Podcast Bangladesh

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The start of a typical day in Dhaka...

In preparation for NECC06 and the Podcast Bangladesh presentation here is a short video showing the start of a typical day in Dhaka. Technically this is not a podcast or a vodcast...it is a movie created using footage taken on the journey to school, International School Dhaka, over a few mornings. The video is hosted on blip.tv, free web hosting for multimedia artefacts.

Podcast Bangladesh: The Day Begins in Dhaka Enjoy!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Podcast Bangladesh listed in international directory

Podcast Bangladesh is now listed in the schools directory of 'Podcast Directory for Educators'. Our page can be found HERE.

This directory provides a directory for educational podcasting for teaching and learning and includes links to:
and much more! It also collates and summarises all entries and provides a search facility for the collection.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Podcast Bangladesh at NECC06

In less than 2 weeks I will be in San Diego representing International School Dhaka at the National Educational Computing Conference hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education.

I will be presenting a concurrent session about 'Podcast Bangladesh' and look forward to meeeting other international podcasters and bloggers.

Digitales and Podcasting

The Grade 10 ICT class have spent a term developing digital stories. They have their own blog, "Digital Storytelling", to present the stories online. The stories are often of a personal nature and have taken courage as well as creativity to put together. The students have also demonstrated a willingness to want to share thier stories with friends and to have them available online.

The podcast material available with the stories is based on discussions between students as they reflect on their motivation, inspiration and process in creating the digital stories.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

International Online Debate: Pod and Vodcasting

Podcast Bangladesh features the ITGS class again with an international collaboration in the form of an online debate. Students here at International School Dhaka are using podcasting and vodcasting tools to facilitate a debate with Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne Australia. The debate topic was "School students can use the web to change the world"

Full details can be found on the Bangladesh to Australia collaborative weblog. Or go to the ITGS Forum Blog Debate Post 1 and Debate Post 2 for transcripts and access to the other speakers.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Learning a Languge and about Poetry via Podcast

This is a special compilation Pod B posting to feature the work of Grade 6 students in their eLearning classes.

Lamya Teaches French Part 1

Teaching Bangla Lesson 1 with Roshanak, Mohudian and Saleh

Reciting original poetry by Imtiaz, Rohan and Tawsif Part 1

Friday, June 02, 2006

Pod B Episode 10

Following the rapid expansion of information and communication technologies, the United Nations called for a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to establish the foundations for an Information Society for all, reflecting all the different interests at stake.

Listen to this episode of Podcast Bangladesh produced by Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society students
Sunny, Mehran and Debanjan as they discuss the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society in terms of the effect on developing countries such as Bangladesh.

WSIS and the digital divide: Podcast Bangladesh 10

Monday, May 01, 2006

Pod B Episode 9

Some countries are 'bridging the digital divide' by sending second hand computers to Africa. What impact is this having on people of Africa? Is it a viable solution to the digital divide or just a way to relocate old technology?

Listen to this episode of Podcast Bangladesh produced by Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society students Reem, Shaveena and Mehrab to learn more and hear their considered opinions about this issue.

Computers to Africa: Podcast Bangladesh 09

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pod B Episode 8

This is a multi-posting episode as it is made up of 6 individual podcasts.

The Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society class held an in-class debate recently. Their topic was:

"Censorship of the Internet is necessary to protect students from unacceptable online content"

For a full outline and summary of each speaker read the ITGS Forum posting.
The debate was conducted with 3 speakers on the FOR and 3 on the AGAINST side.
Here are the individual podcasts of each speaker. Which team do you think should have won the debate?

FOR Team: Arpit, Shaveena and Wasi
AGAINST Team: Saif, Reem, Mehrab

Speaker 1 FOR: Arpit (Listen to the podcast)
Speaker 1 AGAINST: Saif (Listen to the podcast)
Speaker 2 FOR: Shaveena (Listen to the podcast)
Speaker 2 AGAINST: Reem (Listen to the podcast)
Speaker 3 FOR: Wasi (Listen to the podcast)
Speaker 3 AGAINST: Mehrab (Listen to the podcast)

We hope you enjoy listening to the debate.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Pod B Episode 7

