Do you have the audacity to podcast - saisditls
Transcript Do you have the audacity to podcast - saisditls
Web PR Level 2 - Podcasts
iPod + Broadcast = Podcast
Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files
over the Internet using RSS syndication formats for playback
on mobile devices and personal computers.
Why use podcasts?
Podcasts enable students to share their knowledge and
expertise with others through a creative outlet.
Podcasts tap into a mode of media input that is
commonplace for digital natives.
Podcasts empower students to form relationships with
the content and each other in relevant ways.
Why use podcasts?
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.
Will Richardson, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other
Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
How can podcasts be used?
In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts
to inform others about class news, current events, and
areas of interest.
Students can use a podcast forum to persuade their peers
to help others, make a difference, or try something new.
Podcasts can also be used to edutain others through
How can podcasts be used?
Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about
their speaking fluency and communication skills.
The opportunity to create a podcast about what
students would like to discuss and share with others is
sharing student work with the community
create characters out of literature
improve fluency in reading
expression and speed
increases awareness of how they sound thus more
student input into community/world/historical
create a podcast to download for schools to use on
audio tour of plants and how they were used by
Native Americans "ethnobotany movements"
notes for absent students (substitutes)
bring experts and knowledge to students
immediate access to information
second language learning enforcement
immediate feedback and communication
auditory modality of learning
forces students to focus on content
audio book reports
diminishes fear of public speaking
Creating a Podcast
Write your script.
Record your audio file. (Audacity)
Edit your audio (Effect > Normalize)
Add and credit legally useable music
File > Save Project
File > Export as MP3
Upload the MP3 file to your campus website
Open-source cross-platform audio editing software
Table of Contents
Section I: Podcasting
Section II: Advanced
Chapter 2: Installing and
Chapter 8: Playing and
Chapter 3: Hardware and
Speaker Set Up
Chapter 4: Record Your
Chapter 5: Edit Your Podcast
Chapter 6: Save Your
Chapter 7: Upload Your
Chapter 9: Selecting
Chapter 10: Applying Effects
Chapter 11: Add a Musical
Intro and Outro
Chapter 12: Remove Glitches
and Background Noise
Chapter 13: What Next?
Edit > Preferences
Channels > 2 (Stereo)
Quality > 44100 Hz
Find Library > select the
location on the hard
drive where the LAME
MP3 Encoder folder was
saved (most likely C >
Program Files >
Trim – Outside
Trim – Inside
Audio Layers in Audacity
Record your voice by clicking the red
record button and speaking into the
When you are finished recording press the
yellow stop button
Rewind and listen to your recording by
pressing the purple rewind key and green
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
Edit > Select > All or
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
Project > Import Audio
Podsafe Music – copyright laws
Look for Creative Commons licenses
Credit all non-original audio
“Some of the music provided was from the
PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out
You can shift your audio and sound effects to the desired location, by using the Time Shift Tool
Effect > Normalize
This should always be
Other effects are
‘Cross Fade In’ and ‘Cross
Fade Out’ are good
options for multi-voice
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”
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