Podcast & Digital Stories

I love to listen to podcast! I never used to listen to them on my computer instead I preferred talk show radio, but once phones became as advanced as they are now I started to frequently listen to sports podcast while doing homework. It was something I enjoyed because of the mass variety of  sports entertainers that did podcast. Between NFL analysts, Fantasy experts, and players theirs a never ending  availability of podcast that I enjoy listening to. Not only in sports but political podcast are something I find interesting and good to listen to as well.

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Not surprisingly many of these podcast are opinion based, but for me its something enjoyable to listen to while working. One podcast that stands out to me is Wide and Tausch which I listen to on a regular bases. They are a sports talk show that discuss the Packers very frequently. Im even currently listening to in right now after the Packers W yesterday. This is one of my favorites but I understand much of what they are discussing is opinions of the game and they very heavily side with the Packers. I cant really uses them as credible sources when talking about sports with friends, but at the same time i might like an argument they make or an opinion of theirs that I can look into more and build my own opinion. I think podcast are awesome but we have to be careful when using them.

Somethings I don’t like about podcast is many of them are opinion based and there for would wake them hard to be credible sources of information. That being said their are many good professional podcast that have credible information, but we have to treat these as another form of social media. People can say and post whatever they want its our jobs to deem them as credible sources.

I feel like using podcast in the classroom can be very helpful and fun for students to partake in. I feel video podcasts are a great way for a student to create a project. The ability to use these to our advantage is just another good form of technology we can choose to use in the classroom. We need to remember when using these that they are credible, not based on opinions, and good uses of time for the class we are teaching.

Author: blaineslitdigclass

Hi everyone! My name is Blaine McMahon and welcome to my Literacy in the Digital Age  blog page! I am currently a student at Chadron State College working on my major to become a history teacher. I am also working on getting a coaching endorsement to hopefully one day become a high school football coach as well. On that note I am a crazy football fan (Green Bay Packers, and Nebraska Corn Huskers), and I spend most of my Sundays and Saturdays in the fall watching and learning the sport to the best of my abilities. I'm also a frequent PC gamer and love the world of the internet. I hope to perform well in this class and hope the same for all of my peers. This years going to be lit!

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