Archive for March, 2012

EdGamer 46: Low Tech Games at West Sacramento Prep March 31, 2012 6:00 pm

EdGamer 46: Low Tech Games at West Sacramento Prep

Watch out for EdGamer 46…this week we’re ‘Roland in the deep’ (sorry Roland) with returning guest Roland Aichele from West Sacramento Prep in California. Roland fills us in on the latest trends of the west coast including some low tech gaming madness. We also talk about Dan Pink one of the most interesting authors in the business world that is frequently being referenced in educational circles and how his latest book ‘Drive’ may fit into our gaming and education curriculums. Finally we chat about updates on some new games as well as Zack’s 1:1 initiative. It’s EdGamer time!

EduNationCast #023: Stop With the Buzz Words! March 30, 2012 2:15 pm

EduNationCast #023: Stop With the Buzz Words!

We discuss whether the term Education Technology does the movement of education reform a disservice. Is technology still “scary” or is technology ubiquitous? Should technology be an inviting term at this point? Why is it that many teachers still shy away from tech? The Roundtable this week dissects these questions.

Google Educast #042: Google Certified Pirates March 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Google Educast #042: Google Certified Pirates

This week on the Google Educast: Apps in Google Hangouts are irresistible, please give Google feedback on Google Sites, Google Summer of Code announced, custom admin roles on Google Apps. Tool Shoutout: Account Dashboard in Google Apps- with stats!

5 Vimeo Videos Every School Leader Should Bookmark March 29, 2012 9:50 pm

5 Vimeo Videos Every School Leader Should Bookmark

Vimeo is chock full of fun, artistic, and inspiring videos.  Below are five videos that anyone leading professional development could find inspiring. 1.  Learn – This short video can reignite the flame for the joy of learning! 2.  15 Fixes For Broken Grades Webinar -Ken O’Conner is the author of the book 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, and in this webinar he highlights his ides on how grading should be overhauled.  A must watch! 3.  Michael Fullan for 2 hours….need I say […]

MacReach Show #43:  Scaling the AppleTV March 29, 2012 7:13 pm

MacReach Show #43: Scaling the AppleTV

This week on the MacReach Show: US Apple household penetration. CNBC Report: How high will Apple stock go?
Using the AppleTV in a larger scale environment.
App of the week: iTunesU

Teachers: What kind of students are you making? March 29, 2012 9:34 am

Teachers: What kind of students are you making?

I’m actually on vacation, but I wanted to chime in on what I’ve been reading over vacation: Seth Godin’s Stop Stealing Dreams. In the first quarter of the book (or manifesto), Seth pulls heavy remembrances of the true nature of public education, which was to prepare kids to be better factory workers. Check out Section 5 to reference the below. There’s lots of quotable items in here, but I wanted to throw this one particular item out and see what you thought. […]

aRTs Roundtable #17: Apps We Use Daily March 28, 2012 3:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable #17: Apps We Use Daily

  This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk to about the apps we use to simplify our teaching on our own mobile devices and computer. These apps have transformed how we teach the arts and organize our lives in the educational setting. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors:   Trisha Fuglestad and Jennifer Kolze Show wiki: edreach.us wiki     Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

LiTTech #23: ACRL Standards (Part 1) March 28, 2012 11:00 am

LiTTech #23: ACRL Standards (Part 1)

  This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie continue their discussion of ALA Information Literacy Standards. This week they start on those set out by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Adrienne Matteson, Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

Does your school require learning? March 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Does your school require learning?

Is learning required in your school? Most of us would emphatically answer “yes” to that question. But do your practices require students to learn? Have you established routines in your school that create learning opportunities for all students? I challenge you to examine educational practices in your school to see if learning is required or voluntary.

EdGamer 45: Star Wars:The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft March 24, 2012 6:00 pm

EdGamer 45: Star Wars:The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft

It’s a packed house on EdGamer 45! This week we welcome back two of our favorite guests: Lucas Gillispie, a gamer, Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pender County Schools and blogger at Edurealms and Justin Roth, a clinical researcher and avid gamer. We only needed two topics to fill the show this week with all this brain power so we chose carefully. First debate the use of Star Wars: The Old Republic and World of Warcraft in the classroom and then we check for an update on the Boise State 3D Game Lab. Don’t miss this episode!

