Califone International, Inc., and RM Educational Software, Inc., have formed a strategic partnership to promote the use of podcasting for both teaching and learning.
By creating podcasts, students can display and extend their creativity using audio as a means of self-expression, according to the announcement. In addition, teachers can use podcasts to communicate regularly with parents by posting school updates on their website. They also can publish lesson guides in a podcast format to help students who may have missed sections, or who need reinforcement when completing homework assignments.
RM Podium and the Califone MP3 Player are useful in special needs and ELL classrooms, where students may need additional reinforcement or teacher guidance outside the classroom, the announcement states. Recording a podcast in a language learning environment can illustrate to the teacher how well a student's pronunciation, diction and understanding have progressed over time.
Visit www.rmeducation.com/podium/overview for more information about RM Podium and to download a free 30-day trial.
The Califone MP3 Player includes dual headphone jacks, a built in microphone and a volume playback level restricted to 85dB, making it useful for learning centers, language labs, and libraries. The company's 8100-HP headphones are included with the MP3 Player, which is made with rugged ABS plastic for durability and classroom safety.
For more information on the full line of Califone products designed for the education market, visit www.califone.com.
Source: Califone, www.califone.com