Recording Your Podcast...
First, record your podcast with one of the library's digital audio recorders. You can check them out from Ms. Koval or Miss Helen.
Please be careful with these, though, because if "you break 'em, you buy 'em!"
If you can't figure out which buttons to press when, please review the user manual.
Recording Your Podcast with Gcast...
Another way to record your podcast is with Gcast. Gcast is a website that allows you to record voice messages, mix in music, upload, and share audio files right from your cell phone! For free! For real!
The sound quality isn't pristine, but it's definitely passable. If you want to try Gcasting, this page will tell you all you need to know. And if you want to hear an example, take a listen to my first Gcasts with Ms. Gardner's class.
Editing Your Podcast with Audacity...
If you need to do any trimming of your recording, you can use a program called Audacity. The download is safe and best of all free.
If you want to be able to convert files to MP3s, you'll need to also download and install their encoder.
Unfortunately, I don't think you can use Audacity to edit Gcasts, and to be honest, I don't know if you can edit Gcasts at all without deleting and re-recording them, but I'm not sure about that. If you figured this out already, please add a comment to this blog post and let us know how.
Uploading Your Podcast to a Weebly Blog...
Click new post to create a new post. In the dashboard above, click and drag elements you want to add to your blog post: like paragraphs under basic and photos under multimedia.
To upload your audio file, under multimedia, click and drag the file icon, then upload your WMA or MP3 file from your computer, recorder, drive, or device. (See for example the podcast below by Ms. Gardner.)
To edit or delete your post, click edit under the comments link in the post. But if you're sharing a blog with classmates or colleagues, please don't edit or delete someone else's post because that's not nice.
|File Size: ||209 kb|
|File Type: || wma|
Uploading Your Podcast to Blogger...
Because Blogger doesn't yet allow you to upload audio files (like MP3s or WMAs) by themselves with out embedding a player, you're going to need a work around to upload your podcasts to Blogger.
You can use Windows Movie Maker to make a video file of your audiocast, which you can easily upload to Blogger, no questions asked. This helpful blogpost will tell you how-to.
For tips on how to edit Blogger blog posts, check out this screencast I made with a Casa student named Ryan. We walk and talk you through all the steps.
Well, that's about it! Got questions? Email me or IM me. Good luck and happy blog-casting! =)