Podcasting with Purpose

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Podcasting with Purpose

  1. 1. Podcasting with Purpose
  2. 2. Podcasting with Purpose www.bobsprankle.com Room 208 Podcast
  3. 3. Podcasting with Purpose •ENGAGE •CREATE PURPOSE •PREPARE
  4. 4. Podcasting with Purpose ? What’s a Podcast? mp3 (usually) RSS
  5. 5. Open the Windows and Let the World In
  6. 6. The Room 208 Story
  7. 7. The Room 208 Story
  8. 8. BLOG + AUDIO = PODCAST
  9. 9. ENGAGE
  10. 10. BENEFITS FOR WRITING Student Niche News Pieces • Student Interest • Students Decide • Peer Teaching • Peer Teaching • Research Skills • Guiding Questions from Teacher • Re-teaching Opportunities • Team Writing Benefits • Students are not Passive
  11. 11. BENEFITS FOR LEARNING
  12. 12. ENGAGE “I SHOULD HAVE THEM PODCAST ANYTHING THAT I WANT THEM TO LEARN.” Beth Bush
  13. 13. CREATE PURPOSE So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away
  14. 14. LIVING PORTFOLIO • Archived • Shows Growth Over Time • Accessible 24/7
  15. 15. WRITING FOR REAL PURPOSE AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE Writing for the Teacher vs Writing for a Global Audience
  16. 16. PURPOSE quot;Simply put, school life should become more like real life, with school work organized around projects rather than textbooks, and students working in teams rather than alone. Schools should break down the two enemies of learning: isolation and abstraction.” George Lucas
  17. 17. PREPARE
  18. 18. 21st Century Skills Podcasting meets 21 st Century Literacy Skills
  19. 19. Ready? State Board of Education Select Panel on Revisioning Education in Maine “Maine’s schools are not ready for the 21st century. In order for Maine people to flourish in the radically transformed landscape of this new century, dramatic change must occur in Maine’s schools.” The Learning State: Maine Schooling for the 21st Century
  20. 20. 21st Century Skills •Information Literacy— handling massive amounts of information •Global Communication: “Real revolution is not Technology. work with people all The real revolution is information and over the world communication… Rather than teaching technology skills, I think we •Self-directed Learner need to rename the focus to “Information Critical Thinking” and “Global Communication Skills” www.novemberlearning.com ~Alan November
  21. 21. 21st Century Skills The 4 E’s • Exposing knowledge • Employing information • Expressing ideas compellingly David Warlick • Ethical uses of information. landmark-project.com
  22. 22. 21st Century Skills The Partnership for 21st Century Skills http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/ •21st Century Content * Global awareness •Learning and Thinking Skills * Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills * Communication Skills * Creativity and Innovation Skills * Collaboration Skills * Information and Media Literacy Skills •Life Skills * Leadership * Ethics
  23. 23. 21st Century Skills
  24. 24. 21st Century Learners •Communication to Parents •Global Citizens / Global Learners •Constantly Reflecting with Larger Community •Self Directed Learners
  25. 25. PREPARE MOVING FROM THE INFORMATION AGE TO THE CONCEPTUAL AGE 6 Senses of the CONCEPTUAL AGE: 1. Not just function, but also DESIGN 2. Not just argument but also STORY 3. Not just argument but also SYMPHONY 4. Not just logic but also EMPATHY 5. Not just seriousness but also PLAY 6. Not just accumulation but also MEANING
  26. 26. Standardized Question #275 What is a Podcast? a) a specialized fishing rod for the illusive Dangle Fish b) A digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. c) none of the above d) who cares?
  27. 27. Assessment?
  28. 28. ENGAGE/PURPOSE/PREPARE “We learn from the company we keep.” Frank Smith
  29. 29. Information Artisans “Teachers and learners become information artisans, mining for information raw materials, remixing and re-networking what they find, and then communicating their new and valuable information products for re-mining. Teachers become learner models, and students become interactive learners developing and practicing life-long learning skills.” David Warlick
  30. 30. Participate in Democracy quot;[The Internet] is the single greatest single source of hope that we will be able to fix what ails the conversation of democracy.quot; Al Gore
  31. 31. Data? Fall Spring 187 184 183 179 163 160 157 156 144 144 140 138 133 131 126 123 117 116 115 116 116 113 106 102 102 97 96 79 77 73 72 70 68 62 49 41
  32. 32. Data? Fall Spring 156 144 138 131 117 116 115 113 106 102 102 97 96 79 77 73 72 70 68 62 49 41
  33. 33. Students = Teachers
  34. 34. podcastpeople.com

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