How to Build Your Classroom Podcast With Preschool Students!

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Andrea Alessio Robles  
Alejandra Alvarez Landeta  
Ana Campero  

Learn how we built a classroom podcast with our preschool students as we faced a global pandemic that affected their learning opportunities. Enjoy our classroom podcast to get to know our students' learning process, our achievements and how education never stopped despite the lockdown.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We'll learn to use Anchor to record podcasts.
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Join this session to discover how Highlands International School México preschool students recorded a podcast documenting their learning experience in a remote scheme from month to month to help teachers from around the world redesign their learning strategies as they adapt to a disruptive way of learning. Our classroom Podcast was uploaded monthly to our blog together with articles written by our teachers to share our experience.The main purpose and objectives for this presentation are:

To share how we built our classroom podcast step by step.
To share how Storytelling and Visible Thinking were taken into action as students developed language skills.
To give our students an international platform to share their ideas.


Presenters will share with the audience their experience, strategies, and learning process. The audience will participate by listening and asking questions to broaden the perspective of the project. Also, by sharing ideas that leverage our experience and learning.

Time - each participant will learn how to use Anchor Platform and guide a podcast with preschool students.

Supporting research

Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling
by Eric Nuzum

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Andrea Alessio Robles, Highlands International School.

Innovation and Technology Leader for Early Childhood at Highlands International School BA in Pedagogy, MA in Neuropsychology. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds. Member of the Apple Professional Learning Community.

Alejandra Alvarez Landeta, Highlands International Preeschool
Ana Campero, Highlands International School