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Podcasting: Creating a Radio Show

  Family around the radio

Before YouTube, before MTV, and before just plain TV, the best entertainment was listening to the radio. Whole families would gather around their radio "sets" (the radio's were huge!) to listen to shows. The shows had actors for the voices, but included great sound effects and music to help create the mood to make the shows enjoyable and exciting.

Today radio shows have taken on new life as people podcast instead of using just the radio to broadcast their shows. After we learn how to use Audacity to edit sound files (audio files) we are then going to work with a partner or two to create your own radio show based on one of Aesop's fables.

Ready to start? Just work through the following activities, and at the end you'll have a show you'll be proud to share!

 

  Podcasting 101: Learning to Use Audacity  
  First Project: Silent Interview  
  The Big Show! Create Your Own Radio Show  
     
  Listen to the Radio Shows from 2011!!  
       

New Updates!

For the past few weeks I've been working to put together a site for our teachers in Lake Stevens to easily find sample SBA questions that help them understand how students will be tested each year. This often leads to deeper understanding of the standards themselves. Click on over to the SBA Samples site and easily find all the CCSS Standards by grade level and any sample questions in the format used on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.