Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thoughts on Podcasts....

I definitely think that podcasts can enhance/support your classroom instruction.  I think that giving students the option to create their own podcast is a fun and unique way to show off what they’ve learned.  Once the students record, you could also post the podcasts on the class blog so parents and family can listen to find out what the students are covering in class.  Resources are probably the most obvious barrier though – in order to create a podcast you need a way to record the students, and depending on your school, this may not be an option.  Like anything new, the students will need detailed training and modeling in order to properly use the equipment, but I think the time spent in the beginning to go through the necessary training is well worth the excitement the results will yield. 

1 comment:

  1. Molly,
    Tech equipment is a huge consideration. However with one computer and one micro phone, podcast can be made. You would find that the actual usage of the technology will be the quickest part of a podcast lesson. The planning, scripting, story-boarding and rehearsing will take the longest.