The iBroadcast workshops introduce students to the various skills required to create their own radio show. Students are taught how to present, DJ and create content for different audiences as well as learn the technical skills required to broadcast them. During the course, students will learn the key skills required for each role such as script writing, planning, presenting, engineering, and advert and jingle creation.
Key Stage 2
Students will be taught the history of podcasting before learning how to plan, script, record and publish their own podcasts on the internet. They will be taken through planning the podcast (i.e. thinking of a general theme, writing scripts, and deciding on individual roles within their work group), recording their voices and exporting their podcasts.
iMix and V.J.
In iMix, participants will be taught about dance music's structure, rhythms, tempo and pulse alongside the fundamental techniques used to perform a good and interesting mix. They will learn about the history of DJing before learning how to scratch, cut, mix, and beat-match, as well as use a variety of effects. The unit will also teach how to put video to live music, looking at transitions and recording content ready for a live performance.
Participants will learn how to create adverts and jingles to suit different products and themes. Initially they will be given a brief to create a series of adverts for a particular product, researching and developing different ideas to suit the brief. This will be repeated but instead creating a jingle rather than an advert. The outcome will be for students to have a series of work they can place in their podcasts and radio shows.