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Latest release on Apr 17, 2017

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Become a Technology Leader in Your School

Rank #1: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 18: Teachers Present their Favorite Classroom Management Apps and Websites

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This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to classroom management. They also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for classroom management and other activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
  • GoNoodle
  • Class Dojo
  • Doodle Buddy
  • Youtube
  • Youtube Schools
  • LiveSchool
  • Too Noisy
  • Feb 26 2015

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    Rank #2: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 15: Adopting iPads: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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    This week, I discuss some things you really should consider before adopting iPads for your classes on a 1:1 basis. They certainly don't do everything and they aren't perfect educational devices. Here's what you need to know organized under three categories, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Feb 05 2015

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    Rank #3: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 17: What Technologies are Coming to Education?

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    This week, I discuss the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report. This report outlines 6 new technologies that will be adopted in K-12 education over the next several years. Here are the technologies discussed:
  • Bring your own device
  • Cloud computing
  • Games and Gamification
  • Learning Analytics
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Here's a link to the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report for K-12 Education

    Feb 19 2015

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    Rank #4: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 16: Technology for Keeping Track of Students in ICU

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    This week, Josh Jensen and I discuss some technology solutions for intensive care units (ICU) in schools. Also, we share some unique projects that Josh implemented in a social study classroom.

    Here are a few links to some of the things we talked about:
  • Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/
  • Feb 11 2015

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    Rank #5: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 13: The CRAP test for Information Literacy

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    This week, I discuss the CRAP test to help you determine the accuracy of an information source. Teachers can adapt this test for different ages of students in order to help them learn this important 21st century skill. Here are the elements of the CRAP test:

    Currency
    Reliability
    Accuracy
    Purpose and point of view

    Here are the links from this post:
    More information in my book - Educational Technology for Teachers - including a full section on information literacy.

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    Dec 11 2014

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    Rank #6: Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 31: Should I create a class website or a class blog?

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    Throughout our history, we have asked important questions, such as, "why is there air?" "How many people does it take to change a light bulb?" and "Did the chicken or the egg come first?" One age old question that teachers have asked is, "should I create a class website or a class blog?" In this podcast episode I help to answer this age old question  by discussing when you might want a blog or a website. I also discuss alternatives to both approaches and some of the tools that teachers use to create websites, blogs, online photo albums and text/email message blasters.
    Here are some of the tools I mention in this episode:

    Website creation tools:

    Blog creation tools:

    Online photo albums:

    General Classroom Management (with message/blog sharing):Text/Email Message Blaster:

    Oct 15 2015

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    Rank #7: Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 30: Ideas for Getting Started integrating Technology in Your Classroom

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    Have you been asked to integrate technology in your classroom, but you don't know where to start? In this episode, I share some ideas from Doug Johnson's book, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide. First I share some ideas to change non-technology-based activities into technology-based ones. Then I share about some basic and easy activities and technologies that can be incorporated into classroom learning.

    Oct 01 2015

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    Rank #8: Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 29: Visible Learning

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    Have you ever wondered what types of interventions, teaching and learning practices and other items really make a difference for student learning? In this episode, we take a look at the interventions, teaching and learning practices and other elements have an above average effect on student learning.
    I discuss John Hattie's framework for Visible Learning to help answer some of these questions.

    Visible Learning, and Visible Learning for Teachers

    Sep 17 2015

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    Rank #9: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 27: Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

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    This week, Dr. Alan Neville, an expert in Multiple Intelligences, guest stars as we discuss learning styles and Multiple Intelligences. We dispel some myths surrounding these ideas and also discuss what the research says. Here are the multiple intelligences:
    • Spatial
    • Linguistic 
    • Logical-Mathmatical
    • Bodily-Kinesthetic
    • Musical
    • Interpersonal
    • Intrapersonal
    • Naturalist
    • Existential
    Here are some reference links from this episode:

    Sep 15 2015

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    Rank #10: EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 28: Universal Design for Learning

