Although “audio blogging” has been around since the 1980s, podcasting – as we know it today – didn’t gain popularity and traction until 2004 when broadband internet and audio playback devices become more readily available to consumers.

In recent years, podcasting has taken off among educators and is now being used in classrooms with students as a means of teaching critical skills in the areas of reading and writing.

Sasha Jones, Education Week writer, interviewed educators from across the United States who have taken to podcasting. Teachers share their tips and recommendations for getting started, while also divulging how they are using podcasting as a tool for not only teaching reading and writing, but for teaching speaking and interviewing skills.

Read her entire article here and take a listen at some of the amazing student podcasts that are being produced!

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