Saturday, 23 February 2008

Sound files and Podcasting in the Curriculum

Options for using sound files or podcasting in the curriculum


  • Edu Radio - brings in PHSE, Citizenship.
  • MFL lessons - enlist foreign language speakers to record sentences etc - vodcasts of common scenarios.talking books
  • History - oral histories, re-enactments of historical events.
  • Geography - guided pod-tours of localities, talking postcards
  • Art - record pod-tours of displays of art in school, talking postcards, chatter box
  • SEN - talktime pens




Unit 6C: A sense of place - needs two weeks all day every day. Literacy, Geography, Art, ICT

Digital photography, sound recording for stimulus and installation, poetry writing,

QCA LO

to use a variety of methods and approaches to communicate observations, ideas and feelings in an installation (http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/schemes2/art/art6c/?view=get, no date)

NC LO

1c) collect visual and other information [for example, images, materials] to help them develop their ideas, including using a sketchbook.
2c) use a variety of methods and approaches to communicate observations, ideas and feelings, and to design and make images and artefacts.
5c) using a range of materials and processes, including ICT [for example, painting, collage, print making, digital media, textiles, sculpture] DfEE (1999a p 121)

NC Art Level descriptors

Level 4:
They use their knowledge and understanding of materials and processes to communicate ideas and meanings, and make images and artefacts, combining and organising visual and tactile qualities to suit their intentions.

Level 5: They manipulate materials and processes to communicate ideas and meanings and make images and artefacts, matching visual and tactile qualities to their intentions. (DfEE (1999b p33)

NC ICT Level Descriptors
Level 4: Use ICT to present information in different forms and show they are aware of the intended audience and the need for quality.
Level 5: They assess the use of ICT in their work and are able to reflect critically in order to make improvements in subsequent work. DfEE (1999b p 27)

Introductory Lesson Resources:
? Virtual Tour
? Use element of Google Earth
? Webcams
? Examples of work already created
? Geocaching - Earth caches
? Film an environment...

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