Podcasts
A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. (Wikipedia, July 2008)

Podcasts are free to create and listen to. If you are a Mac user you can create a podcast using Garageband which comes free on the the Mac. If you are a Windows user you can use
Audacity.

iTunes is one of the best places to listen to a variety of podcasts including a number of educational shows. Podcast Alleyis a portal to a number of podcasts. The Education Podcast Network was created by David Warlick and is a compilation of podcasts created by teachers and students.

There are several Web 2.0 sites to create podcasts by using only your telephone. You create an account and pin number at Gcast or Gabcast, dial the designated phone number, talk and then listen to your podcast at the web site.

Vodcasts
Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of video on demand video clip content via Atom or RSS enclosures. The term is an evolution specialized for video, coming from the generally audio-based podcast and referring to the distribution of video where the RSS feed is used as a non-linear TV channel to which consumers can subscribe using a PC, TV, set-top box, media center or mobile multimedia device. (Wikipedia, July 2008)

You Tube, Teacher Tube and School Tube are the most popular sites to upload and watch videos. Teachers and students alike are using their Digital Video Cameras to create movies and upload them easily onto the web sites. The new Flip cameras are extremely inexpensive (under $100.00 on the REMC bid) and easy to use.