Podcasting Presentation

Podcasting Presentation

Gregg Winters
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Bedford Middle School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Music Production


Middle School


General Music


Recent Macintosh computers utilizing GarageBand 3 software


80-120 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

If they already know how to use GarageBand, the lesson will be quick and easy. If not, the GarageBand interface will need to be explained. A working knowledge of how to use GarageBand and iTunes is all that is needed.

MENC Standards Addressed:

NAfME Standard of 1994 : Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

NAfME 2014: Responding

MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.

NAfME 2014: Responding

NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

NAfMe 2014: Connections

NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

NAfMe 2014: Connections


The students will provide their own music recording examples on CD


The objective for this lesson is to have the students use music vocabulary to describe what makes their favorite band or artist’s recordings sound good to them. In making their presentation, they need to identify the style of music being performed, musical influences that have helped influence that style or performer, and verbally analyze the musical performance (identifying things like form, rhythm, dynamics, tonality, etc.).


1) Play a few professionally produced Podcasts from the iTunes store to demonstrate what a Podcast is and what is capable of being accomplished (10-15 minutes)
2) Overview how to use GarageBand to record a Podcast (15-20 minutes)
3) Demonstrate how to import an audio track into GarageBand and edit the file into short “snippets” (5 minutes)
4) Overview how to import graphics into the Podcast track and how to make chapter markers (5 minutes)
5) Lastly, explain how to export Podcast when finished (5 minutes)


Each podcast can be demonstrated during class. A rubric can be utilized for student assessment

Follow Up:

Create other multimedia Podcasts on :famous composers, jazz musicians, music eras, etc.

Items to Purchase:

You will need access to Macintosh computers that have GarageBand 3 installed. Podcasting features are not available in previous versions of GarageBand.

When budget should be submitted:

You will need to contact your technology purchasing department to determine when and how to order.

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