Creating a podcast


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These slides complement the 'Creating a podcast' workshop, organized by the Film In Language Teaching Association and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Creating a podcast

  1. 1. Creating a podcast <ul><li>Media Skills for Language Teachers - Benoît Guilbaud </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>@FILTA_Community @MMU_Languages @BenGuilbaud
  2. 2. <ul><li>At the end of this session, you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the concepts of podcasting and screencasting and their applications to language teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce and publish a podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce and publish a screencast </li></ul></ul>Session objectives
  3. 3. What is a podcast? Audio recording Video recording Online Offline Free iPod Downloadable Broadcast
  4. 4. iPod broadcast
  5. 5. Podcast
  6. 6. Podcast Audio or video recording New episodes published regularly Transfer to iPod or MP3 player Downloaded automatically in iTunes , iPodder , WinPodder Listen offline =
  7. 9. Podcast Any audio or video on a web page Requires an internet connection Not always downloadable = User must access it also...
  8. 10. Podcasting in language teaching
  9. 11. Publish lectures Give feedback Publish sample student work Give instructions Record conference talk Sharing practice Revise and catch-up Mobile and offline access Submit spoken homework Record interviews Radio show chats, role-plays, reports, songs, poems, pronunciation practice... Tutor Student
  10. 12. Sample podcasts Using the links on your handout, listen to some examples of podcasts
  11. 13. Production
  12. 14. Script writing Using Microsoft Word , write up a 100-word (min.) podcast script on a topic relating to language learning or another subject area of your choice. Specify whether this podcast is aimed at students, colleagues, fellow practitioners, etc. Do not forget to greet the audience and introduce yourself.
  13. 15. Using an online prompter Access, The Online Prompter by clicking the link on your digital handout. Paste your script in the text box and select your preferred font and speed. Practise reading your script.
  14. 16. Recording & editing To record your podcast, open the following application on your computer: Audacity (PC) GarageBand (Mac)
  15. 17. Publishing - MMU server To publish your podcast on the MMU podcasting server , use the link provided in your digital handout. To link your podcast to a particular unit, you will need your unit code, which can be retrieved from your Moodle area.
  16. 18. Publishing - public server To publish your podcast on a public server, use the link to Podbean provided in your digital handout. You will need to create a free account with the podcast hosting service PodBean .
  17. 19. Screencasting
  18. 20. Planning Download the template language lesson slides from your digital handout. Using Microsoft PowerPoint , add text to the slides to create a lesson or activity relating to language learning. Prepare what you are going to say and practise talking over your slides.
  19. 21. Recording & editing To record your screencast, open the following application on your computer: Blueberry Flashback (PC) Camtasia (Mac)
  20. 22. Publishing on To publish your screencast on the web, create a free YouTube account. If you have an existing Google account (e.g. Gmail ), you can use the same credentials to create a YouTube account.
  21. 23. Sharing your screencast To embed your screencast on a web page, please access the MMU Languages Student Portal using the address provided in your handout. Alternatively, you may use your Moodle area.
  22. 24. Equipment
  23. 25. Logitech USB microphone £10.90 Logitech USB headset £17.99 Samson CO1U - Podcasting Microphone pack £122.54
  24. 26. Podcasting Audacity free Screencasting Blueberry Flashback £66 Camtasia £230.50
  25. 27. Podcasting GarageBand free Screencasting Camtasia £69.99
  26. 28. Thank you for attending Next workshop: Making Subtitles - 6th December, 5.30pm-7.30pm @FILTA_Community @MMU_Languages @BenGuilbaud