Students pondered an eternal question: who would win in a competition of strength, Superman or the Flash? Brandon, who chose the Flash for some reason, also provided his own percussion as a music bed for his recording.
On May 7th, students at The ZONE wrote and recorded their second Mad Lib, this one about a curious dog. Their favorite exclamation: "OMG!"
The ZONE's Radio Clubers received access to Netbooks, with which they assembled a Mad Lib from previously recorded audio fragments. Most recordings had transformed into the Beatle's "Revolution 9"-esque mishmashes before they'd even unleashed the "Pitch Bender" feature upon them.
Students at The ZONE's Radio Club got a chance to edit some of their own audio. After virtually obliterating some annoying mouth noise and demolishing numerous mispronunciations they discovered the "Pitch Bending" function. Needless to say, they loved making people sound like Sloth from "The Goonies."
Our third and fourth meetings of The ZONE's 2nd semester Radio Club focused on communities, the issues prevalent within them and the ways in which we can help change them for the better.
After a several week break due to unfortunately inclement weather, we were finally back at The ZONE this week, and just in time to meet some brand new radio-club members. Students wrote and recorded these pieces describing themselves in three ways.
On our first day back from the holiday break we asked our students what they hoped for in this new year. Some desires were modest (A new phone), some were ambitious (Infinite "Connect Four" victories), while others were selfless.
Students in the Digital Storytelling class at University Prep created and designed a radio series called "The New Generation." Through these pieces, students sought to discover and share new information regarding their interests.
Middle school students at University Prep share their personal narratives. Topics range from bullying, to gang violence, why kids join gangs, fears of losing someone as well as water slides and the importance of being smart versus being popular.
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