PART III: Conduct an Interview – StoryCorps
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PART III: Conduct an Interview

PART III: Conduct an Interview

Now that students know how to be great interviewers and listeners, use the App, and write thoughtful titles and keywords, they are ready to record!

1…2…3…Record!

  1. Distribute the Recipes for Success on Interview Day handout as a take-home resource for students.
  2. Assign students to conduct their interview over Thanksgiving weekend. Remind them to make a plan with their recording partner in advance.
  3. A complete interview requires a title, summary, and keywords.
  4. Following the interview, students should add keywords, an updated title, and an extended summary to their interview on the app or by logging into their StoryCorps Archive account from a computer, classroom tablet, or other device.
  5. Students should discuss privacy preferences with their recording partner for their interview before uploading it to the StoryCorps Archive.
      • Students should familiarize themselves with the three settings available to them and their partner, which can be found on the Recipes for Success on Interview Day handout as a take-home resource for students.
      • Students who publish their interviews should email you the link to the interview.
      • Students who do not publish their interview should still turn in a proposed title, summary, and keywords for their interview, as well as the length of time of their interview.
  6. There are lots of ways to participate in this project. If a student does not have access a smartphone or does not have permission to use the app, they can still complete the project using any digital recorder, or they can conduct an unrecorded interview. They should still use the worksheets and, to complete the assignment, turn in a proposed title, summary, and keywords for their interview, as well as the length of time of their interview.
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