Tuned in to Culture

On BaladoWeb, you will find podcasts on a variety of topics as well as audioguides created and produced by students from across Quebec - Go to site

Friends of Culture...

... scientific, mathematic, artistic, historic, literary, local culture...

All are pretexts to promote culture in our region. For the third year running, the entire RECIT network has put its support and energy behind this provincial project.  All subject areas are invited to participate in “Tuned In To Culture, Audioguides To Discover Quebec.”  A unique opportunity to integrate ICT’s into your classroom in an exciting, collective, multidisciplinary and “mobile” project. In collaboration with the “Month of Culture in our schools” we propose a hands on turnkey project for all teachers and students of Quebec.

What is this project?

Students are invited to produce podcasts in the form of audioguides that highlight their immediate cultural environment.  Local works of art, the history behind the name of a street or waterway, a statue, a piece of architecture, the birthplace of an author, anything of cultural interest.
Students research, write and record their production using recording software to create podcasts between one and four minutes in length, paying attention to appropriateness of information, diction, rhythm, cadence, etc.

With the teachers help, students can submit their podcast, which may also contain still images (enhanced podcasts) on the BaladoWeb site.
All podcasts are geotagged so that they can be accessed in the field using apps available for most mobile technology.
This allows the possibility to also produce “walking tour tourist-guides” that can be used when visiting your region of Quebec.

How to Participate?

All support documents required to follow this project are available in the Audioguide section of the BaladoWeb site. Go to site
 
There is also a project guide that contains information and links that will help you to embark on this project with your students.

You will need to get in touch with your local RECIT to register and get accounts for you and your students in order to be able to deposit your productions. Go to page

You can also see a sample from the 2013-14 school year. Go to page