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Podcasting In Your Classroom

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    • Let Your Voice Be Heard!
      Jennifer Gatz
      Spring MACE 2010
      Follow me: jenngatz on plurk
    • What is a Podcast?
      iPod + Broadcast = Podcast AKA = Personal On Demand BroadCAST
      Podcast is simply an audio and sometimes a video recording that is made available online.
      Although some podcasts are one time productions most podcasts are a series of audio presentations that you can subscribe to via an RSS feed (to learn more about RSS click here)
      Enhanced Podcast or Slide Cast (Sample)
      Vodcast (Sample)
      Podcasting in Plain English
    • Podcasting is…
      Standards based
      21st Century Learning
    • Why Podcast?
      Provides students with a voice
      Allows students to demonstrate what they know about a topic
      Incorporates a wide variety of skills writing, editing, public speaking
      Can hit a variety of learning styles
      Authentic activity that can extend beyond the walls of the classroom
    • Student Podcasts Ideas
      Individual Content:
      Oral reports
      Reading an original poem, story or any piece of writing (sample poem, sample poem 2)
      Book Talks
      Group Assignments:
      Recreating a historical event through audio
      Interviewing adults, other students etc…
      Classroom News – Weekly, monthly or daily content
      Create a Radio Show
    • Examples of Student Podcasts
      Radio WillowWebPodcast by students in grades kindergarten through five in Omaha, Nebraska all about things they learn in school.
      Coley CastColeyCast is the radio broadcast created by the students of Room 34 in Murrieta, California.
      Coulee Kids 7th Grade Language Arts students from Wisconsin
      Mathcasts– Variety of Podcasts, Vodcasts, Screencasts
    • Teacher Podcast Ideas
      Recording of class lessons/lectures
      Audio/Video study guides
      Parent communication-
      Class News
      Daily/weekly Announcements
      Sharing knowledge with other professionals
    • Sample Teacher Podcasts
      Mr. Coley’s Study Cast – Podcast for studying for Social Studies and Science Tests
      Mr. Langhorst – Middle School Social Studies teacher that posts Studycasts and Podcasts on his website and blog
      Bud the Teacher- Reflections and ideas on teaching
    • Tools for Podcasting
      Computer w/production software-
      Mac= Garage Band or AudacityPC = Audacity ( Free Download)
      Microphone Or even just a telephone depending on the service you use
      Audio Recording Software –
      Garage Band – Mac - iLife
      Audacity – PC or Mac – Free
      Free Podcasting Booklet by Tony Vincent
    • Podcast Stages
      Preproduction – Scripting
      Production-Recording the podcast into Audacity or Garage Band
      Post Production – Edit the Audio, possibly adding sound effects and music. Save as an MP3
      Publishing - Post to a server or Podcast hosting sight
    • Preproduction
      Script writing and planning- This usually takes the most time
      Mustang Minute
      Mr. Coley’s Podcasting Resources
      Radio Willow Preproduction Script Example
      Radio Show Production
    • Getting Started with
      1. Connect your microphone.
      2. Launch Audacity.
      3. Click the Edit menu and choose Preferences. In the
      Recording section, select your microphone.
      Tip: It should automatically recognize it. If you plug your microphone in first it can cause problems with recognizing the microphone.
    • Production – Recording
      Click the Record button.
      Speak into the microphone. Notice the waveforms appears as you speak.
      Click the Stop button.
      Click the Play button to listen to the recording.
      Audacity Tool Bar
      Record Button
      Pause Button
    • Audacity Tracks
      Your speaking was too soft or too far from the headset.
      Sound waves are flat which means that speaking is either too soft, loud or flatsounding.
      Sounds waves have peaks and valleys
      meaning that you’re a proper distance
      from the microphone.
    • Post Production
      After recording it’s time for editing!
      Trim, rearrange, etc.
      Add music and/or sound effects
      Audacity Editing Tools
    • Editing Tools
      3. Envelope Tool– allows you to adjust the (volume) of different sections of a track
      1. Selection Tool – click and drag over a section of sound on the timeline to select that section.
      Envelope Tool
      Draw Tool
      Selection Tool
      Multi Tool
      Zoom Tool
      2. Time Shift Tool– allows you to move the selected sound along the sound track.
      Basic Editing:
      1. Using the
      Time Shift Tool-
    • Using the Editing Tools
      The selection tool allows you to select any part of your
      sound wave. It will let you listen to only selected parts of your
      Recording and will allow you to select parts to edit/delete.
      To delete a portion of your recording:
      Use the selection tool to select what you want to delete.
      Go to Edit Cut or just hit the delete key on your keyboard.
    • Working with the Tracks
      Naming Tracks:
      When you have more than one track it is sometimes helpful to name each track.
      On the left hand side click on the down arrow by Audio Track
      Click on name and then add a name to your track.
      Adjusting Volume:
      1. To make the volume of any track louder or softer drag the selector to the + or -.
    • Royalty Free Music & Effects
      Free Play Music
      Be sure you preview Sound Effect Sites:
      Absolute Sound Effects
      Partner in Rhyme Sound Effects
      Ikeepbookmarks Sound Effects
    • Importing Audio
      1.Download your favorite music (Remember copyright issues)
      2. Go to File – Then Import – Then Audio
      Select your audio file.
      Once your audio is imported use the
      Time Shift tool to adjust the all your tracks
    • Adding Audio Effects
      1. Select the audio that you would like to fade in or out.
      2. I selected the beginning of my music audio
      Then go to Effect – Fade In
      You will notice how the audio now is softer and then gets louder. You can do the same thing with the Fade Out Effect
    • Resources for
      FREE Download audacity.sourceforge.net/download
      LAUSD Podcast Wiki
      Audacity Wikispaces- (Official)
      Learning in Hand Podcast Ideas
      How to Podcast Video Tutorials
      Audacity Ning Group
      Mr. Coley’s Podcasting Resources – Basic Audacity Tutorials
    • Perfecting the Sound
      Sometimes you have several students recording. To
      1. Download and install Levelator from conversationsnetwork.org/levelator
      2. Launch Levelator.
      3. Drag and drop your exported WAV file onto the Levelator window.
      4. Wait while Levelator processes the file.
      5. Locate the WAV file with “output” in the file name and delete the original WAV
    • Publishing
      • Save (Export) your file as an MP3
      • In Audacity go to File – Export – Then you can enter information or click ok. Then save your file as a MP3.
      • Podcasting Hosting
      • Spread the Word – Show parents and students how to subscribe via a Podcatcher such as Apple's iTunes
      Tutorial to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes
      • Embed in your website, blog, wiki, Glogster, etc.
    • I hope you’re ready to….Let Your Voice be Heard!If you have any questions email: jgatz@doniphanwest.org