Some of the social studies teachers, Mr. Krause, Mrs. McCumber, and Miss Wilcox wanted a tool to help record 1920 radio shows. Students were to write a script which was derived through research on topics that were presented to the students.
Initially the teachers were going to use Audio Memo to record the radio spots and then upload them to Google Drive. While the free version allows for recording, it does not allow for uploading to Google Drive.
I suggested SoundCloud as another alternative because I felt that the iPad app was quite user friendly, and I liked how all the radio spots were placed into one website type page. Teachers created classroom accounts. Since the free version only allows for 120 minutes of recording, teachers used Gmail accounts to create SoundCloud accounts based on class hours. After the class hour, teachers changed the passwords to the class accounts.
We were also able to meet standard number 1 of our ITLS standards as it was a new digital creation.
Some fantastic radio spots were created:
View the process, read the details and rubric, hear the teachers talk about how great the process was, and consider using it for your next project.