Amplify student voices with the popularity of Podcasting!
Create imaginative and original stories throughcollaborative learningwithDiscover Podcasting LAB.Hands-oncurriculum includes curated content from top podcasters who offer their advice to up-and-coming audio artists.Scaffoldedlessons break down thecreativeprocess step-by-step for added accessibility to all learners, especiallyEnglish Learners.
Technology, Art/STEAM, English Language Arts Connections
Before & After-School Programs
Libraries and Makerspaces
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:
Topic Background Information
Optional Extension Activities
Exploration of Student Interests and Podcast Formats
Storytelling with Sound
Storytelling with Music
Essentials of Editing
Podcast Team Challenge Launch
Pitching a Story
Reusability and Expansion:
Annual Subscription: TheSoundtrap for Educationlicense included with this product requires a renewal after the first year.
Complete Program Includes:
Discover Podcasting LABcomes 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
Headphone Splitters: 10
Microphone Isolation Shields: 10
USB Microphones: 10
One-Year, 50-Seat License toSoundtrap for Education: 1
Standards & Alignment
Habits of Mind:
16 thinking habitsdeveloped 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
Gather Data Through All the Senses
Listening and Understanding with Empathy
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
21st Century Skills:
A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.
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.
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.