Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Podcast Podcast

Another podcast, this time about the use of podcasting in teaching:


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This was a lot faster to do. I basically planned the whole lot, and then turned it into a presentation with Keynote. I recorded the voice in Audacity, cut out some pauses and speech errors, and then exported that as an mp3 file. Fired up GarageBand, created a podcast project, drag'n'dropped the mp3 file, exported the slides as images, put them into the podcast-artwork track, and created a podcast from that.

No nice transitions, though, as it's basically a slideshow only. And the aspect ratio of the images is all wrong, which is why they're a bit cut-off. Need to think about that next time I try. Presumably the images need to have a certain size (320x266 pixels), which I need to make sure I use when exporting them. Oh well, one always learns more...

Using Garageband I also have the option of creating a video podcast, but still images and videos don't mix. That is one situation where iMovie is better, as it automatically converts still images into (static) film clips.

3 comments:

  1. You obviously have a future as a podcast star!

    Are you going to add this podcast to the Ladybird mindmap?

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  2. Done. I put it in as an attachment, not sure if that works.

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  3. I agree - this is a real achievement, well done!

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