So you want to podcast….

picture of a boy wearing headphones

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Since I started working in Academic Technology five years ago interest in podcasting has remained relatively constant. Over the years we’ve worked to streamline processes and recommendations to make the process of creating a podcast as straight forward as possible. Podcasting is a great way to strengthen a student writers’ voice and encourage them to connect to new audiences in a conversational tone. It also provides a means to consider how ideas and concepts should be organized to tell a story to listeners as well as how reorganizing can shape or manipulate a message.

If you are interested in getting started with Podcasting here are some great resources to familiarize you with the process of creating and teaching the assignment.

Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum for Educators (from NPR)

Podcasting with Youth Radio (from KQED Teach)

NPR Training – Storytelling Tips and Best Practices

Additional Resources for Middlebury students, faculty & staff:

Suggested podcasting timeline/workflow

Audacity Lynda tutorial

Garageband Lynda tutorial

Equipment Borrowing at Middlebury

Make an appointment with a member of DLINQ

Audio Components

ccMixter – Creative Commons licensed audio files (background music, etc)

Internet Archive – non-profit digital library

Creative Commons Search – a means to search creative commons licensed media files