Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Using Podcasting in the Classroom

Podcasting can by implemented in any classroom. Many teachers have probably used podcasting without even knowing it; I know I have. Teachers often find videos or audio recordings about a subject and share those findings with their students. Other teachers may create a podcast to which their students can view or listen.

Podcasting would be a great way to make your classroom interactive. For example, teachers could use podcasting to record videos of their students performing a play. The students could then share their podcast with parents or other schools. Storytelling could be another use of podcasting. Students could even participate in tours or create tours through the use of podcasting.

Students with audio, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles could benefit from podcasting.

Podcast could be a good way to interact with another school during a telecollaborative project. Students may wish to show another school a video of something they completed or created at their school. If students were collecting data, a podcast could be another format to share the data gathered.

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Social Networking: What Parents Need to Know

This is a public safety announcement to inform parents about social networking. Parents should be aware of what their child is doing on the computer. Monitoring the time spent on the computer and the websites their child is on are two very important items for parents too consider. If parents listen to this short video they could learn how to keep their child safe on the internet.

Wikis in Plain English

What is a Wiki? This video explains how to use a wiki to organize a camping trip. It defines a Wiki as a place to coordinate information with others. Anyone can edit and save changes to a Wiki website. “It is as easy as erasing a word and rewriting it” quoted this You Tube.