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Adventures in Podcasting! Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom - Book/CD Set
See a demo! Windows compatible Mac compatible
Item #: PBook2
Gr. K-13+, Inclusion
Raise your classroom podcasting program to a whole new level with Tool Factory’s book, "Adventures in Podcasting: Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom!" The book includes 40 podcast lesson plans designed to stretch students’ imagination and get them thinking creatively about the curriculum. Send your students on a podcast adventure deep into the heart of a rainforest, or have them interview prospectors panning for gold out West in the 1800s! A bonus companion CD of editable worksheets lets teachers tailor every activity to their own curriculum.

Bonus CD Included:

Don’t forget the bonus CD! There’s a copy of every worksheets from the book included on CD, plus a bonus planning chapter from Tool Factory’s Simple Guide to Podcasting book. The additional planning chapter is ideal for educators who are planning their own podcasting ideas, or who want to add a new twists to the existing lesson plans.

By Educators, For Educators:

Podcasts are extremely versatile and educators are using this technology to cover a wide variety of topics. More than half of the lesson plans were inspired by original ideas from educators all across the country! Adventures in Podcasting is written to help you take your podcasts one step beyond typical classroom podcasts. Each lesson plans will help you integrate podcasting into your regular curriculum in new and innovative ways.

The Lesson Plans:

We’ve divided the lesson plans into English, Math, Science and Social Studies chapters. The “Cross Curriculum” section will regularly clue-you-in on ways to cover additional subjects and involve other classes in the podcasting projects. A cross-curriculum guide is included to demonstrate just how modifiable each lesson plan can be—take a glance at the guide and see the variety of classes that could utilize the “Journey Down the Nile” lesson plan! Educators can teach the lesson plans directly from the book, or make them their own by using the starter formats and editing them to meet their unique curriculum needs!

Here are some sample lesson plans from Adventures in Podcasting: Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom:
  • English: Choose Your Own Podcast - Do you choose to take an adventure back in the time to battle ferocious dinosaurs? or travel forward to discover what lies ahead? Students write their own branching episodic tales and invite listeners to dictate what happens in the next episode!
  • Math: Math Mystery Stories - “How did Count Barkov steal the 47 golden eggs?” Students compose mystery stories that are only solvable by math-savvy detectives, and then publish them in an episodic podcast.
  • Science: The Tonight Show with Your Brain - Students take on the personalities and roles of different organs in the body and get interviewed by the host, the quick-witted Brain!
  • Social Studies: Journey Down the Nile - Maneuver through rapids and careen past crocodiles in this exciting podcast that tells a serial tale of your students’ imaginary wild ride down the Nile in ancient times!

    The Worksheets:

    Each lesson plan is accompanied by 1-3 worksheets to guide your students’ research and production of podcasts. We’ve include a CD with all of the worksheets for each lesson plan to allow for quick printing and copying. The worksheets are provided in PowerPoint format so it’s a cinch to edit them to match any state’s unique standards. Change words and phrasing to supplement the planned curriculum, add in new questions, or change the formats to meet the needs of younger or older students. Once you are happy with the way a worksheet looks, simply print and hand them out to your students!

    Take a Peek!

    You can browse through the table of contents or review sample pages from the book by clicking on the “Downloads” link in the upper right corner of this webpage. All of the photos are "click-to-enlarge" so you can take a closer look.

    ISBN #0-9726807-1-3

    More Podcasting Resources Available From Tool Factory:

    Tool Factory publishes one of the most complete suites of podcasting products available on the market.
  • Software - Tool Factory Podcasting lets anyone easily build podcasts and upload them to the internet.
  • “How To” Instruction Book/CD Set – Tool Factory’s Simple Guide to Podcasting makes podcasting a cinch.
  • Hosting – Web Page Station server space is included with every copy of Tool Factory Podcasting. www.webpagestation.com
  • Free Podcast Directory- Post your best podcasts in the free directory at Web Page Station. www.webpagestation.com
  • Clip Art and SFX – Download sound effects, music, and photos to spice up your podcasts. www.clipartstation.com
  • Podcasting Kits – Podcasting Kits provide software, hardware and all the instruction you need to get started podcasting in one easy kit.
  • Hardware – Get digital voice recorders and mics.
  • Podcasting Mobile Labs – If you are instructing a group, this is the ultimate equipment and software purchase. Roll it in, and start podcasting!
  • Classroom Curriculum - Adventures in Podcasting – Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom - Book/CD Set





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    Minimum system requirements: WinXP or Vista

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