Build IT

As part of the STEM program Build IT, the girls are creating message boards and blog accounts where they are able to chat live  with each other. During this session they learned how to develop a clear theme for a blog, making it easy to navigate and including at least four images and four links to external sources.


Build IT Tours UNO Studios

One of the summer field trips for Build IT.  Tour guide:  Ms. Angel Martin

I went to UNO with Ms. Candice and the girls from the 11-12 year old age group.  Our tour guide Ms. Angel (she used to work at Girls Inc.) took us inside this room where they do interviews and edit what people say.  We got to play around recording our voices and playing them back to hear what we sound like….I had a really nice time at UNO and learned a lot about technology.  After today, I think this is something I may go to college for! – Jasmine 

…I got to record my voice and do a phone call interview.  I sounded horrible but I was new to it so that’s OK.  As I sat down and actually recorded my voice – when I heard it, I realized that is was really soft.  The closer you are to the mic, the better.  It was really cool. Ms. Angel talked about how back in the day when they made a tape or recording they had to cut the tapes and put them together.  If you cut a tape too short, then they were messed up and it was too bad because when you’re physically cutting something, it’s hard to redo it.  There was no back button or delete button.   Now there is better technology to use when recording and interviewing people as well as editing things.  The deadlines for interviews are very important.  If you miss a deadline, it made the flow of everything go back a little and if you miss a deadline too often you could get fired from your job.  I learned a lot.  Thanks Ms. Angel – you did great! – Dae

We talked about how you can’t cuss on live air. – Ty’Auna

The field trip around UNO studios was totally amazing…They even let us speak into the mic.  We learned how they make their broadcasts and how they made them in the olden days.  We learned how they cut the film and how they pieced it together like a big technical puzzle.  We even heard one of Ms. Angel’s broadcasts.  She was talking about the arts (poetry).  She was talking about kids and their problems and how they settled them with their poems.  After we left that room we went to another room and saw and talked about how they call people to interview them and what questions to ask.  While in that room we met Robyn and “The Voice” (Josh)…Overall I loved the tour and would love to go and do the whole thing all over again. – Victoria

I learned that to put a person on air you first have to interview them to get your topic and the information; then make different paragraphs or parts; and then put it all together.  Then you have a story.  To put it on the air you would have to edit it; then log on to your account on the computer and go to the editing page and type in your topic and information.  Then turn your radio station to you and then do your thing! – Taleah

I loved the field trip because I love technology and we got to see the new and old technology they use.  KVNO 90.7 is the radio broadcast.  We got to do a radio interview with Ms. Crystal and I got ecorded and I sounded really weird.  She hung up and we didn’t know and everyone started to laugh.  We listened to an arts broadcast by Ms. Angel called Louder than a Bomb…We also did a recording and Ms. Angel cut some things and made a real broadcast.  We also talked to some interns named Lindsey and Robyn about their schedule.  Ms. Angel showed us the room they use for 3 or 4-person interviews.  It was really fun and taught us a lot.  Thank you Ms. Angel.  – Aviera