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As the new school years begins join hosts Chris Betcher, Fred Delventhal and Sean Williams as they discuss the latest news from the Google world of education, including turn-by-turn navigation for cyclists, Google+ improvements for Apps customers, cool things you can do with Google Reader bundles, and the highs and lows of 2-factor authentication.
This week on EdReach: The struggles with updating iPads, and the promises of a Google+ and Google Apps integration lead us to re-think the future of media and broadcasting. Show Host: Daniel Rezac Show contributors: Scott Weidig The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki. Call us on our comment line! If you’d like to leave some feedback you can call us on our very own EdReach Comment line: That’s: (443) 93REACH.
On the 21st installment of EdGamer we breakdown the the recent addition of games to Google+. Can these games, or Google+ in general, be beneficial to our classroom environment? Also, we review an article that talks to the real professionals (the students!) about what they would like to see in our current school system. They have some interesting thoughts on integrating technology in our schools. Check out this episode of EdGamer for an in-depth discussion about these topics and more!
Twitter just became 5 years old and many of us can remember the first time: we heard of twitter… the first time we experienced powerful collaboration on twitter… some of us can even remember our first tweet (not me, though I can imagine it was something like: “I just don’t understand this…” So, for many it feels like a shock when after 5 years, thousands of tweets, hours of growing and grooming our personal learning network we look at Google+ [...]
Tonight, we are Surfing the SLP Wave with Speech Techie, Sean Sweeney. Sean is a speech and language pathologist and instructional tech specialist and is the author of the blog SpeechTechie. We are very excited to have Sean with us tonight! To start our show, we each share what inspires us as professionals in the field of special education. During News Watch, we discuss how assistive technology (especially AAC and the iPad) has emerged in the mainstream media, introduce [...]
ROLL CALL: Patrick Black: A Cleaner Youtube – an extension for Chrome, Firefox or Safari that removes all related content & comments from YouTube viewing Deb Truskey: NASA HD iPad app Your host for tonight….Jeremy Brown: ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard (FREE), Dolls House ($2.99), & Dream Place for iPad (FREE w/ $.99 in-app purchase to unlock all content) NEWS WATCH: An Open Letter to School Administrators I’m NOT your Enemy: Secrets from your child’s SPED teacher Google Apps Accessibility Research [...]
Welcome to the EdRoundtable. One of us will throw out an idea or question, and the roundtable adds their views. This edition of the EdRoundtable focuses on Google+ and its possible implications for education. When Google adds G+ to Google Apps, it needs to not just be a simple “login” addition like many of the other services are that were add-ons after the main suite of Apps. Google+ should allow for administrators to have control over the G+ domain [...]
A feature of Google+ that has great potential in the classroom is “Sparks.” “Sparks brings you stories on the things you love from all across the Web, so it’s easy to strike up meaningful conversations with your friends.” Setting up your Sparks is super easy. Simply type in some key words into the search box and Google+ builds a stream of information for you. Sharing these links with your circles takes two clicks. Google+ is designed to enhance what some [...]
Google has sure had many a change this past week! Chad and Tammy welcome back Judi Epcke to the podcast after her hiatus of fun at the ISTE conference. We break down the Google announcements from this past week and how they specifically affect mobile platforms and mobile learning. And of course, our favorite part of the show is sharing out some apps we’ve been trying out! Show Host: Chad Kafka (@chadkafka) Co-Hosts: Judi Epcke (@jepcke) & Tammy Lind(@TamL17) Subscribe to [...]
ISTE has come and it has gone, but it was a grand time for all. Today’s show, besides, of course, talking about the possible education implications about Google Plus, we give our ISTE reflections, and pore through three segments of Chris Lehmann’s wonderful keynote. We were all taken aback at the powerful positive reaction following Chris’ speech, which, quite frankly doesn’t get much better. For ISTE, under such a microscope, educators have in the past tended to be quite critical, [...]
We’ve added a few new verbs to the English lexicon in the past few years: first, we began to “friend” people. Then we began to “follow” people. Here is another one: “circle me.” One of the distinct advantages Google+ has over social networks such as Facebook and Twitter is the ability to precisely communicate with groups of people. Google calls it “targeted sharing.” While this is possible in Facebook it’s rather cumbersome and clunky. Twitter relies on hashtags which work [...]
Just about one week. That’s how long Google+ has been open to “invite only” status, though that admittedly is still a bit on and off. Fortunately, some of us on the EdReach network were able to get in and are continuing to play around with all that this new social network has to offer. John Sowash started us off with our first in a series of posts on Monday about how Google+ could be used in Education. For this second post, [...]
Last week Google re-entered the social media field with the launch of Google+. Initial reactions have been positive, a good sign for Google which has struggled to find it’s place in social media. What does Google+ mean for educators? For students? For schools? This is one of the topics that the EdReach team will be exploring this week. This week we will be featuring a series of posts related to Google+, from a basic overview for those who haven’t had [...]
Show Host: Jay Blackman Show contributors: Chad Kafka and John Sowash Subscribe to The EdReach Podcasts on iTunes Subscribe to the EdReach Podcast Feed. The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki. Call us on our comment line! If you would like to leave some feedback you can call us on our very own EdReach Comment line: That’s: (443) 93REACH.