Consider Classroom Podcasts!
Often times when we think of using the Smart Classroom, we think of
using video materials or PowerPoints with our class. Podcasts, however,
are a great educational tool to use in the classroom—speeches, poetry,
stories, and news clips—are all great types of podcasts to bring into
the classroom or have your students listen to at home or on their
computers, cellphones or mp3 players.
application or web tool is “Stitcher”. It’s an on-demand internet radio
service and application for the iPhone, Palm, and Android devices.
Stitcher brings together content for thousands of providers, including
NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, the BBC, AP, and more. It also gives you
local stations so that you can easily utilize local content in the
upcoming local and national elections, Stitcher is the ideal site to
engage students in the political process. Check it out at www.stitcher.com
or on your mobile device. (For instructions on how to use Stitcher for
different platforms, we recommend checking out Youtube for
instructional videos such as this one that shows you how to use it on your iPhone).
Podcasts are plentiful at the following sites as well:
If you’d like more information about utilizing podcasts in the classroom, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy this new engaging experience for your students!
Have you used podcasts before? What was your experience like? How would you like to use podcasts in your class?