Podcasts/Vodcasts – What Are They?

  • The term podcast originally came from iPod but it’s not just for Apple computers. A podcast is an audio file that has been loaded in a public place for people to download and listen to, the “cast” part is from broadcast. A vodcast is a podcast with video.


  • For schools, podcasts/vodcasts can be great tools to learn more about a topic and can actually be primary source materials, e.g., podcasts from The History Channel.


  • Podcasts/vodcasts can also be a way to learn from an expert on a topic.


  • Schools can create their own podcasts to demonstrate knowledge or understanding, or to educate or inform others.


  • Podcatching is the act of gathering and saving podcasts and requires tools.

Creating a podcast/vodcast is the act of planning, recording, editing and uploading a podcast/vodcast.



Links about Podcasting




Examples of educational podcasts/vodcasts




Math podcasts







Science podcasts









English/Language Arts Podcasts