Radio In The Classroom
Every classroom has the potential to become a miniature podcast radio station. Students can create their own weekly classroom radio podcasts, featuring news about the school, songs, jokes, class reports, and interviews with members of the community. Classroom radio projects help integrate technology, literacy and speaking skills, and community involvement into the classroom.
Every year since 2014, "Radio In The Classroom" has been offered as a guest lecture at EDUC 514 “Technology, Society, and Schools” at Duke University, Durham, NC.
Past Classroom Podcasting Station Created by William Dawson:
Students from Orange Charter School in Hillsborough, NC produced weekly "WOCS" radio programs with over 2000+ listens, and featured students interviewing The Mayor of Hillsborough, the Editor of The News of Orange, recording artist Robyn Hitchcock, and dozens of other members of the school and town community.
At the Central Park School for Children in Durham, NC, students used their podcast station WCPS to give reports about the vibrant community of the Central Park District in North Durham.
Working with the Communities In Schools program to help offer after-school programs that encourage and support students to achieve their best, KCIS was a mobile after-school radio podcast, producing shows from CW Stanford Middle School and AL Stanback Middle School in Orange County, NC.