I am currently reading Animal Farm by George Orwell. Although I am not very far into this book, it has caught my attention despite what I thought. It is about a farm run by animals, and their way of society compared to the way their human owners had previous run the farm. It is an interesting book and surprised me with which animals rose above the others.
My podcast is about the amazing journey to Florida. I did many things there, but the best event was seeing the last space shuttle launch. I was so honored and privileged. There was excitement and thrill in the air. Everyone went wild when the countdown ended. There was a roar of and applause and shouting as it soared in the cloudy sky. That was one of the most exciting trips of my life!
To commemorate the start of the Civil War, students recreated the start of the war. Students Karina and James played the parts of Captain and Private respectively. Other students provided the sound effects.
With the introduction of a Nintendo 64 into the classroom, Period One takes the time to discuss what video games mean to us and if video games in general have or could reach the level of art. See also: MoMA says video games are art.
I was listening to this podcast by Daryl Surat on animeworldorder.com and I was looking in the anime that sucks section. They were reviewing (mercilessly bashing) this late 70's anime by Go Nagai named Kekko Kamen.Now I've heard a lot of people rant on and on about anime that they hate,but these guys were incredibly funny. Any real anime fan,who really gets the humor of this great genre around which our lives are central,will laugh at this and will definetly tell a friend how funny it was.
- This podcast will teach me how to learn Spanish. Right now I am taking Spanish and this podcast is perfect for me, to learn Spanish and get better at it. This podcast is organized into different podcast series and in different episodes. Each episode has its own topic and what is discussed changes each time. For example, one may be about conjugation, whereas another might be about certain words. There website is quite dull and empty. There is not much on it except for the different episodes that they have, it also says to check out their apps on itunes.
This podcast starts off with a jingle and an introduction to the topic being discussed in the podcast as well as the people who are speaking in it. The speakers introduce the topic they are going to discuss by talking about some real life experiences, or things that people know about. The homepage has a playlist of recent podcasts. Next to the playlist, there are brief descriptions of the latest podcasts that have been posted. The homepage also has a link to the blog that relates to the podcast. The topics that are discussed in the podcasts are ones that history classes do not cover. The speakers explain the details and provide extra information about the events they discuss. Some podcasts clear up common misperceptions about certain events.
Some of the students at Judge are interested in putting podcasts on Youth Voices. Do any of the students who are doing the Academy Rants at EWSIS or the students from the Baccalaureate School for Global Education have some advice for us? It could be practical advice like how you're using drop.io, how you're adding audio using your cell phones, what you do with it after it's on Youth Voices, what audio editing software you are using, etc. Or you maybe advice on how to make your podcasts listener-friendly. Looking forward to hearing from some of you experts.
We had Mr. Allison for English last year, and now we have him for Academy, Mondays - Thursdays from 2:15 - 2:52 p.m. Eastern.
We are using drop.io and a telephone connection to record our podcasts. We can also skype out! If you can Skype with us sometime around 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 10:30 a.m. Alaska please let us know in the comments.