Snow Day Play

podcastinglogo-by-dave-gray.jpgSnow?  Did the weatherman say SNOW?  Quick, rush to the store and stock up on bread and milk!

Here in the Upstate of South Carolina, if the “s” word is even mentioned on the news, you can expect long lines at the grocery stores.  Luckily, I had enough bread and milk to last us through the “blizzard” so I didn’t have to wrestle over the last loaf of Nature’s Own Light Whole Wheat.  (I did ask my daughter to go and get some more skim milk – I truly needed more, but didn’t want to stand in a long line after school.)

So, a day off from school – an unexpected day.  I could use it to catch up on housework or finish this week’s grad course work, but I wanted to play some first.

The Media Specialists of our county had a mini-conference on Monday (a teacher work day) and I attended a session entitled “Bare Bones Podcasting.”  Although the session was short, Mike did an excellent job. His directions were clear and his demonstration of recording and editing with Audacity convinced me that I, too, could learn how to use this technology.

I had previously downloaded and played briefly with Audacity so I was able to just open up the program this morning and start recording. I created a test podcast just for my own benefit and posted it to my other blog, Bulldog Booklover.  Although it is just a test podcast, I feel quite pleased that I was able to record, save it as an MP3 file, find the file on my computer (why do I hide things from myself?), and upload it to the ‘net.

Now, if it would just snow again, I might be able to play more with Voice Thread or another digital story telling tool to share with my teachers and students!

*logo by Dave Gray

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One Response to “Snow Day Play”

  1. Cathy Nelson Says:

    Hey Fran–news forecast says more SNOW tonight. Too bad I don’t think it will cause any school delays or cancellations. it will probably all be gone by Tuesday when we all go back to school. Happy long weekend.


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