I have finished writing a new article for the TechEdge this evening/morning entitled, “Classroom Audio Podcasting.” I have had to write another article from scratch since TCEA refused to publish a 2nd article I wrote this fall, this time concerning digital curriculum and bandwidth. Admittedly the piece was politically strident, but I am still very disappointed they would not publish it. I plan to do additional research this spring on the defeat of House Bill 4 in the last term of the Texas legislature, and seek publication again when I have more supporting sources cited.
Here is the introduction to the new article:
Education in the twenty-first century should focus on the development of authentic literacy skills for students. Learning to read, write, listen, speak, critically analyze information and communicate ideas using a variety of modalities is vital for children of all ages. Some of the most frequent complaints of writing teachers, however, revolve around a lack of student motivation to write. How can teachers increase students’ desire to express themselves effectively and appropriately?
One of the most basic and powerful ways to increase student motivation to write and communicate is to change student perceptions of audience. Some students are motivated to write to please their teacher and earn a high grade, but that is not the case for everyone. Instead of asking students to write exclusively for an audience of one (the teacher) using technology from the mid 1500s (a pencil,) teachers can now challenge students to publish for a global listening audience via a classroom podcast. This article provides an overview of the benefits of classroom podcasting and showcases several exemplary classroom podcasts teachers and students can use as models when creating their own.
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On this day..
- Student Voice, YouTube, & Digital Citizenship: Rachel Fryer on the TEDx Stage - 2016
- Fantastic Questions for Student Learning Reflections - 2015
- Join Our Google Hangout Today: 2014 EdTech Year in Review - 2014
- Comparing Differences in Website Statistics Between CloudFlare and Google Analytics - 2014
- Holiday iPhone and iPod Touch Application Pruning - 2009
- An Oklahoma City to Kansas City Amtrak Connection may be coming! - 2008
- More lessons learned on iPod video conversion - 2006
- Top web 2.0 priorities for 2007 - 2006
- More intelligent web on the way - 2006
- Great Prime Rib! - 2005