Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blog Assignment #4


Podcast Headphones
I have never had much experience with a podcast, but after reading some of the success stories, "1st Graders Create Their Own Read-Along Audiobook" and "Langwitches - Flat Stanley Podcast", I know I will defiantly use this technology in my classroom. As teachers, we should use any resource available to reach our students. Most of the blogs that I read were geared towards elementary age students where adults played a major role in the creation of these blogs. I am currently earning a degree in secondary education, and although I know that teenagers would respond well to this type of technology, I worry about the security. I know teenagers that journal all the time. A podcast would be a very interesting journal for an English class, and I could use the podcast in my classroom to record progress in health and exercise. I believe that using the same concept that is being used by elementary grade students to record stories on a podcast can be used in the high school atmosphere. “It is not the technology being taught. It is the skill being taught.”


  1. Hi, Jamie!

    I really enjoyed reading your post.

    The only error that I found was that you spelled "definitely" wrong; you used the word "defiantly", instead.

    I am also a secondary major, so I enjoyed that you added in how we might could use podcasts to our advantage and our student's advantage. Recording journal entries is a great idea! I am going to have to remember that for my classroom!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. The instructions say: "Read and/or listen to at least three of the following and summarize your reactions as well as what you have learned that you can use in your own podcast..." Even though you list 2 videos/blogs, you have not done the assignment. there is no summary of what you watched. or read. In fact, I doubt that you watched or read either ofthe resources you list. In addition you make only these points:
    1. Most of your assignments so far have been geared toward elementary students.
    2. Podcasts would interest teen agers.
    3. Parents need to be involved with elementary students (which i guess gives you pause).
    4. You could use podcasts for a health and exercise class.


  3. Jamie,

    Your blog was a little vague. There was a lack in information on what you read. Using podcast will be of some use in the secondary education but a more clear example of what was read would help in fomulating ideas in how podcast could be useful. You've got the potatoes but no meat.