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October 14, 2008


Podcasting to Improve Vocabulary Development


Anne Bubnic, CTAP Region IV County Specialist, Marin County

Allyson Schut, Kentfield School District, Marin County

Sandra Oliver, CTAP Region IV County Specialist, Contra Costa County



Workshop Description: Do you want to improve your student test scores in Vocabulary? Make learning engaging and fun through VocabuCasting and let your students be the stars. We’ll include the complete process for finding a definition, creating sentences using words, researching images that best demonstrates the meaning of the word and voice recording. The final product (words, sentences, images, and audio recordings) will be uploaded to a web page and made available on the Internet. This project can be used across the curriculum and at all grade levels. Also appropriate for ELL and Special Ed teachers.



Vocabucasting - Learning Outcomes


 - Students will expand their research, vocabulary, listening and speaking skills. 


 - Students will communicate with a worldwide audience. 


 - Students will learn about sound and work with electronic media.



 Participant Agenda



Note: All of our workshop handouts and tutorials are located on this wiki.  You can also find the complete trainer agendas (with notes) for three-hour and one-hour workshops here.




Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Randy Kolset, 5th Grade Teacher at De Portola Elementary School, Saddleback Valley Unified School Distict (Orange County, California) for generously sharing his experience, materials and resources for this workshop.


California Technology Assistance Project

 (CTAP) is a statewide technical assistance program, funded by the California Department of Education (CDE). Intended to promote the effective use of technology in teaching, learning and school administration, CTAP provides assistance to schools and districts based upon local needs in each of 11 regions in California.

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