Pod-casts are great tools for the classroom. They can be used to help students outside of the classroom or used as visual directions. If a teacher knows they will be absent in the classroom, they can create a pod or vod-cast. One has just sound and one has pictures or video.
When using Apple products, Garage Band is a great tool to make pod-casts. To make a video with sound, try using Screen-O-Matic.
Below is the pod-cast Amanda and I made. Download it first to listen.
Inquiry Learning is a method of teaching and learning that allows students to find and gain their own knowledge.
What is the constructionist approach to teaching and learning?
Students construct their own knowledge by investigating ideas with the guidance of the teacher or coach.
What is Inquiry learning?
Inquiry learning is very similar to the constructionist approach but there is more guidance and direction from the teacher.
Webquests and problem/project based learning are both methods of classroom teaching using Inquiry learning