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Basic Podcasting Assignment

Basic Podcasting Assignment


A podcast can be an easy way to introduce students to communicating in a less conventional way, typically coinciding with or replacing short essays, personal experiences or research papers.

A good podcast communicates a message effectively and creatively. Use this guide to create a custom podcasting assignment for your class.


  • sound effects: help visualize what’s being described
  • intro music: sets the tone of the podcast
  • narration: spoken part of the podcast


  • interview: first hand opinions or expertise
  • ambient noise: gives sense of location

Serving Suggestions

  • 2-5 minutes in length
  • 1-2 weeks to complete
  • submissions posted to OneDrive
  • for best results, require all ingredients

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