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

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 deviceCloud computingGames and GamificationLearning AnalyticsThe Internet of ThingsWearable TechnologiesHere's a link to the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report for K-12 Education

19 Feb 2015

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

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:GoNoodleClass DojoDoodle BuddyYoutubeYoutube SchoolsLiveSchoolToo Noisy

26 Feb 2015

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

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/

11 Feb 2015

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

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.

5 Feb 2015

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

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:https://gb.youcanbook.me/ http://doodle.com/

5 Mar 2015

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

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:CurrencyReliabilityAccuracyPurpose and point of viewHere are the links from this post:Reliability of Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_WikipediaMore information in my book - Educational Technology for Teachers - including a full section on information literacy. Your browser does not support the audio element.

11 Dec 2014

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

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:WeeblyWixGoogle SitesBlog creation tools:Blogger.comKidblog.orgOnline photo albums:iCloudPicasa Web AlbumsGeneral Classroom Management (with message/blog sharing):Class DojoText/Email Message Blaster:Remind.com

15 Oct 2015

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

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.

1 Oct 2015

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Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 29: Visible Learning

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

17 Sep 2015

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

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:SpatialLinguistic Logical-MathmaticalBodily-KinestheticMusicalInterpersonalIntrapersonalNaturalistExistentialHere are some reference links from this episode:Howard Gardner's original book - Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligencesMultiple intelligences survey

15 Sep 2015

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