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Ask the Tech Coach is a weekly podcast designed to support Tech Coaches and Instructional Technology Specialists. Each week, host Jeff Bradbury (TeacherCast Educational Network) and Susan Vincentz (Tech Imaginations) discusses relevant topics in Educational Technology.

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Why Does Your School District Need an EdTech Integration Plan?

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring in the new year by discussing extremely important, EdTech Integration Plan. We all have heard of a Tech Integration Plan, but today we take a look at the other document that describes and discusses not only what will be happening with the technology once purchased, but how it will be used in the school district.If you are in a school district and are interested in creating your own EdTech Integration Plan, please contact us today by email or voice. We would love to work with you to help you create a fantastic professional development and edtech integration plan for your staff members.In this episode, we discuss:Reflections and reactions from Tech Coach Holiday WishlistNew Website Design for www.AskTheTechCoach.comTech Coach MastermindLast chance to sign up at www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind$100 Coupon by using the code TC100What is an EdTech Integration Plan?Tech Plan vs EdTech PlanTechnology DrivenCurriculum DrivenStudent DrivenWhat do you need to do before creating your plan?Administrative and Community Buy-inStarting with the students and ending with the studentsFinding the right focus for your planFormulating your Essential QuestionWorking with administration to create the perfect roadmap for successWhat does the final EdTech Integration Plan look like?How long will it take to create your plan?What happens once the plan is approved?On the Next EpisodeJan 7: How to shift the culture of a school district?Jan 14: How to create systems for your tech coachingJan 21: How do you stop doing things for your teachers?Jan 28: Tech Coach Round TableFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUTech Coach Tip of the WeekJust as it’s important for school districts to create and maintain an updated technology plan that focused on hardware and applications, it’s equally as important for school districts to create and maintain an EdTech Integration Plan which describes what should be happening in classrooms. This will then become the baseline and benchmark for the work that happens in the lives of Tech Coaches.Join our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCastJoin us LIVE every Wednesday at [8:30] PM EST: http://www.TeacherCast.tvNeed a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

30mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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3 Things Every Technology Coach Should Have Set Up BEFORE The School Year Starts

Congratulations, it’s a new school year and you are about to walk into the new term as an Instructional Technology Coach. The first thing that usually goes through your mind is a ton of questions. What is a Tech Coach? What does my school district think a tech coach is? How will my staff find me and my thoughts and ideas? What is most important to any Tech Coach is the ability to hit the ground running on the first day. But how do you do this? There are many blog posts that agree that the most important thing that you need when starting your school year is an open mind and the ability to make positive relationships? I absolutely agree that strong working relationships are the key to any successful Instructional Technology program. But what can we do before we meet our staff members? The best thing that we can do when we meet our staff members is to be completely engaged in their needs and be ready to meet their challenges hand in hand. Your role as an Instructional Technology Coach is to make the teachers life a little bit easier and the only way you can do this is if you walk into the new school year with these three things neatly tucked into your back pocket. 1) Instructional Technology Website When starting off the school year, it’s important to have an organized collection of resources from which you can not only deploy at a moment’s notice but share with your staff when they are seeking support. When planning your website, it’s important to remember that you are creating this website for your teachers and NOT for yourself. You don’t want to make the mistake of creating the perfect website that you adore but is not useful and friendly to your teachers. When planning your website, think about the low hanging fruit in your district and ask yourself if THEY will be able to find what they need when you send them a link to your resource site. Here are a few options from which you can build your resource website WordPress Over the last few years, WordPress has grown into a pretty amazing platform. So much so, that WordPress as an online environment now incorporates more than 29% of the entire internet. So why not use it for your Tech Coach website? For many, it’s simply overkill. Too many things moving around and too much time to keep it all organized with its many plugins and website themes. However, if you are looking to use WordPress for your Tech Coach blog, then here are some solutions that you might be interested in. For more information about WordPress, check out our online resources today. Edublogs If you are seeking a very easy to learn WordPress solution, I strongly suggest checking out EduBlogs. Hosting more than 4 MILLION educational websites, it’s one of the easiest and safest ways to create your home blog, or your tech coach website. WordPress.com A few years ago, I wouldn’t consider sharing WordPress.com on a review post such as this. However, recently, the mighty home of all things WP has grown up greatly. For free, WordPress.com has several free themes and options available for using the world's most popular web platform. Check out a recent podcast we recorded about starting your own WordPress website. Learn how to start your first WordPress website today! Google Sites New to the educational game, but certainly an option that needs to be mentioned is “New” Google Sites. Honestly, I’m not sure after 3 fantastic years of being in the classroom we should still be calling it “new” but we will save that for another blog post. By using Google Sites, you are creating and even modeling very simple yet sophisticated web development for your teachers. Anyone in a G Suite environment should be taking advantage of how easy it is to create with Google Sites. To learn more about Google Sites, check out our online resources today. Learn how to get started with Google Sites today Learn how to use Padlet to create a safe and secure blog on your classroom website. OneNote Where OneNote is certainly not considered a website, it should be considered as a vital tool in any educational environment using Office 365. By organizing your OneNote Notebooks into tabs and sections, you can create a very simple interface for your users by adding a table of contents page. For more information, visit our OneNote resources today to get started. Learn about the new updates to Microsoft OneNote LIVE from ISTE 2018 2) An Appointment Calendar Once you have your website set up, it’s important to have a way for your staff members contact you. Sure, it’s easy to use email as your primary communication tool, but your time is too valuable to be stuck opening up Gmail a million times a day. Instead of using email, consider using these address book applications for your digital communication tool this year. Calendly One of the more popular online calendar programs is Calendly. A Freemium tool, Calendly allows you to connect your online calendar to your Google Calendar. Google Calendar If you are not looking to add extra accounts and passwords to your toolbox, it’s pretty easy to create appointment slots using Google Calendar. For more information about Google Calendar, please check out our online resources. Check out our 5 Video Google Calendar Playlist and share these videos with your staff today! 3) A Professional Support Group When you first accept your Technology Coaching job and you start planning out what you want to do during your first year, you might get overwhelmed with ideas. As the school year progresses, you might find yourself feeling a little awkward. As a Tech Coach, you are not a teacher, but, you are not an administrator. One of the most important things you can have with you as you start any new school year is a support group of other Tech Coaches who you can bounce ideas off of. There are several places that you can turn to for information, resources, and support. ISTE EdTech Coaches Network Ask the Tech Coach Podcast 10 Great Tech Coaches Contact the Podcast! TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Susan Vincentz | @sv314dws Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE! [convertkit form=1044050]

35mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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How To Inspire Innovation In All Classroom Teachers

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Dr. Sam Patterson and Joe Benvenga onto the podcast to discuss how Tech Coaches can help not only support technology integration but foster a culture of classroom innovation in the process.This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – PortlandIn this episode, we discuss:Build Your EDU Brand Online CourseFREE Email CourseSelecting Your AvatarContent Creation Tips & TricksWebsite StrategySEOHow to build a newsletterAnd more … Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.netHow To Inspire Innovation in the ClassroomWhat is our first job in the classroom as Tech Coaches?How do we define innovation?How do we blend Innovation and Technology?Where does the Coaching come in to the picture?Does Innovation mean something different to Teachers and Students?Examples of Innovation in the ClassroomWhat do you do when Teachers don’t get the big picture?On the Next EpisodeMay 20: What do you do when every excuse is trueFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

35mins

13 May 2019

Rank #3

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5 Ways To Encourage Technology Integration

Are your teachers finally settling into the long school year and starting to get a little relaxed in their focus on Technology Integration? In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff discusses 5 things that every tech coach (and school district) can do to encourage teachers to become innovative and creative in their classrooms through technology integration.Today's episode of Ask the Tech Coach is brought to you by Dyknow, a complete technology integration solution for managing what students are doing on their devices.Dyknow’s classroom management software empowers teachers to teach with technology integration by enabling real-time visibility of student activity to identify off-task behavior and redirect that behavior with blocking or messaging. Additionally, Dyknow enables teachers to create blocking plans, facilitate formative assessments, and view student history after class. Learn more at www.dyknow.com. Dyknow is also giving listeners of Ask The Tech Coach Podcast a limited-time free trial offer – claim yours at www.TeacherCast.net/Dyknow. Reflections from Last WeekThe Importance of Having School District Buy-In With Your EdTech Integration PlanTech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/MastermindDo You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.net 5 Ways To Encourage Tech Integration For All Staff MembersDefine what tech integration is for staff membersUsing technology in the classroom?Simple: Kahoot / BrainPopAdvanced: Web Design / CodingGoing fully digital (paperless)LMS / Google ClassroomUsing tech for tech or using tech to replace a previous non-tech itemSAMRTPACWork with teachers inside their classrooms to model technology integrationFocus on one or two applications in a building at any one time so you can focus your communications, newsletters, pd trainings on a smaller group of tech itemsOffer to teach about Digital CitizenshipHighlight your tech-infused teachers and what they are model. Invite other teachers to watch them teach or use the tech in their own classrooms. Focus on the curriculum and not on the tech.Teachers are more comfortable talking about curriculum rather than techHelp them expand an idea, a lesson, or a project to incorporate a tech component that enhances the goal.Encourage teachers to share their lesson plans with you and invite your assistance in remixing it. Provide simple, step by step guides (written/video)SMORESlide decksGoogle SitesInclude an area in these “crib/tip sheets” where you share 1-3 example lesson ideas incorporating the tech.Don’t overcomplicate things when having conversationsListen to what they are asking … give them only what they wantDon’t jump into your first conversations by giving teachers a ton of new ideas that might overwhelm themSimply ask why. What is the goal? Sometimes no tech is better than MUST tech. On the Next EpisodeEpisode 69: 5 Simple To Use Applications That Make Tech Integration Achievable For All TeachersFREE EBOOK 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should KnowIntroducing Dyknow: A Complete Solution for Tech IntegrationDyknow Home PageDyknow for TeachersDyknow for Tech CoachesWatch Dyknow Demo VideoFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

25mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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The Great EdTech Debate: Which Learning Management System is Best for You?

