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presented as a workshop for educators withe the Rainbow District School Board.

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  • Jayson Stewart, Espanola High School
  • me
    • Media Arts and Comm Tech teacher since 2007
    • Secondary educator for five years and elementary for four
    • Media Arts Part 1
    • Producer of Spartan Youth Radio
    • Graphic artist, painter, actor, media consultant, writer, film maker, and community activist.
  • objectives
    • To understand what podcasting is
    • To learn how podcasting is used in education
    • To know what is needed as a podcast consumer and a podcast producer
    • To record, edit and publish a short podcast
  • podcasting
    • Audio or video file
    • Show format
    • Time-shifted: Subscription-enabled
    • Portable and Repeatable
    • Accompanied by show notes
  • background
    • Popularized in August 2004
    • Enabled by two elements:
      • RSS enclosures (Really Simple Syndication)
      • Podcasting software and services
    • Initially one show style podcast available: Daily Source Code with Adam Curry
    • 2007: 20 million podcasts; today? unclear
    • All mainstream media is podcasting
    • 2005: Apple added podcast support to iTunes
  • What makes podcasts desirable?
    • Listen while doing something else
    • Time-shifted content
    • Narrowcasted audiences
    • Alternative and niche content
    • User-generated and non-commercial
    • Independent of regulators
    • Easy to create
  • Educational benefits
    • Easy to create
    • Unlimited creativity historical reenactments, interviews, panel debates, dramatic pieces, standup comedy, music dj shows, performances, radio play, lessons and lectures etc.
    • Teaches marketable skills: planning, production, editing, public speaking, design, engineering, teamwork, etc.
    • Can lead to post secondary opportunities in audio production, broadcasting, journalism, web design, engineering, etc.
    • Helps motivate kids. Gives them a voice.
    • Teaches Media Literacy skills.
  • Finding and subscribing to podcasts
  • iTunes
  • winamp
  • others
  • The technology
  • The technology
    • The bare minimum
      • A USB microphone (about $10) *
      • A computer (nothing fancy)
      • Recording / editing software (free)
        • Audacity (Mac and Windows) http:// audacity.sourcefourge.net
        • Garageband (preloaded on Mac iLife)
        • *Smartphones with WAV/MP3 capabilities *FirstClass voice mail
  • The technology
    • Moderate setup: The SYR SetUp
      • Computer with LOTS of memory
      • Mixer - $300
      • Condenser microphone - $100 - $300
      • Microphone stand (tabletop or floor model) - $35
      • Pop screen - $25
      • Portable Recording Device - $150
  • Upload the file
    • FTP site (can be complicated)
    • Automated processes
    • Your own blog or website
  • About spartan youth radio
    • Launched April 2007 with an Espanola High School focus despite criticism
    • $1500 investment from the RDSB Innovation Fund (no longer available)
  • About spartan youth radio - now
    • Produced by 15-25 students
    • Consumed by fans on every continent on the planet
    • Over 54,000 downloads of our audio and video programs in five years
    • Interviews, drama, music shows, opinion pieces, documentaries
    • Job Training
  • Have fun and be creative
  • Jayson Stewart TEACHER Media Arts, Communication Technology Aboriginal Cultures, English Espanola High School PRODUCER spartanyouthradio.com [email_address] (705) 869-1590 ext 6264