- Free Podcasting Guide
- Learning in Hand Guide
- Creating a Podcast by Apple
- Start your own Podcast
- Kathy Schrock's Podcasting in the Classroom
Special needs students often have trouble focusing on a written evaluation and therefore require accommodations that involve teachers reading the questions in a separate room or act as a scribe for students writing. Consider pre-recording the test/assignment questions, and have the students listen and visualize the test question using an iPod.
Podcasts may also be created to help struggling readers learn how to read. Using Audacity, teachers can record the books to help these students get through the challenge.
Teachers who have developed comprehensive audio and visual files admit that it was time consuming at first, but of course, anything new requires a learning curve. Special Education students can feel comfortable and confident to take tests without adult intervention by using Podcasting so the time invested is worthwhile.
The uses of podcasting are endless; they have been used to listen to the daily news, learn languages, hear lessons, help students with reading and understanding, etc.
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