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A very natural fit – words and sound! Activates the spoken word Increases the writer’s audienceaudience Speakers listen and critique their own voices Great writing, reading, and oral literacy opportunities! (Integrated Academics tag cloud)Integrated Academics tag cloud Activate your course content!
What is a podcast?podcast Did you ever listen to a podcast? Have you ever recorded your own voice? Have you used Audacity? Have you created a podcast? Have you used Movie Maker or Photo Story?
Basic equipment – computer with headset/microphone Next step – Portable mp3 recorder
Slightly more advanced studio equipment: Podcast porta-cart!
A podcast is an audio recording Length from 30 second clips to a full 30- minute broadcast Saved as an.mp3 or.wav file Listeners hear a short amateur radio show Available to a wide audience of listeners Here’s a sample!sample
Podcasting is a relatively new medium In 2004: A Google search for ‘podcasts’ gave us only 22 results Tuesday evening’s Google search for ‘podcasting’ - over 17,100,000 hits Over 100,000 shows listed in iTunes directory
An iPod is not needed to hear or create a podcast Anyone with a computer can hear and download podcasts If you don’t have iTunes or a Mac, what will you do?
Field trip reports Digital storytelling Documenting progress Class lectures Interviews In conjunction with Moviemaker or Photo Story Moviemaker Remote Lectures Foreign languages Parent communication Professional Development Oral reports Class or School wide Newcast Audio Quizzes
Gathering Planning Student “On Task” Time Practice Recording and Editing Publishing
As with any project, this is MOST important! Storage - Where will the students’ projects be kept? Computer Hard Drive Memory Stick CDRW Network Drive NEVER on Floppy Disk (If they still exist!) Models – Locate and play exemplary podcasts as models for students
Hardware/Software Gathering - Prepare for your students to succeed! Download music tracks for background or bumper music for the students’ podcasts prior to beginning the project Create “templates” in Audacity
Prepare to model proper use of software to your students. Free audio editor Audacity Commercial products could give better results, but they present significant learning challenges!
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Simple graphical user interface (GUI) allows for easy to use by students and adults alike. Let’s open Audacity!
Click the button with the small red circle when you are ready to record audio
Click the button with the two blue vertical lines to pause during recording. To begin recording again press pause a second time.
Click the button with the green triangle to listen to a playback of the recording
Use the Selection Tool button to delete portions the audio Highlight the area to delete. Use backspace or delete button to remove.
Practice, practice! Never ad lib! 3 or 4 fingers from the microphone Support your voice – breathe!
Leave space between phrases for editing Use the pause feature Repeat error laden sentences in real time and edit later
Drag and Drop clips into Audacity Creates background music to enhance the podcast Where can I find music? Garageband.com Garageband.com Freeplaymusic.com Freeplaymusic.com Don’t forget about COPYRIGHT LAWS and FAIR USE! Edit amplitude (volume) Make sure the voice on the recording can be heard
Use the Envelope Tool to edit the amplitude or volume of the recording Set points in the track. All volume between those points will be changed
Export the recording as an mp3 file
Save files on flash drive, network drive, cd rw, or hard drive
The LAME Encoder is needed to export as an mp3. Locate where the lame3.dll is located.
Is the podcast just for classroom use? If not, where will the audio file “live”? You need space on a web server Your own Your school’s A few places to publish podcasts Ourmedia.org Ourmedia.org