1.)The Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom by Joe Dale
This video explains the many different ways that podcasts can benefit students. It's amazing at how students can miss class and still get the important information they need by going online, and listening to a podcast. Podcasts are very effective in classrooms, as the student can listen to information that was missed in class in the comfort of their home. Teachers and Professors can upload information and students can listen to them out of class in case they missed something vital. Podcasts allow for parents to become more involved in their child's education by actually listening with their child the podcasts their teachers left for them. Kids can create their own podcasts and it teaches them how to become more creative with their work. Podcasts premote creativity and innovation in classrooms, and allow parents to know what is going on their their child's classroom.
2.) Education Podcast Network
The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together in one place, the wide ranges of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. The podcast I listened to was under "ARTWORLDTALKS" titled "Episode 29-Dennis Wood." In the podcast, Canadian artist Dennis Wood explains that from a child, he used to play with his food. He then as he got older, developed a talent for the arts and he went into photography where he captured pictures and turned them into kaleidoscopic textures that reflected light. Dennis Wood has been an artist for over 30 years.
This blog discusses the importance of both "podcasting" and "glogging." Mrs. Kurs 8th graders created individual podcast files, and some created collaborative files. Glogs are interactive posters that can include different media (images, audio, video, text). All the student projects involved dealing with, finding and using digital media for their creations. Students picked a specific character and created their glogs from the story. They linked each others glogs together to tie the story together. Glogging goes beying the power of learning and enables the student to become more creative with their learning.