Thursday, February 16

Class Starter:  How does industry use Podcasting and Video?
In class today we will watch the workings of Elbert & Co.
flying-oranges
Take a look as Elbert Budin and crew shoot a tabletop commercial in 1990.

Podcasting-for-Content-Marketing_newClass Activities:  Podcast Review Assignment

To get started, go to your class folder in your Google Drive and create a new Google Document. Head the document with “Podcast Review” and add your name and class period. Listen to the 2 podcasts listed below.  You may not have time to finish the entire recorded podcast in class, but make sure you hear enough to understand the purpose and tone of the show.  Write 2 reviews.  (50 Points)

do-good1Rob Greenfield had a simple idea, that people are good and the world is a good place. So he decided to put his idea to the ultimate test by flying one-way to a far off place with no money, no credit card, no cellphone, not even a toothbrush. Just the clothes on his back and a passport. He says “Mainstream media portrays the world as a dangerous place, a place that you should fear and I’m out to prove them wrong.”

Listen to Rob Greenfield’s story  from the It’s a Beautiful World Podcast.

cbc59a7def23dba897e89ad9571712f6We all laugh. This hour of Radiolab asks why.

If you look closely, you’ll find that humor has very little to do with it. We ask what makes us laugh, and how it affects us. Along the way, we tickle some rats, listen in on a baby’s first laugh, talk to a group of professional laughers, and travel to Tanzania to investigate an outbreak of contagious laughter.

Listen to the first 8 minutes of the episode titled Laughter from the Radiolab Podcast.
Laughter

Tuesday, February 14

forceawake
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:  Draw a Hosting & Publishing Diagram

Today I will diagram the way that an audio file such as an mp3 is hosted and published online.

Assignment for today: Draw your own version of a Hosting & Publishing Diagram. Turn in your drawings to me with your name and class period in the heading.
(50 Points)

Wednesday, November 9

Class Starter …Life’s Unseen Patterns

Check out this recording from NPR’s program called Hidden Brain, where researchers test the effects of background music on people.

Hidden Brain

A CONVERSATION ABOUT LIFE’S UNSEEN PATTERNS

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491906495/491906496

Class Activities:

#1 – Go check your grades on Skyward & try not to PANIC!
If you need to complete an assignment, you still can!  images

#2 -Garage Band–1 Assignment  (100 points) Due 11/15    
Work in teams to create a project in Garage Band. You will make a multiple track project that includes voice recording and background music. Even though you are working in teams, each individual student is required to follow all of the instructions on the GARAGEBAND-1 Assignment. <<download
This assignment is complete after you have :
-made a Garageband multi track project
-hosted it online
-written a blog post that includes a media player for your project
-handed in the Garageband-1 handout to the teacher
Helpful hint:
This assignment is almost the same as the Podcast Assignments.
So make sure you got those right before you finish this one!

Monday, November 7

talk-bubles
Dare to Put it Out There!

Class Starter:  “Bolivia” – the most recent episode of the class podcast

I thought it only fair that your teacher should have to record and produce a podcast episode, too.  I am not a voice actor and it shows in this episode, so don’t judge!  This project proved how simple it is to get content online, but doing it for the first time is rather nerve wracking and a bit embarrassing, too.

This project required the following:

  • write an outline of what to say
  • gather photo assets. In this case, I used my own
  • gather music mp3s from Incompetech.com and copy attribution info for each song
  • Using Garage Band on my iPad, I recorded my voice and added extra tracks for background music
  • When the project was complete, I hit the share button to email the file to myself so that I could download it to my computer
  • upload mp3 files to my host  archive.org
  • find the mp3 file on my archive.org library and copy the URL for that file
  • write a blog post on my WordPress Blog to tell more about my podcast episode. I included photography and the URL for the recording.  I included attribution for the music included.
  • I added the episode to RSS Feed for the DBA Podcast by adding the appropriate “tag” to the blog post

Class Activity:  Make Podcast Teams!  

Your team will work together to produce a multiple track recording using Garage Band on the iPads.  Follow the steps that I shared in this post. You will have a few class periods to get this done and publish it for a grade.

Tuesday, November 1

Class Starter: A Beautiful World Podcast

do-good1Rob Greenfield had a simple idea, that people are good and the world is a good place. So he decided to put his idea to the ultimate test by flying one-way to a far off place with no money, no credit card, no cellphone, not even a toothbrush. Just the clothes on his back and a passport. He says “Mainstream media portrays the world as a dangerous place, a place that you should fear and I’m out to prove them wrong.”

Listen to Rob Greenfield’s story & write a blog about his story and podcast itself.
Bonus:**Check out the video that Rob made using no camera of his own!
Due-11/3 (30 Points)

Class Activity: Start the Podcast – 2 Assignment
Due Nov 7 (100 Points)

It’s time to record your own voice!

Your phone probably has a voice recording App on it.  Iphone uses the “Voice Memos” App and Android uses different Apps depending on the model.  “Urecord” is a good free Android App for recording your voice.  urecordapp-voice

1- Find an App on your phone that will record your voice.  Record a message to be used to complete the Podcast-2 Assignment.

2-Host your recording by sending the  file to your computer and uploading it to Archive.org

3- Create a blog post with a write up and pictures that support your first episode.

4-TAG your post with a unique tag which will only be used for your podcast episodes.

5- Create an RSS Feed link that is just for your podcast episodes.

What does an RSS Feed look like???
feed-link

(This assignment is Due Monday November 7th.  To turn this in,  follow every part of these instructions. I will look at your blog to see if you have successfully posted a first episode and created a custom RSS Feed link.)

 

 

 

 

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 (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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.

Tuesday, October 11

forceawake
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)

Wednesday, October 5

Class Starter:  How does industry use Podcasting and Video?
In class today we will watch the workings of Elbert & Co.
flying-oranges
Take a look as Elbert Budin and crew shoot a tabletop commercial in 1990.

Podcasting-for-Content-Marketing_newClass Activities:  Podcast Review Assignment

To get started, go to your class folder in your Google Drive and create a new Google Document. Head the document with “Podcast Review” and be sure to put your name on the assignment.  Listen to at least 3 of the podcasts listed below.  You may not have time to finish the entire recorded podcast in class, but make sure you hear enough to understand the purpose and tone of the show.  Write 3 reviews.  (50 Points)

99% Invisible
Flying Food

on Podcast Chart

on itunes

The Memory Palace
Gigantic

Radiolab
Laughter

In Spanish

Stuff You Missed in History Class
The Long Winter

Tuesday, Februrary 23

Podcasting-for-Content-Marketing_newClass Starter:  Listen to the Oracle Podcast. (headphones)

Write a blog post about something that you found interesting from the Oracle Social Spotlight episode.

Class Activities:  Podcast Review Assignment

To get started, go to your class folder in your Google Drive and create a new Google Document. Head the document with “Podcast Review” and be sure to put your name on the assignment.  Listen to at least 3 of the podcasts listed below.  You may not have time to finish the entire recorded podcast in class, but make sure you hear enough to understand the purpose and tone of the show.  Write 3 reviews.  (50 Points)

99% Invisible
The Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators

The Memory Palace
Gigantic

Pitch
Paintings to Sing

Radiolab
Laughter

Stuff You Missed in History Class
The Long Winter