Author:
William Allred, Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Information and Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • CTE
  • Innovation
  • Podcast
  • Technology
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    6-8 CTE: Technology Podcast

    6-8 CTE:  Technology Podcast

    Overview

    Students will create a weekly Podcast regarding a current or future technology based on research. Students will need to provide a typed summary  and works cited page for teacher approval prior to creating the podcast. This is a great lesson for integration into the school news or class webpage.

    Instructor Directions

    Engineering Design Process

    Project Description

    Name of ProjectTechnology & Innovation Podcast
    Subject AreaCTE- TED
    Targeted StandardsTechnological Literacy (ITEEA, 2000/2002/2007)1F- Describe new products and systems thathave been developed to solve problems.Identify new products and systems thatcannot be done without the help oftechnology.6D-Develop presentations to demonstrate how technology has been modified to meet the demands of society, industry and/or individuals.4F-Analyze the similarities between teaming and developing and using technology ethically.6E- Identify recent innovations to products orsystems that have led to changes in society.Describe inventions or innovations thatchanged society and created new needs andwants.5F-Identify how various technologies such as medical technologies, agricultural/biotechnology, and communication technology may be developed with economic concerns considered more than environmental and/or long-term impacts.6F -Select a technological device and analyze thesocial and cultural priorities and valuesreflected by that device
    Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorHow does technology and innovation impact society, economy, politics, and culture?
    Project SummaryStudents will create a weekly Podcast regarding a current or future technology based on research. Students will need to provide a typed summary  and works cited page for teacher approval prior to creating the podcast. This is a great lesson for integration into the school news or class webpage.
    Estimated Time3- 1 hour sessions
    Materials / Resources/Lesson Plans (including link to slideshow if available)Blue snowball microphone, ipad or laptop, headphoneshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=165Dhlqneb8Bj1hxV5AblOMx23TWB2SZB
    TagsPodcast, technology, innovation, CTE

    Project Outline 

    AskHow do you effectively relay information while maintaining the attention of an audience and keeping information accurate?What are driving questions?What are podcasts and how are they different from radio stations?How has communication technology changed over time?
    ImagineThe podcasting project is meant to follow the development, breakthroughs, and achievements occurring in the different fields of technology or engineering.  The purpose is to help broaden knowledge about different technologies and get the audience thinking more in depth about the impacts technology has on our lives.The ethical considerations for how technology is applied should also be considered.When developing your scripts and recording the podcast you will need to reference resources, consider timeframe, and maintain professional objectivity. What programs will you want to work in for making your podcast?  Create a graphic organizer for your topic and use a provided template to write a script.Determine how you will assign roles in your team for researching, organizing information, writing script, adding sound effects, and recording. Look over the objectives of the lesson by reviewing the rubric and brainstorm possible solutions so that you are prepared for success. Practice, practice, practice your script and listen to yourself on  mini recordings to improve your enunciation, delivery, and engagement.
    PlanDocument team members, title roles, and list the responsibilities of team members for the project.  Check materials listed in outline and lesson to make sure you have access to everything and nothing is missing or broken.You may find you need to use materials not listed. Planning ahead will prevent any hiccups or delays during the process. Timeframe may need to be extended if interviews occur or sounds need to be recorded.For inspiration on creating your own podcast listen to the professional podcast below:“Lab Out Loud” is a podcast about science news and education. The hosts interview people in the field and researchers about related topicshttps://laboutloud.com/“99% Invisible” discusses the unnoticed architecture and design that shape the worldhttps://99percentinvisible.org/episodes/By the National Academy of Engineering in Washington DChttps://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/20730/wtop.aspx#tabsGraphic organizers are a great way to compile information during your research on the topic of your podcast. Here are some online resources to help get your started:https://www.mindomo.com/http://www.ibrainstormapp.com/https://mural.co/Use the rubric provided as guide of expectations for the podcastUse one of the two script templates given for creating a presentationThe following links are useful podcast creators:https://anchor.fm/www.podcast.comhttps://my.captivate.fm/https://www.buzzsprout.com/
    CreateUse the resources provided including worksheets to create an effective podcast:Read below for a timeline:Day 1) Consider the aspects of a successful podcast. Form teams and begin brainstormingDay 2) Research and WriteDay 3) Practice and Record Podcast Day 4) optional: self assessment and class critique
    ImproveBe willing to critique and receive unbiased reviews  from teammates regarding quality of work.  Document any issues that need improvement in your project and show evidence of how the issue has been addressed or improved upon.
    Closure / Student ReflectionsAfter students publicize their podcast the class will perform an objective critique on the performance. The presenting students  will perform a self assessment that has them look for areas of improvement based on the rubric they were given for their project
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsHave students interview guest speakers such as engineers and related field expertsStudents create a “This Day in History” spotlight regarding technology and inventorsStudents personalize sound effects by taking field recordings and editing

    Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

    How does technology and innovation impact society, economy, politics, and culture?

    How has communication technology changed over time?

    What are the steps needed for creating an effective podcast?

    What are podcasts and how are they different from radio stations?

    What needs to be considered when writing a script?

    Credits or Modified From

    https://www.npr.org/2018/11/15/662070097/starting-your-podcast-a-guide-for-students

    Additional Resources / Help for teaching this lesson

    https://www.mindomo.com/

    http://www.ibrainstormapp.com/

    https://mural.co/

     

     

    The following links are useful podcast creators:

    https://anchor.fm/

    www.podcast.com

    https://my.captivate.fm/

    https://www.buzzsprout.com/

     

    For inspiration on creating your own podcast listen to the professional podcast below:

    https://laboutloud.com/

    https://99percentinvisible.org/episodes/

    https://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/20730/wtop.aspx#tabs

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