HSRA is a project-based, public charter school that operates within and around a professional recording studio. Students earn time in the studio by completing academic projects in the core learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. HSRA encourages students who may have dropped out or been expelled from traditional schools to complete their diplomas through a love of music.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I thought I mentioned this at our last meeting. There will be 10 minute grace period at the beginning of class for students to transfer work to this folder.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The entire "Practical Exam" will be produced in Audacity. Though the segments won't be recorded as a "live" show, you should be able to make it sound as though everything is happening as we here it.
I will be evaluating this "Practical Exam" in terms of production quality and "on air" delivery. "On air" delivery includes both the sound of your audio and what you say (the sort of information a DJ should mention every time the microphone is open). Try to be entertaining and informative. You don't need to submit a script for this, but it might be a good idea to prepare an outline of things you'd like to cover during your "stop set."
Please place a folder entitled "Yourname_PE" on the X-serve. In that folder include an mp3 of your recording and all of the Audacity project and data files and folders (recall my demonstration of the correct way to store Aucacity project files and folders). Files submitted after the start of class on 4/6 will be considered late and marked down accordingly.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
As the end of the semester approaches, I'd like to request that each of you create a Google document in which you list all of the work you intend to do for the rest of the semester. Please base it on our discussion last week and the document I've shared with the class. I would like the document you create and share with me to serve several purposes. Think of it as a contract between you and me for the work you are committing to do for the remainder of the semester, as channel we can use to communicate about your progress toward meeting your goals, and as a place for you to reflect upon and evaluate the work you've done.
At a minimum, I'd expect you to update the document once a week. In your updates please list work you've done, audio you've listened to, plans for writing, recording and production, and any questions or comments you have for me related to your work in this course. The level of involvement and effort you put in to communicating with me through this document will have a significant bearing on your grade for the course.
Looking ahead, a final component of this document/contract will be a reflective self-assessment in which you evaluate the work you've done and how successful you were in meeting your originally listed goals. In a real sense, you will be grading your own work.
Please prepare and share your draft version of this contract/document before the weekend.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
We will be talking about audio feature stories in class in preparation for the upcoming assignment. Until then, please pay a visit to the following sites to find some examples to listen to.
National Public Radio's All Things Considered
National Public Radio's This American Life
National Radio Project's Making Contact