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  • 1. For Students @ Mt Alvernia College
  • 2.  A podcast is a series of recordings available on the internet that are intended for use with a digital media device.  The name is a combination of two words – iPod and broadcast although it is technically inaccurate (you do not need an iPod).  The difference between a podcast and an mp3 is the way in which the user receives the file (through an RSS feed for podcasts).  Technically, today we’re learning to make mp3s.
  • 3. Methods to record a sound file: Using a microphone or headset Using a sound recording device You can also use a mobile phone although getting the files off may require a little fiddling ◦ Eg iPhone – email to yourself; download; open in Adobe Soundbooth; Save as type mp3. ◦ (converts online for free)
  • 4. Hold power button down to turn on or off Use the record and stop buttons Slider on the back to push out USB
  • 5.  Insert the USB into the computer  Locate your file  Copy the sound file to your user drive  If you used your phone and need help see me  You’re ready to edit
  • 6.  Do delete a portion ◦ Use the select tool ( I ) to select what you don’t want ◦ Hit delete on your keyboard  To Move a selection ◦ Use the time shift tool to drag it into place ( )  To rearrange the order of parts ◦ Select the part to remove ◦ Edit > Cut ◦ Project > New Audio Track > Click in new track > Paste (Time shift to move things around)
  • 7.  Add a song ◦ Project > Import Audio ◦ Select the part you want > Cut ◦ Project > New Audio Track > Paste ◦ Press the (X) on the song you no longer want to remove it  Fade Out ◦ Select from where you want the fade to start to the end of the clip ◦ Effects > Fade out
  • 8.  File > Export as MP3 ◦ NOTE: if you are using Audacity on the computer for the first time it will ask you for the LAME encoder.  You can now upload your mp3 file to Moodle
  • 9. You are only limited by your imagination
  • 10.  Sorry but you droning on about a topic for 10 minutes probably isn’t going to excite anyone  Instead, prepare some questions and have someone else ask them (then edit in your answers – like you were interviewed)  Get a peer who knows about the topic to sit and have a professional conversation with you  Interview someone
  • 11.  Atomic Learning ◦ ◦ Your username is your school email address ◦ Your default password is 123456 (please change this after you log in the first time) ◦ Student username: mtalvernia password: college  A Short Teacher Tube Video ◦ video_id=127652&title=Creatign_a_Basic_Podcast_Using_Auda city&vpkey=  Paper Instructions ◦ guide-handout