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||Librarian's Instructional Role/Digital and New Literacies, K-12
Learn how to set up a student-led podcast in your library, involve staff from several subject areas, market effectively, what challenges you are likely to face, and how podcasting will benefit the students and school overall.
Podcasting from the library is a growing movement. Podcasting with Youth teaches librarians and educators how to set up, develop, market, and deliver a successful youth-led podcast from their library.
Putting youth in control when interviewing authors and other guests develops their leadership and technical skills and brings new users to the library to engage in a unique library activity. This program can be set up relatively cheaply, and readers will learn how to use the technology required to deliver a podcast. Sound recording equipment, microphones, mixers, and audio files may be intimidating to some librarians and educators; this book quells those fears by explaining the technology in a straightforward, how-to manner. It also includes student input on what podcasters have learned, the challenges they have faced, and their plans for the future.
Author Lucas Maxwell offers many helpful tips to librarians who want to learn how to create a program that puts students in charge and allows them to produce a tangible product that their peers will be interested in.
- Offers practical information on how to set up your own youth-led podcast in your library, including equipment to purchase, potential pitfalls, and marketing strategies
- Features examples of high/middle school library podcasts from around the world
- Includes appendices of useful books and other material related to podcasting and using related technology in the library
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"Lucas Maxwell's Podcasting with Youth: A Quick Guide for Librarians and Educators helps to set the stage for collaboration. With references to tools and resources, as well as ideas for curriculum connections, this professional book serves as a springboard to empower student voice. Maxwell walks you step by step through the podcasting process so that you will feel confident in no time to support your students to take agency of their learning and express their unique points of view."
"Podcasting with Youth is a concise guide to help all educators produce and showcase student voice. Maxwell is a library leader who is known throughout the globe for connecting with authors and school libraries. His dedication to sharing innovative programs and promoting literature is inspiring."
"What Lucas Maxwell is doing with his podcast—particularly getting his students involved—is nothing short of fantastic. He's helping create added excitement around reading—it was such a pleasure to be interviewed!"
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