EduNationCast #39: Blame the Professors


This week on the EduNationCast…

Adam, Dan and I discuss the current state of education technology and whether or not university degree programs should be held accountable for preparing students to use technology in their careers.  Special guest Chris Bell drops by for a quick chat and shares an awesome video that will get you thinking about the students sitting in your room!

 

And as always, we share our favorite videos of the week!
NEW TIME! Tune in live every Monday at 6PM PT (9PM EST).

 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, and Adam Bellow.


The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast #38: Where to Learn When Your Teacher Goes on Strike


This week on the EduNationCast…

This week on the EduNationCast – Adam, Dan, and I dive into the idea of how and where- students whose teachers are on strike- might use technology to support their learning. Is online learning to the point where a student can go without their teacher? Let’s find out…

 

 

 

And as always, we share our favorite videos of the week!
NEW TIME! Tune in live every Monday at 6PM PT (9PM EST).

 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, and Adam Bellow.


The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast #037: Loosen the Reigns


This week on the EduNationCast…

This week on the EduNationCast Adam, Dan, and I dive into the topic of “educational moments” and their impact on our lives.

Our videos of the week:

James: What if the earth was hollow? 

Adam:  Target Back to School (he shares why he dislikes this video)

Dan: Hollywood Special Effects

And as always, we share our favorite videos of the week!
Tune in live every Monday at 6PM PT (9PM EST).

 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, and Adam Bellow.


The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast #036: The More Real, The Better


This week on the EduNationCast…

The entire cast is back together to kick off another great school year! This week we dive into the topic of how “real” a teacher should be on media.

And as always, we share our favorite videos of the week!
Tune in live every Monday at 6PM PT (9PM EST).

 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Diane Main, Jim Sill and Adam Bellow.


The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast #035: How do you create an “innovator?”


This week on the EduNationCast…

This week we get our butts to Mars… or at least enjoy the spoils from the new Mars Rover event that happened last week. While diving into some great videos related to the Olympics and NASA, we also get into a discussion about what’s really needed- more scientists, or more innovators?

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, and Adam Bellow.


The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast Special: A Sit-in with Schoology


This week on the EduNationCast…

Last week at ISTE, host Dan Rezac had a chance to sit down and talk to Jeremy Friedman , the Founder of Schoology, to talk about the platform and its exciting future in the education space.

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Go to www.schoology.com to sign up!

The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast #34 Can You Teach Passion?


This week on the EduNationCast…

This week we discuss our amazing experiences at ISTE and get into a debate over whether or not passion can be taught.

Videos of the week:

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, and Adam Bellow.


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EduNationCast #033: The Age of the EduPreneur?


This week on the EduNationCast…

We are so excited to welcome Ed blogger and activist Richard Byrne of www.freetech4teachers.com.  Richard gets a chance to share with us some great new tech tools, especially some neat file dropping services. Our roundtable discussion delves into the evolution of the teacher to “EduPreneur.” Join us for EduNationCast!

 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Jim Sill, and Richard Byrne


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EduNationCast #032: The Broken Gradebook


This week on the EduNationCast…

We discuss the controversial topic of students being able to earn zeros on assignments and whether or not we should throw out the grade system alltogether.
Should we just go with badges instead?

Videos of the week (link to the segment):

Dan Rezac: We suggest not watching Dan’s video, unless you’re into “trolololo“.
James Sanders: The Story Wars
Jim Sill: Behind the Scenes of Hugo
Adam Shares: Free Speech iPad App
Diane Shares: Best Marriage Proposal Ever!

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Jim Sill, Adam Bellow, and Diane Main.


The complete show notes can be found on the EdReach Wiki.


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EduNationCast #31: Schools Need Social Media Directors?!


This week on the EduNationCast…

We discuss LAUSD’s somewhat controversial decision to hire a social media coordinator.  Find out why we think it’s a good decision.

Videos of the week (link to the segment):

Dan Rezac: Prelude to War
James Sanders: Men of Steel 
Jim Sill: Turn Me On
Adam Shares: Bill Cosby’s Commencement Speech 2012
Diane Shares: Our Digital Footprint (audio only)

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Jim Sill, Adam Bellow, and Diane Main.


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EduNationCast #30 Preparing Students for the Universities of the Future


This week on the EduNationCast…

How do we prepare our students for the universities of the future?

Videos of the week (link to the segment):

Dan Rezac: Yoda: Feel the Force
James Sanders: Surviving a Robot Apocalypse
Jim Sill: Girl’s First Ski Jump
Rushton Hurley: Next Vista Contest Winners
Kern Kelly: Video Lesson: “More than a sum of its parts”

 

 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Jim Sill, Rushton Hurley, and Kern Kelly.


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EduNationCast #029: A Teacher’s Perspective


This week on the EduNationCast…

Is a teacher’s perspective on non-education topics valuable?

Videos of the week (link to the segment):

Diane Main: “(notes on) biology”
Dan Rezac: Planets in Perspective 
James Sanders: “Out here Graphing” 
Jim Sill: “Dear 16-year-old Me” 

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Jim Sill, Diane Main, and Adam Bellow.

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EduNationCast #28 Is In-Person Better?


This week on the EduNationCast…

Are we too focused on the technology? Are we undermining the importance of conversation? (link to segment)

Videos of the week (link to the segment):

Diane Main: Scale of the Universe
Dan Rezac: TED 2030
James Sanders: Body Systems
Adam Bellow: Photosynthesis
Mark Hammons: The Eight Billion Dollar iPod

Demo Dance: (link to segment)

This week’s contributors: James Sanders, Dan Rezac, Jim Sill, Diane Main, Adam Bellow, and special guest Mark Hammons.

Join us live on Google Plus every Monday, 6:30 Pacific!


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EduNationCast #27: The Death of Handwriting


This week on the EduNationCast…

Is there still need to teach students handwriting or will writing with pencil and paper die off completely? (link to segment)

Should holograms play a role in the classroom or is the digital undermining the analog? (link to segment)

Newly minted Google Certified Teacher Dom Breadmore joins us all the way from Conventry, UK!

Videos of the week (link to segment):

Dan Shares: TED Ed’s “How Small is an Atom?”
Diane Shares: “Caine’s Arcade” (Donate to Caine’s college fund!)
Jim Shares: “A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square”
Adam Shares: “Education Evolution”
Dom Shares: “One Second Per Day”

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EduNationCast #025: Should teachers friend their students?


This week on the EduNationCast:

It seems like this issue will never die, just when you think it will. Is it okay to be “friends” with students online? @Stumpteacher Josh Stumpenhorst joins us to share some cool videos and dive into the Facebook/teacher/student debate. Should we work harder at keeping our professional and personal online personas separate? Do we need strategies for teachers to avoid making stupid mistakes? Or do we just avoid students online at all costs? Let’s discuss…

Videos of the week:

Dan shares “We Love You: Iran and Israel”

Diane shares “Shrodinger’s Cat.”

Josh shares his awesome Twitter Tutorial 

Adam shares: The YouTube Collection – on DVD! 

Tune in to the live broadcast on Mondays 6:30 Pacific on Google+!

This Week’s Contributors: Diane Main, Adam BellowDan Rezac, and special guest, Josh Stumpenhorst.

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