Workshop 16

Wednesday, May 6:  3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Workshop Description: Rural Voices Radio

Rural Voices Radio is a series of audio anthologies that feature students and teachers reading their original poems, stories, and essays about the places they call home.  Each program is enhanced by local sound effects, music, and narration.  Rural Voices engages students in all aspects of writing for a real audience as well as program production in a medium they value.  Presenters Ken Martin and Ron Smith share their experience using GarageBand to create programs with students in grades 3-12. Rural Voices Radio is an initiative of the Maine Writing Project and is currently featured on the Maine iTunes U site.

Workshop Presenters: Ken Martin and Ron Smith

Ken Martin is a former high school English teacher, and Ron Smith a former middle school teacher.  Both are now technology integration coaches working with teachers and students across the Downeast Maine region on using Web 2.0, multimedia and other technologies in their classrooms. Ron is the Region 3 MLTI/eMINTS Mentor.  Ken is Distance Learning Director for the Washington County Consortium for School Improvement and a member of the Maine Writing Project Literacy through Technology Team.

Recording of workshop: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p33362265/

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