Billed as “Practical solutions for podcasting in education, the Web site PodcuateMe is a new resource for educators looking to incorporate podcasts as part of (or as a supplement to) their curricula.
The site was created by Micah Ovadia, a digital designer at the University of Cincinnati. It features a free online podcasting guide that provides readers with a brief history of podcasting, and information on how podcasting is being used in education today — what schools have tried it, how widespread podcasting is used in education, and how students view the technology.
Practical advice is offered on how to find and subscribe to podcasts, and perhaps more importantly, how to make your own podcasts. Ovadia provides information on some of the technical, educational and legal considerations educators should make, and even provides technical information about what gear to use and what software to use (Ovadia shows a preference for Macs, too). He also provides details about what to do with your podcast once you’ve created it — uploading it to a server, distributing it via a blog, publishing it through the iTunes Store, and more.