Getting Started Listening to Podcasts
The first three letters of the term "podcast" are actually an abbreviation for "portable on-demand." Unlike a telecast or a radio broadcast, a podcast can be consumed whenever the listener or viewer has time in his or her schedule to do so. For more information on the background of podcasting, take a look at the link below:
"Podcasting" via Teaching Ideas
Benefits of Podcasts in the Classroom
What is a Podcast?
Podcasts are a medium thought which you can lean and share virtually anything. In this issue, lean more about podcasting and how it can be used to enhance your class and even your own professional learning.
As described above, podcasts can be enjoyed whenever you want. They're essentially like Netflix for audio (and sometimes video) shows, except free. These shows can be found on a variety of providers including iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and even SoundCloud.
"50 of the Best Podcasts for High School Students" via TeachThought
"...8 Podcasts for Learning" via Edutopia
The inclusion of audio can add another layer of media to help students connect with the content being presented. They are also great in support of English Language Learners. Furthermore, podcasts can be used as additional texts in the classroom as well as a medium through which students can demonstrate what they have learned. The resources below will help you find the ways in which podcasts could prove the most useful in your classroom or school.
"Why Every School Should Be Podcasting" via The Guardian
"The Benefits of Podcasitng in the Classroom" via Professional Learning Board
"Podcasting in Education: What Are the Benefits?" via The Podcast Host
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This week's theme: The Power of Podcasts
The Friday 5: Concise, curated content to enhance the digital and multimedia learning in your corner of the world.
There are thousands of podcasts out on the Intenet addressing a wide array of topics. They are also great for Professional Learning on the go. Choose from education-specific podcasts or topic-specific podcasts to ehnance your personal knowledge. Some notable podcasts geared toware professional learning and personal improvement include the ones below:
Top Professional Learning Podcasts-
50+ Podcasts for Teachers' Professional Learning via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Best Education Podcasts via Edutopia
Learn interesting new facts about any subject area-
Quick and Dirty Tips (Blog Posts and Podcast)
6-minute Grammar via BBC (be aware of differences between British and American English, spoken and written)
Top Education Podcasts via iTunes (subjects range from History to Spanish to Screenwriting and beyond)
Podcasts as PL
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Creating Your Own Podcasts
Podcasting can easily become something you wish to include as part of your class, either as a project for students, or as a means for communicating with parents or faculty. Below are some online resources to help you make your podcasting idea a reality.
How to Create a Podcast
"Teacher's Guide on the Use of Podcasting in Education" via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
"Creating Podcasts with Your Students" via Reading Rockets
"How to Create Podcasts with Your Students" via Smithsonian American Art Museum
"Podcasts: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts" via ReadWriteThink
"Podcasting 101 for K-12 Librarians" by Esther Krieder Eash
Podcasting Projects to try
"10 Podcasting Projects Teachers Should Try in the Classroom" via We Are Teachers
"Student-Created Podcast Project" via Where the Classroom Ends