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This presentation discribes and discuss all the steps in creating a podcast. It is usually used in conjunction with a hands-on workshop.

This presentation discribes and discuss all the steps in creating a podcast. It is usually used in conjunction with a hands-on workshop.

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  • 1. Podcasting: A New Genre Exciting Students Carol Siwinski Germantown Academy Curricular Technology Specialist PETE & C February 10 -12, 2008
  • 2. Podcasting
    • Allows for the distribution of audio or video files through RSS feed
    • RSS - real simple syndication
    • Audio, enhanced audio or video files in MP3 or M4a format
    • You can listen to podcast on Internet
    • Using an aggregator iTunes or iPodder you can subscribe to the podcast and listen later
    • Subcribe to podcast with aggregtor
    • New episode automatically added through feed to aggregator
    • Transfer podcast to iPod or mP3 player for portable listening
  • 3. iPod
    • More than just a music player
    • Portable learning tool
    • Can develop core literacy skills
    • Crosses generational lines
    • Can be integrated into almost all disciplines
      • Course content dissemination
      • Classroom recording
      • Field recording
      • Study support
      • File storage and transfer
  • 4. Podcasts in the Classroom
    • Music students
      • Listen to, memorize and critique classical music
      • Share original musical works
    • Foreign language
      • Listen to native music
      • Exposure to native speakers
      • Listen to native newspapers to receive another view point of world events
      • Learn a Foreign language
      • E-mail key pals can become pod pals
      • Create their own content
    • History and English
      • Listen to historical speeches
      • Listen to interviews with experts
      • Share original work
  • 5. Sample Podcasts
    • Digging Up Dinosaurs
      • http://www. germantownacademy .org/curtech/radioga/RadioGAcast3.htm
    • China’s Treasure Crest
      • http://www.germantownacademy.org/curtech/radioga/RadioGAcast7.htm
    • Author’s Corner
      • http://www.germantownacademy.org/curtech/radioga/RadioGAcast15.htm
    • 1920s Podcast
      • Wxyy
        • http://www.germantownacademy.org/curtech/radioga/RadioGAcast16.htm
      • Uncorked New York
        • http://www. germantownacademy .org/curtech/radioga/RadioGAcast17. htm
  • 6. Sample Podcasts
    • Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
      • http://grammar. quickanddirtytips .com/default.aspx
    • English Idioms and Slang
      • http://www. englishcaster .com/idioms/
    • Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids
      • http: //storynory .com/
    • MathGrad: Everyday Mathematics Explained
      • http://www. mathgrad .com/
    • First Amendment Minute
      • http://www. firstamendmentminute . com/Podcasts/feed .xml
    • LearnOutLoud Great History Speeches
      • http://www. learnoutloud .com/Catalog/History/Speeches/Great-Speeches-in-History-Podcast/21306
    • Coffee Break Spanish
      • http://www. radiolinguamedia . com/cbs/www/index .html
  • 7. Finding a Podcast
    • Educational Podcast for Teaching and Learning
      • http://recap.ltd. uk/podcasting/index . php
    • The educational Podcast Network
      • http://epnweb.org/
    • Podcast Alley - site features monthly ranking with a top ten list
      • http://www. podcastalley .com/
    • iTunes
      • Download iTunes http://www.apple. com/itunes/download/
      • New version iTunes 6.0 or later has a built in Podcast directory.
      • Launch iTunes
      • Click the Podcasts icon in the Source panel.
      • Categories are listed on the bottom-left of the screen.
      • Perform a search .
  • 8. Subscribing to Podcast
    • iTunes easiest way, find it and
    • Find badge on web page
    • If no iTunes badge select and drag and drop it into iTunes
    • Using iTunes, copy the RSS URL address and paste
  • 9. Listening to Podcast
    • On iTunes on a computer
      • Subscribe through iTunes
      • New episodes automatically updated
    • On MP3 player such as iPod
      • Portable
      • Plug in iPod episodes automatically synchronized
      • Podcast can be automatically deleted
    • On web page, don’t subscribe just listen
  • 10. Creating a Podcast
    • Make an MP3 or M4a file
      • Preproduction - write script, find music, assign roles, etc
      • Production using audio editing app to record Audacity, Garageband, mic, etc
      • Upload the MP3 to web server
    • Create web page or use free weblog -Word press, LiveJournal, Blogger
    • Link to URL of MP3or M4a on web page to listen
    • Create XML file RSS2.0 feed with enclosures- (Feedburner online or Feeder $29.99)
    • Link to URL of XML file on web page
    • Submit podcast to directories
    • Visitors subscribe through iTunes, directors or web page links
  • 11. PreProduction
    • Preproduction takes at least 3/4 of production time
    • Develop format - host, topics and segments?
    • Need a creative, catchy title
    • Research, write and rehearse scripts
    • Students develop a podcasting voice
    • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse!
    • Have students listen to sample podcast
    • Who is audience - students, parents, etc.
