Creating podcasts and videos can be a great way to get students excited about school projects. But one of the common concerns that teachers have is locating music that can be used without violating copyright. PodSafe Audio, which I learned about in a session here at NECC 2009, could be a good place to locate and download free music for multimedia presentations. PodSafe Audio is a community of musicians who create music and share it for the purpose of fair-use in podcasts.
Applications for Education
In the opinion of my students this year, one of the most exciting projects was creating music videos about US Presidents. The only complaint they had was not having enough music choices. PodSafe Audio is a resource that I’ll will access next year if I do the same type of project.