Friday, October 28

Class Starter: Things that fascinate and inspire me

Sometimes the immediate world around us is monotonous and frustrating, but I have found things to expand my mind and keep me feeling motivated!

Chemistry is beautiful on a macro scale!

Saturn is actually that beautiful!

Class Activity:  RSS Feed Widget

Today I will show you how to use WordPress to add an RSS Feed to your blog.  images

Wednesday, October 26

Class Starter:  Example post for the Podcast-1 Assignment

2013_07_01-banzi-wedding-colour-copy-1140x450“Dubakupado”  Royalty-Free Music with a grooving feel

Instruments: Percussion, Marimba

I downloaded another African tune from the royalty-free site Incompetech.   I absolutely love this genre of music and find myself grooving through my days with African, Funk, Rythm& Blues for my soundtrack. This is a nice solid grooving piece – for 8 percussionists.

“Dubakupado” Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Class Activity: PODCAST BASICS – 1 Assignment

Download Podcast Basics – Instructions here.

This assignment is Due Tuesday November 1st.  To turn this in, you need to follow every part of the instructions and post a blog with your hosted mp3 file.

Wednesday, October 19

symbolClass Starter:  Where do I get Royalty Free Music?

In class today, I will show you a website where you can download mp3 files that are FREE & royalty free, also!  What that means is that the creator of the music has released their work with a Creative Commons license.  There is only one thing that you have to do if you use the mp3 in your own projects:

*You do need to attribute correctly if you are using the Creative Commons license.

For example, I downloaded Zanzibar.mp3 

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Zanzibar Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Class Activity:  Go check it out!!


Monday, October 17

Class Starter:  Introducing the DBA Podcast!

Today in class, we will give a listen to the first few episodes of the DBA Podcast & I will demonstrate posting a new episode.

Class Activity:  Register for a free account to host your own podcast episodes.

1. Go to
2. Fill out the registration form . Use an email address that you have access to and check often. When you submit your form please make note of your login information so that you don’t forget what you just did!

**Vocabulary-2 Assignment is due today and I will be grading it tonight, so make sure that you have completed it and turned it in to your shared class folder on Drive.

Thursday, October 13

imagesClass Starter:  RSS Feed – What is it?

Really Simple Syndication!  Lets watch and explanation from Magnet Media.

Class Assignment: Vocabulary-2

Instructions:   Download Vocab-2 and open it in Word.  Go to your assignment folder on Drive and create a new Google Doc.  Copy the text from the Word file to your new Google Doc. and complete the assignment.
Due Monday 9-17 (100 Points)

*Podcast Bonus:  History Chicks, Episode 76: Victoria Woodhull
First Woman to run for president of the United States.
…what? a scandalous campaign?



Tuesday, October 11

Open Source Podcast is the world’s longest-running podcast

Class Starter:

Today let’s start with a glimpse of the Open Source Podcast with Christopher Lydon.  This Episode titled Our Postmodern Myth: “Star Wars” is Back  came out in January of 2016 right after  The Force Awakens, the latest installment of Star Wars was released in December 2015.

I think it’s really fun to follow a podcast that talks about our culture, because it gives me clues about why we do what we do and think what we think!

Class Activity:

Today I will diagram the way that a Podcast and RSS feed works.
Assignment for today: Draw  a diagram of What makes a podcast work.
Turn in your drawings to me with your name and class period in the heading.
(50 Points)