    • Length should not be long 8 to 10 minutes
  • 12. Recording
    • External mic better than built -in
    • Recommend Logitec noise filtering headset
    • Set sound preferences of system to recognize external mic
    • Best app is GarageBand on MAC or Audacity on PC
    • Can also use browser based app or iPod with mic
    • GarageBand is nonlinear but easiest to record in order of script
    • Record short pieces less chance for mistakes
    • Leave space for intro, outro and bumpers
  • 13. Speaking Mistakes
    • Talking too fast
    • Honor periods
    • Drop off end of words
    • Popping p ’s
    • Puking – using a fake voice
    • Ware mic practically next to eyes
    • Eating the mic too close
    • Touching the mic
    • Enunciate clearly
    • Speaking a normal volume – speak to friend
    • Prepare and practice
    • Record in short portions and then put together
    • Reduce the background noise
    • Smile while reading
  • 14. PostProduction
    • Edit clips
    • Eliminate pauses and interruptions
    • Add intro, outro and bumpers
    • Use loops from GarageBand
    • Audacity needs to download podcast safe music
    • Adjust music tracks for ducking
    • When perfect send to iTunes and convert it to MP3
    • Place MP3 on web server
  • 15. Publishing Podcasts
    • Once you created your audio program and uploaded it to a web server, make links to it on a web page or blog . Your final step is to create an RSS feed which converts your audio files into a bone fide podcast.
    • Feeder - creating, editing and publishing RSS feeds on Mac OS X cost $29.95. All reside on your server
      • http: //reinventedsoftware .com/feeder/
    • Feedburner -creating an RSS feed
      • http://www. google . com/support/feedburner/bin/answer . py ?answer=79416& ctx=sibling
    • Blogger and Feedburner - tutorial
      • http://www. podcastingnews . com/articles/Make_Podcast_Blogger .html
    • Feed Validator
      • http://www.feedvalidator.org
    • Submit RSS feed address to podcast directories including iTunes
    • Link to your Podcast in iTunes using this tutorial
  • 16. Creating Podcast with Web 2.0
    • PodOmatic - Create, Find, Share Podcasts
      • http://www. podomatic . com/podcast
    • MyPodcast.Com free web2.0 podcasting application
      • http://www. mypodcast .com/?gclid=CL-uwaC735ACFSBMGgodh2uHXg
    • JamGlue - Create your podcast and download the MP3
      • http://www. jamglue .com/
    • Podpoint - $19/month Podcast feed, podcast manager, iTunes submission, sermon notes
      • http: //podpoint .net/start
  • 17. Podcasting Resources
    • Learning in Hand
      • http://www.learninginhand.com/podcasting/index.html
    • Complete Guide to iTunes Podcast from iLounge
      • http://ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-itunes-49-with-podcasts/
    • Guide to Podcast creation
      • http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/beginners-guide-to-podcast-creation/
    • Enhanced Podcasting Creation
      • http: //creativemac . digitalmedianet . com/articles/viewarticle . jsp ?id=37839-0
    • Recording a Podcasting Tutorial - Audacity
      • http://www. jakeludington .com/podcasting/20050222_recording_a_podcast.html
    • Podcasting Tool Box
      • http: //mashable .com/2007/07/04/podcasting-toolbox/
  • 18. Sound Resources
    • History Channel Great Speeches
      • http://www.historychannel.com/broadband/home/index.jsp
    • The Classical Music Archives
      • http://www.classicalarchives.com/
    • Dance Music MPeg and Video Clips from Library of Congress
      • http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/divideos.html
    • Free Music Play sample clips royalty free
      • http://www.freemusicplay.com/
    • The Free Sound Project
      • http: //freesound . iua . upf . edu/index .php
    • Flash Kit -Sound FX
      • http: //flashkit .com/soundfx/
    • Podcast Bumper Music
      • http: //bumpermusic . blogspot .com/
    • Four bEEs - free media
      • http://www. fourbees . com/fourbees/audelm .asp
  • 19. iPod Tools/Tip and Tricks
    • Using iPod as portable recording device
    • iTalk Griffith voice recorder
      • Inserting recorder
      • Speak clearly, projecting voice, use inflection
      • Hold recorder a few inches from mouth
    • Between recording preserver battery
    • Set iPod to be updated manually
    • Organization a must
    • Download recordings either to desktop or iTunes and rename immediately
    • Compress recording in iTunes
    • Convert recordings to MP3 in iTunes
  • 20. Digitizing Artifacts
    • Scan images
      • Make jpg, landscape 640 X 480
    • Take photos as close as possible
    • Download digital images from camera
      • Be careful not to crop become pixilated
    • Download images from web
      • Only USE 640 X 480 or larger
    • Use digital video camera with firewire
    • Record voice over
      • Use iMovie, GarageBand, Audacity or iPod with recorder
    • Capture Music
      • iTunes, GarageBand loops, CD
      • Use mp3 format
      • Free music resources
  • 21. Image Resources
    • Library of Congress
      • http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/
    • Library of Congress on Flickr
      • http://www. flickr . com/photos/library_of_congress/
    • Kodak’s Powerful Days in Black and White
      • http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml
    • National Archives of UK from Doomsday to present
      • http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
    • National Archives
      • http://www.archives.gov/
    • Classroom Clipart
      • http://classroomclipart.com/
    • Pics4Learning
      • http://www.pics4learning.com/