A fourth grade podcast. For students, done by students.
I really enjoyed listening to this podcast this week. It is very similar to what I have my own students do weekly. This HooverPodcast is students teaching students via podcasting. It is a great retelling tool for students to use. The 4th grade students in this class actually taught concepts in each subject. The majority of them were 7-10 minutes long. I really like the idea of teaching more of the concepts. Currently my students are recapping events and major ideas that we studied during the week. I think the next time around I will have them go into more details on each subject area. The only problem we have on doing this is finding the time. Right now 3-4 of my students conduct the podcast broadcast Friday mornings and it takes about 10-15 minutes. However, now that each of them have experiences making a podcast I will be more comforatble on adding more details and expanding their newscast.