An Introduction To Podcasting 130110


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An Introduction To Podcasting 130110

  1. 1. An introduction to PODCASTING<br />INSET: 13/1/10<br />HDo<br />
  2. 2. What is a podcast?<br />A podcast is a digital media file or collection of files that is distributed over the internet. The files can then be played back on a computer or personal player (eg, an iPod).<br />The method by which podcasts are distributed is often called podcasting.<br />
  3. 3. Why use podcasts?<br />To cater for those with a preference for an auditory learning style<br />Can often support handouts given out in lessons/homework etc<br />Supporting revision<br />Students perceive as “different/more fun”<br />Useful if students have missed lessons<br />
  4. 4. What do you need?<br />A computer/laptop with some basic recording software, e.g. Audacity or WavePad<br />Microphone which connects to your machine (some computers may have microphones installed in them already)<br />Access to a broadband internet connection<br />
  5. 5. STEP 1: Downloading audio software<br />You can download some free audio software from Audacity. You can also pay for upgrades if you become addicted!<br />As well as the software, you need the LAME mp3 encoder. Instructions for download are found by clicking here.<br />
  6. 6. STEP 2: Recording your podcast<br />Plug in your microphone, open up Audacity, press the RECORD button and then start speaking!<br />You can use the pause button to take a quick break. Pressing it again will resume recording.<br />Press stop when you have finished. Don’t worry about saying things perfectly or rehearsing them too much as you can edit your tracks once you have finished them.<br />
  7. 7. STEP 3: Editing your track<br />You can tidy you work by cutting and pasting your track and adding effects – you can experiment by just clicking edit etc.<br />Ensure you SAVE your project as you go along.<br />
  8. 8. STEP 4: EXPORTING YOUR TRACK AS AN MP3<br />Once you have finished, you need to export your track as an mp3 – select this option from the FILE menu. Make sure you save it somewhere safe.<br />
  9. 9. STEP 5: HOSTING YOUR PODCAST<br />You can save your file to the CRL<br />You could ask MSc to post the mp3 to your department’s webpage on the school website<br />Find a free hosting website,<br />Use the embed code from this website and put on your blog/website etc<br />Or create a link to the podcast from your blog<br />
  10. 10. Using<br />Create an account<br />Create a new channel and name it, eg. AS Music<br />
  11. 11. Create an episode<br />Label it carefully and tag it as well<br />Upload a logo if you wish<br />Update the info and then upload your mp3<br />
  12. 12. You should end up with…<br />Podcast<br />Link<br />
  13. 13. Embed your podcast on your blog<br />From your channel, go to Build-a-Player<br />Highlight and copy the html code of your podcast<br />Embed this into a new post by changing your setting to “Edit Html” – see next slide<br />Ignore the Html warning and check the box – change the width of your box to 450 if you can<br />Publish post – don’t be put off by the preview <br />
  14. 14. Build-a-player<br />Embed code<br />
  15. 15. Before….(usual post for blogging)<br />
  16. 16. After….<br />Click here to change to Html format<br />Paste your html code of your podcast below your text<br />
  17. 17. Things to consider… <br />Copyright. It is not possible to include music in your extracts unless you have a licence. If you would like to include music, you can create links to Spotify.<br />Click here to read more about copyright laws when podcasting<br />
  18. 18. Websites used in this presentation<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  19. 19. Examples of podcasts<br /><br /><br /><br />