After reading all these articles I get enthusiastic and I'd like to try all the ways mentioned in them.Very interesting and appealing articles.
Interesting readings...especially n.1 and 2. Thanks a lot!!!
I have found very interesting the readings. They give us a wide variety of possibilities to use podcasts with the students. Also, great guidelines to create ESL/EFL podcasts.
These articles give a clear idea of starting the work in the classroom. There are some interesting idea, as creating a story or commenting a picture. I would like to try it.
Graciela, Laura, Rose and Melamory, What is great about the ideas in the readings is that they are feasible activities to do in the classroom. I have used podomatic to describe pictures in class and students found the tool easy to use.
Three readings full of practical ideas I can´t wait to put into practice with my students! I´ve taken down notes of the Podcast Show Outline (2nd reading) which I will take into account when recording my future podcasts.
I agree with all of you. These readings have opened the pandora box that is in my mind :)I am looking forward to knowing more and more about podcasting :)Mariana Hernández
Maria,The outline would definitely make your podcasts sound more professional.
Reading is very useful, full of fascinating ideas. I'm only the beginner in podcasting.I'll follow the recommendation while making podcast with my students.
Finally I too have read the required texts (the optional ones are still waiting). As other colleagues have said - good ideas, some useful food for thought. In week 2 I really liked Podomatic and I think I can use this tool to develop my students' speaking and listening skills. They could record short speaking paragraphs at home and then they could listen to them in pairs and assess/correct each other.
I've spent quite a lot of time reading the articles and watching videos of activities already made! it's always a pleasure to have a look at how other teachers work and to see how their creativity comes out. I've learnt a lot, now I have to put it into practise.
No need to say that the articles helped a lot, the scenario from the first reading was excellent and probably most of the people in the group have used it.However, I am still confused about not violating the copyright when including music and images. As we are already publishing our pod casts and any other materials, maybe it is a good idea to learn something more about copyright, royalty free etc. A little help from the moderators, I know they are sooooo busy, would be highly appreciated.
Hi Lucy. We will try to talk about it during our live session. Talking about copyright can take us a whole session...Things teachers should read when considering copyrights: "fair use", "Teach act" and "Creative Commons"...If you downloaded the songs from the websites we suggested, you did the right thing: they have creative commons licenses and authors do allow you to share their music creations.