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The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly show dedicated to all things Technology in Education.

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As an educator, I enjoy this podcast and definitely consider it to be in my top 3. Jeff and company know what issues/topics are current and do a great job discussing them from various angles. Great resource to further my learning and self-reflect as far as my instruction goes! Recommend to all.

Always Informative

By Travis Phelps - Jul 22 2015
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This is a wonderful go-to podcast whenever you want to learn concrete information about a new technology tool. The hosts always take the time to explore a new feature or a little-known benefit for something valuable in educational technology. Each time I listen to this show, I learn something new.

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11 Ratings
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Valuable with Substance

By Rangerblu - Jan 31 2017
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As an educator, I enjoy this podcast and definitely consider it to be in my top 3. Jeff and company know what issues/topics are current and do a great job discussing them from various angles. Great resource to further my learning and self-reflect as far as my instruction goes! Recommend to all.

Always Informative

By Travis Phelps - Jul 22 2015
Read more
This is a wonderful go-to podcast whenever you want to learn concrete information about a new technology tool. The hosts always take the time to explore a new feature or a little-known benefit for something valuable in educational technology. Each time I listen to this show, I learn something new.
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The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly show dedicated to all things Technology in Education.

Rank #1: How can I use Google Scripts in the classroom?

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Recorded January 14, 2014

Aug 09 2017

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Rank #2: Secret Ways to Use Creative Apps with YOUR Students!

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Welcome to the 33rd episode of the Tech Educator Podcast. The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology. For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.

October 21, 2013

Jul 31 2017

53mins

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Rank #3: Epic Google Chrome Extensions Smackdown for Educators

Aug 26 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: How can @Evernote be used to help you organize your digital classroom?

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Welcome to the 45th episode of the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Jon Samuelson.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.

Advanced Evernote Tips

Topics:

  1. Sharing a Notebook
  2. Webclipper
  3. Advanced Search
  4. Skitch
  5. Evernote Email

Links:

  1. Evernote: www.Evernote.com
  2. Web Clipper: www.Evernote.com/WebClipper

Recorded February 23, 2014

Aug 13 2017

56mins

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Rank #5: What makes a Tech Coach . . . a Good Tech Coach? #ETCoaches

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In this episode, we take a deep dive into what makes a technology coach successful in their school district.

As the world of educational technology grows by leaps and bounds each year, school districts are more and more looking to bring in Instructional Technology Coaches to assist in providing personalized professional development to their teaching staff. In this episode, we discuss instructional coaching from several angles and share how you can be a successful tech coach in your district with a little help from persistence and innovation.

About our Guests

Marcie Faust

  • Position: Director for Innovative Learning
  • Organization: Deerfield Public Schools
  • Location: Deerfield, IL
  • Website: https://twitter.com/mfaust

Marcie is a school district leader who is passionate about redefining educational technology in the modern-day classroom. Marcie believes in authentic, connected learning to prepare students for their futures. Before her leadership role, Marcie taught elementary school, middle school and served as a technology coach. Her inspiration comes from all of the learners around her – at work as well as at home.

Maria Galanis

Maria Galanis began her career as a technology coordinator which evolved into technology coach. 15 years later, she is now an iCoach, an instructional coach with an emphasis on modern age learning. Maria is an EdTech enthusiast who loves being a connected learner and believes we can all be better together.

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Jan 31 2018

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Rank #6: Classroom Video Projects: 5 Quick and Easy ways to use video in your class in the first 30 days!

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In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we take a look at 5 things you and your students can do with video in the first few weeks of school. Our guest today is 8th-grade technology teacher Bruce Reicher from New Jersey and together, we break down how to use video in your curriculum, different types of equipment you might be interested in using, our favorite apps, and the all-important question, “how do you create live morning announcements for your school?”

5 Things you can do with video this school year!

  1. Make a video about the book you read over the summerWrite one paragraph about a book you read this summer
  2. Record your paragraph
  3. Create a video biography about yourself Find 5 five pictures that tell about yourself
  4. Upload the 5 pictures and record why they are special to you.
  5. Have a teacher take pictures and create a video for Back To School nightStart taking pictures of your students from the first day of school
  6. Use the DriveSlides extension to put them into a Google Slideshow
  7. Go to file and publish and loop the slideshow for Back To School Night
  8. Have students videotape parents for back to school night and create a videoHave students be reporters for that night in your school
  9. Have them create a video to highlight the school and what parents learned on Back To School Night.
  10. Do a passion project of what you would like to study the most this year.Brainstorm with students what their passions are
  11. Have them record 30 seconds on why this passion is so special to them.

About our Guest

Bruce Reicher has been an educator for over 20 years. Reicher currently is a technology teacher in middle school and teaches Google Apps, Coding and TV production. Reicher is a certified Google Educator and an Ambassador for Codesters and WeVideo. Reicher is also been a Board of Education member for 5 years for Hawthorne, NJ. Reicher is the head of the curriculum and instruction committee.

About WeVideo

WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform, providing editing, collaboration, and sharing capabilities across any device. Anyone can access WeVideo, from any computer or device at home, work, or on the go to capture, edit, view and share with secure storage of their content in the cloud.

WeVideo Social Media Links

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Recorded July 19, 2017

Jan 24 2018

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Rank #7: Using Google Docs to provide Authentic Learning Experiences and Feedback to our students

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we tackle the tough topic of teacher/student communication and together learn how to use Google Docs to create effective learning environments. Did you know that Google Docs features multiple ways of providing feedback to students in the form of Comments and Suggestions?

Google Docs is not only a fantastic word processing application but one of the best communication tools for any teacher to use in the classroom. Check out our podcast above to learn more.

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This weeks question is:

How are you using Google Docs to provide meaningful and authentic feedback to your students?

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Tech Tip of the Week

  • Turn an old phone charger into an open 5V power source-Sam

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Mar 22 2018

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Rank #8: What Makes Great Professional Development?

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On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we reflect on a recent workshop that I attended that focused on best practices for providing professional development sessions to adults.

Many of us have experience getting up in front of students every day and know how to create a dynamic lesson in our classrooms, but do we really know how to present to adults in a way that allows them to walk away feeling good about a multi-hour workshop?

