Sunday, February 19, 2012
Blog Post #4
The Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom by Joe Dale
This video explains that podcasting is an effective way to interact with students outside the classroom. One of the advantages is that a student is able to access the material anytime and anywhere, and is able to view the material, as often the student requires. The material can also be accessed offline when it is downloaded to a device, e.g. cellphone, ipod, or mp3 player. Another advantage is that one teacher is able to reach an unlimited amount of students contrary to a regular classroom setting. This is a benefit that will help in my podcast presentation to reach several people at one time.
Podcasting with First Grade
First grade students were able to complete a variety of task using podcast. Instead of just listen to one person reading the story the whole class was able to participate. Due to the involvement of the entire class the overall progress was much more effective. The students as a whole were demonstrating listening skills; cooperation with fellow classmates and comprehension of the story was better. This technology provided an incentive to the more quite students. Podcasting will benefit those teachers who are afraid of technology to provide better understanding of material to the students.
Judy Scharf’s Podcast Collection
The website was informative, giving basic information for anyone who is new at podcasting. She gave the definition of podcasting as well as benefits and websites you can refer to such as http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=100030 which shows you how to podcast using audiocity. With a basic understanding of what podcasting is and the benefits of why it is beneficial to students will help me understand the importance of why it is a useful tool in the classroom.