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

June 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | 1,728 views
IMG_9325 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 | 1,550 views
4 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 – 4th Grade – It’s Cool to Care

June 7, 2013 – 8:25 am | 2,849 views
As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program in Spring of 2013, fourth graders at Propel East learned about the technology used to make recordings for radio, while discovering the impact of their own voice and opinion. They identified social issues that concerned them and researched caring organizations that address these concerns. They then developed a script and recorded these public service announcements, which are also schedule for distribution via The Saturday Light Brigade radio program.

Propel East – Kindergarten – Favorite Animals

June 6, 2013 – 3:48 pm | 2,272 views

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As part of a 12-week Creative Arts program in the Spring of 2013, Kindergartners worked with SLB and Staycee Pearl Dance Project to discover their voices, their bodies, and their on-stage selves. They recorded radio pieces …

Propel East – 2nd Grade – Fables

June 6, 2013 – 11:29 am | 1,699 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 – First Grade – My Life Stories

April 19, 2013 – 11:58 am | 5,500 views
IMG_5573[1] 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 | 13,755 views
IMG_5641[1] 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.

YES: Propel Andrew Street High School Open Mic Night

January 12, 2013 – 4:18 pm | 16,554 views
IMG_7023 From 1/12/13: Live performances captured by our microphones during the 12/20 Open Mic Night at Propel Andrew Street High School. Special thanks to student TaShaun, the talented student who engineered the recording session

Propel Montour – 3rd Grade – Original Stories

April 17, 2012 – 2:03 pm | 3,014 views
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Original Stories

As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program, Propel Montour third graders wrote, illustrated and recorded original stories, while also learning about the technology used to make audio recordings.  These 45 stories …

Propel McKeesport – 4th Grade – It’s Cool to Care!

February 27, 2012 – 5:09 pm | 2,770 views
IMG_3371 As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program focused on radio broadcasting, Propel McKeesport fourth graders identified social issues that concern them. They then researched, wrote and recorded these public service announcements tp promote organizations working to address these issues.