aRTs Roundtable Show 54: Growing Pains

October 29, 2014 4:00 pm
aRTs Roundtable Show 54: Growing Pains

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss the new teacher evaluation procedures across the country. One of the pieces is to SHOW growth your students have done within your classroom. Many school districts are wrestling on how to achieve this within the non-core classes. Both Jennifer and Brenda have some interesting developments that are occurring in their respective school districts. Lots of usable ideas that you can implement immediately. Show Host: Carol Broos  Show Contributors: Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench  Leave […]

The Two Guys Show #39: Shannon Soger and Ramona Towner

October 28, 2014 2:09 pm
The Two Guys Show #39: Shannon Soger and Ramona Towner

This episode of The Two Guys Show will be LIVE from South Berwyn District 100 in Berwyn, IL outside of Chicago. We will have two amazing guest join us from South Berwyn District 100, Shannon Soger and Ramona Towner!

The EdAdmin Minute 347: Don’t Craft Your Vision In Ink

October 28, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 347: Don’t Craft Your Vision In Ink

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I challenge leaders to not craft their visions in ink, pick up the pencil instead Show Links: A Military Leader’s Approach to Dealing with Complexity

Teacher Tech Talk #18 – Chromebooks, Tablets, and Inbox – oh my!

October 27, 2014 8:09 pm
Teacher Tech Talk #18 – Chromebooks, Tablets, and Inbox – oh my!

Te@cher Tech T@lk #18 – Chromebooks, Tablets & Inbox – Oh My! The TTT Team discusses what they have been up to for the start of the year including getting Chromebooks and tablets rolled out. We explore the new Google INBOX app that’s in beta release and talk about some pros/cons.  Tammy shares some updates to Voicethread. Chad talks about doing Standards Based Grading with Classroom & Doctopus.  Judi shares about community connections being made in her area.  All then share […]

TheatreCast #065- Wired for Sound with Catherine Rinella

October 26, 2014 10:55 pm
TheatreCast #065- Wired for Sound with Catherine Rinella

Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Catherine Rinella. Catherine is is a radio host and producer, a sound designer for various theatre companies, and a voice over and performing actor. She share about the process of creating audio theatre, the ins and outs of becoming a voice actor and many resources for creating your own audio projects.

EdGamer 145: NIU’s STEM Read Program With Kristin Brynteson

October 25, 2014 11:28 am
EdGamer 145: NIU’s STEM Read Program With Kristin Brynteson

Kristin Brynteson is the Assistant Director of the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University. The Center for P-20 Engagement collaborates with internal and external partners to provide leadership and promote innovation by fostering interdisciplinary learning communities and initiatives which increase educational success. One of their projects is STEM Read, Coordinated by Gillian King-Cargile. Gillian King-Cargile has a bachelor’s degree in film production and an MFA in creative writing. She is a writer, a book lover and a professional science appreciator. At NIU she directs the Creative Writing Day Camp for middle school students and co-directs STEM Outreaches Sci-Fi-based summer camps. In addition, she created and coordinates the STEM Read program.STEM Read features science fiction books with a basis in hard science, technology, engineering, or math. Students read the book on their own or with their library groups and then meet with experts in related fields at NIU to discuss the science behind the fiction. If you want to find out more about STEM Read and the other great projects at NIU, then tune-in and level-up!

MacReach Show #90 – Apptastic Changes

October 24, 2014 10:12 pm
MacReach Show #90 – Apptastic Changes

How iOS 8 is changing our workflows and what new apps or app updates are we finding appealing App, Tip and Thought of the Week   Hosts:  Diane Darrow, Luis Perez, Kelly Dumont   Show Notes      

Flipped Learning 110: Ed Tech Tools for Assessment with Kate Baker

October 23, 2014 8:36 pm
Flipped Learning 110: Ed Tech Tools for Assessment with Kate Baker

Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown talk with Kate Baker, a High School English teacher from New Jersey, about different Ed Tech tools that can be used for assessment.

The EdAdmin Minute 346: Affirmation Matters!

October 21, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 346: Affirmation Matters!

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share an inspiring word on affirmation. Show Links: The House That Affirmation Builds

You Are in BIG TROUBLE!!

October 21, 2014 1:08 am
You Are in BIG TROUBLE!!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about consequences. It is one constant in life: everything has consequences.

Flipped Learning 109: Copyright Concerns in the Classroom

October 15, 2014 1:08 pm
Flipped Learning 109: Copyright Concerns in the Classroom

Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown discussed what teacher and students should be concerned about when thinking about copyright issues. The two talk about the laws in place for copyright, the concerns for educators, the definition of Creative Commons and Fair Use, and resources to find material without infringing on copyright.

The Two Guys Show #37: We’re Back!

October 14, 2014 9:26 pm
The Two Guys Show #37: We’re Back!

WE’RE BACK! We are so excited to get The Two Guys Show back up and running following a crazy busy summer schedule including some major life changes!

Boys and Girls!

October 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Boys and Girls!

I’ve said Tigers. I’ve said Eagles. I’ve said Class and Scholars. I’ve said Jaguars and Bearcats. I’ve said Eighth Graders and Citizens. I’ve said Wrestlers. I’m pretty sure that in my entire career as an educator when attempting to collect the attention of a roomI’ve never said “Boys and Girls!” This is on my mind because if you catch the Nightly Overreaction (I can’t bring myself to call it the News) you may have seen Lincoln Public Schools of Nebraska found […]

MacReach Show #92: It’s Coming!

October 13, 2014 9:22 pm
MacReach Show #92: It’s Coming!

On this week’s show we make some predictions as to what Apple’s event this week will bring us. Diane share a new app called Curator. Luis shares a great Safari tip. Kelly talks about connections. Hosts:  Kelly Dumont, Diane Darrow, Luis Perez   Show Notes          

Te@cher Tech T@lk Tidbit #16.5: Connected Educator Month!

October 13, 2014 9:21 pm
Te@cher Tech T@lk Tidbit #16.5: Connected Educator Month!

Te@cher Tech T@lk Tidbit #16.5 Connected Educator Month October is Connected Educator Month and we challenge you to use the resources mentioned in this tidbit to Get Connected!  Make sure to share the ways that you connect with our entire team using the #TeacherTechTalk hashtag on Twitter. Happy Connecting! Host: Tammy Lind (@TamL17)  

Mission Monday #046: Parent/Teacher Conferences are Not About YOU

October 12, 2014 6:36 pm
Mission Monday #046: Parent/Teacher Conferences are Not About YOU

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 how to get the most out of parent/teacher conferences with their friend and middle school assistant principal, Clint Edwards (@77olin). As always…Point. Click. Enjoy. Hosts:  Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher Contact us with any questions or comments. Also, if you would like […]

MacReach #91 – The Story in Us All

October 12, 2014 5:43 pm
MacReach #91 – The Story in Us All

In this week’s episode, we talk about what Digital Storytelling is and means for each of us. We all have a story inside waiting to come out.

Google Educast #159: Google Unlimited

October 12, 2014 5:15 pm
Google Educast #159: Google Unlimited

Google has been working overtime releasing new apps, new features and making announcements about what is coming in the future. This week the Educast looks at unlimited storage for education accounts, free backup for school districts, image editing in Google slides, spell check in Google Sheets plus other additions and tricks in Google Sheets. Google continues to show that Google Voice is not going away by adding MMS support. They released a new Google News app for iOS and on Android and the web you can quickly create polls.