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Propel East – 7th and 8th Grade – Technology Labs

June 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | 1,304 views
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In Spring 2013, as part of a 12-week Creative Arts program focused on technology, Propel East 7th and 8th graders participated in several hands-on labs designed to teach the basic construction and physics that allow audio-based devices (such as microphones and speakers) to function. Over the course of 6 weeks, students learned how to build a functioning microphone using household materials, as well as how to “circuit bend” – the process of rewiring the circuit board inside an audio electronics device (such as a keyboard) to elicit modified sound.

Propel East – 6th Grade – Microphone Building and Technology

June 7, 2013 – 12:07 pm | 1,187 views
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In Spring 2013, as part of a 6-week Creative Arts program focused on radio broadcasting and audio technology, Propel East 6th graders learned how to use professional recording equipment and discovered the mechanics and physics behind audio-based devices, such as microphones and speakers. Among other topics, students wrote and recorded observations about the effects technology has on their daily lives and our society.

Propel East – Kindergarten – Favorite Animals

June 6, 2013 – 3:48 pm | 1,821 views

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Propel East – 2nd Grade – Fables

June 6, 2013 – 11:29 am | 1,270 views

As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program in Spring of 2013, second graders at Propel East learned about the technology used to make recordings for radio. Students read Aesop’s fables, discussed parts of a story, and then wrote and illustrated original stories that they turned into books. They then recorded these stories, which are also scheduled for distribution via The Saturday Light Brigade radio program.

Propel East – 7th and 8th Grade – Radio Opinion Pieces

April 19, 2013 – 1:50 pm | 964 views
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As part of a 12-week Creative Arts program focused on the power of the human voice, Propel East 7th and 8th graders researched, wrote, produced and edited short radio opinion pieces. They learned about conducting interviews, conforming to a process, working in groups and meeting production deadlines.

Propel East – First Grade – My Life Stories

April 19, 2013 – 11:58 am | 4,870 views
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In Spring 2013 and as part of a 6-week Creative Arts program, Propel East first graders learned about and utilized the technology used to make audio recordings for radio, while practicing their ability to express themselves. Students wrote and illustrated books about their lives containing pages about their friends and family, goals for growing up, places they’ve been and even a description of their superhero-selves. These stories are also scheduled for distribution via The Saturday Light Brigade radio program.

Propel East – Third Grade – It’s Cool to Care

April 18, 2013 – 12:03 pm | 13,019 views
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In Spring 2013 and as part of a 6-week Creative Arts program focused on radio broadcasting, Propel East third graders identified social issues that concerned them. They then researched, wrote and recorded these public service announcements to promote organizations working to address these issues.

Propel East – 5th Grade – It’s Cool To Care

April 18, 2013 – 7:47 am | 4,265 views
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In Spring 2013 and as part of a 6-week Creative Arts program focused on radio broadcasting, Propel East 5th graders identified social issues that concerned them. They then researched, wrote and recorded these public service announcements to promote organizations working to address these issues.