Discover Podcasting LAB - PCS Edventures - STEMfinity
Discover Podcasting LAB - PCS Edventures - STEMfinity
Discover Podcasting LAB - PCS Edventures - STEMfinity
Discover Podcasting LAB - PCS Edventures - STEMfinity

Discover Podcasting LAB

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS-51035

Discover Podcasting LAB

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS-51035
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Discover Podcasting LAB

  • Recommended Grades: 6-12
  • Number of Students: Up to 25
  • Contact Hours: 12+


Amplify student voices with the popularity of Podcasting!

Create imaginative and original stories through collaborative learning with Discover Podcasting LAB. Hands-on curriculum includes curated content from top podcasters who offer their advice to up-and-coming audio artists. Scaffolded lessons break down the creative process step-by-step for added accessibility to all learners, especially English Learners.

Subject Targets:

Technology, Art/STEAM, English Language Arts Connections


Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Libraries and Makerspaces


Tech Requirements:

  • 1 device per student recommended. Devices should have a web browser, USB port and headphone jack.
  • Recommended use with Windows or Mac laptops and Chromebooks.


Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Materials List
  • Topic Background Information
  • Step-By-Step Directions
  • Optional Extension Activities


Curriculum Topics:

  • Exploration of Student Interests and Podcast Formats
  • Storytelling Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Storytelling with Sound
  • Storytelling with Music
  • Music Creation
  • Essentials of Editing
  • Podcast Team Challenge Launch
  • Pitching a Story
  • Storyboarding
  • Production Work
  • Post-Production Work
  • Podcasting Showcase


Reusability and Expansion:

  • Annual Subscription: The Soundtrap for Education license included with this product requires a renewal after the first year.


Complete Program Includes:

Discover Podcasting LAB comes with all the supplies needed for 25 students to complete each activity:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Notebooks: 26
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Storage Containers: 5
  • Headphones: 25
  • Headphone Splitters: 10
  • Microphone Isolation Shields: 10
  • USB Microphones: 10
  • One-Year, 50-Seat License to Soundtrap for Education: 1


Standards & Alignment

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining and Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Gather Data Through All the Senses
  • Listening and Understanding with Empathy
  • Persisting
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Remain Open to Continuous Learning
  • Responding With Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking About Thinking
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently


21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.


Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4-6 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.B/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.B/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.B: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.C/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.C: Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.2/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2: Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. / Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.5/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.5/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5: Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.A: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.B: Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.F: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.A/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.A/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.A: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.B/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.B/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.B: Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.D/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.D/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.D: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.E/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.E/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.A: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.A/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.A/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.A: Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.B: Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.D/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.D/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.D: Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.E/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.E/CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.E: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.


International Society for Technology in Education:

  • 1.1: Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
  • 1.2: Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
  • 1.3: Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
  • 1.4: Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
  • 1.6: Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
  • 1.7: Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.


National Core Arts Standards:

  • Connecting Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Connecting Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
  • Creating Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  • Creating Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
  • Creating Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
  • Producing Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
  • Producing Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
  • Responding Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Responding Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

National Core Arts Standards © 2015 National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Rights administered by State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE). All rights reserved.


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