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Podcasting Possibilities On A Pc

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A hands-on workshop/presentation prepared for the VITT09 conference in Melbourne, Australia by Katie Wardrobe www.midnightmusic.com.au

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Podcasting Possibilities On A Pc

  1. 1. Image courtesy of Daniel Johnson Jnr (Flickr) Podcasting possibilities on a PC Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music VITTA Conference, November 2009
  2. 2. Session overview
  3. 3. Session overview ✤ Part 1: Intro: what is podcasting?
  4. 4. Session overview ✤ Part 1: Intro: what is podcasting? ✤ Part 2: Hands-on create your own podcast
  5. 5. Session overview ✤ Part 1: Intro: what is podcasting? ✤ Part 2: Hands-on create your own podcast ✤ Part 3: How to publish and share your podcast
  6. 6. Image courtesy of Curtis Kennington (Flickr) What is podcasting?
  7. 7. What is podcasting? ✤ Contraction of the terms iPod + broadcasting ✤ Radio on demand ✤ Can include videos (often instructional) ✤ You don’t need to own an iPod to listen to, or create podcasts
  8. 8. 3 types of podcasts
  9. 9. 3 types of podcasts ✤ Audio only
  10. 10. 3 types of podcasts ✤ Audio only ✤ Enhanced = audio + images and/or URLs
  11. 11. 3 types of podcasts ✤ Audio only ✤ Enhanced = audio + images and/or URLs ✤ Video: sometimes known as vodcasts (video podcasts)
  12. 12. Examples of podcasts Visit the iTunes store or other online podcast directories ✤ Podkids Australia ✤ Willoweb ✤ Ed Tech Crew ✤ Teacher 2.0 ✤ Quick & Dirty Tips Network ✤ Musictechtips Image courtesy of Natahn Gibbs (Flickr)
  13. 13. Why podcast in the classroom? ✤ Share information free from the constraints of time and place ✤ Students can share their work with a wider audience ✤ Listeners can hear podcast when it suits them ✤ Creating podcasts caters for differentiated learning styles (writing, researching, talking, acting, interviewing) Image courtesy of The Paradigm Shift (Flickr)
  14. 14. Image courtesy of Woodley Wonder Works (Flickr) Ideas for podcasting in education
  15. 15. Consume podcasts ✤ learn a language ✤ listen to radio shows ✤ learn how to cook ✤ read a book ✤ source of free PD
  16. 16. Create podcasts ✤ Student-created podcasts ✤ use in place of almost any assignment ✤ just another way to show what they’ve learnt ✤ Teacher-created podcasts ✤ use to disseminate information to students ✤ record lessons, set assignments, create examples
  17. 17. Podcasting & copyright ✤ Sharing work over the internet = you must consider copyright ✤ Music, loops, images & video ✤ Lost of copyright-free material available on the web ✤ See www.creativecommons.org
  18. 18. Image courtesy of HVargas (Flickr) Tools required
  19. 19. Hardware
  20. 20. Hardware
  21. 21. Hardware
  22. 22. Hardware
  23. 23. Software
  24. 24. Software ✤ Any program that records & edits audio
  25. 25. Software ✤ Any program that records & edits audio ✤ Optional extras: video and/or images; included loops & effects
  26. 26. Software ✤ Any program that records & edits audio ✤ Optional extras: video and/or images; included loops & effects ✤ Software options: ✤ Audacity ✤ ACID Xpress ✤ Mixcraft 4.0 ✤ TrakAx ✤ Movie-making apps (Windows Movie Maker) ✤ Screencasting apps (Jing, Camtasia)
  27. 27. Optional: podcasting booth Eva La Mer Podcast Sound Booth Harlan Hogan Porta-Booth
  28. 28. Image courtesy of diebmx (Flickr) 5 Steps to creating a podcast
  29. 29. 1. Plan Research & write script Gather music/images/video
  30. 30. 2. Record Practice script & record Don’t worry too much about mistakes!
  31. 31. 3. Edit Edit the dialogue Add in music (and images/video)
  32. 32. 4. Convert Convert your recording to mp3 (audio) or mp4 (video)
  33. 33. 5. Post & share Upload your podcast to a website. Create RSS feed (podcasting host sites to this for you). Promote your podcast on directory sites (ie. iTunes Store).
  34. 34. Publish..... ✤ Sign up to a podcasting host site (ie. Podomatic, My Podcast, Podbean) ✤ Follow the steps to upload and tag your podcast ✤ Once uploaded, copy the RSS feed URL
  35. 35. .....Share: submit to iTunes ✤ Go to iTunes Store > Podcasts > Submit a podcast ✤ Paste your RSS URL in the box & then fill in your podcast details ✤ Wait for a few days for your podcast to be approved ✤ You do this only once ✤ Repeat for other directories
  36. 36. Contact ✤ Email: katie@midnightmusic.com.au ✤ Website: www.midnightmusic.com.au (monthly newsletter) ✤ Blog: www.musictechtips.wordpress.com ✤ Twitter: @katiesw1

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