Tips and Tricks for Your Own Classroom
Audio Production Studio
recent explosing in podcasting, you have the opportunity for your students to
create their own 'radio show' for a world wide audience. Best of all, it can be
done using the free audio production software Audacity.
are some ideas for integrating audio production into the classroom:
record the name of a child into the the interface and have them hypothesize as
to how it will sound in reverse. Then apply the reverse effect to the name and
play it. THey also love the pitch shift slider.
Set up a team to produce a 6 minute 'radio' show. Evaluate the process so as to
improve the next show.
Integrate an audio production task into one of your areas of study.
Create a collaborative audio production with a school on the other side of the
world using email and Audacity.
Have a listen to my class'
podcasts for a bit of inspiration for your own.
Catch cry for copyright awareness- 'If it is not yours or it is not free then
don't use it'.
Research and discuss copyright issues esp the Creative Commons licence.
Cheap microphones are fine for experimenting.
Get a splitter that allows 2 pairs of headphones can fit on one machine.
When sitting side by side working on a computer have the children take the headphone
off one of their ears so they don't yell at each other.
Assign each group a couple of the effects from the effects section to experiment
with and report back to the class on.
Add sound effects from www.flashkit.com
-Sound FXNB If you
wish to convert your audio into MP3s you'll need to download the LAME plugin from
the same site if you wish to convert your files to MP3 files