In this workshop you will…Learn what a Podcast is and how it can be used.Learn how to use GarageBand on the iPad andDesktop to produce an audio file. The skills you learn will be relevant for the use of Audacity which is multi-platformLearn how to use a free program to upload yourPodcast so that the world can hear it.
Why is it useful for educators?Administrators can “get the word out”on school eventsand present the school’s vision.Teachers can involve students and provide a very solidproject tool that can be shared with the school andoutside community.It can become, essentially, your radio station.REMEMBER: Start simple! 5
PlanThink of the Podcast in different segments each with a differenttheme and purpose.Plan relevant content always remembering your audience.Try to have one guest person to interview.When you mention resources, have online notes. 8
RecordBest practice-don’t script.Record a short segment and test the audioKeep to the same approximate time.Speak slower than you think you should.Watch the “aahs and pops”.Pretend you are speaking to a human being. 9
ProduceEdit for “aahs”, crazy comments, pops, etc.Add sound beds, effects, etc. watching carefully for levels.Watch for distortion. The listener can always turn up thevolume but distortion cannot be modified. 10
UploadUse “Podomatic” or another site to put it on the Internet. 11
PublicizeGet the word out via email, web site, Twitter, and Blogs 12
This is the opening screen for GB. Each horizontal section stands for a different “track” that can be adjusted in volume. Half-way down the page in the middle are the typical buttons for play, record, etc.
1.) Click on the Male (or Female) track. 2.) Click on the record button and start talking. When finished, hit the button again.1 2
Click on the oval button which changes the edit screen to the Jingles/Sounds screen. This will allow you to add sound beds and effects.
1.) Click on the “All” section which displays all of the choices for sounds. 2.) Drag the selection “44th Street Long” into the 3.) “Jingles” track to be used later as a sound bed. 31 2
Then, click on the diamond all the way to the right to bring up “Track Volume”.
1.) Click on the line in the middle of the track volume area and you will produce a ball. 2.) Next clickon the same area but around the spot where you will want to begin varying the volume to produce your second ball. 3.) Then click again to apply the appropriate volume slope drag down or up. 1 2 3
Click on the edit button to change the Jingles/Sounds screen to the edit screen.
1.) Click on the track. 2.) Drag the mouse over the area you want to edit, let go and click on the area you dragged. 1 2
Hit return and the audio you selected is deleted. Notice how part of the Male Voice track is gone.