By popular request via email, from our classes, and when we provide professional development and keynotes on podcasting or new media… here are some resources to assist in the “How To” aspects of Podcasting
Of course the complete reference is our popular Podcasting for Teaching book which explains and demonstrates educational applications to podcasting from concept, planning and delivery…
However, here is the “skinny” on selected up-to-date resources to help you in the details that you might face as you navigate your continuing work in this area!
Additional recommendations are of course welcome, and will be reviewed prior to their addition.
- Audacity (free Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Adobe Audition (free 30 day trial and educators price available)
- Adobe Soundbooth (free 30 day trial and educators price available)
- Sony Soundforge (trials and demos and educator pricing available)
Roxio ($79 or You might have this free on your computer from CD/DVD or other device- check!)
- Wavepad (free Windows, Mac, Linux)
- many more..
Audacity Tutorials, help files and resources
The manuals at the Audacity website itself
* Audacity 1.2 Tutorials from the official Audacity user’s manual.
( Just a note the set of resources listed in this section are from a compilation at http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials)
* Creative Commons logo Audacity Presentation for High School Level
* Using Audacity 1.3.4 with the JAWS screen reader for Windows - includes useful tips for the visually impaired (and others) who want to use Audacity without a mouse.
* - PDF tutorial on all aspects of Audacity (1.2.4), including illustrations about setting up system sound on Windows and Linux.
* How to Record and Edit Audio with Audacity Includes information on microphones and configuring Audacity on Windows.
* Create your own podcast – a fine general tutorial on all stages from recording and editing to publishing on the web
* “60 Second Shakespeare” – bbc.co.uk video tutorials about using Audacity to edit the audio for short video or audio interpretations of Shakespeare.
* – mixing two loops together in Audacity for background music in games
* Noise Removal in Audacity 1.2.x: and (13 minutes)
* A detailed illustrated
* YouTube has a good selection of Audacity including how to , and .
* – learn how to open and edit a WAV file, and save the result as an MP3.
by Daniel James, including sample sound files.
– CNET article about editing MP3 files for use in Web publishing, ringtones and podcasts.
Be cautious where you get “free” mp3 files from- they can be loaded with spyware, viruses and adware… I know these sources are reliable though…