Monday, December 18, 2017

11 Great EdTech Podcasts

On the 11th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 11 Pods O'Casting.

Note: This post is part of my "12 Days of Tech-Mas" series for 2017. You can see all of the posts for each day as they get released in the main post here: "12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017".

Podcasts are one of my favorite ways to learn new information, be inspired, be challenged, discover creative practices in education, find out about the latest resources, and even be entertained.

Best yet, we all have busy lives, so podcasts fit in wonderfully to my schedule, allowing me to listen when driving to work or to a training, or mowing the yard, or going for a jog (which I need to do more often).

For the writing of this blog post I checked my podcast app and I currently am subscribed to 135 different podcasts, covering a wide range of topics and interests. I certainly do not listen to every episode of each, and only a portion of them deal specifically with educational technology. So for this post I have decided to highlight just eleven of my favorites.

These eleven examples all focus on EdTech and consistently provide me with valuable information and resources. There are many more podcasts I could recommend, and perhaps they can be part of a future post, such as those covering education in general (The Cult of Pedagogy, Teaching Keating, Sustainable Teaching, 10 Minute Teacher, etc.) or interesting information (99% Invisible, No Such Thing as a Fish, RadioLab, Freakonomics, Tell Me Something I Don't Know, Reply All, The Allusionist, Science Vs, etc.)

See below for details on eleven of my favorite educational technology podcasts (in alphabetical order). If you are new podcasts, hopefully this will encourage you to try out a few. If you already listen, maybe you will pick up a couple new shows from the list. If you are a podcast addict like me, please share some of your recommendations in the comments at the bottom.

Listening to Podcasts

Before we jump into the list, if you are new to podcasts, here are some quick options for how you can listen to them:

  • On your computer - Most all podcasts have an associated website where you can find and play all of their episodes right from your web browser.

For each of the podcasts listed below you can simply search for the title in your podcast app to locate and subscribe to them. For those that have direct subscriptions links for iOS or Android, I have included those links as well.

Helpful hint: Most podcast players allow you to adjust the playback speed. You can listen much faster than people can talk, so you can save even more time by playing episodes at a faster pace. Depending on the podcast, my sweet spot is between 1.6X and 1.8X the normal speed. The only drawback is when I happen to hear the hosts speak in real life, they sound sort of sad as they speak at such a slow rate.

1) Check This Out
Brian and Ryan share awesome educational technology resources and ideas, and often bring on guests to share their area of expertise in EdTech.

2) EdTech Bites
Gabriel interviews educators and innovators to talk about educational technology and their favorite foods, and often how the two relate.

3) EdTech Rewind
Clint and Lee discuss what is going on in EdTech and beyond, and often include a guest from the world of education and technology.

4) EdTech Situation Room
A weekly podcast and live webshow, featuring analysis of current technology news through an educational lens.

5) TLC Ninja Teachers
Tech. Learn. Coffee. Lisa and Nancy have a little coffee and talk innovation in the classroom to help bring out the innovator in you (in only 15 minutes because "ain't nobody got more time than that!)

6) TOSAs Talking Tech
Two teachers talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about SAMR and why we need tech in classrooms.

7) The EdTech Take Out
The EdTech Take Out is a podcast with "bite-sized technology tips" for teachers who are looking for innovative ways to use technology in the classroom.

8) The Google Teacher Tribe
Weekly podcast designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools.

9) The House of EdTech
Chris shares stories from teachers and creators about education technology, and recommends valuable tools, tips, and resources to integrate technology into your classroom and instruction.

10) The Teachercast Podcast
Join Jeff and the world's finest educators and educational technology creators as they discuss the latest in educational tech and pedagogy.

11) Wired Educator Podcast
Kelly interviews educators from around the world on technology, best practices, and what really works inside and outside of the classroom.

Post by Eric Curts. Bring me to your school, organization, or conference with over 50 PD sessions to choose from. Connect with me on Twitter at and on Google+ at


  1. Just to add another... Jennifer Cronk's (@jenniferacronk) #AssistLearning Podcast is a great resource for SPED teachers. Episodes include special guests like #DiveIntoInquiry author Trevor MacKenzie, Rushton Hurley, and Dee Lanier ! !

  2. Eric, this was great for me today. I am subscribed to a good many podcasts but this semester at school has been so crazy I haven't had the opportunity to listen. This will be my plan for Christmas break, relaxing and listening to some great podcasts. Hopefully, the spring semester will be a little calmer at my school.

  3. Awesome!!! My colleague @profeashley and I area trying to start one for Language Teachers called "Inspired Proficiency" where we will interview language teachers on their best practices to bring bite-sized PD to teachers' ears :) More info on my blog post here:

    We are trying to fund ourselves through a kickstarter, too. If anyone is interested in backing us here is that info:

  4. Thanks for the great suggestions! I love podcasts, they make me feel so much smarter :-) They allow us to do a deep dive on a topic, rather than the 90 second news byte or the Twitter blurb.

  5. Thank you for this list! As I dig into them, do you have any suggestions for free podcasting host services (arguably you could host sound files on google drive but curious of others maybe) and/or do you have any good example podcasts built by teenagers?