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Media 10 Podcast Project Wednesday, 24 February 2010

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Podcast Project Assessment

  • Script quality (interesting, thought provoking topics)
  • Sound quality (clear voice, easy to hear and understand, background music and/or sound effects do not get in the way of the message)
  • Use of interesting special music and audio effects
  • Appropriate length (3 minutes)
  • Appropriate web publishing (Send podcast to iWeb)
  • Inclusion of any extra visual elements (Podcast cover art, etc.)

Tentative deadline: 19 March. May be changed to sychronise with the other session.

Please read the following tutorial – if you are already familiar with Garageband, you may prefer to jump straight to part 2 of the tutorial.


Bring the appropriate equipment such as headphones, thumbdrives, etc.
Also check the post on podcast project links.


Podcast project links Tuesday, 23 February 2010

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What are podcasts?

Tutorials on how to make podcasts with Apple Garageband

Tips on creating podcasts

Free Audio recording software (for Windows)

Non-Free Audio recording software (for Windows)

Example of a podcast, notice how the beginning (first 30 seconds) include information such as:

  • The podcast title
  • Episode number
  • Date
  • Place
  • Author
  • Web address (URL)
  • Jingle (music/musical theme)


More examples of podcasts here:

Brochure project DEADLINE Thursday, 28 January 2010

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Please remember:

  • The deadline for our Holiday Destinations brochure project is our second lesson next week; shortly after each student will present their product to the class.
  • Update your journal or (b)logs so they reflect the final touches to your brochure plus the latest information and resources you have found and used.

Great work so far, everyone!

(Just remember to BACK UP your work, alright?)

Brochure project resources Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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These are some resources that may help you with your brochure project:

Very brief sample log entry justifying a topic choice:

I have chosen to create a brochure about Pucón, a beautiful small city in the south of my country. What is unique about it is that it is surrounded by a volcano and a lake, so people can enjoy summer activities at the lake, and winter sports at the volcano and its beautiful snow.

Yet another short sample of an entry showing the progress of your research:

First few images I’ve found for my brochure. I am looking for photos of different sizes. My idea is to have photos showing the volcano and lake, not so much the city and its hotels. Photos of the latter two? Only if I have enough time.

Now trying to find images under the creative commons license, so they are free to use and I do not get in trouble because of copyright issues…


Found http://commons.wikimedia.org/ !!! Just what I needed !!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Pucon%2C_Chile.jpg this one’s a bit blurry, may try to sharpen with Photoshop later!

Enough images for the night. Now, I’m using bibme.org to build my list of sources of information using the MLA format.

“Pucon – Información Util de PUCON – CHILE.” ENJOY CHILE TRAVEL TO CHILE TOURS IN CHILE . N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2010. <http://www.enjoy-chile.org/chile/pucon-informacion-util-chile.php&gt;.    {Annotation: good information, seems objective and helpful; in Spanish & English.}

“Pucón – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pucon&gt;.    {Fair amount of information, must check links at bottom and Spanish version of the same article. }

The above are just plain examples to illustrate what you have to do. Hope this is helpful!

Brochure Project Assessment Criteria Monday, 18 January 2010

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Your brochure and journal (or log) will be graded as follows:

  1. Brochure 5 pages minimum
  2. At least 10 images in total (whole brochure)
  3. Use of semi-formal and proper English (avoid using 1st person and repeating the same words {adjectives & nouns} in a paragraph)
  4. Use of effects such as shadows and reflections, when appropriate
  5. Use of tables
  6. Use of charts showing factual statistics/information
  7. Journal/log with entries documenting the sources of information used to build their product, and justifying any relevant and important decision regarding your project

Each one of this requirements, when met. will grant you one point.

Brochure project Friday, 15 January 2010

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Tasks to complete by Monday 18:

  • Gather photos and facts about your holiday destination (a recent one you have travelled to, or one you like)
  • Blog your progress (i.e. blogger.com, set up your own if you don’t have one please):
    • add at least one entry explaining why you have chosen your specific holiday destination
    • add one or more entries recording the sources of information that you find for your project (this has to be done each time you find more sources of information)

MLA formatting of sources Tuesday, 27 January 2009

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If you’re new to the MLA format to refer to sources of information, try the free online services

They’ll help you ensure that your bibliography/works cited list is in the correct format. Just fill in the information you know about the source, they help you with the rest.

For more detailed information check these resources from

I have also found a very interesting blog about information literacy called BiblioTech Web.