Podcasting for me is a very new piece of material. I actually run a online radio station called thepulseradio.net. So I am familiar with broadcasting but I have never broadcasted in Podcast, though I'm familiar with the name. So in my research of learning about Podcast, I've learn a lot.
I first want to say that Podcast is a very powerful tool for education. I was reading a piece of material about the "1st Graders Create their own Read Along Audio book." Their was great ideas about script writing and voice recording used to connect with kids around the world. I was listening to a 6th grade podcast and in this podcast I heard sound effects of the animals and machines that they spoke about. The reason I think this idea of podcasting with children is so awesome, is because it's new and exciting! It helps bring a new and innovative ways of grabbing our childrens' attention to learn. When I was in school, I actually dreaded some particular classes. Honestly because I though they were boring, but this is why podcast is great! There is probably not a kid in the world who would hate using podcast to learn.
I also read "Benefits of Podcasting in the classroom." This video explained the essential values of podcasting. For example, podcasting brings effective ways of interacting with students, projected based learning, and even opened a way to help a sick child at home take a test, while away from class. I thought it was simply amazing that a child at home could take an important test, instead of coming to class and getting everyone sick.
Finally, Jody Scharfs podcast information, taught me what a podcast was. It's basically a Ipod and a broadcast mixed together. There was also an awesome video on how to create a podcast. This information as a collection, will be effective in providing me great ideas in creating my Podcast.