. Explain that a podcast is a multimedia file that is available online to listen to or download. Show the short video clip to help explain what a podcast is
They record any short text. If they want to they can write down what to say.
Keeping Audacity open teach them to cut out any unwanted sounds by firstly enlarging the section the want to edit, the highlighting the section they want to cut and then just cutting with the scissors like in word. They can also amplify the sound if they think that their voice is too quiet my highlighting the whole text and choosing amplify from the drop down menu. In addition they can equalize the sound by highlighting the text and choosing “equalise” from the same drop down menu. This balances out all of the sound
What they say about podcasting The fact that were not always in the classroom doing work and we can learn in different ways. They let me listen back to key parts of topics and before assessments i can jog my memory .
What they say about podcasting Sharing my knowledge with other people better to listen to something than look at it Helps me to put what I know into words to make sure I understand it It helps you remember vocab better and to understand it its fun working with friends and making a podcast it helps you remember the ways of doing the grammar
You will need: A computer A set of headphones with a microphone A script
A useful tool <ul><li>www.cueprompter.com </li></ul>
What to do <ul><ul><li>Plug your headphones into the FRONT of your computer, making sure that you match the colours correctly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Check that the sound levels are set correctly and that you have the “microphone” set properly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Open the Audacity program from the start menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. To record your voice click the RED record button. You know it’s recording because you see the blue sound waves on the screen </li></ul></ul>
Editing your track <ul><li>Cut out breaths and erms </li></ul><ul><li>Amplify your voice </li></ul><ul><li>Equalize your sound file </li></ul>
Save your work As usual go to FILE and then choose EXPORT AS .wav and save your work on your documents Now close the program – you don’t have to save the work again! Voilà you have your soundfile!!
Which other subjects could you podcast in? I think in things like music this would be useful to remember lots of keywords etc English you could speak about a book instead of writing it down you can listen to it English because sometimes we have conversations about poetry or stories in class and it would be helpful if all the points were recorded as we discuss them. Science & R.E -because it will help you to remember facts and keywords for your exam .
St. Michael’s Year 10 French Podcasts <ul><li>http://stmichaelsfrench.posterous.com/ </li></ul>