10 Best Podcasts for Language Learning In the last couple months, I’ve posted links to free language courses and the best YouTube channels for language learning. Here’s my final collection of links: The ten best language instruction podcasts. With the free courses, the YouTube channels, and now these podcasts, you have mountains of material to go through–and you don’t have to pay a penny. You literally have no excuse not to get going on learning a language. I love podcasts for three reasons:They’re verbal. So here are my ten personal favorites. HINT: For ease, I’ve linked to the actual websites. 1. The lessons break things down really well and are appropriate for rank beginners. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Any I missed? Best Free Podcasts - Rankings
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Creating a Persuasive Podcast ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice This lesson is intended to expand upon students' basic persuasive speaking and research skills. back to top Persuasion Map: As students plan out their persuasive podcasts, they can use this online, interactive tool to map out their opinions and arguments.Podcasting in Plain English video: This video explains the concept of podcasting and how podcasts are generally produced and accessed by others. Zwiers, J. (2004).
Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. In this first episode, we review the new iPad as compared to the first and second generations, plus its impact on mLearning. Here are some sound bites of what you can expect in this first episode: Please let me us know what you think of our discussions and bear with us, as we get more comfortable with the art of Podcasting.
Story Maker TeachPaperless Afterschool Lesson Plan - Creating Podcasts Creating Podcasts This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Living and Working with Technology Description: Who knows how many future reporters and newscasters you might inspire! Learning Goals: Research and write about current events Develop real-life, job-related skills Improving literacy skills Learn to work collaboratively in small groups Use current technology software to create a podcast Materials: Computer with Internet connection, projector, audio player, speakers, and large screen display or interactive whiteboard to display digital pictures (instructor) Software for recording your podcasts on at least one computer downloaded free from Microphone for audio recording An podcast network such as Education Podcast Network, which is devoted to podcasting in education. Preparation: If you have never tried podcasting before, don't be afraid to ask someone, maybe an older student, to help you. What to Do:
The Education Podcast Network | A Landmark Project Little Bird Tales - Home Hack Education Three Creative Podcasts for Your Next Critical Thinking Lesson - Reasoning Mind While a murder case on the internet radio might sound like the last thing a teacher would use to support the implementation of Common Core in a high school classroom, the widely popular podcast “Serial” has instead served to foster critical thinking skills and engagement in the classroom for Michael Godsey’s students. Teachers can even buy the lesson plans he created at Teachers Pay Teachers. Here are 3 other podcasts that can spur engagement and analytical thinking in your classroom: For the Science Teacher: “Invisibilia- How to Become Batman” The story of Daniel Kish is amazing, but he thinks it shouldn’t be. For the Computer Teacher: “Criminal- Episode 2 : Pants on Fire” For teachers who enjoyed Serial, but are concerned that the content is either too long or too mature to include in their classroom, “Criminal” is the perfect alternative. For the Language Arts Teacher: “The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen” Post by Charlie Deese, Implementation Coordinator
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