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My Introduction - Randy

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-07-25 01:02

Hi everyone...

I've had Audacity on my computer for some time, but never really had a good reason to use it. What better time...

This is going to be great fun, I think. I am looking forward to speaking with and learning from a wide array of people.

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Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-07-24 21:27

My message from Safari is that this is experimental and they cannot guarantee it's going to work so don't send them any error messages.  Hopefully, it will suffice.  I did not quite follow Jeff's instructions here about .rtf vs. .html, but I'll just post this shall I? and see how it looks.

Hello, everyone!  This is Trevor Shanklin.  Kiralyfi is the Hungarian word for prince.  I lost the title when my son was born, but use it anyway.



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Webcasting Meeting & Class of 1.2 Orientation

Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-07-24 02:58
Webcast Academy Meeting
for incoming Class of 1.2 interns and graduating 1.1 interns
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Interns, please post an audio introduction to your Webcast Academy Blog
For more info, check out the
Class of 1.2 Orientation Screencast
& Orientation Newsletter

NEW - Screencast about how to create download link and flash player for audio in your posts

Flash Player Code

Next Week - Recording telephony calls and basic audio editing
Meeting Times
Sunday, July 30 4pmGMT
Thursday, Aug. 3 2amGMT

Chat Transcript Below

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Webcaster Report - Alex Ragone

Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-07-24 02:48
Webcasting Setup:

General Setup:

- Create a space for your site either on one of the WorldBridges networks or your own site.
- Create a Feedburner Feed
- List Show in iTunes Directory (you need a feedburner feed to list your show in the iTunes Directory)

- Dell GX620 - SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Card
- USB Mic Logitech
- Headphones
- Treo 600 cameraphone (for low res pics)

- Simplecast
- Audio Repeater
- Skype
- Audacity
- Browser: Firefox, Flock, or Internet Explorer
- Filezilla

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first assignment

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-07-23 22:30

I downloaded Audacity, LameLib, Nicecast and recorded my Intro. I can't wait to meet the other folks in class. I hope Susan is around as she said she would mentor me. See you soon.



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Webcast Report - Graham Stanley

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-07-23 19:19
Webcasting Setup:

I'd hoped to try both Sam (using my PC) and Nicecast (on my Mac), but ended up just using Nicecast to stream because of lack of time. I'm hoping to try out Sam in August. I've included the details of my PC below too, as I've been using both during the Skypecast, and for recording.

PC: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8 GHz, 768MB RAM

- Windows XP (Home) 2002 , Service Pack 2

Mac: Mac Mini (Power Mac 10.2), Power PC G4, (1.5)

- Mac OS X - Version 10.4.6, Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Wireless AirPort Extreme

As I said above, I've recently been using Nicecast to stream the audio. At first, I found it easier to concentrate on managing the hosting of a Skypecast, and while I was doing this I played with capturing the audio using various tools, from Audio Hijack (on the Mac), Audacity, and PowerGramo and Hot Recorder (on the PC).

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This looks pretty neat

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-07-23 18:44

I am excited about meeting everyone!

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Webcast Report - Lee Baber

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-07-23 13:44
Hardware --
PowerBook G4
Mac OS X - Version 10.4.7
Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Wireless AirPort Extreme

For software I use Nicecast, Skype and WireTapPro for streaming and recording with the Nicecast recording the audio as well for backup. I use Audacity or GarageBand for post-production of audio. I have used a Planetronics headset with mic and mic mute/headphone volume controls, a usb LogiTech mic, and am now experimenting with an M-Audio FastTrack recording interface (mic pre-amp and digital converter) with a Shure SM57 mic.

For me the biggest hurdle initially was broadcasting from within the school network. I could not connect to the stream due to filters at schools so I had to be connected by the home team (Dave, Jeff, Alex, etc) and host from Skype which does work at the school. From home streaming is easy, but I had to work on making sure all the audio settings on the mac were set correctly so I could be heard on the stream. By watching the audio LEDs in Nicecast, I know if I am getting a signal from my voice as well as from the participants joining me. Echo/Sound Test Service (echo123 in Skype) will give you a connection to test this detail.

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WEBcast academy 1.2

Webcast Academy - Sat, 2006-07-22 17:00

Just getting ready for the adventure of Webcast Academy. Looking forward to meeting new people and learning a new type on conversation.

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web2learn Webcast #3

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-07-21 05:47
Our featured guest this show was Susan Appleton, one of the teacher coordinators for the Bunbury Senior High School BEACh (Bunbury Extension and Challenge) Program. This program seeks to extend students academically. Sue gave an excellent account of the program and the impacts that it has had to date on the students and teachers involved. We look forward to some follow-up sessions with Sue in the months to come about other school programs she is involved with.

