Use Podcast and Vodcast in YOUR classroom! By Lauren Luffy
Ideas for the Classroom conduct and record interviews weekly news broadcast record lesson to later listening
Book Talks A book talk is a brief overview of a book designed to raise the interest of potential readers. In many ways, it is a sales pitch for the book given by someone who has read it. First model how this is done to your students Pick a novel Write a brief engaging presentation that would persuade listeners to want to read your book. Have students post their presentations
Book Talk cont. Now students have a library of book suggestions to listening to prior to picking a book Students can listen to each other’s, student from previous years or students around the world. Students can share their presentations with their relatives You can even upload a photo from a scene in the book the student drew!
Literature Circles Divide students up into small groups Assign students different roles in each group Discussion director Summarizer Vocabulary Questioner Illustrator Have students read the same novel Have groups have a recorded discussion on the novel focusing on their main role in the group
Literature Circles cont. Once loaded students can share with other students in classroom Have students compare and contrasting discussion on novels either sharing views on the same book or different books by the same author or different books Have students share with students in other classes, schools, states, countries!
Reader’s Theater Have students act out created or already made scripts through use of audio only. Students will have to add a narrator if not already included, to describe the actions the characters do.
Science Logs Using digital audio to record field notes or experimental observations can supplement or precede written notes. Podcasting observations throughout the course of an experiment allows another level of reflection on the experience. For