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A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts

Use this free resource A Teacher's Guide To Podcasts to help you use this powerful tool in your classroom.

Use this A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts to help you stay current in your teaching practice. In this digital age, it is important as well as challenging to remain relevant to our students in the classroom. But why is relevance important in the classroom?

Teaching material often becomes outdated. Standards for materials are being changed constantly, and the way the material was taught 5, 10, or 20 years ago is not relevant anymore.  The way students learn is also ever-evolving. These days, we now know that different students require different ways of learning and absorbing material – not everyone can learn just by reading a textbook. 

Therefore, the materials we present and how we present them need to be both appealing to our students as well as accomplish the curriculum goals. 

A great way to meet both of these objectives is to incorporate podcasts into your lessons and curriculum. However, if podcasts are new to you, or you are unfamiliar with ones that are appropriate for middle school students, you might be wondering where to start when it comes to using them. That is where this guide to podcasts comes in handy.


Try this FREE RESOURCE – A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts

This easy-to-use product is a great starting point for teachers who need a little help as they begin to incorporate podcasts into their teaching and curriculum. In this guide to podcasts, teachers will learn that not only are podcasts easier than ever to use in today’s classrooms, but they will also discover new and exciting podcasts they can use with their students.

A Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts includes helpful suggestions, guides, rationales, and (maybe most importantly) links to resources as well as specific podcasts for middle school teachers and students.

In just six pages, you will find the following info:

  • Why Use Podcasts in Middle School Classrooms – Learn the benefits of using this popular form of media and why it is so appealing to students and teachers alike.
  • How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom – Learn the basics of how to use a podcast in the classroom and what technology is required to stream them.
  • How to Access Podcasts – Get ideas on the various apps and websites that offer podcasts, including free and paid-for options. 
  • Middle School Podcast Suggestions – Find some fiction and non-fiction podcast suggestions that you can use in your middle school classroom.
  • Ready-To-Go Middle School Podcast Lessons – See the podcast lessons 2 Peas and a Dog has to offer that are perfect to use in the classroom and come complete with links to the podcasts as well as lessons to help students practice their listening and reading comprehension skills. 

Using Podcasts in the Classroom Does Not Have to be Difficult!

Don’t let the unknown aspect of podcasts intimidate you or discourage you from including them in your curriculum. Just as our students are constantly learning and changing, we, too, as teachers, can learn and change and find ways to teach our students that are enjoyable and exciting. Not only are podcasts fun for students to use, but they are an excellent way to present material to your classroom and accommodate a variety of learning styles, especially when you have this guide to podcasts to help you out. 

Download A Teacher Guide to Podcasts for FREE today! And if you decide that using podcasts in the classroom is for you, be sure to check out some of my podcast resources below. 

Find even more information about classroom podcasts use:

Engaging Podcast Resources 

  1. Podcast Listening Comprehension Bundle 1
  2. Podcast Listening Comprehension Bundle 2
  3. Podcasts Non-Fiction Article
  4. Podcast Creation Assignment

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