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A free summer seminar for experienced high school journalism advisers

From the 23 teachers who attended this workshop in July 2019, we have included Solutions Journalism Story Ideas, other Story Ideas for a whole range of topics and Tech Examples of something they learned, many of these for data visualization, plus some resources anyone can use in the future for these topics.

Creating my first podcast: A reflection on applying this experience with students

I created a podcast for the first time. I wrote about the first part of this in a blog for this workshop: Learning podcasting by doing.

The second part was the editing process.  I used GarageBand to edit because that is what I had on my computer. If I couldn’t figure something out, it was easy to find a YouTube tutorial with a decent answer.

In the future, I would be more conversational with the scripted part (the part I read). I think that teaching students to write conversationally will be a huge part of the lesson for my own students.

Scott Collins shared lots of resources on this: Five takeaways from teaching podcasting. I also found it challenging to edit clips together so that the volume didn’t jump around. It looked like Adobe Audition was a bit better for this kind of sound editing.

I also learned that transitions, in general, are hard. I think you have to do this and do it and do it some more to train the brain to think in a way that tells a story for the ear.

It was really fun capturing environmental sound clips to edit in and I always enjoy hearing real voices instead of just reading a quote.

There is something really special about the intimacy of podcasts.

—Kelly Johnson

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