Participant Produced work
Audio & Multimedia Podcasts
Audio and Multimedia podcasts can help students who struggle with reading. As the teacher reads the texts students can follow along at their own pace. Studies indicate "read alouds" will help students with both comprehension and fluency. Audio and Multimedia podcasts allow the instructor to help multiple students at the same time.
On the right is a multimedia podcast produced by Monica Bramwell. The podcast is that of a Primary source reading, supported by visuals of the Bubonic Plague.
The Letter B
Below is a children's storybook read and produced by Wendy Taylor. The purpose of the project is to assist early readers phonetically understand the letter B.
Dr. Seuss A,B,C
Below is an audio podcast read and created by Chelsie McCage, the purpose of the podcast is to assist students with learning and reading their ABC's
I need my Monster
Assisting Parents & students with special needs
Parents and guardians can benefit from audio podcasts. Said Becky Saxton, a first grade teacher in Alpine School District, "Sending home a Disclosure Document to a non-English speaking parent of a first grader, is one way to ensure the parents never know what is going on."
Reading English and writing English are two distinct skills. Often teachers assume English language learning parents can read English, simply because they have a functional understanding in listening to and speaking in English. This disparity can lead to misunderstandings. Providing orally literate parents podcasts of instructional materials can help English language learners help their child succeed in the classroom.
Audio podcasting can be used to help students hear their own progress as they learn how to read and comprehend orally. Audio and Visual podcasts allow students to have an audience for their work
Two Crazy Pigs
Student Produced work
To succeed in today's world, our students must be technologically literate. Master teachers can, and should, incorporate technology into their curriculum, allowing students to learn with AND create and produce curriculum utilizing technology. This skill transcends the classroom and has functional uses in the workplace.
The Articles of Confederation video podcast was written and produced by 8th grader Jordan Bennion, it has been posted with his permission.
Learning how to read: