Over the past few years podcasting has changed the way educators share and learn from one another. With a few clicks of the mouse pad or taps on the screen people can create content and share with great ease. I love driving to work and listening to my fellow educators from around the world share their insight on best practices. It keeps me motivated and inspired to try new things. Here are some tips, tools, and resources on how to make listening and learning apart of your routine.....
Apple Podcast App:Download this app onto your iPhone and listening to your favorite educational voices as you work out or drive into work.
BamRadio Network: Access tremendous Twitter chat recap shows such as #Satchat,#Edchat, BrandEd, and #EdtechChat to name a few.
TeacherCast Podcast:Stay current with educational technology trends and thought leaders from around the world.
SoundCloud: An audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds. Great way to create a school or classroom based podcast channel.
Audacity: Free audio editor and recorder.
Audioboo: Give students a voice and a world audience. Use this tool for assessment purposes so that students can show what they know.
Useful tip: Sometimes while driving in my car or working in my office I will play a You Tube video or Ted Talk that is education related. I don't actually watch it while driving, just listen. The point here is that you can use a wire to connect your device to the car's sound system. Another option is to connect your device to your car's sound system via Bluetooth.
As you can see there are many great ways to stay current or at least begin to start thinking about how you can improve your craft through listening to podcasts.