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10 educational podcasts you’ll love to listen to

Educational podcasts are a fantastic way to get PD in your pocket. What are educators are loving to listen to right now? Here are 10 podcasts to check out.

There are hundreds of educational podcasts available to teachers on almost every subject you can think of. We see new podcasts launching all the time and some we have been hearing about for years but haven’t had the chance to check out.

What are the podcasts that other educators love to listen to? And how can we find one or two (or 3 or 4) that will become our go-to favorites?

During a Valentine’s day themed #DitchBook Twitter chat (Thursdays at 7 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. CST / 10 p.m. EST), hosted by Craig Klement, we discussed these questions and more. The conversation included sharing websites, books, and Twitter chats, along with the podcasts that we LOVE.

Below you will find 10 podcasts recommended by educators for educators. Be sure to check out this Wakelet to see the whole discussion along with this collection of favorite websites, books, Twitter chats and even MORE podcast recommendations from the #Ditchbook community.

10 educational podcasts we love

1. The Educational Duct Tape podcast, hosted by Jake Miller, focuses on using educational technology as a tool to solve problems in the classroom. You can listen to all of the episodes and access show notes here.

2. Cult of Pedagogy is a podcast hosted by Jennifer Gonzalez which discusses the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets and more. Visit cultofpedagogy.com for even more amazing content on her blog, video series, and store.

3. On the 10-Minute Teacher podcast Vicki Davis interviews educators from around the world on a broad range of topics five days a week. These quick shows are easy to listen to and will give you motivation for the day.

4.  The Google Teacher Tribe is a weekly podcast where Kasey Bell and I (Matt Miller) provide practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in the classroom plus lots of tips and tricks.

5. Better Leaders, Better Schools is a podcast aimed at school administrators, educational leaders, and influencers. Host Daniel Bauer interviews principals and school leaders as they share their leadership insights.

6. Vrain Waves is produced and hosted by Ben Kalb and Becky Peters and hopes to provide listeners with interviews that will leave them feeling informed, inspired and more connected.

7.  Each week host John Spencer shares tools, tips, strategies and stories to help teachers boost their innovation and creativity on The Creative Classroom podcast.

8. Shukes and Giff is a weekly podcast by Canadian educators Kim Pollishuke and Jen Giffen. Kim and Jen, along with their guests, share EdTech treasures in hopes of creating an “AHA” moments that will encourage listeners to try new things in their classroom.

9. Brian Briggs and Ryan O’Donnell host the Check this Out podcast which runs the gamut from technology to teaching to pop culture to entertaining banter. Anything’s game in this show!

Also check out their guest post The golden age of podcasting: listening and creating for teachers and students for even more inspiration and ideas from these two!

10. Teaching Keeting, hosted by Weston and Molly Kieschnick, looks at education through the lens of iconic moments in popular movies and TV, pulling valuable lessons for the classroom.

Looking for even MORE podcast love? Check out these related posts.

What are your favorite educational podcasts? Leave your recommendations in a comment below.

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