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    In our last podcast episode for this school year, I discuss the principles of Universal Design for Learning. Here is a nicely organized list of these principles:
    • Provide multiple means of representation
      • Provide options for perception
      • Provide options for language, mathematical expressions and symbols
      • Provide options for comprehension
    • Provide multiple means of action and expression
      • Provide options for physical action
      • Provide options for expression and communication
      • Provide options for executive functions
    • Provide multiple means of engagement 
      • Provide options for recruiting interest
      • Provide options for sustaining effort and persistence
      • Provide options for self-regulation
    Some of the tools mentioned in this podcast are:

    Sep 15 2015

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    Using Tizmos on Every Level of the SAMR Model

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    Check out this podcast by Northern State University Student and South Dakota teacher, Brennan Goehring about Tizmos and the SAMR model. This podcast shares some excellent ideas for using Tizmos!

    Apr 17 2017

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    Using Symbaloo on Every Level of the SAMR Model

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    Check out this podcast by Northern State University Student and South Dakota teacher, Quintin Pease about Symbaloo and the SAMR model (with the help of a guest). This podcast shares some excellent ideas for using Symbaloo!

    Apr 10 2017

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    Using Twitter on Every Level of the SAMR model

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    Check out this podcast by Northern State University Student and second grade teacher, Kaci Ulrich about twitter and the SAMR model. She shares some excellent ideas for using twitter, especially on the Modification and Redefinition levels.

    Apr 03 2017

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    Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 32: Opportunities to Get More Technology in Your Classroom

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    Have you ever wondered if there are any opportunities out there where you can apply and be awarded money for technology items in your classroom. Of course it isn't easy or guaranteed to get money or technology for your classroom, but it can be well worth it. Here are links to the opportunities that I discuss in the podcast episode:
    Also, don't forget about opportunities that may be available through your local school district and through your state department of education.

    Nov 12 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 14: Classroom response sites for active learning with mobile devices

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    We're finally back from winter break! This week, I discuss some really cool classroom response sites for active learning with mobile devices.

    Here are the links from this post:
    More information in my book - Educational Technology for Teachers - including a full list of recommended apps and websites for education.

    Oct 27 2015

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    Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 31: Should I create a class website or a class blog?

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    Throughout our history, we have asked important questions, such as, "why is there air?" "How many people does it take to change a light bulb?" and "Did the chicken or the egg come first?" One age old question that teachers have asked is, "should I create a class website or a class blog?" In this podcast episode I help to answer this age old question  by discussing when you might want a blog or a website. I also discuss alternatives to both approaches and some of the tools that teachers use to create websites, blogs, online photo albums and text/email message blasters.
    Here are some of the tools I mention in this episode:

    Website creation tools:

    Blog creation tools:

    Online photo albums:

    General Classroom Management (with message/blog sharing):Text/Email Message Blaster:

    Oct 15 2015

    Play

    Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 30: Ideas for Getting Started integrating Technology in Your Classroom

    Podcast cover
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    Have you been asked to integrate technology in your classroom, but you don't know where to start? In this episode, I share some ideas from Doug Johnson's book, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide. First I share some ideas to change non-technology-based activities into technology-based ones. Then I share about some basic and easy activities and technologies that can be incorporated into classroom learning.

    Oct 01 2015

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    Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 29: Visible Learning

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    Have you ever wondered what types of interventions, teaching and learning practices and other items really make a difference for student learning? In this episode, we take a look at the interventions, teaching and learning practices and other elements have an above average effect on student learning.
    I discuss John Hattie's framework for Visible Learning to help answer some of these questions.

    Visible Learning, and Visible Learning for Teachers

    Sep 17 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 27: Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

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    This week, Dr. Alan Neville, an expert in Multiple Intelligences, guest stars as we discuss learning styles and Multiple Intelligences. We dispel some myths surrounding these ideas and also discuss what the research says. Here are the multiple intelligences:
    • Spatial
    • Linguistic 
    • Logical-Mathmatical
    • Bodily-Kinesthetic
    • Musical
    • Interpersonal
    • Intrapersonal
    • Naturalist
    • Existential
    Here are some reference links from this episode:

    Sep 15 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 28: Universal Design for Learning

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    In our last podcast episode for this school year, I discuss the principles of Universal Design for Learning. Here is a nicely organized list of these principles:
    • Provide multiple means of representation
      • Provide options for perception
      • Provide options for language, mathematical expressions and symbols
      • Provide options for comprehension
    • Provide multiple means of action and expression
      • Provide options for physical action
      • Provide options for expression and communication
      • Provide options for executive functions
    • Provide multiple means of engagement 
      • Provide options for recruiting interest
      • Provide options for sustaining effort and persistence
      • Provide options for self-regulation
    Some of the tools mentioned in this podcast are:

    Sep 15 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 26: What's my Motivation for Learning?

