Live Radio Workshops
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Top News Stories:
WEST of ENGLAND ICT
Thursday 27th June
You can catch Russell speaking this month at the West of
England ICT Conference on Thursday 27th June. Russell is providing the 2nd
Keynote after the brilliant Dawn Hallybone
and before the enchanting Lord Jim Knight
Russell will also be there showing our Desktop School Radio solution,
still the World's cheapest digital school radio system.
Here's another date for your diary, Russell will be speaking at the Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition at Manchester Central on February 27th & 28th 2014. This is a FREE to attend event, follow @EICEManchester for updates and more Information. This innovative conference and exhibition will have its own radio station EICE Radio, who will bring you the latest news on the run-up to the event and during the show live from the show floor each day.
SUMMER TERM WORKSHOPS
LESS than HALF-PRICE
Why not try our famous Everyone Wants To Broadcast Live School Radio
Workshop for an amazing £450, this is a less than half-price special
offer this term. This workshop has the highest FIVE STAR top
rating on the Innovate My School comparison website, you can read what our
customers are saying about us here
HERE This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities and
there is no maximum group size, if you've got the space, Russell could include
the whole school. For information about the day and details about how to
book check out our Workshops area.
Live Radio Shows:
Next LIVE Broadcast
Wednesday 26th June @ 12.00
Live from the Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Final from the National Heritage Motor Museum in Gaydon. ON AIR from 12.00 and live coverage of the afternoon's live final with commentary from Brian Richardson after 1.00pm. Tune in from your school to hear the live race unfold before your ears! This show also includes guest interviews and a preview of Education Innovation's Manchester Conference on 27th & 28th February 2014 www.AndertonTiger.com/Listen
School Radio Calendar
This is a FREE service for anyone running a School Radio Station, SchoolRadioCalendar.org is a central Calendar that has broadcast dates and times for your school radio station live on the Internet. Educators are encouraged to register their School Radio Station and post listening details, photos and live show times. School Radio Calendar will provide an easy to use central place to find live school radio broadcasts and station information. You will also find useful advice as stations share their broadcasting top tips.
The brilliant and FREE to use Innovative Product listing and Review site, you might like to know that we have the highest number of 5 star reviews on the site. Our products and services are rated as the highest quality products on Innovate My School, something you might like to know when selecting School Radio Products in what is a competitive marketplace. You'll also find products about every aspect of school life and you don't have to register to use it or be a member of a society. Now that's great news!
Published by Continuum Books "Mathematics Education with Digital Technology" edited by Adrian Oldknow & Carol Knights, Russell has written Chapter 12 "Home & School - Bridging the Gap" The title draws on the expertise of a wide range of contributors from across the globe. It is thought provoking and challenging and covers a diverse range of ICT. It is hoped that this publication can move the agenda forward and bring ICT to all our students. ISBN 978-1-4411-8472-6 published by www.Continuumbooks.com Other contributors include Don Passey, Andy Kemp, Vanessa Pittard and David Wright, the book is highly recommended but it isn't for the faint hearted.
Our Amazing and Very Popular whole day
Everyone Wants to Broadcast - Live Radio Workshop is back on a
At an amazing less than half-price for this Term 2013
For just £450 plus travelling costs
Russell will come to your establishment and broadcast a live show
with your pupils and students - anyone in the World will be able to listen in
Aimed at learners, this is a whole day workshop session using Live School Radio Studio Equipment to produce and broadcast live a radio programme. An audio file of the day's work is also available at the end of the day as evidence of the progress that your learners have made.
There is a welcome first thing and a chance for everyone to see the school radio equipment that will be used. The aim of the day is to produce an outstanding live radio show that Russell will AIR live on the Internet and broadcast around the school and potentially around the world. There can be up to 10 groups, each group will need their own table to work at and could have between 1 and 20 pupils working in that team. It is important for each student to choose the group they want to work in. Russell will bring information signs for each group. They will work in their chosen groups to produce scripts, sound effects and decide amongst themselves who will be the broadcasters in their team. Each team will need to elect an editor who reports to the station manager (Russell) and editors are given briefings and have to convey urgent tasks to their teams at short notice. The whole day is a role play exercise based around the construct of a live radio show, the emphasis is on speaking and listening skills and working well within teams, sharing and being kind and respectful to each other are also key to the success of the day. There will be run through rehearsals, and plenty of time to improve scripts through short group discussions. Each table will need paper and pencils and a laptop or access to ICT room to do research on news stories, weather conditions and perhaps to type and print their scripts. Although typed scripts aren’t essential as most students work off their written page.
