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are audio files that can be downloaded and heard by other internet users either on a computer or MP3 player. Podcasts are a great way to archive booktalks or allow students to create and save their own booktalks. An archive of student booktalks is a great way for student to recommend books to each other. Or, you can post podcasts from others--booktalkers, authors, etc.--for your students to hear.
- Audacity is open source software you can use to create podcasts.
How to Create a Podcast Using Audacity
To use Audacity to record sound, you'll need a microphone and headphones.
1. Open Audacity
2. Click the red recording button to start recording, and the square button to stop.
3. When you've finished recording, go to "file" and "export as mp3." The program will prompt for a file name and where to save. Then the program will ask you (one time) to enter the location of the lame_enc.dll file. Click to the c:/program/files/audacity directory, then click on the lame_end.dll file. Once this is set up, you won't need to do it again.
4. Export the file as an mp3.
5. Post the file on your website or blog where students can access it.
Read Carolyn Mackler's
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things
then listen to this interview with the author.
By Topic: Nonfiction Podcasts
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
by Ji-li Jiang and
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughther
by Adeline Yen Mah
, then listen to this podcast on the
Chinese Communist Revolution
Find more Military History Podcasts
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach, then listen to
Cemetery Science: The Geology of Mausoleums
Find more science podcasts
Nancy Keane's Daily Podcasts
To subscribe to Nancy Keane's daily podcasts,
. The link to subscribe is in the bottom box on the right side of the table.
Looking Glass Wars
(Frank Beddor) booktalk
Just One More Book!!
Terrific chats recorded in a small coffee shop on a regular basis; authors, illustrators, and literacy "experts" are guest speakers, and a variety of age levels and genres are featured.
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