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 [email protected] to request more information.

6 thoughts on “Podcasting in the Classroom

  1. Podcasting is a meaningful and cost-free vehicle for driving tons of free traffic to blogs, websites, and increasing online revenue potential. There’s millions in $ gUaP $ by way of using podcasting to build your online business. If you haven’t heard of Blog Talk Radio by Alan Levy, check him out. He has free and paid subscriptions. 🙂

    1. Thanks, I am always on the look out for other podcasts so I will definitely check out Alan’s show. BTW, I would love to have you as a guest on the show – would you be interested?

  2. I agree 100%! I think schools are afraid to let kids explore tools that are relevant today because they predict students will be irresponsible, or shame the school community somehow. There will always be kids that try to push the envelope. But if they don’t learn positive ways of using RELEVANT tools in the classroom, where else do we expect them to learn? If we want them to use “new technology”, we have to show them how. Podcasting, photography, videography, stop motion graphics…all relevant ways of creating content that are being used today and should be taught in classrooms if you ask me.

    1. I have been reading more about student podcasts and have a feeling that soon it will become just a mainstream in the schools as it is becoming in everyday life. What topic do you think your students would want to create a podcast about?

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