After a professional development day which looked at Podcasting I started to use Podcasts in the classroom with a year 8 class. We were listening to different radio stations programs, including Hamish and Andy, the Kyle and Jackie O show. The Podcasts were easy to access and easy to use and it was great to be able to analyse the radio programs students would listen to outside of school hours.
Audacity is easy to understand and use in the classroom. The only problem is lack of equpiment in school. It would be great to have students record their own mock up of a radio program and put it on the net.
I am now using Podcasts of documentaries I have missed and key speeches etc for a unit on 'Australiana'.
Podcasts are a great innovation!