Kalona Elementary School

Kalona, IA

Grades K-5, English
Partner(s): Phyllis Casper
Innovation Grant
2006, Fall

About this Grantee

Ms. Swantz and Ms. Casper implement “News to You” to further integrate technology into the curriculum and to develop students’ writing and oral presentation skills. To prepare for the project, students research print and broadcast journalism and interview the editor of the local paper and the manager of a local radio station. Students prepare broadcast segments that include interviews with school personnel, world news and events, summaries of activities by grade level, and presentations about famous dates. Utilizing iPod technology, students learn to download and podcast their segments.

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