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Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Tuesday, June 25, 1:45–2:45 pm
Location: 115B

Kelly Fykes   Carolina Ramirez  
Google for Education certified trainers demonstrate not only how to transform student participation but also increase metacognitive skills as students reflect on and demonstrate their learning. Participants will learn how to create a podcast, download, curate (Google Drive) and insert sounds. Samples in English and Spanish will be shared.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Audacity (PC)
Quicktime Player (Mac)
Create an account in https://freesound.org
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: ESL, World languages
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Students can achieve a higher level of knowledge with the help of technology. Technology excites students, drawing their attention in executing different activities in a way that a traditional classroom might not be doing it.
Podcasting is a new technology, it is interesting for adolescents. In addition, podcast is something that people does instinctively, compared to reading or writing. Podcasts transmit audio files with spoken words of different topics, allowing the increase of learners’ cognition and motivation. The capability to be heard anywhere and at any time is another important factor when implementing podcasting use in the classroom.
This presentation will demonstrate not only how to transform student participation, but also increase metacognitive skills as students reflect on and demonstrate their learning. Participants are guided through how to create a Podcast, download, curate (through Google Drive) and insert different sounds to make it original and unique. Samples created in both English and Spanish classes will be shared.


- Presenters will share the final product (students' samples) to participants.
- Participants through the use of Audacity (PC) or QuickTime Player (IOS) will record their own Podcasts.
- Participants, will download and save their required sounds into their Google Drive. These sounds will be included into their Podcast.
- Participants will create a story taken into accountability the given sounds for the project, and the language taught.
- Participants will take 15 minutes per each of the following sections:
Downloading Sound and saving into Drive
Creating Story Line for their Podcast
Recording and mixing sounds
Saving and sharing their final product
- In real class situation, this could be use for a block schedule class.
- Educators can use this Podcasting as a final product for a chapter or semester.

Supporting research

My Thesis to obtain my Master's in Educational Technology from NJCU was on Podcasting. This was the bibliography that I used to based my research on this topic.

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Kelly Fykes, St. Edward's School
Carolina Ramirez, Edootech

Carolina Ramirez, MA Carolina has been teaching in the US for the last 14 years. She has a Law Degree from her native country, and is a World Language Certified Teacher K-12 in the states of New Jersey and Florida. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, VoiceThread Certified Educator, and has a Master in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University. Her enthusiasm for teaching paired with her passion for technology has granted her the opportunity to train teachers in different states and EdCamps.

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