Sharing Your Podcasts

In order to share your podcast here, make sure you are logged in and edit this page. Insert your name in the proper blank. Click inside the blank for the podcast file. Select "File" from the Editor menu. Upload your podcast from your computer. Once it is uploaded, click it to insert it into the blank on the table. Save the page. You should see the audio player with your embedded podcast. If you need to add rows to the table, click on the table in edit mode. Select "Row." Select "Add Row" and then "Add Below."

Podcast File
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Publishing Your Podcast to Your Website

You learned how to upload and embed audio to your website in the Creating Websites section. The process for adding your own audio is the same. Please review the page on Adding Audio to Your Website. After your review, return here.

If your site service does not allow you to upload mp3's to your website, follow these directions:
  1. Create an account at a file sharing website. Some examples of filesharing websites include, Dropbox, MobileMe (Apple only).
  2. Follow the filesharing website's instructions for sharing files on a website.

This video can help you get started if you use Blogger:

After you have published your podcast to your site, share a link here.

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Making a Podcast Feed

If podcasting becomes a regular part of your site, but not the only part of your site, you will want to create a separate feed for your podcast so that visitors can subscribe just to the podcast if they want. One service that makes this easy is FeedBurner.
  1. Use a tag or category on your blog just for podcasts.
  2. Create a page on your wiki just for podcasts.
  3. Create a page using the Announcement templates in Google Sites.
  4. Type your feed URL for the page (Wikispaces or Google Sites) in the blank or type the URL of the category, label, or tag with Blogger. Note: Do not use the URL of the blog or its RSS feed.
  5. Check the box that says "I am a Podcaster" and click the button that says "Next."
  6. Make any changes you want to the Feed Title and Feed Address. Click "Next."
  7. Your feed has been created. Click "Next" to enter the metadata necessary for iTunes.

Publishing Your Podcast to iTunes

If you make podcasting a regular part of your website, you will want to make it easy for people to subscribe so that they can receive new episodes when you publish them. As you have learned, you can subscribe to podcasts in RSS, but you will also want to publish your podcast in the iTunes store. It's fairly easy to share your podcast via iTunes.
  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Open the iTunes Store in the navigation menu.
  3. In the menu along the top of the Store, click "Podcasts."
  4. On the right-hand side, you'll see a menu called "Podcast Quick Links."
  5. Look for "Submit a Podcast" and click on the link.
  6. Put the podcast feed URL in the space provided.
  7. You will need to wait for the podcast to be reviewed by the iTunes staff.

After You Finish

Now that you have shared your work and learned how to publish it for a wider audience, it's time to learn how you can incorporate website and podcast creation in your classrooms and teach your students to create websites and podcasts. Move on to the next section, Teaching Websites.

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