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Grade 4s interviewed about Halloween on CBC radio - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:58:00 +0000

Mr. Toft’s grade 4 class was on CBC’s Ottawa Morning today talking about Halloween!


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/10/Halloween-2015.mp3




Grade 6 classes talk about their Haunted Library on CBC radio - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:56:57 +0000

Mrs. Stewart’s grade 6 classes were on CBC’s Ottawa Morning today talking about their haunted library.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/10/haunted-library.mp3




Portable TV: Episode 11 [17:34] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:24:43 +0000

Our latest episode of Portable TV took over three months to complete! I’ve lost track of how many recesses we spent writing scripts, setting up tripods, connecting microphones, shooting video and editing. In this episode we have: RIDDLE ME THIS with Bradley and Hamid BRAIN BUST with Thomas and Abdullah THE INSIDE STORY with Derek and Hamid SKI … Continue reading "Portable TV: Episode 11 [17:34]"


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/04/Episode-11_640x480.mp4




2015 Snow Clothes Challenge - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:38:19 +0000

Ms. Cassidy’s class (ages 6 and 7) in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, challenged classes to the “2015 Snow Clothes Challenge”. We decided to give it a try. We already heard back from Ms. Cassidy on Twitter! And, yes, we did add it to the Padlet.


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/02/snow-clothes.mp4




Season 9 P.O.V. #4 [2:21] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:17:56 +0000

Last week, in England, a five year old boy named Alex was given a bill for about $30 because he didn’t go to another boy’s birthday party. He had already made plans to spend the day with his grandparents and couldn’t find the information to tell birthday hosts he wasn’t able to go. Should Alex have to … Continue reading "Season 9 P.O.V. #4 [2:21]"


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/01/Season-9-POV-4.mp3




Portable TV: Episode 10 [13:15] - Portable Radio and TV

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 01:18:25 +0000

In episode 10 we have: a report about a new gate a very strong egg structure Riddle Me This Top Ten favourite Halloween candies in our class Brain Bust Word Up: “ballistic curve” a shout out to Mrs. Monaghan’s class in Middleham, England Teacher Principal vs. Student challenge: Bathien vs. Mr. Smith


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/Portable-TV-Episode-10d.mp4




Portable Radio/TV nominated for award! - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:59:13 +0000

Great news! Portable Radio and Portable TV were nominated for a 2014 Edublog award in the category of “Best Educational Use Of Media.” Thanks to the person or people who nominated us. I’m very proud of everyone’s hard work on all of the shows we’ve made over the years. There are many excellent websites/blogs/podcasts in the … Continue reading "Portable Radio/TV nominated for award!"



We were on CBC radio this morning! - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:08:39 +0000

CBC’s Ottawa Morning played our Point of View about advertising on NHL jerseys today!


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/mrtoft2015.portablemedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NHL.mp3




Season 9 P.O.V. #3 [1:38] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:22:12 +0000

Last Friday, an official in the National Hockey League said they were probably going to allow advertising on players’ jerseys. Some experts think this could earn each team in the NHL at least four million dollars a year. Should the NHL allow advertising on their player’s jerseys? Listen to our opinions.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/11/Season-9-POV-3.mp3







Season 9 P.O.V. #2 [2:21] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:50:20 +0000

A politician wants to change two words in our national anthem. He wants to change “in all thy sons command ” to “in all of us command.” Should we change the words to our anthem?


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/Season-9-POV-2.mp3




Season 9 P.O.V. #1 [1:23] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:10:57 +0000

If a monkey takes a selfie and it goes viral, does the monkey own that picture? For our first Portable Radio Point of View of the season, students in grade 5 debate the issue.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/POV-Season-09-POV-01.mp3




What’s hot? Portable Radio! - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:02:55 +0000

As we prepare for our ninth season of Portable Radio & TV, we were excited to discover our show continues to make the charts. As of today, we are ranked #14 in iTunes’ k12 category for Video and #27 for Audio!   .      