In this episode, we tackle several strategies for creating a seamless presentation with helpful resources for an audience of all backgrounds.

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Feb 04 2018

48mins

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Rank #9: Creative Ways of using Video in the Classroom

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In this episode of the TechEduator Podcast, we discuss several ways for teachers to incorporate video into their lessons and classroom activities. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What role should video serve in our classroom?Instructional Tool
  • Self-Paced Learning Device
  • Flipped Classroom Activity
  • Project Based Learning
  • How do we setup video based projects?DirectionsCreate a checklist
  • Storyboard activities – Storyboard template
  • Keep everything focused for the students to make their
  • Rubrics for videos available on Rubistar
  • Examples
  • Is it effective?
  • Apps for creating videoChromeScreencastify
  • Screencast-o-matic available for download & web version, now in Beta as a Chrome app!
  • WeVideo
  • iOS / MacCamera
  • Movies+
  • Touchcast
  • WireCast
  • WindowsMovie Maker
  • Screencast-o-matic
  • Apps for editing videoChrome
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • What are the biggest challenges you face using Video in the classroom?
  • As a Tech Coach … why/how do you encourage the use of video?How to get your teachers to record themselves? /why should ts record themselves?
  • What types of lessons do you start out with?

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Apr 22 2018

47mins

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Rank #10: Using Google Classroom to Teach Coding and Programming

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at how general education teachers can infuse Coding and Programming lessons into their curriculum and package them neatly to be distributed through Google Classroom.

As educators across the world celebrate Computer Science Education Week, it’s important to remember that STEM education, Coding, and Programming are to be explored more than just during the Hour of Code.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Three simple projects that you can bring to your classroom
  • Anyone can Learn Arduino and Breadboarding: Using TinkerCAD’s tutorials and virtual breadboarding.
  • Modeling the Digestive System with Scratch and Makey Makey https://twitter.com/MsKellyKnight/status/938094787772801029
  • Kano Street Art – https://hoc.kano.me/coding-challenges/training
  • How do we take the fear out of infusing STEM lessons in the general classrooms
  • How can you wrap up your STEM lesson and distribute resources to your students through Google Classroom and Google Sites

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This weeks question is:

Question: In what ways can you use Google Classroom to bring STEM subjects to your students? 

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Tech Tip of the Week

  • As Google Classroom and Google Sites become increasingly popular and essential, it’s important to keep up to date with what is new and exciting for your classroom. Check out the great resources being created by @ShakeUpLearning and @AliceKeeler on Twitter.

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Feb 11 2018

34mins

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Rank #11: Student Data Privacy (FERPA & COPPA)

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we speak with Casey Rimmer about ways we can all protect the sensitive data our students create each and every day. 

In this episode, we discuss:

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Casey Rimmer, Innovation and EdTech Coordinator, Union County Public Schools @RimmerEdTech

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Apr 21 2018

49mins

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Rank #12: 5 Great Presentation Apps for your classroom

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The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com

Recorded September 29, 2014

Aug 29 2017

55mins

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Rank #13: Can you use Scratch Based Coding to Teach Social Studies?

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at creative things you can do in your Social Studies classroom that bring Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication to your students. These examples can be adapted to students of all grade levels and many of them involve coding and programming skills… something you don’t usually associate with the humanities classrooms. 

We would love to learn how you are being creative in your classroom. Please leave a message below in our comments section and share links to your classroom creativity.

In this episode, you will learn …

  • 5 Ways Coding can be used in the Social Studies Classroom
  • Coding is a great way to let kids use the knowledge they are studying. The platform lets them do amazing stuff and gives them plenty of points for authentic choice. In Sam’s classroom scratch is one of the secret weapons of engagement and differentiation.
  • Screencastify
  • Screencastify is a free Chrome extension that allows teachers to record their computer screens using the Chrome Browser. In addition to it being one of the best and simplest screencast applications for Chromebooks, it’s also one of the best ways for a teacher or student to record themselves using the front-facing camera.

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This weeks question is:

Question: In what ways can STEM or STEAM activities be used in your Social Studies classrooms? 

Please leave your answer in the comments section below and let us know your thoughts.

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Tech Tip of the Week

In this episode we discovered how STEM and the Humanities classrooms can merge to create a seamless learning environment. This week, take a moment to challenge your students with a Coding or Programming lesson. Let us know what you have done this week in the comments section below.

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Recorded November 7, 2017

Feb 09 2018

31mins

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Rank #14: Check out these awesome Google Presentation Tips and Tricks

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Welcome to the Tech Educator Podcast.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.

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Show Information

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt9F7tKcZcU
  2. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/office-editing-for-docs-s/gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj?hl=en
  3. http://www.coolcatteacher.com/best-google-drive-add-ons/
  4. https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375012?hl=en
  5. Google For Education Virtual Conference: http://www.giesummit.org/

Recorded August 25, 2014

Aug 25 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: Why should schools celebrate Digital Learning Day?

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Discussion:

  • Digital Learning Day: What did we take away from DLD2013? How did you participate? What did you see others doing around the country?
  • Disney announces that it will be making spin-off movies based on individual Star Wars characters such as Yoda and Boba-Fett in addition to creating Episodes 7,8,9.
  • Can we lobby for the epic war between the Jawa and the Ewok? What if they were fighting over mining rights on Hoth, it could be a fable about fracking. . .
  • Monopoly: The Cat is In… The Iron is out: http://usat.ly/VDBQH4
  • Book publisher Macmillan has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid an e-book price-fixing investigation, leaving Apple as the only company that has not yet reached an out-of-court settlement.
  • Home Depot latest corporation to drop BlackBerry – please, for the sake of my curiosity, contact the show if you are still a BlackBerry customer and explain to me why.
  • #txidea hashtag for ideas to implement technology in the classroom immediately — started at TCEA 13 in Austin after App Smackdown on Friday.

Apps:

Jul 02 2017

53mins

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Rank #16: Effective Ways to Teach Final Cut Pro in the Classroom

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Welcome to episode 47 of the Tech Educator Podcast.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.

Recorded March 11, 2014

Aug 14 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #17: 15 Digital Curation Tools for the Classroom

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In this podcast, we take a look at our favorite web tools that help teachers and students curate the web.

The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.

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Sep 07 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: Computer Science for All Students

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at Computer Science in a slightly different way. Together with authors Sam Patterson and Doug Bergman, we discuss ways for every school district to create a seamless K12 curriculum that infuses aspects of Computer Science in all grade levels. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why should students be learning about Computer Science?
  • Creating a Computer Science Curriculum K12
  • How should we budget for a Computer Science Curriculum?
  • Where can teachers find resources for Computer Science?
  • No longer an elective subject
  • Needs to be CORE
  • CS is here, not going anywhere, it is not a trend

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Doug Bergman

Doug Bergman is Head of Computer Science at Porter-Gaud independent school in Charleston, SC. He has been the head of the CS department for 17+ years and been in CS education for 23+ years. For several years, he worked in industry as a programmer as well as in I.T. While attending and teaching school in the US, Japan, and France, he has traveled extensively across the globe. He is a product of public education K-16 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, M.A. in Education Administration, and is completing his Online Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He has taught in public schools, private schools, and professional schools and has worked with students from ages 5 – 99. His largest class was 300 students (I found out it was 300, not 30, in the hallway on the way to class. That was fun.) He has experience developing his own curriculum as well as using existing curriculum developed by others. In addition to being honored with regional, state, national and international recognition, he has presented at conferences worldwide. In 2017, he was selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Currently, he serves on of the board of CSTA.

Richard Allen

Richard W. Allen, Ed.S. – Rich is a retired Principal with 35 years of experience as a teacher, advisor, coach, supervisor, assistant principal, and principal in the public school district. He has received many awards over the years, including Governor’s Teacher of the Year, and the Model Schools recognition by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). He is an adjunct professor at Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. He is on the Principals’ steering committee at Monmouth University and the steering committee for ECET2NJPA. Rich presented with the NJPSA Leadership Academy and works with schools as a consultant. He was a member of the ELC and the OTSC with the State Department of Education. He earned his graduate certifications and degrees from Georgian Court University, Liberty University and Rutgers, The State University of NJ.

Rich is the co-Founder and Executive Director of DisruptED TV.

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Apr 06 2018

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Rank #19: Tips and Tricks for Creative Student Blogging Activites

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Welcome to the Thirty Second episode of the Tech Educator Podcast. The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly roundtable discussion about current topics in educational technology. For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.

Jul 30 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: Would you sue your teacher over a C-?

Jul 03 2017

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A Guide to ISTE 2018

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at this years ISTE conference. Learn how 6 of educations top EDU Podcasters will be attending and manipulating through hundreds of hours of presentations, networking events, and vendor demonstrations and learn how YOU can connect with those on the conference floor if you are #NOTATISTE.

In this episode, we discuss:

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Dr. Will

Dr. Will, as he is affectionately known as, is a recognized digital leader who is all in on the power of mobile to support this Netflix generation of learners. Leveraging learning outside the confines of the classroom, his mission is to remove technology as an impediment from teachers becoming innovators in their classroom.

Dr. Will is also the creator and host of The Dr. Will Show where he interviews educators and entrepreneurs on how to level up. The podcast can be found on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Brad Shreffler

Brad Shreffler is an Instructional Technology Coach and Podcast Host out of Central Florida. As a coach, he is focused on using technology in the classroom to evolve instruction for modern learners. His show, the Planning Period Podcast is all about talking to educators casually, like running into each other in the break room, about the topics they are interested in. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @BradShreffler or on his website, http://www.bradshreffler.com/

Podcaster Meetup [12:30]-[1:30] Wednesday at ISTE

Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones (@jethrojones), 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of Transformative Principal, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle school, and three different high schools. This experience instilled a desire to provide the most nimble educational experience possible, so that all students — no matter how long they are at his school, can pursue their own interests and work to their individual potential. Jethro has always pushed the envelope on learning situations. As principal at Kodiak Middle School he implemented a flexible schedule that allowed students to have Tier 2 interventions and enrichments. These complex logistics are facilitated with the Pickr app. Jethro has provided simple solutions to complex educational problems as a principal, district coach, library supervisor, and middle school teacher.

http://transformativeleadershipsummit.com/ Transformative Leadership Summit

Valerie Lewis

Valerie is transitioning into an assistant principal role SY2018-19 in Gwinnett County, GA and has been in education for 18 yrs. She is passionate about students with disabilities and the role tech plays in their learning journey. The idea that learning is continuous certainly holds true and for this reason–connecting globally with others provides value and growth. She is 1/5th founder of Pass the Scope Edu and founder of EdObstacles. She also moderates Teacherpreneur chat and other Voxer groups. Her philosophy is that One Size Does Not Fit All!

#NOTATISTE18 Google Plus Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102762507417207490264

#NOTATISTE18 Livebinder: https://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2374612

Dan Kreiness

Dan Kreiness is a middle school instructional coach, podcast host, and connected educator who constantly searches for the most effective ways to advance education and produce high student achievement. Dan holds masters degrees in adolescent education and educational leadership and is currently a doctoral student in the field of educational leadership. He was named to the 2017 class of ASCD Emerging Leaders. He is also a Google Certified Educator, Nearpod Pionear, Flipgrid Ambassador and Hoonuit Learning Ambassador.

Dan hosts his own Leader of Learning podcast and has been a recurring host and panelist on the EduMatch Tweet and Talk podcast series. He is also an author who features his writing on his own “Leader of Learning” blog and has contributed guest blogs to The EduCal Blog, Your Instructional Coach, and TeachBoost. In addition to blogging, he also has published works as a contributor to the Edumatch Snapshot in Education (2017) Volume 2: Professional Practice and The EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide: Survive and Thrive in the Kitchen and Beyond.

Dan is emerging as an expert presenter at education conferences, trainings, and EdCamps on topics including leadership, growth mindset, student engagement, various instructional technologies, augmented and virtual reality for education, and using social media in education. Dan is the creator of the successful growthmindsetEDU Voxer group after his interest in growth mindset was sparked as he studied how to be an effective instructional coach. His specific educational interests include leadership, educational technology, and student engagement.

