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To use the lessons on this site, follow the directions on the lessons page or read through the instructions below.

  1. Open and print the lesson you want to work with - simply click on "Step One - open the lesson". A PDF file will open that you can print or save.
  2. To play the audio file, click on the link "Step Two - listen to the story." If you left click on this link the audio will not be saved on your computer for future use. If you want to save the audio, right click on the link to download the file to your personal computer.

Teachers: Your computer may not have loud enough speakers for your class to hear the audio clearly. If so, download the audio file on to your computer. To do this you go to the audio link (Step Two - listen to the story) on the lesson page and right click to download and save the file. You can then burn the file onto a CD, or save it on an MP3 player. This way you can play it on your regular audio system.

Below is information for listening to the full podcast Manitoba This Week. It has other radio stories broadcast throught the week:

To listen to each full podcast, you must download it onto your computer.

What is the difference between downloading a podcast and subscribing to a podcast?

  • When you download a single podcast episode, that one file gets saved onto your computer or MP3 player. It is then up to you to play it, delete it or download another.

  • When you subscribe to a podcast, the latest podcast episode is saved to your computer or MP3 player. Every time a new podcast episode of the program becomes available your podcasting software will automatically download it to your computer or MP3 player.

How do I download one podcast at a time?
For PC users:

  • Before you start downloading, you may want to create a folder on your desktop where you can save and store all your CBC podcasts.

  • When you are ready to start downloading, right-click on the link for the podcast file. After right-clicking you will see a menu of options, including one that says, "Save target as" or "Save link as". Select one of these "save" options and then pick a location on your computer's hard drive where you would like to store the file. Your computer should then start to download the podcast.

For Mac users:

  • Before you start downloading, you may want to create a folder on your desktop where you can save and store all your CBC podcasts.

  • When you are ready to start downloading hold down the Control (ctrl) key while using your mouse to click on the download link. When the option menu appears, choose "Download link to disk" or "Download linked file." Select one of the "download" options and then pick a location on your computer's hard drive where you would like to store the file. Your computer should then start to download the podcast.

I've downloaded an MP3, but I can't hear anything. Why?

If you are having difficulty hearing a podcast please check the following:

  • Does your computer have a soundcard?

  • If you have ever listened to music or heard sounds coming out of your speakers, then you have a soundcard.

  • Are your speakers properly connected and turned on?

  • Do you have a media player? You can download a free media player such as Windows Media Player, or iTunes or RealPlayer.

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