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Podcasts & Series

RNZ Podcasts & Series
Free access to a range of podcasts, such as James Nokise's "Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower", Jesse Mulligan's "Crimes NZ", "Kororā: Little Blue Penguin" and more.

Articles & Guides

How to Start a Podcast: Every Single Step for 2021
An article that describes podcasting and gives instructions on how to setup and produce a podcast. 

Walks you through 20 steps of launching a podcast, including planning, recording, publishing, and promoting.

Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting (2020)
This overview article housed on Macmillian English explores podcasting and how it can be used to help students develop their listening and speaking skills both inside and outside the classroom. 

Includes a downloadable lesson plan.

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts (2020)
New York Times article, published to promote the 2020 Student Podcast Contest, is an introductory unit that takes students through the process of analysing the techniques of good storytelling, interviewing, and podcasting.

The activities culminate in students producing their own original podcasts. Includes downloadable PDF note-taking sheets and links to podcasts suitable for secondary students.

How to Make a Podcast Project with Soundtrap (2020)
An introductory lesson about what you need to know to teach your students about how to make a podcast project with Soundtrap, a freemium online digital audio workstation that allows users to create podcasts.

Includes learning targets, an essential question, planning and composing, and recording and editing podcasts in Soundtrap.

You can download the Podcasting Hyperdoc as Google Slides.

Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators (2018)
NPR’s guide has a breakdown of the process and a series of sample lesson plans aimed at equipping students with the skills and background knowledge to start making a podcast.

You can download a PDF of the full guide (393 KB), and for each section of the process:

  • Learning about Podcasting (one lesson)
  • Planning Your Podcast (three lessons)
  • Podcast Production (three lessons)

Creating Podcasts with Your Students (2008)
Reading Rockets’ article walks you through the steps of preproduction, recording, postproduction, and publishing.

Website: Brown University Multimedia Labs

Intro to Podcasting: A Podcasting Resource for Brown University and Beyond!
The goal of this site, which is part of Multimedia Labs at Brown University, is to provide “everything you need to create your own podcast”.

While some content is “Brown University specific”, the site includes access to useful, practical information you can use in your classroom.

Topics include Finding Ideas, Preparing for Interviews, Editing and Story Structure, Writing and Recording Narration, and more.