I’m always looking for podcasts or websites that inspire me to find fun and exciting ways to educate my kids. Credit to Titus Dalisay for sending me this list of 50 podcasts that focus on education. Granted, some of the podcasts approach education in its traditional forms but there is still some great information that can be gleaned from them.
Some of the podcasts you’ll find here include:
TED Talks: What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world’s greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Nerdy Cast: Hosted by Nicholas Provenzano, This is an education podcast featuring some of the smartest and funniest people in education. We are going to talk education, technology and pop culture.
Grammar Girl: Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.
Those are just a few of the great podcasts you’ll find in the informED article, “50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out”.
Missing from the list are homeschooling podcasts. Not even one appears there. Homeschoolers have unique and insightful ideas when it comes to education. We have a smaller budget and less staff so creativity is a must for parents who’ve determined to educate their children outside of traditional methods. Maybe next time a list like this is developed at least one homeschooling podcast will be featured.
If you’re looking for a fun way to test your kids’ knowledge about world countries, Tiny Countries takes a very fun approach to learning geography.
Dr. Evil and his henchmen have an evil plan to realign the world by moving the continents and forming a rooster-shaped world.
General McIntyre enlists Tiny due to his expertise in geography to help catch these henchmen after they uncover a series of cryptic clues identifying their locations.
Play as Tiny’s character and save the world by using your knowledge of geography to unravel clues.
Tiny Countries is an epic adventure that includes :
- 15 missions over 6 continents.
- 75 countries to be mastered.
- An animated interface to learn about countries, their capitals and famous monuments.
Normally $4.99, Tiny Countries is available for FREE today in the iTunes AppStore. Get it today before the sale ends! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Think about this…10 years ago this wouldn’t have been possible. Now, because of technology like digital cameras and the Internet, a new species of spider (possibly) has been discovered by everyday people who take a trip to the Amazon. Amazing!
Congrats to Destin (@smarteryoutube) and the team on this discovery.