Memories of Grade 5 - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:26:51 +0000

I enjoyed seeing what the students came up with for their best memories of Grade Five. 


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Grade 5s plant trees - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:09:05 +0000

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Mr. Toft’s Grade 5 class planted trees in the forest behind Berrigan Elementary School. Thanks to the city of Ottawa for all of your help!


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/2014treeplanting.mp4




We Challenge You! #7: Cup Pyramid - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:47:17 +0000

This is our last challenge of the year. We had to practice a little before videotaping it.  We would love to see other classes try it out.  We are more interested in seeing students working together to building the pyramid – your time is not important.  Although, you are welcome to try! Let us know … Continue reading "We Challenge You! #7: Cup Pyramid"


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/06/2014-Cup+Pyramid+Challenge.mp4




The Stick Challenge - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:42:17 +0000

Mme Marnie’s class (they are a Grade French immersion class in our school) challenged us with their “Attention tension!”  video.  It took a little practice, but four students in our class managed to make it work.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/2014-Stick-Challenge.mp4




Notre premier défi: attention tension - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 15 May 2014 10:47:18 +0000

Thanks to Mme Marnie’s grade 5 class at Berrigan Elementary School in Ottawa. This is our first guest class challenge! We plan  to try it and hope other classes will too!



Drumming with Leo Brooks - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 10 May 2014 10:47:18 +0000

Leo Brooks helped us turn our cardboard tubes into real drums. He returned to show us how to play them.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Drums+2014-SD.mp4




We Challenge You! #6: Balloon Bop - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 04 May 2014 10:47:18 +0000

Here is our latest challenge! Can your class beat our “Balloon Bop” time of 40 seconds? Videotape your class and let us know where to find the video (ie. Vimeo, Google Drive, YouTube) by leaving a comment with this post. All grades are welcome to participate in this challenge – even grownups! There’s no need … Continue reading "We Challenge You! #6: Balloon Bop"


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/We+Challenge+You_+Balloon+Bop-HD.mp4




Hercules and the Hydra - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:47:18 +0000

Will Hercules be able to defeat the multi-headed Hydra? Adapted by Rohan, Purav, Karim and Bailey. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com . . . .


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King Midas and the Golden Touch - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:47:19 +0000

After helping out a satyr, King Midas is granted a wish. Be careful what you wish for! Play adapted by Alex, Liam and Yonathan. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Midas.mp3




Daedalus and Icarus - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:42:19 +0000

An evil king has locked up Daedalus and his son Icarus. How will they escape?Adapted by Matthew, Allen and Elliot. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Daedalus.mp3




The Story of Narcissus - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:37:19 +0000

Echo loves Narcissus. Narcissus loves himself. What will happen to them? Play adapted by Kathleen, Ivy, Juliana, and Sarah. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Narcissus.mp3




The Sirens - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:32:19 +0000

Odysseus and his men encounter the sirens. Will they ever escape their beautiful singing?Adapted by Mackenzie, Hannah, Riley and Mimi. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Sirens.mp3




The Trojan Horse - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:27:19 +0000

Trojan soldiers have captured Helen. Will the Greek army be able to save her?Adapted by Jade, Logan, Sienna and Alaa. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Trojan-Horse.mp3




Ms. Kyriazis’ Class takes the Clothespin Challenge! - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:47:19 +0000

Ms. Kyriazis’ grade 5 class in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, took our clothespin challenge! I think they set a new record of 32 passes.How many clothespin passes can your class make in one minute? Make a video of your class, upload it somewhere, and share the link with us. No need for any fancy editing!



