(you give them a striking piece of information as for example) “Obama won the US Elections. I woke up this morning and as usual, I turned the radio on and there it was. He had made it! Again!” I always listen to the radio when I have breakfast. They will mention their mobiles but we can show them the pictures to revise alarm clock, car radio and so).
I have downloaded 5 podcasts and using audacity I have extracted the first seconds of each programme. I hope that now they want to know where I’ve taken those and I will connect to bbc/podcasts and lead them to the following activity.
They have to do a treasure hunt based on the podcasts they can find on the site. I have used a really basic tool ( webposterwizard) An interesting variation of the activity would be to record their answers and thus creating their own podcasts on Mass media voxopop . Unfortunately I’m more than aware of the lack of mics available in schools so I’d rather leave the task for homework.
The question I would post is What’s your favourite radio programme? Why?
Para finalizar la actividad les dirigiré a la última respuesta de la treasure hunt para que descubran las infinitas posibilidades de aprendizaje. Para enlazar con la siguiente actividad elegí un podcast sobre hábitos televisivos.
Ud 5 mass media 2 the radio
Almudena Vicente-Franqueira Díez
WARMER: 6 minutes – whole class Did you listen to the news last night? Haven’t you heard? What about you? Do you know which station I listen to? (they will mention the radio stations they know and I will write them on the board) What type of stations do you listen to? ( radio formula, Top Forty) Where do you – or your parents – listen to the radio? On which device?