Podcasting Workshop

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presented as a workshop for educators withe the Rainbow District School Board.

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Podcasting Workshop

  1. 1. Jayson Stewart, Espanola High School
  2. 2. me <ul><li>Media Arts and Comm Tech teacher since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary educator for five years and elementary for four </li></ul><ul><li>Media Arts Part 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Producer of Spartan Youth Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic artist, painter, actor, media consultant, writer, film maker, and community activist. </li></ul>
  3. 3. objectives <ul><li>To understand what podcasting is </li></ul><ul><li>To learn how podcasting is used in education </li></ul><ul><li>To know what is needed as a podcast consumer and a podcast producer </li></ul><ul><li>To record, edit and publish a short podcast </li></ul>
  4. 4. podcasting <ul><li>Audio or video file </li></ul><ul><li>“ Show” format </li></ul><ul><li>Time-shifted: Subscription-enabled </li></ul><ul><li>Portable and Repeatable </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanied by “show notes” </li></ul>
  5. 5. background <ul><li>Popularized in August 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled by two elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS enclosures (Really Simple Syndication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting software and services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initially one show style podcast available: “Daily Source Code” with Adam Curry </li></ul><ul><li>2007: 20 million podcasts; today? unclear </li></ul><ul><li>All mainstream media is podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>2005: Apple added podcast support to iTunes </li></ul>
  6. 6. What makes podcasts desirable? <ul><li>Listen while doing something else </li></ul><ul><li>Time-shifted content </li></ul><ul><li>Narrowcasted audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative and niche content </li></ul><ul><li>User-generated and non-commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Independent of regulators </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create </li></ul>
  7. 7. Educational benefits <ul><li>Easy to create </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited creativity… historical reenactments, interviews, panel debates, dramatic pieces, standup comedy, music dj shows, performances, radio play, lessons and lectures etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches marketable skills: planning, production, editing, public speaking, design, engineering, teamwork, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to post secondary opportunities in audio production, broadcasting, journalism, web design, engineering, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps motivate kids. Gives them a voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches Media Literacy skills. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finding and subscribing to podcasts
  9. 9. iTunes
  10. 10. winamp
  11. 11. others
  12. 13. The technology
  13. 14. The technology <ul><li>The bare minimum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A USB microphone (about $10) * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A computer (nothing fancy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording / editing software (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity (Mac and Windows) http:// audacity.sourcefourge.net </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Garageband (preloaded on Mac iLife) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Smartphones with WAV/MP3 capabilities *FirstClass voice mail </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. The technology <ul><li>Moderate setup: The SYR SetUp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer with LOTS of memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixer - $300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Condenser microphone - $100 - $300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone stand (tabletop or floor model) - $35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop screen - $25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable Recording Device - $150 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Upload the file <ul><li>FTP site (can be complicated) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated processes </li></ul><ul><li>Your own blog or website </li></ul>
  16. 17. About spartan youth radio <ul><li>Launched April 2007 with an Espanola High School focus despite criticism </li></ul><ul><li>$1500 investment from the RDSB Innovation Fund (no longer available) </li></ul>
  17. 18. About spartan youth radio - now <ul><li>Produced by 15-25 students </li></ul><ul><li>Consumed by fans on every continent on the planet </li></ul><ul><li>Over 54,000 downloads of our audio and video programs in five years </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews, drama, music shows, opinion pieces, documentaries </li></ul><ul><li>Job Training </li></ul>
  18. 22. Have fun and be creative
  19. 23. Jayson Stewart TEACHER Media Arts, Communication Technology Aboriginal Cultures, English Espanola High School PRODUCER spartanyouthradio.com [email_address] (705) 869-1590 ext 6264

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