Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blog Assignment 5


Eagle Nest Radio & Class Blog:

     These kids did an amazing job with their podcasts! I listened to Episode #3, "Roamin' with the Ancient Romans." In this episode, the students discussed Roman architecture, Julius Caesar, gladiators and Cleopatra. The students read very well to only be in the 3rd grade; they also spoke clearly so it was very easy to hear and understand them. It's so neat to see/hear such young children use technology in this manner.

The Benefits of Podcasting in the Classroom by Joe Dale:

     This video gives several benefits of podcasting in the classroom such as creating an effective way of interacting with students outside of the classroom, they allow for differentiation and project based learning, create a form of learning today's students are familiar with and therefore makes it relevant to them, students can access higher-order thinking skills and they promote creativity and innovation. In addition, podcasts can offer distance learning opportunities for absent students and parents can see and hear what their children are doing at school. Podcasts help excite students when it comes to learning. This video shows just how beneficial podcasts can be in the classroom.

The Practical Principles with Melinda Miller & Scott Elias:

     This blog defines a podcast as "rich media, such as audio or video, distributed via RSS." Although this podcast is just free-flowing conversation, it still has a sense of professionalism. They didn't use slang or bad grammar, they talked very clearly and professional. However, they still came across as relaxed and easy-going. This made it very easy to listen to and follow along with. I think this podcast will definitely help me and my group with our project. I really liked the format of it.


  1. Samantha,

    It's amazing how much one can learn about podcasting from the Eagles' Nest kids! I'm also glad to hear that you find podcasting to be beneficial Keep up the good work! But be sure to add title and alt modifiers to your picture!

    - Allie

  2. Samantha,

    I find podcasting to be very beneficial and amazing. For students to be able to use podcasting at an early age is amazing. Great Post

  3. I think podcasting is a great idea for students. The teacher record their lessons and if a student is absent they can watch the lessons online. Technology has its advantages with teaching and I can not wait to dive in.