I did a search on Podcast Pickle for various podcasts that I thought could be helpful to me as an educator. I was surprised how interested I became in the "one minute how to" section for educators. I felt that many of the podcasts listed here, such as: "how to write a haiku", "how to write a 100 word story", "how to write a poem", and "how to write a funny song" were wonderful tutorials that could easily be used in a classroom. Although I never thought of using podcasts in my own classroom I feel these "one minute how to's" would be a fantastic way to mix things up in an English or writing class. Students could listen to the speaker's suggestions then give the task a try themselves.
The "how to" podcasts cover such a variety of topics I could never listen to them all. However I did feel that students could be assigned to create a "one minute how to" podcast of their own to post on this website. Every student is good as something and this could be a great motivator to show student how to do a self-examination to decide what their good at, use their words to explain in succinctly, and record it in a good oral speaking voice. This assignment could be used across the curriculum and even across grade levels.
8 years ago