Staff at a Cheshire primary school show how podcasting has been introduced into classroom practice.
Year 6 teacher Pat Murphy’s pupils record their own podcast relating to a project about the Isle of Wight - and upload it to the internet.
Year 5 teacher Tom Paul’s pupils plan and record a video podcast in French using puppets, and the children talk about how podcasting has boosted their confidence and improved their learning.
Head teacher Noreen Curphey believes that the success podcasting has had on the pupils is down to its use of their speaking, listening and writing skills.
Podcasting is an excellent way to engage children in speaking and listening - with a purpose and an authentic audience. It's simple to set up with tools such as audacity and a microphone plugged into a laptop and enables broadcasting to take place without huge outlay on expensive radio equipment.