Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thing #21

In April, I was a lucky recipient of a Region IV grant and received iPod nanos for each of my ESL students. As part of the grant, I had to create podcasts and videocasts to fulfill the requirement. I went to iTunes and downloaded several podcasts for language learners, numerous videos from Animal Planet, National Geographic, etc, and made several podcasts for my students. The students listened to their iPods before school, after school, and during any free downtime they had. It was a hit with them and a great learning tool. My goal this summer is to create more learning podcasts for next year students in all the contents I teach (ESL, Science, Social Studies). I also want my students to creat their own podcasts. They did one this year on The Great Kapok Tree and it was wonderful to watch them practice English over and over to get it just right.

1 comment:

  1. Podcasts combined with I pods are a super idea! The I Pods are such a cool factor for kids so you already have the appeal right there!