Instructor's Top 10 Best Podcasts for Teachers
Listening to podcasts or watching videocasts in the classroom is easy—and cheap. Here are Instuctor’s top 10 best
podcasts for teachers.
>>Wild Animal Chronicles
Six-minute, jaw-dropping, well-narrated videos produced by National Geographic. Find it on iTunes or at www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts
>>Children’s Fun Storytime
Dramatically intoned readings of favorite kids’ stories like The Little Engine That Could and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Find it on iTunes.
>>Poem of the Day
Audio recordings of poems by many heavy-hitters—Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes. Find it on iTunes or at www.sonibyte.com
>>Sixty Second Science
Daily blasts of entertaining, thought-provoking science news. Find it on iTunes or at www.sciam.com
>>My German Class
Great for creating your own language lab—no funding required. Find it on iTunes or at www.mygermanclass.com
The students at Willowdale Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska, produce podcasts with segments like “Did You Know?” and “Vocabulary Theater.” Find it on iTunes or at www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio
>>The Science Show for Kids
Psychology professor David Brodbeck invites children to send in their burning questions. “If I don’t know the answer,” Brodbeck says, “I’ll find a scientist who does.” Find it on iTunes.
>>ESL Teacher Talk
Cohosts Mark and Eric, both ESL teachers, share insights about their classes. Find it on iTunes or at www.ESLteachertalk.com
>>The Teacher’s Lounge
Two middle school teachers interview authors, talk about teaching challenges, and just plain chat. Find it on iTunes or at www.podcast.net/show/67551