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This weeks question is:

Question: What are your tips, tricks, and strategies for navigating through the ISTE Conference?  

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https://www.stevehargadon.com/2018/06/iste-or-not-either-way-we-have-great.html

  • Link 3 #NOTSTISTE? Ways to participate in ISTE 2018 remotely

https://www.theedublogger.com/2018/06/11/notatiste-2018/

Tech Tip of the Week

  • Tech Tip Goes Here To make instant friends at ISTE bring along a portable power strip because there are never enough outlets

Monster MP OTG400 BK Outlets To Go Power Strip – 4 AC Outlet

https://www.amazon.com/Monster-MP-OTG400-BK-Outlets/dp/B000F9YN2M/ref=sr_1_1

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Jun 21 2018

58mins

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Cleaning and Organizing your Digital Classroom for the Next School Year

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at 10 great ways to prepare your digital classroom for the summer.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Google Sites: Duplicate Google Sites and Start Fresh
  • Google Classroom/Schoology: Archive Old Courses
  • Google Drive: Cleaning Your DriveFind a spot for “Shared With Me” documents
  • Google Drive: Rename files to similar names based on chapter / projects
  • Google Drive: Unstar and Recolor folders
  • Google Forms: Delete All Responses, Unlink, Relink
  • Google Calendar: Hide Old Calendars
  • Gmail: Archive Old Email
  • Organize your Bookmarks
  • Use Evernote to organize your thoughts

Other: Getting Some Reading Done- What School Could Be– Ted Dintersmith

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Jun 17 2018

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How to use Social Media to Build Your Educational Network

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome Lyn Hilt on the podcast to discuss Social Media and how it has evovled over the last decade for educators worldwide.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How has Social Media evolved over the last 5-7 years?
  • The evolving nature of social learning networksWhy are educators connecting via social?
  • What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?
  • How does engagement in a social learning space differ in 2018 than it was ten years ago? What’s changed for the better? For worse?
  • Strategies for engaging meaningfully in social networks – tips & tricks for educators
  • Alternatives to open social for engagement with learning networks
  • Lyn’s work with Modern Learners & as the facilitator of ChangeLeaders Community – how this community offers a unique, different perspective and opportunities for educators and leaders to engage in ways they cannot in open social

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Lyn Hilt is an educational leadership and instructional technology consultant who uses her experiences as elementary principal, instructional technology coach, and classroom teacher to provide educators with meaningful professional development to help make innovative and lasting growth for student success. As elementary instructional technology coach, she worked with teachers and students by providing professional development opportunities and resources to staff, writing curricula, designing learning activities, and pushing into classrooms to work with students on technology-infused project work. Prior to her coaching position, Lyn served as elementary principal for five years in the same district, and it was while serving in this leadership role that she discovered the joys and benefits of connected learning and leadership. Lyn is an avid blogger and contributor to social networks such as Twitter and has presented at various local, state, and national conferences on topics ranging from professional development to networked educational leadership. Lyn is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Cloud Certified (G Suite), and Apple Teacher. Lyn provides many Google for Education trainings with the fine team at Kiker Learning.

Lyn is also the community manager for the vibrant and inspiring ChangeLeaders Community, a space dedicated to pushing the boundaries of learning created by the Modern Learners team.

Lyn teaches future educational leaders through her role as an adjunct instructor and online course designer for Cabrini University. She holds K-12 principal, elementary, and middle-level math and science teaching certifications. Lyn began her career teaching fifth and sixth grades and always strives to focus her work to help best meet the needs of young people.

Lyn has contributed to various publications in print and online. She authored a chapter on using social media to support professional learning in the 3rd edition of Powerful Designs for Professional Learning, published by Learning Forward. She also contributed to The Connected Teacher: Powering Up from Powerful Learning Practice, the Voices from the Learning Revolution, and the Connected Principals blog. Her work and experiences have been featured in Education Week, THE Journal, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education by Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli, and Eric Sheninger’s Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.

About Modern Learners

“Let's lead our students into the modern world. Together.”

Modern Learners features online resources and communities to help you connect with global school leaders, revitalize your work with children, and put the focus back on learning in your classrooms. Co-founders Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon lead the way along with Missy Emler and Lyn Hilt to create inspiring, thought-provoking content that challenges the notion of Why School and the current education narrative. Through cohort-based leadership experiences in Change School that push high-bar conversations and stimulate change efforts for school leaders and the unique ChangeLeaders Community which curates the latest educational resources and brings them to a learning commons that ignites dialogue around the issues, Modern Learners seeks to help every leader and learner find and honor the whys and hows of modern learning, and helps educators take practical steps towards reimagining school. And, for the first time, Modern Learners will be hosting live events! Meet up with us in Chicago on July 10, for the first Modern Learners’ Lab: Leading Schools that Learn: Building Culture through Inquiry and Agency.

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Jun 07 2018

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The History of Puppets in Education: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jim Henson

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we pay tribute to the anniversary of the passing of the late great Jim Henson.







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Question: Who was your favorite muppet?

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May 17 2018

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11 Ways to Use Social Media Effectively in the Classroom

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss how Social Media can be used as a positive thing in the classroom environment. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Google I/O ConferenceNew Google Assistant can make phone calls for you
  • New Gmail Features
  • Is this the end of the world?
  • Social Media in the ClassroomBest Practices for Social Media
  • Account Creation

11 Tips for Social Media Success by Sam Patterson

  1. Once a day, share something specific. Take a close up picture of one kid’s work, get their hands in there.
  2. Don’t engage the current debateThat new thing everybody is ranting about? Ignore it, it isn’t important. The debate is more energy than it is worth.
  3. Follow widely unfollow freelyIf you are a teacher, follow teachers. If you are running a classroom account, follow classroom accounts. Unfollow at the first sign of trouble. Never feel guilty about unfollowing. Don’t show your students the raw feed unless you have a good reason.
  4. Expect your kids and parents to read your feed They won’t read all your posts, but they will see every mistake you make. Make the right ones.
  5. Lift up someone else’s workShare the work of the teachers and classrooms you follow. This is an easy way to stay active and share positive.
  6. Ask questions If you see a project you like, ask a question. People love to answer questions about what they shared. Everybody learns from good questions.
  7. Chats aren’t required People can get really excited about Twitter chats, you don’t have to. They can be overwhelming and they are not for everyone.
  8. Turn notifications off Seriously, evil corporations are reshaping your brain’s chemistry through notifications. I am not kidding, turn that crap off.
  9. Use threads to tie together a group of examples Post a “Title tweet” that has the name of the assignment and then “thread” the rest of the examples as replies.
  10. Interact with those who feed your practice. If you find someone’s tweet useful or inspiring, tell them. Don’t just RT it, say “thanks” it matters.
  11. Never forget these platforms were built to monetize outrage and disagreement, don’t make money for them.