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss our latest post “The Great Learning Management System Debate” and share several ways that Tech Coaches can assist their school districts in creating a digital learning environment in all classrooms. In this episode, we discuss: Tech Coaching with Learning Management Systems What does a Digital Classroom look like? How do you share your vision of a Digital Classroom with your admin to start driving a digital culture in your building? How are Tech Coaches preparing our teachers to teach in digital classrooms? Is an LMS a tool or a burden for teachers? What do students want in an LMS? What features do you look for in an LMS? The role of parents in a digital learning environment. How do you encourage “the shift” in teaching styles? How can we determine if an LMS is successful? Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Explore these Resources In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: Schoology Twitter Facebook YouTube Ambassador Programs Canvas Twitter Facebook YouTube Google Classroom Twitter Facebook YouTube Tech Tip of the Week When using an LMS as a tech coach, take an opportunity to model best classroom practices. This goes a long way in showing teachers what IS possible with an LMS. Contact the Podcast!  www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach”  Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Follow our Podcast on Social Media  The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Join our PLN  Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.  The Teach Better Podcast Network  The Teach Better Podcast Network is dedicated to supporting the entire school ecosystem through in-depth conversations around topics you care about. Covering a variety of areas in education, each podcast aims to support educators in the field toward creating and maintaining a progressive, student-focused classroom. Check out the recent episodes, subscribe, and learn more about the variety of shows!Let’s Work Together  Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury  Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming  TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)  Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)  The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)   Need a Presenter?  Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!  [convertkit form=1044050]

53mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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The Importance of Tech Coaches Focusing on Function and NOT on Application

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with New Jersey Tech Coach Eric Guise to talk about the importance of Tech Coaches focusing on the function rather than the application. For many Tech Coaches, they are often in a position of wanting to push a specific app because it's the latest and greatest. However, for many teachers, these new and exciting applications aren't household names and it's often scary to think about introducing something new.So what is the solution?Rather than pushing an application such as Flipgrid, it's best to push the concept of “what do you want your students to be able to do?” and THEN work in a conversation about a fantastic application that can meet all of their classroom needs for free.In today's episode, we take you through several scenarios where teachers might ask a Tech Coach about a specific function or classroom activity and provide several great solutions for how to help that teacher bring technology into their lessons.Today's episode of Ask the Tech Coach is brought to you by Dyknow.When Technology Teams plan for technology integration, it is crucial to think about how teachers will manage student device distractions during class. Dyknow’s classroom management software empowers teachers to teach with technology by enabling real-time visibility of student activity to identify off-task behavior and redirect that behavior with blocking or messaging. Additionally, Dyknow enables teachers to create blocking plans, facilitate formative assessments, and view student history after class. Dyknow defeats device distractions so you have the confidence that your time and investment in learning technology is reaching its full potential. Help empower your teachers to embrace technology integration knowing that their students are on-task during class with Dyknow. Learn more at www.dyknow.com. Dyknow is also giving listeners of Ask The Tech Coach Podcast a limited-time free trial offer – claim yours at www.dyknow.com/#teachercast. Reflections from Last WeekThe Importance of Having School District Buy-In With Your EdTech Integration PlanTech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.net Applications That Encourage Tech IntegrationDefine what tech integration is for staff membersI want my students to be:CommunicatorsGoogle ClassroomGoogle DocsGoogle SlidesPadletWritersStoryboardThatGoogle Docs / Microsoft WordEdji.itWakeletPurdue OwlNC Chapel HillPinupVideo ProducersScreencastify / ScreenCast-o-maticJingScreenflowCamtasiaScreencast-o-maticLoomWeVideoSafe on Social MediaTweetDeckTic TocGraphic ArtistsGoogle Drawings / SlidesCanvaVismePablo ExtensionPhotofuniaDigitally OrganizedWakeletPadletLiveBindersOneNoteEvernoteNew Google SitesIntroducing Dyknow: A Complete Solution for Tech IntegrationDyknow Home PageDyknow for TeachersDyknow for Tech CoachesWatch Dyknow Demo VideoSubscribe to the GotTeched PodcastGotTechED the Podcast was created in 2018 by Nick Johnson and Eric Guise with one, singular goal: to provide quality, tech-centric professional development (PD) to busy teachers on the move. We do the research so you can spend more time focusing on teaching! Follow on Twitter @WeGotTechedFollow Ask the Tech Coach PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

38mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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5 New Years Tech Coach Resolutions for 2020

