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Ask SimpleK12 -- Real Teachers, Real Answers

Educational technology, teacher professional development, and all things classroom, training, tech, and school. You ask the questions... we, or our advisor teachers, principals, and other school administrators in the field, provide answers. Real teachers. Real answers. So, stay comfy in your jammies and fire up some SimpleK12 for all your teacher PD with certificates, CEUs, and clock hours. (Oh, and you may get some bunny slippers out of the deal, too!)

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Episode 005: How can I help my class get connected with other classrooms around the world?

In this episode, we give some advice to a third grade teacher named Gail Sack. Gail is looking to help her class branch out and globally connect to other classrooms around the world.

1min

10 Dec 2014

Rank #1

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Episode 022: How can I integrate technology into elementary vocabulary instruction?

In this episode, we discuss how to approach incorporating technological resources into the classroom in order to better aid vocabulary expansion .

3mins

15 Apr 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 029: [BONUS Extra-Teacher Income] What are some of the best ways to make money online? (Part 1)

Over the past few years, we have had many questions from teachers who are hoping to use some of their classroom and education-related skills to create part-time, sideline, or even full-time businesses.  So, we have decided to start including some of those questions, and answers, in the Ask SimpleK12 podcast.  In this bonus extra-teacher-income session, Lisa Greathouse and Michael Werner talk with Yannick Ilunga, an online entrepreneur, about some of the best ways to earn a living online.  This is Part 1 of 2 of that conversation.

23mins

17 Jun 2015

Rank #3

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Episode 030: [BONUS Extra-Teacher Income] What are some of the best ways to make money online? (Part 2)

Over the past few years, we have had many questions from teachers who are hoping to use some of their classroom and education-related skills to create part-time, sideline, or even full-time businesses.  So, we have decided to start including some of those questions, and answers, in the Ask SimpleK12 podcast.  In this bonus extra-teacher-income session, Lisa Greathouse and Michael Werner talk with Yannick Ilunga, an online entrepreneur, about some of the best ways to earn a living online.  This is Part 2 of 2 of that conversation.

22mins

24 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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Episode 028: Do you have any suggestions for free websites I can use to create my own podcasts and audio?

In this episode, we address a common question regarding recording podcasts and audio and Lori is here to provide some excellent and FREE web tools to use.

4mins

10 Jun 2015

Rank #5

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Episode 024: What are some of your favorite websites for free classroom art and printables?

In this episode, Lori puts teachers at ease by sharing five free and popular web tools that can be used for classroom art and printables.

3mins

6 May 2015

Rank #6

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Episode 027: [BONUS Extra-Teacher Income] How do I get ideas for a start-up business?

Over the past few years, we have had many questions from teachers who are hoping to use some of their classroom and education-related skills to create part-time, sideline, or even full-time businesses.  So, we have decided to start including some of those questions, and answers, in the Ask SimpleK12 podcast.  And, there seems no better way to start off these bonus extra-teacher-income ideas than by sharing a conversation Lisa Greathouse and Michael Werner recently had with Trajan King, the CEO at Invincible StartUp.  Trajan is a start-up veteran, having been involved in 15 startups over the years.  Most recently, he has started the StartUp Summer School to help budding entrepreneurs get a jump start with their new ideas and ventures.

30mins

8 Jun 2015

Rank #7

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Episode 004: How does one go about getting involved with SimpleK12 as a content provider or webinar presenter?

In this episode we address a question from Shawn Beard, a virtual school teacher from Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Shawn is curious about how to become more involved in the SimpleK12 community by becoming a webinar presenter.

1min

10 Dec 2014

Rank #8

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Episode 003: What do you suggest for Google Tools in a 1-to-1 iPad environment?

In this episode, we take a question from Lisa Suhr, a technology integration specialist from Sabetha, Kansas. Lisa is operating in a 1-to-1 iPad classroom and is seeking suggestions on using Google Tools in this environment.

1min

10 Dec 2014

Rank #9

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Episode 025: Do you have any suggestions for where to find free educational games and videos?

In this episode, Lori provides suggestions to viewers about FREE web tools to use for educational games and videos.

4mins

20 May 2015

Rank #10

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Episode 023: What are some ideas you have for writing grant proposals?

In this episode, we take a question from Carmen Maayan, a Spanish teacher from Bradenton, Floirda. Carmen is looking for some advice on what to focus on when writing grant proposals for her classroom.

3mins

29 Apr 2015

Rank #11

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Episode 007: Do you know of any apps for PE assessment?

In this episode, we answer a question that comes from Lisa Faggart, a middle school PE teacher in China Grove, North Carolina. Lisa is curious about what apps are available to help her in PE assessment.

1min

17 Dec 2014

Rank #12

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Episode 006: How can I videoconference with various authors or other important people who my kindergartners would find interesting?

In this episode, we listen to a question from Kendra Beland, a kindergarten teacher from Morgantown, West Virginia. Kendra would like to spice up her classroom by having her kindergarten class videoconference with interesting authors and she wants to know the first step to take.

1min

10 Dec 2014

Rank #13

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Episode 026: What free websites do you suggest for creating presentations and photoshows?

In this episode, Lori provides some very useful and FREE web tools to help both students and teachers create visuals in the classroom.

4mins

3 Jun 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 021: Where can I find lesson plans and activities that are aligned to Common Core State Standards?

In this episode, we address one of the most educational popular topics: Common Core. Lori explains how to find lesson plans that broaden the classroom, while complying with the Common Core State standards.

3mins

1 Apr 2015

Rank #15