Course Resources 

Podcasting 101 Resources | Podcasting 102 Resources | Podcast Artwork and Software

Architeck users cannot add audio or video to their website until they have completed Podcasting 101. Podcasting 101 focuses on the production and publishing of audio podcasts. Podcasting 102 expands the focus to video podcasts. These resources are used in Podcasting 101 and 102. Podcasters in MPS are welcome to use any of these resources for their own podcasts or for classroom instruction related to podcasts.


Podcasting 101 Resources

Audacity - Audio Editing Software

  1. Download Audacity from Educational Technology.
  2. Your browser may get a yellow bar across the top of the window to verify that you want to allow the download. Be aware that if this bar appears you will need to click on it to allow the install.
  3. "Save" the installer file to your desktop (or preferred location).
  4. When done, double-click the installer on your desktop to install and follow instructions.
  5. You are now ready to use Audacity!

Remember: Your Audacity file (ending with .aup) has two parts - the main file and a folder with supporting clips. In order to upload to your Architeck page, you must export as .wav. It is then your .wav file that gets uploaded not your .aup file.

Audio Clips

Due to the open nature of most audio sharing websites, they are often blocked from within the District's network. Because of the inaccessibility of these sites, we have gathered a few sounds here for you to peruse and download. The attribution for each sound is already available here as well. You are required to copy and paste this credit into the show notes of any audio that you publish.

For sounds already downloaded from freesound for you to practice with, click here.  

Audio Usage and Attribution

Be extremely careful when using audio from third parties in any podcasts. You may not simply sample any audio you like in your podcast. Paying royalties and giving proper credit is a very real issue. If you are not sure about the copyright status of a piece of audio, you should assume that it is under copyright and that all rights are reserved. If using audio licensed under Creative Commons make sure that you are providing attribution in your show notes or your podcast similar to this:



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Podcasting 102 Resources

Practice PowerPoint for Windows Movie Maker - Video Production
You will be turning a PowerPoint presentation into images, importing them into Windows Movie Maker, editing and narrating to create a video. Now it's time to get the practice PowerPoint presentation. Right-click here and "Save Target As..."

Practice Video (102-Day 1) for Windows Movie Maker - Video Production

You will be adding narration to a video clip that was recorded using a webcam. In addition to the narration, you will add a couple of title slides in Windows Movie Maker. Right-click here and "Save Target As..."

Practice Video (102-Day 2) for Windows Movie Maker - Video Production

You will be adding narration to a video clip that was recorded using a CAMERA. Problem is, the camera does not save video in a format that can be used in Windows Movie Maker.
Boring Ryan: Right-click here and "Save Target As..."

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Podcast Artwork and Software

Podcast Artwork

Right click and choose "Save Picture As..." After saving the artwork to your computer, you can add your podcast title or name in the white space. This can be accomplished in any graphic editing software, including Paint (Start > Programs > Accessories).

MPS Podcast Artwork


Podcast Software

  • Audacity - Audacity is the free, open-source audio editing software supported by MPS Ed Tech.
  • Format Factory - Format Factory is the preferred file conversion software for MPS Educational Technology. 

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