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff shares some new adventures in Tech Coaching and encourages Tech Coaches worldwide to create their list of New Years Tech Coach Resolutions with the podcast.We are also excited to share our updated subscription links with you over at www.TeacherCast.net/Subscribe. Check out the podcast today!Did You Know We Have A New Place To Listen To The Podcast?Check out Ask the Tech Coach on these new locationsApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsVisit our Podcast HomepageFive Tech Coach New Year's ResolutionsReorganize Your Digital FilesLook through your “MyDrive” and organize and rename anything that needs to be organized.Archive your Google ClassroomsAdd items to multiple folders if neededUpdate Your Tutorials To Reflect New UpdatesLook on Social Media for news and updates from your favorite EdTech CompaniesScan your PLN to see if they have new ways to use your favorite apps and include those in your presentationsCreate one new way of teaching a popular skill or lesson in your district.Check-in With AdministrationReach out to Principals, AP’s, and Supervisors to make sure that the goals they had in the summer are still current.How can you help move things forward in the classroom based on their teacher observationsReach Out To Teachers Whom You May Not Have Spoken With RecentlyMake a goal to create 2-3 new friendships each month that have nothing to do with technology.Rekindle relationships with teachers whom you may have lost touch withFind teachers who you worked with last year during this season and see if you can help them take those projects to the next level.Reflect On What Has Happened … And What Is Yet To ComeThink back to the year so far and journal what you would like to accomplish this year.Tech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.net Follow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE![convertkit form=878780]

13mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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4 Ways For Tech Coaches to Tech Coach At Tech Conferences

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Pennsylvania educator Matt Friedman to discuss 4 Ways For Tech Coaches to Tech Coach At Tech Conferences.  We are also excited to share our updated subscription links with you over at www.TeacherCast.net/Subscribe. Check out the podcast today!Did You Know We Have A New Place To Listen To The Podcast?Check out Ask the Tech Coach on these new locationsApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsVisit our Podcast HomepageTech Coach Tip of the WeekWhen attending conferences such as FETC, TCEA, or even ISTE it’s important to wear multiple hats. As a Tech Coach representing your district, you should keep your eyes open for what will be useful with your teachers. As a Connected Educator, you should be reaching out to network with other Tech Coaches. Most importantly, you are going to the conference to learn how to be a better professional development provider so take advantage of everything that you have access to while at the conference.How To Tech Coach At A Tech ConferenceMake a list of sessions you wish to attend and add it to your CalendarAdd sessions that are both Tech Coach focused as well as sessions that might benefit your district and teachersAttend sessions of “rockstar educators” to learn how others present both workshops and lecture sessionsTalk to your Administrators about what will be happening and what type of recon you could be doing for the district-let them know you are going to the conferencePrepare to do a TON of Networking-social media, face to faceDo your homework before you goHangout near the Press Room, Bloggers Cafe, and walk the vendor floorTake NotesUse an App such as Evernote to take notes during the conference.Notes can be video, audio, or writtenCrowdsource your note-taking with others in the session or at the conferenceIf you can’t attend a session, seek out the presenter links from the conference websiteAfter the Conference- Pay it forward with staffConnect with presentersCreate Twitter ListsShare your curated resourcesTech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.net Follow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyMatt Friedman | @mfriedmanPGHJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE![convertkit form=878780]

22mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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The Importance of Building Great Relationships with Your Teaching Staff

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at several things a Tech Coach can do to create positive relationships with their teachers, administrators, and support staff members. How To Create a Great 1:1 Relationship with Your Staff Members Having empathy for staff members while getting your job done Don’t take everything personally. Always ask them how they are doing. It’s about them getting their job done … not about you getting your job done. The importance of walking the hallways Making friends will get you everywhere you want to be.’How is your family? How are the kids? Never lead with your agenda Keep the computer in your backpack Never take notes while they are in front of you. Makes you visible and open to assist “How do you use the Copy Machine?” Surviving the faculty lunchroom Know the school schedule and wear multiple hats with different people. Lunch happens in the Lunchroom … always Don’t be “the tech guy” 24/7 Treating your teachers as equals … but students Remember: you are their resource, not the other way around Supporting teachers in the classroom -vs- observing teachers in the classroom Focus on what they do well Find ways to enhance their practice or meet their needs What do you do when things don’t go the way you want it to? Follow our Podcast on Social Media  The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Join our PLN  Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.  The Teach Better Podcast Network  The Teach Better Podcast Network is dedicated to supporting the entire school ecosystem through in-depth conversations around topics you care about. Covering a variety of areas in education, each podcast aims to support educators in the field toward creating and maintaining a progressive, student-focused classroom. Check out the recent episodes, subscribe, and learn more about the variety of shows!Let’s Work Together  Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury  Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming  TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)  Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)  The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)   Need a Presenter?  Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!  [convertkit form=1044050]

46mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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Using Microsoft Teams and OneNote For Professional Development

