EdGamer 143: Pursuitery is Connecting Interests to Opportunity

September 13, 2014 3:26 pm
EdGamer 143: Pursuitery is Connecting Interests to Opportunity

Community Manager of Pursuitery, Evan Jones, will join us for EdGamer 143. Pursuitery is building a friendly and supportive online space for people to connect with others who share their interests and want to level up their expertise together. It’s a place where people can hang out, mess around, and geek out. Tune-in and level-up!

Why We Love Startup Weekend Education

September 12, 2014 1:11 am
Why We Love Startup Weekend Education

On September 26, Startup Weekend Education returns to Chicago and the site of last year’s highly successful event, National Louis University.  To capitalize on this excitement, Educelerate is also partnering with NLU and SWEDU to create our very first Educelerate Conference on the Friday of StartupWeekend. Building upon NLU’s mission serving non-traditional students, our Conference panels will address innovative approaches to serving adult, online and other non-traditional students with equal parts focus on pedagogy for the practitioners in our audience as well as actionable business strategies for the entrepreneurs and […]

Show 53: Tricia and Dave Fuglestad

September 10, 2014 5:24 pm
Show 53: Tricia and Dave Fuglestad

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we are dedicating the entire podcast to Tricia and Dave Fuglestad. Tricia usually podcasts with us. Dave, her husband, was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on August 2, 2014 that currently has left him paralyzed. He also is an educator in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Both are on leave of absence. There are a variety of things you can do to help out this amazing couple. They will be retro-fitting their home […]

Flipped Learning 105: Gamification in the Classroom with Tim Downing

September 9, 2014 11:23 am
Flipped Learning 105: Gamification in the Classroom with Tim Downing

This week on the Flipped Learning Network Show: This episode of the podcast, Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown interviewed Tim Downing, a former Language Arts teacher and Instruction Coach from Maryland.  The three discuss how to Gamify a class or professional development with 3D GameLab, ClassCraft, and more. You can also catch up on a lot of resources from the Flipped Learning Network by going to www.flippedlearning.org. Follow Troy on Twitter Follow Joan on Twitter Follow Tim on Twitter       Leave us some feedback! […]

Google Educast #155: Makes My Organizational Heart Sing

September 6, 2014 5:38 pm
Google Educast #155: Makes My Organizational Heart Sing

On the show we chat about the new iPad Drive apps including Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Hangouts is now a core part of the Google Apps for EDU suite meaning Google is fully supporting this if admins have any problems. Juan gives the Pope a big +1 for his Scholas initiative. Kevin shows how to quickly customize the calendar view by using the minical. Juan busts out a great workaround for group work in Classroom. Megan reveals the new themes in forms and there is much rejoicing. And Kevin wonders why you can’t see a calendar if it’s hidden.

Flipped Learning #104: Great Teacher Resources with Richard Byrne

September 5, 2014 7:09 am
Flipped Learning #104: Great Teacher Resources with Richard Byrne

This week on the Flipped Learning Network Show: This episode of the podcast, Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown interviewed Richard Byrne, former teacher and blogger for Free Technology for Teachers.  The 3 discuss Richard’s blogs and how he curates information and resources for teachers. He talks about the history of his blogging that led him from teacher to full-time blogger and why his resources are such valuable tools for teachers. You can also catch up on a lot of resources from the […]

Mission Monday #043: Nebraska Administrator Days with Dr. Chris Stogdill and Brandon Mowinkel

September 1, 2014 9:15 pm
Mission Monday #043: Nebraska Administrator Days with Dr. Chris Stogdill and Brandon Mowinkel

Mission Monday provides a plan to enhance school communities one week at time with intentional interventions that focus on building positive relationships between students, teachers, parents, and the community.  In this episode, Sam (@samuelstecher) and Mark (@mc_bossy) talk to Dr. Chris Stogdill, Principal of Otte Blair Middle School (@ChrisStogdill) and Brandon Mowinkel, Principal at Milford Jr/Sr High School (@bmowinkel) about their educational pursuits. Chris and Brandon also discuss their goals for the upcoming year, and why collaborating with other administrators […]

