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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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. […]
Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown interviewed Michelle Green from eLearning at the Indiana Department of Education. The three along with Danielle Kowalewicz from Indiana University, discuss the questions that need to be asked before and during the process of going 1-to-1 in your classroom, school, or district.
I am an elementary principal, and I have been posting on Facebook and Twitter for some time a segment I like to call “Reasons Why I Love My Job.” It seems to have generated some interest and most importantly, educators can relate to the day-to-day life of school. So, here are some of the reasons I love my job. Hope you enjoy. Share if you like, and feel free to add some of your own in the comment section. At […]
This week on the Flipped Learning Network Show: This episode of the podcast, Troy Cockrum interviewed Josh Mika, an Elementary LRC Director from Naperville, Illinois. The two discuss the evolving role of Media Specialists and Librarian in school and how technology is pushing that change. You can also catch up on a lot of resources from the Flipped Learning Network by going to www.flippedlearning.org. Follow Troy on Twitter Follow Josh on Twitter Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any […]
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 some schools roll out the red carpet and have a huge kick-off to the beginning of the year. While this is very fun and exciting, what happens when the hype ends? How do you sustain it throughout the entire year? If […]