Podcasting - OLA Super Conference 2009

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Podcasting: from Planning to Production - a presentation by Paul Kay and Joel Krentz for the Ontario Library Association's 2009 Super Conference.

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  • Photo – take and break
  • 3:45 Joel and Paul talk around this after Diana’s intro
  • 3:46 Paul What are podcasts? - definition, examples How can I podcast work my students are/ I am already doing? - integrating podcasting into your program Linking podcasts to research and inquiry How hard is it to podcast? - demystifying the technology
  • 3:48 Joel What do all those buttons mean? - using Audacity So what do I do with it now? - exporting and sharing podcasts In-house podcast session How can I get started at my school? - podcast resources
  • 3:50 Joel New Oxford American Dictionary selected 'podcast' as the Word of the Year in 2005
  • 3:51 Paul
  • 3:54 Paul 1 & 2 history Joel 3 & 4 history I nsert MP3s
  • 4:00 Joel provides a sense of security alternative to front-of-the-class presentations engages students with use of technology c onnection to the real world easily sharable with parents and community e asily stored for use as future exemplars relates to what your students are already doing. Research process
  • 4:01 Joel provides a sense of security alternative to front-of-the-class presentations engages students with use of technology c onnection to the real world easily sharable with parents and community e asily stored for use as future exemplars relates to what your students are already doing. Research process
  • 4:04 Joel
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  • 4:08 Paul There are a variety of podcasting software options you can use We will be using Audacity in this workshop Before you begin to podcast, consider …
  • 4:08 Paul Define your purpose and your audience for the podcast(s) How many segments do you want in your podcast (e.g. tip of the day, reviews, breaking news, interviews etc.)? How often will you release new shows? Will you just be talking or will you play music as well? Will you be doing the podcast solo or will you have other hosts? or come up with something completely different Be creative!
  • 4:10 Paul Audacity is free at sourceforge.com The technology is inexpensive: headsets can be purchased for as little as $20 and microphones are available at the dollar store Students can bring in their own ear buds if available or get some at the dollar store
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  • 4:15 Paul Play in aup format Deconstruct podcast Include screen shot of many layers B ook review or talk or promotion? O utro?
  • 4:16 Launch the monmorancy.aup file Play the podcast for the audience Use this podcast as a model to show how the 6 control buttons on the left work Multitask and flip back and forth between ppt and aup files to illustrate how to do this
  • 4:17 Launch the montmorancy.aup file Play the podcast for the audience Discuss the different elements used here: intro music/blurb/info bite/outro music Joel may wish to use this podcast as a model to show how the 6 control buttons on the left work Multitask and flip back and forth between ppt and aup files to illustrate how to do this
  • 4:25 Introduce Joel and the how to portion
  • 4:25 Joel
  • 4:28 Joel
  • 4:31 Joel Tip stop to use another tool not button … Show the audience how to name tracks and how to use the mute button to avoid confusion
  • 4:31 Joel Tip stop to … Show the audience how to name tracks and how to use the mute button to avoid confusion
  • 4:32 Paul Screen shot of TwilightZone.aup layered file Launch twilightzone.aup to illustrate what a heavily layered podcast looks like Refer to the Hilarious House of Frankenstein TV show as model for spooky, layered tracks
  • 4:37 Joel Mention Lame file
  • 4:39 Joel Create resources list – to be included in the posted version online at Super conference website C opyright friendly sites, Creative Commons options, Music and Sounds, Audacity, How to sites, podomatic
  • 4:39 Joel Create resources list – links to be included in the posted version online at Super conference website
  • 4:40 Paul Explain what we are going to podcast Introduce group leaders Laptops: P=1PC, J=4PC, D=1PC, E=1M TOTALS 6PC’s 1 Mac
  • 4:41 Paul Finalise detail of expectations Throw in media triangle here
  • Podcasting - OLA Super Conference 2009

