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ERIC Number: ED497094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-6675
Podcasting: Connecting with a New Generation
Halderson, Jeanne
National Middle School Association (NJ3), Middle Ground v10 n1 p18-21 Aug 2006
In this article, the author describes how she uses podcasting as an educational tool for her seventh grade students. Using only the applications that come pre-loaded on the Mac iBook, they work together to develop the content, write storyboards, produce and edit the podcasts, and analyze their work. From creating the script to deciding how to piece the final project together, students spend the majority of the process in the upper levels of critical thinking. Moreover, podcasting has given them an authentic voice of their own, helped them learn to work together, and allowed them to feel pride of ownership for the finished product. This experience has convinced the author that podcasting is the perfect match for the middle school classroom. A rubric used for peer reviewing podcasts is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A