By Matthew Williams
Published by KQED Edspace
Summary by SmartBrief on EdTech
"Students in Monina Salazar's third-grade classroom at Live Oak Elementary School in San Ramon, Calif., used to make dioramas about science biomes; now, they create audio podcasts. The technology activity is much more valuable, Salazar says, because it allows her to integrate science into reading and writing. As they create their podcasts, students practice fluency, learn how to write a paragraph, research and take notes, select music for mood and choose sound effects to convey place and time"