Tech Tips for Making a Podcast:

  1. Define Your Task  
  2. Develop Search Strategies
    • Build Background Knowledge and develop Search Terms List
    • Suggested sources: Books, Brittanica, Opposing Viewpoints, PEOPLE!
    • Learn 10 things about topic on your own before you:
    • Plan interview questions and who you will interview?
  3. Locate and Access Information
    • Create a shared Google Drive Folder – Share with group and teachers
    • CONTACT  interviewees, email teachers to schedule interviews
    • Gather books and database articles to support the theme
  4. Gather Information
    1. Conduct and record interviews
      1. Cell phone: Use voice recorder – save to Drive
      2. Chromebook: Vocaroo or Soundtrap
    2. Save clips in shared Drive folder
    3. Take notes and create a narrative script
    4. Record narration
      1. Use Vocaroo (download recording as mp3) -simple tool for you to record clips and save them.
      2. Or Soundtrap
      3. Or your phone
  5. Organize for Presentation:  Build and edit the Podcast!
    1. Get Soundtrap for Education.
      • Download the App
      • Sign in with your school Google Account.
      • Get GROUP Codes from Ms. R to sign in.
    2. Practice Assignment
    3. REAL PODCAST Assignment for TECHIES to share with team
    4.  Instructional Videos to look at
    5. Import and organize audio clips of narration, interviews, and music.
    6. Other Audio Softwares out there. Interesting list!
  6. Publish your podcast

    1. Give Ms. R: Good title, hashtag ideas, description, and IMAGE for Soundcloud!
    2. Download your complete podcast as an MP3 and place in your shared folder.  Call it FINAL POD and TOPIC.
    3. Ms. Rautenberg will post it to www.soundcloud.com/ewhs

Additional Tutorials and Tips

Soundtrap FAQ page

Podcast Tools for Beginners – helpful video

Quick Tips: Audio Editing from Film Riot.  Hey my little love dolphins, want to learn ADVANCED techniques on audio editing in 3 fun minutes?  Check out this very fun, smart video

For Teachers:

Tony Vincents’ Podcasting – Though this field changes continually, there are some good tips and how to’s on Tony’s site, including a downloadable handbook.

Planning a Podcast as an assignment