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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Personal Technology Project Proposal

I know I'm a little late in posting this proposal, but here it goes. I am really interested in Librivox and the technology behind it. In my opinion, having students listen to the text while reading raises their level of cognition and awareness. In other words, they will pay more attention while listening. Aside from Librivox, there is another website that provides free podcast downloads of public domain literature. It is called AudioOwl, and it is the site that I use to download podcasts.
My proposal works in two ways. First, I want to use these free podcasts in the classroom, to whet the students appetite to the literature. I know that in my high school, they experimented in giving all students an I-Pod for homework; students could easily place these reading onto their I-Pods and take them home.
However, listening to a podcast is not enough. I think recording a class podcast, recording passages from the books being studied, would make a great class project. I will be looking into podcast technology, and how to upload these recordings onto a class website, or one of the two websites listed above. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great, Mike! I created a website about podcasting for people who want to do that instead of a movie for our 3rd project (the one coming up next). So you might check it out to see if the resources there help you at all. I'm still looking into new podcast resources, so let me know what you find.