Episode 2 went a bit differently than the first. After listening to the first I realized I needed to do more editing to the actual podcast – take out some of the pauses and pops. I realize that I really need to invest in a decent microphone and probably a pop-screen. I’m still a solo act although I think I have figured out how it might be possible to have an interview. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and looking at how some podcasters – Jeff Brown, Jeff Bradbury, Erik Fisher, Chris Brogan, Todd Henry and Dan Schwabel do their podcasts – looking at the format, pacing, topics. I have found it very helpful to follow them to note how they do the transitions, introductions, discussions and end the podcast. Most of them are using a specific jingle that begins and ends the podcast.
Audacity vs GarageBand
I’ve been using GarageBand but since so many people suggested Audacity I thought I’d give it a try. Although it worked well I didn’t have access to the same range of jingles, sounds and loops or at least I couldn’t find them. I am getting better at working with GB and figuring out different inputs and outputs. I’ve thought of doing a “comic” podcast with the sound reverb but I’m not sure that would work so well. I can change the voice but have can’t change it back!
I spent more time editing this episode – much more time although you can still tell when I make the shift away from script. I hope, that as I do more of these, I will be better at being able to talk about the topics and have less “fillers”.
I include a lot of links in the shownotes which I’ve copied here. I think that was the best part of the episode because I discuss these during the podcast.
During the episode I reference the following sites:
Connected Professional Development is Now Imperative – by Mike Fisher
The Downside to Being a Connected Educator – by Penille Ripp
The top 4 excuses for not being a connected educator – by Angela Watson
I will also include these resources that were mentioned in the #saskedchat of September 25th
Chris Brogan’s – Life Work Balance – interesting article that made me think about what we want and what we mean when we talk about having this balance.
Planboard – a planning platform that already has Sask Curriculum uploaded and available.
Evernote – productivity and planning awesomeness.
Notability – Combine handwriting, photos and typing to bring your projects to life. Add as much detail as you like with a variety of colors and fonts.
Pearltrees – awesome curation site and app!
Any.do – Any.do makes it simple & fun to get things done.
Beyond the To Do List – Goals – Erik Fisher
iTuneU – iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.-
PostIt Note – The Post-it® Plus App takes the momentum from your collaboration sessions and keeps it rolling. Simply capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone. It’s that easy.