|Image from pixabay.com|
Podcasts are simply audio recordings that are distributed via Internet. You don't have to have an iPod or other mp3 player to listen - most folks download via smartphone or computer/tablet. While there are lots of different ways to listen to podcasts, I generally choose Google Play Music and YouTube since these work nicely across my smartphone, Chromebook, and desktop.
Here are my current go-to podcasts for tech-enabled education topics, and the links I use to listen - I'm sure you can find these on other platforms, too!
Video Podcasts (for the workout)
- The G Suite Show presented by Google on YouTube (Formerly known as The Apps Show) Just point to The G Suite Show and click Play All
- Better Cloud Monitor for G Suite - I signed up for daily emails that contain 1-3 video tips on using Google Tools. You can also search their site for just-in-time tips
- Google for Education on YouTube - Generally I just search for topics to answer questions I've received from teachers
Audio Podcasts (for the commute)
- The Chromebook Classroom by John Sowash - interviews with teachers and school leaders who are integrating tech - not always just Chromebooks - into real classrooms in real schools. Sowash is also an author and Google Certified Trainer with an excellent YouTube channel
- Google Teacher Tribe Podcast - Just launched, this new podcast is hosted by Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook, and Kasey Bell, author of Shakeup Learning)
NOTE: Matt Miller will keynote the 2nd annual Whatever It Takes Conference in Galesburg, IL. Join us June 14-16, 2017!
|Visit www.witconf.org for details!|
Other Podcasts I follow:
- Goin' Digital with Dr. Greg Goins is another non-Google podcast I follow. This southern Illinois superintendent conducts periodic hour-long interviews with some of the movers and shakers in the EdTech world
- I also listen to the TED Radio Hour from NPR when I need a break from tech topics. While not Google-centric, I simply do not have words to recommend this thought-inspiring podcast highly enough!
Happy Listening and Learning!