What is a Podcast?
Podcasts, as Khaleen Morris defines them, are ‘audio files that are published online’. They are recorded with the intent of informing, educating, entertaining, you name it, purposes. Most podcasts are serialized and are made up of different episodes. This is especially the case when the podcaster is telling a story or covering a topic that requires several recordings.
Why use podcasts in the classroom?
- Boost your teaching with new materials and resources.
- Teachers can record audio podcasts to provide additional and revision material to students to download and review at their own pace.
- Empower students voice and encourage them to create their own podcasts and share their learning experiences with each other (e.g., peer learning).
- Podcasts can hugely benefit auditory learners and help them in their learning.
- Creating podcasts allows students to develop several important skills including research skills, writing skills, communication skills, problem solving and time management skills, among others.
- Teachers can use podcasts to provide audio feedback to students.
How to create a podcast ?
The process of creating a podcast involves three main processes: the planning process, the creation process, and the distribution process.
2. Science Podcasts
3. Learning Podcasts for Kids
There are tons of kids-focused podcasts out there, so I rounded up some of the best ones to try out. I know it can be overwhelming trying to choose the right podcast for your kids, but don’t worry! Some of the options listed in this collection will definitely be right up your alley!