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    This week, I discuss a model of intrinsic motivation and how the proper use of technology can support intrinsic motivation for learning. Here are the four main elements of the taxonomy of intrinsic motivations:

    • Control
    • Challenge 
    • Curiousity
    • Contextualization
    Reference:
    Malone, T. W., & Lepper, M. R. (1987). Making learning fun: A taxonomy of intrinsic motivations for learning. In R. E. Snow & J. F. Marshall (Eds.), Aptitude, learning, and instruction (Vol. 3, pp. 223–253). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Apr 23 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 25: Advancing Technology for Learning using the SAMR Model

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    This week, My students discuss four different technologies and how they might be used on the four different levels of the SAMR model.  Here are the four levels of the SAMR model:

    • Substitution
    • Augmentation
    • Modification
    • Redefinition
    Here are the four different tools:

    Apr 16 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 24: Improve Your Teaching Voice

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    This week, I talk about the importance of making your voice sound engaging when teaching. This post comes mainly from a section of my book, Educational Technology for Teachers. I also share the four main elements of voice and tell how to practice varying them. The four main elements of voice are:
  • Pitch
  • Tone
  • Volume
  • Rate
  • Apr 09 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 23: Teachers Share their Favorite Digital Media Apps and Websites

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    This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to digital media. These websites and apps allow teachers to create media projects.  The teachers also share some examples of how they use these websites and apps for learning activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
  • Garage Band - iPad app
  • iMovie - iPad app
  • Weebly
  • Wix
  • Google Sites
  • PicMonkey
  • Apr 02 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 22: Teachers Present their Favorite Miscellaneous Tools and Apps

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    This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite technological tools and apps under the "miscellaneous" category. The teachers also share some examples of how they use these tools and apps for learning activities. Here are the tools and apps discussed in this podcast:
  • Document Cameras
  • The Human Body App
  • My Story App
  • StoryKit
  • StoryMaker
  • Mar 26 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 21: Teachers Present their Favorite Quiz Apps and Websites

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    This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to quizzing. These sites allow teachers to prepare for or implement class quizzes.  The teachers also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for learning activities. Here are the websites discussed in this podcast:
  • Quizlet.com
  • Quia.com
  • NewsELA.com
  • Mar 19 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 20: Teachers Present their Favorite Learning Management Apps and Websites

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    This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to learning management tools and systems. A learning management system allows you to post assignments and activities so that students can complete them and submit them online.  The teachers also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for learning activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
  • Edmodo
  • Google Classroom
  • BuzzMath.com
  • Google Presentations
  • MyBigCampus
  • Twitter - my Twitter feed
  • Mar 12 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 19: Grumpy Cat Barriers to SD Teachers Using New Ideas and Technology

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    This week, Josh Jensen and I discuss some of the barriers to South Dakota teachers using new ideas and new technologies in the classrooms. We also talk about some nice sites for scheduling parent-teacher conferences and other meetings. Here are a few links from this episode:

    Mar 05 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 18: Teachers Present their Favorite Classroom Management Apps and Websites

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    This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to classroom management. They also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for classroom management and other activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
  • GoNoodle
  • Class Dojo
  • Doodle Buddy
  • Youtube
  • Youtube Schools
  • LiveSchool
  • Too Noisy
  • Feb 26 2015

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    EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 17: What Technologies are Coming to Education?

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    This week, I discuss the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report. This report outlines 6 new technologies that will be adopted in K-12 education over the next several years. Here are the technologies discussed:
  • Bring your own device
  • Cloud computing
  • Games and Gamification
  • Learning Analytics
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Here's a link to the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report for K-12 Education

    Feb 19 2015

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