Sprucewood 5th and 6th graders Ashley Wangsgard, Sara Lloyd, Spencer Roberson, and Marshall Scroggin spent the 2011-2012 school year as producers, directors, writers, editors, reporters, and technicians creating three weekly podcasts: The Falcon Report, The Principal's Podcast, and The Falcon Facts. Each of Sprucewood’s podcasts has been created with specific goals and audiences in mind:
- “The Falcon Report” is a student-created newscast that informs students and faculty about current school events, student achievement, and reminders about student behavior and educational expectations. Students use iMovie, a digital video camera, and Telemprompt+ to create this podcast.
- “The Principal Podcast” allows Principal Garth Anderson an opportunity to speak directly to the school community about upcoming events, student achievement, and helpful educational hints for parents. Students use iMovie, Teleprompt+, and iPhoto to create this podcast.
- “The Falcon Facts” is a podcast specifically tied to the Core Curriculum. Students create podcasts in a variety of styles that present concepts they have learned in the classroom. These podcasts can focus on any curriculum topic -- math, literacy, science, social studies, art, anything! Students use iPhoto and GarageBand to create this podcast.
For more information about the Podcast Power project, visit http://tinyurl.com/podcastpower1.
To view more Sprucewood Elementary podcasts, visit http://www.youtube.com/sprucewoodes.
You can also now subscribe to Sprucewood's and other District podcasts on iTunes U!