What a Fifth-Grader Learned Making Her Own Podcast

Editor’s Note: Riya is a fifth-grade student with her own podcast, which she has been publishing for about a year. She uses the podcast topics to help her in school. Thanks to her podcast, she is learning technology topics like recording and editing sound, as well as interviewing and marketing. Below is an essay from Riya about her experience.

My name is Riya and I am a fifth grader. I have a podcast called “Riya’s Ramblings.” This podcast has been an amazing experience, and I have learned so much.  

In episode 11, I talked about Texas history.  When researching and writing down my notes, I learned Texas was once a country! It was ruled by Mexico, then the Texans fought and gained independence. I also learned there have been six flags over Texas, representing different countries that have claimed Texas. This was a very fun episode because I learned so much about Texas. When we got to this topic at school, I couldn’t wait to say I did a podcast on it!  

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