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This is the PowerPoint from a Burrell School District In-Service presentation on ways to incorporate audio recording as a teaching and learning tool in the classroom.

This is the PowerPoint from a Burrell School District In-Service presentation on ways to incorporate audio recording as a teaching and learning tool in the classroom.

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Using Audio in the Classroom Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Burrell School District In-Service Monday, February 16, 2009 BRIAN QUERRY Pennsylvania Keystone Technology Integrator Discovery STAR Educator
  • 2.
    • Welcome and Introductions
    • Different Learning Styles
    • Uses for Audio Recordings
    • Making Audio Recordings
    • Podcasts / Posting Online
    • Using the Internet as a resource
    • BREAK
    • Individual Work Time
    • Summary and Recap
  • 3.
    • Name
    • Grade Level and Subject Taught
    • How you would like to use audio in the classroom or as a supplemental instructional tool
  • 4. DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES
    • Aural
    • Visual
    • Kinesthetic
    • TEACHER AUDIO: Aural
    • STUDENT AUDIO: Aural and Kinesthetic
  • 5.
    • Demonstration (one-time)
    • Review
    • Extra Support Materials
    • “ Speak the same language”
    • Allows students who are absent to easily catch-up on work missed
    • Usually only have to make it one time
  • 6. STUDENTS CREATING AUDIO RECORDINGS
    • Allows students to learn new concepts in conjunction with their subject material
    • Differentiated Instruction / Student Choice
    • Though more work in setting up, often easier end result
    • Proper training on equipment/software is VITAL
    • Additional allotted class time
    • Permission forms for posting any work with student names included
  • 7.
    • To make an audio recording to use in the classroom, you need:
      • Computer with audio recording software (Audacity)
      • Microphone
      • Web site to host your clip (if posting online)
        • TeacherWeb
        • Wiki Page
        • Podcast Hosting Site (if making a podcast)
  • 8.
    • What do I do with it once I’ve made it?
      • Store your sound file on your computer
      • Transfer your sound to an iPod or .mp3 player
      • Upload your sound file for stand-alone listening to a web site
      • Upload your sound file to be converted into a podcast
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Audio or video files distributed over the Internet using “syndication feeds”
    • People can subscribe to receive your program, so that whenever a new recording is posted, they get notified
    • NOT ALL RECORDINGS ARE PODCASTS!
    • Recording requires RSS coding (Really Simple Syndication)
    • Most podcast hosting sites will convert files to the appropriate format for you
  • 11.
    • Term was created out of the term iPod Broadcast
    • Many web site and programs have been created to host and access
      • iTunes
      • Podbean
      • CyberEars
      • SwitchPod
    • Do I need to make my recording a podcast?
      • Subscribers will automatically be notified when you post a new recording
  • 12.
    • Vocabulary or Concept Practice
    • Unit Reviews
    • Research Projects
    • Oral Reports
    • Audio Newsletter to Parents
  • 13.
    • Research
    • Write a Script
    • Practice
    • Record your audio
    • Mix in any additional music (optional)
    • Edit your audio
    • Save your file
    • Upload to a web server
  • 14. Audacity How To Have Fun With Sound by “Audacitydemo” Thanks to http://audacityteam.org/wiki/ This presentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • 15. Setting your microphone
    • EDIT - Preferences
    Set your recording device to be your microphone
  • 16. Recording Sound Click on the buttons inside the red box to find out what they do.
  • 17. Recording Some Sound
    • Press Record – to start recording
    • Press Stop – to stop recording
  • 18. Editing Sound Click on the buttons inside the red box to find out what they do. These tools are explained in more detail in the following slides.
  • 19. Selection Tool
    • Make sure the Selection Tool is selected
    • Use the Mouse and highlight the sound on the track you want to edit or delete
    Highlighted Area
  • 20. Envelope Tool
    • Make sure the Envelope Tool is selected – blue lines will appear
    • Drag the Blue lines in or out to change the volume of the whole track
  • 21. Timeshift Tool
    • The Timeshift tool is for when you have more than one track
    • Move the track to where you want
    • Make sure the Timeshift Tool is selected
  • 22. Playing Sound
    • Click Skip to Start – to put the cursor at the beginning of the sound or click where you want to start from
    • Click Play
  • 23. Importing Sound
    • File >
    • Select the sound you want and Open
    Import > Audio BE SURE YOU ARE USING ROYALTY-FREE OR PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC ONLY!
  • 24. Deleting Sound
    • Using the Selection Tool select the sound you want to delete
    • Press the Delete key on your keyboard
    Selected Area that will be deleted
  • 25. Lets Have Some Fun
    • To have fun with the sound, select Effect
    • Play around with the settings for each effect to see what they do
    • Select an Effect from the menu
  • 26. Exporting to an audio file If creating a Podcast for the internet, export as MP3 . To burn to an audio CD or use your sound in Movie Maker, export as WAV .
  • 27. DEMONSTRATION
  • 28.
    • Royalty-free music for background
    • Sample podcasts
    • Create your own musical background
      • http://www.jamstudio.com
    • Be careful not to violate copyright regulations!
      • http://www.copyright.gov
      • http://www.creativecommons.org
  • 29.
    • Free Music Project
      • http://freemusic.freeculture.org
    • PodSafe Music Network
      • http://music.podshow.com
    • PodSafe Audio
      • http://www.podsafeaudio.com
  • 30. INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE TIME
    • Practice recording with Audacity
    • Create something for your classroom (if prepared) and save to your flash drive
    • If ready, upload to your TeacherWeb or create podcast account and upload
  • 31. BREAK TIME!
    • After the break:
      • Work on individual practice or record from prepared material
      • Approximately 45-50 minutes to work
      • Come back together and share what we have done and answer any final questions
  • 32. SHARING AND FINAL QUESTIONS
    • Examples of what you’ve created
    • Questions?
    • Presentation materials, links, and tutorials on my wiki page
    • hms-music.wikispaces.com