My husband is a devoted follower of many podcasts but I have not caught onto the craze of them quite yet. I have listened to a few from NPR that have been interesting. But other than that, I haven’t explored them in any detail. Until now, that is! So I went to the NPR site and browsed around their available podcasts. I decided to subscribe (sent to my Bloglines account) to All Songs Considered and to Culturtopia. Both seem very interesting! It is very easy to subscribe to RSS fees and/ or podcasts from NPR’s site. They make it very easy to navigate.
I then went to Podcast Alley and found tons of podcasts on book reviews. I was a bit overwhelmed actually. Click here to see the plethora of reviews available. Listening to some of them, I quickly found out that some are better than others!
I found some huge potential with podcasts. First of all, what a great way for students to review books they have read for SSR. It would make a great accountability tool for the teacher as part of their SSR program. But I also see it as a great learning experience for just about any research project. It would be another way to present information rather than or in conjunction with the traditional essay.
On a personal note, who needs TV anymore with all of these podcasts to listen to and all the videos to watch on YouTube?! Aside from watching Giants baseball, that is:)