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Podcasting 101

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Thursday, December 3, 1:00–1:50 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Brian Briggs  
Ryan ODonnell  

Podcasting has become more popular not just for the public but for educators, too. Creating podcasts has become more streamlined and user-friendly. Learn the process of planning, producing and publishing a podcast, and get a walk-through on creating your own.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: The Anchor app that is found on the android store and iTunes.


Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will experience the possibilities of podcasting and telling their stories. Then they will be shown the steps for setting up their own or a classroom podcast. This session includes a demonstration of how we as podcaster setup shows in our own lives and learn from our hits and misses.


10 minutes- The Why and Reason for getting Students Podcast and the stages needed for podcasting. Walk through the steps to Plan, Record, Edit/Produce and Upload.
5 minutes - Samples of Podcasts to listen with students and some shows for professional development.
10 minutes - Some "how's" of podcasting with resources and online tools to create podcasts.
10 minutes - Demonstration on; recording with online tools
10 minutes - Demonstration on; Edit/Produce
10 minutes - Demonstration on; Upload and Publish
5 minutes - Closure, where to find resources for this session and how to replicate this for their own classroom or professional lives.

Supporting research

Listenwise has some great resource on the benefits of podcasting with students:

NPR also has a wealth of resources for educators wanting to podcast:

Edison Research on Podcasts in 2020

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Brian Briggs, Washington Unified School District
Ryan ODonnell, Rocklin HIgh school

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