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I’ve learned a lot during my EDUC932 (Education Technology) course, but I think my favorite has been the podcast. Whether or not it ends up being a big part of my school’s curriculum or not, it’s a great tool because most students will be able to do it with their cell phone, it’s easy to upload to a computer to submit, and self-reflection on speaking fluency and intonation will allow students an opportunity to critique themselves and (gulp!) each other.
I will be instituting this tool into my own class curriculum in the near future, but I plan to lobby my colleagues and administration to make it a piece of the school-wide curriculum. Eventually, podcasting may give way to vodcasting or vlogs, but I believe it will be a valuable stop-gap for my students in the near future!
Does anyone have any suggestions, or has anyone had experience using this tool as a piece of their curriculum? Let me know if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or other advice.