The KHOI Youth Radio Project has established partnerships with Ames Public Library, and with Radijojo World Children’s Radio Network based in Berlin. The picture at right includes some drawings the children in Berlin sent to welcome the Iowa children (U.S. fans of Shaun the Sheep will note that he is a truly international star!).
On July 14 KHOI and Ames Public Library teamed up to offer a workshop for kids to “Tell Your Story on the Radio.” Some participants drew pictures sequencing the events in a story (storyboarding, pictured below), and some did the writing. For those interested in working with the computer or microphone, we showed them how to record and edit the stories.
Storyboarding is used to outline stories not only for talking on the radio, but also for book writing, movies, and video. We’re using the same technique with KHOI’s Porch Stories – it helps people organize their thoughts.
Since we don’t speak German, we’re returning the favor to the children in Germany by sending them our storyboard drawings.