This author of this article writes about how Podcasting has become more commonly used in the classroom. It lists stories about different professors that have used podcasting to record their lectures. They talk about how it has helped their students out, by giving them a chance to listen to a lecture more than once. They also say that it has helped them develop their lectures better. Podcasting gives the professors the chance to critique their lectures and change what they say or how they say it. If they realize that something is even confusing for them to understand, they can go back and change it.
After the personal stories are finished, the author writes about how students could use podcasting. She thinks that it could be used as a good measure of a student’s language skills. She also writes that eventually, they could add a video to their presentations as well.
Source: Blankenship, Laura. (February 8, 2007).Podcasting in education: a perspective from bryn mawr college. Academic Commons. http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/blankenship-podcasting
I liked this article. I found it interesting to see all the ways that a professor could use podcasts. I never thought about them listening to their own, since they already know it. But now that I think about it, using a podcast to critique your own lectures is a really good idea.
Podcasting in the Classroom
This article also gives information about using podcasts in education. The authors start out with a description of what a podcast is and then goes on to an example of how they can be used. They write about how in 2004 freshmen at Duke University were all given new iPods. The iPods had podcasts already loaded onto them about the orientation for the school. Also the students were to use the iPods throughout all of their school year for assignments and notes. They would have to make podcasts with their iPod, or record their teachers with them. Basically, they were exposed to podcasts from day one and they would continue to be until they graduated.
As the article continues the authors share more about what a podcast is and how to make one. They list the benefits of podcasts and how a person can make a great podcast instead of an ordinary one.
Source: Flanagan, Brian and Calandra, Brendan. (2005). Podcasting in the Classroom. ITSE .
I liked this article. I thought it was really interesting how the school gave students an iPod. I think it was a really good idea to do something like that. Not only does it make for an easy way to learn about podcasts, but it will also help the students out when they are studying.
Benefits of Podcasting for Educators
This article like the others, includes information about podcasts and how they can be used in the classroom. It has what a podcast is and how to make them. The main topic of this article is how a podcast can benefit the students. It lists ways that a teacher can help out the class by making podcasts. For example, it talks about some teachers record frequently asked questions for the students to have when they are not at school. Another thing teachers will do is record vocabulary so the student can practice it at home. Podcasting can help to make sure the students are still learning what they are supposed to while they are at home.
Another way that podcasting can benefit the student is by helping get the parents more involved. The author writes about how parents would have to help with their child’s homework more or be more actively involved. Towards the end of the article, the author also includes the idea that a parent could use podcasting to capture school broadcasts and see how their child is doing in class.
Source: Amadan, Kingston. (5/20/2006). Benefits of Podcasting for Educators. http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/5-17-2006-96434.asp
I like the idea of using podcasts to help out the students when they aren’t at school. Some of them don’t get any help from their homes and this would help give them a better chance. I also think it’s a great idea to get the parents more involved with their child’s work, but I don’t like the idea of a parent listening to a classroom. That’s the child’s time to be who they can’t at home and I think it should stay that way.
After reading the three articles, I agree that podcasting should be used in education. All of the articles included information about how podcasting could be used and how it could benefit the students and the teachers. When I become a teacher I am sure that I will end up using podcasts and I will try to have my students do some too.