Odysseus and the Cyclops - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:42:19 +0000

This is an adaptation of Odysseus and the Cyclops by Ryan, Marvin and Eric. They took an existing text of the story and added dialogue. Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Cyclops.mp3




Apollo and Cassandra - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:37:19 +0000

Kenzie, Brooke and Cyntaia adapted this ancient Greek story. What will Cassandra do when Apollo gives her the ability to see the future in exchange for a hug? Sound effects from FreeSound.org Music by Kevin McLeod: incompetech.com


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Apollo.mp3







Our Youngest Fan! - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:47:20 +0000

This is Eva, Mme Marnie’s daughter. Mme Marnie, who teaches here at Berrigan Elementary School in Ottawa, Canada, tells us the Eva loved watching our “Clothes pin Challenge”. . Here’s a comment she left for us: . Hello Students of Portable Radio and Portable TV! I am looking forward to coming back to school after the … Continue reading "Our Youngest Fan!"



We Challenge You! #5: Clothespin Card Pass - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:47:20 +0000

We have a new challenge! Can your class beat our “Clothespin Card Pass” score of 24? Videotape your class and let us know where to find the video (ie. Vimeo, Google Drive, YouTube) by leaving a comment with this post. By the way, our class was significantly smaller the day we shot this video because it … Continue reading "We Challenge You! #5: Clothespin Card Pass"


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Bucket Tower 2013 - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:47:21 +0000

How high will the grade 5s stack the buckets this year? Last year’s class managed an impressive height of 34 buckets. You can find last year’s tower on Episode 6 of Portable TV.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Bucket-Tower-2013.mp4




We Challenge You! #4: Over-Under 2013 - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:47:21 +0000

Does your class has what it takes to beat our “Over-Under” score of 47? Videotape your class and let us know where to find the video (ie. Vimeo, Google Drive, YouTube) by leaving a comment with this post. All grades are welcome to participate in this challenge – even grownups! There’s no need to get fancy … Continue reading "We Challenge You! #4: Over-Under 2013"


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Over-Under-Challenge-2013.mp4




Our first dance video - Portable Radio and TV

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:47:22 +0000

This dance video was choreographed by the students in Mr. Toft’s grade 4/5 class at Berrigan Elementary School in Ottawa, Canada.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/DanceVideo2013.mp4













Season 7 P.O.V. #3 CBC version [3:17] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:47:24 +0000

Our “Point of View” about Barrhaven’s wild turkeys was aired on CBC radio’s Ottawa Morning this morning!


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/cbc_turkeys.mp3




Season 7 P.O.V. #3 [2:32] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:47:24 +0000

. . The wild turkeys of Barrhaven have been on the news again.  These large birds have been creating small traffic jams and pestering people on their way to work. What should be done about this problem?


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/WIld-Turkeys-in-Barrhaven-POV.mp3




Portable TV: Episode 8 [22:53] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:47:24 +0000

In episode 8 we have: a report about our ski trips a balloon powered zipline 52 pick-up! 7 classes from around the world participated in our card challenge Can You Do This: “Don’t Turn Your Head” student animations Word Up: “anthropomorphic” a shout out to Mr. Walker’s class at Russley School in New Zealand Teacher vs. Student … Continue reading "Portable TV: Episode 8 [22:53]"


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Portable-TV-Episode-8.mp4




Our ancient and medieval plays - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:47:24 +0000

The Sword in the Stone Adapted by Trent, Michael, Alif and Jason Heracles . Adapted by Malik, Steven and Kanchan . King Midas Adapted by Kassey, Julie and Alejandro Excalibur Adapted by Gisele, Aashna and Julia Daedalus and Icarus Adapted by Becky, Naomi, Kahir and Omar The Cyclops Cave Adapted by Loren, Annesha, Hadi, D’Lontae … Continue reading "Our ancient and medieval plays"


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Grade 6 Ottawa class accepts challenge - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:47:24 +0000

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Texas, USA accepts our challenge! - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:37:24 +0000

From Stephanie Harris (Norton Elementary, Allen, Texas) Thanks so much for including us in your challenge. We had a great time! Let me know if you need anything else for your Portable TV show.






