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  1. 1. The Easy way to create podcasts using PowerPoint and Photo Story Marty Daniel, Ed Tech Specialist Houston Independent School District 2010
  2. 2. Considerations •Copyright •Permissions and Privacy •Where to publish – locally or globally http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/ scw/go/pid/524
  3. 3. Requirements •Presentation software (PowerPoint) •A computer with Photo Story free download @ http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/ digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx •Headphones and mic or headset •Idea
  4. 4. Choose your topic and Create a Storyboard or script •Make a map of what you will say during the podcast. Use pictures or words as prompts. •Make a script with a note or icon of different images.
  5. 5. Storyboard sample Image Sound/Narration Notes 1 2 3
  6. 6. Create a Power Point Make one slide for each thing you want to talk about in your podcast. Follow your storymap. Make it simple. You can use this one as an example:
  7. 7. Save as JPG files
  8. 8. Notice where your folder of images is saved.
  9. 9. Save as PowerPoint •If you ever want to go back and change something, you will need the file saved as a PowerPoint file also.
  10. 10. Photo Story •Close PowerPoint. •Get your script or storyboard ready. •Get out microphone or headset. •Open Photo Story.
  11. 11. Start Photo Story •New story •Import pictures
  12. 12. Add images • Navigate to the PowerPoint images you saved. • Select all by clicking on an image then pressing ctrl+a on the keyboard. • Click OK
  13. 13. Arrange images 1.Save your project. 2.Arrange your images by dragging. 2 3.Click Next. 1 3
  14. 14. Add additional text • Add any additional text. • Click on each image. Add the text for that image. • Click Next.
  15. 15. Add narration! 1.Plug in your headset. 2.Click on the microphone button and test your mic by following directions on the screen.
  16. 16. Add narration! 1.Click record - start talking 2.Press the stop button when done 3.Preview 4.Undo 12 4 5.Repeat 6.Do this for each slide. 3 7.Next => 6
  17. 17. Background Music 1.Use create music. Play with the options until you are satisfied. 2.Set the volume low! 1 3.Preview 4.Next => 2 3 4
  18. 18. Save 1.First – Save as a project. 2.Next choose [Save for playback on a portable device]. If you need higher quality choose [Save your story for playback on a computer]. 3.Browse to where you want it saved. 4.Next => 2 3 1
  19. 19. The rest of the story… Photo Story will not save in a format that can be played on an iPod. So if you want to ever have it available as a podcast it must be converted to an mp4 file. Soooo…
  20. 20. Convert There are free programs that convert files and there are converters online. Use one of the online options to convert your wmv file to an mp4 file. http://media-convert.com/ or http://zamzar.com/ or http://online.movavi.com/ or http://www.mediaconverter.org/ If you have trouble converting directly from an wmv to an mp4, convert to an avi and then convert the avi to an mp4 file.
  21. 21. RSS - Podcasting If you want folks to be able to subscribe to your podcasts, upload to your mp4 to a PodBean account. http://www.podbean.com/ You can set up a free account.
  22. 22. Downloading Podcasts • http://mdaniel.podbean.com/ Click the video link and download. Open iTunes and import file into your library. Drag file within iTunes to your iPod
  23. 23. Selected Resources •Secondary Ed Tech Wiki •Podbean hosting •100 Free Podcasts from the Best Colleges •Education Podcasts on iTunes •iTunes University