Saturday, January 17, 2009

Podcast from Your Phone

The Tech Integration in Schools blog shares how to Use Gcast to Podcast from a telephone. In it the author shares a summary of Alan November's blog post on using Gcast which is a great resource for schools like hers where classrooms are not all equipped with mics. Gcast provides a great way teachers can create quick, easy podcasts with their students.

As explained in the blog, once you sign up for an account you edit your podcast's name and description and upload a picture Then you enter the ten-digit phone number that you would like to register with as well as a four-digit PIN number. You then receive a confirmation email. Before you start podcasting, open this email and click on the confirmation link. Now, your class is ready to start podcasting using any phone. Once finished recording, press 3, and the recording will immediately be published.

Ideas from Tech Integration in Schools:
  1. Podcast during field trips from your cellphone.
  2. Record a book review or report
  3. Use podcating for a classroom newscast
  4. Have student record poetry or short stories they've written

Suggestions from Alan November:

  1. Provide parents and others with your Gcast account's address. They can visit this account and to listen to the podcasts. The address will be
  2. If you'd like to edit your podcasts. Login to your account, or go to Each of your podcast recordings has an mp3 icon next to it. Click on the icon, and you can download the podcast onto your computer. You can edit the podcast using Audacity or Garageband.

Check out the first podcast from the Tech Integration in Schools author at I invite you to share your ideas for podcasting with students.


Join the discussion at Classroom 2.0's Looking for Introduction to Podcast Lesson Plan.

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