We left 3 important points off of this list. . . . . What are they? Let us know in the comments

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May 10 2018

43mins

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Should Apps Be Paid or Free?

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome Steve Fortna, educator and creator of Flippity.net on the program to discuss the recent outcry from educators who recently learned that their favorite edtech tool decided to introduce a paid platform for their application.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How can we help our teachers choose the right edtech for their classrooms
  • The Advantages of Free vs the Cost of PremiumOn the Budget
  • On the Teacher
  • On the Student
  • On the App Developer
  • Should App Developers create Free or Premium apps?
  • How do developers of Free Apps or services support their projects/companies?
  • What happens when Free turns to Premium?Should the Educational Community bring out the pitchforks?
  • Should the Educational Community bring out their pocketbooks?
  • Should Tech Coaches be shunned for promoting paid applications
  • What can you do if your favorite app developer puts up a paywall?
  • Do we pay for a product or let it eventually fail?

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  • Steve Fortna is a teacher and technology integration specialist at Whitinsville Christian School in Whitinsville, MA. Steve has been teaching for 18 years and is the creator of Flippity.net. @stevefortna

About Flippity

  • Flippity.net is a website that allows teachers and students to turn Google Sheets into online tools such as flashcards, random name pickers, progress indicators, Jeopardy-style quiz shows, and more. 

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May 03 2018

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Creative Ways of using Video in the Classroom

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In this episode of the TechEduator Podcast, we discuss several ways for teachers to incorporate video into their lessons and classroom activities. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What role should video serve in our classroom?Instructional Tool
  • Self-Paced Learning Device
  • Flipped Classroom Activity
  • Project Based Learning
  • How do we setup video based projects?DirectionsCreate a checklist
  • Storyboard activities – Storyboard template
  • Keep everything focused for the students to make their
  • Rubrics for videos available on Rubistar
  • Examples
  • Is it effective?
  • Apps for creating videoChromeScreencastify
  • Screencast-o-matic available for download & web version, now in Beta as a Chrome app!
  • WeVideo
  • iOS / MacCamera
  • Movies+
  • Touchcast
  • WireCast
  • WindowsMovie Maker
  • Screencast-o-matic
  • Apps for editing videoChrome
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • What are the biggest challenges you face using Video in the classroom?
  • As a Tech Coach … why/how do you encourage the use of video?How to get your teachers to record themselves? /why should ts record themselves?
  • What types of lessons do you start out with?

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Apr 22 2018

47mins

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Student Data Privacy (FERPA & COPPA)

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we speak with Casey Rimmer about ways we can all protect the sensitive data our students create each and every day. 

In this episode, we discuss:

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Casey Rimmer, Innovation and EdTech Coordinator, Union County Public Schools @RimmerEdTech

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Apr 21 2018

49mins

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Computer Science for All Students

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at Computer Science in a slightly different way. Together with authors Sam Patterson and Doug Bergman, we discuss ways for every school district to create a seamless K12 curriculum that infuses aspects of Computer Science in all grade levels. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why should students be learning about Computer Science?
  • Creating a Computer Science Curriculum K12
  • How should we budget for a Computer Science Curriculum?
  • Where can teachers find resources for Computer Science?
  • No longer an elective subject
  • Needs to be CORE
  • CS is here, not going anywhere, it is not a trend

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Doug Bergman

Doug Bergman is Head of Computer Science at Porter-Gaud independent school in Charleston, SC. He has been the head of the CS department for 17+ years and been in CS education for 23+ years. For several years, he worked in industry as a programmer as well as in I.T. While attending and teaching school in the US, Japan, and France, he has traveled extensively across the globe. He is a product of public education K-16 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, M.A. in Education Administration, and is completing his Online Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He has taught in public schools, private schools, and professional schools and has worked with students from ages 5 – 99. His largest class was 300 students (I found out it was 300, not 30, in the hallway on the way to class. That was fun.) He has experience developing his own curriculum as well as using existing curriculum developed by others. In addition to being honored with regional, state, national and international recognition, he has presented at conferences worldwide. In 2017, he was selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Currently, he serves on of the board of CSTA.

Richard Allen

Richard W. Allen, Ed.S. – Rich is a retired Principal with 35 years of experience as a teacher, advisor, coach, supervisor, assistant principal, and principal in the public school district. He has received many awards over the years, including Governor’s Teacher of the Year, and the Model Schools recognition by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). He is an adjunct professor at Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. He is on the Principals’ steering committee at Monmouth University and the steering committee for ECET2NJPA. Rich presented with the NJPSA Leadership Academy and works with schools as a consultant. He was a member of the ELC and the OTSC with the State Department of Education. He earned his graduate certifications and degrees from Georgian Court University, Liberty University and Rutgers, The State University of NJ.

Rich is the co-Founder and Executive Director of DisruptED TV.

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Apr 06 2018

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10 Productivity Tips for Instructional Technology Coaches

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we bring 3 Instructional Technology Coaches on to discuss their Top 10 Tips for staying productive and efficient in their school districts.

10 Productivity Tips for Instructional Technology Coaches

Tip 1 – Coach to Teacher Communication

  • Voxer – very important for keeping communication open but not filling your inbox.

Tip 2 – Teacher to Coach Communication

Tip 3 – Keep Track of Events and Documents

  • Evernote: It’s the perfect application to save documents, audio, PDF’s and it’s available on all platforms.

Tip 4 – Digital Communication and Organization

  • Utilize Google Docs/Folders to record conversations and coaching sessions for future conversations.

