Wednesday, April 15, 2009

EDM Podcasts

To start off, I would like to talk about the podcast that myself, Allie, and Lonnie did on websites high school teachers could use for useful information. I thought we did a great job of finding useful websites for high school teachers. I think each one of us put in a great deal of time for this assignment and I think the information we gave on this podcast was very good and I also believe we were very well prepared in giving the information. One thing that I think we could have improved on with this assignment would be for us to have found a few more websites so that we could have had a few more sites to give out for the listeners.
One of the podcast I listened to was the podcast by Mary Davis, Matt Quimby, and Johnetta Nixon. Their podcast was about websites that are useful for Elementary teachers. They also did a great job at delivering their information about the websites they chose. They had some very useful sites for elementary teachers to use. I know that I will use these sites when I become a teacher. My favorite website was the one with songs that teachers can incorporate into their lessons. I think the one thing they could have done to improve their podcast would be to have at least one or two more websites because I think the more the better.
The next one that I listened to was the one about ACCESS with Megan Morgan, Alicia Baxter and Angel Jackson. The script was a very creative way to give information about their topic on ACCESS. I think that when people listen to their podcast they will be very interested about learning what ACCESS is about and I think that is a great way to relay information on a topic because it is all about your audience. The only thing that I think they could have changed is I think they could have been more relaxed and went with the flow because you could definitely tell they were reading from a sheet of paper.
I also listened to Peyton Ivey, Kendra Hill, Jessica White and Jessica Courville's blog about Facebook. They did good on giving out information about Facebook and all of the different things you can do on Facebook for your classroom. I think labeling the pros and cons was a very good way to do this podcast. I think they could have been a little more elaborate on some of the things they talked about, but all in all it was very good.
Lastly, I listened to Shift Happens by Jessica Prestage, John Dunlop and Christie Love. I loved the way they were so laid back and made the podcast sound like a normal conversation and was not practiced. They gave some really good information about this video and brought up some really interesting points. The one thing I think they could have improved was Jessica and Christie should have talked a little bit more. I feel like John did most of the talking, but other than that it was really good and interesting.


  1. I agree with you that I talked too much. That's easy for me to do, especially when you put a microphone in my face. Can you believe that when I was little I wanted to be a DJ? lol

  2. Oh I think you did a great job, I just think the other people in your group should have talked a little more... :)