Podcasts: The Latest Trend in Education
Are you looking for easy ways to start podcasting in your classroom? Try Podbean.
Available on any device, Podbean makes it easy for anyone to get started with podcasting. There is no technology to learn, so tech-novices and tech-experts can both have their podcasts published in three easy steps.
“With Podbean, you can create professional podcasts in minutes without any programming knowledge. Our user-friendly interface allows you to upload, publish, manage and promote your podcasts with just a few clicks of your mouse.” – Podbean
Teachers can use Podbean as an alternative to videos for flipped classrooms. Podcasts can also be kept in an archive so students can easily go back and listen to lessons throughout the school year. With Podbean, these podcasts are available anytime and anywhere. That means teachers and students can both have 24/7 access to their podcasts. To top it all off, Podbean creates a unique code whenever a podcast is published, so teachers and students can share them through email, social media, or a blog post. This feature makes it easy to share information with your students, their parents, or your colleagues.
For another look at why Podbean is a great resource, check out this video from the Teacher Learning Community:
Publishing a podcast with Podbean is free, but paid versions with added-on features are also available. If you’re interested in the free version you can click here to look into it yourself. If you want to see pricing and premium features click here.
How can you see yourself using Podbean in your classroom? Do you have other ideas about how teachers can use this resource? Leave us a comment below to let us know what you think about this and ways you've used it or similar tools in your own class.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.