Last week I received a question, via Twitter from Rob Ackerman, about how I’m adding audio recordings to the new sound blog I created this month, “Sounds of my World.” To answer this question, I recorded a twelve minute screencast showing these steps on my MacBook Pro laptop. Before sharing the tools I’m using to do this, I’ll point out (as I do in the screencast) a MUCH easier approach: Use email and a free Posterous.com website. That’s the method used by Australian educator Jess McCulloch on her sound blog, “Life Sounds Like This.”
The tools I’m using for this process (and describe in the screencast) include a WordPress blog, the free “Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin” for WordPress, the free iTalk Recorder app for iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch, the PixelPipe iOS app uploading to Flickr, and free Switch software for audio conversions. Note the PixelPipe app was removed from the iTunes Store by Apple in 2010. Other apps and methods (described the in screencast) can be used to take a photo off an iPhone and share them as part of a blog post. Here’s the screencast!
Remember to check and and share examples of student media projects on share.playingwithmedia.com!
Note: I apologize for the “wind noise” in this recording. My foam windscreen for my headset microphone went missing awhile back when I loaned it to a student, and I haven’t replaced it yet. This screencast ended up being a lengthy saga to make tonight, because of some audio driver issues and needed updates in ScreenFlow. I ended up recording this five separate times, and published the 4th attempt because the 5th didn’t save properly. I’m relieved to have a finished version after spending MUCH more time than I’d planned making this recording. I hope it’s helpful to you, despite the distracting wind noise.
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- Podcast283: Dr. Cathy M. Roller's keynote at the 2008 OTEP Reading Conference - 2008
- EverNote iPhone Voice Memos - 2008
- Proof a T-1 line is insufficient - 2008
- Content filtering in Communist China versus an Oklahoma school - 2007
- Podcast85: A Safe and Engaging Digital Destination for Kids: Imbee.com! - 2006
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