Thursday, September 20, 2012
Blog Assignment 4
View blog at http://langwitches.org/blog/category/podcasting/
1st Graders Create Their Own Read-Along Audiobook.
In this post, Ms. Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano talks about the podcast she made with first graders. She read a book to them one chapter at a time and then discussed it as a class. Afterwards, she typed up all the questions and answers students had came up with during that time. Then, the students recorded the questions and answers from the "script" she had written. Each student had a chance to record their voice. Ms. Tolisano writes about how shy and quiet students were coming out of their shells because of this. Through this process, she was seeing students improve in confidence level and voice expression. Just some of the skills addressed through this were speaking, presenting, voice acting, oral fluency, and comprehension.
Judy Scharf "Podcast Collection"
Judy Scharf includes benefits of podcasting in education, tips and suggestions, and tons of other resources for creating a podcast in her "Podcast Collection". She defines a podcast as a "radio-style" talk show. She writes about how podcasting is easy to do, and that every educators should take advantage of it as a resource. It can convey any information, so any teacher can use it for whatever their needs are. Some of her tips to succeed are making sure you spend enough time learning the software you use so you are comfortable with it, let students have a choice of topics, have example podcasts for them to listen to, allow plenty of time for completing the project, and allow students to show as many people as possible their presentations, because they will be very proud of their work.
"The Beneﬁts of Podcasting in the Classroom" by Joe Dale
View Post Here
Joe Dale's post includes a video about podcasting in the classroom. One of the benefits of podcasting that he lists is how podcasting is an effective way of interacting with students outside of the classroom. For example, students who are absent can watch podcasts, so they do not get behind in the class. Another benefit is that it promotes creativity and innovation. It is easy and makes learning more memorable for the students. Also, parents can hear and see what their children are doing in school. He includes links for podcasting video tutorials which I believe will be helpful in the future when I do my podcast.