UGMET READING & SPEAKING | FALL 2019
PODCAST ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES
Podcasting isn’t just about the actual recording. The most effective learning may come in the preparatory stages, during which you research, collaborate, script, interview, and contact outside experts. Podcasting involves valuable skills above and beyond the straightforward act of recording. Begin thinking about how you will execute your podcast by going through the requirements below. You should highlight anything below that you are confused about (or want me to explain further).
Some example topics include: films, music, celebrities, interviews, any hobby, education, health, business, culture, news, comedy, storytelling, sports, technology, science, recreational activities, personal experiences, etc. Think about future career and academic goals/plans/interests!
- Should be between 8-15 minutes in length (some topics will require more time).
- Includes an awesome 30-60 second introduction.
- Includes multiple voices (for added interest). These could be audio clips from an interview, song, video, etc. that you recorded yourself or found online. If it is found online, you MUST cite the source on your “Podcast Assignment Planning Guide” GoogleDoc.
- Includes sound effects (this will help us visualize what’s being described).
- Should be edited so that no hesitations, long pauses, background noise, etc. are present.
- Meet with me to “greenlight” your topic
- Use your shared folder on GoogleDrive to keep all documents, sound effects, audio, planning notes, etc. that you plan to use.
- Be saved as an .mp3 or .m4a file & uploaded to your Student Google Drive folder.
- Be accompanied by written script/notes/outline on the “Plan It” GoogleDoc
- Include a reference list of all sources you’ve used in APA format at the end of your “Podcast Assignment Planning Guide” GoogleDoc.
- Imagine that someone starts listening to your podcast on their way to the grocery store
- Be unique as early as possible
- Summarize what the episode contains, tell them what you’re going to tell them (sometimes)
- Identify yourself and co-hosts
- Explain your purpose for new listeners
- Try to keep your opening to 30–60 seconds before your content
You will also be documenting and creating a page for your podcast episode on your ePortfolio.