Podcast seem to be everywhere. ESPN has daily podcast of their shows. News group will also podcast information to the public. Teachers are even podcasting. The article by Hoagland (2007), showed me how university professors are using the technology to benefit students. I think it is a great idea but I do take some caution with the subject. I do believe that some high school students will find it wonderful and rely on it heavily checking out of the face to face interaction. Podcast can be a fantastic tool for student-athletes or students that miss lectures due illness
Another technological tool that I found useful was TicTrac. The technology application can sync up devices to track physical assessment. This would be great way to view how students behave after school has wrapped up for the day. A instructor could evaluate students on several different levels - Heart Rate , energy expenditure, and time of movement. It would take some careful planning but students would thrive. They would actually be able to see how they measure up using their devices instead of checking out the lastest tweet.
Cebeci, Z. & Tekdal, M. (2006). Using podcasts as audio learning objects. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 2, 47-57.
Hoagland, D. (2007, February 7). Getting their iLessons: In a nod to popular technology, some Fresno State instructors are recording lectures so students can listen to them later on computers or iPods. Fresno Bee. Retrieved from http://www.fresnobee.com/263/v-printerfriendly/story/28453.html
https://www.tictrac.com ( 2014)
Vess, D. L. (2006). History to go: Why I teach with iPods. The History Teacher, 39(4), 479-492.