Your Students’ Radio! Create Education Podcasts for Active Learning

Price: 30,00 

Course Details

Teacher Trainer Alessandro Pumpo
Course Category Creativity and soft skills, Online teaching
Duration Approx. 5 hours
Certificate Europass Course Certificate

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”

Walt Disney

Course description

This course will demonstrate how podcasts can be used to make audio and video content more accessible online. Participants will be provided with the necessary information to prepare educational web radio Episodes and start web radio programs in their classes or schools.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Apply the most popular and internationally-adopted methods and tools for Podcasting.
  • Actively participate in practical exercises and lessons.
  • Create your first podcast.

Why podcasting or web radio? 

A podcast perfectly meets the needs and interests of students. It is affordable, both to create and listen to, and fulfills pedagogical aims thereby establishing a fun and engaging learning environment for students. The challenge we face is creating a podcasting culture since it is difficult to stay up to date with the latest technologies. While online direct audio for the purpose of leaving messages and reviewing lessons has been used for several years, its application in education is an unprecedented function.

Even though building an archive of recordings is great, sharing them with a community is even better!

It offers teachers valuable insight into what pupils are doing at school, allowing parents to feel more connected with their child’s education. Therefore, this course will allow participants to understand the benefits of starting web radio programs not only in their classes but also in their schools.

Consider how a classroom or school podcast radio station may promote: Self-confidence, Inclusion, Student Voice, and Team building.

In this course, we will create the idea of a radio-podcast, detailing its characteristics, qualities, and ways in which this teaching method can be used in class to offer more flexible, creative, and motivating options.

A note for those teachers who may be technophobes: please don’t be intimidated by this technology-dependent lesson! Audio editing programs are intuitive and easy to use, especially for students.

Course structure

Topics 1 – 2 – 3: Podcasting in Education

In these modules, you will learn the benefits of Podcasting and how to use them in the education environment, learn skills that you can practice and teach to your students, and share with your colleagues.

Topic 4: The Idea

In this module, you will learn about how to generate ideas. You will learn, reflect, and practice how to create ideas and brainstorming for your podcast episodes.

Topic 5: Research

In this module, you will learn about how to research content for your podcasts and also how to experience Cooperative Learning.

Topic 6: Storyboard

In this module, you will learn about how to write the storyboard, Organize the key elements, the canva, and how to give a profile to your stories.

Topic 7: Storyboard: Podcast Cover graphic

In this module, you will learn about how to use Tips to make your podcast artwork stand out.

Topic 8: Recording and Editing – Video tutorials

In this module, you will learn about how to use audio recording and editing software to pull the pieces together into a final podcast.

Topic 9: Feedback

In this module, you will learn about how important is to create an experience in the classroom during all the phases of the production of the podcast.

Topic  10: Publish and Share Video Tutorial

In this module, you will learn about how to promote and share your podcast and how you can insert your podcasts editor from the podcast hosting websites.