16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers
Do you listen to podcasts? I do! I love them and I have 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers to share in this post!
Podcasts are a great way to get PD on the go.
You can listen in the car, on your run, during your workout, or whenever you prefer.
It’s PD in your pocket!
We have a lot of fun and share all kinds of fun ideas for using Google tools in the classroom.
We just kicked off season three of the podcast this week so I thought it would be fun to share some other great podcasts for teachers.
What is a Podcast?
In case you are new podcasts, let me explain. An audio podcast is like a recorded radio show that you can subscribe to using your favorite podcatcher or stream online. Think of it like talk radio on demand.
“Podcasts may be the new radio, but listening to these downloadable shows requires more effort than just twisting a dial. The rewards, however, are much richer: the latest in politics and culture, interviews with your favorite celebrities, serial dramas, and comedy aplenty.” – Wired Magazine
How to Listen to a Podcast?
There are so many ways to listen to podcasts! For the purposes of this book, I will keep it simple. You can listen on your mobile device through a podcast application like Podcasts on iOS, Google Play on Android, or a host of other podcast applications. Here’s a handy guide from Digital Trends if you want to dig into the other options.
A lot of podcasts have their own websites and allow you to stream directly on the site. You may also find some podcasts are even available on YouTube.
Become a Podcast Learner
Podcasting is on fire right now, and more shows are added every day. But the offering of podcasts for teachers is frankly, phenomenal! So whether you are new to podcasts, or a seasoned listener, there is always some new professional learning waiting for you.
16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers
This is a modified list from the 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 (FREE ebook). You can grab your copy here.
I have embedded sample episodes where available. Every podcast uses a different system so it wasn’t possible to embed episodes for every podcast.
Here are 12 of my favorite podcasts (in no particular order):
The ever-amazing Cool Cat Teacher, Vicki Davis hosts this daily podcast for teachers full of tips, ideas, and inspirational interviews.
Chris Nesi hosts this bi-monthly podcast discussing all things edtech, and interviewing edtech leaders.
Jennifer Gonzalez hosts this great podcast to discuss teaching strategies, classroom management, edtech and more.
In this weekly podcast, Angela Watson gets to the heart of the matter to share encouragement and truth for educators.
This super cool podcast is hosted by Weston and Molly Kieschnick, where they share a fascinating look at popular tv and movies with an educator’s perspective.
Brian Briggs and Ryan O’Donnell are always chatting and sharing edtech tips, troubleshooting, and sharing their real-world experiences in education.
Sarah Thomas hosts this video podcast connecting educators across the globe.
This weekly podcast, hosted by John Spencer, explores the creative process and how to make it a reality in the classroom.
In this podcast, Mark Barnes, helps us explore ways to tackle problems in education.
Host, Jeff Bradbury, brings us topics on everything in the educational technology space and more!
Bruce Dixon and Will Richardson interview educational leaders discuss ways to effect change in your school.
Like most everything produced by Edsurge, you will find this podcast has interesting insight into the world of education technology and will always teach you something new.
Host, Dr. Greg Goins, interviews many of the nation’s top educators, authors, and innovators in P-12 education.
Hosted by Stacey Lindes, AJ Bianco, and Christopher J. Nesi, each episode covers a topic and area of growth for educators and also shares the power of podcasts in education.
Canadian educators Kim Pollishuke and Jen Giffen share their favorite edtech tools and tips, and they have a lot a fun along the way.
And don’t forget my Google Teacher Tribe partner also has is own podcast as well. Here you will get quick tips and ideas on how to rely less on textbooks and use tech with meaning. (Only 5-10 minutes per episode)
Okay, call me biased, but I love doing this podcast with my buddy, Matt Miller. We have fun, and share all kinds of Google news, tips and tricks, and practical applications for the classroom. Follow us on Twitter @GTeacherTribe and check out the hashtag #gttribe for some great shares from our tribe!
Looking for more? Check out the Education Podcast Network for even more educational podcasts!
There are many other podcasts that I love, but I just couldn’t fit them all in this post. Help me build Part 2 of this post and share your favorite podcasts in the comments below.
International Podcast Day is coming in just a few days. Be sure to check out the live streaming schedule, where you can learn all about the world of podcasting, learn interesting facts and ideas from podcasters across the globe, and find new podcasts to follow.
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