I believe that podcasting has a place in our educational system today, be that it may be a novice tool for current educators. I think that podcasting could be used for educators to create their class lectures for students to access, especially if they miss class. In addition, this tool allows students to create and publish their own digital content to be shared around the world. Podcasting can also support English Language Learner students, by recording assignments, and getting them to practice doing the same. This sheds new light on how we use and consume digital media, and ultimately changes the way we collaborate. Richardson (2010) states, that podcasting can make learning transparent for students and supports the whole purpose of the Read/Write Web. Here is my very first Podcast. Please check it out as I address how I could use podcasting in my classroom to support teaching, learning and my professional career. I would love to use Podcasting in my classroom in the near future to support my at-risk students learning by recording problem solving tips in Physics. In addition, I see great use with this in my professional learning career as when teachers miss various PLU’s, they can go and listen to them on their own time, instead of the facilitators hosting another make-up session face to face. It seems to me that Podcasting can change the way we not only teach our students, but how professional educators learn and support student’s learning using a digital platform. I notably hear people say all the time, that students will learn in their pajamas from home. I mostly dismiss them, but I’m starting to think that there is some truth to it. Don’t you?
Richardson, W. (2010). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. (3rd ed.).Thousand Oak, California: Corwin