Podcasting is a great way to capture the flow of conversation, interviews, and personal stories.
Beginning in January of 2013, Mr. Clauset's home room will launch into a podcasting project. One day each week will be devoted to capturing a Home Room podcast.
Students will handle setting up the audio equipment, running mic cables and microphones, serving as sound engineers and announcers, as well as discussion participants. Students in MrC's home room will also be in charge of deciding on the topic for the day. It will be a great adventure and something new to add to our mix of home room activities.
Our goal is to turn one day a week for our homeroom into an experimental podcasting laboratory -- student-run and student-designed with MrC serving as an advisor while students run the show.
Radio Wick #1
Feb. 13, 2013
Host Mia Muoneke and Rane Zilmer talk to homeroom students about visiting and listening to stories from their mom's and dad's families.
Radio Wick #2
"The Perfect Sibling"
Feb. 20, 2013
Host Mia Muoneke and Rane Zilmer talk to homeroom students about what they would like if they could have the "perfect sibling."
Radio Wick #3
"Interview with Author, Stuart Gibbs"
March 6, 2013
Host Mia Muoneke and Rane Zilmer call on students in a panel discussion with noted author, Stuart Gibbs. (Note: We apologize for the poor audio in the recording. We experienced "technical difficulties" during the recording. Ahh... practice. We need more practice!)
Q & A (StoryCorps)
In early 2006, 12–year–old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger's syndrome, interviewed his mother, Sarah, at StoryCorps. Their one–of-a–kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah's feelings about Joshua as a son.
Facundo the Great (StoryCorps)
Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students' names. Here, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.
Sundays at Rocco’s (StoryCorps)
Nicholas Petron's grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For eighteen years Rocco served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided--until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. As Nick remembers, that's when everything changed.