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Audacity and Podcasting

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Video podcasts enable students and teachers to share information with anyone anytime. If a student is absent, she can download the podcast of the recorded lesson. It can be a tool for teachers or administrators to communicate curriculum, assignments and other information with parents and the community. Teachers can record book talks, vocabulary or foreign language lessons, international pen pal letters (podcast pals!), music performance, interviews, debates. Video podcasting can be a publishing tool for student oral presentations. Audio podcasts can be used in all these ways as well. It also allows people to leave a journal. The initials “RSS” are variously used to refer to the following standards:


  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
  • Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0)
  • RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)


RSS formats are specified in XML (a generic specification for data formats). RSS delivers its information as an XML file called an “RSS feed,” “webfeed,” “RSS stream,” or “RSS channel”. 

Podcasting In Plain English



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.


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 creative narratives


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 extremely motivating.


Resources for Podcasting


With PodNova you can subscribe, listen, view, read and maintain your feeds online.

Podcasting on PodBean

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Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to, Record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files, cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together and Change the speed or pitch of a recording.

Audacity Quick Start Guide: audacity-quickstart.pdf


To create a Podcast you will need a audio recording tool. The best free recording tool currently on the market is Audacity. Audacity is an audio editor. It’s features include recording/playing sound, sound editing using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), track mixing, effects (including Echo, Change Tempo, and Noise Removal). Audacity imports and exports WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, and MP3 files. Audacity is distributed under terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL)


To convert WAV. file to mp3 you will need a LAME decoder installed into Audacity. The Audacity tutorial LAME direction file below are simple directions for installing a LAME file.

Learn Audacity in an Hour - series of short, snappy video tutorials with downloadable AIFF files by Baynard Bailey of Vassar College: covers opening files, editing, using specific effects and exporting.


Podcasting in Five Easy Steps 


Tech N TuIt Workshop Podcasts   


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