The second round of teacher tech trainings introduces educators to sound recording and design for creating audio podcasts as a tool for learning elementary science. Teachers become familiar to different elements of sound, how to record narration, search for sounds online via google searching or downloading mp3 files from YouTube, and then using Audacity as a audio sequencer.

The in-class activity was for each participant to create an “audio postcard” of a natural place that is meaningful to her or him. They were to write a script that includes narration and two sound effects to enhance the podcast.

Here are the results from our participants. Most of them are still works in progress, but you will get an sense of what each educator is aiming to highlight.

KQED Education Teacher Tech Training, Summer 2011 – Audio Podcasts by KQEDucation


And here’s Nancy’s Podcast about Lake Merritt.

Nancy’s Lake Merritt by KQEDucation

Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.3: Teachers’ Audio Podcasts 13 July,2011Matthew Williams



Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

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