Portable TV: Episode SEVEN [15:23] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:47:25 +0000

In episode 7 we bring you: a report about Junior Achievement a student-invented game Berrigan Top Ten: Recess Snail and Whale visit our school a very snow day Teacher vs. Student challenge: Rania vs. Mrs. Tinley


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/PortableTV-Episode-7.mp4




Portable Radio/TV nominated for award - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:47:25 +0000

Congratulations to the students in my 2012/13 class! Portable Radio/TV has been nominated for “Best Use of Video/Media” in the 2012 Edublog Awards. Check out all the other nominees at: http://edublogawards.com



Portable TV: Episode SIX [17:08] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:47:26 +0000

In this, the first episode of Portable TV of the season, we have: a report about the Global Children’s Challenge tower building a shout out to Mrs. Swift’s class in Elmvale, Ontario, Canada our attempt at an obstacle course designed by students in New Zealand our first Teacher vs. Student challenge of the year: D’Lontae … Continue reading "Portable TV: Episode SIX [17:08]"


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/11/Portable-TV-Episode-06.mp4







Season 7 P.O.V. #2 [2:02] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:47:26 +0000

The Mars rover Curiosity recently found a bright object on the ground when it was scooping up samples.  Our class was wondering what the object could be.  Here are a few of our ideas.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/10/portableradio_mars.mp3







Obstacle Challenge! - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:42:26 +0000

Two classes in two cities in New Zealand worked together to create an obstacle challenge.  You can see videos of how they did at: The Ins and Outs and 7 Wonders 2012. . We, here in Ottawa, Canada, decided to try the challenge.  The idea was to get as many kids as possible through the obstacle course in … Continue reading "Obstacle Challenge!"


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Season 7 P.O.V. #1 [2:17] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:47:27 +0000

Welcome back! This is our 7th year of Portable Radio.  This year the students involved are in Mr. Toft’s Grade 4/5 class in Berrigan Elementary School in Ottawa, Canada. Here’s the first topic of the year: Should kids wear lace up, Velcro, or slip-on shoes at school?


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/09/portable_radio_pov_-_shoes.mp3




Portable TV: Episode FIVE [14:47] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:47:28 +0000

In the fifth episode of Portable TV we have: students picking up hooks with their heads New Zealand and Canada respond to our second “We Challenge You!” Challenge a report about the 2012 summer Olympics Jack Magic Leo Brooks teaches us how to play our drums Skyping Origami Yoda author Tom Angleberger our final Teacher … Continue reading "Portable TV: Episode FIVE [14:47]"


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/07/Episode-5-SD.mp4







Skyping with Tom Angleberger [5:49] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 27 May 2012 10:47:28 +0000

On Thursday, May 24, 2012, Tom Angleberger Skyped our Grade 5 class. He’s the author of many books including The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, The Secret of the Fortune Wookie and Fake Mustache. Thanks for visiting our class through Skype, we enjoyed learning how to fold an emergency origami Yoda and talking … Continue reading "Skyping with Tom Angleberger [5:49]"


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/05/Thanks-Tom-Angleberger-SD.mp4




Portable TV: Episode FOUR [13:21] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 18 May 2012 10:47:28 +0000

In the fourth episode of Portable TV we have: That’s Amazing! Drum making Hoops for Heart Jack Magic Parliament Hill/Supreme Court field trip Teacher vs. Student Challenge Thermos test


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/05/Portable-TV-Episode-FOUR-SD.mp4




Portable TV: Episode THREE [10:42] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:47:29 +0000

In the third episode of Portable TV we have: students saying the alphabet backwards New Zealand and Texas, USA respond to our “We Challenge You!” Challenge a report about a CBC radio reporter’s visit to our classroom Jack Magic our Greek myth plays Links Click here to hear our class talk about March Break on CBC … Continue reading "Portable TV: Episode THREE [10:42]"


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Season 6 P.O.V. #6 [3:11] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:47:29 +0000

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently announced she has a new book coming out aimed for adults.  Since she didn’t say what the book would be about, we decided to make some predictions.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/04/Portable-TV-Point-of-View-SD.mp4




Portable Radio students interviewed on CBC radio - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:47:30 +0000

Denise Fung, producer for Ottawa Morning, visited a few days ago to find out what everyone’s plans for the March Break were.  Here’s what she put together for her “Weekender” segment.


