Student Voices of Appalachia: Podcasting from the Elementary Classroom
What are the benefits of podcasting in the elementary classroom and what effects will it have on student engagement? Our project is centered on the idea of high quality, engaging and ultimately effective teaching. In an effort to provide students with a 21st century education it is imperative to explore trends in teaching. Podcasts are currently being used as part of educational experiences across the globe. Podcasts have the ability to promote communication skills, improve technology skills, reinforce content material, increase deliberation and debate in the classroom, and provide an alternative method for assessment. This project will serve 130+ students directly involved in creating podcasts based on content and personal interests. Any impacts on literacy skills, student engagement, digital competence, global competence, and content knowledge will be noted.