Have students create podcasts to show what they have learned or listen to podcasts on a topic of study to build listening comprehension skills.

Creating Podcasts

  • Podcast tutorial - broken down into four steps
  • From Smithsonian Education - Podcasting with your Students
  • Huffduffer create podcasts from audio links from the web and share with others.
  • You only need a computer microphone when you use PodOMatic. Sign up your class and you have your own channel.
  • Spreaker - Discover and listen to your favorite podcasts for free or sign up to create your own!
  • Vocaroo is a simple tool that allows you to record your voice--you will need a microphone. Once you have recorded it, you can create a podcast easily. No software to download!!!!

Finding Podcasts

  • Listenwise - Middle and High School - a curation of the best of public radio to connect students to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Features include:
    • Daily current events
    • Class discussion themes
    • Listening Comprehension questions
    • Graphic organizers
    • Lessons in categories of ELA, Science, Social Studies and Current Events
  • Mix Your Own Podcast - Use this search to find a mix of podcasts from NPR on a particular topic.
  • Other resources:

Recommended Podcasts

Story Corps - Tens of thousands of interviews covering multiple topics and historical eras. Individuals can also record and post their own interviews.