Open Audacity - If you don't have it, go to: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows

If you don't have Audacity on your station,see the directions to download and install it at the bottom of this page.

INSTRUCTIONS
Goal: Create a Podcast (an audio file) and add it to your blog.

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STEP 1 - RECORD YOUR AUDIO
  1. Get a set of headphones.
  2. Go to Start--> Program and open Audacity.
  3. Record a an audio message in Audacity.Follow this video instruction: How to record an audio file in Audacity
  • WELCOME MESSAGE example: "Welcome to <title of Blog> blog. My name is <your full name> and this blog is about my learning at Curtis High School. I hope your enjoy the content here and share it with your friends."

  • Example start of a PODCAST on a TOPIC: "Hi my name is xxxxxx and I would like to share with you what I learned about xxxxx. ................"
  1. Listen to your recording and make modifications or re-record until you are content.
  2. Now go to: File-->Export & select MP3 as your file type
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STEP 2 - CONVERT YOUR AUDIO FILE TO A PODCAST
  1. Go to archive.org and create an account OR logon if you already have one. so that you can upload and publish your audio file on the web.
  2. Upload your MP3 file & complete required fields in the form.
  3. Click SHARE MY FILES at the bottom
  4. On the next screen, you will see an audio player icon to the right, click on the white building icon. See example hereexternal image blank.gif
    1. that says SHARE AND EMBED CODE
    2. COPY the embed code that appears in the window

STEP 3 - CREATE A BLOG POST with a PODCAST
If it's a welcome message do the following:
  1. Logon to Blogger
  2. Go to your blog's dashboard
  3. Go to Layout
  4. Click ADD GADGET on the sidebar
  5. Scroll down and select HTML/Javascript
  6. Paste the code & save
  7. Now add a Blog POST about creating your podcast:
  8. Post TITLE = Welcome Message
  9. Click HTML in the upper left
  10. Paste the code in the blank window
  11. Save
  12. Publish
  13. View Blog to see it.
If it's a new post :
  1. Give the post the appropriate title
  2. Paste your script in the body of the post and press enter
  3. Click on the HTML button at top left
  4. Paste the "embed code" from the previous step
  5. Save & Publish
  6. Test your podcast - listen to it.



AUDACITY DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Download Audacity for Windows here
  2. Install using this information when asked:
  • UserID = business
  • Password = business

  1. Download and install this file that allows audacity to convert your message to an MP3 file that you can upload to your blog: