Presentation on theme: "OLA Super Conference 2009 Podcasting: From Planning to Production Paul Kay Teacher-Librarians, Toronto DSB Joel Krentz."— Presentation transcript:
OLA Super Conference 2009 Podcasting: From Planning to Production Paul Kay Teacher-Librarians, Toronto DSB Joel Krentz
OLA Super Conference 2009 Have you ever wondered what podcasting was all about? Are you looking to integrate podcasting into your program? Learn what is needed to start podcasting in your school and get tips on some of the best available resources. Be a part of the creation of a podcast which will be uploaded to the Super Conference website. Podcast the work your students are already doing!
OLA Super Conference 2009 What are podcasts? How can I podcast work my students are/ I am already doing? Linking podcasts to research and inquiry How hard is it to podcast?
OLA Super Conference 2009 What do all those buttons mean? So what do I do with it now? In-house podcast session How can I get started at my school?
OLA Super Conference 2009 Podcast: (from iPod and Broadcasting) A method of publishing audio files to the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. Cornell University http://www.wpg.cornell.edu/iws2/technology/techinfo.cfm
OLA Super Conference 2009 Do you remember LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, 8-track players, VHS, CDs? - Podcasts are digital so they dont have a physical presence … they exist electronically - Podcasts can be in WAV, MP3 or another electronic format
OLA Super Conference 2009 School Event: Northlea Reads 2008 - Sisters Grimm Class activity: Halloween Charity Fundraiser - Petrifying Portable Assignment: Healthy Eating – Cafeteria Menu - Henry Hudson PS Announcement: Fern Food Drive - Fern Avenue PS
OLA Super Conference 2009 purpose audience hosts segments format frequency creativity theme music and sound effects originality
OLA Super Conference 2009 Define your purpose and your audience for the podcast(s) How many segments do you want in your podcast (e.g. tip of the day, reviews, breaking news, interviews etc.)? How often will you release new shows? Will you just be talking or will you play music as well? Will you be doing the podcast solo or will you have other hosts? or come up with something completely different Be creative!
OLA Super Conference 2009 How long should your podcast be?
OLA Super Conference 2009 Your podcast should be as long as it NEEDS to be!
OLA Super Conference 2009 Audacity is a free, audio editing software Takes up little disk space Simple to use But where do you get it? …
Lets deconstruct the podcast for a book review: 1. Intro Music 2. Fade to background music 3. Promo Blurb 4. Info bit 5. Volume increase to outro Music Montmorancy
OLA Super Conference 2009 This looks very confusing, whats going on here?
OLA Super Conference 2009 Track1. Here I recorded the blurb I read from the back of the book. Track 2. Here I imported an audio track as back ground. Audio tracks are come in stereo Note the change in volume in the music track
OLA Super Conference 2009 What do all those buttons mean?
Lets examine an Audacity audio file that has many layers - Northlea Reads 2008 You can add and name layers: music/sound effects/audio You can listen to and/or mute certain layers You can manipulate the layers using the editing tools You can change the podcast
OLA Super Conference 2009 So what do I do with it now? - Export as MP3 or WAV files - Attach to emails - Burn to CD/DVD - Post to websites/blogs - Upload to Podomatic, iTunes
OLA Super Conference 2009 How can I get started at my school? Where do I get help after this workshop?
OLA Super Conference 2009 Example from Super Conference session: Grizzle Grows
OLA Super Conference 2009 Be creative! Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!
OLA Super Conference 2009 contact: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org