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How to Start an Educational Podcast Part 2: Equipment, Hardware, Publishing, and Social Media

Episode 156

GotTechED the Podcast    

Episode 156: How to Start an Educational Podcast: Equipment, Hardware, Publishing, and Social Media 

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 156 called “How to Start an Educational Podcast Part 2”. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to go about starting a podcast for you and/or your students with a focus on the hardware and software you need to get started. In addition, we discuss publishing options and some things to think about when considering your options. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!

Segment 1: Updates


  1. GotTechED the Podcast is getting a new name! The Edtech Throwdown Podcast and new branding
  2. March 12th NJECC Conference

Segment 2: Equipment, Hardware, Publishing, and Social Media  

Equipment: Microphones


  1. Students speak directly into their Chromebooks or phones audio recording app

Low-Cost: Under $75

  1. Ear buds with a microphone
  2. Audio Technica AT2005 USB/XLR
  3. Blue Yeti USB $59 Sale
  4. Snowball Mic

Medium Cost: Under $180

  1. Yeti USB Microphone Bundle
  2. Rode NT-USB Mini
  3. Rode NT-USB+
  4. Shure MV7X XLR

High Cost: Above $180

  1. Heil PR40
  2. PodMic USB Versatile Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

Recording and Editing: 


  1. Vocaroo – Recording only, free
  2. Sodaphonic – recording and editing, 3 hours of audio limit on the free version
  3. Chrome Audio Capture Extension – recording only, free
  4. Audacity – Download for free, not for chromebooks, editing
  5. Audio recording app on your phone

Not Free

Many of these do have free options, but with limits on how much and how often you post. Some also then own your content, which you probably don’t want. They may also say that they can put third party ads into your content, which you probably don’t want.

  1. Podcastle – all in one recorder, editor and hosting
  2. Soundtrap – recording and editing
  3. Zencastr – all in one recorder, editor and hosting
  4. Podbean – all in one recorder, editor and hosting
  5. WeVideo – recorder and editor
  6. Resound – AI editing – yes please!



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Segment 3: Where to Find GotTechED

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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • AI For Teachers, Admin, and Parents
  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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