Podcasting has become increasing popular for folks of all ages recently. But there are many who are still unsure about what the medium itself and its educational potential. The goal of this session is to demonstrate how podcasts and other audio tools can facilitate “voice and choice” for teachers and students in how they demonstrate their understanding, while also developing speaking and listening skills. Teachers will learn what podcasts are, how to use podcasts and other audio sources in their classrooms, and how they and their students can create their own.
I am Video Production teacher and former Technology TOSA and high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. My passions are Ed Tech, Innovation, Social Studies, Podcasting and Teacher Professional Development. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've been presenting at technology and social studies strategies workshops both in my district and throughout the country. I am the co-host of the "Check This Out" podcast where we chat weekly about new ed tech resources and ideas. Along with presenting, I am on the board of CapCUE; the Sacramento affiliate of CUE.org which is an organization which focuses on infusing technology and developing leadership.