Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week 4 Post

The Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom

By watching this video, I learned different facts about podcasting that I didn't notice before. One of the things that I never realized was that the children born after 1980 are considered to be Millenial babies. This group has never lived without technology! They have used video games, telephones and computers their whole life!
There are many different reasons to include podcast projects in the classroom. To start off, podcasting makes children use higher level thinking skills in the Blooms Taxonomy and allows children to be creative. Using podcasts also opens childrens' minds up to their surroundings.
Another thing that I never realized is that if a child is out for a long period of time because of an illness, the child can access internet and be able to see the lectures and the assignments through the world wide web. I think this is so neat that we can use technology like this! Growing up I always saw movies of people having telephone conversations through video and now this is possible. And best of all it is a wonderful teaching tool for our children!

1 comment:

  1. Devin,

    I watched the same video and I really learned a lot of information from it. I was born in 1989 and never really thought that we have always had technology to help us out. We have always had some type of technology. I think that podcast can have a positive effect on students especially if they are absent. I loved the idea of not having to worry about being absent because you can still get the information that you missed just from getting it from a podcast. Good Job on your post. I really enjoyed reading it.