I walk to school every morning. I did that in Japan too.
The walk in the morning helps to get the blood circulating throughout my body and gives me a chance to listen to podcasts.
Add Podcasts to your Phone
You might be thinking that podcasts are so 2010, but they have never been so popular. Even Google is getting in the podcasting game with the new release of Podcasts for Google Play.
A Podcast is like a radio episode that you can download or stream from your phone. You need a Podcast player app like Apple’s Podcasts to listen to them. I use Podcast and Radio Addict for my Android phone.
Podcasts are not only great for entertainment but can be useful for learning new ideas and skills. Below are some I listen to on my walk to school.
Education Related Podcasts
21CL Radio is a show of international teachers who review edtech tools and describe how they use the tools in class.
This show takes a look at different education issues in each episode. The host, Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) interviews innovative teachers to see what they do in their classes.
#EdChat Radio is a podcast that follows the Twitter hashtag of the same name. Following each #EdChat Twitter chat, there is a podcast show about some of the main ideas that were discussed.
Other Podcasts of Interest
Produced by WNYC, Note to Self takes a look at issues involving modern technology on a practical level.
A show about the stories of design. Each episode dives into the stories behind why things are the way they are.
This podcast mixes science and pop-culture. Hosted by Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, it has become hugely popular.