A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Targets
                    Reduces        Powerful
  “quieter”
                 student “risk”    motivator
  students


...
AUDACITY
           • It’s FREE!! For schools and
             home.
           • Sound recorder AND editor.
           • ...
USING AUDACITY
You will need:
• Audacity on your machines and a LAME
  encoder. Download Audacity from http://
  audacity....
TO MAKE YOUR RECORDING

 • Check that the sound levels are set correctly and
   that you have the “microphone” set properl...
EDITING
• It is better to just let the track record and ignore mistakes
  and errors. They can be edited later.
• The firs...
SAVING YOUR WORK
• Go to “file” and then go down to “export project
  as mp3”. (This will mean that you can use it
  howev...
IDEAS FOR AUDACITY
Podcasting by you, older pupils for younger
  pupils or in a class setting
e.g.
• Vocabulary lists
• Sa...
WHAT NOW?
• Get pupils to save it onto their mp3
  players / iPods
• Upload it to your newly created blog or
  wiki for pu...
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Blogging & Social Networking

  1. 1. A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
  2. 2. Targets Reduces Powerful “quieter” student “risk” motivator students Improves self- Bridges home- confidence school divide Opportunity Makes Encourages for “real” speaking into Creativity audience REAL work
  3. 3. AUDACITY • It’s FREE!! For schools and home. • Sound recorder AND editor. • Captures interest. • Professional results. • Real audience. • It’s intuitive to use.
  4. 4. USING AUDACITY You will need: • Audacity on your machines and a LAME encoder. Download Audacity from http:// audacity.sourceforge.net/ • Microphone / headphones / speakers • A script
  5. 5. TO MAKE YOUR RECORDING • Check that the sound levels are set correctly and that you have the “microphone” set properly • Click the red record button to record your voice. N.B. You know it’s recording when you see the blue soundwaves.
  6. 6. EDITING • It is better to just let the track record and ignore mistakes and errors. They can be edited later. • The first step in editing is to use the Selection Tool to highlight the audio required. • To increase sound, select Effect and then Amplify • To cut out a cough or mistake, select Edit and then Cut or simply click on the scissors icon
  7. 7. SAVING YOUR WORK • Go to “file” and then go down to “export project as mp3”. (This will mean that you can use it however you want afterwards.) • Audacity cannot encode MP3 files on its own. It needs to use a file called lame_enc.dll. • The first time and first time only you are converting to MP3 you will be told Audacity cannot encode the track and needs to find another file. When you do so, you will have a browser come up and you look for the file lame_enc.dll. Select this file and Audacity will do the rest for you.
  8. 8. IDEAS FOR AUDACITY Podcasting by you, older pupils for younger pupils or in a class setting e.g. • Vocabulary lists • Sample GCSE answers • Individual pupil presentations • Dialogues & interviews between pupils • Grammar explanations
  9. 9. WHAT NOW? • Get pupils to save it onto their mp3 players / iPods • Upload it to your newly created blog or wiki for pupils to access • Upload it to a “podcasting platform” such as Podomatic www.podomatic.com • Make Vokis www.voki.com
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