Presentation on theme: "Developing a Radio Station to support Speaking and Listening Mark Sherin Manager Lyndhurst Dyslexia Centre Charlie Henry, Radio coordinator Grove FM."— Presentation transcript:
Developing a Radio Station to support Speaking and Listening Mark Sherin Manager Lyndhurst Dyslexia Centre Charlie Henry, Radio coordinator Grove FM
Developing a Radio Station What is your aim? What is the purpose? Live broadcast or easily accessible online podcasts? Whole school listening together or Individual classes or phases listening when convenient?
Who is your audience? Whole School Community Wider communityIndividual Classes or Year Groups?
The spoken word has a power all of its own. EMA Inclusion Gifted and Talented SpLD SEN & SaLT Wider school community Beyond the curriculum The whole curriculum Literacy Nursery/ Reception to Year 6 Radio Station
At the Lyndhurst Dyslexic Centre we are developing a program of study that improves our learners’ language skills without the barriers that written convention imposes. Our aim is to allow them the opportunity to freely express themselves and show what they can achieve, with an alternative way of responding and recording.
Examples of learning from broadcasts Instructions Reflections reports Arguments Music singing Play scripts Field recording Jokes Making sounds Story telling Poetry Using words and sounds Interviews Radio Drama Radio Broadcasts
£££…LOADS OF MONEY!..£££ You can do anything if you want to… If I knew then what I know now …. When you think Radio Station are you really thinking Podcast?
PODCASTS and PODCASTING A Podcast is an audio file (radio programme), stored as an mp3 file. This mp3 file is uploaded and store online. With an internet connection it can then be played on any computer or ipod/ mp3 player / phone at any time- and over and over again if you like!
Getting started... bottom of the range: Your existing P.C. / laptop / ipad with an Internet connection. Internal / external microphone. Free or downloadable editing software e.g. Audacity, or sound forge for a P.C. or Mac or GarageBand for a Mac. Free podcast host (E.g.soundcloud, school's hosting, iTunes or Gcast).
Start here for your school. 1 Mid range MP3 player (£100-£250) Decent external Microphone (£30 upwards) Headphones Computer – P.C., Mac, ipad Editing software (E.g. Audacity for a P.C. or GarageBand for a Mac), Internet connection free podcast host (E.g. iTunes or Gcast.). Free sound effect downloads.
Start here for your school 2 Mid range An MP3 player head phones and a microphone allow great flexibility to record in any situation and to transfer recorded files directly onto your computers.
Top of the range: Dedicated Radio room, dedicated speakers around the school. Spend more money, better specifications on equipment, mixing desks, more expensive mics. reduce background noise, have directionality and give better quality recordings, more capacity and flexibility. You might find this site interesting. http://radio.about.com/od/podcastin1/a/aa03080 5a.htm
How to use Audacity Find Audacity Tutorials on you tube
Developing support for Speaking and Listening The role that speaking and listening plays in literacy development has been marginalised in the last decade or more. This situation is beginning to be rectified and the use of technology, radio and recording materials to enhance the learning experiences of children is becoming increasingly recognised and accepted. The time is right for practitioners to take advantage of these changes and to look again at the opportunities available to support dyslexic learners and students with language delay.
Thoughts to reflect on…. When are children experts and when do they genuinely have information to tell others? Where and when do children have opportunities to rehearse, practice and apply newly acquired speaking and listening skills?
Thoughts to reflect on…. How and where do children reflect on their use of speech and it’s impact on their learning? Talking about talking and listening- where is your metacognition? Teacher/ adults modelling speaking and listening Progression in speaking and listening
Thoughts to reflect on…. Love of language Freedom of expression vs. conventions of writing Owning their own voice and their thoughts and opinions Responding in a personal way Active listening for tone, rhythm, and content SELF CONFIDENCE
What next… In the words of Desperate Bicycles ‘It was easy, it was cheap, go and do it!’ What do you need for your school? What equipment / software How much staff time Web hosting to upload podcasts Time, playfulness and an enthusiastic and creative spirit!