Aims of the project: to empower students to independently manage a podcast show featuring regular weekly broadcasts to an audience within and beyond the school community. Students to share subjects and interests they’re passionate about and potentially make new connections from their audience.
Students responsible for the planning, content, hosting, recording, editing and broadcast.
Establishing identity, visiting speakers and experts, use of mentor texts in the form of recommended age appropriate podcasts. Introduce students to cycle that will ultimately sustain itself with students supporting students.
Research/mentor texts: find great examples of podcasts based around the Adam Buxton model of guest interview, ramble chat, produced with jingles and theme music. Add examples of student recorded podcasts on the hosting platform.
– microphones and adapters, software for recording and editing (Garageband on the ipad)
Recording space (Year 6 studio) and timetabling organisation – QR code google spreadsheet
Links to creative commons sound and music.
Packaging and distribution using pixlr to create artwork.
Ultimate purpose of the project beyond an understanding of broadcast media is to reach an audience.
firstly of children in the school community (as defined by other children, parents and friends) and then other international schools.
Through social media, through edtech and educator network.
Podcasts uploaded unlisted on the Year group Youtube channel and collated using padlet which allows for comments and “likes” to monitor engagement.