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iPad in Education For Dummies by Sam Gliksman

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Chapter 16

Speaking Your Mind with Podcasts

In This Chapter

arrow Defining the characteristics of a podcast

arrow Examining the educational benefits of podcasting

arrow Preparing and planning for podcasts

arrow Recording and editing

arrow Publishing the podcast

arrow Using accessories to improve recording quality

As the name suggests, the term podcasting derives from a mixture of the words iPod and broadcasting. What generally separates podcasts from live radio broadcasts is that podcasts are usually stored online and can be subscribed to and heard at any time.

Although it’s true that the concept of sharing audio broadcasts was popularized with iPods, podcasts can now be created with almost any mobile device or computer and accessed in a variety of ways over the Internet. Also, podcasting is not restricted to audio any longer. Podcasts can include images, videos, and more. Traditionally, podcasts are also posted on a ...

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