It always brings pride to me when my students produce great work using technology. Equally rewarding is when my teachers learn to use technology and integrate it into their lessons and curriculum. My TEKA program (Technology Education at KIPP Adelante) is a year round technology professional development created to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. The first projects in this year’s program was to produce podcasts for their classroom. I am very excited to share some of the wonderful projects produced by my teachers. Great work!
My Advanced MC Tech class which consists of a hybrid of 6th-8th graders are becoming a self-sufficient collaborative group. I have them working simultaneously on two projects: scripting their own video game and creating a podcast on food in another language. The project has been quite entertaining as each student chose a language to create a food podcast of their favorite foods. With about 30 students, we will hopefully have 30 different food podcasts in languages varying from Mandarin, to Swahili, to Brazilian Portuguese. My only request was that they represent coffee and mangoes in their chosen language. Two of my favorite delicacies. They are using Microsoft PowerPoint to create the image slides, which will be imported into Garageband to finish the podcast.