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Podcast study

Podcast Pick - A generic booklet for the study of podcasts


Flip through this resource here.

If you've been thinking about using podcasts as a studied text but it's been too overwhelming - and you're too stretched for time - to think about techniques, conventions, finding the right podcasts, designing worksheets to analyse podcasts etc etc (whew!), then grab this generic booklet to nail all of that including structure, style, ethics and more!


This resource helps students (and teachers!) learn about, analyse and discuss podcasts.  It is a generic resource designed to be used with any studied podcast or episode.  It is a textbook and workbook in one, with activities for students to complete along the way.  In addition, it acts as a guide for teachers wanting to learn more about podcasts and develop a unit of work accordingly.  Because it is completely editable it can be tweaked to suit your needs.


Podcast Pick is designed for students in Years 11 to 13 but could be tweaked here and there to also cater for younger year levels.


This booklet covers:

  • How to access podcasts (for the uninitiated)
  • Popular NZ-made and international podcasts – hyperlinked so you can find them quickly
  • Categories and formats
  • The structure of podcasts
  • Story-telling
  • Style
  • Why podcasts are so popular
  • Ethics and trust
  • Note-taking
  • Fact and opinion
  • Main ideas – reading beyond the lines
  • Purpose – reading behind the lines
  • Techniques


A handy hyperlinked table of contents and a home button on every page back to that table of contents will help you and your students move quickly within the booklet.


This resource comes in Microsoft PowerPoint (resized as A4 pages). This means you can:

  • Edit / Tweak it to suit your / your students' needs.
  • Upload to Google if you prefer ‘Slides’ over PowerPoint.
  • Share with students digitally so that they can work on them online. (Note that for EL standards, students must work in hard copy because, other than dictionaries, they must not use any digital devices.)
  • Print as hard copy work booklets.


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