I had never had a teacher really use these type of resources in the classroom as I was growing up. In fact, it was not until I got to college that I was required to use so many different technology tools. When I was in high school we did it the old fashion way, with books and paper. However, the more I learn about digital stories and podcasts I think that it would really benefit students.
Sometimes our schools can’t afford to give the students all they need to learn best. We are seeing tighter budgets where I am from. A lot of school I have been have students with an individual lap top or an iPad. However, some schools can’t afford to do that. That is why I think that it would be great to use podcast or digital stories. Most everyone today has a smart phone. The cool thing about this is that I can access podcasts directly from my iPhone. If there is something a student needs to watch they can access it on the go. Now, I understand that we will have to make arrangements for students who do not have a smart phone. In addition, I would use this type of thing in my classroom to teach from. I think it would be a great motivation tool. I found a resources of digtial stories that I found super helpful. I wasn’t so sure of what it was at first and after accessing it here I understood much better. I loved it because it explained what it was while also giving examples of what they should look like. I honestly would think that this could benefit the students a great deal if I used in my own classroom.
Once I figured out what digital storying telling was I wanted to know more about what different podcast I could use. There were 12 that I thought would be great to use and were all great suggestions. I think that if I were to ever teach in high school and were on unit about a mystery then Serial would be the story I think that would be great to share with the students.
I think that there are great advantages. However, since I want to teach younger children it would be hard to incorporate something like this. I don’t know that I would have them create them at a young age but in high school I think it would be a great tool to have. In an elementary classroom I would share different stories and podcasts as a whole group. That way we can talk about them. We are using technology everywhere we go, I believe the students need to be prepared.