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Getting Started With Sound Editing and the Audacity® App

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Mrs. Hilton
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In this 2-week, small group tech class, budding podcasters and music producers will explore the sound editing app, Audacity®­, with the aim of creating their own multitrack mix or podcast.

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
  • • Students will use the free audio editing software, Audacity®, to edit and manipulate a range of sound effects and short music clips. • Students will be shown how to create multi-layer tracks to use in their own videos and how to export their audio tracks as MP3 files.
I have been fortunate to have been involved in education services for over 30 years and have extensive experience delivering classroom-based lessons and online digital e-learning packages to both schools and home educated students. I have taught, as a qualified teacher, in mainstream schools for 20 plus years, and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I really enjoy teaching digital i-Media and like to spend my free time creating digital content and digital art.
Parents will need to have downloaded the free editing software, Audacity® before the start of the first class. Students would benefit from accessing the lesson on a separate device to the device used for the video and audio editing tasks as this will allow them to view the demonstrations as they complete their own tasks - they may also find it beneficial to use headphones during class. 

The software can be downloaded at: 
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Students will also need access to sound effects/royalty free music, which parents can download. The website www.zapsplat.com is great for accessing a range of sounds and parents are advised to create a free account to download a sample of sound effects/music before class. No payment details are required for the free sound downloads. (Alternative sound effect libraries are available at https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search).
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PLEASE NOTE: Parents and guardians will need to download and install the free software, Audacity® and students should try and explore the software interfaces before the start of the first session. Students will not be able to engage in the sessions if they do not have access to the software. Likewise, it is essential that parents and guardians support students in downloading any relevant teacher created files needed for class before the start of each session (posted 24 hours in advance). Parents and guardians should check before signing up to the course that they can download Audacity® and that the software runs on the student computer. The class is taught via on-screen demonstration - students will require a 2nd device to watch the lesson on. 

Students will also need access to sound effects which parents can download. The website www.zapsplat.com is great for accessing a range of sounds and parents are advised to create a free account to download a sample of sound effects/music before class. No payment details are required for the free sound downloads. (Alternative free sound effect libraries are available at https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search).

You are advised to supervise your children if they are using online services to research and source sounds. There are many useful resources which offer guidance on how to keep your children safe online, such as https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit.
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Non-US Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education
Non-US Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education
I am a qualified teacher in the UK with over 25 years’ experience, delivering high quality learning content in schools and for online providers. I have extensive experience teaching IT and Digital Technology classes and I love to teach Earth... 
Group Class

$60

for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
50 min

Completed by 7 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
1-2 learners per class

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