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Student Broadcasting for K-12 Schools
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Where to Start?
This outline is only a rough organizer that started life as a few lines from an email to a mail list I belong to for teachers of broadcasting. Feel free to edit it as needed. Please add to the outline so that we can begin to make a good textbook.
It could have different sections to focus on....just some off the top of my head examples:
Broadcast Journalism Overview
This would be a good place for an overview of the organization and goals of the text.
I have a few goals that i would like to submit. Wondering if i am using the right protocol first. Let me know. I will do some reading on the cheatsheet for homework before i begin submitting any information. (by Leo - 3/6/06)
Admin note: No problem...but probably should be on the "Discussion" page tab that is for discussing the page and changes. It's to the left of the Edit tab. ;-) Some wiki projects are picky about comments in the pages.
Common Curriculum Elements
What is Broadcast Journalism?
How do Schools Structure Broadcasting Programs?
How is Student Broadcasting Integrated With Other Subjects?
What Equipment Does It Take?
Copyright Basics and Fair Use
Parameters of Fair Use
Sources of Non-Copyrighted Music & Images
Working with Your School Administrators
Policies & Procedures
CIPA Fact & Fiction
Filtering vs. Supervision
Understanding Free Speech in a School Context
Video Broadcast Focus
Closed Circuit Broadcasting
Community Cable Options
Web Streaming Video
- What is Streaming?
- Streaming vs. Progressive Download
- Multicasting Alternatives
Video Podcasting (Vodcasting)
- What is Vodcasting?
- How Is This Different Than Streaming Video?
Video Conference Broadcasting
- What is Video Conferencing Anyway?
- Video Conference Technology in Schools
- Opportunities for School-to-School Collaboration
Shareware and Software Alternatives
Audio Broadcast Focus
Audio Broadcast Solutions
- What is Low Power Radio?
- What is High Power Community Radio?
- What is an Internet Radio Station?
- What is Streaming Audio?
- What is Podcasting?
Picking the Right Solution
Low Power Radio
High Power Community Radio
Audio Podcasting in the classroom
Shareware and Software Alternatives
Integrating Content Standards
Using Peer Editing of Stories and Content
Integrating Social Studies Standards
Standards in Broadcasting Programs
- JIDEAS Standards Info
- Excellent standards source relevant to student broadcasting on a state-by-state basis.
Existing Student Broadcasting Programs
Bering Strait School District - Large school district in rural Alaska with student created weekly, and special event broadcasts.
Listen Up! Showcase - The Listen Up! Screening Room has sample clips and stories from several broadcasting programs in schools.
Sandia Prep Radio International - Monthly, student-produced radio show and podcast from Sandia Prep School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Other Instructional Resources for Instructors
Bethel High School Broadcast Manual - From Bethel High School in Spanaway, Washington
IDEAS - Institute for Digital Education, Activities and Scholarship (IDEAS) is Ball State University's program to support high school journalism.
Newshour Lesson Plans - PBS has lots of lesson plans in the special section of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer program site.
Radio and Television News Directors Foundation - The RTDF has lots of resource links, an active mail list, and free support materials by mail.
- Plugged In: Using the Internet for High School (and Professional) Journalism - PDF Download
- RTNDF Mail List - Active mail list of instructors teaching broadcasting.
Television Production - Ron Whittaker, CyberCollege
Program Grant Information
RTNDF Seed Money Grants - For existing or new programs
Student Broadcasting Competition Information
National Student Television Award for Excellence - Sponsored by the National Television Academy. Several categories.
- Application process rather complicated. Fee required for entry.
Student Broadcasting Internships
Emma L. Bowen Internships - Paid industry summer internships for minority students.
NAB Scholarship List- List of broadcast-related funding sources by National Association of Broadcasters
John Cannon Memorial Scholarship - National Television Academy's annual $40,000 scholarship.
Quick Software Reference
FlipQ - Teleprompter manufacturer PrompterPeople makes FlipQ Pro (Mac & Windows), and Presentation Prompter (Mac only).
Quick Equipment Reference
Prompter People- Not terribly expensive. Recommended on the RTNDF mail list.