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    • 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]
    • Agenda
      • Introducing audio and video Web 2.0 tools
      • Defining podcasts.
      • Exploring podcasts and videos hosts
      • Looking at their different educational uses
      • Looking at some podcasting applications and hosts to create and publish your own podcast.
      • Practicing: Designing an activity where a podcast and a video can be used.
        • Create the podcast for this activity.
        • Link or embed your podcast and video into your wiki or blog
        • Invite other participants to listen to your podcast and watch the video.
      • Homework:
        • Send a Snapvine audio message to the group.
        • Create your Skype account and share your username.
        • Participate in a Voicethread project that your facilitator will create for you.
    • What is a podcast?
      • 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)
    • Some podcasts hosts, there are thousands of them
    • 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.
    • Podcasts in ELT. Watch the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkMeQfuLGc&feature=player_embedded#
    • Now, let’s practice! Create a podcast with Audacity and publish it on Podbean
    • Steps to follow
      • Go to Audacity .
      • Download the free version of Audacity 1.2.6 or 1.3 Beta (Unicode) and the lame.dll file
      • Create your audio file. See the following slide.
      • Go to http://www.podbean.com/
      • Sign up, confirm your account request and log in.
      • Then, follow the tutorial to publish your podcast.
    • 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.
    • First, get familiar with Audacity tools and go to Edit > Preferences
    • In preferences, click on channels and select 1 (Mono) and accept
    • Click on the mic icon and select vertical stereo
    • Start by clicking on the record button
    • To save your project, click on File > Export
    • Name and tag your audio file, and click on Accept.
    • The file will be saved as MP3 Be aware of the folder it is being saved.
    • Your MP3 file is ready, yeah!!!! Now let’s upload it to Podbean
    • Uploading your podcast to Podbean…
    • …from your PC.
    • Listen to your podcast and edit it, if necessary.
    • Copy and paste the embed code into your Blog or Wiki.
    • See how it looks and test it.
    • Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You did it! We did it!
    • Some interesting sites to visit
      • ESL Listening Podcasts
        •    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. 
      • Breaking News English
        • Free ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans in Word and PDF. Graded news articles, listening, podcast, and communicative activities.
      •   British Council Professional podcasts
        • Podcasts that can be downloaded onto your hard drive or mp3 players with scripts and activities.  Quite a number of varied topics are covered.
    • Some interesting sites to visit
      • British Council English online
        • 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.
      • EFL Song Show Podcast
        •      Songs that can be downloaded onto your harddrive or iphone. 
      • ESL Podcasts
        • Another online library for a number of different sites.
    • References
      • Educational web sites taken from: http://usb-avealmec.pbworks.com/podcast_sites
    • Thank you very much!