Tip 5 – Provide Resources for Personalized Learning

  • Keep ongoing blog as a one-stop-shop for all your teachers’ needs. Update with things you often come across for them to go back to. Also helps alleviate email you send to staff.

Tip 6 – Create Personalized Videos

  • Jing – a great quick screen recording tool for simple how-to videos.

Tip 7 – Create a Data Dashboard

  • Record important events right after they happen. It’s easy to go an entire day and forget to record important events or meetings with teachers. Use a Google Doc, Evernote, Google Keep, or Google Form to keep track of what you have done each day. Use it to create a Data Dashboard of your events. You never know when it might come in handy.

Tip 8 – Create User Groups for Group Instruction

  • Facebook groups – create hubs for people to share resources. It’s not just me that may have the answer.

Tip 9 – Create an Army of Foot Soldiers

  • Utilize your most willing teachers to assist in training/sparking innovation in others. If you build it, they will come.

Tip 10 – When in Need… Wear it!

  • Make an Apron  Aprons- You could rock an apron and save hundreds on clothes and instantly have more pockets! Augment your clothing reality with extra padding where you need it and a custom pocket for cookies and other fresh snacks.
  • Find time for micro-learning (Twitter, Flipboard, Tweetdeck, etc.)

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Mar 29 2018

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Using Google Docs to provide Authentic Learning Experiences and Feedback to our students

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we tackle the tough topic of teacher/student communication and together learn how to use Google Docs to create effective learning environments. Did you know that Google Docs features multiple ways of providing feedback to students in the form of Comments and Suggestions?

Google Docs is not only a fantastic word processing application but one of the best communication tools for any teacher to use in the classroom. Check out our podcast above to learn more.

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Mar 22 2018

59mins

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Can Google Slides Teach Students about Coding and Programming? OF COURSE!

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at Google Slides and discover how useful they can be in the classroom beyond the traditional “Slide Deck” and be paired with STEM education topics such as coding and programming.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Google Slides … Why do we love you?What are Google Slides good for beyond the traditional slide deck?
  • How do you link slides together?
  • Hidden features of Google Slides you might have missed.
  • Should Google Slides be put in the same category as PowerPoint, Prezi, Haiku Deck and other slide programs?
  • Using Google Slides as a Professional Learning Ice Breaker

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Question: How are you using Google Slides and how can we all encourage our teachers to think outside of the box when it comes to presentation tools such as Slides?


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  • Google Slides is an extremely versatile application that can do so much more than just be a boring presentation player. From multi-student projects to graphic organizers, there are unlimited possibilities for your classroom projects.

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Mar 15 2018

35mins

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Using Google Classroom to Teach Coding and Programming

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at how general education teachers can infuse Coding and Programming lessons into their curriculum and package them neatly to be distributed through Google Classroom.

As educators across the world celebrate Computer Science Education Week, it’s important to remember that STEM education, Coding, and Programming are to be explored more than just during the Hour of Code.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Three simple projects that you can bring to your classroom
  • Anyone can Learn Arduino and Breadboarding: Using TinkerCAD’s tutorials and virtual breadboarding.
  • Modeling the Digestive System with Scratch and Makey Makey https://twitter.com/MsKellyKnight/status/938094787772801029
  • Kano Street Art – https://hoc.kano.me/coding-challenges/training
  • How do we take the fear out of infusing STEM lessons in the general classrooms
  • How can you wrap up your STEM lesson and distribute resources to your students through Google Classroom and Google Sites

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Question: In what ways can you use Google Classroom to bring STEM subjects to your students? 

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  • As Google Classroom and Google Sites become increasingly popular and essential, it’s important to keep up to date with what is new and exciting for your classroom. Check out the great resources being created by @ShakeUpLearning and @AliceKeeler on Twitter.

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Feb 11 2018

34mins

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How can we bring Character Education to the Social and Emotional Classroom?

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a break from tech and discuss how educators and parents can address a students social and emotional status. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to bring Character Education to the SEL classroom.
  • The fact is- students are more comfortable engaging in and consuming content through a device than in other ways. It’s Gen Z, and it’s up to us to meet them in their world.
  • Should we reinvent the ISS system in our schools?
  • Not much has changed since you were in detention/suspension:)… but it needs to.
  • How to meet students where they are . . . in their world
  • Using web and mobile devices to deliver this content meets students in their world and promotes greater interest and comprehension.

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Peter Kraft

Peter Kraft is the president and co-founder of Evolution Labs, an Edtech company in the K-12 and Higher ed space. Peter has worked with more than 500 colleges & universities over the past twenty years, developing web and mobile programming to deliver success and wellness content to students. 3 years ago, Evolution Labs built Suite360 and ISS360, web and mobile programs that deliver character ed and SEL content to K-12 students, as well as content for intervention and restorative justice. The company now engages millions of students, parents and school administrators across the entire K-20 lifecycle.

Joey Azoulai

Joey Azoulai [ah-zoo-LIE] is the content director at Evolution Labs. Joey works with teachers and subject matter experts to develop educational media for children, teens, and young adults. Prior to joining Evolution Labs, Joey worked as a writer and media producer for companies and organizations like Scholastic, Mozilla Foundation and the NYC Department of Ed. Joey is passionate about creating technology and media that support teachers in their work.

About Evolution Labs

Evolution Labs is an Edtech company that serves students, parents and school administrators across the entire K-20 lifecycle. The company offers a full suite of programs that help colleges and universities recruit enroll and retain students, promote student-athlete wellness and success, and character ed and SEL content for K12. Evolution Labs works with Higher Ed institutions, Athletic Departments and K-12 schools and districts across the country. For more information, please visit www.evpco.com.

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What can we do as educators to notify each other when we see a student drifting in their studies?

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Feb 10 2018

26mins

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Can you use Scratch Based Coding to Teach Social Studies?

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at creative things you can do in your Social Studies classroom that bring Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication to your students. These examples can be adapted to students of all grade levels and many of them involve coding and programming skills… something you don’t usually associate with the humanities classrooms. 

We would love to learn how you are being creative in your classroom. Please leave a message below in our comments section and share links to your classroom creativity.

