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  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES Y EDUCACIÓN MAESTRÍA EN INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA Oct. 27, 2009 Web 2.0: Audio and video Podcasting - First steps Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT course facilitator [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introducing audio and video Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Defining podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring podcasts and videos hosts </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at their different educational uses </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at some podcasting applications and hosts to create and publish your own podcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing: Designing an activity where a podcast and a video can be used. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create the podcast for this activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link or embed your podcast and video into your wiki or blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite other participants to listen to your podcast and watch the video. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a Snapvine audio message to the group. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your Skype account and share your username. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in a Voicethread project that your facilitator will create for you. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is a podcast? <ul><li>A podcast is a series of digital media files, usually either digital audio or video, that is made available for download via web syndication. It is generally in mp3 o AAC format. Podcasts, videocasts or vodcasts can be downloaded and retrieved later by the user in a computer or portable audio device. (Wikipedia, 2009) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some podcasts hosts, there are thousands of them
  5. 5. More audio and video tools… Besides podcasts, which are very popular nowadays, there are other web 2.0 audio tools like: Skype , Voicethread , Snapvine , and video tools like: You Tube o Google Video .These tools are all very friendly and easy to use. They can be embedded in Wikis, Blogs and any other Web 2.0 site.
  6. 6. Podcasts in ELT. Watch the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkMeQfuLGc&feature=player_embedded#
  7. 7. Now, let’s practice! Create a podcast with Audacity and publish it on Podbean
  8. 8. Steps to follow <ul><li>Go to Audacity . </li></ul><ul><li>Download the free version of Audacity 1.2.6 or 1.3 Beta (Unicode) and the lame.dll file </li></ul><ul><li>Create your audio file. See the following slide. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://www.podbean.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up, confirm your account request and log in. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, follow the tutorial to publish your podcast. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating an audio file with Audacity What do we need? Downloading the free version of Audacity 1.2.6 or 1.3 Beta (Unicode) and having the lame.dll file.
  10. 10. First, get familiar with Audacity tools and go to Edit > Preferences
  11. 11. In preferences, click on channels and select 1 (Mono) and accept
  12. 12. Click on the mic icon and select vertical stereo
  13. 13. Start by clicking on the record button
  14. 14. To save your project, click on File > Export
  15. 15. Name and tag your audio file, and click on Accept.
  16. 16. The file will be saved as MP3 Be aware of the folder it is being saved.
  17. 17. Your MP3 file is ready, yeah!!!! Now let’s upload it to Podbean
  18. 18. Uploading your podcast to Podbean…
  19. 19. …from your PC.
  20. 20. Listen to your podcast and edit it, if necessary.
  21. 21. Copy and paste the embed code into your Blog or Wiki.
  22. 22. See how it looks and test it.
  23. 23. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You did it! We did it!
  24. 24. Some interesting sites to visit <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Listening Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>   A sub page of TESL online journal, this is a collection of links created by EFL teachers worldwide who use podcasts.  Here you will find a collection of materials ranging from conversations to songs.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking News English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans in Word and PDF. Graded news articles, listening, podcast, and communicative activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  British Council Professional podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts that can be downloaded onto your hard drive or mp3 players with scripts and activities.  Quite a number of varied topics are covered. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  25. 25. Some interesting sites to visit <ul><li>British Council English online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening English online hosts a large range of podcasts for students at different levels and with different needs.  There are also audio articles and stories, cultural information and language learning tips. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Song Show Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>     Songs that can be downloaded onto your harddrive or iphone.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Another online library for a number of different sites. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. References <ul><li>Educational web sites taken from: http://usb-avealmec.pbworks.com/podcast_sites </li></ul>
  27. 27. Thank you very much!