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Podcasting Step by Step October 18, 2006 Holly Hofmann Sponsored by Title V Cooperative West Los Angeles College
Wikipedia definition: Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. Podcasts are distributed using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats. RSSAtomsyndication
Why Make One? You can record your lessons You can record study guides for tests/quizzes You can record supplemental material Students can create their own podcasts as extra credit or as project component
Good News! You do not need an iPod to listen to or create a podcast.
1. A personal computer 2. A microphone (built into the Mac) Windows Sound Recorder will record podcasts in.WAV format. 3. Some sort of podcast-creation program MAC: GarageBand PC: Odeo.com, Juice.com, Jpodder.com 1. A personal computer 2. A microphone (built into the Mac) Windows Sound Recorder will record podcasts in.WAV format. 3. Some sort of podcast-creation program MAC: GarageBand PC: Odeo.com, Juice.com, Jpodder.com What Do You Need?
Step One Prepare a script. It can be an outline that you will improvise from, or a word-for-word script.
Here is a sample format. General Format Intro music/ Introduction Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3 Thank you for listening/ feed plug Exit Music *Typical duration ranges from 3 to 45 minutes
Step Two Open the program. Select a vocal track, press record, and begin speaking. If you make any mistakes as you speak, those can be cut in editing; just keep going! Once youve finished speaking, dont forget to press stop (or press Record again to stop). Dont forget to press Save!
Now you have created the vocal track for your audio file. [formats:.mpg,.wav] MP3 files are highly compressed, often 13 times smaller than a corresponding WAV file. You can use a shareware utility to convert your WAV file to MP3
Depending on the program youre using, there are various other tracks that can be added. These include: Jingles…Background Music…Special Effects
Step Three EDIT your audio file. Play back and note the time/location of misspoken words or other items you wish to delete. (You will need to familiarize yourself with each programs specific editing tools for deleting.)
Step 3, Editing, cont. In GarageBand, you can drag and drop most items for editing purposes. You can tag specific sections as chapters and anchor them with background effects or pictures. Unwanted sections can be deleted.
Certain tracks, such as voice tracks, can be privileged over others with the Ducking tool.
! Caution ! Make sure to Save again after your edits are complete!
Select a site to host your podcast and provide you with a feed. (From a Mac, you can publish directly to iTunes, once you establish a.mac hosting account.) A feed is the web code that communicates the location and subscription info of your podcast to other computers. A Feed is published in RSS or ATOM formatRSS
iTunes For Mac or PC users iTunes is the most popular and central hosting location, but others are available. At this time, most iTunes podcasts are available free to the public.
PC Users A site such as Odeo.com that will provide you with an RSS feed if you provide it with the location of your Podcast. You can even use its browser based recorder to record up to an hour long podcast. You can even record podcasts from your phone and upload them automatically to Odeo!
Review Quiz 1.What is a podcast? 2.What 3 things do I need to make one? 3.Do I need an iPod? 4.Do I need a Mac? 5.Is help available? Yes! 6.Will it engage students? Yes! 7.Will it help students learn? Yes!