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How to Start an Educational Podcast

Episode 155

GotTechED the Podcast    

Episode 155: How to Start an Educational Podcast

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 155 called “How to Start an Educational Podcast”. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to go about starting a podcast for you and/or your students.  In addition, we discuss creating a vision for your podcast, how to brand your podcast, shownotes, and some of the tips and tricks we use in our own process.  This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!

Segment 1: Updates

Updates

  1. GotTechED the Podcast is getting a new name! The Edtech Throwdown Podcast and new branding, maybe new website
  2. March 12th NJECC Conference

Segment 2: How to Start Your Own Podcast       

Student Podcasting Startup Materials 

Content Proposal

Branding: 

  • Graphics and branding.  Talk about color selection, logo design and show art.  Show some basic Canva skills.  Emphasize that this is the last step before getting into a studio to record.  Also get shared folders set up.  Teacher first must create a main class folder in Google Drive with Edit access.  Then, students make a subfolder for their podcast.  The folder is titled with their podcast show name  Within that, they must also create subfolders for each of their episodes, called Episode 1, Episode 2, etc.  Make them show folders before they move on.

Choosing Your Music:

Episode 0:

  • Plan episode 0.  Talk about episode 0 and give tips on what to say in it.   This is essentially a scripted episode that gets students used to being in front of the mics.

Editing:  Editing in Audacity.  Give a tutorial on how to do everything for their episode 0 editing.

Shownotes:  

  • show notes template.  Post this template in an easily available digital space so students can get a new copy for each new episode.  Show that a complete episode folder needs 3 things: complete show notes, edited audio .mp3, and show art in .png.  Wrap up editing and double check everyone’s folder is complete for episode 0.  Start planning episode 1 when done.  The posted assignment looks like this:

Next Episode Equipment, Hardware, and Publishing – Guide to Student Podcasting

Segment 3:  A Few Tips and Tricks

  • Naming Conventions and Organization
  • 1. An .mp3 of the edited audio
  • 2. Completed show notes, formatted correctly and in a Google Doc
  • 3. Show art image edited for that episode, 1280×720, .png file that has been compressed
  • Scheduling  
  • Consistency  
  • Hand Signals  
  • 1 Finger 
  • Clap Editing

Segment 4: Where to Find GotTechED

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  11. Tell your friends about the Teach Better Podcast Network

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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • AI For Teachers, Admin, and Parents
  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

This podcast is a proud member of the teach better podcast Network, just like my podcast called GotTechED, a podcast that does the edtech research for you so you can concentrate on teaching your class. You can find out more at teachbetter.com/podcast …better today, better tomorrow, and the podcast to get you there…now let’s get back to the episode.

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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