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Jeni Long and Sallee Clark to discuss how they are using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft OneNote as professional development tools in their classroom.If you are looking for more information on how to incorporate Microsoft Applications in your school district, please visit our Microsoft EDU blog posts and podcasts today!Tech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each month1:1 Coachings with Jeff and NickLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MorePayment Discounts2 Month Promo Code: 506 Month Promo Code: 10012 Month Promo Code: 150Websitewww.TeacherCast.net/MastermindDo You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.netCreating Professional Development using Microsoft Teams and OneNoteShould we focus on Tech or on Teachers? Microsoft TeamsWhat is it? Platform for the organization, connecting with others, collaboration, & learning. The more we have used it, the more we see it as a platform for true collaboration. It has some aspects of an LMS like assignments, rubrics, speed grader, but offers so much more with OneNote, app integration, and Skype.How does it work?Sign in through your free Office 365 accountInvite members or guests with emails or give a join codeThere are channels within the team for easy navigation and organization. cGuest Access AvailableWhat can we do with it?Global PLN – OneNote, Skype, Flipgrid, ongoing global communication with conversationsJoin the Jenallee Global PLN with this linkTeacher PLC – OneNote, Skype, conversations, shared files How can students use it?Microsoft OneNoteWhat is it? One stop shop for all things – digital files, videos, audio, links, etcHow does it work?What can we do with it?How can students use it?The MIE programWhat is it?How do you join?April 15- July 15 announced in Augwww.education.microsoft.comWorking with the Microsoft EDU familyAbout our GuestsJeni Long and Sallee Clark are Instructional Technologists with Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. This dynamic duo, known as #Jenallee, is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! Between the two of them, they have presented across the 26 schools in their district, at their Regional Education Service Center, FETC, TCEA, TCEA for Tots, & Central America. They are both MIE Experts, MIE Trainers, and Flipgrid Ambassadors.Jeni LongJeni has served in education for 20 years as a 6th grade Math Teacher, 7-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist, and a Science Curriculum Specialist.www.emsisd.com/Jenalleewww.youtube.com/Jenallee@Jlo731Sallee ClarkSallee has served in education for 14 years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Elementary Librarian, K-12 District Librarian, & Instructional Technologist.www.emsisd.com/Jenalleewww.youtube.com/Jenallee@SalleeClarkFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUExplore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:www.emsisd.com/Jenalleewww.youtube.com/Jenallee@SalleeClark@Jlo731www.facebook.com/TheJenalleeShowwww.education.microsoft.comhttps://bit.ly/2XwWjVI – Teams global PLNJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

36mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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How Can Tech Coaches Book Themselves Like A Boss?

In this episode of the Ask The Tech Coach Podcast, Jeff welcomes entrepreneur Nachum Kligman, creator of Book Like a Boss to discuss why Tech Coaches should be thinking of themselves as business owners and entrepreneurs themselves.For the last few years, TeacherCast has been using Book Like A Boss as it's primary calendar-booking platform. If you would like to give it a try, you can first take advantage of a FREE 14-day trial, and if interested in signing up, you can use the promo code “teachercast” for 30% off of any plan.In this episode, we discuss:Being an entrepreneurBrand BuildingUsing Scheduling Software to our advantageCreating a Value Proposition on your Booking PageUsing Social Proof of your WorkThe importance of keeping things easy for our customersHow to teach your teachers how to use your systemHow to make productivity apps “work”About Nachum KligmanFor the last 25 years, I have made it my mission to pioneer business ideas and carry them through to their full potential. I have patented three different pieces of technology, worked in video commerce, developed interoperable messaging, and strive for innovation throughout my career. Realizing that the future of the economy is in freelancing, I have since turned all my attention to Book like a Boss, a cutting-edge, all-inclusive platform engineered to support entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries – and growing every day. Born in Passaic, NJ, I now reside in Bet Shemesh, Israel, where I share my home with my loving wife and our eight children.About Book Like a BossBook Like A Boss is the ultimate platform to book appointments and sell services online. Where other calendar apps end is where we are just getting started. We give you a full web page that is optimized to book you more business. Cut down on wasted back and forth with clients, get paid upfront, and send out reminders so that your appointments will be kept. Book Like A Boss has over 20,000 users in 100+ countries and is available in 6 languages and 23 currencies. Links of InterestTwitter @kligman & @booklikeaboss LinkedIn: www.kligman.inFacebook: facebook.com/booklikeabossInstagram: Instagram.com/booklikeabossFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastFollow our HostJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

30mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Finding Harmony in EdTech Integration

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Assistant Principal Josh Stamper to have a candid discussion on how Tech Coaches can successfully navigate the political waters of both a building and school district when trying to lead from within.  Reflections from Last WeekHow To Involve Your Teachers In The Digital Learning ProcessTech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.net 4 Questions To Ask When It Comes To Creating A Digital Learning Action PlanWhy is it important to share your vision of EdTech Integration with your district?Everyone is in on the conversationEvery building can be on the same pageYou create a shared vision for what should be happening in the classroomHow do you create a unified vision of Tech Integration?Classroom visitsConversations with both teachers administrators, and communityCreating an EdTech Integration Staff Survey to learn what your teachers tell you they need to knowHow do you unify your role as a Tech Coach across multiple grade levels and buildings?Monthly conversations with your principal/administratorsInvite yourself in building, department, and grade-level meetingsCommon NewsletterBy SubjectBy Grade LevelWhat happens if/when you don’t have a unified vision for Tech IntegrationDo the best you canDon’t force the issueRebrand the conceptOn the Next Episode4 Ways To Encourage Tech Integration For All Staff MembersFREE EBOOK 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should KnowFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

35mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Edtech Cheat Sheets & Templates

