Have you tried podcasting with your class?

Podcasts are something we have become accustomed to over the past few years. Whether it be listening to Tommy and Hector giggling about school life antics or something more serious like an episode from Doc on One, podcasts have become mainstream entertainment for many people. The big question is: can we use podcasts in our classroom and if so what is the best way to do it? Let’s start by…

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Should We Teach Our Kids to Have Two Lives or One?

Last year we recorded a podcast with internationally renowned author and educator Jason Ohler, on the topic of digital storytelling. As a follow up we’re including an extract from Jason’s latest book, ‘Digital Community, Digital Citizen’. In it he asks a fundamental question on how we should teach the students of the the digital age, should we teach our kids to have two lives or one? “The “two lives” perspective…

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Sailor on Ice: Historical Podcast Drama

​ Last year on the TeachNet Blog we highlighted the first episode of a new historical audio drama series on the life of Irish explorer Tom Crean and now episode two is available for download. Based upon real events, ‘Tom Crean: Sailor on Ice’ is an original audio drama of Tom Crean’s Antarctic Adventures, based upon Maritime Author and Poet David Hirzel’s research. In episode two the ship settles in…

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