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Keywords: Podcasting
Subject(s): Information Skills, Technology, Podcasting, Journalism, Writing, History
Grades 5 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Oakdale Elementary School, Oakdale, IL
Planned By: Nicole Watson
Original Author: Nicole Watson, Oakdale
Basic Materials Needed:
Computer- Internet - Website to post on - Recording equipment (ex. microphone, recording device, editing software) - Microsoft office or other document writing for the computer

1. Students research Veterans days origins on search engine of choice.
2. Students research Local Veterans and the branch those Veterans served our country under as well as any other pertinent information.
3. Brain storm as a class some of the weekly topics for the podcast and a good title
4. Students, in teams, prepare their discussion topic for recording (ex - veterans day origins for one group - interviews with local vet.s for the others)
5. Record each groups segment of the podcast including some live interviews with local Veterans
6. Editing of podcast segments adding pictures, audio, cutting of lengthy parts that can be eliminated
7. Finalize podcast and post to website (free/user friendly website creation can be found at www.weebly.com)
8. inform your audience of post through school website/newsletter etc.
Materials: Video Cameras, DVD Camcorder, Point and Shoot, Hard Drives, Batteries, Memory Cards, LCD Monitors, Keyboards, Headsets, Mice, Office Suite, Podcasting, Keyboarding, Authoring and Publishing, Web Page, Clip Art, Animation, Video Tools, Music, Sound Libraries, Midi Instruments, Internet Services
Other Items: 1 Tool Factory Podcasting with Video Site License, $999.99 each, total of $999.99
5 Computer Microphones, $11.00 each, total of $55.00