Mobile Reach #28 – Questions About QR March 24, 2012 4:28 pm

Mobile Reach #28 – Questions About QR

Mobile Reach #28 – Questions About QR.  The team is joined this week by Scott Meech (@smeech). We talk about QR codes and whether they are a passing fad or have a real place for engaging students differently in and out of the classroom.  We share out apps and Tammy shares a powerful #eduwin for the week.  Come give a listen! Show Host: Chad Kafka (@chadkafka) Co-Hosts: Judi Epcke (@jepcke), Tammy Lind (@TamL17), Scott Meech (@smeech) Leave us some feedback!  Contact us […]

Google Educast #041: Are You Comfortable? Or Cozy? March 23, 2012 4:49 pm

Google Educast #041: Are You Comfortable? Or Cozy?

This week on the Google Educast: Lots of special guests help us weed through lots of news! The roundup: Search gets a refresh, The Semantic Web, the inner workings of Google Translate, new Gmail look getting forced on everyone, Google Maps Streetview for the Amazon River, new Spell Checker shown off, Corin shows us some great uses of Google Voice for speech therapy. Tips and Tricks: changing icons to text in Gmail, Prezify your PowerPoint Slides, Chrome Extension round robin, and finally some awesome examples of Google Sites and Forms for fifth grade, with Lisa Highfill!

MacReach Show #42: An Appsolutely Exciting Pilot March 23, 2012 8:00 am

MacReach Show #42: An Appsolutely Exciting Pilot

  This week on the MacReach Show: New iPad sales through the roof. A conversation with Katie Blunt, Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District, and Laura Annen, 3rd grade teacher at Sunrise Elementary in CSD, about the iPad pilot that has been taking place in Laura’s class this Year. Show Hosts: Kelly Dumont (@KDumont), Katie Blunt (@sassmasterkmb), Laura Annen   Sites Mentioned in the podcast: http://sunriseipads.blogspot.com http://ipodsinthecsdwootwoot.wikispaces.com http://prolearning.canyonsdistrict.org/ios.html Katie and Laura’s favorite apps: eClicker/eClicker Host Dropbox Chalkboard/Doodle Buddy Magnetic Alphabet Puppet […]

EduNationCast #22 Are all students “students?” March 21, 2012 10:31 pm

EduNationCast #22 Are all students “students?”

This week on the EduNationCast: We discuss the Seattle Times OpEd about whether or not all kids deserve the title of student and share our favorite videos and tools of the week.

aRTs Roundtable #16: Cody Fry, A Recording Artist You Should Know March 21, 2012 5:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable #16: Cody Fry, A Recording Artist You Should Know

  This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk to Cody Fry, an up and coming recording artist currently living in Nashville, TN. He has two albums on iTunes. Cody has an interesting viewpoint of incorporating the arts within his life and how he inspires others to collaborate on his albums. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors:   Trisha Fuglestad, Jennifer Kolze, and Cody Fry Show wiki:edreach.us wiki   Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

LiTTech #22: Emerging Tech and Outreach in Special Collections March 21, 2012 11:00 am

LiTTech #22: Emerging Tech and Outreach in Special Collections

  This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie are joined by Tiffany Jane Brand to talk about Special Collections: what they are and the innovative ways they are getting their message out. From Facebook to Pinterest to Flickr, these interesting collections of primary sources are moving online and are available for anyone to access. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Adrienne Matteson, Tiffany Jane Brand Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them March 20, 2012 7:00 pm

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, meaning “The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them).” This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have said:     ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. […]

iDig Video 003: Video on the iPad! March 20, 2012 4:00 pm

iDig Video 003: Video on the iPad!

This week on iDig Video: Video on the iPad! In “Hot Topics of the Week” – The new iPads are on the shelves – hear our discussion about them and the new Apple TV. iMovie and Garageband have special new features on the iPad and we look into how these apps can be used in the classroom. Also Khan Academy’s new iPad App;  TED video lessons for high school and college students; and YouTube for School – how you can […]