ERIC Number: ED426693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Radios in the Classroom: Curriculum Integration and Communication Skills. ERIC Digest.
Teachers have explored the use of radio in the classroom almost since radio technology entered into the mainstream of society, yet radio remains a relatively unused mode of instruction. This Digest describes several radio applications and summarizes various radio activities to assist teachers in integrating technology into the curriculum. Discussion includes teaching the history of communications; hands-on geography and language arts activities using AM-FM radio; international shortwave radio broadcasts; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather service broadcasts; scanner radios; practicing communications skills with amateur radio. A bibliography and list of Web site resources is included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Current Events, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Radio, Telecommunications, World Affairs
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, 4-194 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.