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ERIC Number: EJ834674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Here's What We Have to Say! Podcasting in the Early Childhood Classroom
Berson, Ilene R.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v21 n4 p8-11 Mar-Apr 2009
A podcast is an audio file published to the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers; the meaning of the term has expanded to include video files, or "enhanced podcasts" as well. Many students are already engaged with digital technologies when they first step into early childhood classrooms. Children as young as three years old are developing the skills to independently use computers, digital cameras, MP3 players, and numerous other technological gadgets. This situation challenges teachers to create effective and developmentally appropriate learning experiences that optimize young children's talents and interests so that they can actively share in the learning process. Podcasting can be used to create an enthusiastic and inspiring instructional environment. In this article, the author, in collaboration with her class of preservice teachers in early childhood education, explores how podcasting can support meaningful learning in young children. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand