Podcasting: a versatile curriculum tool

There are many good fits for podcasting in the curriculum. Podcasts and vodcasts may be used for presenting poetry, non fictional writing/reports, interviews, story telling, cumulative work, audio note taking (idea generating, debating etc.), book reports, lesson recaps, homework assignments and reading aloud (second language learners).

Podcasting is a great learning tool because it is easily adaptable to many curriculum settings and learner age levels. Podcasts can be easily created with standard computer equipment so success is not based on extra funding.

The Podcast Collection by Judy Scharf, hosted on the Curriki website, provides a good set of resources that covers:

  • what is a podcast
  • benefits of podcasting
  • practical tips for creating successful podcasts (‘road’ tested with a real class!)
  • podcast hosting options
  • uploading to iTunes
  • rubrics
  • assessment ideas
  • sample projects

This Podcast Collection received an exemplary rating from Curriki.

Additional Resources

Gary Stager:  Educational Podcasting
Kenton County Schools:  Podcast Resources
Wes Fryer:  Teach Digital
Podcasting Resources:  Podcast Info

Get your podcasting ideas flowing and try a podcast project to meet your curriculum needs.

~ Mark

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