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.

The Two Guys Show #37: We’re Back!

October 14, 2014 9:26 pm
The Two Guys Show #37: We’re Back!

WE’RE BACK! We are so excited to get The Two Guys Show back up and running following a crazy busy summer schedule including some major life changes!

Boys and Girls!

October 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Boys and Girls!

I’ve said Tigers. I’ve said Eagles. I’ve said Class and Scholars. I’ve said Jaguars and Bearcats. I’ve said Eighth Graders and Citizens. I’ve said Wrestlers. I’m pretty sure that in my entire career as an educator when attempting to collect the attention of a roomI’ve never said “Boys and Girls!” This is on my mind because if you catch the Nightly Overreaction (I can’t bring myself to call it the News) you may have seen Lincoln Public Schools of Nebraska found […]

MacReach Show #92: It’s Coming!

October 13, 2014 9:22 pm
MacReach Show #92: It’s Coming!

On this week’s show we make some predictions as to what Apple’s event this week will bring us. Diane share a new app called Curator. Luis shares a great Safari tip. Kelly talks about connections. Hosts:  Kelly Dumont, Diane Darrow, Luis Perez   Show Notes          

Te@cher Tech T@lk Tidbit #16.5: Connected Educator Month!

October 13, 2014 9:21 pm
Te@cher Tech T@lk Tidbit #16.5: Connected Educator Month!

Te@cher Tech T@lk Tidbit #16.5 Connected Educator Month October is Connected Educator Month and we challenge you to use the resources mentioned in this tidbit to Get Connected!  Make sure to share the ways that you connect with our entire team using the #TeacherTechTalk hashtag on Twitter. Happy Connecting! Host: Tammy Lind (@TamL17)  

Mission Monday #046: Parent/Teacher Conferences are Not About YOU

October 12, 2014 6:36 pm
Mission Monday #046: Parent/Teacher Conferences are Not About YOU

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 how to get the most out of parent/teacher conferences with their friend and middle school assistant principal, Clint Edwards (@77olin). As always…Point. Click. Enjoy. Hosts:  Mark Johnson and Sam Stecher Contact us with any questions or comments. Also, if you would like […]

MacReach #91 – The Story in Us All

October 12, 2014 5:43 pm
MacReach #91 – The Story in Us All

In this week’s episode, we talk about what Digital Storytelling is and means for each of us. We all have a story inside waiting to come out.

Google Educast #159: Google Unlimited

October 12, 2014 5:15 pm
Google Educast #159: Google Unlimited

Google has been working overtime releasing new apps, new features and making announcements about what is coming in the future. This week the Educast looks at unlimited storage for education accounts, free backup for school districts, image editing in Google slides, spell check in Google Sheets plus other additions and tricks in Google Sheets. Google continues to show that Google Voice is not going away by adding MMS support. They released a new Google News app for iOS and on Android and the web you can quickly create polls.

EdGamer 144: Yummy Game Creation Using GameSalad

October 11, 2014 11:07 am
EdGamer 144:  Yummy Game Creation Using GameSalad

Dan Magaha, Director of Operations at GameSalad, is joining us for EdGamer 144. GameSalad’s Creator platform allows game developers to rapidly design, publish, and distribute sophisticated games for iOS, Android, and HTML5, while eliminating the need to code. Tune-in and level-up!

Learning ReDesignED #013: Guest Kelly Kermode: Space Redesign

October 6, 2014 8:57 pm
Learning ReDesignED #013: Guest Kelly Kermode: Space Redesign

Kelly Kermode teaches at Forest Hills Eastern HS. Kelly teaches in a challenging space that she has made her own. A room nobody wanted. We discuss how she transformed her space in to a student centered, desired location for students. Kelly documented her space transformation with images and stop motion video. A show not to be missed.

The EdAdmin Minute 345: Getting To Know Your Readers’ Stories

October 6, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 345: Getting To Know Your Readers’ Stories

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share a bit on getting to know your readers’ stories. Show Links: Reading Surveys: A Tool For Literacy Analysis

#TLAT

October 5, 2014 9:30 pm
#TLAT

Let’s start this off with an admission of a known character trait and a full disclosure of my hypocrisy. I love the spotlight. The prosecution respectfully submits the following as evidence: Exhibit A- Sam Stecher has been known to compete in Slam Poetry and perform poems about upper respiratory infections with frequent and explicit references to phlegm. Exhibit B- Sam Stecher used to be a cage fighter mostly because to him the saying “two men enter, one man leaves” indicated […]

Chalkles: Educated! [Edu-Comic]

October 5, 2014 7:43 pm
Chalkles: Educated!  [Edu-Comic]

The latest Edu-Comic from Chalkles.

Chalkles: Standing Up To The Man

October 5, 2014 7:41 pm
Chalkles: Standing Up To The Man

The latest Edu-Comic from Chalkles.

Chicago StartupWeekend EDU: Pairs ‘n Carrots

October 3, 2014 8:38 pm
Chicago StartupWeekend EDU: Pairs ‘n Carrots

This past weekend, Startup Weekend Education returned to Chicago and the site of last year’s highly successful event, National Louis University.  To build on all the success of the 2013 Chicago SWEDU, we created a one-day conference around Higher Education Startups in Success (kicked off by the superlative Howard Tullman and closed by the incomparable Ron Packard) and assembled another amazing team of coaches, judges and sponsors, including National Louis University (which donated our space, technical support and our judge, president Nivine Megahed), The Joyce Foundation, Apollo […]

Google Educast #158: Google’s Moonshot Teen Scientists

October 2, 2014 6:17 pm
Google Educast #158: Google’s Moonshot Teen Scientists

Join Juan, Kimberly, Fred and Chris as they bring you all the latest education news from the Googleverse. Learn about the Google Science Fair winners ( some truly amazing teens who are probably going to change the world), new features in Takeout and Drive for Mobile, the new file picker, calendar changes and more. Learn to make some awesome, styled maps, get cool app packs for back to school, and dig into the finer points of Google Classroom.

Google Educast #157: It Ships Itself

October 2, 2014 6:08 pm
Google Educast #157: It Ships Itself

Where did Maps Engine Lite go? Oh, it’s now in My Maps! What password should you choose now? Who cares? Let Chrome make one for you! What’s the shortcut for bulleted lists or numbered lists? I don’t know, I just let it happen automatically. Why is managing iOS devices so hard? Because you’re not letting Google do it for you. Listen to the GoogleEducast this week to answer more of your most pressing questions with the help of Chris, Fred, Megan and Kevin.

Mission Monday #044: How to Reach Your Tweeting Potential

October 1, 2014 9:14 pm
Mission Monday #044: How to Reach Your Tweeting Potential

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 their personal experiences with Twitter and how they have used it to not only build their PLN, but to become better educators as well. They give Tweeting advice, as well as talk about how to get the most out of Twitter chats. As always…Point. […]