Middle Years Programme Personal Project Exhibition
This is our longest podcast yet! The reason? Everyone has so much to say about the Grade 10 MYP Personal Project exhibition held recently. We would like to have intervied all 30+ students but time was against us so here is a representative sample of Grade 10 students at International School Dhaka and what they did for their project this year. The podcast starts with an interview with Ms Carrick, our MYP coordinator, then moves onto interviews with:
  • Bisma Rahman: 'Lost Identity', Documentary about the Bihari people
  • Moshiur Hossain: 'Primary Education: A Scene in Bangladesh'
  • Fahd Sattar: 'Entertainment in the Different Social Classes', a Bangladesh perspective
  • Mariha Chowdhury: 'Construction Workers and Their Safety in Bangladesh'
  • Golam Adnan Ahmed: 'Koffee with Adnan', a talk show featuring Bangladesh personalities
  • Nahar Khan: 'Odissi: The Dance of the Sculptures'

Listen to the podcast and learn more about issues in Bangladesh and beyond through the eyes of these astute students.

MYP Personal Project: Podcast Bangladesh 07

Monday, February 13, 2006

Pod B Episode 6

The Digital Divide and Education
Educators contemplate, discuss and are faced with digital divide issues on a daily basis. See the eLearning blog and a recent posting to find resources to do with the Digital Native and Digital Immigrant ideas of Marc Prensky.
This podcast is a short discussion with Grade 4 teacher and Language Coordinator, Sam Sherratt on his approach to developing digital literacy for himself as an educator and for his students. His Grade 4 class blog can be found at http://www.4satisd.blogspot.com

Discussing the digital divide: Podcast Bangladesh 06

PodB Episode 5

What else can we say about the digital divide......
Debanjan discusses the divide in India, Sunny looks at the $100 laptop and Mehran and Omar consider digital divide bridging issues in the USA.

Keeping you interested as usual: Podcast bangladesh 05

Monday, February 06, 2006

Pod B Episode 4

The ditigal divide topic continues with ITGS students once again exploring issues and events.
Reem tells us about the origins and developments of the WSIS (World Summit for the Information Society).
Nader discusses the 'road to Tunis' international workshop held here in Dhaka and Wasi reveals some of the outcomes of the WSIS gathering in Tunis last November.

Enoy! Podcast Bangladesh 04

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Pod B Episode 3

This episode of Podcast Bangladesh is brought to you by students from the Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) class. They have been exploring issues to do with the digital divide. This is the first in a series of podcasts from these students. Student presenters are Arpit, Shaveena and Saif

You can find more details about the podcast content on the ITGS Forum blog.

Here is Podcast Bangladesh 03

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Pod B Episode 2

In this episode of Podcast Bangladesh from International School Dhaka:
  • Grade 9 students discuss process journal blogging and De Bono's Six Thinking Hats
  • Victor, our 'man on the street' gets teacher opinion about podcasting
  • We interview our CEO, John Sperandio
Click on this link to listen to Podcast Bangladesh 02

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Our first Podcast!

Well, here it is, our very first podcast! The podcast group at International School Dhaka in Bangladesh has put together a test episode in order to trial the technology become familiar with the process involved in creating a final podcast product.
So, how did we do it?
First of all we used Audacity for all of the digital recording, editing and mixing. We also used archive.org to find music that was suitable for use over the Internet and to upload our podcast episode. To add an RSS subscription feed to this blog we used feedburner.com. Simple, right?

If you are keen to learn more about this mysterious thing called a 'Podcast' we suggest you read the information provided by Tony Vincent's 'Podcasting in Education' web pages at learninginhand.com. He provides a great resource and explains how to find, subscribe to, listen to and create podcasts.

OK, so here it is: Podcast Bangladesh 01

• Vincent fills us in on DT at ISD
• Victor tells us a little about the handheld initiative in the middle school
• Violet and Nurain provide introductory material and program ID's

To hear the program you can click on the link and the mp3 file will play on your computer, or you can download the file by right clicking then saving it on a hard drive ready to transfer to an mp3 player. Better still, read about RSS and subscribe to Podcast Bangladesh via your iTunes software or free aggregator web page such as bloglines.com.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Hello from International School Dhaka!

Welcome to our Podcast Bangladesh blog. We aim to bring regular news and interest stories from our school and the wider community here in Bangladesh. We also hope to master podcasting and be part of the international podcasting community. In the words of David Warlick in Classroom Blogging about podcasting, "This is new and simply too much fun".
Here is a picture of the front of our school. We are a world International Baccalaureate school offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Our students are mostly local Bangladeshis with others from India, Malaysia, china, Korea and other places.