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New Project…

I’ve decided to start a new project with the kids for the remaining 10 days of school after our state-wide testing is finished.   We’re supposed to start next year’s curriculum, which is South Carolina history.

I’m thinking about having the students create a radio commercial about a city in South Carolina.  After doing simple research on a city, they’ll have to put together a 60-second advertisement about their city of choice.  They’re main goal will be to attract tourism to their city.

The only part I’m struggling with is finding the proper program that has the ability to record, bring in music, and export as an mp3.  The only one that I’ve used is audacity.  This is a great little program, but it might be a little too hard for most of my 7th graders to get a grasp on.

Eventually, I’ll make them available as podcasts.

I might just have to suck it up and use audacity!!

I hope the kids enjoy this little project…it’ll keep them out of trouble during the last days of school.

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2 responses to “New Project…

  1. mrgranito May 15, 2008 at 6:43 am

    @Pat…I haven’t heard of those…I’ll look into them right now.

  2. Pat May 15, 2008 at 12:45 am

    I think this sounds great. I hope you share some of the results! I have heard of other tools besides audacity. Have you tried Utterz or Gabcast?

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