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iDig Video #38: Turn Your Classroom Into a Multi-Media Room January 8, 2014 9:00 am

iDig Video #38: Turn Your Classroom Into a Multi-Media Room

Some budget conscious ideas for creating a phenomenal multi-media set up for your classroom with a projector, 100″ pull down screen and audio – all for much less than you’d expect. A New Year and Final Cut X finally has an update. What are the new changes, have they fixed some of the bugs and is it worth it? Also a dynamite free app that turns your iPhone into a document scanner and it’s receiving rave reviews everywhere. Finally a few must-see movies that have opened recently – and a few to stay away from.

iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE! December 10, 2013 2:30 pm

iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE!

The holidays are right around the corner and the iDig Video team presents their annual wish list for Tech Gifts! We’ve looked at techie reviews and come up with our own dream list for what we’d like to receive (and give!) for the holidays. While there are a few high ticket items, we found some very affordable and innovative ideas for presents. Some items on the list have been around for a while, but they’ve proven to be reliable and highly desirable in terms of their performance records. Happy Holidays to all our listeners.

iDig Video #33: A Phenom New Camera and Cool Apps for Video Classes October 8, 2013 5:35 pm

iDig Video #33: A Phenom New Camera and Cool Apps for Video Classes

The iDig Video team takes a look at an exciting new camera for high school and elementary school classes. Imagine having something very close to a steadi-cam for your students! The possibilities are incredible as to what your students can do with this tiny new device! Also we look at some very exciting new apps that fit right into a video curriculum.

aRTs Roundtable 40: My Singing Monsters, Gaming in the Music Classroom August 21, 2013 2:06 pm

aRTs Roundtable 40: My Singing Monsters, Gaming in the Music Classroom

This week on the aRTs Roundtable gaming in the music classroom. All three of us are HOOKED on My Singing Monsters app for the iPad and iPhone. A music game that we all have been obsessed with. There is a My Singing Monsters wiki where you can find how to “breed” different sound monsters and we are using mindmeister to map out our monsters. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench  Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any […]

Educators and Developers: A New Model for Collaboration July 24, 2013 3:49 pm

Educators and Developers: A New Model for Collaboration

Innovative educators have been finding ways to personalize the one-size-fits-all mentality of published materials for decades. As we break open the dreaded boxed curriculum materials at the start of every school year, our first thoughts revolve around how we will modify and improve the content to meet the unique needs of each student. If anyone knows how to spice up a learning experience, it is a first class teacher. We have all been doing this for years.

aRTs Roundtable 32: Sites and Apps for Art and Music Integration March 20, 2013 4:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable 32: Sites and Apps for Art and Music Integration

This week on the aRTs Roundtable about the new websites and apps we are using in art and music. Brenda and Carol talk about websites and apps that are used in the music classroom. Brenda shows Sonic Pics with kindergarten and a website, text conversation, where you can set up a virtual text conversation.  Carol discusses how to compose, yes, it is that simple, using beatwave and dropophone. The website she is excited about is the Chicago Summer of Learning a badge […]

The Backchannel #17:  4 ?, Literacy, 7 Little Words, & Skype March 12, 2013 10:00 am

The Backchannel #17: 4 ?, Literacy, 7 Little Words, & Skype

This week on The BackChannel: Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers, Pinterest, Literacy Board, and 4 Guiding Questions for your IT department.

The Backchannel #16:  Rangers, Reminders, & Leaders! February 27, 2013 10:00 am

The Backchannel #16: Rangers, Reminders, & Leaders!

This week on The BackChannel: Tweet of the Week Skype with a YellowStone Ranger Tim Winterstein @winterstein13 Ranger Beth Pinterest Karly Walters March Lesson Plans Blog Post Educational Leaders Posted by: Michelle Baldwin APP Remind 101 https://www.remind101.com/learn_more Leave us some feedback! and if you have suggestions for The Back Channel – please share them here!

