I have had the opportunity to use podcasts in education. While it didn't last long as it was a one unit project, I think the kids really like it. I think the challenge with using podcasts in education is sustaining it's use. Because like the wiki said, a podcast is not just an audio recording, but an RSS feed too. Finding a true purpose to have an ongoing podcast can be a challenge. I also think that if you are going to have an ongoing podcast, you have to devote time to it, because it can't something you just record and through up online. You and your students have to put some thought into what you are going to say and how you are going to produce it.
That being said, I think if you can find a way to incorporate it into your class or school, it's a great way to connect to families and friends, all around the world. Especially for international schools and students, it's a great way to show grandparents or others across the world what the stud
I am a teacher librarian, living in Brazil. I have three beautiful children with my husband, and a pug. I love reading, yoga and traveling the world.