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Webcaster Report: Doug Symington

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-07-19 00:09

For my "rig" I've been using a Dell Latitude D800 1.50 GHz laptop with a Pentium M processor and 512 MB of RAM. I've also used a USB microphone and wireless (802.11g) internet connection.

For software I've used SAM Broadcaster, Virtual Audio Cables / Audio Repeater, Skype and Audacity for streaming, recording and post-production of audio. For me the biggest hurdles to overcome have been getting audio settings as they should be so that "both sides" of the conversation can be heard over the stream, "issues" within Skype and post-production itself.

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iCal upates from Google Calender

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-07-18 21:13

Hi Susan, The way I have done this is to go to google calenders, click on the down arrow on the calender you want to subscribe to and you will see a settings link. There you will see a place to select the Calender Address...click..and copy the address. Go to iCal, click on Calender...Subscribe.... and paste the address in the Subscribe To window. Hope this helps. Lee

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Book of Webcasting..revision ideas

Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-07-17 14:28
Here is a sample of the ideas I have for the Book of Webcasting. Understand that no links are working or set up yet. I have basically taken what we had and typed an explanation of what I will do with the book's home page if we all agree on it. Check this link out and let me know your ideas to add to mine. I will get this done for the new start of interns next week. By the way, I was thinking of using some pop up boxes...anyone know if drupal will support that code? Thanks, Lee My Layout Ideas for the Book of Webcastin

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EdTechBrainstorm: 2006-07-13

Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-07-17 01:53

Audio from our July 13 Brainstorm

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Jeff and Doug are joined by Drew for a discussion about audio. We talk about the importance of starting with good quality audio, and what can be done in "post-production" to make audio sound better.

I had some "Skype issues" that meant the loss of the some of the discussion and I'm especially looking forward to having Art and Cathy back for a brainstorm about "best practices" for teaching keyboarding skills to K-6 students.

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Google Calendar for Webcastacademy

Webcast Academy - Thu, 2006-07-13 17:41
Here's a link to another Google Calendar, this time for Webcastacademy. To move events between calendars, you can use the "Copy to my Calendar" feature for individual events in the calendar. Click on "Copy to my Calendar" and then select the calendar you'd like (in this case, the one for Webcastacademy.net) to make a copy of the event. The question has also arisen about the pop-up window that asks if you'd like to "add this calendar" each time the Google Calendar button is clicked. I've been clicking on yes in this instance, and it appears to go directly to the calendar without over writing it. You should all have read/write/modify access to the calendar -- please advise if you have difficulties with access.

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Interviewing Tutorial - Laura Chapin from the CBC

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-07-09 20:25
Laura Chapin has been kind enough to agree to come and give us some tips on interviewing. She's cool... and knows the field. Come on out, ask your Questions!
8pm EDT. Midnight GMT.
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Webcast Academy - Thu, 2006-07-06 20:09

Haven't heard from anyone regarding "issues" with the Worldbridges.net calendar, and I'm hoping it's a case of no news == good news ;-)

The calendar's time is set to Eastern (North America), although I think some of the entries are still showing in Pacific (North America) time.

Please advise of any troubles you have by posting here, and please do add or edit an entry to the calendar. I'd like to have some posts from different time zones to see how the calendar reacts. This will help to assess the viability of the calendar for our purposes here.

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TESOL EVO Webcast Academy session?

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-07-05 17:08

I'm sure that most of you know about the Electronic Village Online (EVO) that is organised before the TESOL annual conference every year (end of January-February), and which allows anyone who is interested (mainly, but not only English teachers) to participate in a 6-week online professional development session.

Last year, the 2006 EVO sessions offered a wide variety of online collaborative sessions, and there was a lot of interest in Podcasting (the Yahoo group set up for the event still has over 250 members), and I'm sure that this kind of event would be a great way of opening up the Webcast Academy to a wider audience (participants are usually from all parts of the world), and also of creating more webcasters for the World Bridges community.

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More on Calendars

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-07-04 17:11
Hi everybody. Sorry I missed last evening's Academy meeting, I look forward to catching-up on the audio. Here's a link to a subscribe button for the Google calendar I've been working on for our webcasts. (Even though it is named "Worldbridges.net" it is the calendar for the Webcastastacademy, and all interns should have edit/write access to the calendar). The calendar is now, by default, set to Eastern time. Please take a moment to add an event to the calendar to ensure that you're able to edit the calendar. Post a comment to this post to advise of any difficulties you experience.

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Academy Meeting - Plans for 1.1 graduation, 1.2 curriculum

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-07-04 03:44

Audio from our July 3 Meeting

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Discussion about graduation requirements for the Class of 1.1, procedures and curriculum for Class of 1.2, and a variety of other items on the Worldbridges To Do list.

Next Meeting - Tuesday, July 11 5pmPDT/8pmEDT/midnight GMT

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