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Podcasting in Education. Why go Podcasting?. Why go Podcasting?. Educational Uses of Podcasts. Sound Seeing Tours Daily Reporter Student Almanac Process Streams Study Guides Sound Stories Podcast Dramas Poetry Slams. Educational Uses of Podcasts. Our View Today in History

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Podcasting in Education


Why go Podcasting?


Why go Podcasting?


Educational Uses of Podcasts

  • Sound Seeing Tours

  • Daily Reporter

  • Student Almanac

  • Process Streams

  • Study Guides

  • Sound Stories

  • Podcast Dramas

  • Poetry Slams


Educational Uses of Podcasts

  • Our View

  • Today in History

  • Remediation for slower learners

  • Extension activities

  • Assistance for students with disabilties

  • Book Talk

  • Spelling Bee

  • Pod Pals

  • Replace leturing


Then

Now


What is a Podcast?


Types of Podcasts

Radio Shows

News Shows

Museum Tours


And of CourseEducation


Types of Podcasts

Podcasts can be about any topic

and can last for hours or minutes.


How do you listen?

OR

OR


Where do I find Podcasts?


What do I need? Good Hardware Options $

  • Go to Froogle.com

  • Search mp3 voice recorder

  • Sort from Low to High


What do I need? Better Hardware Options $$

  • At least 1 GB

  • Line in jack

  • Adjustable Levels

  • Small size

  • $75-$300+

iRiver 899

Video iPod w/Belkin Microphone

Creative Zen Nano Plus


What do I need? Best Hardware Options $$$

  • Stereo microphone

  • Live monitoring

  • Multiple save formats

  • Removable media

  • Multiple microphone inputs

  • $300-$500

Marantz PMD660

Edirol R09


Making your own


Making your own

  • Choose a topic

  • Create a script

  • Record the Podcast

  • Produce and Publish


Choosing a Topic

Given the diversity of culture and the breadth of the curriculum as well as individual experiences, the number of topics are limitless


Creating a Script

  • Challenge #1

    • Taking all of the information and editing it down to the appropriate length

  • Challenge #2

    • Writing a script that is compelling and paints a descriptive picture that tells the story in in the listeners mind


Audacity PC and Mac


Download Audacity Installer


Download LAME File


Download LAME File

NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THE LAME FILE SOMEWHERE YOU WILL NOT DELETE


Once you have downloaded the Lame File you will still need to extract the file. By completing this task now you will save yourself a step later


Understanding Your Audacity Screen


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


If you mess up simply click the X for the audio track to delete

This one is dedicated to all those with writers block


Importing Background Music and Effects

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


Here I have added a music file to play in the background. What I want to do is start the music strong, fade down, then fade back up. For this we will use the Pincher a.k.a Envelope Tool


By clicking your mouse you will create little dots. You will be able to duck/envelope/fade/decrease the music levels


Shifting Audio

You can shift your audio and sound effects to the desired location, by using the Time Shift Tool Button


Saving and Exporting

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


Exporting MP3 for the First Time

If you choose to Export as MP3 You will be prompted to find the lame file. You will only need to do this once.


This one is dedicated to all those struggling readers


Editing Audio

To edit out errors, click the I and highlight the section you want to delete.

Click delete


Editing Audio

To edit out errors, click the I and highlight the section you want to delete.

Click delete


Additional Resources

Sounds and Effects

Free Music


Where to upload your podcasts for free.

  • Audio Podcasts


Listen Up

  • Educational Podcast Sites

    • iTunes

    • Historical Podcasts

    • TEDTalks

    • TechTeachers

    • Astonomy 161


Listen Up

  • Classroom Examples

    • Room 208 (http://bobsprankle.com/blog/)

    • Radio Willow Web (http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/)

    • TechSavvy Girls (http://web.mac.com/tntnzing/iWeb/techsavvygirlz/Podcasts/Podcasts.html)

  • Teachers Sharing

    • Women of Web 2.0 (http://www.womenofweb2.com/)

    • Teach42 (http://www.teach42.com/)

    • Grammar Girls (http://grammar.qdnow.com/)


Additional Resources

In addition to the great resources provided by unitedstreaming these other resources are exemplary media sites.

Music

  • www.garageband.com

  • http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/

  • http://ccmixter.org/

  • Speeches and Narrations

  • http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive1.html

  • http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/timeline/

  • http://www.archive.org/index.php

  • www.librivox.org

  • www.gutenberg.org

  • http://creativecommons.org/audio

Sounds & Sound Effects

  • http://www.findsounds.com/

  • http://www.smartsound.com/

  • http://www.naturesongs.com/

  • http://soundamerica.com/

  • Videos

  • http://www.kitzu.org/

  • http://www.archive.org/index.php

  • http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

  • Pictures

  • www.pics4learning.com


When Will You Start Podcasting?

Brad Fountain

[email protected]


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