Talking Podcasts at SXSWedu

By this time tomorrow, I’ll be on a plane to Austin for SXSWedu, and I can’t wait.

There’s already a basic summary of our presentation on the SXSWedu website, but real quickly I wanted to offer a personal recap of what we’ll be presenting and facilitating on Tuesday afternoon.

Monica Brady-Myerov and Emily Donahue, both of whom have extensive careers in radio and education, will be introducing the benefits of producing audio content (podcasts in particular) in the classroom.

I’ll be talking more about the value of listening to podcasts, particularly those podcasts that have transcripts that students can read. I’ve done extensive research and published a few articles on the topic, and I’m very excited about its value. Beyond the studies, though, I will also share what it’s like to use podcasts in the classroom instead of more traditional texts. My class has been featured in national publications like Mind/Shift, and I’m excited to talk more personally about the details.

And then as soon as possible, we want to get into a workshop environment to help teachers learn how to make podcasts in their classroom. Monica and Emily are the experts, but I’m going to describe my trials and successes at getting my students to write and produce their own podcasts. I’m also going to share my class’s first script and production at our workshop and/or on a subsequent blog post.

That’s it for now — I have to pack! Hopefully I’ll see you in Austin. Please introduce yourself if you see me there — I’d love to meet you.

Here are the details again, and a link back to the site. See you there!

Tuesday, March 7
1:30PM – 3:30PM
JW Marriott – Salon H



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