Learning on-the-go: why I love podcasts for free professional development and inspiration
In this episode of the MTT podcast, I talk about why podcasts have been one of the best sources of education and inspiration for me over the past 8 years and why I think they are an effective and convenient way to learn.
I also discuss my current favourite podcasts in the following areas: education, technology, story-telling and inspirational and business.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
Podcasts I listen to (or used to listen to!)
- Rodd Lucier – The Clever Sheep (link to his blog)
- Jim Frankel – Dr Frankel’s Podcast Page
- Grammar Girl
- Note To Self
- Reply All
- TED Radio Hour
- Serial podcast
- How I Built This
- Problogger – Darren Rowse
- Online Marketing Made Easy – Amy Porterfield
- The Flipped Lifestyle – Shane and Jocelyn Sams
- Music Education and Technology Podcast
- TheTechEducator Podcast
- Smart Tech
- Related blog post: Professional Development On-The-Go
- Special offer for podcast listeners: join The Midnight Music Community – music technology online courses and training for music teachers
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- Listen right here by clicking on the play button on the player at the top of this page (pause by clicking in the same place)
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Midnight Music Community: special rate for MTT podcast listeners
The Midnight Music Community (MMC) is an online space for music teachers interested in learning more about music technology. There are online courses, lesson plans and lots of other resources for Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs. Professional development certificates are available for all training undertaken by MMC members and I am in the Community everyday, personally answering questions and offering advice to members.
Access the special rate for podcast listeners here.
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