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/03/Portable-Radio-kids-interviewed-on-C-28se6pd.mp3




Portable TV: Episode TWO [13:17] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:47:30 +0000

In the second episode of Portable TV we have: a report from the new water fountain egg protectors Teacher vs. Student Challenge Jack Magic straw bridges Riddle Me This our ski club


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http://media.blubrry.com/portableradio/portablemedia.ca/radio/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/02/Portable-TV-Episode-TWO-SD.mp4




Portable TV Episode ONE [8:03] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:47:31 +0000

Welcome to the first episode of Portable TV. This episode includes: Don’t Say It Game Roller Coasters Jack Magic Riddle Me This Top 10 things we’ll miss about Mr. Hurd


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Season 6 P.O.V. #5 [1:56] - Portable Radio and TV

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:47:31 +0000

This week neurologist Dr. Kale recommended the National Hockey League ban fighting and intentional hits to the head to prevent brain injury.  Should fighting be banned in the NHL? Thanks to CBC radio’s Ottawa Morning for airing this December 21!


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Season 6 P.O.V. #4 [3:10] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:47:31 +0000

This year our school has three portables. Two of them are used for classrooms and one of them for storage. My students came up with many suggestions for others uses for this portable.


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Season 6 Episode 2 [8:45] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 06 Nov 2011 10:47:32 +0000

Happy November.  In our part of the world, the leaves have pretty much finished changing colour and have fallen to the ground Here’s what we have prepared for our second episode of the season: The Say It Game Ghoulish adjectives Three times tables – as recorded by our quadblog buddies in Wales Four clocks:   Zamin. Rhys, … Continue reading "Season 6 Episode 2 [8:45]"


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Season 6 P.O.V. #3 [2:01] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:47:33 +0000

The Royal Canadian Mint released a $100 000 coin last Friday. It weighs 10 kilograms and is 18 cm in diameter. That’s the size of a dessert plate! The students behind Portable Radio wondered what they would do if they had one of these coins.


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Season 6 P.O.V. #2 as heard on CBC [2:22] - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 08 Oct 2011 10:47:33 +0000

Thanks to CBC radio’s Ottawa Morning for playing our Point of View last Tuesday!


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Season 6 P.O.V. #2 [1:53] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 10:47:33 +0000

Canada is going to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.  Should Ottawa be one of the six Canadian cities involved?  These are our opinions.Thanks to CBC radio’s Ottawa Morning for airing this on Tuesday, October 4.


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Season 6 Episode 1 [12:05] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 10:47:33 +0000

Portable Radio is back.  Mr. Toft finds it hard to believe this is Portable Radio’s 6th season. This year’s “Portable Kids” were in Kindergarten when this podcast first started! In this episode we have: writing tips from students in Wexham,Wales, Melanie and Eshum tell us about Cloud 9, a class in New Zealand.  We share … Continue reading "Season 6 Episode 1 [12:05]"


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Season 6 P.O.V. #1 [1:17] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:47:33 +0000

Portable Radio is back for its 6th season! Here is our first “Portable Radio Point of View”: Who should decide where to sit in class: the student or the teacher?


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Season 5 Episode 8 [19:50] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:47:34 +0000

In this episode the grade 6 students from Mrs. Smith’s class take us on a tour of the solar system. You will be visiting the planets in order from Mercury, closest to the sun, all the way to Neptune. Credits Our theme song is  WW by Greenroom (Music Alley)


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Season 5 P.O.V. #8 [3:16] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 10:47:35 +0000

This week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – also known as Will and Kate – will be visiting Ottawa. While they will be busy visiting places like Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall and the War Museum, we’d like to suggest a few other places to visit – if they have any free time. CBC Radio’s Ottawa … Continue reading "Season 5 P.O.V. #8 [3:16]"


