7.11.2006

Podcasts Make History Come Alive

In the July 11 issue of eSchool News online, there is an exciting article about podcasting from the nation's top historical content providers.

As the use of iPods and other handheld listening devices becomes more prevalent among students, some forward-thinking historical societies and other educational groups are embracing the technology as a means to reach students and further preserve history. At Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, for instance, historians are using podcasts to provide educators, students, and other potential visitors with information about the park and its historical significance.

Links in the article include:
Colonial Williamsburg podcasts at http://www.history.org/Media/podcasts.cfm

Smithsonian podcasts at http://www.smithsonian.org/podcasts/default.htm

Monticello podcasts at http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/index.html

Has anyone tried working with podcasts in an Allen County classroom?

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