The culmination of any research unit can be an audio podcast. Students will learn to create a podcast, insert appropriate sounds and background music, and learn about copyright laws as well. All software used is free, and can be dowloaded for home use.

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What is a Podcast?

by Judy Scharf

This is an overview of what a podcast is, and has links to several helpful videos.
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A list of reasons why podcasting is the way to go.
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Tips to Succeed

by Judy Scharf

Suggestions for making your podcast unit memorable and effective.
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This shows how the unit is divided up into 17 42-minute period increments.
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A list of suggestions for projects used by former students.
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This guide will divide subjects into categories, and give students the criteria I am looking for.
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Creating a Podcast

by Judy Scharf

A detailed, illustrated handout that gives step-by-step instructions on how to create a podcast using Audacity, a free software download.
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Using Podbean

by Judy Scharf

A detailed, illustrated handout showing how to upload your podcast to the internet using Podbean, a free podcast hosting service.
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A detailed, illustrated handout showing how to upload your podcast to iTunes from Podbean.
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Podcast Grading Sheet

by Judy Scharf

This is the first sheet in the assignment. It gives the students an overview of what is expected of them.
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Podcast Rubric

by Judy Scharf

This is a detailed rubric showing exactly what is required for an exemplary project.
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Exemplary Podcast #1

by Judy Scharf

A tour of the digestive system
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Exemplary Podcast #2

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An African safari
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Finished sample
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