So, you know what podcasting is, but are wondering how you might use it with your students? Here's a quick list to help you get the mental juices flowing!
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- Record lessons for students (and parents!) to access in their own time.
- Enable students to do a presentation about themselves rather than only sticking to PowerPoint!
- Create a short introduction to your school, or the course you run, for potential to access, and to let parents know what they can expect their children to be doing -- get student contributions too!
- Create a class or even a whole-school radio station.
- Enable students to submit work in the form of a podcast.
- Create audio resources for use by sight-impaired students.
- Find and use podcasts as part of project research materials.
- Use foreign language podcasts to improve linguistic skills.
- Use podcasts to get an insight into another country's culture, or another person's daily lifestyle.
- Enable students to create dynamic presentations without the complexity of digital video.
- Subscribe to various podcasts in different subjects in order to provide extra curriculum resources at virtually no cost.
- Provide students with a different way of carrying out surveys in the local area.
- Create an audio blog of a school field trip.
- Create an enhanced podcast entitled "My summer holiday".
- Subscribe or listen to different podcasts in order to help students develop their critical faculties.
- Ask students to create a podcast to meet a real need, as part of a coursework project, for example for a local business.
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