[Top] [All Lists]

Re: An interactive Google map of LIVE Wild Soundscape feeds all over

Subject: Re: An interactive Google map of LIVE Wild Soundscape feeds all over
From: myles.thompson
Date: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:47 am ((PDT))
 On the topic of educating children: I'm a teacher and a sound recordist an=
d would love to do more to teach children about sound. It's not on the curr=
iculum, but I incorporate it in different ways. One is an after-school  fil=
mmaking class. Children's faces invariably light up when they put the headp=
hones on and start wandering around with a microphone (doesn't even have to=
 be a particularly good one). Appreciation of sound could be built into the=
 curriculum in other ways - for example getting children to do creative wri=
ting based on their experiences with microphones. Nature sounds could also =
be incorporated into biology. However, most teachers lack the skills, equip=
ment and experience. That's where sound recordists come in. And workshops. =
I would suggest that anyone interested in educating children put together a=
 workshop for children in schools, or better still, a session to show teach=
ers how they could develop these ideas in the classrooms. Most teachers (pa=
rticularly the younger ones) are open to new ideas - anything that captures=
 children's imaginations.  =0D
 On a side note, in our local community we've started up an interactive art=
 installation in hospital waiting rooms: the children (wearing headphones) =
move bright coloured ceramic handles around tracks carved out of abstract p=
aintings and as they move the handles, different sounds are triggered by a =
sensor. Children are often anxious in hospital waiting rooms; this I think =
is a great way of calming them, and giving them an appreciation of sound. I=
'm making a short film about this project, can post it to you if anyone's i=

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the naturerecordists mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU