If you are an educator in an Elementary, Middle or High School and are looking for a FREE and fun way to jazz up your lesson plans, why not try podcasting in the classroom?
Podcasts can be used to extend and connect with what you are teaching in the classroom or to other meaningful content areas that are relevant to your students. For instance, if you are teaching a math unit on measurement, you can create a podcast about the use of measurement in building and design.
We want our students and our schools to have a voice within their community. We want them to be active participants in what is happening and to contribute to the community as a whole.
We need to teach our students the tools of communication and how to let their voices be heard in a positive and constructive way. Podcasts allow students to communicate in this manner.
Benefits of podcasting in the classroom
Student Engagement– When students love what they’re doing in your classroom they are instantly engaged. Plus the topics they get to choose from are usually very interesting!
Listening Skills– Listening skills are very important, and it can be hard to find ways to help students stay focused but creating a podcast can be a perfect solution to this.
Student Independence-When you allow students to choose what they wish to listen to it creates student independence.
Reflective Thinking– Not only are students listening out of interest and engagement, but then they can take time to reflect on what they’ve listened to.
If you are interested in attending a webinar to learn how to create a podcast on the Anchor FM platform, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.