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Season 5 P.O.V. #7 as heard on CBC [2:09] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 03 May 2011 10:47:36 +0000

Thanks to CBC radio’s Ottawa Morning for playing our Point of View today! Download “Future Voter’s Pledge”


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Season 5 P.O.V. #7 [1:40] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:47:36 +0000

The students who make Portable Radio made this in response to Elections Canada reporting that very few young people participated in the last federal election.The students you hear have all taken the “Future Voter’s Pledge”.  That is to say, they have promised to participate in elections when they are old enough. We challenge anyone who isn’t old enough to vote to take … Continue reading "Season 5 P.O.V. #7 [1:40]"


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Season 5 Episode 7 [14:13] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:47:36 +0000

In this episode: Mrs. Smith’s class make rain with their hands Mr. Toft listens to his voice mail which is filled with messages from upset parents Yahya and Naana convince Mr. Toft to let him bring their dangerous pets to school Karen tells us about our trip to the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Awo, Linh, Sehrish … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 7 [14:13]"


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0 Canada in sign language - Portable Radio and TV

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:47:36 +0000

Many of the students in my class sign O Canada each morning. I’ve been doing my best to learn the signs myself. Thanks to Abinaya, Naana and Sandunya, I can practice at home as well!


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Season 5 P.O.V. #6 CBC [3:39] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:47:37 +0000

Thanks to Mr. Toft for recording our Portable Radio Point of View as it was heard on CBC Ottawa Morning. They had to do a bit of editing so you will notice that some pieces are shorter or missing.


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Season 5 P.O.V. #6 [2:24] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:47:37 +0000

We were talking about concussions that result from playing hockey. Our class had a number of opinions as to whether or not this is a big deal or something that we should be worried about.


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Season 5 Episode 6 [12:25] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:47:38 +0000

The Snow Day Edition – On our second snow day of the 2010/2011 school year, students in grade 5 and 6 in Mrs. Smith’s class and Mrs. Kerkhoff’s class joined together to discuss, write and record their ideas about a variety of topics. In this podcast you will hear: . Shannon, Kendel and Morgan speaking … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 6 [12:25]"


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Season 5 Episode 5 [11:01] - Portable Radio and TV

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:47:38 +0000

Nick, Rahul, Abdulla, Owen, Philip, Shashaank, Isaiah, Awo, Maisie, Linh, Ayah, Elliott, Hamzah, Kollie, Michael, Shannon, Karen, Sarah and Sehrish share ideas on how to get an annoying sibling off the couch. James and a special guest tell us about Ursula Vernon’s book Dragonbreath. Credits Our theme song is  WW by Greenroom (Music Alley) We … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 5 [11:01]"


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Season 5 P.O.V. #5 [2:20] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:47:38 +0000

Students from Mr. Toft’s 5/6 class at Berrigan Elementary and students from Mrs. Smith’s 5/6 class at South March Public school discuss whether students should give Valentine’s cards to the entire class or only their friends. Thanks to CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning for airing our Portable Radio Point of View on February 15, 2011.


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Season 5 Episode 4 [6:17] - Portable Radio and TV

Sun, 06 Feb 2011 10:47:38 +0000

Berrigan Elementary school students in grades 4, 5 and 6 just finished their fourth trip to Mount Pakenham this past week.  Ski and snowboard conditions couldn’t have been better.  In this episode of Portable Radio we bring you sound from our final day on the slopes. Credits Our theme song is called WW by Greenroom … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 4 [6:17]"


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Season 5 P.O.V. #4 [2:01] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:47:39 +0000

Should the NHL continue to have the captains of the All Star teams pick their own players? The grade 5/6 students at Berrigan Elementary School offer their opinions about this after watching Phil Kessel, a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, “win” a new car and $20 000 for a charity of his choice when … Continue reading "Season 5 P.O.V. #4 [2:01]"


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Eggs and Planes 2011 - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:47:39 +0000

Students in Mr. Toft’s 5/6 test their airplanes and egg protectors.


