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01: Enhancing Presentations with Audio: Audacity Activity: Use this for Story Book Project:
Things to remember when recording in Audactiy Save the lame_enc.dll file to your student drive from Edmodo so that you can export and save the files. We do not want to save it as an Audacity File since they are very large in size. Have your headset adjusted and your paper ready to read into Audacity. Click on start . Then pause 3-4 seconds and begin reading your bio. Then pause 3 -4 seconds again and click on the stop button. If you have done it right you will see part of the screen moving and a blue sound wave pattern appearing as you talk (also notice the Microphone Volume Gauge) When done, play it back to check out the recording. If happy go onto the next step. Click on the File Menu then choose Export as a .MP3 file. This is the method for saving. Then you will save it in your Documents Folder (the same place you put the lame_enc.dll file earlier.) You should be able to save it to a NEW FOLDER: Story Book.

After practicing with the given steps above you are to record the Story Board that you composed yesterday to use in your presentation. You may re-record numerous times until they have mastered the use of the software. Once you feel comfortable with their recording, export it as instructed above in order to save it. The recording needs to coincide with your PPT illustrations and composition. You may record in sessions or in an entirety. Remember you will also be using music audio and clip art audio as well to supplement your Story. Pay close attention to your length and have proper pausing, voice inflections, and speed. The ideal reading will be approximately 3-5 minutes max. To insert the .MP3 to the storyboard, you will choose INSERT, AUDIO (from file) and then wait for it to load onto the selected slide. You should choose to begin on the 1st or 2nd slide of the presentation. Next, use the audio tools to adjust your audio appropriately. Follow the directions on the Story Board to continue.

Project Application 3.01: Telling a Story through a Slideshow Guidelines: You may work individually in with a partner to complete your story board. Remember though, in the case of a partner you must both record in Audacity. For example: one could be the narrator of the story and another the character voice(s). 1. First write a story in MS Word 2010. Your story should be a childrens story (5-10yrs old) with a moral (A moral is a valuable lesson in behavior or a final sentence of a story giving advice.) 2. Print the story and turn in. (You will make this this story into an audio file and insert into your power point.) 3. In MS PPT 2010, tell the story by using clipart, animation sequences, text or dialog boxes. 4. You must use a minimum of 10 slides. 5. The story must have a logical beginning, middle, and end. (Use sections to designate) 6. Plan your story: Start your presentation with a title slide displaying the story title and your name as a subtitle. 7. Create your characters and the setting of your story. Plan the action sequence and how you will resolve the story for the ending. State the moral of the story as your conclusion. 8. Animate! Use the custom animation feature to create action in your slideshow. 9. Change the animations from on click to either with or after previous.

10. Add slide transitions and timings. Rehearse your animations and your slideshow timings. 11. Tell a story You can use dialog to tell the story by using Audacity and export the audio file. Export the file as a .mp3 file and then insert in the PPT. 12. Use backgrounds- clip arts- use animated .gif files online for animation effects 13. Be Creative and have fun! Due on Wednesday for presentations. CATEGORY Content Accuracy 10
All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors.

Most of the content is accurate but there is one piece of information that might be inaccurate.

The content is generally accurate, but one piece of information is clearly flawed or inaccurate.

Content is typically confusing or contains more than one factual error.

Text - Font Choice & Formatting

Font formats (e.g., color, bold, italic) have been carefully planned to enhance readability and content.

Font formats have been carefully planned to enhance readability.

Font formatting has been carefully planned to complement the content. It may be a little hard to read.

Font formatting makes it very difficult to read the material.

Use of Graphics

All graphics are attractive (size and colors) and support the theme/content of the presentation.

A few graphics are not attractive but all support the theme/content of the presentation.

All graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the presentation.

Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the presentation.

Spelling and Grammar

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.

Presentation has 1-2 misspellings, but no grammatical errors.

Presentation has 1-2 grammatical errors but no misspellings.

Presentation has more than 2 grammatical and/or spelling errors.

Story Voice Tone Voice recording is

clear, consistent with good volume throughout with no errors.

Voice recording is clear, consistent with good volume throughout most of the story with 1-2 errors.

Voice recording is unclear, consistent with low volume throughout and 3+ errors.

Voice recording is unclear and very hard to understand with numerous errors throughout.