I am currently setting up several packages for the schools I work in. One of these is podcasting to help develop Literacy skills.
As well as training teachers in using ICT tools I make a point of connecting it very closely to the subject they are teaching. I work in primary schools only so this is for 5 - 11 year olds.
Before getting children to make their own podcasts I want them to listen to a range of podcasts from very good to pretty poor. This helps them develop a reflective approach to their own learning and what they are aiming to achieve. This is called assessment for learning in the UK.
We all know there are a variety of styles or genres of speaking, so what I am hoping is that you wilsl hare with me if you know of any good sites with podcasts which would be suitable for this age range to listen to.
With big hopes