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This presentation tells you all you need to know about podcasting. It will show you how to find and subscribe to podcast. It will point you to student generated podcast as examples. And finally i will step you through how to create your own podcast.

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  1. 1. Podcasting: A New Genre Exciting Students Carol Siwinski Mount Saint Joseph Academy Instructional Technology Coordinator PETE & C February 8 - 11, 2009
  2. 2. Podcasting <ul><li>Allows for the distribution of audio or video files through RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>RSS - real simple syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, enhanced audio or video files in MP3 or M4a format </li></ul><ul><li>You can listen to podcast on Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Using an aggregator iTunes , iPodder or Juice you can subscribe to the podcast and listen later </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to podcast with aggregtor </li></ul><ul><li>New episode automatically added through feed to aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer podcast to iPod or mP3 player for portable listening </li></ul>
  3. 3. iPod <ul><li>More than just a music player </li></ul><ul><li>Portable learning tool </li></ul><ul><li>Can develop core literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Crosses generational lines </li></ul><ul><li>Can be integrated into almost all disciplines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course content dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File storage and transfer </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Podcasts in the Classroom <ul><li>Music students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to, memorize and critique classical music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share original musical works </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to native music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to native speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to native newspapers to receive another view point of world events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn a Foreign language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail key pals can become pod pals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create their own content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>History and English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to historical speeches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to interviews with experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share original work </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sample Podcasts <ul><li>Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MathGrad: Everyday Mathematics Explained </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First Amendment Minute </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LearnOutLoud Great History Speeches </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coffee Break Spanish </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sample Podcasts <ul><li>Digging Up Dinosaurs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>China’s Treasure Crest </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Author’s Corner </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1920s Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wxyy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncorked New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Finding a Podcast <ul><li>Educational Podcast for Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The educational Podcast Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast Alley - site features monthly ranking with a top ten list </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New version iTunes 7.0 or later has a built in Podcast directory. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the Podcasts icon in the Source panel. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories are listed on the bottom-left of the screen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform a search . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Subscribing to Podcast <ul><li>iTunes easiest way, find it and </li></ul><ul><li>Find badge on web page </li></ul><ul><li>If no iTunes badge select and drag and drop it into iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Using iTunes, copy the RSS URL address and paste </li></ul>
  9. 9. Listening to Podcast <ul><li>On iTunes on a computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe through iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New episodes automatically updated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On MP3 player such as iPod </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug in iPod episodes automatically synchronized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast can be automatically deleted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On web page, don’t subscribe just listen </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creating a Podcast <ul><li>Make an MP3 or M4a file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preproduction - write script, find music, assign roles, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production using audio editing app to record Audacity, Garageband, mic, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload the MP3 to web server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create web page or use free weblog -Word press, LiveJournal, Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Link to URL of MP3or M4a on web page to listen </li></ul><ul><li>Create XML file RSS2.0 feed with enclosures- (Feedburner online or Feeder $29.99) </li></ul><ul><li>Link to URL of XML file on web page </li></ul><ul><li>Submit podcast to directories </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors subscribe through iTunes, directors or web page links </li></ul>
  11. 11. PreProduction <ul><li>Preproduction takes at least 3/4 of production time </li></ul><ul><li>Develop format - host, topics and segments? </li></ul><ul><li>Need a creative, catchy title </li></ul><ul><li>Research, write and rehearse scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop a podcasting voice </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse! </li></ul><ul><li>Have students listen to sample podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Who is audience - students, parents, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Length should not be long 8 to 10 minutes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recording <ul><li>External mic better than built -in </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend Logitec noise filtering headset </li></ul><ul><li>Set sound preferences of system to recognize external mic </li></ul><ul><li>Best app is GarageBand on MAC or Audacity on PC </li></ul><ul><li>Can also use browser based app or iPod with mic </li></ul><ul><li>GarageBand is nonlinear but easiest to record in order of script </li></ul><ul><li>Record short pieces less chance for mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Leave space for intro, outro and bumpers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Speaking Mistakes <ul><li>Talking too fast </li></ul><ul><li>Honor periods </li></ul><ul><li>Drop off end of words </li></ul><ul><li>Popping p ’s </li></ul><ul><li>Puking – using a fake voice </li></ul><ul><li>Wear mic practically next to eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Eating the mic too close </li></ul><ul><li>Touching the mic </li></ul><ul><li>Enunciate clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking a normal volume – speak to friend </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Record in short portions and then put together </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the background noise </li></ul><ul><li>Smile while reading </li></ul>
  14. 14. PostProduction <ul><li>Edit clips </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate pauses and interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Add intro, outro and bumpers </li></ul><ul><li>Use loops from GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity needs to download podcast safe music </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust music tracks for ducking </li></ul><ul><li>When perfect send to iTunes and convert it to MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Place MP3 on web server </li></ul>
  15. 15. Publishing Podcasts <ul><li>Once you created your audio program and uploaded it to a web server, make links to it on a web page or blog . Your final step is to create an RSS feed which converts your audio files into a bone fide podcast . </li></ul><ul><li>Feeder - creating, editing and publishing RSS feeds on Mac OS X cost $29.95. All reside on your server </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedburner -creating an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger and Feedburner - tutorial </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feed Validator </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>gCast - Can post MP3 to gCAst and they will store and publish your podcast to iTunes. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit RSS feed address to podcast directories including iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Link to your Podcast in iTunes using this tutorial </li></ul>
  16. 16. Creating Podcast with Web 2.0 <ul><li>Gcast - Create, store, and publish to iTunes </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PodOmatic - Create, Find, Share Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MyPodcast.Com free web2.0 podcasting application </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>JamGlue - Create your podcast and download the MP3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podpoint - $19/month Podcast feed, podcast manager, iTunes submission, sermon notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Podcasting Resources <ul><li>Learning in Hand </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complete Guide to iTunes Podcast from iLounge </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guide to Podcast creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Podcasting Creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recording a Podcasting Tutorial - Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting Tool Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to Create Your Own Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Sound Resources <ul><li>History Channel Great Speeches </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Classical Music Archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dance Music MPeg and Video Clips from Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Music Play sample clips royalty free </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Free Sound Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flash Kit -Sound FX </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast Bumper Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Four bEEs - free media </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. iPod Tools/Tip and Tricks <ul><li>Using iPod as portable recording device </li></ul><ul><li>iTalk Griffith voice recorder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inserting recorder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak clearly, projecting voice, use inflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold recorder a few inches from mouth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Between recording preserver battery </li></ul><ul><li>Set iPod to be updated manually </li></ul><ul><li>Organization a must </li></ul><ul><li>Download recordings either to desktop or iTunes and rename immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Compress recording in iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Convert recordings to MP3 in iTunes </li></ul>
  20. 20. Digitizing Artifacts <ul><li>Scan images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make jpg, landscape 640 X 480 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take photos as close as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Download digital images from camera </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful not to crop become pixilated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download images from web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only USE 640 X 480 or larger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use digital video camera with firewire </li></ul><ul><li>Record voice over </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use iMovie, GarageBand, Audacity or iPod with recorder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capture Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes, GarageBand loops, CD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use mp3 format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free music resources </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Image Resources <ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress on Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kodak’s Powerful Days in Black and White </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Archives of UK from Doomsday to present </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom Clipart </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pics4Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>