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The EdTech Take Out

The EdTech Take Out is a podcast for teachers who are looking for innovative ways to integrate technology in their classrooms. It is hosted by Jonathan Wylie and Mindy Cairney from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team.

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EP63: Visible Learning with John Hattie

In this episode, Gina Rogers joins Mindy and Jonathan to have a conversation with Professor John Hattie about his work on effect size and instructional strategies for the classroom. It's a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation that has actionable advice on how to make a difference with the students you work with. Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/63 This is our last episode before the summer break, but please keep in touch if you have ideas or suggestions for future shows. You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

40mins

16 May 2019

Rank #1

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EP55: Research Roundup

In the first episode of 2019, Mindy and Jonathan look back at some of the biggest educational research from 2018 and discuss how it might affect classrooms in 2019. They have lots of Google updates to share, and have a handful of new tech nuggets that are hot and ready to eat. Links for everything we talk about in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/55 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

37mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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EP68: What Happened to Flipped Classrooms?

In this episode, Mindy and Jonathan are joined by Amber Bridge to talk about flipped learning. Are people still flipping classrooms, and if so, what are some tools and ideas you can use to flip your classroom in 2019? Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/68 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

47mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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EP69: Read All About It!

Reading is an important way for educators to grow and expand their thinking, so in this episode, Mindy and Jonathan share some of the things that they have been reading recently and reflect on what that has meant to them. They also have some new tech nuggets that hot, fresh, and ready to share! Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/69 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

49mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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EP70: Best of 2019

This is the last episode of 2019, and it's been a great year for using technology in the classroom, so Mindy and Jonathan round up some of their favorite edtech picks of the year. They also talk about some of your favorites too! Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/70 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

55mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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EP64: Productivity Tips for Teachers

Mindy and Jonathan are back and well rested after their summer break. This week they are joined by Lynn Kleinmeyer and they are talking teacher productivity. How do you get things done in your classroom, and what are your strategies for dealing with email, calendar and to-do lists. They don't have all the answers, but they do have some! :) Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/64 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

55mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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EP59: Cultivating Creativity

This week's episode is that last of our 4-part series on using the 4Cs in the classroom. Join Jonathan and Mindy as they dive deeper into how to infuse more creativity at school and the tools (or mindset) you need to help support that. Links for everything we talk about in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/59 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

48mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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EP67: ITEC 2019 Reflections

Mindy and Jonathan are just back from another ITEC Fall Conference in Des Moines. In this episode, they reflect on that experience and give some tips for edtech conference attendees. Jonathan brought a baloney nugget, but we don't judge on this podcast, right? Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/67 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

43mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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EP71: YouTube is Changing!

Amber Bridge is back for the first episode of 2020 to help Mindy and Jonathan get their heads around the latest changes that YouTube is making and how that might affect teachers and school districts. Screencastify got a big update, and so did Book Creator. There is also a healthy serving of tech nuggets, including something special for emoji fans! Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/71 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

44mins

25 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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EP60: Social Media & Screen Time

In this episode, Mindy and Jonathan are joined Marisa Dahl from Heartland AEA to talk about screen time and the use of social media by both kids and adults. Are there any good solutions? Links for everything we talk about in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/60 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

55mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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EP62: Teaching Typing

This week, Mindy and Jonathan tackle typing. Who should teach typing, when should you start, and what should you use? Do you have ideas? If so, we would love to hear them. There is also a bonanza of G Suite Updates to talk about as well as some tasty tech nuggets. Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/62 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

41mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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EP58: Critical Thinking

The 4Cs bonanza continues with part 3 of our 4 part series: Critical Thinking! Discover resources you can use in your classroom to get kids thinking critically while working on math, coding, science, PBL and more. Links for everything we talk about in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/58 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

38mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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EP61: Freemium Edtech

This week Mindy and Jonathan recap on some of the "latest" edtech news and then dive head first into the world of freemium EdTech services. What's worth paying for? When should you consider buying a subscription service, and who should pay for it? Find out in this feature packed episode. Links for everything we talk about in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/61 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

48mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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EP39: Do You Wanna Build a Podcast?

