Karen’s Mashups-Show 20-Ed Tech

In this show, we’re listening to educational technology-oriented podcasts, one of the richest areas of podcasting. There is much more out there than we could fit in this show, so make sure to check out the list of additional resources below.
This year has been one of the toughest I can remember in terms of providing professional development. Time priorities are fierce, and budgets are being cut, and professional development is suffering as a result. Podcasts like these are one way to provide just-in-time professional development for yourself and your staff members.


Included in this show are the following:

Ed Tech Talk - segment from Ed Tech Weekly Show #62

The Ed Tech Weekly show includes a variety of timely ed tech topics covered by various hosts. The Ed Tech talk channel also includes other ed tech shows like Making Connections, Women of the Web, Teachers Teaching Teachers, and 21st Century Learning.

Driving Questions - segment from “Taming the Wild New Tools” show

Carpool with ed tech maven Kevin Honeycutt as he talks about various ed tech topics. These conversations are taped while he’s driving around to do the work he does with educators. (Kevin, I always worry about your safety when I listen/watch these. :) This video podcast (audio only included in my excerpt here) also includes interviews and conversations with others working in ed tech.

EdTech Coast-to-Coast – excerpt from Show 15 on Drupal

This podcast is hosted by Steven Burt and produced by Clarity Innovations. The podcast covers a variety of topic, such as new tools and filtering, and includes special guest interviews. Regular panelists include Will Richardson, Tim Lauer, and Tim Wilson.

Bud the Teacher Podcast - excerpt from “XOXO my XO” show

Bud Hunt, aka Bud the Teacher, is one of my favorite ed tech experts. Mr. Hunt is an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado. He blogs and produces this engaging podcast that covers various current topics. Several recent shows have information on his use of the XO computer (OLPC).

Moving at the Speed of Creativity – segment from “Technology Shopping Cart” show

Tech expert Wes Fryer produces and hosts this podcast. Many episodes of his podcast feature conference presentations from Fryer and other high profile tech folks. Podcasts like this are a great way to reap the benefits from conferences that you may not be able to attend F2F.

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Here are some more ed tech podcasts that we weren’t able to include in this show:


U Tech Tips

Connect Learning

The Savvy Technologist

The Tech Teachers

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