The Next Generation in Broadcasting

The Next Generation in BroadcastingWhen I open up the newspaper, magazine, or watch television I have to be completely engrossed and focused on what I am doing. However, when I listen to the radio, whether it be talk or music, I have the freedom to drive, run, or even grade assessments. Radio allows people the ability to multitask and acts as a mobile medium that people can enjoy on the go. To this day, radio remains one of the most effective advertising and educational tools in our society.

This past semester students in my radio podcasting elective learned the power and influence that entertainment media outlets such as podcasting have on the rest of the world and created several podcasts of their own. Students were given opportunities to express themselves on a variety of topics and settings using Audacity; a free digital audio editor and recording application.

The Next Generation in BroadcastingStudents created an introduction to SIS for potential students wanting to know more about the school through the eyes of their peers. They also created their own Lonely Planet guide focused on a city of their choice where they detailed information ranging from food, lodging, transportation, safety, and even “nightlife” through the eyes of a middle school student. They were able to recognize news, and report on current events through the use of persuasive and informative language.

Most students worked in pairs and were able to collaborate and publish a variety of interview, storytelling, and karaoke podcasts while using a variety of effects. Podcasting, and technology in general should no longer be viewed as a personal distraction from learning and should be welcomed with open arms as an alternative way of learning and presenting one’s own ideas. Podcasting allows students to make a global connection with the work they produce as opposed to one connection with a teacher. To check out a few of the podcasts, please visit my blog at: http://sarahqavi.geckos.sis.org.cn/radiopodcasting/ or create some podcasts of your own!

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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