Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blog Post #4

Phenomenal! Everytime I run across great ideas like this, I become more and inspired, motivated, and excited to become a teacher! Before watching the videos, I was unsure of how to incorporate podcasting in the classroom.  I certainly know now! 

When we were assigned to produce a podcast, we weren't given much instruction on how to make a good podcast. After listening to the students, I quickly learned!  Here's a couple of tips I would like to share:

 1. Know what you're talking about.  To do this you have to research your podcast topic so that you can better deliver your topic.

2. Make it fun, make it your own! There's nothing like having to learn about something so boring.  What a wonderful way to get students enthuased about learning.  It's also a good way to get the students to facilitate in their own learing.  These students got really creative to make the information interesting and memorable. 

The Benefits of Podcastinng in the Classroom

Like I mentioned before, I had no clue of how podcasting could be used in the classroom.  Here are some reasons why teachers and future educators should promote project based learning in the classroom:
  • an effective way of interacting with students outside of the classroom
  • makes it relevant to them
  • it allows for differentiation
  • students can access the higher order thinking skills in Bloom's taxonomy
  • it promotes creativity and innovation
  • it can offer distance learning opportunities for absent students
  • makes learning more memorable
  • parents can see and hear what their children are doing at school

The Education Podcast Network is a collaboration of ideas from people from around the world. This is a great tool for teachers to utilize to gather lesson plan ideas from other educators. The EPN also allows you to access specific podcasts based on a specific subject.  The EPN is basically the yellow pages for educators.  This site definitely helps teachers to develop 21st century lesson plans that are creative and innovative.


  1. Courtney,
    You had a lot of great things to say! Sharing the tips was a great idea since the podcast project is coming up! Make sure to edit for mistakes and to make sure your posts are around two paragraphs per each section.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. The tips you have shared are very well thought out. Thank You for sharing them. I also like that you posted the benefits of podcasting in the classroom. Many people do not know how many ways a podcast can be used and they are missing out. I enjoyed reading your post and look forward to reading more.