This was a good and very interesting blog post. It was very interesting how the students introduced podcasting to the other students by allowing them to take part of the activity. It is a good idea to integrate technology into schools at such a young age, but also a good thing to let the students to participate in creating the podcast, instead of letting the teacher do all the work. I like how the teacher let the students mix up each part of the story so that it was in a different order and in their own voices. It was also a good idea to let them hooked the computer up to the smart board, and let the students make correction of their parts by listening to each part over and over. I think I can use this technique in my future classroom with podcasting to help my students in many ways. It helps the students understand what they are doing and it also help them to work and correct each other. It also can be a great way for them to get involved in the classroom and more involve with each other. Because there is always that one child who feels left out.
First Graders Create Their Own Read Along Book
This blog post was on of my favorites. It was about this first grade teacher who decided that she was going to do a podcast with her students. She made them a booklet to follow along with which was also a great idea. I think that this integrates technology into schools at a very age and helps they to become creative. I feel that creativity is what we need more into the schools today. I feel that we did not have much creativity when I was growing up. So knowing that my son will have much creativity in the future to help him learn is a plus for him. It keeps the students focus and also gives them a fun way of making things to help them learn. I can use this technique in my future classroom to keep my students creative and interested in learning.
The Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom
I loved this video and how helpful it can be when it comes to using podcasting. It shows how podcasting can be very useful working in or outside the classroom. It is a good thing for students to have more project based learning. I like how the little girl was sick and she did not want to go to school because she did not want to make the other students sick. So the mother was able to pulled up the information the teacher had on a podcast for students who missed class. I also like when the principal said that it gives the parents a link into the classroom. Podcasting gives the parents to see what their children and teacher is doing in the classroom. Especially for the parents who have a major career that cannot always help and see what they child is doing in the classroom. I just love how podcasting can be good for the parents and not just for the students, teachers, and principals.