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!

Google Educast #153: Classroom Validation

August 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Google Educast #153: Classroom Validation

There were a lot of new changes in July and Google is keeping the updates coming into July. We share the release date for Google Classroom that will the next school year. Google Science Fair has been narrowed to the final fifteen. Megan tells us that Gmail gave you an update that will make your busy life so much happier. We go to Mars and the moon in Google Maps. Kevin shares an example of using data validation in Sheets (psst it sounds harder than it is.) You can do a vector drawing on the web and we share the app that allows you save them to your Google Drive. Juan shares an app to work with language learners and to build vocabulary.

Flipped Learning 102: Digital Responsibility with Ken Shelton

August 10, 2014 7:25 pm
Flipped Learning 102: Digital Responsibility with Ken Shelton

Joan Brown interviewed Ken Shelton, keynote speaker for EdTech Team’s Google Summits. The two discuss the importance of teaching students digital responsibility in their uses of technology.

What I Learned about Teaching from Playing Golf

August 7, 2014 5:02 pm
What I Learned about Teaching from Playing Golf

(Click here to listen to the audio version of this blog.) When I was a kid my father used to take me to the golf course so I could walk along the ditch as he played.  I got 25¢ for every golf ball I found. 50¢ if it was a keeper. I remember thinking that it looked like a fun game to play, but also wondered why so many golfers would want to hit their balls into the ditch […]

Flipped Learning 101: Podcasting with Students

August 6, 2014 9:39 pm
Flipped Learning 101: Podcasting with Students

Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown, as a follow up to Episode 99, talk about podcasting in the classroom.

aRTs Roundtable 52: ONE Thing We Are Implementing In Our Classrooms This Year

August 6, 2014 2:00 pm
aRTs Roundtable 52: ONE Thing We Are Implementing In Our Classrooms This Year

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss the ONE new technology, organization, or curricular item we plan on implementing in our lives this fall. It could be a new organizational project, or streamlining our music curriculum. It all starts with baby steps and consciously creating a new system in order to have the school year start smoothly. Each one of us has a different take on a new procedure or organizational tool within the arts classroom. Show Host: Brenda Muench   Show Contributors: […]

Educelerate XVIII: New School Models in K-12 Education

August 5, 2014 9:57 pm
Educelerate XVIII: New School Models in K-12 Education

This Educelerate Event was recorded on July 31st, 2014 and presented by Christopher Nyren, Founder of Educelerate. Educelerate holds a gathering space for Ed Tech leaders in the industry with the educators and entrepreneurs who share their interests. This next episode, taken from Educelerate 18: New School Models in K-12 Education, invites listeners and viewers to join our panel discussion on New Models in K-12 Education. Watch experts in Blended and Flipped Learning, Maker and Place-based Education, and Charters and Independent Schools including:

The EdAdmin Minute 342: Motivation and Learning

August 4, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 342: Motivation and Learning

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share a great piece from Edutopia on learning and motivation; don;t miss the “three C’s”. Show Links: Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Mission Monday #041: Does Dressing Like a Professional Make You a Professional?

August 2, 2014 3:43 pm
Mission Monday #041: Does Dressing Like a Professional Make You a Professional?

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) makes Mark (@mc_bossy) play a game called “Defend Your Tweet.”  The issue of professional attire is addressed throughout the conversation, and they both strive to answer the question: “Does dressing like a professional make you a professional?” We would love to hear your comments. As always…Point. […]