Animal Testing

January 30th, 2007

Clay Wash introduces listeners to the world of “Animal Testing.” Should it be allowed?

Sometimes things go wrong. Companies claim it is for ‘the good of the people.’ But is it? Do you believe that animals should be given cancer and terminal diseases? You decide…..

Strange Facts #2

January 30th, 2007

Seventh graders Anne, Rioghnach, and Noelle continue with #2 in their series of “Strange Facts.”

It’s all about mustaches in Alabama, rocks in Colorado, blue ducks in Kentucky, the fear of beds, apples as roses, the fear of long words, alcoholic scorpions, the connection between smoking and blindness, plastic flamingoes, and the speed of breaking glass.

Science Fair 2007

January 28th, 2007

Sixth grade students at Hanes share their experimental results. This enhanced podcast features the following experiments: Tennis Ball Launch by Emily, Football Launch Angles by Thomas, Shoe Weight vs. Kick Speed by Duane, Airbag Filler Materials by Austin, Windmill Blade Angles vs. Power Output by Ben, Temperature and Viscosity of Liquids by Forrest, and Nozzle Shape on Diet Coke Spray by Richard.

Radio Dramas — Part Four

January 28th, 2007

Our Radio Drama series continues with Part Four. There are three stories by 7th grade students at Hanes Middle School in this episode: Luna and Soul by Rachel and Jenna; Mission – Planet Blue by Sharon and Caroline; and Star Wars Episode 7 by Alex and Justin.

Radio Dramas — Part Three

January 28th, 2007

Our Radio Drama series continues with Part Three. There are four stories by 7th grade students at Hanes Middle School in this episode:The Comet by Alex S. and Tyler H; The Spleeblog by Vipul and Chris; The Unhappy Ending by Ryan & Andrew; and, Wii and PS3 by Colton, Jonathan, and Jesse.

Strange Facts #1

January 23rd, 2007

Seventh graders Anne, Rioghnach, and Noelle begin a new podcast series called “Strange Facts.”

It’s all about your wrist, Leap Day, Mother’s Day, the post office, drought-resistant rats, graffitti on cows, sheep, English speakers, whale hunting in Oklahoma, and elephants in North Carolina.

Radio Dramas — Part Two

January 21st, 2007

Our Radio Drama series continues with Part Two. There are three stories by 7th grade students at Hanes Middle School in this episode: Rory and Frank’s Plot by Hannah & Kaila, Ray and Chester by Eric & Jack, and Pickles by Kasey and Sarah.

Radio Dramas — Part One

January 21st, 2007

Radio Dramas was an introductory podcasting unit for 7th graders at Hanes Middle School. Following guidelines first published by Chicago’s WBEZ radio for their 2006 Third Coast Festival, students created a story that began with the sentence, “To begin with, they never got along.”

In this first podcasting project students learned to write a script, record on portable iRiver mp3 players, edit their sound file on classroom PCs, create a multi-track sound file MIX using background music and various sound effects, and finally, export the MIX as a finished mp3 music file that could be played on iTunes.

There are four enhanced podcasts in the series.

The Ultimate Persuasive Essay

January 15th, 2007

Ultimate Essay In March all seventh grade students at Hanes Middle School as well as across the state of North Carolina take a one hour test to evaluate their writing skills.

A prompt is given at the beginning of the session and students are asked to create a two-page persuasive essay based on the topic.

Students in Ms. Dell’s seventh grade English class created posters to show their understanding of the process.

In this enhanced podcast, you will see pictures of the posters (focusing on different essay paragraphs) as well as hear students’ tips for writing the “Ultimate Persuasive Essay.”

Illusion Art Project

January 3rd, 2007

Illusion ArtBarbara Butryn, Hanes Middle School art teacher, introduces an 8th grade art class project entitled, “Illusions.”

Lines, patterns, squares, and shapes are used to create the illusion of movement.

Using only a pencil to sketch the design and any medium to draw with, students created original designs.