From MSNBC comes this really nice article on podcasting in classrooms. Sounds like it’s becoming a hit:
Using little more than an iPod and a school computer, Gagliolo and her students have been making podcasts — online radio shows that can be downloaded to an iPod or other portable MP3 player. Avidly discussing their favorite iPod colors and models while they made recordings of their poems and book reports the other day, the fifth-graders bubbled with ideas for future subjects.
“We could read parts of books, to show why we like them. We could do interviews. If there’s a field trip, we could make a recording of it and post it,” said Mohamed El-Sayed, 10. “Kids anywhere will like to hear about us.”
No doubt there is some energy in that quote. Could it be that podcasting has more appeal on the elementary level??? Some great implementations are described that really bring the potential of the technology to life.
I’m loving seeing more and more of these articles…
(Thanks to Elizabeth Fullerton for the link.)