Start your school's podcast. The episode inspired by a listener email.
On the most recent episode of PodcastPD AJ, Stacey and I debated and discussed the value of Twitter for educators in 2019. In episode 57, I felt I was kind of caught in the middle. While I do think Twitter is a valuable tool for connecting with other people and sharing ideas, I will be honest and share my frustration with the lack of engagement I get through the platform. You might feel the same frustration as well. I believe I create valuable content that is worth sharing and I’ve asked questions or made statements that get the same attention that I would get talking to myself in the middle of the woods.
I’m a very social individual and I think it goes beyond my friendly Italian roots. As I mentioned in the episode this has been the experience for most of my time on Twitter and the lack of interaction was one of the reasons I am speaking into this microphone now.
But, as I’ve also said since day 1, I would still do this podcast even if nobody listened. The problem is I know A LOT of people like you are listening to this podcast. I think it’s time you said hello and we connected.
Would you be willing to reach out and say hi if you’ve never done so? If it’s been a while since I spoke with you, drop me a line.
Email from listener Louis Grondin
Hi Chris, I hope this message finds you well! I just listened to your episode on how to create a podcast, and I have a few questions. I’m writing from Montreal, Canada, and I can’t express how appreciative I am of your help. I teach grade 6 at a French Public School. I would like my students to create daily announcements that would then be listened in the school, but also by their parents and other kids on their phones.
My questions are:
How do you use your podcast at the school where you teach? For what use?
You mentioned that you are using Spreaker in your classroom, and that it provides 15 minutes of live podcast. Does live mean that it is not edited, that there is no music for example? Do I then not need to use Audacity?
Why do we need to use Spreaker in the first place? And does Spreaker automatically send your podcast on Apple and Google podcast apps? If not, is it complicated?
Do I need to use Audacity, or I can use Spreaker to edit and post my podcasts?
Thanks again for your help,
AMY CUENCA – Mom/Wife- Musician- Nat’l Bd Cert Teacher specializing in Tech & Arts Integration- Google ET- Optimist who believes education & compassion can change the world.
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