Week 8: Podcasting

Hi everyone,

So far this term we’ve explored music composition, movie making, and photography.

This week we are creating our own podcasts.

A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable device such as an iPod or iPhone. A podcast is typically available as a series.  You can subscribe to a podcast channel and usually new instalments or episodes of the podcast can be received by subscribers weekly, monthly or set to download automatically.

Listening to a podcast is a great way to learn new information or facts, listen to a story or engage in a radio show. The cool thing is that you can do this all while being on the move – walking to school, driving in the car, or while doing your homework!

Below you can click on the links to listen to some popular podcasts for kids:

Disney Story Central podcast

Stories podcast

Tumble – science for kids podcast

Brains on – science for kids

 

Challenge:

If you could create your own podcast show, what would it be about? Would it be a talk show? A radio drama? An information podcast? Would it be about your favourite sport? Cooking? A day in the life of a kid? Or maybe a history, science, fashion, movies or music podcast?

Over the next two weeks, the choice is yours! You will need to create your own podcast channel including:

  • A show title
  • A show premise – what is it for and why?
  • Establish who your audience is
  • Marketing – how will you reach your audience
  • Show content – produce 2 full episodes
  • An original musical introduction created on Garageband
  • Promotion of your podcast – via blog, poster, word of mouth, etc

 

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