Will China be the Next Education Superpower?

November 24, 2014 1:34 am
Will China be the Next Education Superpower?

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Todd Maurer, one of the leading authorities on the Asian education markets.  Todd is a partner in Educated Ventures and founder of Sinica Advisors, where he leads Asian and cross-border strategic and M&A projects.  You can follow Todd on Twitter @td_maurer. From A Nation at Risk to US Education Reform and National Security, education and economic competitiveness have long been part of America’s geopolitical calculus.  But with an emergent China gradually moving toward deeper innovation and a smarter workforce, the stakes have suddenly become higher. In a recent New […]

EdGamer 146: A Tour Of The American Museum of Natural History With Barry Joseph

November 9, 2014 2:38 pm
EdGamer 146:  A Tour Of The American Museum of Natural History With Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph is the Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives, at the American Museum of Natural History. Located within the Education Department, Youth Initiatives, Barry brings a dozen years working in youth development and nearly twenty years working in new media to support the AMNH to advance its mission. And what is the Museum’s mission? “To discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.” EdGamer thinks this is cool and we think you will too. Tune-in and level-up!

MacReach Show #94 – Put a Pin In It

November 6, 2014 5:34 pm
MacReach Show #94 – Put a Pin In It

    The MacReach show visits with Lisa Johnson aka Techchef4u. Lisa shares how she uses Pinterest and ThingLink App, Tip and Thought for the Week. Hosts:  Kelly Dumont, Diane Darrow, Luis Perez Guest: Lisa Johnson Show Notes    

Mission Monday #047: Are Teachers Really Secret Superheroes?

November 5, 2014 7:28 pm
Mission Monday #047: Are Teachers Really Secret Superheroes?

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 lives that teachers live in and out of school, and how they can teach like rockstars, but without all the hype. As always…Point. Click. Enjoy. Hosts:  Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher Contact us with any questions or comments. Also, if you […]

The EdAdmin Minute 348: Tips For Checking Writer’s Notebooks

November 4, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 348: Tips For Checking Writer’s Notebooks

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share some great tips for checking writer’s notebooks efficiently. Show Links: WORK SMARTER: 5 TIPS FOR CHECKING WRITER’S NOTEBOOKS EFFICIENTLY  

MacReach Show #93 – So You Say You Want to App Smash

November 3, 2014 8:08 pm
MacReach Show #93 – So You Say You Want to App Smash

On this week’s show, with Luis enjoying beignets in New Orleans,  we talk about App Smashing. Want to find out what app smashing is, and great resources for doing it, check out this episode, and the show notes for the links mentioned. Hosts:  Kelly Dumont, Diane Darrow, Luis Perez Show Notes    

TheatreCast #066- Renaissance Faire Acting Opportunities

November 3, 2014 3:58 pm
TheatreCast #066- Renaissance Faire Acting Opportunities

Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Whitney Christiansen, a Theatre teacher in Eminence, Kentucky. Whitney will show how she uses Renaissance Faire experience with her students. This past year, one of students collaborated with her to create a modern version of “Everyman,” (the medieval morality play,) and two years ago they also created a play based on common misconceptions people hold regarding the medieval era, called “Mythconceptions.” On top of their stage shows, the kids also create their own characters, which they then use to populate our fictional Scottish town of Briarwood.

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.