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the reasons why your Tech Coaches should be creating EdTech Cheat Sheets and Templates for their teachers.Today's episode is brought to you by Student Treasures and Concordia University-PortlandIn this episode, we discuss:Reflections from Last WeekWhat do you do after the PD Day?How do you expand 1 topic to become a month of learningBuild Your EDU Brand Online Course (sign up below)FREE Email CourseSelecting Your AvatarContent Creation Tips & TricksWebsite StrategySEOHow to build a newsletterAnd more …Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.netHow To Create Crib Sheets & Templates Your Teachers Want To UseWhat is a Crib Sheet?Tips and tricksCheat sheetHow-toWhat makes a good Crib Sheet?Focus less on the “how” and more on the “what”Give examples of what to do/ what can I doModel lesson ideasPro tipsAdd things that can extend the learning I.E. (google add-ons or chrome extensions, other tools that work, etc.)To Crib Sheet … or to Template???Giving Credit where Credit is DueWhat apps should you use to make crib sheets and templates?Google SheetsGoogle SlidesGoogle SitesSMORESWAYCanvaDistribution MethodsGoogle ClassroomWebsiteLMSEmailOtherOn the Next EpisodeApril 22: How to create the perfect Lunch and LearnsApril 29: Tech Coach Round TableFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUTech Tip of the WeekIt’s important not only to come up with ways for your teachers to consume helpful content quickly but in a format that you know they will be using when they need it.Join our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCastJoin us LIVE every Wednesday at [8:30] PM EST: http://www.TeacherCast.tvNeed a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

29mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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What is on Every Instructional Coaches Holiday Wish List this Year?

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick are joined by Tech Coaches Kerry Gallagher, Sadie Lewis, and Claudio Zavala Jr to recap the year that was 2018 and look ahead to the new year by sharing their edtech tips, tricks, and app requests for 2019. In this episode, we discuss: 3 Apps You Want For The New Year Google Keep Create Collaborative Tasks and Lists Take Photos / Drawings and add them to other Google Apps quickly Voice Memo’s on Mobile Devices Sync with Desktop More visualization options Google Jamboard Ability to access Google Drive files from the Jamboard (physical) Plutio All in One Project Management Solution Create Projects, Tasks, & Integrate is with Google Calendar Manage Projects and People Desktop and Mobile Friendly Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU About our Guests Kerry Gallagher Kerry is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts where she leads the 1:1 iPad program, oversees the digital citizenship and digital learning initiatives, develops and implements the teacher induction and supervision program, and works with faculty and staff to promote optimal student learning among all students. She is also the Director of K12 Education for ConnectSafely.org, and internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California. An ASCD Emerging Leader, Future Ready Instructional Coach Thought Leader, Adobe Education Leader, EdSurge Columnist, and TEDx and keynote speaker; Kerry frequently presents at conferences and schools around the country about teaching and learning with technology, digital citizenship, media literacy and more. She can be found on social media @KerryHawk02. Sadie Lewis Sadie is the Instructional Innovation Specialist in the Mehlville School District in St. Louis, Missouri. She works to design and develop professional development and supports around instructional technology and innovative teaching practices. She also supports teachers through coaching and co-planning, and modeling and co-teaching classes with them. Twitter: @sadieclorinda Claudio Zavala JR Claudio currently works as an Instructional Technology Coordinator with Duncanville ISD in Duncanville, Texas. He’s an Adobe Education Leader, Flipgrid Ambassador and a Participate Community Advisor. Claudio is passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using creative tools to enrich learning and experiences in the classroom. He is an experienced photographer, avid cinematographer, vlogger, musician and graphic designer. Follow on Social Twitter: @ClaudioZavalaJr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiozavalajr/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/iamclaudius Website: http://www.iamclaudius.com Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out More TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today) The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com) Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com) View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCast Join us LIVE every Wednesday at [8:30] PM EST: http://www.TeacherCast.tv Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

54mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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The EduProtocol Field Guide

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we sit down with Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern to discuss their new book Bring Your Teaching into Focus: The EduProtocol Field Guide available now from Dave Burgess Publishing. In this episode, we discuss: What is the State of Professional Development? How do we teach the 4C’s in less than 90 slides? EduProtocols (Lesson frames to use with any content, and subject) The original: 8p*arts The latest: Cyber Sandwich The mindset and the goal of being textbook free (mostly) How to create amazing Professional DevelopmentHow to teach the instructional technology coaches the skills needed to create change in the classroom How to provide Choice in “weekday PD” Where to find great resources?CUE ConferenceCUE Blog On.Cue.org Check This Out Podcast with Bryan and Ryan ISTE Conference Tips and Tricks for creating the perfect conference proposal How to create an amazing and innovative professional development conference Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury About our Guests Jon Corippo Jon Corippo is the Executive Director for CUE, leading CUE throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Jon's core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon is the creator of the CUE Rock Star Camp Series, The CUE Rock Star Admin Camp Series and planner for the CUE Super Symposium and JET Review Program. Under Jon's Leadership, and with his CUE Professional Learning Team, CUE PL has trained over 32,000 teachers in 2015-2018. | @jcorippo Marlena Hebern The greatest compliment Marlena ever received was from a former visually challenged student, who said, “Mrs. H was my favorite teacher because she didn't care that I was going blind.” Over eighteen years teaching students from kindergarten through eighth grade, and the “opportunity' class Marlena learned that classroom culture is the number one most important thing in order to set students up for success. Great lesson design is close second. Marlena's lessons are often focused on student creativity and developing a student's sense of self-worth and community. Marlena is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Trainer, and EdCamp Yosemite co-founder. She holds a Master of Science degree in reading instruction and has been awarded a Beginning Teacher Support Provider of the Year Award. | @mhebern Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our live chat, on social media, and in our comments section. This weeks question is: What can you do as an Instructional Technology Specialist and Professional Development provider to create meaningful and authentic learning sessions? Explore these Resources In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: eduprotocols.com Math Reps Tech Tip of the Week Are you looking to work with an innovative educator? Check out our latest post featuring some amazing Instructional Technology Coaches today! Contact the Podcast! TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Susan Vincentz | @sv314dws Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE! [convertkit form=1044050]

