Most students today wouldn’t even know how.
In the olden days students had to go to the library, research material, read the pertinent information or check out available audio materials on tape or VHS. Not anymore. In the new age of technology-heavy learning, podcasts make every aspect of life easier, including college studies. Podcasts are basically a form of digital media that students can subscribe to and download off the web. It’s like a mini seminar or talkshow downloaded to your Mp3 player. There are podcast series available right from your iPod to help with everything from an upcoming Spanish quiz to the midterm on musical evolution. Here’s our rundown of the most useful podcasts for students:
GoogleGet: This podcast is great because it combines Google News in your iPod so you can read the news between class and stay current on all the top news stories. Next time you have to present a current event at the last minute, you’ll be prepared.
Language Podcasts: If English is not your first language, you can use ESL podcast to brush up on your English skills by taking these ESL classes directly from your iPod. If you’re on the other end of the spectrum, try iPod Spanish to Go to review for your Spanish quiz on your way to class.
Pod CityGuides: This is a great podcast site for traveling. Here you can find hundreds of city guides that are compatible with iPods. That way, you’ll know exactly what to see and how to get there so you don’t end up looking like a tourist.
Brain Quest: Who doesn’t love a little trivia to keep your brain working? This is one of the most popular educational games available and now it’s on your iPod. You can download simple versions for your children and more challenging ones for yourself!
Medical Terminology Flash Cards: There are multiple sets of flash-cards aimed to help any student in the medical field. Whether you’re studying healthcare, nursing or pre-med, these are a great way to step up your game.
Talk Shows: Whatever your favorite talk show, they most likely have a series of podcasts you can find online and download to your iPod. Listen to clever, engaging discussions about science from National Public Radio’s popular program or The Philosophy Talk provides popular philosophical talk available via podcasts.