Teachers and students, got something to say? Put on your headphones and get ready to hit record! The folks behind NPR's Student Podcast Challenge made this handy guide on how to make a podcast in the classroom. We'll talk about how to gather good sound, ask great questions and conduct smart interviews. Plus, we'll hear from the contest's judges, last year's winners and feature some pretty inspiring stories of students and teachers. It's everything you need to make an amazing podcast!
Storytelling Lessons From "Popo the Clown"
What makes you want to keep listening to a podcast? Most often, a really good story. But even once you have a good story you have to make sure you tell it well. In podcasting, we're lucky enough to have a script to guide us. Last year's finalists from St. Helena, Calif. told us a really good story in their podcast "Popo the Clown," so we wanted to hear how they did it.
The Winners Of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge
Despite a global pandemic and nation-wide school closures, we received more than 2,300 podcast submissions for the 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. This episode, meet the students behind the winning podcasts. Plus, what to look forward to next year.
Early Entries We Loved: Our Favorite Student Podcasts So Far
We know, the world feels pretty crazy right now. Think of this podcast as a little break from all of that. This week, we're featuring a bunch of student podcasts that delighted us, made us laugh, inspired us and made us all feel more connected as humans.
How To Turn Hours of Audio Recordings Into A Short Podcast
If you've spent hours recording interviews your podcast but now you feel like you're drowning in sound, don't worry — you are not alone! We've got some science-based techniques for picking the very best bits of audio for your podcast.
**Deadline Alert** The deadline for NPR's Student Podcast Challenge has been extended. Check our website, npr.org/studentpodcastchallenge for more information.
The Art Of The Interview
What makes a good interview? For starters, asking good questions! But there's so much more to it than asking who, what, where, when and why. On this episode, the art of the interview. We'll cover how to prepare for an interview and give tips for asking good questions and telling good stories.
When It Comes To School Assignments, There's A New Sheriff In Town: Podcasts
Teachers across the country are ditching the traditional idea of assigning research papers or book reports, and asking their students to make podcasts instead. It turns out, students are having fun and learning new skills at the same time.