The use of Podcasting/Vodcasting in the Classroom By: Jessica Davey, Amanda Carrigan, Cassie Henefield , Brittany Woestman , Taehyo Kang. Introduction
By: Jessica Davey, Amanda Carrigan, Cassie Henefield, Brittany Woestman, Taehyo Kang
In conclusion, we found that podcasting and vodcasting could be used effectively in the education of students. However, we also concluded from our survey results that the technology has not yet been utilized by many teachers in the Winona School District. In the information that we received, we found that many teachers are very optimistic about using technology in their classroom, however, not many classrooms have the equipment to effectively set up technology needed for podcasting/vodcasting. Another problem the teachers that we surveyed faced was that they were not educated enough in using podcasts/vodcasts.
We were fortunate to get many great responses, opinions, and ideas from our survey takers. The reason that we concluded that podcasting and vodcasting could be used effectively in the education of students, is because so many of the teachers we surveyed were incredibly interested in learning how to develop podcasts and use them purposefully in their classrooms. Many responses explained the importance in introducing technology to students at a very young age, so that they can make use of it as they get older. Many surveyed teachers also agreed that podcasting and vodcasting could help supplement their students’ learning in areas such as language arts, science, math, social studies, and reading. All in all, as long as their teachers are educated in the use of the technology required for using podcasts/vodcasts and can put them to effective use in their classrooms, students can benefit
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This graph shows that 20% of the people surveyed have never heard of podcasting/vodcasting, 35% have heard of it, but do not know what it is, 40% can explain what it is but do not know how to use it, and 10% can explain what it is as well as what software is needed. The information was gathered from question 1 from the survey
This graph shows that 25% of the people surveyed think that podcasting/vodcasting should be introduced in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 30% think 3rd through 5th grade, 40% think 6th through 8th grade, and 5% think podcasting/vodcasting should be introduced in 9th through 12th grades. This information was gathered from question 7 of the survey.
This graph shows that there is not one particular subject that podcasting/vodcasting should be more useful. This information was gathered from question 8 of the survey.