Podcasting has become a relevant and ubiquitous resource for entertainment and information. The majority of my listening time these days is spent in the company of either podcasts or audiobooks, with the former occupying the majority of my time. While I do spend quite a bit of that time between the earbuds digesting Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, The Moth Podcast, or Freakonomics Radio, I have also found that streaming some of the fantastic education and edtech related podcasts that fellow teachers and academics are pushing through iTunes are yet another dynamic way of providing my own professional development and increasing the ever-widening scope of my PLN.
Head over to the website for The Infinite Thinking Machine video podcast. Choose one of the broadcasts from the site, and embed that video into a Google+ Community post along with a reflection on the content and production of the videocast.
Blog Post #3
Listen to at least one of the above podcasts or any other education-based podcast that you discover on your own by searching through your podcast aggregator. Distill what you learn from the podcast into a first paragraph, then reflect on your listening experience in a second paragraph. As usual, comment on the blog post of at least TWO peers.
How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere
Project 3: Why School? Podcast
You will create a 3-6 minute podcast reflection on Will Richardson's Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere which you need to purchase for $2.99 on iBooks or Kindle.
Read Why School? It's a very quick read.
Outline some points you'd like to cover in your podcasted reflection on any element of the reading. This can be something that you fully script out and recite, or something that you bullet point and riff on.
Produce a 3-6 minute podcast reflecting on Richardson's writing. This could be a summary of your reading, reflections on what you read, a combination of both of these.
Follow the instructions in the Google Presentation below. Included is a YouTube tutorial on creating your podcast using Garageband on your iPad and uploading your completed product to Soundcloud.