Thursday, February 16, 2012
Blog Post 4
The Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom
Harry Dell talks about the benefits of Podcasting in the classroom. This is mainly for students born after 1980, which he refers to them as “Millenials”.It is amazing how many hours children spend on Games(10,000), Phones(10,000), TV(20,000), IMs(250,000). It seems so unreal, until you actually think about it. As stated, Podcasting allows differentiation in the classrooms. Podcasting is a student-centered activity and allows for a project-based learning approach. A Podcast is relevant info on-the-go. I think Podcasting is a great idea, because it is accessible to children anytime, effectively. Especially, if they happen to be out sick from school.
Judy Scharf Podcast Collection
Judy Scharf’s website on Podcast Collection had valuable information, such as the Benefits of Podcasting, Tips to Succeed, and a Time Schedule for Creating a Podcast. The idea of allowing students time, and choice of topics as necessary, for their podcast gives them a sense of development. As far as how to use a Podcast. I also learned the definition of Podcast, which is Broadcast and iPod put together.
Langwitches Podcasting with 1st Graders
This blog about Podcasting with first graders was interesting. The children seemed to enjoy the fact that they had an audience. The skills addressed throughout their Podcasting assignment were: listening, speaking, presenting, comprehension, storytelling, performance, voice acting, oral fluency, media, and technology. Allowing the children to work in group allows for them to open to their peers and share ideas and/or examples. In my class, I would also use music, editing, and sound effects.