Podcast 101: Pros and Cons
Listening to podcasts can be a great way to learn, and it can be great way to fall in love with a topic, too. PODCASTS are evergreen topics, not restricted to specific readings. Still, they are often best performed over a week long period. For this reason, it’s important that you study the content prior to watching it. It’s also vital that you study the medium, so that you understand what will be on the podcast and what will be delivered.
The goal is to create a specific arrangement where you analyze or study the content, and it’s incredibly important to do this. So, listen to the podcasts ahead of time, and also participate in the discussions afterwards. But, most importantly, write down what you learned and discuss the topic with your students. You’ll learn a lot, and it will be that much easier to discover even more on your own.
The Podcasts Your Students Are Reading
I will encourage you to be aware of what your students are reading because, at times, this can be quite shocking. “Don’t get mad at me, I didn’t write this article”
“I didn’t actually read that book”
To truly help your students acquire the most relevant and useful knowledge, you should be aware of what your students are reading, and you should be able to engage them in the discussion.
In recent years, we have seen a rise in the popularity of podcasts. It’s no longer an unusual thing to see an article titled, “How to Read Your Podcast” popping up on newsfeeds all over the internet. However, more importantly, it has become highly necessary for students to understand their respective studies and develop a balance between reading, television and non-academic subjects. The point of the study is to understand the rules of the study, and as it happens, podcasts come with an extensive scope of information, so it can be incredibly useful.
Tips to Read Podcasts
However, before we go any further, we need to address the fact that there are limitations associated with using podcasts. Most students will have learned over the years to read through the publisher’s website, on paper or on your computer. They will often know enough to form a general idea of what’s in the podcast. However, if they want to break that mould, they need to actually delve into the details.
One way to begin is by reading the website to understand the rules of the podcast. Also, it’s always good to work with your students to describe the page layouts. As a bonus, it’s also a great way to provide them with a close look at what the author has written. Here’s an example of how studying the medium can be beneficial.
How to Learn More About the Podcasts Your Students Read
Whenever you start learning podcasts, you should know that there are several ways to find out more. There are books online, there are listening guides and websites such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more. While searching for podcasts, students need to be alert to who is talking and what they are discussing.