...Because listening is so much more fun!
In today's society it is common to see people walking around with ear buds. What are they listening to? Typically music, but it may surprise you how often they are actually listening to one of their favorite podcast. Podcasting has become a very popular media outlet. Simply because of the ease and listening flexibility it provides the listeners. Most podcast are available for download and often times are free.
Teachers can benefit greatly from podcast; especially in their classroom listening stations. This listening alternative provides a switch up for students, who are mostly consumed with readings. The action of putting on headphones and listening to stories or lessons seems fun for elementary aged students and therefore becomes a great motivator. With the popularity of podcast on the rise, more and more topics are now available.
As teachers, we are responsible for our students educations...by any means necessary! Podcasting can be a great asset and learning tool for the classroom.
Motivation + Learning = Success!