54mins

28 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Stop Doing Things For Your Teachers … You’re the Tech Coach

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss 4 ways to empower your teachers in the classroom by simply stepping back and removing yourself from the coaching equation.In this episode, we discuss:Reflections and reactions Coppa/Ferpa Presentation for Mastermind Memberswww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind$50 off = “TC50”$100 off 6 mo or 12 mo plans = “100”4 ways to STOP doing things for your teachersHave a plan and create a goalBe transparentPut THEM in the driver's seatJust stop doing things!On the Next EpisodeJan 28: Tech Coach Round TableFeb 4: Tech Coach Chrome ExtensionsFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUTech Tip of the WeekRemember that the ultimate goal is to teach your staff to “fish”. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and solve every problem that comes your way. Step aside, ask questions and make sure you are both on the same page.Learn how to empower your teachers and reach more teachers with these 4 simple reminders.Click To TweetJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCastJoin us LIVE every Wednesday at [8:30] PM EST: http://www.TeacherCast.tvNeed a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

27mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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4 Things For Tech Coaches To Look Forward To In A New School Year

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick launch a brand new season of the podcast and share 4 things that Tech Coaches can look forward to this school year.If you are a Tech Coach and interested in supporting yourself through personalized professional learning, please check out The Tech Coach Mastermind. This professional group has been created to support Instructional Technology Coaches and provide them with the best tools for supporting students in their school districts.In this episode, we discuss:New Adventures For A New School YearJeff: New School DistrictNew Tech Coach PositionNick: New approaches to professional developmentTeacher Genius HourChoose Your Own Adventure StyleGuiding teachers during the planning and design phase“The Lesson Remix”Tech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind Do You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.net 4 Things To Look Forward To This Year As Tech CoachesGuiding Your School District Through Technology TransformationsWorking with Principals and Building Leaders to help them achieve their goalsCreating Data Dashboards to help keep track of Digital Literacy for Buildings, Teachers, and StudentsMeeting district goals (i.e. Living in a Connected World)Mentoring Teacher and Staff Member Digital TransformationsFormulating a solid plan to transition from Professional Development Days to Small Group sessions to in classroom mentoringWorking with teachers to redesign lesson and unit plans that incorporate technology in both seamless and more effective ways.Working with Students Through Digital LiteracyNew Lessons focusing on updated features of our favorite appsSame Students … New Year … A Little Bit OlderCollaborating with Tech Coaches Through Personalized Learning ExperiencesMastermind 2.0Tech Coach Online CourseOn the Next EpisodeEpisode 60: Creating Professional Relationships with Teachers That Translate Into Classroom CollaborationsFREE EBOOK 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should KnowFollow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUExplore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:www.AskTheTechCoach.comwww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind @AsktheTechCoach (Twitter)Tech Coach Tip of the WeekAs the school year gets started and Tech Coaches begin to get a sense of where their teachers and students are with their Technology Integration skills, it’s a good idea to take a step back before the craziness happens and get yourself organized for the long road ahead.Join our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

23mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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How To Create Online Leaning Modules For Professional Development

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several things a Tech Coach should do when creating online courses and self-paced learning modules. In this episode, we discuss: Reflections from Last Week's EpisodeTech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each month1:1 Coachings with Jeff and NickLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MorePayment Discounts2 Month Promo Code: 506 Month Promo Code: 10012 Month Promo Code: 150Websitewww.TeacherCast.net/MastermindDo You Have a Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.netSix Steps You Need To Take to Create a Successful Online Learning Experience For Your TeachersStep 1: Identify Learning ObjectivesDirectly or indirectly correlate to District Goals, Building Goals, and Initiatives.Content vs. SkillsWhat vs How PDHow will learning objectives be assessed?Step 2: Decide where to host your modules.What should you do before opening the module?Sketch in Google DocsMindmapping SoftwareLucid ChartMindNoteApplicationsSchoologyCanvasGoogle SitesGoogle FormsWordPressHow to test the module?Step 3: Integrate teacher needs and wants into module creation.What topics do they want to learn about?Allow time to collaborate/share/discuss as a groupStep 4: Decide on a proper framework or workflowHow will the module go?Utilize BLOOMS** This is the most important step and can save you A LOT of time when creating future modules.Self-created videos vs random YouTube videosStep 5: Give time to reflect/share creations/ and implementLet teachers create something and implement in their classroomHave them share the creationLet them come back and reflect. How did it go? What did you like/dislike? What else do you want to learn to help you more?Step 6: Highlight their accomplishments with a badge (micro credentialing)CredlySchoology Badges (integrated)Padlet Share BoardTwitterOn the Next EpisodeFebruary 25: Tech Coach Round Table Download 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know Follow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow our HostsJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyNicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDUExplore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:FREE Download: 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know AboutTech Tip of the WeekCreating online courses should not be taken lightly in your district. It’s important to have a plan not just for creation, but for implementation and promotion of the professional development concept before launching with the staff.Join our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

36mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Are You A Future Ready Coach?

