This show features podcasts created by elementary students. Having students create podcasts is a great way to reinforce content area skills through motivating project-based learning. It also helps students develop a range of higher order thinking skills and real-world proficiencies in technology, communications, and much more.Loading...
Featured in this show are:
Our City from St. Andrew’s Priory School
(segment on Hawaii )
This show produced by 3rd graders tells about their home, Hawaii. This is one of the shows from the Our City podcast, a collection of student-created podcasts from schools in different cities. It is managed by Tony Vincent of Learning in Hand. Tony has all the planning materials and support you need to produce a show right on his site. This is a great way to get started with podcasting for schools who want to try it, but may not be ready to commit to producing a regular show. Check it out!
Jamestown podcast from Jamestown Elementary
(segment on the Jamestown settlement)
Jamestown Elementary in Arlington, VA has a busy group of podcasting kids! In addition to their regular show, they have podcasts on Famous Americans, Jamestown 2007 (celebrating the 400 years of the first colony in Jamestown, VA), a Guide to the Smithsonian Institution museums, a Guide to Monuments on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and more. Theyâ€™ve also produced some great video podcasts, which weâ€™ll feature in a future show.
The CarverCast from G.W. Carver Elementary
(excerpt from â€œA Peculiar Podcast!â€)
G.W. Carver Elementary has students in a variety of grade levels, including kindergarteners, producing podcasts. Some are theme-based. Others include books talks and original stories. The excerpt featured here was produced by kids in a special after-school program sponsored by their PTA.
Room 208 from Wells Elementary
(segment from â€œWhat Should a Classroom Look Like in 2015?â€)
Bob Sprankle is a pioneer in the area of podcasting with students. Mr. Sprankle and his students have created audio, enhanced, and video podcasts on a wide variety of topics. Their bonus shows include fields trips, interviews, literature circles, concerts, and more. (Mr. Sprankle recently transitioned into a new job as the schoolâ€™s Technology Integrator, and Room 208 is now Room 209. They are busily working on a new podcast, so stay tuned.)
WKSN student news from Kate Sullivan Elementary
(segment from WKSN student news broadcast)
This school in Florida does a daily broadcast of their student-delivered news and announcements. Most shows are seven minutes or so in length. Each show starts with the pledge and a patriotic song, followed by the school menu, the weather, a word of the day, a today-in-history feature, special school events, school announcements, and more. Some pre-produced announcements and â€œwords of wisdomâ€ from the principal are also included. Producing a podcast from your school announcments is a relatively easy way to get started with student podcasting and also provides valuable information to parents and others.
ColeyCast from Tovashal Elementary
(segment from â€œHuman Body Systemsâ€)
This podcast is created by the talented 5th graders in Mr. Coleyâ€™s class in Murrieta, CA. (This show was also published as an enhanced podcast with embedded images, so check that out on their web site.) Each show features a different topic from social studies, science, and language arts. Mr. Coley also has a StudyCast show to help students review for tests.
Radio WillowWeb from Willowdale Elementary
(excerpt from â€œWriting Traitsâ€ podcast)
This well-known podcast was started by Learning in Handâ€™s Tony Vincent and is now facilitated by Cathy Greenwald. Students at Willowdale Elementary from grades 1-5 produce these entertaining shows that span a variety of subjects. Radio WillowWebâ€™s web site also has a lot of good information about what you need to get started podcasting.
Here’s one other great student-created podcast we couldn’t get in: Portable Radio from Ottawa, Canada.
See you next time!