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Podcasting Workshop



presented as a workshop for educators withe the Rainbow District School Board.

presented as a workshop for educators withe the Rainbow District School Board.



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    • Jayson Stewart, Espanola High School
    • me
      • Media Arts and Comm Tech teacher since 2007
      • Secondary educator for five years and elementary for four
      • Media Arts Part 1
      • Producer of Spartan Youth Radio
      • Graphic artist, painter, actor, media consultant, writer, film maker, and community activist.
    • objectives
      • To understand what podcasting is
      • To learn how podcasting is used in education
      • To know what is needed as a podcast consumer and a podcast producer
      • To record, edit and publish a short podcast
    • podcasting
      • Audio or video file
      • “ Show” format
      • Time-shifted: Subscription-enabled
      • Portable and Repeatable
      • Accompanied by “show notes”
    • background
      • Popularized in August 2004
      • Enabled by two elements:
        • RSS enclosures (Really Simple Syndication)
        • Podcasting software and services
      • Initially one show style podcast available: “Daily Source Code” with Adam Curry
      • 2007: 20 million podcasts; today? unclear
      • All mainstream media is podcasting
      • 2005: Apple added podcast support to iTunes
    • What makes podcasts desirable?
      • Listen while doing something else
      • Time-shifted content
      • Narrowcasted audiences
      • Alternative and niche content
      • User-generated and non-commercial
      • Independent of regulators
      • Easy to create
    • Educational benefits
      • Easy to create
      • Unlimited creativity… historical reenactments, interviews, panel debates, dramatic pieces, standup comedy, music dj shows, performances, radio play, lessons and lectures etc.
      • Teaches marketable skills: planning, production, editing, public speaking, design, engineering, teamwork, etc.
      • Can lead to post secondary opportunities in audio production, broadcasting, journalism, web design, engineering, etc.
      • Helps motivate kids. Gives them a voice.
      • Teaches Media Literacy skills.
    • Finding and subscribing to podcasts
    • iTunes
    • winamp
    • others
    • The technology
    • The technology
      • The bare minimum
        • A USB microphone (about $10) *
        • A computer (nothing fancy)
        • Recording / editing software (free)
          • Audacity (Mac and Windows) http:// audacity.sourcefourge.net
          • Garageband (preloaded on Mac iLife)
          • *Smartphones with WAV/MP3 capabilities *FirstClass voice mail
    • The technology
      • Moderate setup: The SYR SetUp
        • Computer with LOTS of memory
        • Mixer - $300
        • Condenser microphone - $100 - $300
        • Microphone stand (tabletop or floor model) - $35
        • Pop screen - $25
        • Portable Recording Device - $150
    • Upload the file
      • FTP site (can be complicated)
      • Automated processes
      • Your own blog or website
    • About spartan youth radio
      • Launched April 2007 with an Espanola High School focus despite criticism
      • $1500 investment from the RDSB Innovation Fund (no longer available)
    • About spartan youth radio - now
      • Produced by 15-25 students
      • Consumed by fans on every continent on the planet
      • Over 54,000 downloads of our audio and video programs in five years
      • Interviews, drama, music shows, opinion pieces, documentaries
      • Job Training
    • Have fun and be creative
    • Jayson Stewart TEACHER Media Arts, Communication Technology Aboriginal Cultures, English Espanola High School PRODUCER spartanyouthradio.com [email_address] (705) 869-1590 ext 6264