Transcript of "An introduction to podcasting 130110"
An introduction to PODCASTING<br />Consortium INSET: 11/5/10<br />Hanh Doan, Sarah Hosegood, Claire Edison<br />Beaumont School<br />This presentation can be found on http://musicatbeaumontschool.blogspot.com/<br />For more information, please e-mail:<br />Hanh.Doan@beaumont.herts.sch.uk<br />
What is a podcast?<br />A podcast is a digital media file or collection of files that is distributed over the internet. The files can then be played back on a computer or personal player (eg, an iPod).<br />The method by which podcasts are distributed is often called podcasting.<br />
Why use podcasts?<br />To cater for those with a preference for an auditory learning style<br />Can often support handouts given out in lessons/homework etc<br />Supporting revision<br />Students perceive as “different/more fun”<br />Useful if students have missed lessons<br />
What do you need?<br />A computer/laptop with some basic recording software, e.g. Audacity or WavePad<br />Microphone which connects to your machine (some computers may have microphones installed in them already)<br />Access to a broadband internet connection<br />
STEP 1: Downloading audio software<br />You can download some free audio software from Audacity. You can also pay for upgrades if you become addicted!<br />As well as the software, you need the LAME mp3 encoder. Instructions for download are found by clicking here.<br />
STEP 2: Recording your podcast<br />Plug in your microphone, open up Audacity, press the RECORD button and then start speaking!<br />You can use the pause button to take a quick break. Pressing it again will resume recording.<br />Press stop when you have finished. Don’t worry about saying things perfectly or rehearsing them too much as you can edit your tracks once you have finished them.<br />
STEP 3: Editing your track<br />You can tidy you work by cutting and pasting your track and adding effects – you can experiment by just clicking edit etc.<br />Ensure you SAVE your project as you go along.<br />
STEP 4: EXPORTING YOUR TRACK AS AN MP3<br />Once you have finished, you need to export your track as an mp3 – select this option from the FILE menu. Make sure you save it somewhere safe.<br />
STEP 5: HOSTING YOUR PODCAST<br />You can save your file to your school’s Central Resource area/VLE<br />You could ask MSc to post the mp3 to your department’s webpage on the school website<br />Find a free hosting website, egPodcastMachine.com<br />Use the embed code from this website and put on your blog/website etc<br />Or create a link to the podcast from your blog<br />
Using PodcastMachine.com<br />Create an account<br />Create a new channel and name it, eg. AS Music<br />
Create an episode<br />Label it carefully and tag it as well<br />Upload a logo if you wish<br />Update the info and then upload your mp3<br />
You should end up with…<br />Podcast<br />Link<br />
Embed your podcast on your blog<br />From your channel, go to Build-a-Player<br />Highlight and copy the html code of your podcast<br />Embed this into a new post by changing your setting to “Edit Html” – see next slide<br />Ignore the Html warning and check the box – change the width of your box to 450 if you can<br />Publish post – don’t be put off by the preview <br />
After….<br />Click here to change to Html format<br />Paste your html code of your podcast below your text<br />
Things to consider… <br />Copyright. It is not possible to include music in your extracts unless you have a licence. If you would like to include music, you can create links to Spotify.<br />Click here to read more about copyright laws when podcasting<br />
Websites used in this presentation<br />http://audacity.sourceforge.net/<br />http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3<br />http://podcastmachine.com/<br />http://www.blogger.com/<br />http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide<br />
Examples of podcasts<br />French and German:<br />http://podcastmachine.com/podcasts/4401/<br />http://podcastmachine.com/podcasts/4732<br />Music:<br />http://musicatbeaumontschool.blogspot.com/2010/01/year-12-bach-overture-podcast.html<br />Geography:<br />http://beaumontgeoggers.blogspot.com/<br />
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