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Instructional Tech Talk

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A show to help educators integrate instructional technology into their classroom, building, or district.

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A show to help educators integrate instructional technology into their classroom, building, or district.

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A podcast well done!

By Christopher J. Nesi - May 06 2015
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Even though release has been inconsistent I've stuck with this podcast and you should subscribe too. The content is too valuable to miss out on if you're not subscribed! ~ Chris Nesi Host, House of #EdTech Podcast

Awesome!

By Jenny.bean132 - Jul 05 2013
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This podcast always delivers new and innovative ways to use tech in the classroom. I've learned tech tips, apps, other podcasts and many other things from Jeff!

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
2
0
0
1

A podcast well done!

By Christopher J. Nesi - May 06 2015
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Even though release has been inconsistent I've stuck with this podcast and you should subscribe too. The content is too valuable to miss out on if you're not subscribed! ~ Chris Nesi Host, House of #EdTech Podcast

Awesome!

By Jenny.bean132 - Jul 05 2013
Read more
This podcast always delivers new and innovative ways to use tech in the classroom. I've learned tech tips, apps, other podcasts and many other things from Jeff!
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Instructional Tech Talk

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A show to help educators integrate instructional technology into their classroom, building, or district.

Rank #1: 27 – Preparing for ISTE: Tips and Tricks for Attendees and Onlookers

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Instructional Tech Talk – Episode 27 – Preparing for ISTE: Tips and Tricks for Attendees and Onlookers

Jeff Herb – @InstTechTalk
Jon Samuelson – @jonsamuelson

Show Notes:

Here is the page for live coverage of ISTE 2015 by Jeff Herb: ISTE on the Record by ITT

Location app that Jon mentioned: Swarm

Post about narrowing your focus at conferences: 3 Tips to Attending Conferences Successfully

CoffeeEDU – Meet us at 6am each day at Starbucks on Market Street (all educators welcome!)

**Be open to talking with people! Take a second and look around, enjoy the time you're there and start conversations with new people. Build your PLN.**

Check out the Exhibition Hall and remember to make it to the random aisles – talk to vendors you've never heard about.

Website Jon mentioned: Stampsy

Find Jeff on Voxer: jeffherb

Jun 25 2015

37mins

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Rank #2: 018 – How to Podcast for Free

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Instructional Tech Talk Podcast – How to Podcast for Free – May 2, 2013

Show Notes:

This is a special episode co-hosted by Jeff Herb (@InstTechTalk) and Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast). In this episode Jeff and I work towards a solution that allows for FREE podcasting. Join us as we explore options that allow for someone to get started podcasting for free. Additionally, we discuss our own equipment and what we would do with $500 to get a podcast setup up and running. Links below!

Jeff Herb's Setup:


Product
Quanity
Unit price
Total
Link
Behringer Xenyx 1202
1
90
90
Amazon Link
Roland R-05
1
180
180
Amazon Link
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
2
35
70
Amazon Link
XLR Cables
2
6
12
Amazon Link
Griffin Technology iMic USB Audio Interface
1
35
35
Amazon Link
Belkin Audio Y Cable Splitter
1
3
3
Amazon Link
Mediabridge 3.5mm Male To 3.5mm Male Stereo Audio Cable
1
8
8
Amazon Link
3.5mm Stereo Jack To 1/4″ Stereo Plug Adapter
1
2
2
Amazon Link
Sony MDR-XD100 Stereo Headphones
2
20
40
Amazon Link
Belkin Y Adapter; Mini Stereo Plug, Headphone Splitter
1
3
3
Amazon Link
Website Hosting
12
5
60
greengeeks.com WordPress.org
1
0
0
Domain
1
8
8
godaddy.com
Libsyn
12
5
60
libsyn.com
GarageBand/Audacity
1
0
0

Jeff Bradbury's Setup:


Product
Quanity
Unit price
Total
Link
Behringer Xenyx 802
1
62
62
Amazon Link
Audio Technica 20 SERIES AT2005USB
2
35
70
Amazon Link
On Stage Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen, Black
2
4
8
Amazon Link
Hosa CMP159 Stereo Breakout, 3.5 mm TRS to Dual 1/4 in TS, 10-Feet
1
8
8
Amazon Link
Hosa Cable CMP105 1/8 Inch TRS to 1/4 Inch TS Cable – 5 Foot
1
6
6
Amazon Link
Hosa YPP-118 – 6″Headphones Splitter
1
8
8
Amazon Link
Makayama Movie Mount for iPad 3
1
100
100
Amazon Link
Ravelli APLT2 49″ Light Weight Aluminum Tripod With Bag
1
13
13
Amazon Link
iPad Specific Audio Cables
1
20
20
UStream
0
0
0
www.ustream.tv
GoDaddy Hosting
12
10
120
www.godaddy.com
Domain Name
1
10
10
iRig Mic
1
60
60
Amazon Link
Bossjock App
1
10
10
Link

Free Podcasting Tools:

Audio Solutions SoundCloud Google Voice
Voice Recorder App on iOS
SpeakPipe Spreaker
GarageBand
Audacity
Mixlr
Hosting
PodBean SoundCloud Dropbox
Website
WordPress.com Podbean

To learn how to get these tools working together to produce a free podcast, listen to the episode!

May 03 2013

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: 23 – Connected Toys: Teaching with Sphero Robots

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The Instructional Tech Talk Podcast – Episode 23 – Connected Toys: Teaching with Sphero Robots

Host: Jeff Herb (@InstTechTalk)

Guest: Sam Patterson (@SamPatue)

This episode of ITT features the Sphero 2 robots and how the innovative educator, Sam Patterson, is using them in a robot club as well as when working with classrooms of students.

From the Sphero Website:

Control Sphero from your smartphone or tablet, change colors, complete challenges, earn tricks, and more. Sphero is waterproof, pet-proof, and ready to roll.

Educationally savvy: Download free SPRK lessons and learn the basics of programming. Then unleash Sphero's inner robot and program like a pro. The more you play, the smarter you get.

Find Sphero: sphero.com

Find Sam Patterson: mypaperlessclassroom.com

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Nov 14 2014

45mins

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Rank #4: 26 – The Student Geek Squad

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Instructional Tech Talk – Episode 26 – The Student Geek Squad

Host: Jeff Herb (@InstTechTalk)
Co-Host: Jon Samuelson (@jonsamuelson)

Show Notes:

TSI – Tech Support Internship – Bryan Weinert from Leyden School District (@bweinert)

Elective Course

Industry Certifications (Apple, Microsoft, A+, .NET, etc)

Saving students money on repairs.

Critical Thinking, PBL skills

Mobile Learning Experience

People implementing these programs: Bryan Weinert (@bweinert) and Brett Clark (@mrbrettclark)

Hashtag of the Week

Jeff: #PodcastPD

Jon: #s2n2015

#s2n2015 Tweets//

#PodcastPD Tweets//

May 04 2015

32mins

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Rank #5: 021 – Coding in the Classroom with Vocareum

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Episode 21 – Coding in the Classroom with Vocareum

Coding has become a very exciting and worthy tool with which to teach – mostly because it teaches incredible skills while also teaching a very valuable tool for life beyond K-12 education.

Until recently, teaching coding meant special software loaded on specific computers in order for students and teachers to write, compile, and execute code to ensure programs are written correctly. Because of the special requirements, it became difficult for students to work on coding assignments outside of class as the compiler software isn't always the easiest and most user friendly install.

Enter Vocareum, a “cloud lab for learning” as they are self-described on their website.


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In this week's episode, I had the pleasure of talking with the Business Development director of Vocareum at the ISTE 2014 Atlanta conference.  We talked about the power of coding in the classroom and how their cloud lab enables teachers and students to more effectively communicate about the code that is being written.

I was so excited to talk with Vishal as this solves so many problems in the world of classroom coding. I hope you find value in the conversation we had – even if Vocareum isn't for you. Classroom coding has come a long way and I look forward to sharing with others how it can be expanded with great tools such as Vocareum.

Relevant Links:

Vocareum Home Page

Vocareum Email – use this to contact them about the free pilot!

Sep 05 2014

7mins

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Rank #6: 25 – The Periscope App – (Adobe Slate and Apple Watch, too!)

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Instructional Tech Talk – Episode 25

The Periscope App (Adobe Slate and Apple Watch, too!)

Host: Jeff Herb @InstTechTalk

Co-Host: Jon Samuelson @jonsamuelson

Show Notes

Periscope (iOS, Android “coming soon”)

From the App Store:

“Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.”

Adobe Slate (iOS)

From the App Store:

“Turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous story that delights readers on any device. Simply tap to select a unique look — beautiful fonts, color and magazine-style design are automatically incorporated. Fluid movement and elegant motion are applied instantly. Share your Slate story link anywhere. Grab attention, increase awareness and inspire action. Stand out.”

So far, Jeff plans to buy the Apple Watch and Jon doesn't – we'll see how that shakes out on future episodes!

