Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blog 5

The Education Podcasting Network seems like a great source for all teachers. For new teachers, things can be overwhelming and there could be things that we are unsure about. We all need new ideas to incorporate learning. The EPN is trying to bring all teachers together for more information and ideas of podcasting. I love being able to find new strategies and using someone else’s creativity when my brain is struggling! As a new teacher in a few years, I will for sure be looking back to EPN.
The list of benefits of using podcasts in the classroom goes on forever. Children of this generation are already familiar with many types of technology. Whether it be at schools or at home, kids of all ages are highly qualified technological users. Using podcasts in the classroom allows students to use higher level thinking skills. Paper and pen are limiting to the imagination, possibilities, and creativity. Also, students can either present a project using podcast or even teach about their information on the podcast.

Judy Scharf describes a podcast as the following: "The term "podcast" is a cross between "broadcast" and "iPod." A podcast is a "radio-style" talk show. It may include music as well." The best thing about producing a podcast is that it invited so many different elements into a presentation. Instead of standing in front of the class with note cards, podcasts allow us to incorporate music, video, pictures, and additional audio! It is the newly stylish way to present and receive information at the click of a button.


  1. Leah,

    Have you ever taken Dr. Baggett's Art For Elementary teachers class? She demonstrates a great way of using podcasts in the classroom as an attention grabbing supplement. She shows a piece of work, ask the students a few open questions to get them to analyze it, then she plays a pre-made podcast attained freely from the National Art Gallery in DC. It serves as a great model for all subjects, but you are right... The sky is the limit when it comes to creating and producing.


  2. Leah,

    The list of the benefits of podcasting does go on forever and for the most part they are very beneficial. Podcasts are such a fun way of learning and teaching! Check out my blog: