Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blog Assignment #4

Langwitches’ Podcast Videos

It’s amazing to see and hear 8 year olds learning and fluently speaking Hebrew! The technology is very cool but knowing that it is helping these children to learn to speak and read in other languages at such a young age amazes me. I think that all schools should have a tech teacher that works with the children to teach them how to help themselves learn thing such as Hebrew through technology.

This post was so creative and cute. The kids wrote a book about a boy named Stanley who got crashed by a bulletin board into a flat piece of paper. So they folded him up and put him in an envelope and mailed him to all of their families who then wrote a letter and sent it back with Stanley. The students had a huge map of all the places Stanley had traveled and all the letters that came back with him. They then recorded a book/podcast of the journey that Stanley had been on. It was very cute, and I think that the children are learning a lot.

First of all, the audio clip of the little 6 and 7 year old reading the book is absolutely precious. Aside from that though, this is a great opportunity for the children to learn how to record and make books and create something of their own, but more than that, they are learning to read! And after they read the scripts to record, then the whole class gets to read along with the recording. I think this is a great idea, and it’s so cute!


  1. Were you inspired to be a podcasting teacher? I hope so.

    Thorough. Thoughtful. Interesting.

  2. Hi Roanna!

    I think I commented on your first blog as well! First of all, great post. I agree; those children podcasting the Hebrew was very cool. Children pick up languages better than adults do, so it might make sense to teach them so young. It amazes me as well. I also enjoyed listening to the children make the podcast about the book. It seemed like they were excited to create the podcast too. Additionally, the kids had a lot of fun listening to their finished work and were proud. Hopefully we feel the same way when our podcast is done! Coming down off of that, great post. Thank you for sharing!