While watching and listening to a few of the podcasts, I took note of a few things that I think would make our podcast more exciting, informatory and interesting.
I started out watching the Eagle’s Nest video of Roman architecture and roman life. In the podcast, the students gave the listener information on arches, ampitheaters, gladiators, and other popular structures like the Coliseums and Adrian’s Wall. One thing I really enjoyed about this podcast was the fact that the students had background music playing. In my opinion, this is something that will keep the listeners attention and make things more interesting. Also, I think it was a good idea that all of the students involved were introduced so I knew who they were. Their podcast was simple, informative, and to the point.
I enjoyed the first podcast so much that I went and watched another one of theirs that as on explorers and their travels. This podcast also had background music. The children role played and acted like they were the actual explorers. To me, this is a great way to allow students to learn and have fun at the same time. This also allows the children to tell a story of what each explorer did.
The third podcast/video I watched was on the benefits of podcasts in the classroom. After listening, I realized that letting children podcast on their own gives them a chance to come up with their own ideas and be creative. To me, this is very important Children need to be able to have fun, yet still be learning important information. Another good thing about having children podcast is so their parents can see and hear what they are doing in class. I learned that while doing a podcast, you need to look presentable, and talk in a slow manner so you can be understood. I really liked that each sentence was spaced out and spoken in a good, enthusiastic tone. Now I know what kinds of things to keep in mind while I do my final podcast.