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Hot Off the Presses: Podcasting for the Economics Classroom
Social Studies Research and Practice
  • Colleen Call
  • Kathleen Owings Swan, University of Kentucky
  • Mark J. Hofer, College of William and Mary
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Despite the recent interest and production of quality podcasts freely available online, there are relatively few podcasts available for K-12 teachers of economics. We see this as a missed opportunity given the real-time and real-world nature of economics. We have created the Econocast ( website to help spark teachers’ imaginations to leverage podcasting in the economics classroom and to help make the publication process easier. In this article, we offer a definition of podcasting, discuss how podcasting might support the economics curriculum, and present a case study of a teacher's development of an “iReport” economics podcast for her ninth grade classroom. We invite readers to help realize the potential of podcasting to engage students in meaningful learning of economics concepts.

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Colleen Call, Kathleen Owings Swan and Mark J. Hofer. "Hot Off the Presses: Podcasting for the Economics Classroom" Social Studies Research and Practice Vol. 4 Iss. 2 (2009) p. 145 - 151
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