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  1. 1. By: Amanda James Podcasting in Education Click on Me!!
  2. 2. Menu Podcasting for Learning There is something in the Air: Podcast in Education Making Waves
  3. 3. <ul><li>This article was about librarians having positive effects for kids using podcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>Anita Brooks-Kirkland the author of the article “Podcasting for Learning”, talks about what a podcast is, A podcast is like a radio program that you can subscribe to over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>She then goes into how its evolving, even now, and how it started out with just amateurs using it, and now its used by radio stations, news, science shows, art tours, and even hiking tours. </li></ul><ul><li>The Waterloo Public Library in Waterloo , Ontario recently received a grant from </li></ul><ul><li>Anita even says, “Ontario ’s Ministry of Culture to produce audio “heritage walking tours”. Library patrons will be able to access these podcasts online, and the library also plans to lend out MP3 players to patrons, who can take the real walking tour while listening to the podcast.” </li></ul>Podcasting for Learning Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next
  4. 4. <ul><li>Then it goes on about how it is good for kids in school to start using podcasting, not only to listen, but to use as well. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps kids learn how to use new technology, and to really get interested in the assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>It also talks about safety with using podcasting, and to make sure the kids are not listing to information they shouldn’t. </li></ul><ul><li>She then tells how to start podcasting, where to go, how to do it. she was very informative. </li></ul>Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Podcasting for Learning 2
  5. 5. <ul><li>I thought this was a great article to read, not only for librarians, but for anyone thinking about letting a kid use podcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>I thought it was interesting to read about schools letting people use iPods to try out podcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t even know about podcasting until this year, and to read about a whole bunch of elementary kids that have already done assignments on it. That just really blew my mind. </li></ul><ul><li>“ But what excites me the most is the potential that podcasting gives to students to create their own understanding of the topics they are studying.” - Anita Brooks-Kirkland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What I liked about this quote is as I’m reading it, I even get excited about kids using this, and it gives kids more freedom to expand their knowledge, not only on their project, but in technology too. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brooks-Kirkland, Anita. “Podcasting for Learning”. School Libraries in Canada. December 1,2009. </li></ul>Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu Personal Reflection
  6. 6. <ul><li>This article was by Gardner Campbell, it was a very informative article, very lengthy, but educational. </li></ul><ul><li>He starts off with a story about a girl and how she uses it in her life, it was neat to read. </li></ul><ul><li>He then talks about what a podcast is, and kind of goes into length about how its new technology, but also old in the same sense. </li></ul><ul><li>As he talks about where to get podcasting’s, he also goes more into about how to publish them, and uses lots of technical wording. </li></ul><ul><li>Its kind of hard to follow, but it was informative. </li></ul>Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next There is something in the Air: Podcast in Education
  7. 7. <ul><li>He then talks about the benefits of using podcasting, and even relates it to a newspaper, and how we can get the most up to date podcasts, and we can read them, delete, or even save them if we want to. </li></ul><ul><li>Then he shows that its always right their in your pocket accessible, unlike a newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>He then goes into how podcasting is like the radio, then talks about how podcasting is a great way to help students get involved in technology, but also for their own lives too. </li></ul>Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next There is something in the Air: Podcast in Education 2
  8. 8. <ul><li>I thought that his article was a little long, and very wordy. But it was a scholarly article so that’s how it should be. </li></ul><ul><li>I really liked how he used that story at the beginning to get our attention. </li></ul><ul><li>And he makes sense when he talked about how we have always had podcasting, in a form, but it is only now that we are realizing it, and using it. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Instead, you subscribe to the newspaper and have it delivered to your door each morning. As you prepare for the day, you look over the newspaper pages, read articles of interest, and if you’re not finished with it, you take it with you.” - Gardner Campbell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I really liked this quote, because it shows how much podcasting is like our other daily routines, and its not hard to use, and its much more assessable than a news paper is at times. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campbell, Gardner. “There is something in the Air: Podcasting in Education”. November/December 2005. Educause. December 2, 2009. </li></ul>Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu Personal Reflection
  9. 9. <ul><li>Will Richardson wrote this article. It was a very good article. </li></ul><ul><li>It starts off by telling about a kid doing a podcast from his home everyday like a radio, it in just days it took off. </li></ul><ul><li>He then goes into more detail about schools getting into podcasting, for example, a teacher and his class make a new podcast every week and its called &quot;Room 208 Podcasts&quot; ( /blog ), which covers everything from museum tours to oral history projects. </li></ul><ul><li>He also goes into how he thinks that it is a great way to get kids and students interested in technology and in their studies. And talks about new ways teachers are trying to interest their kids, just like the example above. </li></ul>Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Making Waves
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Another rich source of advice is &quot;Speaking of History&quot; (, a blog created by Eric Langhorst, an eighth-grade history teacher from Missouri (see &quot;History Teacher 2.0,&quot; April 2006, pp. 26-27), who, in his words, teaches &quot;about George, Thomas, and Abe using the latest technology.” - Will Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>He then talks about how to make a podcast if its your first time. And he gets into the details pretty good, so it wasn’t hard to follow him. </li></ul><ul><li>And then he gives his blog and says good luck. </li></ul>Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Making Waves 2
  11. 11. <ul><li>I thought this was the best article I read, and it was fun and easy to read. </li></ul><ul><li>I never knew that so many schools had podcasting, I didn’t even know that it was even popular. </li></ul><ul><li>I really liked reading about all the different teachers blogs with their students, and I liked how he gave the web address to get to it. </li></ul><ul><li>“ In fact, two of the most popular podcasts, downloadable at and, help listeners learn a new language by way of weekly audio episodes.” – Will Richardson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I really liked this quote because this podcasting stuff is all new to me, and reading something that just says you can learn a new language, is a big deal to me. And it just shows what you can do with this new technology. I am really amazed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Richardson, Will. “Making Waves” November 29, 2009. </li></ul>Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Menu Next Next Menu Next Personal Reflection
  12. 12. <ul><li>So after reading all three articles, I find that I am really swayed in using podcasting for school and for home use. </li></ul><ul><li>All these articles have given me some of the same information, but a lot of different too, and I do recommend reading these articles if you would like to start using a podcast. </li></ul>Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu Conclusion