If you have even a remote interest in podcasting and education, you have to read the article Students and Teachers, From K to 12, Hit the Podcasts from the New York Times. Not only does it feature Discovery Educator Jeanne Halderson, recently feature on the Wisconsin DEN blog, but it also features Kathy Schrock, a regular partner of Discovery Education (have you seen her Guide for Educators yet?).
You should definitely go check out the entire article (it’s free to view but you DO have to register on the NYT site and login), but here’s my favorite snippet:
"It’s better than learning out of a textbook because you’re actually
doing something with what you learn," she said. Moreover, the potential
audience for a podcast, she added, is so much larger than just the
teachers and parents who usually read her essays. "I know other people
are listening, so it’s very fun to do."
– Megan Wichelt, seventh grader at Longfellow MIddle School
Doing something with what you learn and having fun at the same time. What a novel concept!