I am enthused to have learned yesterday and today about two new podcasting collaborative project and contest opportunities for students.
created by students from all over the world focused on learning about geography, community, and culture. We want your students to be a part of it!
Seven shows are already up on the podcast feed, and more are invited! Students can listen to each episode and then email their guess about what location is being described to the published teachder’s email address. In addition, students can submit their own podcast episode! Read the flyer (PDF) and get all the details, students of any age can submit a podcast and participate! GREAT idea! (Dan presented a couple of weeks ago in Oklahoma City on podcasting, btw, and my notes from his session as well as a podcast recording of his presentation are available.)
The second podcasting opportunity was discussed by Bob Sprankle and Cheryl Oakes in the latest “Bit by Bit” podcast, and it is the 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition sponsored by NASA. I’m disappointed that my son’s 3rd grade class is too young to submit a podcast! Here are the highlights from the website:
“How Will Space Exploration Benefit Your Life in the Future?” Exploration provides the foundation of our knowledge, technology, resources, and inspiration. It seeks answers to the fundamental questions about our experience, responds to recent discoveries and puts in place revolutionary technologies and capabilities to inspire our nation, the world, and the next generation. Through NASA and itâ€™s partners, we touch the unknown, we learn and we understand. As we take our first steps toward sustaining a human presence in the solar system, we can look forward to far off visions becoming realities of the future.
The 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition is an Education and Public Outreach project designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of explorers and to compete effectively for the minds, imaginations, and career ambitions of Americaâ€™s young people.
Students will create an audio recording or video short to answer the question:
“How will Space Exploration benefit your life in the future?”
What great projects! Game on!
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