Today my group did our pod-casting book review, and now after creating my own podcast and seeing how the product turns out, I really think it is a great idea that I would love to work into my own classroom someday. We chose to use Podomatic- it's so simple, and it would be great in the classroom because it is free and you don't have to download any special software (in case your school is against that.) I think this is a great way for students to reinforce what they have learned from the reading. I see this as another medium that will allow students to better understand and connect with their reading, along with photo essays, "fakebook," and many of the other tools we have discussed in class. Many of them are things I can see myself using in my own classroom someday. It's crazy how many tools and activities there are to use in the classroom today. I graduated high school in 2009 and never used many of these tools we have learned about in class. Not only do I think that had I done assignments similar to the podcast I would have had a greater understanding of the works we read, but I likely would have enjoyed them more as well.