EdGamer 142 : Adam and Kelly From HudsonAlpha Discuss the Use of Gaming Data

August 30, 2014 4:42 pm
EdGamer 142 :  Adam and Kelly From HudsonAlpha Discuss the Use of Gaming Data

Kelly East and Adam Hott, from HudsonAlpha, will join us to discuss the use of data within games to help developers and drive classroom instruction. HudsonAlpha’s free online educational activity, Touching Triton, provides an opportunity for teachers and students to have an engaging conversation about the complex nature of common disease in one class period. This Web-based activity builds understanding of common complex disease risk, influenced by factors from family history, environment and genomic data. Students synthesize data from these sources to inform lifestyle choices and medical intervention strategies in the setting of a long-duration space flight mission.

Chalkles: Minecraft Nerd [Edu-Comic]

August 25, 2014 8:00 am
Chalkles: Minecraft Nerd [Edu-Comic]

The latest Edu-Comic from Chalkles: Minecraft Nerd

Has anybody told you you’re awesome today?

August 24, 2014 8:50 pm
Has anybody told you you’re awesome today?

This is Sam Stecher with MissionMonday.com. Check us out at MissionMonday.com where we give you plan to help make you school community a better place one week at a time. You can also follow me on twitter @samuelstecher. Now I have a question for you. Has anybody told you you’re awesome today? I’m actually asking you right now. Has anybody taken the time today to stop and say “Hey, you’re awesome.”? It’s important to me that you know you […]

Chalkles: Negotiation [Edu-Comic]

August 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Chalkles: Negotiation [Edu-Comic]

The latest Edu-Comic from Chalkles: Negotiation

Chalkles: Back to School #EdChat [Edu-Comic]

August 23, 2014 4:40 pm
Chalkles: Back to School #EdChat [Edu-Comic]

The latest Comic from Chalkles! Back to School #EdChat.

Google Educast #154: RISE Above It

August 23, 2014 4:21 pm
Google Educast #154: RISE Above It

In this week’s show, Fred, Juan and Chris look at recent changes in Drive, including the handling of native Microsoft Office documents and new features in charts for trendlines. We also talk about big tablets and their place in education, fill you in on the RISE awards, share some amazing new Android apps, and much more!

TheatreCast #062|Another Opening, Another School Year

August 19, 2014 8:36 pm
TheatreCast #062|Another Opening, Another School Year

Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they help you prep for the beginning of school. They will share ways of improving the start of the school year and season. They will also share what they learned at the Educational Theatre Association Conference.

The EdAdmin Minute 343: New Visual Literacies

August 18, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 343: New Visual Literacies

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share a a great post from the Langwitches blog! Show Links: Designing New Literacies

Flipped Learning 103: Talking STEM with Chris Craft

August 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Flipped Learning 103: Talking STEM with Chris Craft

Joan Brown interviewed Chris Craft, keynote speaker for EdTech Team’s Google Summits and 6th grade teacher from South Carolina. The two discuss the importance of introducing STEM in schools.

Mission Monday #042: Is There Room for Any More Big Ideas in Education?

August 17, 2014 3:19 pm
Mission Monday #042: Is There Room for Any More Big Ideas in Education?

Mission Monday provides a plan to enhance school communities one week at time with intentional interventions that focus on building positive relationships between students, teachers, parents, and the community.  In this episode, Sam (@samuelstecher) and Mark (@mc_bossy) discuss the implications of Rule 10 in the state of Nebraska, as well as mention the new Commissioner of Education for NE, Matt Blomstedt. They wonder if there if room for idealism in education, and look forward to many great things to come. […]

EdGamer 141: 10 Lessons Educators Can Learn From Robin Williams

August 16, 2014 2:44 pm
EdGamer 141: 10 Lessons Educators Can Learn From Robin Williams

This week on EdGamer 141 we discuss the influence of Robin Williams. Gerry and Zack will look at how this amazing person made an impact on them as educators. We will look at Robin’s personal life and also the impact some of his movies had in the field of education. We will even discuss the connections to the Games and Learning field. Tune-in and level-up….nanoo nanoo!