We are becoming familiar with blogging. Writing and sharing, developing ideas and creating. One of the next extensions in the blogging world is the PodCast. PodCasting is a recording published to the web. They were once saved onto the iPod for playback. Now most any device can be used not only to playback a PodCast but to record one too.
Scott turned me onto SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/). SoundCloud is a PodCasting platform. Record, upload, and playback your recordings with ease. Morning drives seem to be a popular time for recording via a mobile phone. I set up my SoundCloud account in about ten minutes and made my first podcast on my way to school on Friday.
One of the issues I see with the podcast is preparation. How to fill the time. Topics and transitions. It is really necessary to plan ahead unless you are just a really good communicator. But if you are a really good communicator you already plan ahead. Anyway check out SoundCloud. How can you use it in the classroom?
Students could record a presentation. Maybe they do not want to talk in front of class. It would be for the teachers eyes (ears) only. Words and definitions can be recorded to help study time. Auditory learners would benefit greatly from hearing it again. Lecture notes on SoundCloud, share with the class. Class projects like an radio interview of historical figures or a old time radio show.
Be sure to share with us if you are developing a PodCast.