In this episode, you will learn …

  • 5 Ways Coding can be used in the Social Studies Classroom
  • Coding is a great way to let kids use the knowledge they are studying. The platform lets them do amazing stuff and gives them plenty of points for authentic choice. In Sam’s classroom scratch is one of the secret weapons of engagement and differentiation.
  • Screencastify
  • Screencastify is a free Chrome extension that allows teachers to record their computer screens using the Chrome Browser. In addition to it being one of the best and simplest screencast applications for Chromebooks, it’s also one of the best ways for a teacher or student to record themselves using the front-facing camera.

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Question: In what ways can STEM or STEAM activities be used in your Social Studies classrooms? 

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In this episode we discovered how STEM and the Humanities classrooms can merge to create a seamless learning environment. This week, take a moment to challenge your students with a Coding or Programming lesson. Let us know what you have done this week in the comments section below.

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Feb 09 2018

31mins

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10 Ways to use @OneNoteEDU to keep you organized

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In this episode, you will learn how Microsoft OneNote can be used to help you organize not only your classroom but just about every part of your daily activities. We are also pleased to announce the second annual OneNote Online Conference happening from November 7-13. Once again, TeacherCast will be sponsoring the conference as well as being a featured presenter. Please take a moment and check out the conference at https://learnonconference.com/

How can OneNote be used to meet your needs?

  • Event PlanningPlan an event (like a conference, party or carnival) with OneNote by having a section to brainstorm by hand, create a table of deliverable items, create daily tasks lists, link to Excel documents with more detail contact lists, create rough drafts of emails, store PDF contracts, save links to share, and take screenshots of research inspiration (photos, website design, flyer design).
  • Make team meetings dynamicWhile teams are meeting, make notes that are meaningful and useful. Add documents, insert links, tag people for “to do” items, and link notes to Outlook meetings.
  • Travel Light with OneNoteKeep all your travel arrangements in OneNote (airline, hotel, rental car), print important emails & flyers with information about where you are going into OneNote, and use Office Lens to insert PDFs of your receipts (if you are lucky enough to be reimbursed). Any presentations you are sharing (PPT, Sway or other) can also be stored on OneNote, just in case! Then use OneNote on your smartphone when you travel to stay super organized and travel light
  • Organize your PodcastingMicrosoft OneNote can be used to help organize all of your podcast needs. Simply use its infinite canvas to gather your thoughts on show topics, create show notes, and store your audio/video.

Join us for this year's Conference!

  • The Learn OneNote Conference is an online event happening November 7th through November 13th that will gather more than 25 OneNote experts to share their best tips, tricks, and hacks for OneNote. Both business productivity topics and education topics will be included with speakers sharing their screens to show exactly how and what they accomplish with OneNote. This is a community-driven event organized by Jared DeCamp, sponsored by Teachercast and Flipgrid, and includes incredible speakers such as Tammy Dunbar, Jeffrey Bradbury and many more MIEEs and OneNote MVPs. Last year more than 4,000 people participated and we are expecting an even bigger turnout this year. All the video sessions are free during the event and you can register to get direct links to all the sessions by visiting https://learnonconference.com.

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About our Guests

Jared DeCamp

Jared DeCamp is the OneNote fan responsible for organizing the community driven Learn OneNote Conference. His sole focus is bringing like-minded people together in an online event atmosphere to encourage growth, networking and barrier free personal development. You can find him on Twitter @Jared_DeCamp or see the Learn OneNote Conference he has organized.

Richard Snyder

Technology Integration Specialist and National Board certified teacher-librarian in the Lake Washington School District. Outgoing president for the Board of Directors for theNorthwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE). Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Master Trainer. Experience facilitating learning at Western Washington University, The University of Washington, and Seattle Pacific University. Large-group presentations include NCCE, IETA, ISTE, TCEA, and district meetings.

Twitter: @mistersnyderman

Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca Unified School District and Pre-Service Technology at Teachers College of San Joaquin (Stockton, CA). She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, and is a popular presenter and trainer around the country (ISTE, BLC, CUE, CTA North, etc). She presented at the 2017 Microsoft Global Hack the Classroom Educast https://www.facebook.com/microsoftineducation/videos/1653454678040222/ ,

and is co-author of The Human Differences Project. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Fellow & Master Trainer, a Skype Master Teacher and Surface Master Trainer.

Twitter: @TammyDunbar

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This week’s question is:

Question: How are you using Microsoft OneNote to organize your classroom? Please leave a comment below and share with us how OneNote is saving you time each day!

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In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:

Tech Tip of the Week

  • There are several applications that can be used to help keep you organized, both in the classroom at at home. By using Microsoft OneNote, you not only have a solution that will help store all of your written content, but you can also store your audio, video, and images as well in a single location that can be accessed anywhere on any platform.

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Recorded October 24, 2017

Feb 08 2018

28mins

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The Hour of Code: 3 Student Driven Activities for your School in 2017

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at three ways you can prepare your students for this years HOUR of CODE. 

Why are Coding and Programming skills important?

Teaching students computer science skills not only can help provide important non-linear thinking skills into a student's vocabulary, but it is becoming more and more essential for students to be able to use logical thinking when planning projects and other daily activities. 

After listening to this podcast, we hope you take a moment to think about and try out these three simple activities that can be implemented by teachers of all subjects and age levels. If you do have a chance to try any of these, please stop by soon and leave us a comment below sharing your story.

Edtech in the News

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use Minecraft EDU as a teaching tool through their Make Code website.
  • Make code is a website supported by Microsoft. It supports several different projects and platforms. In this demo we will explore the Minecraft coding tools on the Make code site.
  • How to animate your name using Scratch.This simple activity developed by the scholars at Scratch is a great introduction for students and teachers. Consider the potential of animating letters to spell keywords from anything you are studying.
  • How to win your school’s Instagram Activity Coding with Robots, put a grid on itLooking for an easy way to get kids excited about computational thinking? Make a giant tape grid on the floor. You are gonna need 4 rolls of masking tape, a yardstick, and some kneepads.

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This weeks question is:

Question: Other than the activities and lessons listed above, what are you doing this year with your students to teach them about coding, programming, and Computer Science?

Please share your stories and resources below in our comments section.

