If you'd like to distribute your media beyond the classroom, you should search for content in the public domain or under Creative Commons.
The Media Libguide is a great resources summary. Scroll down a bit to get to the Audio section.
Audacity - Free, works on both Macs and Windows computers. A bit tricky to install, but worth it.
GarageBand - Mac only
These software allow you to edit multiple tracks. This means you can have one track with your voice, another with sound effects, and yet another with music. Layering sound can be an extremely effective way to immerse your listener in a story.
|I want to...||Use this...||with this...|
|Record myself clearly||
Headset with mic
|Record a single subject clearly||
Rode smartlav lapel mic
|Record many people at once or ambient noise||
|Record a single subject clearly / Record two people clearly||
Tascam Audio Recorders
A storyboard is the equivalent of an outline for a paper. When you create a media project, you start with a storyboard.
Storyboards serve the following purposes:
If you’re writing a full script out first, it shouldn’t be longer than 2 double-spaced pages or reading it will take longer than 3 to 4 minutes.