This Mobile Reach Minute is a double sequel! It not only is the return of the 4th-8th grade students from the MRM: “Straight from the Students’ Mouths” but a follow up to MR #47: “Mobile Device Smack Down”. In this mini-episode, the students will debate the pros and cons of Chromebooks vs. iPads. Tune in to see how they weighed in and which devices they choose!
It’s May and teacher’s minds are thinking of a time when Saturday is everyday, but join Tricia, Deb and Patrick as we discuss some interesting new Google form options, a great app for tracking articulation, and some personal EduWins. As well as a very dramatic reading of a classic, Sick, by Shel Silverstein! It’s Edceptional #43 – 2 More Mondays!
This week Addie and Emily join forces with Steve Thomas of Circulating Ideas. Library Journal had an editorial called “Can We Talk About the MLS?” So we decided to do just that, and talk about it with some of Syracuse University’s favorite professors and a school librarian who’s still working on her Master’s. (This is part 2. You can hear part 1 on Circulating Ideas.) Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Steve Thomas, R. David Lankes, Jill Hurst-Wahl, [...]
This week on #EduWin Weekly: On this week’s episode the EduWin team is excited to be joined by Branden Chi, a 3rd grader in Mrs. McCluskey’s class at Wescott Elementary School . Branden is an extremely creative and inspirational young man who choose to create the claymation book report for Charlotte’s Web which has received a great deal well deserved attention from educators around the world. We hope you enjoy the interview during which Brandon explains the project! This weeks show also features #eduwins [...]
A key part of any video curriculum is choosing the right film to teach students about visual literacy and all the components that make up a film. Award-wining acting and directing teacher Rob Kennedy joins the podcast as we discuss how to use “The Godfather” as a model for teaching visual storytelling, framing, composition, lighting, music and editing. Also new from tech: bio-engineered trees that may someday glow like street lamps!
We posted about Flipboard before here ToolZeit – Flipboard and gave a list of web sites that we have in our Flipboard here 32 Feeds for Classroom Flipboard Flipboard contacted us to let us know of a great update. Normally Flipboard content is driven by an RSS feed with a never ending supply of new content. Each time you open it up you get the latest posts from whatever sites you put into it. You can now create magazines [...]
Maria Cipollone (pronounced: chip-alone) is a born-and-raised Philadelphian who is also a PhD student in Media and Communication at Temple University. She studies how “new” media technologies (e.g. video games, virtual/augmented reality experiences, mobile technologies) shape our thinking, working, and especially learning. In her dissertation, she wants to answer the following questions: what happens to the motivation to play Minecraft when we take Minecraft to school? What psychological factors (for example ‘tele’presence) contribute to motivation to ‘mine’? And the big one: does Minecraft help students learn? Maria has a wealth of knowledge and you will not want to miss this conversation. Tune-in and level-up!
This week we show you the many faces of Google Maps. We discuss upcoming improvements to maps and how you can use Google Maps to chart YouTube trends, environmental change, how far you can go in a car and where you guitar classmates are located. Hear about updates to Google Forms, Google Translate, a voice to dictation app and how to take your phrasebook on the go.