The workshop needs to be held in a big space where Russell can project onto a screen and have tables and chairs for the student production teams to work at. The group could be as large as the space you have to support them. They will work on News, Weather, Sports, Features, and Advertising or even more groups if you wanted the teams to be smaller. Russell has worked with bigger groups so this may be possible if you want to spread the experience, however if this number goes up then each team will only have a short while at the microphone to perform their piece.
The Radio equipment needs to connect to an Internet connection that allows streaming to a specific IP address and Port Number so that your show can be broadcast live at the end of the day. If this is not possible then the show can be broadcast in the room, around the school and put the podcast of the broadcast on your website afterwards. Russell will bring several 3G broadband modems with him as these will act as plan B if connection to your network isn’t possible. Ideally in a perfect world, you would have a clean unfiltered ADSL connection to offer guests that visit your school, this is rare and not at all expected. Students not participating in the workshop can tune in from their classrooms on any computer that has speakers or come to the hall and be a live studio audience.
If streaming out is possible (occasionally due to very poor local mobile phone network provision it isn’t), then parents and friends of the school might like to listen in. Please direct them to www.AndertonTiger.com/Listen where there will be a published time to listen in live.
The workshop appeals to everyone, planning, collaborating on a radio programme is a brilliant way to engage students, promote student voice and develop critical thinking skills in a safe secure environment. This is different to podcasting, this is live, high pressure, on the button radio, and there's nothing like it to motivate learners. Available for all age groups and all abilities.
This workshop is
also perfect for ICT Focussed WOW Days, celebrating
achievement, rewarding success; treat your learners to a
fabulous experiential live radio workshop at your school.
Thematic Learning Projects can easily be incorporated
into this activity as can any any topic based material.
Expect to see a dramatic improvement in speaking & listening,
this is unlike anything else and will provide the impact that
you are looking for.
Anthony from The Ridgeway School in Swindon
hassling you again!
Because your radio day was so successful in December 2010 (GCSE Media recruitment has doubled – very much appreciated!)
I was just wondering if it might be possible to book you again… The kids are still buzzing about you!
"The day itself was fantastic and Russell is a real natural with kids.
The children gained so much from it that it is difficult to know where to start.
Team work and motivation were brilliant. The "quiet" children came out of their shells and shone.
The children are desperate for Russell to come back - on a weekly basis!!
Ged Philbin, Headteacher, Park House Primary School
"From choosing a station name through to interviews and then finally broadcasting to the whole school and parents it was an experience they still talk about." - Alison Leaver, Spaldwick Primary School
"You are an inspiration to the
students and to all of us. I am so impressed that the students
walk through the door and just bring themselves. The whole day
comes from their own planning, thinking and research and it all
comes together so well."
Teresa Gold, Waingels College
"I have to say it
was the best prize I have ever won and would recommend this
workshop to any Primary/secondary school as Russell is a master
in his art-form. He could easily adapt to any given
setting/pupil range. The children's faces were positively
beaming when they heard their broadcast live. They were so proud
as were their parents, and so they should have been! The
behaviour and focus was faultless. The workshop was a tremendous
success. We can't thank you enough!"
M Berry, Langwith Bassett Primary School
"We had the most
wonderful day with Russell. He arrived in good time and was so
well organised that all the day went really smoothly. The
children had a great time and were involved in quality IT work
from start 'til finish. I cannot recommend Russell Prue
Many thanks to him for a thoroughly enjoyable day."
Wendy J Walker, Kirby Stephen Primary School
Please contact Sarah for more details
0845 838 5150
open from 10.00am
to 10.00pm 7 days a week
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All our workshop are run
using The Anderton Tiger Desktop Broadcaster
the lowest cost digital school radio station on the market just £5,500
school radio doesn't have to cost the earth!
We use the same kit for
our amazingly popular BETT RADIO Live Shows