Teacher Review for GarageBand

Publish Student Podcasts with a Real Audience

Rachelle W.
Digital Learning Specialist
Fort Settlement Middle School
Sugar Land, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I love using Garageband to help students create podcasts! I've had my students create podcasts that were advertisements for original products as part of our unit on propaganda and media literacy. Students loved being able to express their creativity with the music loops and sound effects to their commercials. We shared student podcasts on our weebly website for parents to listen.
My Take
This app worked great for our unit on propaganda, but I could also see it being used in many different ways and content areas. The only thing is students will definitely need a tutorial on how to use the app it's not the easiest one to pick up and create. However, it serves students by giving them both voice and choice. In addition, it gives them the opportunity to share their work with an authentic audience.