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INFORMATION & BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGY

School Radio In 60 Minutes

School Radio is now an everyday part of education for hundreds of Primary and Secondary Schools, Further and Higher Education, Colleges and Universities. Radio provides an exciting and engaging medium for your students to develop their communication skills, build confidence and discuss the issues that are important to them.  A School Radio station can become a focal point for your school where students can express their views in a safe, unimposing environment which will promote inclusion and school community.  It will also aid teachers in achieving a majority of the National Curriculum Standards in ways that you may not realise.  To help demonstrate this we have broken down the National Curriculum into several bite-sized chunks and explained specifically how this can be applied to your school.  Please visit our National Curriculum benefits page.  Your presenters will learn key technical expertise as well as exploring creative writing and developing speaking and listening skills. It will help build an inclusive atmosphere in the school and encourage teamwork throughout. 


What Your Students Will Gain From School Radio  

Build confidence and self esteem.  Improved speaking and listening skills.  Learn to write creative scripts and copy.  Conduct research into a range of topics.  Work as a team.  Understand the value of communication.  Plus There Are Many Benefits For The School  Improved inclusion for pupils and staff providing a cross school communications platform.  Better engagement with your students.  Aid teachers in achieving a majority of the National Curriculum Standards.  Engage students that struggle with more traditional forms of demonstrated learning.  Develop a school community.  Improve links with your wider community and around the world.  Showcase the talents of your pupils.  


What Will You Need?  Whether you are a radio station in a primary school or a national broadcasters, all radio stations need some core equipment in order to run. This includes:  Broadcast mixing desk.  Computer playout system (to play music and record content).  Microphones.  Speakers & Headphones.  A 'mic live' light.  A transmission method.   This is where we come in. All of our School Radio packages include all the equipment you need to launch your radio station plus they all include onsite installation, onsite training and at least a years support to get your station up and running.  


What Is The Next Step?  Contact myAIRSCHOOL expert, you will be provided with decisive information on your School Radio, the equipment you will need and how you could consider using it. Areas you might want to consider include:  Fees structures for Audio-books and our Centralized Educational Resources,  Benefits of School Radio;  Knowledge Transfer and Maintenance.

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But How Do You Broadcast?  There are several different ways in which a School Radio system could work in your school. Many schools use a combination of these to get the results they want.  Internet radio for students & parents.  Speakers around your school.  Interactive whiteboards in the classrooms.  Access via mobile devices (iPads etc).  Short term  broadcasts to the whole town.   Our team can help you to achieve all of the above. 


What About The Legal Stuff?  The majority or School Radio stations use the internet as their prime broadcast method combined with streaming around the school network and playing through speakers in key areas. You will not need a broadcast license to do any of these things, in fact the only time you need a broadcast license is if you are on FM, AM or DAB.  Audio-books licensing is another matter. Whichever method you choose for your School Radio station, if you use elearning products with copyright (and your students will want to) then you will need to pay some royalty or licenses fees. We can help point you in the right direction with elearning licenses and copyright.