Flipped Learning 103: Talking STEM with Chris Craft

August 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Flipped Learning 103: Talking STEM with Chris Craft

Joan Brown interviewed Chris Craft, keynote speaker for EdTech Team’s Google Summits and 6th grade teacher from South Carolina. The two discuss the importance of introducing STEM in schools.

Mission Monday #042: Is There Room for Any More Big Ideas in Education?

August 17, 2014 3:19 pm
Mission Monday #042: Is There Room for Any More Big Ideas in Education?

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 the implications of Rule 10 in the state of Nebraska, as well as mention the new Commissioner of Education for NE, Matt Blomstedt. They wonder if there if room for idealism in education, and look forward to many great things to come. […]

EdGamer 141: 10 Lessons Educators Can Learn From Robin Williams

August 16, 2014 2:44 pm
EdGamer 141: 10 Lessons Educators Can Learn From Robin Williams

This week on EdGamer 141 we discuss the influence of Robin Williams. Gerry and Zack will look at how this amazing person made an impact on them as educators. We will look at Robin’s personal life and also the impact some of his movies had in the field of education. We will even discuss the connections to the Games and Learning field. Tune-in and level-up….nanoo nanoo!

Google Educast #153: Classroom Validation

August 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Google Educast #153: Classroom Validation

There were a lot of new changes in July and Google is keeping the updates coming into July. We share the release date for Google Classroom that will the next school year. Google Science Fair has been narrowed to the final fifteen. Megan tells us that Gmail gave you an update that will make your busy life so much happier. We go to Mars and the moon in Google Maps. Kevin shares an example of using data validation in Sheets (psst it sounds harder than it is.) You can do a vector drawing on the web and we share the app that allows you save them to your Google Drive. Juan shares an app to work with language learners and to build vocabulary.

Flipped Learning 102: Digital Responsibility with Ken Shelton

August 10, 2014 7:25 pm
Flipped Learning 102: Digital Responsibility with Ken Shelton

Joan Brown interviewed Ken Shelton, keynote speaker for EdTech Team’s Google Summits. The two discuss the importance of teaching students digital responsibility in their uses of technology.

What I Learned about Teaching from Playing Golf

August 7, 2014 5:02 pm
What I Learned about Teaching from Playing Golf

(Click here to listen to the audio version of this blog.) When I was a kid my father used to take me to the golf course so I could walk along the ditch as he played.  I got 25¢ for every golf ball I found. 50¢ if it was a keeper. I remember thinking that it looked like a fun game to play, but also wondered why so many golfers would want to hit their balls into the ditch […]

Flipped Learning 101: Podcasting with Students

August 6, 2014 9:39 pm
Flipped Learning 101: Podcasting with Students

Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown, as a follow up to Episode 99, talk about podcasting in the classroom.

aRTs Roundtable 52: ONE Thing We Are Implementing In Our Classrooms This Year

August 6, 2014 2:00 pm
aRTs Roundtable 52: ONE Thing We Are Implementing In Our Classrooms This Year

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss the ONE new technology, organization, or curricular item we plan on implementing in our lives this fall. It could be a new organizational project, or streamlining our music curriculum. It all starts with baby steps and consciously creating a new system in order to have the school year start smoothly. Each one of us has a different take on a new procedure or organizational tool within the arts classroom. Show Host: Brenda Muench   Show Contributors: […]

Educelerate XVIII: New School Models in K-12 Education

August 5, 2014 9:57 pm
Educelerate XVIII: New School Models in K-12 Education

This Educelerate Event was recorded on July 31st, 2014 and presented by Christopher Nyren, Founder of Educelerate. Educelerate holds a gathering space for Ed Tech leaders in the industry with the educators and entrepreneurs who share their interests. This next episode, taken from Educelerate 18: New School Models in K-12 Education, invites listeners and viewers to join our panel discussion on New Models in K-12 Education. Watch experts in Blended and Flipped Learning, Maker and Place-based Education, and Charters and Independent Schools including:

The EdAdmin Minute 342: Motivation and Learning

August 4, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 342: Motivation and Learning

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share a great piece from Edutopia on learning and motivation; don;t miss the “three C’s”. Show Links: Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Mission Monday #041: Does Dressing Like a Professional Make You a Professional?

August 2, 2014 3:43 pm
Mission Monday #041: Does Dressing Like a Professional Make You a Professional?

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) makes Mark (@mc_bossy) play a game called “Defend Your Tweet.”  The issue of professional attire is addressed throughout the conversation, and they both strive to answer the question: “Does dressing like a professional make you a professional?” We would love to hear your comments. As always…Point. […]

Google Educast #152: There Is A Power Tool For That

August 1, 2014 10:11 am
Google Educast #152: There Is A Power Tool For That

This week we cover new announcements from Google about Hangouts for everyone along with better support and an eject button. Google Drive might look different in the coming weeks, but like it or hate it, the new appearance is most likely here to stay. Learn how to split or concatenate cells in Sheets and Chris shares how to open Microsoft Office files in Google Drive with their new add-on along with making it the default way to open Office docs on your operating system.

Chalkles: Just The Facts [Edu-Comic]

August 1, 2014 8:00 am
Chalkles: Just The Facts [Edu-Comic]

Today’s Friday Funny from Chalkles.

Chalkles: Badges! [Edu-Comic]

July 31, 2014 7:14 pm
Chalkles: Badges! [Edu-Comic]

The latest funny from Chalkles!

EdGamer 140: Tyto Online – An MMORPG Learning Platform

July 31, 2014 4:24 pm
EdGamer 140: Tyto Online – An MMORPG Learning Platform

This week on EdGamer 140 we are joined by a very special guest, Lindsey Tropf, founder/CEO of Immersed Games. Lindsey is currently working on Tyto Online, an educational MMORPG. Join us as we chat about her Kickstarter and this intriguing new game. Tune-in and level-up!

Flipped Learning #100: What We’ve Learned During the Last 100 Episodes

July 29, 2014 10:24 pm
Flipped Learning #100: What We’ve Learned During the Last 100 Episodes

Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown talk about the history of the show and many of the lessons they learned.

EduWin Weekly #41: Re-Group

July 28, 2014 8:03 pm
EduWin Weekly #41: Re-Group

It’s been a while since or last Episode! On this installment find out where the EduWin Crew of James Gubbins, Michelle Russell and Carlos Fernandez have been! Learning new things and exploring new horizons has kept us from producing the show as consistently as we would like. We are deeply committed to the #EduWin movement and thought it high time we get back on the air!

The EdAdmin Minute 341: Keys To Collaborative Learning

July 28, 2014 5:00 am
The EdAdmin Minute 341: Keys To Collaborative Learning

In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share some great tips from Kevin Scott on collaborative learning. Show Links: Multiple Perspectives On Collaborative Learning