A New Twist on an Old Idea: Audio Book Reports Going Digital in the K-12 Classroom An Advancing Literacy Workshop
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Introductions Brittany Osborne- 6 th Grade Language Arts at James Martin Middle Kellie Radcliff- 6 th Grade Language Arts at Lakeshore Middle School We are both currently M.Ed Reading students.
Agenda Welcome to A New Twist on an Old Idea: Audio Book Reports. Heres what we are covering in this presentation: What is a Podcast? What is Audacity and How to use it? Independent Practice & Follow Up Discussion Questions & Answers
Presentation Overview What is a Podcast? What is Audacity? Exemplar Example How-To in Audacity Question/Answer Session
What is a Podcast? A series of digital media files released as episodes that can be downloaded. You can listen to podcasts using ITunes
What is Audacity? Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: multilingual Record live audio. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl Common Core Standards S.L. 6.1 (a): Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. W.6.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. *Click speaker to listen to a sample book review of James and the Giant Peach
How to- Audacity Download Audacity by going to http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/ http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/ Download LAME mp3 encoder (follow screen directions) Open Audacity Make sure headphones are plugged in Once you are ready to record press the red circle at the stop of the tool bar Use the other controls as needed Saving: -First time only: -Select save project (name it) -Select export as a MP3 (under file) -Select C drive: files then select Lame for Audacity (may be somewhere else depending on where you saved LAME) -Select open -Future saving: -Only have to save as name it then export as a MP3 and save
Resources Here are some helpful links about creating podcasts: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id =3752278 http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id =3752278 http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom- resources/printouts/podcasts-nuts-bolts-creating- 30311.html http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom- resources/printouts/podcasts-nuts-bolts-creating- 30311.html
Questions & Answers
Next Steps Over the next two days try out some of the tools weve shared with you here and think about how you can use them in your classroom with your students.
Next Steps That discussion is at the Adolescent Literacy Ning at: http://adolescent-literacy.ning.com/group/advancingliteracy Scroll down the page to find the discussion forum for this presentation titled: Presentation 1: Audio Book Reports (9 a.m. Tuesday session) Information about this is included in the workshop packet we sent out in an email.
For More Information For more information about this workshop and others go to the Center for Adolescent Literacies website at: http://literacy.uncc.edu/ Presentation materials including this Power Point are posted at: http://literacy.uncc.edu/professional-development
Thank You! Thank you for joining us today. In about a week, you will receive a short survey that helps us evaluate these workshops. Thanks in advance for filling that out. For additional questions contact: Bruce Taylor Director, The Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte email@example.com