Inside EdubloggerCon 2011 [Slideshow]


EdReach had a great time at #EdubloggerCon 2011! We met some great new educators (new to us), met the guys, Symbaloo team, and we had some in-depth discussions with the creators of some of the best education tools out there, like Wikispaces. As for the conference, numerous ideas were shared about Khan Academy, Bring Your Own Device, and the state of education in the news media. Good to … [Read more...]

My Teacher To-Do List for the Summer

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My summer seems to be pretty busy and I am always feeling like I am doing mindless tasks.  I made a conscious effort to make sure that I was completing activities that worked the mind this summer.  The list below shows most of the activities that I am involved with during my “vacation.” Teacher Feast- This is a week long training camp for teachers to learn technology for the classroom.  It is a … [Read more...]

Three Qualities That Make Video Games Better Teachers Than Teachers

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In my five part countdown about video games and education (the rest can be found here, at, I have addressed the types of gamers in your classroom and the common misconceptions about these students. This article, however, takes the focus off of the students and turns a spotlight onto the teachers. There are several qualities that make video games better teachers than teachers, and here … [Read more...]

Google Educast Show #21: How To Go Google At ISTE

    Show Host: Jay Blackman Show contributors: Chad Kafka and John Sowash Subscribe to The EdReach Podcasts on iTunes Subscribe to the EdReach Podcast Feed. The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki. Call us on our comment line! If you would like to leave some feedback you can call us on our very own EdReach Comment line: That's: (443) … [Read more...]

MacReach Show #19: EduTecher Talk

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Summer is the perfect time to discover some new classroom tools, and the eduTecher Backpack app is a great starting place for educators looking for website tools to enhance teaching and learning. Adam Bellow joins in this week to talk about how his EduTecher Bakpack app came to be such a great resource for educators, and shares some other great summer learning opportunities! - EduTecher on the … [Read more...]

Attending ISTE At Home: Seven Tips To Enhance Your Virtual ISTE Experience!

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ISTE is the mega conference of mega conferences; it is the largest EdTech conference in the world.   ISTE annually draws over 12,000 to the conference and this year there are over 135 workshops, 700 sessions, and informal learning opportunities every where you go; ISTE  2011 will be held in Philly June 26-29.  For a great ISTE overview listen to the latest EdReach show. Personally I've been to … [Read more...]

EdReach Show #26: Our ISTE Preview!

Exciting! Scott, Judi, and Jay all join me to talk about getting into the ISTE van, and heading to Philly this week for the ISTE Conference. The big story at ISTE definitely seems like it will be iPads and tablets. We discuss the controversy over the ISTE Keynote, which has always been a point of contention for some of the attendees of the conference. We talk about many of the awesome, innovative … [Read more...]

Mobile Reach #6 – iPod Classroom Management Tips

In this episode, Chad & Tammy interview Junior High School Social Studies teacher David Freeburg regarding how he uses iPod Touch devices in his classroom with students.  We cover a handful of things to think about, tricks and tips.  We also share some brief Android tablet news and review some apps that we've been playing with. Show Host: Chad Kafka (@chadkafka) Co-Host: Tammy … [Read more...]