Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PodOmatic

The resource for today is called PodOmatic.


What is PodOmatic?
PodOmatic is a podcast creation tool. Users may search, create, and share podcasts and minicasts with other users. For each user, PodOmatic walks you through step-by-step on how to use their podcast creations. 

Is it free?
PodOmatic has two different plans, one that's free and one that's called PRO. The free version allows the users to follow podcasts, create and share podcasts and mini-casts with the publication tools provided, interactions with the community, bookmark your favorites, and share with your friends. But, with the PRO, you receive four times more storage (2 MB) than the free account and 100GB of bandwidth. You also get better design tools, high quality playbacks and downloads, and it removes ads from the pages. This plan costs $9.99 per month. 

What will PodOmatic bring to your classroom?
This product can prove to be beneficial in all different grades throughout the education system. From using it in the Kindergarten classroom to create podcasts to show reading skills to using it in 12th grade classrooms to detail their future plans to a college student working on a project for a course using Web 2.0 Tool descriptions. This tool brings an easier way to create podcasts for free to share with others around the world. 

How do I use PodOmatic?
Below, I will show you the steps of using PodOmatic.

This is your dashboard. This website is very easy to navigate, so it's easy for all students to understand.


PodOmatic walks you through step by step. At the top of your page, it'll show you which step you are on as it is highlighted BLUE.

Step 1: Write a title and description for your podcast.

Step 2: Select an audio or video clip. You may also elect to skip this step.

Step 3: Select a photo. You may also skip this step, too, if you would like.

 Step 4: Tag your podcast. This allows for search processes to be easier. Also, choose the search filtering that you would like on your video. This makes it easier to find, too!

Step 5: Publish your episode. After this step, you can then promote it if you would like BUT this costs a fee to do.

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How can I use PodOmatic in my classroom?
Below is a list of ways that this tool can be utilized in the classroom:

-Use for book talks
-In an art classroom, use for critiques
-Use for "meet the author" productions
-Use for recording information for science logs
-Word of the day or week podcast presentations
-Summarize a story in 30 seconds using the podcasts
-Use for interviewing those in the community projects
-Presentation on oneself to allow others to 'get to know' you
-Create different voiced trailers for books that have been read
-Allow students to show their understanding of a topic in the classroom
-Use for identifying how to find good websites using your students' voices
-Create a voiceover about a science project showcasing the scientific process
-Use for literature circles when discussing books that might be difficult to understand
-Use as a teaser of what the days events will hold - specific subjects you're going to go over
-Vocabulary words - describe the word, definition, how you could use it, part of speech, etc.

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS.

How would YOU use PodOmatic in your classroom? Answer in the comments on this post!

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