Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Author Reading Podcasts created with Cells

I introduced Gabcast to one of the teachers I work with, and she used it Gabcast to record original authors read their work. She often goes to author readings and wanted her students to be able to experience the authors reciting their original work, so she decided to ask the authors if they minded her putting her cell phone down next to them as they read and having it immediately posted to the web through Gabcast. Here is a her blog with a couple readings! If you can't bring the authors into the classroom than this is a very good alternative. An additional assignment that comes to my mind with secondary students is having them attend author readings, poetry slams, and other presentations outside of school and recording them with their cell phones. Beyond being able to bring the presentation back to their peers it may also help them remember what was said and how it was said for reflection writing. Of course they should always make sure they ask permission first!!!

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