Not only did I accomplish completing all three levels of Skyhike at Stone Mountain, I also made my very first podcast – and had no problems! Everything worked the first time, and my husband didn’t even have to peek his head in the office, telling me to “clean up my language.”
I had fun making the podcast, and I can’t believe how incredibly easy it was. I didn’t even realize that I could record to my computer through All Programs…I have learned so many new and wonderful things about my computer and the Web from taking this class.
Having my students create a podcast? I’m sure the ways in which they can create a podcast are endless. Being in summer mode, one idea comes readily to me – book talks. I could give them a specific task to start with – something specific to reflect on from a book that they have read – and let them go at it. Now that I am thinking of it, children are so creative and technologically savvy, if I told them what a podcast is, and asked them, “What kind of assignment could I give you related to xyz would you be able to create a podcast?” That idea seems more exciting to me than the first one.
Sad to see my summer go, yet so excited to get back into the classroom and start applying/using/sharing all of these wonderful Web 2.0 ideas/tools I’ve learned about this summer.