Watching 1st Graders Create Their Own Read-Along Audiobook was a fun and interesting experience. I especially liked how the class had a booklet to follow along with the podcast. Moreover, this lets the children who are more visual keep up. The kids seemed to have a good time in creating the podcast. " Students started to experiment with their voices: inflection, fluency, pitches, emotions, volume, speed..." Additionally, the first graders did a great job at creating, "Dinosaurs Before Dark." I agree that letting the children read aloud can help them build confidence in their reading and speaking. This reminded me of reading Shakespeare out loud in high school.
In Benefits for Podcasting in the Classroom shows how much technology has taken over the Millenials. Podcasting allows for differentiation in the classroom so students can look over and review the podcasts. Furthermore, podcasting can enhance instruction because there is more room for creativity. Also, students who cannot make it to class can download lectures and study. Podcasting makes it convenient for parents to stay involved in a child's academic life. On top of that, podcasting encourages debate and student interaction amongst themselves. This video was beneficial, and I look forward to my experience with podcasting.
Judy Scharf wrote an informative article titled, "Podcast Collection." In it, she addresses how to make a podcast and the amount of time to allot towards creating one. She gives many tips to succeed such as letting the students pick who they would like to work with and a choice of topics. This article helped me get a better understanding of podcasting.