Podcasting Using Garage Band
Podcasts are digital recording using software on a computer and made available using a "feed" for others to listen. Podcasts are great ways to spread the news, as a medium for self expression, and a way to demonstrate what they've learned in a creative way.
Steps to creating a podcast:
1. Plan: Storyboard and Write the script. This is the most important and sometimes the most time consuming part of the process.
2. Produce: Record the audio using the software. You may also include images to enhance the podcast.
3. Edit: Trim the audio, add music in the beginning and the end
4. Publish: Export the GarageBand file to iTunes. From iTunes you can export the file as an MP3 which can be uploaded to a website to make it available for sharing
Listen to Podcasts
Quality Podcasts that provide important information about technology in education, curriculum, and tech tips. You can find all of these from the iTunes store > podcasts. Download the podcasts to your computer and listen or transfer the files to your computer or iPod.
School Administrators and General Education Quality Illinois Association of School Administrators - subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.
iTunes U - Amazing set of Educational Podcasts. Look at iTunes U for some really rich opportunities for learning. Examples include Lit2Go and TechEase.
University of South Florida - click on College of Education
The following are technology in education experts. Look these podcasts up on iTunes to listen and/or subscribe. Here are the links to their blogs.
Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech - Dean Shareski
Moving at The Speed of Creativity Podcasts - Wesley A. Fryer
The Savvy Technologist - Tim Wilson
Driving Questions - Kevin Honeycutt
20 Minutes for Tech
Podcast Samples from Teachers and their Classrooms
Podcast Pickle - search engine for all types of podcasts
Educational Podcast Network
Species - example of student created podcasts
Durff's Summer Samples
Grade 8 Online Ethics Podcasts
Eric Langhorst - MIddle School Social Studies teacher's webpage
Cyberbullying podcasts - by students
A podcast about creating a podcast in Garage Band
First Grade Online - by Gayle Berthiaume
Fourth Grade Stories - lots of examples, by Kris Vassos
Let's Go Global - enhanced podcasts about countries, by Kris Vassos
Trailblazer Elementary School - examples at all grade levels (click the links at the top), by Sherri Clemons
Beacon Tree All Star Cast - elementary school podcasts about famous landmarks, book characters, and much more, by Gabriella Meyers
ColeyCast - elementary school enhanced podcasts on science and social studies topics
Idioms - student created enhanced podcasts about idioms, from Willow Springs Elementary School
KPE Podcast - elementary podcast from New Zealand, by Dorothy Burt
DataCast Digital Academy - projects about the community of Cathedral City
TERRA: The Nature of Our World
Find Sound Effects to Enhance Your Podcasts
Garage Band comes with loads of sound effects and music to make your podcast sound great. If you need additional sound effects or music, you can find them on these sites. From the site, download the file to your computer and import into GB.
The Free Sound Project
Flash Kit - Sound FX
Podcast Bumper Music
Four Bees Free Media
ACIDplanet (offers a free 8-pack of loops each Friday)
Host Your Podcast Online
Find Rubrics for Podcasts here:
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Podcasting
Podcasting from Cellphones
Cellphones in Learning Wiki
Garage Band Support
Garage Band Support from Apple