In this episode Mindy and Jonathan finally find some newsworthy edtech items to talk about, and unpack what it takes to make a podcast. (Hint, it's less than you think). They also have the usual helping of tech nuggets. Extra ketchup this week!News & Followup7 New Ways to Post on PadletDraw Voice Film Snap Google Map Padlet in a Padlet Twitter for Mac is discontinued CoSpaces EDUMain CoursePodcast image requirements Podcasting Microphones Mega Review Podcast Audio HostsPodbean Libsyn Blubrry SoundCloud Podiant Audio EditorsAudacity (Mac or PC) Adobe Audition (Mac or PC) Garageband (Mac and iPad) Logic (Mac) Ferrite Recording Studio (iPad) Zencastr Submit a podcast to iTunes Submit a podcast to Google Play MusicTech NuggetsInsert Learning TCEA iOS App Recommendations AndThenIWasLike PromptSmart As always, thanks for listening. Feel free to reach out on Twitter to Mindy (@TeamCairney) or Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) if you have any followup, questions, comments or ideas. Feedback is awesome! :)

42mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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EP42: Interview with Dr. Ryan Wise

In this episode, Mindy and Jonathan take some time to talk to Dr. Ryan Wise, the Director of the Iowa Department of Education, to get his views on what is working well in Iowa schools and what the challenges are for the days to come. Show notes for this episode are at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/42 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on the Apple Podcasts app, or in Google Play Music. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without all of you!! Until next time...

46mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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EP65: EdTech Talk With Leslie Fisher

In this episode, Mindy and Jonathan talk to everyone's favorite EdTech presenter - Leslie Fisher! Find out how she got started in education, and learn what excites her today about the state of EdTech and learning in our schools.  Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/65 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

59mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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EP41: Graphic Design with Tony Vincent

In this episode, Mindy and Jonathan flex their creative muscles with the able assistance of the incredible Tony Vincent. Together, they talk about the role of graphic design in the classroom, share some of their favorite design tools, and look ahead to the upcoming Apple education event. Show notes with links for everything in this episode are online at dlgwaea.org/podcast/41 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on the Apple Podcasts app, or in Google Play Music. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without all of you!! Until next time...

42mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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EP66: International Podcast Day!

It's International Podcast Day and Mindy and Jonathan are celebrating by talking about some of their favorite podcasts for teachers and also podcasts for students. There wasn't supposed to be any tech nuggets, but Jonathan brought some anyway. We hope you enjoy the episode! Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/66 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

36mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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EP54: AEM for All

In the last episode of 2018, Mindy and Jonathan are joined by Maggie Pickett to talk about the importance of AEM for all students. There are some interesting news items, and your usual helping of "fresh" nuggets too. Links for everything we talk about in the show can be found at dlgwaea.org/podcast/54 You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

49mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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EP40: PE & Technology

This week, Mindy and Jonathan call upon the help of Kari Bullis and Ryan Gotto to help discuss ways that technology can be used in PE by both teacher and students. Jonathan gets wisdom teeth removed and Mindy is still listening to crime podcasts. Show notes at dlgwaea.org/podcast/40 News & Followup -Checkmark Chrome extension gets customizable comments -Book Creator for Chrome adds real time collaboration -Twitter launches bookmarks, a private way to save tweets -ViewPure now offers curated playlists Main Course PE and Technology with Kari Bullis (@BullisKari) and Ryan Gotto (@RGottoLM). -Google Forms -Formative.com -Sworkit Kids -GoNoodle -Jammin Minutes -MakeGif Chrome Extension -thepegeek.com -voxerpe.com -The PhysEd Google Drive folder: ift.tt/2kkkfMK Tech Nuggets -carrd.co -Mystery Doug -Microsoft Soundscape -Merge Cube Podcast Picks -Akimbo by Seth Godin -In the Dark You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on iTunes, the Apple Podcasts app, or in Google Play Music. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without you!! Until next time...

49mins

10 Mar 2018

Rank #20