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Radio Broadcast Reflection

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This assignment was both difficult and fun at the same time. I really enjoyed figuring out Garageband on my mac. Although it was interesting, it did take a lot of time to figure out how to combine tracks and edit the tracks after we recorded them. I had a hard time splitting tracks, deleting parts and then putting the tracks back together with the correct timing without the broadcast sounding choppy. One thing that I think our group did very well was our scripting. We made a general outline of the order we would record our different segments and then sketched out a general idea of what we would say. This worked well because our broadcast sounded real, because our conversations were well. We found that when we made mistakes and had to redo our conversations it was more difficult to replicate the authenticity of our conversations. Overall, I think we did a good job with this radio show because we really tried to use our resources to our advantage and learned the tools of Garageband. I think Garageband  could be incorporated wonderfully into a middle or high school classroom. Creating a podcast or radio broadcast can teach skills that correlate with essay writing such as, drafting, revision, outlining, introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusions, but students can have fun recording while writing often bores them.

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