The digital teacher's book contains the projectable student's book with direct access to all media and resources - audio and video files and interactive exercises, a PDF teacher's book, high definition images and an answer key.
Anu Kirk commented on Doug's Challenge: The letter of the law might be \"life plus 70\" now, but the reality is that no copyrighted works have entered the public domain for 90 years. Every time things start getting close, Disney fires up the lobbyists and gets it extended again. During that time, media has changed substantially:- color TV- HD TV- stereo audio recording- digital recording- digital imagingIt seems ridiculous not to have any of that media available to the public.I'd say the biggest threat is not specifically the copyright, it's a mindset where there effectively IS no public domain, and you're always creating under risk of lawsuit.
Kevin Erickson commented on A Bill of Goods: Bill, I think you might want to qualify that a bit. Artists' interests are not aligned with the handful of major corporations that still control the vast majority of our creative media production and distribution systems.But artists' interests are often aligned with small, ethically-run independent record companies, for example. The explosive growth of the modern independent music movement in the 90s and 2000s is largely because people wanted to propagate models that were more artist-centered, democratic, and participatory, that worked outside the industry gatekeepers. Many of the folks who run these labels are recording artists themselves, and are typically dedicated advocates for their artists' interests both in business realms and political realms-- many of them have long been among the most vocal opponents of media consolidation. Unfortunately, it's become fashionable in the copyright-reform community to talk about \"the music industry\" as if it were a monolithic entity, as if there were no difference between Merge Records and Sony. This has obscured important realities, leading to a circumstance where a teenage fan might think she's sticking it to the man by downloading a copy of the new Ted Leo album instead of buying. It's important that as we try to make our system more nuanced and more public-purpose-oriented, we make sure that our description of present reality is appropriately nuanced as well.
The Digital Studio gets a lot of queries from our patrons regarding audio editing. There are so many great programs to choose from, it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know where to start. Audacity is a professional quality open source audio editor. It is intuitive to use and can easily be used to put together a great podcast.
Most podcasts have some catchy into music, and Audacity makes it easy to import a music file. Go to File>import>audio and select the desired track. This will import the entire song. Trim the track to desired length by highlighting the extra music and pressing the delete button. To fade out, highlight the clip and go to Effects>Fade out. You will see the waveform change into a cone shape as the music tapers off.
NOTE: To export an .mp3, Audacity will require you to download an additional file from their website. This is an mp3 encoding library. The prompt will provide you with a link to the download, as well as instructions. (This site is also full of tips and tutorials if you need further assistance with Audacity.)
Once your project is exported, you can open it in any program that plays audio files. However, it will be compressed, so you cannot go back and edit it. To preserve the tracks so that you can go back and edit them, you will need to save your project. 153554b96e