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Thing 20

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Include in your post the name of at least one podcast to which you subscribed. Describe your experience using the various search tools. Which do you prefer and why?

This is nothing new as I indicated in Thing 19; I already subscribe to some podcasts, though those are for personal enrichment rather than anything professional.

I used both the Education Podcast Network and Podcast Alley in my searching. I suppose epnweb was the better site if you are specifically looking for education topics. The two standouts I found were from Americanwriters.com and the "Shakespodospheare." The former had tips for creative writing and the latter obviously focuses on Shakespeare.

Podcasts have their place in the classroom, but as one commenter pointed out--if you bring up something longer than 10 minutes you'll lose most of the students. I don't know if it's their age or the fact that all this digital technology has reduced their attention span to gnats. If it is the latter, then somebody ought to be telling parents (not that they'll listen) how to correct the situation.

I also discovered that there are no regular beekeeping podcasts. Hmmm. . . methinks I smell an opportunity.

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