Maybe you have a long commute…or have background music while you cook dinner…or a husband who thinks you need to lose weight and so you think jogging is better with a soundtrack… whatever the reason, those moments become easy peasy ways to add some quality content and PD to your world with a podcast!
A podcast is free, original, and interesting content to listen to whenever you have time. There are podcasts available on just about anything you can think of, except maybe Troy, sigh. I love to learn and am always short on time so I think educational podcasts are the perfect answer.
I’ve found several that I now subscribe too, which is great b/c that means the content comes to me! Not sure how to subscribe? Try here or here to get ya started! There is the obvious Podcasting app on the iPhone or you can use Podomatic.
My current two faves are:
Follow @ipadsammy (Jon Samuelson) and @tedrosececi (Alison Anderson) & @CurtRees (Curt Rees) as they take you through the world of educational technology. Listen and get professional development on your commute to school. Things you can use immediately in your classroom, by teachers, for teachers.
Faved because: Easy to listen too, practical integration ideas, varied guests…they follow a three apps to learn from, three people to follow format, interspersed with humor and relevant information…
The EdAdmin Show highlights the ideas and insights from the innovative school administrator’s point of view. Hosted by Chris Atkinson and featuring a roundtable of education’s brightest. Posts Fridays! (@ChrisLAtkinson)
Faved because: It’s a minute! Reviews great books directly related to being an instructional leader, not hawking a product or brand, just real application to what I do…plus, who doesn’t have a MINUTE?? 🙂
PS: Please know that when I say jog, I totally mean walk really fast. 🙂