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    1. 1. Patrick Kelly Do You Have the Audacity to Podcast?
    2. 2. Participatory Culture
    3. 3. Participatory Culture <ul><li>According to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life project (Lenhardt & Madden, 2005), more than one-half of all teens have created media content, and roughly one-third of teens who use the Internet have shared content they produced. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Participatory Culture <ul><li>Relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others </li></ul>
    5. 5. Participatory Culture <ul><li>Some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices </li></ul><ul><li>Members believe that their contributions matter </li></ul><ul><li>Members feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Implications <ul><li>A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these forms of participatory culture, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a changed attitude toward intellectual property, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the diversification of cultural expression, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the development of skills valued in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Implications <ul><li>Participatory culture shifts the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to community involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>The new literacies almost all involve social skills developed through collaboration and networking. </li></ul><ul><li>These skills build on the foundation of traditional literacy, research skills, technical skills, and critical analysis skills taught in the classroom. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Podcasts
    9. 9. Podcasts <ul><li>iPod + Broadcast = Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amateur radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files over the Internet using RSS syndication formats for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Why use podcasts? <ul><li>Podcasts enable students to share their knowledge and expertise with others through a creative outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts tap into a mode of media input that is commonplace for digital natives. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts empower students to form relationships with the content and each other in relevant ways. </li></ul>
    11. 12. Why use podcasts? <ul><li>Podcasting is yet another way for them [students] to be creating and contributing ideas to a larger conversation, and it’s a way of archiving that contribution for future audiences to use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use a podcast forum to persuade their peers to help others, make a difference, or try something new. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can also be used to edutain others through creative narratives . </li></ul>
    13. 14. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about their speaking fluency and communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to create a podcast about what students would like to discuss and share with others is extremely motivating. </li></ul>
    14. 15. Integration Ideas <ul><li>sequencing skills </li></ul><ul><li>sharing student work with the community </li></ul><ul><li>authentic audience </li></ul><ul><li>create characters out of literature </li></ul><ul><li>peer tutoring </li></ul>
    15. 16. Integration Ideas <ul><li>improve fluency in reading </li></ul><ul><li>expression and speed </li></ul><ul><li>increases awareness of how they sound thus more practice </li></ul><ul><li>student input into community/world/historical issues </li></ul><ul><li>historical recounts </li></ul><ul><li>create a podcast to download for schools to use on field trips </li></ul><ul><li>audio tour of plants and how they were used by Native Americans &quot;ethnobotany movements&quot; </li></ul>
    16. 17. Integration Ideas <ul><li>notes for absent students (substitutes) </li></ul><ul><li>bring experts and knowledge to students </li></ul><ul><li>daily information </li></ul><ul><li>immediate access to information </li></ul><ul><li>second language learning enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>immediate feedback and communication </li></ul>
    17. 18. Integration Ideas <ul><li>forces students to focus on content </li></ul><ul><li>audio book reports </li></ul><ul><li>study guides </li></ul><ul><li>diminishes fear of public speaking </li></ul><ul><li>school information </li></ul><ul><li>school tours </li></ul>
    18. 19. Ways I Have Used Podcasts <ul><li>Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary and/or concept practice </li></ul><ul><li>Pod-tours </li></ul><ul><li>Unit or topic podcasts as overview of unit </li></ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement instructional materials with existing podcasts created by others </li></ul><ul><li>Information for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Previews/reviews of course material </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate research products for LS students </li></ul>
    19. 20. Class Unit Podcast Segments Focus on the laws or legislators in the unit. This can include bills, amendments, or the people in Congress who make up the legislature Legislative Historian Focus on one person in the unit who has changes history. Talk about their achievements and impact on society Biographer Focus on the economy in the unit. This can include panics and depression, the economic impact of historical events or legislation or someone who changes the economy Economic Historian Focus on how the government interacted with other nations during the time period we are studying. This can include treaties, agreements, ambassadors, or conflicts Diplomatic Historian Focus on the changes going on in society based on the current unit. This can include the changing roles of individuals, specific groups or classes, or the role of government Social Historian Pick a president from the unit and focus on how he affected history. Presidential Historian
    20. 21. Class Unit Podcast Segments Responsible for sewing together all the podcasts segments – creating intro and outro segments, adding transitions and music, and crediting contributors Producer Focus on one important primary document from the period, give the author, explain the purpose of the document, summarize the document, and inform the audience on the document’s importance Primary Document Historian Focus on one invention of the time period, explain what it is, how it works, and what impact it had on society Technological Historian Look for the root words of a particular vocabulary word, give the definition of the word, discuss its significance for the time period, and provide 1 synonym and antonym Etymologist Focus on a piece of literary work and its impact. This can include authors, letters, newspapers, and books Literary Historian Pick a legal case or Supreme Court justice and discuss the importance of the decision or person Supreme Court Historian
