60-Second Naturalist Podcasts are now finished! I've uploaded a few of them to my classroom blog and they are now available for your listening pleasure. However, I don't think you'll get much pleasure out of listening to them. There's a lot of background noise: other students were in the classroom at the time of recording and failed to lower their voices to a level that wouldn't be recorded. Other kids recorded their podcasts in the hall to get away from classroom noise and ended up with echoes.
I can't say that I'll ever have my students doing these again. I just can't see the value through all the work it took to create them. There are so many other technologies that pack the same punch with a lot less work.
I will say though that it was neat to see how excited some of my kids were when they put the mp3 files of their podcasts on their iPods.
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