KoKo NYC provides art-based building and technology classes in schools and after school programs throughout New York City. Many classes utilize open source technology and/or simple components such as littleBits to teach kids circuitry, programing, and other scientific concepts through the process of creation.
Starting in Fall of 2017, KoKo NYC is offering two new classes for after school programs. One is called Stories And Sounds. It is for children who are in grades 4 and up. It is a podcasting class for kids. The class description says:
In this workshop, we will discover the fundamentals of audio production. Using portable recorders, students will have an opportunity to create narrative-based and musical audio pieces, learning recording and editing processes along the way. We will capture “wild sounds,” sounds of New York City that surround us every day but we never truly hear, and edit them into musical masterpieces using Garageband.
Students will also learn interviewing techniques and create profiles of their fellow classmates, learning how to make a story come to life using the power of their own voices. At the end of the course, students will have a chance to share their sounds with each other in a collaborative Dropbox folder, and walk away with valuable audio recording and editing skills of their own.
Those who would like more information are asked to please contact Lea at Lea@kokonyc.org.