Archive for December, 2012

Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award

| December 13, 2012 | 8 Comments 

Very honoured to be nominated for an Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award, (thanks @ictmagic et al) and totally surprised to win it – thank you all at Edublogs.  A lovely surprise to wake up to this morning.

But, (and, without getting too awards-ceremony-gushy, à la Gwyneth Paltrow) I (truly) would like to thank …my producer, my creative advisor: @sarahneild &…you (clutches statuette and blubbers). Thank you.

Free Radio ~ Jingle All The Way

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments 

The blog is taking a breather, as we get ready for a huge year ahead. In the meantime, here’s a little seasonal gem. Enjoy your break (when, and if, you’re able to take one) and see you in the New Year… is used by many local, community radio stations to download, you’ve guessed it, free jingles and soundbites to link between songs.

Bigger stations can use the site to pay for bespoke jingles, but each week new, free, samples are added to an ever growing library. Each download typically has 7 or 8 themed clips that can trimmed down to size.

Thank you to Ian Shaw’s class, at The Knoll School in Kidderminster who used some of these clips to send us off in to the festive season with a feast of fun.

They recorded their own voiceovers, the jingles and old favourite Christmas songs, to make their own Christmas radio station, using Audacity to edit.

Here is a fantastic example from Charlotte. A couple of longer “programmes” can be heard HERE  and HERE. Well done all!

The school broadcasted their gems using Chirbit, a tool we mentioned here.
What about using Freeradiojingles, for your own fun, end of term, challenge?

“Did you miss? Did you Sir?” 4 Some of the recent links

| December 1, 2012 | 12 Comments 

We are about to take a “Decidedly (Less) Digital December, and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.
In the meantime, here are just some of the daily links that we have mentioned over the last three months. If you are one of those who subscribed (over there, on the right) and receive our daily email (at some ridiculous time in the night), or maybe you just pop in from time to time, we would love to hear your thoughts, comments & feedback on whether you’ve found something useful, or otherwise. Just click the comment box perhaps. All the best. Tim & Sarah