The Arkansas Department of Education announced Mandi Dunlap from Greenbrier Middle School as one of the winners of the 2011 Arkansas on iTunes U Classroom Podcast Competition.

As part of an initiative to encourage classrooms to incorporate the creation of podcasts, teachers throughout Arkansas were invited to submit a focused podcast series of student-created videos in which students demonstrate their learning of essential content standards and bring the content to life for other students. 

The winning podcasts will be published through Arkansas on iTunes U by Sept. 9 and will be available as free iTunes downloads. 

Arkansas on iTunes U is building a library of educational podcasts for students and teachers, and podcast submissions are welcome. Visit Arkansas on iTunes U to browse and download many podcasts created by Arkansas students and teachers by visiting http://adepodcast.arkansas.gov and clicking the Launch button.