style It is an economical way to access authentic materials, especially for advanced level students It is possible for students to publish their work
Delivery of materials from teacher to students has become easier Community beyond classroom AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Podcasts are internet radio/video programs played with personal computer and often with mobile devices. Normally the device you play on need not be iTunes. And mobile device need not be
iPod. Even some cell phones and PDA can play podcasts. However iTunesU require iTunes and it is easier to synch into iPod from iTunes. AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER There are three types of podcasts 1. Audio only 2. Enhanced;with chapter function, still graphics
3. Video In enhanced podcasts, still graphics are shown where you would see artwork for music album appears. AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER How to upload files AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER
iTunesU Tab Control AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER From Funding 10 iPod Nano for Ss iPod course caster iPod Touch for the instructor HD camcorder
(pending) MacBook Air with Podcast Capture CATJ 22 AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER More Activities 3rd year advice (1st & 2nd years extra credit activity) Please create a podcast in .mp3 file. The content is your advice to 1st year and 2nd year
students in the Japanese program. You can give a quick lesson, tell a good story about your learning experience, introduce a good online tool, teach your favorite expression, or whatever you feel that would benefit lowerclass students with the study of Japanese. AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Keypoints to a successful lesson Step-by-step instructions Sample recording
Checklist for requirements (functions, grammar, vocabulary Task complete within classtime (1-3 minute recording) Work in pairs/groups AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Reflections I am always looking for ways to engage students. They seem to retain materials
better. Students can become the creator of work. They get to be creative and take the initiatives. Prepared speech leads into proficiency in conversation/speaking? Copyright material Intellectual property issues AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Students reactions
From Dict-a-conversation style: Department store It was fine, but far too long to finish in less than an hour I enjoyed it but we didnt have enough time I liked doing it but there was not enough time to really do it I enjoyed this activity but sometimes it was hard to hear the recordings because of the background noise in the lab while recording
AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Students reactions Time was rough. I think it would be better as a homework assignment Thought it was great It was a challenge, but pay off in the end. We won! Good Just like dict-a-conversation
More fun. I like going to lab. It was hard, but it helped. Very helpful but felt rushed to complete assignments AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Students reactions Ch 9: Peer conversation: Restaurants and Invitation Love it- feedback is good too Fun It was challenging
It was fun! Very good practice for inviting and deciding on things. Not bad, no complaints Helpful for experiencing the actual situation and practicing It was fun- I prefer writing but the podcasting allows us to speak in a fun environment (less stressful) AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Students reactions
It helps and was easier this time around than last. I really like listening to the other students podcasts. The podcasting assignments are fun and the technology was easier to use this time. I do like the podcast, it makes me more aware of how I am saying things. I like it alright. But I feel too rushed and make a lot of mistakes. They are a bit challenging abut they help reveal what
I still need to study. AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Students usage stats 2/19/09 1) Class recording: ( 1 )subscribe as podcast ( 5 ) download and listen ( 7 ) dont use 2) Homework track: ( 6 )subscribe as podcast ( 8 ) download and listen ( ) dont use 3) Student work track:
( 1 )subscribe as podcast ( 11 ) download and listen ( 1 ) dont use 3/5/09 1) Class recording: ( 3 )subscribe as podcast ( 3 ) download and listen ( 7 ) dont use 2) Homework track: ( 8 )subscribe as podcast ( 5 ) download and listen ( 1 ) dont use 3) Student work track: ( 3 )subscribe as podcast ( 9 ) download and listen ( 1 ) dont use AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER
Future Presentation with Biology prof and computer guy MacBook Air with Podcast Capture Ideas from todays audience and this conference? AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Create audio file and upload to iTunesU
Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net Upload to iTunesU SMU AFTJ Workshop: SCHNEIDER Thank you! Keiko Schneider Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX USA [email protected]
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