Competition Engaging Students in Audio Storytelling
The NPR Student Podcast Challenge, which has drawn more than 35,000 students around the country into the world of audio storytelling, is back for its third year. Students in grades 5–12 can participate in the 2021 challenge by creating a three- to eight-minute podcast about a topic they want to explore. They can choose just about any topic—from video games to life during a pandemic. Entries may include original music—that is, music students have originally composed and recorded. NPR has a host of helpful resources, including guides for sound recording and audio production, explanations of what students can and can’t do with their music, and even a podcast about making a podcast that will capture listeners’ interest.
Deadline: Entry period will open on January 1, 2021, and close on March 15, 2021
Cash-strapped teachers know that grants can bring much-needed monies into the classroom to enhance learning experiences and engage students. But teachers often lack the time to prepare and write grant applications. Incorporating the grant application process into your classroom is a viable solution.
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In response to requests for recommendations of antibias children’s books, Social Justice Books has launched the Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk video series. Each episode walks viewers through a synopsis of the book, relevant resources, and four to five key points from an antibias, critical literacy perspective.