Apr 09 2015

32mins

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Rank #7: 020 – Create, Share, Present, and Control with Doceri

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Episode 20 – Instructional Tech Talk Podcast

This episode of the ITT Podcast features Steven from Doceri, an app that allows for you to utilize your iPad as a supercharged interactive whiteboard.

I was able to sit down with Steven at ISTE 2014 and record this episode, so my apologies for the slight background noise – we recorded right on the Exhibition Hall floor, it was a great time!

Steven talks about several of the great features of Doceri – all of which can be accompanied by videos demonstrating the features he discusses at this link. The Timeline video, one that he mentions frequently, is embedded below.

Here are the highlights of Doceri:

  • Create lessons, presentations, and graphics and share them in many ways (PDF, still images, audio/video screencasts, or mirror to Apple TV).
  • When connecting to Doceri Desktop, the iPad annotate over Mac/PC files and then instantly share them.
  • Doceri can be a universal remote (in conjunction with a presentation management system) to control the AV technology in your classroom.
  • Prepare and record presentations without the need of a desktop computer.

Here is the video about the Timeline so frequently referenced:

Important Links:

Doceri.com

Doceri Video Library

Aug 05 2014

31mins

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Rank #8: 28 – Getting Teachers Blogging: Tips, Tools, and More

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Instructional Tech Talk – Episode 28 – Getting Teachers Blogging: Tips, Tools, and More

Host: Jeff Herb (@jeffherb)
Co-Host: Jon Samuelson (@jonsamuelson)

Guests: Sue Gorman (@sjgorman) & Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne)

Show Notes:

Here are some of the tools we discussed for blogging:

WordPress.com

Listly

Tumblr

Weebly

The Goin' Digital Show hosted by our friend Greg Goins

Link to the show.

periScopeOut – a new way to share your story via Periscope!

More information here – periscopeout.com

Links from the interview with Richard and Sue:

Free Tech for Teachers

Richard Byrne

Sue Gorman

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Aug 04 2015

51mins

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Rank #9: 24 – The Asian Penguins

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Instructional Tech Talk Podcast – Episode 24: The Asian Penguins

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If you've enjoyed ITT and have the ability to help support continued production of the show, head to our Patreon page at patreon.com/itt – your support makes great episodes of ITT possible. Thank you!

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The Asian Penguins

The Penguins are a middle school Linux user group based in a Hmong charter school in Minnesota. Their charge is to learn the Linux environment and also provide community service by refurbishing computers and donating them to families in need.

They are advised by Stu Keroff, a teacher at the school and Linux user.

In the episode, the following is discussed:

  • How the club was formed
  • The use of Linux in the classroom
  • How Stu approached the district about making tech changes
  • Community Outreach by the Penguins
  • What a Hmong charter school actually is!

Relevant Links

Stu Keroff – Twitter

Asian Penguins Website

Asian Penguins on YouTube

ITT Patreon Support Page

Dec 17 2014

22mins

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Rank #10: 022 – Smart Pens in the Classroom

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The Instructional Tech Talk Podcast Smart Pens – Episode 22

Host: Jeff Herb @InstTechTalk

Guest Host- Sam Patterson @SamPatue http://mypaperlessclassroom.com

Audio Podcast: iTunes Stitcher (embedded above!)
Video Version: YouTube (embedded above!)

Prefer the video version? Click the play button on the image above!

Smart Pen Platforms

Livescribe WiFi

-local Wifi network
-on board microphone Great For meetings -Keyword Notes
-Play audio of the meeting All contained

Livescribe 3

-connects to app on tablet / phone
-no recording on device

Equil 2

– able to write on any notebook paper
– cant record audio / handwriting at same time
– change text / handwriting color on the fly
– paintbrush tools
– image annotation
-sketch function

Individual or Group Device?

Failure of Livescribe Pilot

Notes taken directly from handwriting to text conversion in Livescribe app (unedited):

The Instructional Tech Talk Podcast Smart Pens -Episode 22

Guest Host- Sam Patterson @ Sam PATUE http:// my paperless classroom. Bryn

Smart Pen Platforms Livescribe Wi Fi -local Wifi network

– on board microphone Great For meetings -Keyword Notes

-Play audio of the meeting All contained

Livescribe 3

-connects to app on tablet / phone -no recording on device

equil: able to rise any notebook Haper

– cant record audio / handwriting at same time – change text / handwriting color on thefly

– paintbrush tools

– image annotation

-sketch function

Individual or Group Device? Failure of Livescribe Pilot

Here is exactly what I wrote, for reference (click on the image for better quality):

Oct 21 2014

57mins

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