Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Torbay RTC: Radio in Schools

Live blog from #torbayrtc

Radio in Schools is a commercial service that aggregates school podcasts and provides a range of tools and support to help schools create and distribute podcast. Links with Global Radio network and so schools can access their resources, it is linked to from their iTunes page and is listened to by Global DJs and staff. Includes online podcast creation tool. Also, loads of curricular material and information of how radio activities link to literacy curriculum.

Speaker has just shared that in commercial radio, news reports have to be delivered in three sentences. I can see that this allows pupils to develop useful summarising but I'm surprised at how brief it has to be in the real world. Three sentences to describe the war in Afghanistan!

Now talking about copyright issues. Global radio provided a lot of material for schools to use but they are working on a way to allow schools to share music etc. and assert the material can be shared. {Creative Commons would seem an obvious way to go but I wonder what their industry partners make of that? - DDM}

Staff, pupils and parents are all using the service.

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