Surbiton High School

Podcasting in Year 11

On 7th October, my Year 11 English class donned headphones and microphones to create their own podcasts about An Inspector Calls. As someone who loves to engage with technology to enhance teaching and learning, I gave my class a short workshop on how to use the software Audacity, and within minutes my pupils were recording, editing and layering their tracks like professionals.

As an antidote to essay fatigue, my Year 11s jumped at the chance to explore Priestley’s ideas by becoming charming chat show hosts, incisive interviewers and rigorous literary analysts. Their podcasts were filled with the voices of Priestley’s characters …read more