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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Boo!

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Categories:Urban
S4 finished off some work about bypasses today. I managed to collect some of their thoughts via audioboo about the advantages and disadvantages of building these roads, but maybe we could have added more? Bear in mind, please, the absolute terror that S4 showed when they were asked to record their voices, nerves meant that what they had in their jotters, or what they told me before didn't always end up coming out in their speech! Hoping to get some comments from the class on this, but feel free to leave one if you're reading this.

12 Comments:

At 6:16 pm, Anonymous John said...

Hi,
I enjoyed an alternative approach to recoding you thoughts in class.
The voices don't sound terrified at this end. I've mostly worked with primary pupils and adults and in both cases after a few podcasts the fear goes.
I think using voice can add something to a written report and avoids the need for pencils and spelling prowess.
It would be good to have an introduction explaining what is going on at the start.
Please consider tagging any interesting boos with edutalk if you would like to feature on http;//edutalk.cc a few example of class use would be valuable there.

 
At 12:22 pm, Blogger Bill said...

Great idea Kenny. The kids didn't sound nervous at all, but to begin with they're probably afraid of silence. This will matter less the more they use it, as will the awful experience of getting used to the sound of your own voice.Then they will realise what a great way to learn and revise this is.

Bill
The Literacy Adviser

 
At 6:15 pm, Anonymous Zoe Raynor said...

This task was really different from anything we have ever been told to do in class, which is why we are very tentative and somewhat reluctant to be shown or heard in a recording ( my voice sounds terrible).... My comment may not have been explained clearly but i basically meant that the bypass would take traffic away from the major congested road so allowing people who didn't want to go into the congested area in the first place can avoid it and arrive at their destination quicker. The bypass will also reduce fatalities and accidents in the congested areas as there will be fewer cars and less frustration on the city roads......

 
At 7:13 pm, Blogger mcculloch73 said...

I should have said it takes money from local shops from taking away the passing trade

 
At 8:30 pm, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

Hi Zoe, I thought you sounded just fine, and no one likes their own voice on recording, trust me! A really thoughtful comment about your experience, though, and thanks for taking time to clarify your point. Connor, thanks for adding to your contribution, which was already a positive one.

 
At 5:01 pm, Blogger jtbtroon said...

A disadvantage could be that building the bypass costs money, but also costs money to maintain the bypass, so its taking money away that could be spent on something else.

 
At 2:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bypass will take away most of the congestion but business in the town centre may lose out because there are less visitors passing through.

 
At 4:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another advantage could be that a new bypass would reduce air pollution in towns and cities as people will not be in standstill with their engines running. If a new bypass was to be build however, you would need fairly flat land to build on which could be a problem for some towns or cities. Also, a bypass may have to intersect other roads going into or out of the city which would cause congestion.
Kirsty

 
At 6:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is pretty good, could have went into more detail though. Liam Wallrus S4

 
At 7:33 pm, Anonymous Christopher Rivett said...

An advantage to building a bypass would be that there would be less pollution from people that would have otherwise cut through the town or city that the bypass is bypassing.

 
At 5:10 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

overall not a bad start for the first class recording. The bypass will reduce congestion and will allow people to have an easier and quicker drive to both ends of thr bypass.

 
At 8:40 am, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

I think there is some really good reflection on the audio here, try to make specific points which might help your response in future, although the general feedback is appreciated too. Keep it up

 

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