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Celebrating Podcasts!

International Podcast Day™ is September 30th and is an international celebration of the power of podcasts. The first celebration took place in 2014 as a National Holiday and was later re-branded into an international celebration. The day-long event is focused on bringing more visibility to podcasting and promoting the growing digital media worldwide. Check out these resources from NCTE and ReadWriteThink.org on podcasts and podcasting.

Podcasting in the classroom is not necessarily a new idea, but it’s an idea that has been gaining momentum and attention in recent years. Read more from NCTE member Danah Hashem in her post, “Why Try Podcasting in the Classroom?”

NCTE members Matthew Kruger-Ross and Pauline Schmidt share their podcast story about how a student assignment turned into a way for these teacher to document and reflect on their teaching.

This Strategy Guide from ReadWriteThink.org describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.

In “Creating a Persuasive Podcast” students learn how to get their voice out to authentic audiences when they research issues important to them and compose a persuasive podcast to post online.

How do you use podcasts?


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