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Engage Learners Through Livestreaming and Podcasting

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 7/8

Explore and create: Deep-dive Creation lab
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Anchorage STrEaM Academy
Melody McAllister is a mom of five, educator, and social media support/community facilitator for SpacesEDU, Alicke Keeler Teacher Tech, and EduMatch Publishing. She is an author of the I'm Sorry Story. Her Growth Over Grades Podcast features educators who are making changes in education. She also hosts a live, weekly bookchat for educator/authors and co-hosts Thrive O'Clock, a weekly LIVE broadcast, with Educator Rachelle Dene Poth.
Spanish and STEAM Teacher, Consultant
Rivervew Junior Senior High School
ISTE Certified Educator
Rachelle Dené Poth is a STEAM and Spanish teacher, author, consultant, attorney and presenter. Also an ISTE Certified Educator, Poth holds a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law and master's in instructional technology. Poth is the author of seven books. She’s a past president of ISTE TEN, recipient of ISTE Making IT Happen Award. Poth was named one of 30 K-12 IT Influencers for 2021, the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT, and one of “20 to Watch” educators by the NSBA. She writes for Getting Smart, Defined Learning, NEO LMS, and hosts the “ThriveinEDU” podcast

Session description

Join us to experience the process of creating and producing a livestream. Roles like producer, graphic designer and host will be assigned, and then we'll go LIVE! You'll learn to use resources including Streamyard, Anchor, YouTube and Canva to make all of this happen in your own school community.

Purpose & objective

Live-streaming or broadcasting is not expensive and does not require fancy equipment. Participants will learn the ins and outs, which technology to use (Streamyard, Canva, and Anchor) to create a live-stream and/or podcast for professional use and to incorporate into their teaching practices.
Students are more engaged when what they are learning is connected to their daily lives. Teaching students broadcasting skills (or even allowing them to teach us as educators and acknowledging that our students already come to use with many technological skills) will allow them to bring learning outcomes to life. Students can use their voices as advocates and demonstrate knowledge through live-streaming and/or podcasting through story-telling. This honors student voice and helps educators to truly facilitate learning as opposed to only using lectures as a way to teach (which encourages knowledge-dumping).

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Rachelle and I will introduce ourselves (5 min).
We'll share our Thrive O'Clock Live-Stream and podcast. (15 min).
We'll share all the resources we use as in social media platforms, Streamyard, Canva, Anchor. (5-10 min)
We'll assign roles to our "students" like host, co-host, script writers, graphic artists, banner maker, and producers. As a group we will create a brodcast, Go LIVE (45 min).
After LIVE experience, we will reflect as a class: what went wrong, how did we go with flow, what would we change next time? (5-10 min)

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Session specifications

Grade level:
Skill level:
Library media specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Subject area:
Career and technical education, Language arts
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.