Monday, November 16, 2009

Web 2.0 Voice and video tools, podcasting, voice mailing

Audio and Video Podcasting
Podcasts are web 2.0 tools. According to Wikipedia, a podcast is a series of digital media files, usually either digital audio or video that is made available for download via web syndication. It is generally in mp3 or AAC format. Podcasts, videocasts or vodcasts can be downloaded and retrieved later by the user in a computer or portable audio device. The more popular podcasts hosts are audacity, podbean, podomatic and There are other Web 2.0 audio tools like: skype, snapvine, google talk; and video tools like you tube, for example.
Podcasts allow you to capture any show and watch it at any moment or place and as many times as you wish, usually for free.
According to Podcasting in Plain English there are three main reasons to podcast: the first one is that anyone can do it because it is very easy; the second reason is that you can subscribe to any web site that has great podcasts and the third reason is you can take it with you in the computer or in an MP3 device or an IPod.

Educational uses
There are many activities that you can design for students with podcasts in order to help your students practice the language. You can do role plays, news programs, podcast dramas, spelling bee and book talk. This way, students can be more involved in their learning process and they may be more comfortable due to the fact that they are used to deal with technology all the time.
Here is my first podcast:

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This is my first voice message at Snapvine:

Podcasting in Plain English


  1. Hi Ayleen! I like your pictures of Second Life, thanks for showing me how to write cards and send them to other people! Kisses!

  2. Nice post, my friend! Very informative. Well done! However, I would like to hear your voice on a podcast or any other audio tool. I guess that's coming soon, am I right?

  3. Congratulations, Ayleen! You've done a great job. I am really impressed! ;-)

  4. Hi girls, thank you for your comments. Kisses,