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Ms. Akelman from Mooresville NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The 21st Century Research Paper: Podcasting

Help me give my students 4 Blue Microphone so that students can capture their voices and produce their own podcasts.

  • $279 goal

This project expired on April 8, 2019.

This project expired on April 8, 2019.

My Students

I teach a diverse group of students in a small community outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. I teach students who are in Foundations of English and Inclusion English I. These students are developing readers, who need additional instruction in terms of extra time and additional instructional support. I also teach two sections of AP Language and Composition students.

All of my students need many opportunities to develop their writer's voice.

Regardless of academic level, all of my students are able to make really great reflections about the world around them. I love hearing their thoughts and want them to continue to develop their communication skills, so they can share their insights with others.

My Project

All students have thoughts and opinions about the world in which they live. As an English teacher, I try to capture their interests to help them learn rhetorical skills that can be used in expository and persuasive writing. In order to make the research process more concrete, students will use microphones to produce their own podcast.

These microphones would help students capture their voices in a way that enables them to produce a high-quality recording.

Students will work collaboratively to develop a research topic around the theme of injustice (a common concept through all of our texts). By studying podcasts, they will understand that effective messaging goes beyond just reading a script. They will consider the effects of music selection, transitions, and structure when they present their findings.

Ms. Akelman
Never Before Funded Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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Blue Microphones - Snowball iCE USB Microphone • Best Buy Education $47.27 4 $189.08

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