One of my favorite ways to continue learning is by listening to podcasts. I always keep my phone loaded with a variety of podcasts to listen to if I’m out for a walk, traveling in the car (without company) or just when I’m getting ready in the morning.
Since I have enjoyed learning from others on podcasts, I’ve also started joining in on podcasting to help share what I know. It is definitely a nerve-wracking experience to record an audio conversation that will be forever available on the web/iTunes, but I think that each one has really helped me grow professionally (even if it’s just from trying to improve on the number of times I say “ummm”!)
I’m going to maintain this separate page on my blog to continue to add to so others can find what I’m listening to or podcasts that I’ve joined in on.
Podcasts I have participated in:
Learning First Get it Right: Common Core Standards
BrandEd/BAM Radio Network: Balancing the Pros and Cons of Social Transparency at Your School
House of Edtech #9: Technology and Administration
BAM Radio Network: Managing the Relentless Stress of Being an Education Leader
BAM Radio Network: Talking about Too Little Time?
EdAdmin Show #2 – What role does Social Media play in school leadership?
EdAdmin Show #4 – Ebooks, 1:1 initiatives and NCLB waivers
TeacherCast Podcast #39 The Many Hats a Principal Wears
Techlandia Podcast: “Steak and Eggs” Not sure why they called it this, but this was a podcast with a few other administrators.
Podcasts I enjoy listening to:
(some links will take you to their webpage, some straight to the itunes page for the podcast):
Brand Ed has great podcasts with Tony Sinanis and Joe Sanfellippo as they provide talk, tips, & tools to help tell the story of amazing things happening schools. This as a must listen to for all educators and I’m looking forward to reading their upcoming book: The Power of Branding
Choice Literacy has great podcasts with the literacy gurus.
Literacy 2.0 by International Reading Association
Practical Principals this is the very first podcast series I ever listened to and was hooked immediately. These are also the principals that I first learned about twitter from. Now I only wish that they would keep making more podcasts (public peer pressure for Scott and Melinda!)
Teacher Cast No podcast is ever the same on Teacher Cast with Jeff Bradbury Each podcast has a different topic and different guests on to talk about education and usually always incorporates technology. Almost each podcast ends with “What’s On Your iPad?” which I love getting new app suggestions from.
Techlandia Podcast: This podcast is led by Curt Rees, Jon Samuelson, and Alison Anderson. Each week they share tech tips, recommendations for apps and people to follow on Twitter. They often bring on guests to the show, and have started having their podcast go live on Google Hangout.
EdReach Network – If you subscribe to EdReach in iTunes, you will automatically get the variety of EdReach podcasts that are loaded there. I have been keeping up on changes with google and other great new tech tips from these podcasts. I have also now recorded 2 episodes of the EdAdmin podcast.
District Leaders Podcast It’s been a while since they’ve had a new podcast, but just like those above, always a different topic/different guest to talk about school leadership.
The Education Gadfly Show Podcast I enjoy listening to some education news, education research and some ed humor.
I listen to a few different podcasts from the BAM Radio Network They have podcasts for parents and educators. My favorite podcast to listen to has been the H2H (Heart 2 Heart) conversations meant to be “A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference.”
Manic Mommies-this is just for pleasure. I enjoy listening to these moms, their humor, and the many guests they’ve had the show for a variety of topics.