This is the Student Podcast PODCAST, a podcast featuring great student
podcasts. Each week we highlight student work and hear from their teachers
about the challenges and successes of podcasting with their students.
We believe elevating students’ voices beyond the classroom and sharing
the lesson process will inspire others to get podcasting with their
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Monica is a 20-year veteran public radio reporter and the founder of Listenwise, an award winning tool for middle and high school students. Listenwise uses public radio to build and assess students’ critical listening skills to prepare them for the CAASPP and ELPAC. Get a free 30-day trial at Listenwise.com.
This episode highlights the first podcast project done by Matt Stokes, an 8th-Grade Math/Algebra 1 at the International School of Brooklyn. His class podcast features NPR Style Reporting about fun Math concepts, mores specifically digging into simplifying radicals, multiplying radicals, and converting radicals into exponents. We love that they named it ‘Divide and Conquer.’ Matt’s students Rico Brill and Elliot Thomas-Gregory created this podcast using iMovie technology with other open source apps.
This episode highlights Margot Amouyal’s podcast, Yolanda Wilcox González’s student, from the Beaver Country Day School in Massachusetts . Margot is a junior and has been creating a podcast series for her independent study project. We highlight one podcast from her series which was submitted to the NPR student podcast challenge this Spring, earning an honorable mention. Margot explores how the story of refugees can be told in a new and innovative ways. You can listen to the full podcast here. Here is the link to Monica’s DIY podcasting studio here.
In this episode hear a podcast that sounds just like the introduction
to the Serial podcast. Former high school ELA Teacher, Michael Godsey
initially wanted to share his excitement for the Serial podcast with
his students and their love for podcasting blossomed through that.
This was Godsey’s first podcasting project and he has since brought
more audio stories into his teaching which has had a tremendous and
visible effect on the students' level of engagement, critical-thinking
habits, and writing skills. Listen to the full published podcast on
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mrgodsey/stranger-serial-introduction and find some of his podcast lesson worksheets on teachers pay teachers:
In this episode hear a podcast created by a student club from Eleanor
Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA. The students examine the concept
of academic identity, where students become so wrapped up in academic
achievement that it starts to define them. Teacher Frank Mata was the
advisor to the club and says because students were not being graded
on this project he thought they were freed creatively. This is Mata’s
first podcasting project with students and he sought help from two
passionate teachers in his district who co-host an EdChat podcast.
In this episode we go to Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough North
Carolina and listen to Laura Isenhour’s class’s podcast discussions.
In place of book reports, her Grade 10 English II class worked in groups
and recorded their discussions about the non-fiction books they read.
Students were given the flexibility to choose the style of podcast
they wanted to create. Listen to hear clips from their discussions
about “I am Malala” and “When I Was Puerto Rican”, along with Laura’s
reflections on the project.
Listen to Episode 4 on Spotify.
In this episode you’ll head from Dan Kearney, an 8th grade history teacher
who did a podcast series on immigration with his students. The series
is called FalconCast, and all episodes were researched, written, recorded,
and produced by the students at St. Mary's School, an IB World School
in Orange County, California. Minka, the student featured in this episode,
submitted her work to NPR’s student podcast challenge, where she was
a finalist in the middle school category. This episode also explores
a grading rubric for classroom podcast projects.
This episode highlights students from Mr. Erik Eve’s 8th Grade Social
Studies class at Lindenhurst Middle School in New York. For their first
podcasting project, Erik’s students explored the impacts of Hurricane
Sandy on their community. They did several podcasts covering hurricanes’
causes and effects, and even acted out mock-interviews with members
of the community. The students recorded their work using the voice
recorder app on their iPhones. Listen to hear excerpts of these podcasts,
with reflections from Mr. Erik Eve and podcasting tips from Monica.
Listen to Episode 2 on Spotify.
In this episode you’ll hear from Shalini Rao, a 5th Grade Teacher formerly at the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Shalini used interview-style podcasting as a way to capture immigrant stories and bring the community into her classroom. Her students listened to high quality public radio stories as models for their work, and used GarageBand for editing and recording. Listen to two different student podcast samples and hear Monica point out great tips & tricks to podcasting alongside Shalini’s reflections for future podcast lessons.