Last week I finished a day leading professional development for teachers and jumped in my rental car. I was about to embark on a solo drive to visit family who lived a few hours away. Before pulling out of my spot in the parking lot I entered my destination on Google Maps and opened my Podcast app to pick a few episodes for my journey.
No matter where I am or how I’m traveling from one week to the next, podcasts have become such a huge part of my daily learning. From road trips and long walks to putting away groceries and folding laundry, podcasts have offered motivation, inspiration and sparked my curiosity as an educator. Those of you familiar with my newsletter know I love to spotlight podcasts. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites teacher podcasts to add to your summer playlist!
The podcasts on this list can be played in the Podcast app on an iOS device, played directly from the web browser of your device, or accessed on other services mentioned in the links below.
15 Teacher Podcasts for Your Summer Playlist
If you are super busy and looking for quick, actionable tips, you’ll definitely want to check out Vicki Davis’ 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. What I love about Vicki’s style is how she makes sure her listener walks away with strategies they can put into practice tomorrow.
Fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kelly Cory hosts the Wired Educator Podcast. Kelly has interviewed lots of educators and authors and provides listeners with insight into educational leadership.
A few weeks ago I heard Angela Watson share her story at the Tomorrow’s Teachers Today Conference. Her podcast, Truth for Teachers is designed to help teachers stay energized throughout the school year.
The EduGladiators podcast covers a range of topics hosted by an amazing team of EduGladiators. Check out the archive of podcasts on their website to pick a topic to explore.
TLTalkRadio with Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Randy Ziegenfuss explores popular and important topics in education. Their most recent episodes feature a discussion on empathy in education and practical tips for personalized learning.
Last year at EdTechXEurope, I had the chance to meet Sophie Bailey the host of the Edtech Podcast. She also interviews educators and entrepreneurs in the space of educational technology providing a global perspective of trends in the industry.
Christopher J. Nesi’s podcast House of #EdTech covers topics related to education technology. He also a New Jersey educator and has highlighted augmented reality, virtual reality and sketchnoting on his podcast.
The Dr. Will Show is an education podcast that has featured a variety of leaders in the field of education. Dr. Will records his podcast through Google Hangout so you can watch the interviews live or view the recordings at a later date.
The EdSurge podcast is definitely perfect for learning about players in the education field. Its episodes highlight the stories of familiar and new companies and issues facing educators at all stages in their careers.
On The EdTech Takeout you can hear about big ideas in the space of education technology as well as strategies for your own classroom. Their podcast is divided into: New Menu items, the Main Course, Tech Nuggets, and a Catch of the Day.
TeacherCast is hosted by Jeffrey Bradbury, Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey and an ASCD Emerging Leader. It features a range of educator voices and tips for teachers.
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast from Jennifer Gonzalez covers a range of topics for teachers. Episodes include spotlights of special tools and strategies for classroom teachers.
And more podcasts for teachers!
Brian Sztabnik is also an Edutopia blogger, as well as an English teacher from Long Island, New York. He hosts The Talks with Teachers podcast that spotlights leaders in the field of education.
Teachers Talking Tech explores a range of topics in the education technology field. Their recent episodes include a discussion of Apple Clips and Google Expeditions.
If you want to preview a few kid-friendly podcasts this summer, this list of six includes a few favorites. The folks at NPR have just released a brand new podcast for kids called Wow in the World. It’s a high-energy podcast that addresses a range of questions for curious children. So in this post you will also find a few tips for making the most of podcasts in your classroom.
Want to create your own podcast? Do you have something to share? Are you almost ready to start a podcast? Definitely check out Soundtrap, an awesome recording tool. Soundtrap will also be at ISTE in booth 2958 if you want to meet their team!