Podcasting with First Graders
It amazes me that first graders want to be so involved with reading. In my experience with children just learning to read, it is sometimes a hassle to get them to engage in a book. This podcast not only shows these children reading a book, but the book is a chapter book. I think the idea of a podcast for reading is a great idea to use in a classroom. The great thing about the podcast is it can work for not only first grade but possibly all the way through elementary school.
Podcasting in the Classroom
This video describes the benefits of using a podcast in the classroom. This video offers good examples for why I should use podcasting in my classrooms. One of the examples given in the video is when a child is sick and does not go to school. If the teacher uploads the lessons through podcast then the student will not be behind when they return. Another example given that I would use would be for students to come up with a podcast for a project maybe to interview someone in history or something to do with English. I think to let children use a podcast the parents need to be involved and sometimes it will depend on the age of the child too.
Listening Comprehension used with Podcasting
This article talks about how a second grade class used podcasting to learn a different language and apply reading, comprehension skills. Each student in the classroom was given a sentence to record to use for the podcast. Then they were taught how to write the sentence in Hebrew. Finally the teacher scrambled the sentences so each student had to come up and put the sentences into order for the story. I think this podcast is a great idea because, as a teacher, I could really engage my students in a story by making it a type of game. I think when you make learning fun a student really comprehends the lesson being taught and applies himself/herself more to the lesson.