The BackChannel #15:  Conference Hashtags, Endless Alphabet & More February 13, 2013 6:03 pm

The BackChannel #15: Conference Hashtags, Endless Alphabet & More

This week on The BackChannel: Tweet of the Week Many Many conference hashtags #metc13, #oetc13, #tcea13 , #petc2013 and more! Pinterest Kindergarten & First Grade Rocks http://pinterest.com/carol2650/ Blog Posts DCulberhouse — @DCulberhouse Unexpected Leadership Lessons http://dculberh.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/unexpected-leadership-lessons/ Doug Johnson @BlueSkunkBlog 7 things you can always do in my class with your device http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2013/2/8/7-things-you-can-always-do-in-my-class-with-your-device.html YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RojbvfB7kQ&feature=youtu.be Dryden Elementary School staff APP Endless Alphabet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endless-alphabet/id591626572?mt=8   Leave us some feedback! and if you have suggestions for The Back Channel – please share them […]

10 Sentences Google Apps Teachers Never Hear February 3, 2013 9:49 am

10 Sentences Google Apps Teachers Never Hear

I recently posted this on my Google+ profile, and it has generated a lot of activity. More than anything else I’ve done. Last week I had a student tell me that he forgot his assignment at home. I asked him, “did you create it using your Google Drive account?” He had, so we just grabbed one of the school’s computers, brought it up, and he shared it with me.

The BackChannel # 014:  A Conversation With Scott December 12, 2012 10:00 am

The BackChannel # 014: A Conversation With Scott

This week, I invited Scott Meech in for a chat. Scott & I have a mutual admiration society, I think, in place. I admire him — he likes to chat with me! So, in a way, this conversation was a Christmas gift to me — a chat with Scott. He is VERY VERY knowledgeable about Apps – so I invite you to sit back and enjoy!

aRTs Roundtable 29: The Blurring of the Arts November 21, 2012 2:26 pm

aRTs Roundtable 29: The Blurring of the Arts

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about transliteracy. Art teachers must be able use music, music teachers be able to use art in the projects the students create. In addition arts teachers involve theater and dance. The blurring of the arts has created arts teachers that take risks outside their discipline. We talk about the risks we have taken outside our comfort zone and how our students are creating innovative multimedia projects with purpose with transliteracy. Show Host: Carol Broos […]

The Back Channel #10: A Conversation w/ Tim Bedley November 7, 2012 10:00 am

The Back Channel #10: A Conversation w/ Tim Bedley

This week, I invited Tim Bedly in for a chat. Within in the last 6 weeks, 2 different people have mentioned Tim to me….so I thought I would interview him so that you could meet him as well. Tim is using music as a helpful learning option for his students.

MacReach Show #55 – The Paperless Principal October 12, 2012 8:59 am

MacReach Show #55 – The Paperless Principal

 Hosts: Meg Wilson Kelly Dumont Guest: Jethro Jones A discussion with Jethro about his new book, The Paperless Principal. No iPad Mini invitations this week. New iPods released App of the Week – A selection of apps to help you go paperless. Check out our Show Notes Leave us some feedback!  Contact us with any questions or comments- macreach@edreach.us

Mobile Reach #39 – Welcome Back, Mobile Learning September 21, 2012 9:17 am

Mobile Reach #39 – Welcome Back, Mobile Learning

Mobile Reach #39 – Welcome Back, Mobile Learning  Chad, Judi and Tammy are back to start teh school year and share all kinds of mobile news that has happened recently.  We talk about the new iOS Google Drive app update and what it can mean for schools. We dissect some of the offerings of iOS 6.  We also share out some apps we’ve been trying out lately.  All this and more on this week’s episode of Mobile Reach! Show Host: Chad Kafka […]

EdCeptional #037 – Appy Picking September 19, 2012 9:31 am

EdCeptional #037 – Appy Picking

Tonight we start with a new format – Live Video! And to kick it off we share some of our favorite apps for education, productivity and fun. Using a Google Hangout we shared the apps as well as talked about them. You are welcome to view the video on Youtube. Listen and see our new favorite apps and maybe share a few of your own!

The Back Channel #005:  A Conversation with Sean, August 28, 2012 August 29, 2012 10:26 am

The Back Channel #005: A Conversation with Sean, August 28, 2012

This week on The BackChannel: This week I invited Sean Williams to the conversation.  Sean & I have presented a few times together, I enjoy learning from him, I enjoy laughing with him. Sean’s Website: http://about.me/sean.williams Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seani   Tweet of the Week was: https://twitter.com/jswiatek/status/240479191525650432 Pinterest: Jessica Jackson Meacham http://pinterest.com/jameach/?d Blog Post of the Week was: Too high a price: why I don’t do behaviour charts – Miss Night http://missnightmutters.com/2012/08/too-high-a-price.html App of the Week Bugs and Bubbles — […]

But what do I need? August 10, 2012 11:00 am

But what do I need?

Some of my best ideas for posts come from questions I get, either at the Reference Desk or while out and about. Last week I was at an Orientation event when a parent came up and asked me what apps her daughter needed on her iPad. An excellent question, but very difficult to answer on the fly.