Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blog Post 5

My review of podcast
I learn that by doing a podcast, it can be a fun and exciting way to get students to learn. Not only could it be an interesting way for them to learn, but a way to get them involved in the learning process. I also believe that podcast can be a reward for students, either by: allowing the students to create their own or by listening to another podcast at story time.

I think podcast are another form of a lecture source, without the person actually standing in front of you speaking. Doing a podcast can eliminate someone being nervous or intimidated by their audience. It can allow the speaker to be more comfortable when having to present to a huge audience. I think it is also an excellent way to get other students to learn about a lesson from some one their own age.

Podcasting with First grade
This is a great thing to know that podcast works well with first graders. The teacher stated that by the end of the book they had heard the podcast about twenty times. Now just think if this was a lesson that you were teaching to your students and they hear the information over and over again. It is exciting to the students and they are learning, just in case they did not catch something the first time they have many chances to listen again.

Even though this podcast was a story, it was a way to show that we all need to work together to get a task done. This also was a way to get others around the world an opportunity to not only explore the book, but also have audio from someone their own age about the story.

Eagle Nest Radio & Class Blog
I think this is a great asset to the lesson that a teacher has already taught or about to teach. This is just a way to reinforce what the students have already learned. This is also a way to get those students who are having trouble understanding what the lesson is about, another chance to grasp the information from a students point of view.

This podcast also has ways of not only having the students just memorize information for a test. It also helps them to evaluate and analyze the information they have learned and keep it in their memory for a long period of time. The students are researching and present information that the found on their own. They also are having a chance to experience teaching a lesson. Another thing is they will have an experience with a positive aspect of computers and technology.

This website gave me a lot of insight about podcasting, it also gave me ideas that podcasting could be used for many things and not only school related activities but for things such as: introducing a new procedure to employees or a new piece of equipment. This website also showed me that even though you may not be fully technology literate with some simple instructions anyone could learn the use of podcast.

This also opens my eyes to podcasting being a helpful way to get those who are not interested or willing to learn about technology. It is a creative approach that may make them interested in learn about using technology. It may also be a way of showing them that; this can be an extra resource to teaching a lesson.

The Education Podcasting Network
This site shows me many different areas that podcast can be used, mainly for education. I also saw a topic on dance education, which I believe is another excellent way to use podcast. Many people can view them from different locations and have a chance to learn some new dance moves from all different cultures. This can also be used to teach our students about different cultures in a more interesting way then just a textbook.

You can also learn all about what podcast are, in different ways. Each site contains new and intriguing information to me, things that I would enjoy using and introducing to my classroom. All this information is very helpful and also informs you that you can use other sources to assist you with teaching strategies besides those from inside the school.


  1. It looks like the assignments really got you excited about the utility of podcasting. I hope you were able to put what you learned when you did your podcast. I also hope you will be a podcasting teacher.

  2. Sandra, I really like what you said concerning the Eagles Nest Radio podcast. It is a great way for students to get more involved in the learning process. It gives them a chance to use the information they learned in a new and interesting way. For students that miss class or didn't understand the lesson the first time, it is another chance to hear the information in a different way. Like you said, it might be easier to remember if a student does the podcast or hears one of his peers. Thanks for letting me read it!
    -Kathryn Buchanan

  3. @ Dr. Strange, I will be a teacher to use podcast, no matter what grade I will be assigned. Podcast offers many creative ideas in various ways dealing with all subjects. You could take a lecture that children just do not find appealing and make it the most attention-grabbing presentation ever. Thanks for the lesson.