EdTech 513: Podcast Critique

  1. Select one podcast you would like to share and discuss with your classmates.

Google Educast # 143

  1. Critique the podcast based on the following criteria:
    1. interest (does it have wide audience appeal?)
        • This particular podcast appeals to technology teachers that want to stay current with new Google apps, products, etc.  Or teachers that enjoy using technology
    2. quality (was the audio clear),
        • The quality of the audio was clear even with the speakers being in a variety of locations.
    3. speaker voice (did the speaker’s voice project well?),
        • All the various speaker’s voices projected well
    4. format (did the podcast flow easily and hold your interest?),
        • The podcast was enthusiast more like I was listening to several technology having a conversation rather than being more for others to enjoy listening to.  Personally I did not find this model engaging.
    5. music (did the music match the theme of the podcast and make sense?),
        • The introduction music was good but then led into an advertisement asking for donations.  I felt that this was a bit lengthy
    6. and anything else you can think of.

Because I didn’t find this particular podcast very engaging in comparison with other’s I am evaluating a second podcast.

  1. Select one podcast you would like to share and discuss with your classmates.

 

  1. Critique the podcast based on the following criteria:
    1. interest (does it have wide audience appeal?),
        • The podcast appeals to any teacher looking to integrate technology into their instruction.
    2. quality (was the audio clear),
        • The audio quality was very clear
    3. speaker voice (did the speaker’s voice project well?),
        • Both the speakers projected their voices well.  They had more inflection in their voice than the other podcast I listed to
    4. format (did the podcast flow easily and hold your interest?),
        • Even though the format of this podcast was similar as far as listening to the presenters have a conversation, I felt that these presenters gave more practical application in the classroom than the previous podcast
    5. music (did the music match the theme of the podcast and make sense?),
        • The introductory music and opening words work well to introduce the podcast.
    6. and anything else you can think of.
        • These podcasts are great and have real world application that you can often institute into classroom instruction easily given the recommendations the presenters make.  I wish they were still making podcast.