Guest blogger, 5th Grade student J :)
My experience of making a podcast is really fun. Some reasons it is fun is because you get to make the audio yours. You can add any sound effects and any music you want. So i will tell you the process of making a podcast. So first you have to find a book you want to read, I picked Should I Share My Ice Cream?, So once you pick your book you need to start recording. So you have to go somewhere quiet, and record your book. Next, once you're done recording, you can add music for the background. Then you add sound effects, and now your done! So my experience for making a podcast is it can be kind of hard because you have to find all these different sound effects and music and you have to look hard for the one you really like. SO that is my experience of making a podcast
often times, we talk about authentic learning for our students. we want instruction to applicable to their lives and to have a purpose. keeping this in mind helps increase engagement among many other positive learning benefits.
One thing that we've discovered that has been pretty powerful has been our intermediate students creating learning products for our primary students. The older kids get so pumped to develop something for our younger students. they take great pride in their work and know that more than just their teacher will be on the receiving end of their work.
here are some of the projects our students have created:
1. e books for the primary students
2. children's picture book podcasts for the primary students