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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try
If orange is the new black, podcasting is the new oral report. And now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools. Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today. Current Event Newscasts: Practice non-fiction reading skills by having your students do weekly or monthly podcasts on an interesting current event. Reading Radio: Have your students make short radio broadcasts summarizing the books they are reading. Roving Reporters: Send your students out into the "field" (a.k.a. the school) to interview key players in important school events. Question for you: Do you use podcasts in the classroom?

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Podcasting Students and teachers from all over the world are learning from audio and video programs on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, netbooks, and other devices. Hundreds of free educational programs are available online. With a couple clicks, you can be learning about grammar, science, history, algebra...just about anything! A podcast typically has a web feed (known as RSS) that allows it to be cataloged in various podcasting directories like iTunes. When a podcast has a web feed, software and apps can subscribe to it. That means that new episodes are automatically downloaded.

Traci Gardner Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read! The teacher shouts, "Drop Everything and Read!" 10 Video Projects Every Teacher Should Try Making classroom movies has gotten much easier now that cell phones, tablets and other devices feature video capabilities that are high quality and simple to use. And happily, we’ve found that students love to use video—it’s a format that they understand and that sparks their creativity. Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today. Make a Book Trailer: Challenge students to design a movie-style trailer that excites their classmates about a must-read novel or nonfiction book. Try Digital Storytelling: Digital storytelling is a great format for students to share more about their lives or to present about a person in history. Film a Thank You Note: If you need to thank a visitor to your class or an awesome parent volunteer, try filming rather than writing a thank you note.

What are the Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom? The term “podcasting” is an amalgamate of “iPod” and “Broadcasting” and has been defined by Wikipedia as a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF or ePubfiles subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. Simply put, podcasting is a type of radio show which allows access to periodic information through downloads on portable devices. It is easy to create and view a podcast and all an individual requires is a computer, internet connection and a recording device. Podcasting and Education

podcasting Description Podcasting involves the online publication of digital files (audio, video, or other formats) within a channel to which others can subscribe and obtain updates. In this session we'll learn how to utilize free podcatching software (including iTunes) to download and subscribe to podcasts, as well as how to use free software (Audacity) to create and publish audio podcasts on your classroom or personal website. Beyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans The following is a guest post written by Erika Saunders. Visit her blog or follow her on Twitter @rozelialives. Interested in writing a guest post? Send me an email at! I’d love to set something up!

Study: Reading in Print, Versus on a Computer or Kindle, Doesn't Change Comprehension - Lindsay Abrams Readers scored the same on comprehension tests regardless of the medium. runzwthscissors28/Flickr PROBLEM: Does the medium inform what we take away from writing? Are e-readers making us stupid? METHODOLOGY: Sara Margolin and colleagues at SUNY Brockport gave 90 college students a critical reading test consisting of five fiction and five non-fiction passages, each followed by a short set of multiple-choice questions. The passages were presented on either printed paper, a 6-inch Kindle screen (the version meant to imitate text on paper), or a computer monitor.

Podcasting A podcast is typically an audio file that one downloads and listens to. People generally produce podcasts to share ideas, presentations, or music. Typically podcasts are linked from a blog, so "podcasting" is often used to denote audioblogging. 10+ Educational Podcasts Worth Listening To! About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Tools & webquests Blog > Our Blog

09.01.10: Movie Posters: Capturing the Essence of a Story Introduction There is a feeling of magic and excitement when one enters a movie theatre, settles in a chosen seat and then the house lights are dimmed. Anticipation mounts while waiting to be transported into a storytelling experience. Podcasts in the Elementary Classroom: Tools for Teachers and Students — Polar Oceans Stephanie is a science teaching fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is one of the creators of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears podcast series. Read her blog at Podcasts, audio recordings published on the Internet and played on computers and portable devices, are becoming popular among all types of audiences, including K-12 teachers and students. Classrooms are both consumers and producers of this technology.