    1. 1. Podcasting: From Planning to Production    Paul Kay Teacher-Librarians, Toronto DSB Joel Krentz
    2. 2. <ul><li>Have you ever wondered what podcasting was all about? Are you looking to integrate podcasting into your program? Learn what is needed to start podcasting in your school and get tips on some of the best available resources. Be a part of the creation of a podcast which will be uploaded to the Super Conference website. Podcast the work your students are already doing! </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>What are podcasts? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I podcast work my students are/ I am already doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Linking podcasts to research and inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>How hard is it to podcast? </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>What do all those buttons mean? </li></ul><ul><li>So what do I do with it now? </li></ul><ul><li>In-house podcast session </li></ul><ul><li>How can I get started at my school? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Podcast: (from “iPod” and “Broadcasting”) </li></ul><ul><li>A method of publishing audio files to the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wpg.cornell.edu/iws2/technology/techinfo.cfm </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Do you remember LP’s, 45’s, cassette tapes, </li></ul><ul><li>8-track players, VHS, CD’s? </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are digital so they don’t have a physical presence … they exist electronically </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can be in WAV, MP3 or another electronic format </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>School Event: Northlea Reads 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>- Sisters Grimm </li></ul><ul><li>Class activity: Hallowe’en Charity Fundraiser </li></ul><ul><li>- Petrifying Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment: Healthy Eating – Cafeteria Menu </li></ul><ul><li>- Henry Hudson PS </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement: Fern Food Drive </li></ul><ul><li>- Fern Avenue PS </li></ul>
    8. 10. <ul><li>How can I podcast work my students </li></ul><ul><li>are already doing? </li></ul>
    9. 12. <ul><li>How hard is it to podcast? </li></ul>
    10. 13. <ul><li>purpose </li></ul>audience hosts s egments f ormat frequency creativity theme music and sound effects o riginality
    11. 14. <ul><li>Define your purpose and your audience for the podcast(s) </li></ul><ul><li>How many segments do you want in your podcast (e.g. tip of the day, reviews, breaking news, interviews etc.)? </li></ul><ul><li>How often will you release new shows? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you just be talking or will you play music as well? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you be doing the podcast solo or will you have other hosts? </li></ul><ul><li>or come up with something completely different </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative! </li></ul>
    12. 15. <ul><li>How long </li></ul><ul><li>should your podcast be? </li></ul>
    13. 16. <ul><li>Your podcast </li></ul><ul><li>should be as long as it </li></ul><ul><li>NEEDS to be! </li></ul>
    14. 17. <ul><li>Audacity is a free, audio editing software </li></ul><ul><li>Takes up little disk space </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>But where do you get it? … </li></ul>
    15. 19. <ul><li>Let’s deconstruct the podcast for a book review: </li></ul>1. Intro Music 2. Fade to background music 3. Promo Blurb 4. Info bit 5. Volume increase to outro Music Montmorancy
    16. 20. <ul><li>This looks very confusing, what’s going on here? </li></ul>
    17. 21. Track1. Here I recorded the blurb I read from the back of the book. Track 2. Here I imported an audio track as back ground. Audio tracks are come in stereo Note the change in volume in the music track
    18. 22. <ul><li>What do all those buttons mean? </li></ul>
    19. 27. <ul><li>Let’s examine an Audacity audio file that has many layers - Northlea Reads 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>You can add and name layers: music/sound effects/audio </li></ul><ul><li>You can listen to and/or mute certain layers </li></ul><ul><li>You can manipulate the layers using the editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the podcast </li></ul>
    20. 28. <ul><li>So what do I do with it now? </li></ul><ul><li>Export as MP3 or WAV files </li></ul><ul><li>Attach to emails </li></ul><ul><li>Burn to CD/DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Post to websites/blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Upload to Podomatic, iTunes </li></ul>
    21. 29. <ul><li>How can I get started at my school? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I get help after this workshop? </li></ul>
    22. 30. <ul><li>Audacity (with Lame encoder) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Freeplay Music </li></ul><ul><li>Freeloops </li></ul><ul><li>Free Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Musopen! Free Public Domain Classical Music </li></ul><ul><li>The Recordist </li></ul><ul><li>PacDV Free Sound Effects </li></ul>Music Sound Effects Software How to For Music and Sound Effect sites, be sure to check ‘Terms of Use’ before downloading sound files.
    23. 31. <ul><li>Example from Super Conference session: </li></ul><ul><li>Grizzle Grows </li></ul>
    24. 32. <ul><li>Be creative! </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly, HAVE FUN!! </li></ul>

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