Students creating podcasts

Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to creating podcasts for our “sister school” in the US. Students are working in groups to create podcasts of different aspects of Australian history and teenage life.

One of the dilemmas in such a venture is the fact that these podcasts will be listened to by the Net-public. One student, who’s task it is to write a script (then record) a segment on how Australia’s indigenous people live, started by claiming that their housing loans were gotten at an extremely low rate and that they received greater government benefits than the average Australian. I had to point him in the direction of some more objective sources of information!

In other news, the iHistory juggernaut will be going to the HTAV conference soon, presenting at the Bendigo “ICT Magic” bonanza, as well as getting future mentions in Interaction, Agora & Today’s Catholic Teacher…flavour of the month it seems.

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