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I have been wondering if it would be beneficial for me to create short podcasts of some of our math lessons in order for parents to see what I am trying to get their children to understand. An example would be when we are working on double digit addition/subtraction (I teach first) I have the students use tens and ones manipulatives to discover the answer. The manipulatives change depending on where the student is conceptually. Some students will be using the bean sticks we made, some will be using place value discs, and some are ready for the "procedure" of adding/subtracting double digit numbers.
I was thinking that short video podcasts would help me reach more parents and help them see how we are working through learning the concepts before we move to the procedure of certain concepts.
Are there any elementary teachers using podcasts in this manner?