2. What was the process of this assignment?
The process was first immersing ourselves and listening to published podcasts from This I Believe. I chose five podcasts because I wanted them to really listen, listen, listen and notice and name what they were hearing. I wanted them to get used to sitting and listening and not seeing anything and have no visual stimulus but just listen to the voice. I wanted to have them see how wonderful that is, or for some of them to see how frustrating that is, so getting them used to the genre was important.
Then we discussed what we saw or observed and then created a template together. The template listed out what was needed to create a podcast. Some kids used it, some kids didn’t use it. Some kids have the ability to go off on their own and didn’t need it. And then it was time to start drafting whether it was with a template or no template.