Wednesday, August 19, 2009


As a Learning Manager in the 21st Century, with the sheer volume of rapidly evolving technology, it is essential to keep up to date with your students' interests and abilities. Podcasts are one such example of this. They allow you to download audio from the Internet and replay it on your computer or iPod. The Apple Online Store (2009) describes podcasts as "a free video or audio series - like a TV or radio show - that you download from iTunes and play of your computer, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV."

Podcasts would be a great way to involve the students in ICT experiences. They could choose the music they wanted to add to the class list (with the Learning Managers supervision, to ensure appropriate choices are made) and be able to listen to the music during creative art or writing lessons.


Apple Online Store. (2009). [Electronic resource] ( Retrieved 18 August 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin

    I think you have highlighted a very important factor in relation to teaching - keeping up with the interests and abilities of your students'!! So often the ability of a young child is overlooked and they are not being given the leanring opportunities they are entitled to. I agree and think podcasts are a great way for a student to engage with ICT's and also have some ownership of the tasks.

    Thanks for you ideas.