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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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    Rank #9: 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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    Rank #10: 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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