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In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:

Tech Tip of the Week

  • Are you interested in bringing coding, programming, or robotics into your classroom but are simply feeling overwhelmed by the thought?
  • Did you know that many of your favorite STEM companies are providing standards-based curriculum for FREE right on their websites? This curriculum might be app-based, or PDF based, but it is all designed to provide you with exactly what you need to try something different in your class this year.

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Recorded October 18, 2017

Feb 07 2018

32mins

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Should Your School Adopt @MicrosoftEDU as your Instructional Technology Platform?

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome Frank and Shannon from the Microsoft Education team on the program and Rob Dixon from Nebraska to discuss how Microsoft Education is being implemented in school districts worldwide to meet the needs of districts, teachers, classrooms, and most importantly … students.

Topics Include

  • How does a school district create a vision for technology integration?
  • Students vs Devices vs Cost
  • How to reach out and work with EdTech companies
  • Choosing the right device for your students
  • Finding Microsoft Education on their Social Networks.

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Frank Chiappone

Frank Chiappone is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education, He currently works on the Education Audience Marketing team with specific focus on the School Leader and IT Decision Maker audiences. In this role he is responsible for understanding how institutions make technology purchasing decisions, the opportunities and challenges they face in implementing and driving technology adoption in the classroom and exploring how Microsoft can best deliver innovation to help institutions around the world empower teachers and students to achieve better learning outcomes.

As the Education Platform lead for PacWest and Mountain Desert regions, Shannon is responsible for showcasing the One Microsoft approach in education through the lens of Windows 10, Office 365 Education and Minecraft Education Edition on our partner devices. Through the usage of Microsoft devices and services, Microsoft's mission is to bring innovative solutions to the classroom and empower every educator and student on the planet to achieve more. Shannon can demonstrate concrete software and device scenarios in a classroom, school or district setting that have proven high value to educators. He is adept at applying the right tools to foster immersive and inclusive learning environments where students thrive and are best prepared for higher education and the professional work world. You can learn more about Shannon and his professional work experience here.

Rob Dickson

Rob Dickson presently serves as the Executive Director of Information Management Systems with Omaha Public Schools, directing the instructional technology program and all technology infrastructure work for the district. In his current role, Dickson has introduced innovative initiatives to increase capacities in professional development; among these initiatives is a partnership with Microsoft that has resulted in 200 Microsoft Innovative Educators as well as Instructional Technology Leadership cohorts led by his team. Dickson’s practical understanding of how technology should support student learning, his willingness to listen to and emphasize with teachers in the classroom and ability to communicate vision to key players in the district has brought success to the districts he has served. Dickson also works to consult numerous Districts with their strategic technology vision and implementation. Noteworthy accomplishments include his previous District ranking among the “Top Ten” Digital Districts in the nation four years consecutively, leading the first VBlock cloud data center installation in K-12 education and starting the first virtual school in Nebraska history. Dickson was named 2014’s “20 to Watch” from NSBA for innovation and technology integration work, was recently recognized as one of the 2016 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education, as well as 2017 Administrator PLN Award for Exemplary Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education.

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Recorded October 11, 2017

Feb 07 2018

50mins

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How can New Google Slides features be used in your school?

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This past week, Google Slides released some pretty amazing updates that are certainly going to be helpful for both teachers and tech coaches. On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at these new features and how they can be used in your classroom.

Please join us LIVE every Tuesday night for the TechEducator Podcast on Facebook, Periscope, or TeacherCast.tv and join in our live interactive chat box.

How can we use the following new features?

Grid View

Grid view allows users to see all of your slides in a multi-row, multi-column grid. This feature revolves nicely around another new feature where you can now mute slides so they don't appear in your final presentation. Let's face it, when your slides are on the left side of the screen, you only see a handful at a time. With your slides in a grid, you can quickly see more of them to rearrange and edit quicker.

Linking Slides

Many of us teach a class or subject that is also taught by another set of teachers. Or, perhaps a school leader is creating slides for a parent presentation and they want their school building leaders to embed that presentation on to THEIR slide decks. With a new slide-linking feature, users can create a set of slides and copy/paste them into another slide deck. When you hit the paste button, the new deck will give you an option to copy as is, or link the slides. When slides are linked, they act as one single slide. If you adjust one slide, the other deck gets adjusted as well. This is a game changer for anyone doing PD on a topic but uses that same set of slides for multiple presentations.

Timelines, Graphs, Charts

I recently had a horrible experience where a math teacher told me (several times) that Google and Math just do not work well together. This same teacher came up to me recently with a smile on their face and told me that the new ability to add and manipulate charts and graphs on their slides was a total game changer. To add a chart, simply go to the Insert menu and insert one of several beautifully designed templates onto your slide.

Resources and Demos from Free Tech for Teachers

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We would love to know how you are using Google Slides in your classroom. Please leave us a comment below and a link to your favorite slide deck.

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Recorded October 4, 2017

Feb 06 2018

40mins

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Does Your School Have The Best Devices For Your Students?

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In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, Jeff and Sam discuss the differences between iPads, Surface Tablets, and Chromebooks to determine what is it exactly that makes a school district put it's educational philosophy and future into a specific brand of products.

Topics Discussed

  • How to choose the best device?
  • Who needs to be in the conversation when choosing a platform or devices?
  • At what point should price determine a technology philosophy?
  • If your school has been working with one company's products, how do you make the switch to another ecosystem of products and applications?

Please join us LIVE on Tuesday, October 10 as we welcome our friends from Microsoft Education on to discuss this very topic in greater detail. Thank you for subscribing to TeacherCast.

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Recorded September 27, 2017

Feb 05 2018

26mins

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Valuable with Substance

By Rangerblu - Jan 31 2017
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As an educator, I enjoy this podcast and definitely consider it to be in my top 3. Jeff and company know what issues/topics are current and do a great job discussing them from various angles. Great resource to further my learning and self-reflect as far as my instruction goes! Recommend to all.

Always Informative

By Travis Phelps - Jul 22 2015
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This is a wonderful go-to podcast whenever you want to learn concrete information about a new technology tool. The hosts always take the time to explore a new feature or a little-known benefit for something valuable in educational technology. Each time I listen to this show, I learn something new.