Currently, I have a couple of podcasts I'm creating. One for my own personal reflections, and one for my classroom. For each podcast, I use a different editing tool for different reasons. Below is an outline of my process for my personal podcast - Math, Tech and Teaching. More about my classroom podcast in my blog next week.
For Math, Tech and Teaching, I use Opinion. It is basically an app that lets you record, cut, and arrange audio clips into one audio file. You can also import audio files from your iCloud Drive or Google Drive and drop them into your podcast. You can drag clips around into whatever order you like and clip them as you like.
For my podcast introduction and closing, I recorded a separate intro and closing using Audacity (this is separate from Opinion). For the music, I used tracks I liked from the Free Music Archive. Once I edited the opening and closing with the music I picked, I exported the two tracks as mp3s and saved them into a folder on my Google Drive. Each time I record a new episode on the Opinion app, I add these tracks at the beginning and at the end by importing them from my Google Drive. I then record the dialogue for the middle on my phone while I walk to work.
Once I've finished recording and editing, I export the track with its title and description. Opinion provides you with an RSS feed, so I have registered my podcast with iTunes and Blubrry for easy subscription options on iPhone and Android. Each time I publish, the new track automatically goes out to any subscribers. Now that the opening and closing are recorded and I've submitted my RSS feed, creating each new episode simply involves recording audio on my phone and exporting. This helps me keep myself accountable for making new episodes about every week. You can see a lit of episodes on my Podcast page.
Questions? Making a podcast of you own? Leave me a message in the comments.
Mattea Garcia is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools, instructional coaching, and educational equity.