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Brianna Hodges to discuss Future Ready Coaches and her involvement in this years FETC Conference in Miami Florida.This month, the Ask The Tech Coach Podcast will be featuring stories from Tech Coaches across the country and we would love to hear from you and learn about your programs. If you are interested in joining us for our next episode, please contact us today!Reflections From Last WeekEpisode 74: Tech Coach Stories: Eujon AndersonTech Coach MastermindJoin the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today!2 Mastermind group meetings each monthLifetime access to our Tech Coach Online CommunityFree Lesson PlansFree TemplatesMuch Much MoreWebsitewww.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind Do You Have A Question For Us?www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMailTwitter: @AskTheTechCoachEmail: feedback@teachercast.netWhat Does A Tech Coach Do?What is the most critical way a coach supports implementation?Answering the question every coach gets: What “exactly is it that you do?”How can a coach retain/maintain relevancy?Future Ready Schools & Future Ready CoachesOn The Next EpisodeEpisode 76: Tech Coach StoriesAbout Our Guest: Brianna HodgesBrianna Hodges is committed to helping educators positively transform the story of school. Pulling from her experiences as a marketing & PR executive, an English teacher and district administrator, Bri shares how story serves as the foundation of learning, the cornerstone of culture, and the catalyst to transformation.Having learned, listened, and led in classrooms and central administration since 2009, Bri is widely recognized for her superpower for storytelling, capacity for connection, and commitment to empathy and equity.Noted for her innovative approach to learning, Bri was named K12 Administrator to Watch (2018) and Texas EdTech of the Year (2017). She serves as national advisor for Future Ready Schools and spokesperson for Future Ready Coaches. When Brianna isn’t leading a session, diving into strategy, or waiting to board an airplane, you can find her pacing the sidelines at her son’s games, encouraging her daughter’s affinity for slime and YouTube, wrangling longhorns and horses at her family farm, or finding moments of laughter and connection with family and friends. Follow on Social MediaWebsite: www.briannahodges.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/briannahodgesTwitter: @bhodgesEDUTwitter: www.twitter.com/bhodgesEDUInstagram: @bhodgesEDUInstagram: www.instagram.com/bhodgesedu/Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/bhodgesEDU/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJz2PftMpGg96qzkyrsNQ-A?Voxer: https://web.voxer.com/u/bhodgeseduPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bhodgesEDU/FETC SessionsCoaches Summit: Coaching Beyond the ToolsFuture of Ed Tech Coach Track OrientationInteractive Learning: Swiping Past Passive PD and Getting Intentionally ActiveImplement for Impact: Beyond the RolloutThe Future Belongs to the StorytellersFollow Our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastAsk the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoachFollow Our HostJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyJoin Our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need A Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE![convertkit form=878780]

38mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Using Virtual Reality To Flip The Classroom

In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, Jeff welcomes Adam Bevan from YouToring.com on the program to discuss how Virtual Reality and Analytics are helping to change the way our teachers are creating a flipped classroom.In this episode, we discuss:How should we define “Flipped Classroom” in 2019?What are some of the pros/cons about Flipping?Is there a best way to flip?Is there a wrong way to flip?How can Tech Coaches both model, and support our teachers in Flipping their classrooms?Apps To Use When Setting Up Flipped ClassroomsResourcesAbout our GuestAdam Bevan, CEO YouToringHaving completed a double major in English and Drama in 2009 in the leafy green University town of Loughborough, England, Adam didn't expect at the time to end up as a leading EdTech provider in Chicago just one decade later. Having completed an MEd to take his passion of teaching into the classroom, Adam was commended for his outstanding pedagogy at several large events, including a school coalition which found Adam's utilization of technology in the classroom to be outstanding. Content in the classroom, Adam didn’t begin his own tutoring platform until 2014 when a concerned mother from the school he was previously teaching at tracked him down to his new school to convince him to tutor her daughter, claiming ”You were her favorite teacher; she really needs good grades in English to get into Law School!” He soon found that he loved being able to experiment with thematic learning and bleeding edge edtech in this own tutoring practice and quickly realized the power and potential of one particular technology: virtual reality. Adam founded YouToring (a virtual reality teaching platform) in 2018 and has already reached students on 3 continents.Links of InterestWebsite: http://www.youtoring.com/ Twitter: www.Twitter.com/you_toring Follow our PodcastThe TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCastFollow our HostJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradburyJoin our PLNAre you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradburyEmail: info@teachercast.netVoice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemailYouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTubeiTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunesCheck Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com)Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

34mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #20