Eighth Floor Creating Audio Files (and Podcasts)


Welcome to the Eighth Floor's class on creating audio files and podcasts. In this course we will use Audacity to create a few practice files. In addition, we will discuss the value of audio files in education and how they are used in podcasts.

Objectives:
  • Discuss uses of audio files in education
  • Come up with ideas of your own
  • Create audio files with Audacity
  • Upload files to internet if desired

What is an audio file?


What is a podcast?
Podcasting in Plain English
Ask A Ninja - What is Podcasting
Grammar Girl
Radio Willow Web
Just One More Book
Podcasting in Education
The Wild Classroom
Even MORE Podcast Examples
Our City Podcasts
Even MORE Podcast Examples

What Not to Do



WHY DO WE LIKE AUDIO FILES?

  • ESL
  • Theater
  • Speeches
  • Reading Practice
  • With audio only, students can create a unique vision
  • Storytelling
  • Mini Lecture
  • Short Directions
  • Instructor materials/alternate delivery
  • Communication with parents/community
  • Student publishing/student as guide
  • Allows students to explain their thinking
  • Collaboration and construction of knowledge
  • Expand the classroom
  • Independent learning
  • Audience - not your teacher
  • Cheating
  • Cheap
  • Fun

SHARING AUDIO FILES
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Wiki
  • Blog
  • Website
  • Google Apps
  • Camtasia
  • Learning Management System, such as Moodle or Blackboard
  • iTunes
  • Social Media (Facebook, Sound Cloud, etc. )
  • What else?

AUDIO TOOLS AND PODCAST HOSTING
ThePodcastHost
Aviary Education (also has video editing tools)
Sound Cloud


FREE MUSIC
https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos
http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html
http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/beyond4walls/FreeMusic.htm
http://edu.musicshake.com/

Resources
Listening Theme Page - This "Theme Page" has links to audio resources for ESL students and teachers. Many books
Free Tools and Materials

UPLOAD YOUR AUDIO FILE HERE

Link to more resources in Podcasting: Hype or Help? course