    21. 22. Jumping in with both feet . . . <ul><li>Listen to a few podcasts online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes > Source List > Podcasts > Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get a feel for the genre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts are not “polished” – production value is secondary to the content </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. Creating a Podcast <ul><li>Write your script. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Record your audio file. ( Audacity ) </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your audio (Effect > Normalize) </li></ul><ul><li>Add and credit legally useable music ( optional ) </li></ul><ul><li>File > Save Project. </li></ul><ul><li>File > Export as MP3 > Edit ID3 Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the MP3 file to a web server. ( GCast ) </li></ul>
    23. 24. Audacity Open-source cross-platform audio editing software
    24. 25. Downloading Audacity
    25. 26. Downloading the LAME MP3 Encoder
    26. 27. eBook Resource
    27. 28. Table of Contents <ul><li>Section I: Podcasting Walkthrough </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 2:  Installing and Configuring Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 3:  Hardware and Speaker Set Up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 4:  Record Your Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 5:  Edit Your Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 6:  Save Your Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 7: Upload Your Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Section II: Advanced Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 8: Playing and Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 9: Selecting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 10: Applying Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 11: Add a Musical Intro and Outro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 12: Remove Glitches and Background Noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 13: What Next? </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Edit > Preferences </li></ul>
    29. 30. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Channels > 2 (Stereo) </li></ul>
    30. 31. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Quality > 44100 Hz </li></ul>
    31. 32. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Find Library > select the location on the hard drive where the LAME MP3 Encoder folder was saved (most likely C > Program Files > Audacity) </li></ul>
    32. 33. Toolbar
    33. 34. Tools Toolbar Selection Envelope Draw Zoom Time Shift Multi-Tool
    34. 37. Control Toolbar Play Pause Stop Record Rewind Fast Forward Recording Volume Speaker Volume
    35. 39. Editing Toolbar Cut Paste Copy Trim – Outside Selection Trim – Inside Selection
    36. 40. Editing Toolbar Undo Redo Zoom Out Fit track in window Zoom In Fit project in window
    37. 42. Audio Layers in Audacity
    38. 43. Tutorial 1 <ul><li>Click on the following link and click on the tutorial entitled “The Editing Tools” </li></ul><ul><li>Link: podcast htm </li></ul>
    39. 44. Step 1 Record your voice by clicking the red record button and speaking into the microphone Step 2 When you are finished recording press the yellow stop button Step 3 Rewind and listen to your recording by pressing the purple rewind key and green play key
    40. 45. Give it a try <ul><li>Open audacity and try to record something yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Warning: This is a good time for some of you to put in your headphones </li></ul><ul><li>When you finish, minimize your recording </li></ul>
    41. 46. Tutorial 2 <ul><li>Click on the following link and click on the tutorial entitled “Basic Editing and Trimming Your Audio ” </li></ul><ul><li>Link: podcast htm </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize the link </li></ul>
    42. 47. Step 4 Edit out any gaps or mistakes in the audio by using the “Selection Tool” that looks like the letter I. Highlight the text that you do not want and hit the delete button on your keyboard.
    43. 48. Give it a try again <ul><li>Go back to Audacity and try to edit your recording. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize your recording again </li></ul>
    44. 49. Editing Audio <ul><li>Edit > Select > All or Ctrl+A </li></ul>
    45. 50. Tutorial 3 <ul><li>Click on the following link and click on the tutorial entitled “Adjusting Levels ” </li></ul><ul><li>Link: podcast htm </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize the link </li></ul>
    46. 51. Give it a try again <ul><li>Go back to Audacity and try to edit your recording. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize your recording again </li></ul>
    47. 52. Importing Audio <ul><li>Project > Import Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Podsafe Music – copyright laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for Creative Commons licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Credit all non-original audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Some of the music provided was from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at; </li></ul></ul>
    48. 53. Step 5 Time to add additional audio if desired. After you have downloaded your audio file, simply drag and drop your audio file in or click “Project” “Import Audio” and search for your file. Note, some files are in stereo and will show up as 2 different audio lines
    49. 54. Step 6 You can shift your audio and sound effects to the desired location, by using the Time Shift Tool Button
    50. 55. Editing Audio <ul><li>Effect > Normalize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This should always be done </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other effects are optional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Cross Fade In’ and ‘Cross Fade Out’ are good options for multi-voice audio projects </li></ul></ul>
    51. 56. Tutorial 4 <ul><li>Click on the following link and click on the tutorial entitled “Importing Audio and Adding Music to Your Podcast ” </li></ul><ul><li>Link: podcast htm </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize the link </li></ul>
    52. 57. Give it a try again <ul><li>Go back to Audacity and try to import audio into your recording. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize your recording again </li></ul>
    53. 58. Step 7 If you want to save your project and continue working later, click “File” “Save Project” If you are finished, it is time to “Export As MP3”
    54. 59. ID3 Tags for MP3 Exporting <ul><li>Format > ID3v2 </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>
    55. 60. Tutorial 5 <ul><li>Click on the following link and click on the tutorial entitled “Saving Your Podcast and Exporting the MP3 ” </li></ul><ul><li>Link: podcast htm </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize the link </li></ul>
    56. 61. Give it a try again <ul><li>Go back to Audacity and try to save your recording. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished, minimize your recording again </li></ul>
    57. 62. When Students Save Their Work <ul><li>Have them include your class somewhere in the name </li></ul><ul><li>It often helps to include the period or block </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow them to use their last names if it is going to be published on the internet </li></ul>
    58. 63. Publishing Your Podcasts - GCast
    59. 64. Podcasting Resources The district has an account for each teacher with the following website: Check this site for tutorials for Audacity, including any software updates.
    60. 65. A special thanks to Jennifer Dorman for allowing me to borrow freely from her extensive work in podcasting and in all things technology.