Note: Bug Bytes are simple snippets, quick thoughts. Thanks for reading.
There are three options for taking in the content of each Poem Pod:
- Click the “Listen” button, and the podcast will play on the Janice Beetle Books site.
- Click “Download,” and the pod will download onto your device.
- Scroll down to the blog itself, and you can read the entire script for that day’s Poem Pod.
As we moved into the launching phase, I did some testing and had difficulty with the “Listen” button only. Downloads worked consistently.
When you “Listen,” you may see the pod begin to play, but there is no volume. Make sure that the “mute” button in the “Listen” bar is not on, and also check the volume on your computer to make sure it is not muted and the volume is on high. If that doesn’t help, check the settings in your browser and make sure the browser isn’t blocking anything. I solved the problem I was having with volume—because I was not muted and the volume was turned up—by opening a different browser. Then, when I clicked “Listen” all was well, and I could hear.
Let me know if you have a problem Listening or Downloading, and I will do what I can to help!
Poem Pods truly are fun poems and fun stories for fun people! My hope is that they give children encouragement, entertainment, and a dose of inspiration to get them thinking creatively, as a summer without camps and public pools begins.