REC Seminars & Presentations

Podcasting as Pedagogy

Thursday, October 12, 2023 — 3:30pm (ET)

Greg Soden

Mizzou Academy & the Classical Ideas Podcast

The medium of podcasting has taken the media world by storm! Over the past 15 years, hundreds of thousands of podcasts have made their way online on every conceivable topic. In this talk, educators will receive tips and resources for how to structure a podcast series as an assessment throughout a semester so that students can demonstrate their knowledge using research, writing, speaking, and technology skills. World Religions high school teacher Greg Soden will offer tips, show examples and rubrics, and discuss the various tools available to educators who want to assess their students via podcasting!

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