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