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Season 5 Episode 3 [13:11] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:47:39 +0000

Welcome to our December 2010 Portable Radio podcast.  This time we have: Abinaya’s thoughts about Christmas Michael’s explanation why summer is his favourite season Recorder Karate performances by Abdulla, Ayah, Zoha, Awo, Naana Public Service announcements for healthy eating by Philip, Samantha, Awo and Owen James, Ivan , Isaiah and students from Mrs. Braidwood’s 6/7 class on … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 3 [13:11]"


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Portable Radio Nominated as Best Education Podcast - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:47:39 +0000

Great news! Our Portable Radio podcast was nominated for one of the best education podcasts for 2010.  Click here to see the other nominations and cast your vote!



Season 5 Episode 2 [16:45] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:47:40 +0000

Our second show features pieces by both Mrs. Smith’s grade 5/6 class at South March P.S. and Mr. Toft’s grade 5/6 class at Berrigan E.S. In this episode: report about the Clocks in Mr. Toft’s class by Sandunya and Abinaya Mann and Naseha interview Mrs. Smith a summary of Humpty Dumpty by Abdullah Elliott talks … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 2 [16:45]"


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Season 5 P.O.V. #3 [2:32] - Portable Radio and TV

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:47:40 +0000

Should Silly Bandz be banned from school? The grade 5/6 students at Berrigan Elementary School offer their opinions about this after learning the elastic bracelets have been banned in a school in Nova Scotia and another in Iowa. Note: CBC radio’s Ottawa Morning played our POV on Tuesday, November 9.  Congratulations to everyone involved!


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Season 5 P.O.V. #2 [2:33] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 10:47:40 +0000

San Francisco has passed legislation that will prevent McDonalds from including a toy with its Happy Meals. The new regulation will only allow toys to be included in meals that contain less than 600 calories and 35% fat. The grade 5/6 students at South March Public School offer their opinions about this regulation.


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Season 5 Episode 1 [14:30] - Portable Radio and TV

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:47:41 +0000

Portable Radio episodes are back.  This year the show is brought to you by students in Mrs. Smith’s 5/6 class at South March Public School and Mr. Toft’s 5/6 class from Berrigan Elementary.  Both schools are located in Ottawa, Canada. In this episode: Asad and Armaan argue about goalies James and Isaiah explain the Global … Continue reading "Season 5 Episode 1 [14:30]"


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Season 5 P.O.V. #1 [2:01] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:47:42 +0000

Portable Radio’s back for a fifth season of Portable Radio Point of Views.  This time students working on the podcast are from Mr. Toft’s 5/6 class in Berrigan Elementary School in Barrhaven.  Mrs. Smith’s 5/6 class joins us from South March Public School in Kanata.  Both schools are part of the Ottawa Carleton District School … Continue reading "Season 5 P.O.V. #1 [2:01]"


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Season 4 Episode 5 [6:37] - Portable Radio and TV

Thu, 27 May 2010 10:47:42 +0000

In this episode you will hear the Public Service Announcements Mr. Toft’s Grade 5 students created to remind kids to keep their bones healthy.  They first listened to a variety of real public service announcements you hear on the radio.  Next they formed groups and created a script copying the style of one of the … Continue reading "Season 4 Episode 5 [6:37]"


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Season 4 Episode 4 [14:23] - Portable Radio and TV

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:47:43 +0000

In our latest podcast: Mrs. Smith’s students teach us about brain food an interview with members of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority poems by students in Mr. Toft’s class Sydney’s report about her trip to Egypt voicemail from Mrs. Smith’s students Caitlin’s report about Zhu Zhu pets Music used in this episode WW – Greenroom … Continue reading "Season 4 Episode 4 [14:23]"


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More video of our morning on TV - Portable Radio and TV

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:47:43 +0000

Thanks to Maxim and Katherine’s parents for making this video available.  Hopefully, this video will play on school computers as well.


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