Radio Show Podcasts

My thoughts on a radio show have changed. While the way I came up with will work. It is incredibly tedious. The better option and the one that I will use next time is to have them all write and print out their approved scripts. Then set up a few different computers for a podcasting station. There, they can use audacity to record and create the podcast.

iPads are great, and if I wanted to make individual recordings, this is a create solution, but I see over 350 kids a week, and this is just too much for me to pull off (and to want to do it again.) So, my quest continues to incorporate the iPads into the classroom in a daily way.

If you have ideas of how to incorporate two iPads in a class of 20+ kids. Let me know!

Make a Radio Show for your Class!

 

I am having my students create a podcast to show off a certain skill that they know about computers. This is my first time using a podcast with the iPads, so feel free to chime in if you know of a better way to go about doing this.

I have four iPads and four rows of students, so I figured that I would divide each row into groups and give them an iPad. I used two apps to get this done.

Rec Pad $2

BossJock $10

Basically, what I had the students do was use Rec Pad to record themselves reading their written script. Then I Sent it to Bossjock and ordered it into a recording.
It was a lot of work, but the payoff was a few great recordings. In hindsight, maybe I would have students investigate more about certain skills, so I wouldn’t hear so many explanations about control shortcuts, but it was a good first run around.

another thing was that Students handled their iPads a lot so the recordings came out scratchy, I would try to do a better job of having them listen to their recordings. This can be tough because if you have an hour of class time, students can do multiple re takes until they are satisfied, leaving your lesson to stretch out over weeks of time.

Overall I think that the podcast idea is a good one.  I spent a lot of time with this combination, but it came out great. Next time I would just move the files over to audacity and do it all at once. but, you live and learn, so take note, because your students will love this assignment!