GWPS – Extra Curriculum Program Guidelines
Podcasting is designed to link to learning undertaken during the Term within the student’s usual classroom program. It will support and extend student learning across a number of curriculum areas, building on their speaking and listening skills, writing and communication skills, and digital technology capabilities. All lessons are timetabled within the regular school timetable.
What is the Podcasting?
The ‘world’ of podcasting was born in 2004, with portable music players such as the iPod enabling people to download, and listen to, pre-recorded ‘radio shows’ linked to an area of interest. Students at GWPS now have the chance to enter this ‘world’ through the Podcasting program. They will learn the ‘ins and outs’ of radio broadcasting, expand their knowledge of voice production, build their skills in researching, planning, scripting, interviewing, recording, and editing their own podcasts – shows which will be broadcast and made available to the entire school community. Students will also be to link their interests, hobbies, and learning inside the classroom to the creation of their podcasts.
Who Can Join?
Term One: Year 4, 5 & 6 students.
Term Two: Year 2 & 3 students.
Term Three: Year 4, 5 & 6 students.
Term Four: Year 2 & 3 students.
To apply for Podcasting, students respond to an online application form that outlines their reasons for wanting to join, the skills they wish to build on through their participation in the program, and any previous experience they may have had in broadcasting. The application form is found at the following link: Podcasting Application
Samuel Laffy is responsible for the Multimedia & Digital Technology Program.