Catching up

For the last two days I have been perusing the musings of students in Pat Sine’s summer course K12 Technology Integration. Most of the students were talking about podcasts. I got to thinking that podcasts are cool. I purchased an iPod Classic in April and really enjoy my new tech-toy (I mean tool). Aside from listening to music, my favorite activity involves listening to podcasts. Most of the podcasts I listen to are radio programs from news and sports networks. I am in that demographic.

Now, I’m thinking about ways to use this technology in my 10th and 11th grade English classes. My question is “how do I get my students to enjoy listening to podcasts?” Afterall, isn’t a podcast more of the same blah, blah, blah they hear from me? The answer is to let them create their own podcasts. Time to get planning.