This blog is about the production of a podcast called The Communicast. I want to keep a record of this project, as a way to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges encountered by the people involved in the podcast.
I've been involved in podcasting for a few years now. My personal podcast is about Olde City Philadelphia. Those podcasts are posted on this site:
For the past year, I've also worked on a podcast called The Communicast. I do this as part of my job as a Technology Program Specialist with the School District of Philadelphia. I work behind the scenes, as the producer. It's a collaborative effort, involving students and other teachers in the district.
Last year, we published 6 episodes of The Communicast. The students were from the G.W. Childs Elementary School, and I think they did an excellent job. I hope the experience was both educational and enjoyable for the students. Special thanks go to Ms. Maria DiFlorio, the Technology Teacher Leader at Childs. I couldn't have done it without her!
Here's a link to The Communicast:
This year, we're switching to high school students, from South Philadelphia High School. After we get them started with the actual work involved in making a podcast, we hope that they will work as mentors with the students who participated last year from Childs.
Right now, we're making plans for the first episode, which we hope to have posted by the end of October. I'll be making posts to this blog on a regular basis, documenting the entire process. I'm looking forward to a very successful program with the students at South Philadelphia High School, working along with their computer teacher, Ms. Valerie Howard.