Information about the mySF Project podcasts and vodcasts
mySF Project has been running in one form or
another within different school systems and even at the tertiary level for
over twenty years. Right from the start, audio files were added to intranet
and external websites for students to download to support their studies.
The podcasts started with
two, short introductions to the mySF unit (very rough), then another two
podcasts for each of the
areas in the
mySF Project. Images were added
to the podcasts in 2006 to make them extended podcasts or vodcasts, using
still images from films and shows, compliant with the Copyright laws. The
podcasts were organised as two per theme area (in learning episode 2 and 8)
based on professional readings in their use.
Further readings and formative trials showed the podcasts were useful for a
variety of reasons (if you want to
read a literature review on this topic, please use this link - it is a
twenty page Word document from this author) but the scope was widened to
include SF reviews, interviews, texts, creative writings - all related to
teaching SF in the secondary classroom. The past and current podcasts are
linked to the
mySF Project blog and
their purpose here is to seek collaboration with other educators. That's
The podcasts in mp3 format can be located on the
mySF Project blog page with paragraph descriptions of the podcasts, starting
in mid-January of 2008 with podcasts from the curriculum content for secondary
students, linked from the
mySF Project theme
With changes in technology and a brief change in work description, the
podcasts became video podcasts for different audiences (tertiary students
studying teaching or how TPACK relates to teaching English), with the
backbone of teaching SF in the Australian Curriculum: English.
These Vimeo talks and flipped
lectures for Year b9 students at Telopea Park School can be found here.
This use of vodcasts as flipped lectures relates to a
paper given at Global Learn 2015
about multimodal teaching and learning and it can be found here.
New vodcasts for the GS Project,
designed for Year 9 students in the Australian Curriculum: English with
inter-disciplinary links within a STEAM context can be found here.