Book Review Podcasts 1. Plug headset in to the back of the computer. There are two prongs for the headphone and microphone jacks. 2. Double-click on the Audacity icon, located on the computer desktop. This will open the Audacity software. 3. Begin recording your podcast. Remember to speak clearly, slowly, and with expression. To record: press the red circle. To pause: press the blue || button. To stop: press the square yellow button. 4. Edit voice. See the following websites for detailed explanations and video on how to edit your file: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/tutorials.html http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm 5. If you want to use music in your book review, select a song on Free Play Music (www.freeplaymusic.com) and save in your H: drive. To add music, select “Project,” “Import audio.” Find music file in folder on your H: drive and open. Music will automatically input into the project file. Edit music track; see website tutorials in #4 above for detailed instructions. 6. When finished with your podcast, select the File tab and select, “Export as MP3.” If you have used music, you will receive a warning window that your track will be mixed. Click on “OK” and save. Name your file with your first/last name. 7. Put your audio book review in your teacher‟s “Hand-in” folder. Directions for accessing the “Hand-in” folder: Select “My Computer” on the desktop or from the “Start” menu. Double-click on “assignments$ on „file-svr-01‟ (M:)” Open “High School” folder. Select your teacher‟s name and open folder; folders alphabetized by last name. Open the “Hand-in” folder and drag and drop your book review (mp3 file) into the “Hand-in” folder. Please make sure your book review is clearly marked with your first and last name. 8. Look for your review to be posted on the Copley High School Library website: http://www.copley-fairlawn.org/chs/site/default.asp Select “Our School” menu, choose “Library,” and look on menu for book review location.