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! In fact, don't be surprised if you have students in your class who are already podcasting and can help with the project. 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:
Reading: Informational Text | Grade 8 Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
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).
Prezi for iPad 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. Daniel is blind, yet he hikes, bikes, and teachers other blind people how to “see” through a behavioral process called echolocation, most commonly found among bats. For the Computer Teacher: “Criminal- Episode 2 : Pants on Fire” For the Language Arts Teacher: “The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen” Post by Charlie Deese, Implementation Coordinator
Using Prezi in Education Using Prezi in education is taking the classroom by storm, rapidly gaining popularity over other programs as the presentation tool of choice for educators and students. For those who may not yet be familiar with the application, Prezi was developed in 2009, primarily with the iPad in mind but it’s just as usable on standard laptops and PCs. It’s an online Flash-based program which uses visual learning techniques to create “maps” of your chosen subject matter and it’s packed with some great interactive features. It’s these features which explain why using Prezi in education is becoming so popular, so let’s take a closer look at them. Prezi differs quite fundamentally from other programs which guide the viewer through a linear series of slides based on text and outlines. To illustrate how it works, let’s take one of Prezi’s popular templates, the tree, as an example. Sounds like a lot of information to fit on one slide? Read more articles on technology in the classroom
Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Podcasts for Learning | Edutopia We are currently experiencing a renaissance of audio-only content not seen since the dawn of radio. Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, we can bring amazing shows to our ears anywhere, anytime -- and resourceful educators are finding ways to use these podcasts in the classroom to engage their students. Below is a small selection of my favorites. As with all materials, please preview anything you plan to share with students -- these were produced for a general audience and may contain adult-oriented language or content. But I believe there is rich fodder for powerful learning experiences to be found here. Video Playlist: Podcasts for the Classroom Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. RadioLab (10:22) Definitely one of my very favorite listening experiences, RadioLab defies categorization as hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich take on questions of science, philosophy, and human nature with endlessly curious beginner's minds.
Ten Websites for Science Teachers We all know that the web is full of excellent web resources for science teachers and students. However, unless you live on the web, finding the best websites can become quite a challenge. This isn't a "Top Ten" list -- instead, it is a list of websites that I either use on a regular basis or just find interesting. From teaching resources for the nature of science and authentic field journals to wacky videos about numbers, I am sure that you will find something in the following list the works for you! 1) Understanding Science UC Berkeley's Understanding Science website is a "must use" for all science teachers. 2) Field Research Journals The Field Book Project from the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Archives intends to create a "one stop" archive for field research journals and other documentation. 3) Evolution Berkeley's Understanding Evolution website is the precursor to their Understanding Science efforts. 4) PhET Simulations 5) Earth Exploration
Podcast Rubric University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Follow us on Facebook. This rubric may be used for self-assessment and peer feedback. University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Readings on Authentic Assessment Examples of Other Rubrics Rubric for Podcasts by Ann Bell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. © COPYRIGHT 2007 Ann Bell, Instructor and Course Developer Digital Media and Visual Literacy Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2011