Pod-casting with First Graders
Podcasting uses many helpful techniques educators can use to enlighten the minds of students. Technology may frighten some, at first but we can show how fun podcasting can be. It can bring students together and they can exude confidence in the skills the acquire. For example, podcasting with first graders her students will learn skills like listening, speaking, presenting, comprehension, storytelling, performance, voice acting, oral fluency media, and technology.
Podcasting brings the story to life, make reading more enjoyable and will help them retain information longer. Having podcasting exercise will make reading more exciting. It will also, help them to learn how to follow direction. Her students looked so happy and enjoyed learning about podcasting. All students like to see the wonderful outcome of their hard work. One issue I had would be, will podcasting take away from text book reading and learning?
Benefits of podcasting in a classroom by Joe Dale:
Joe Dale used podcasting to interact with the outside world. This gives the children opportunity to communicate all around the world. Technology is a form of our everyday life. I really enjoyed learning that podcasting can help student with missed work when out sick. This gives the students the ability to access everything they need straight from their home. Podcasting gives these advantages to the students; they can listen for a review when out sick, higher levels of blooms taxonomy, excited about learning, projects to enhance their learning experience.
Another learning tool I enjoyed finding out is uploading podcasts into blogs. Podcasting can be useful to get students out of their comfort zone, open up in the classroom and even start a meaningful debate. Students will use podcasting to help use their higher order thinking skills. I also, loved the fact that parents will be able to view and listen to what their child is learning. I have friends who ask their children, "So what did you learn today" their response, "nothing". Now with podcasting and posting it is more convenient for the parent. It will also help parents be involved with school work and homework. I remember when I was younger my parents tying to help me with homework and since they were out of school for so long, they too had a hard time figuring out what was right and wrong. Podcasting will open new doors and bring a brighter light to the minds of our students. I can't wait to start on ours for EDM310.