Season 5 P.O.V. #5 [2:20]

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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.

Season 5 P.O.V. #4 [2:01]

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 he ended up being picked last in the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft.

Season 5 P.O.V. #3 [2:32]

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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!

Season 5 P.O.V. #2 [2:33]

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.

Season 5 P.O.V. #1 [2:01]

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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 Board.

In this first “Point of View” of the season, Mr. Toft’s students debate whether McDonald’s should be allowed to sponsor the school board’s annual “Bus Safety Day”.

P.S. CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning aired our podcast on September 16, 2010.  Congratulations to everyone involved!

Season 4 P.O.V. #8 [2:45]

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 27th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This is a time when people are asked to think about how they can conserve the Earth’s natural resources and energy. Our class had a discussion about the value of Earth Hour.

Season 4 P.O.V. #5 CBC [2:44]

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Here is our P.O.V. on the future of paper books in this age of Kindle and the newly announced Apple iPad as heard on CBC’s Ottawa Morning.

To clarify, Mrs. Smith’s Grade 5 class from South March Public School produced our latest Portable Radio Point of View. Apologies for any confusion.