Highlights from this week's classes:
- Students who were initially uncomfortable with recording their own voices are giving it a try and doing really well!
- The number of students who have asked "After I do this radio segment can I do... (insert amazing and creative idea for a new radio segment here)?" By the way, the answer is a great big "YES!"
- The interesting collaborations that are popping up. Kids are approaching each other to work together on different radio segments; it is very cool to observe!
- A radio drama that is the retelling of a classic fairy tale (two students directing and producing, with another six involved as voice actors.)
- A number of fake (and funny!) ads
- Jokes and Riddles
- The history of one of the original six NHL hockey teams
- A debate show (two students directing and producing with two on air debaters)
- An investigative report on the real story behind a classic fairy tale
- The story of a fictitious hockey team
Radio Show NameOver 40 radio show names were submitted by students and Ms. Thompson. This week students voted on their first and second choices. Ultimately Ms. Thompson will decide on the name, but she wanted to have a good idea of which names appealed to the students. The big reveal will happen next week and then we can get down to designing a logo, website, jingle... and all the other branding that a radio show would normally have!
Update on Station IDsIn the past few weeks the grade 4 and 5 students recorded Station IDs for Peach City Community Radio - CFUZ. This gave them the opportunity to practice:
- using the field recorders
- voicing a script
- transferring audio from the field recorder to their computer
- editing the audio in Audacity
- exporting the audio as an MP3 file