I had so many "TakeAways" from Fall Cue this year and I am hoping to share all my thoughts and reflections soon. Some like Kristina Allison had her blog reflections up the day after.; I'm just hoping it won't take me a month.
But I would like to just share the one that is sticking with me right now and making me do some shopping. And that is: Making My Own Classroom Sound Studio For Kids.
This idea came out during my podcasting session with my co-host of "Check This Out", Brian Briggs. We were discussing podcasting ideas for teachers and ways in which students can become publishers of their own content. Here is a link to all our resources and ideas we shared during this session.
It was during this conversation about student podcasts that the fantastic Mr. David Theriault shared an idea. And it is this idea which is my TakeAway.
The question was brought up about how to reduce the ambient noise in a room when you have many kids doing audio or video projects. When doing projects like these, kids are engaged and noise is a by-product of engagement. So, David mentioned that he heard of a teacher who had use good ole fashioned science fair tri-folds and egg crate foam to build a mini sound studio to sit on students desk.
Briggs and I loved this idea and we are now going to make our own. my goal is to create
In the end I hope that these little studios can
We are each now going to take these simple tools and see what we can create.
I'll post pictures of our finished projects.