Wednesday, August 5


The podcast I subscribed to is called 'Technology 4 Teachers.' There were many different episodes in this podcast and most of which related to this topic. There were ones about wiki's, twitter, web tools and google. But I ended up downloading '6 criteria for a highly effective website.' I thought that by listening to this podcast, it would be helpful for my future studies and research.

The podcast also talked about a website which I also found very interesting -

The podcast discussed how to determine if a website is effective or not and this information could be used as a teacher determining if the information on a website is credible or not. I found this information very helpful and will definatly keep it in mind when researching for my future assignments.

Podcasts aren't as engaging for younger students in the classroom because there isn't anything to watch and this could result in many students getting distracted. However podcasts would be very useful for older students because there are some very informative podcasts to subscribe to and this could be helpful for students in researching for their assignments.
Teachers could use podcasts as a homework activity for older students to prepare them for the classwork the next day.

Podcasts could also be used as a delivery tool by students creating their own podcasts. In high school for our media subject we had to conduct an interview in groups with teachers on why they believe the internet is important in education. We then had to publish our podcast onto our school server where everyone could access it.

This was a great assignment and because we were in groups and knew our assignment was going to be viewed by everyone we definatly tried our best to make our podcast fun and interesting. Greg Kearsly and Ben Shniederman (1998) also say that being in groups increases motivation and the pressure of knowing projects can be viewed by everyone makes the quality of work a higher standard.

  • Informative
  • Accessible
  • Something for everyone


  • Not very engaging for younger students
  • Not everyone feels comfortable downloading things
  • Hard to navigate your way around iTunes


  • Researching
  • Homework activities
  • Assignments

Grace xx

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