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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 […]

Competition vs. Cooperation: What Is Better For Our Schools? May 6, 2014 6:41 pm

Competition vs. Cooperation: What Is Better For Our Schools?

Over Easter vacation a few weeks ago, something happened that I can’t get out of my mind. My wife’s family conducted the annual egg hunt for all of the children, ranging in ages from seven to seventeen. The plastic eggs were hidden all over the yard, some filled with candy and others filled with various amounts of money. The kids scrambled all over the yard, screaming with delight as their baskets were filling to the brim. When the hunt was over, they all came inside and emptied their eggs onto the floor, looking over the newly found loot.

aRTs Roundtable 47: Thank You, Carol Broos February 5, 2014 9:40 am

aRTs Roundtable 47: Thank You, Carol Broos

This week on the aRTs Roundtable  the group thanks Carol Broos on her contribution to the arts. She retired this week from the Golden Apple Foundation. Tricia, Jennifer, and Brenda talk about how Carol helped and pushed them to share resources at conferences. An interesting talk about to become teacher’s of teachers. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Tricia Fuglestad, Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench  Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

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 #23: Ali Grasson & Media Literacy in the Classroom April 2, 2013 2:00 pm

iDig Video #23: Ali Grasson & Media Literacy in the Classroom

Collaborating, Creating and Publishing are part of the keys to 21st Century learning skills in education. Ali Grasson joins the podcast to share some of the amazing things going on in her classroom.

Have you made learning personal this year? February 7, 2013 9:49 am

Have you made learning personal this year?

As I sit back and reflect on this school year (yes, we should be doing this on a regular basis and not just at the end of the year), realizing it is already the beginning of February, I want to challenge you as parents, students, teachers, and administrators, and even the overall community to stop and reflect on this question: Have you made learning personal this year?

Stick ‘em Up! October 25, 2012 10:32 am

Stick ‘em Up!

So I’m getting my feet wet here on The Disruptor Channel and hoping many of you are feeling inspired to put a toe in the water.  I’ll take the fact that you’re stopping by as a sign that you just might be willing to give this disrupting thing a go.  So, let’s dive in. But first let me throw you a life ring.  More on it later, but if you’re new to this role of disruptor, feel free to hold […]

SummerEd: Learning Never Takes a Vacation June 12, 2012 8:00 am

SummerEd: Learning Never Takes a Vacation

The summer months for students and teachers brings rest, relaxation, and reflection. For teachers, it’s a common practice as well to attend professional learning seminars, prepare new lesson plans for the next school year, and continue to search for new and creative ways to reach and teach all students. A teacher’s learning process never ends, so I got to thinking. As a father of a soon to be first grader now, it’s become even more clear to me that our […]

aRTs Roundtable 22: Summer Learning and Summer Recharge June 6, 2012 5:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable 22: Summer Learning and Summer Recharge

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about our summer goals and plans. How we as artists need a “recharge” and a time to reflect on our art and music. It is also a time for other passions and interests. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors:   Tricia Fuglestad, Jen Kolze and Brenda Muench Show wiki: edreach.us   Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

aRTs Roundtable #17: Apps We Use Daily March 28, 2012 3:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable #17: Apps We Use Daily

  This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk to about the apps we use to simplify our teaching on our own mobile devices and computer. These apps have transformed how we teach the arts and organize our lives in the educational setting. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors:   Trisha Fuglestad and Jennifer Kolze Show wiki: edreach.us wiki     Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them March 20, 2012 7:00 pm

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, meaning “The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them).” This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have said:     ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. […]

What is UDL? March 8, 2012 11:59 am

What is UDL?

UDL or Universal Design for Learning is a concept based in architecture. It might seem strange that a post about educating students comes from this area, but it will make sense. By using Universal Design, architects plan, from the beginning, a space that allows access to persons with all abilities. The same can be said for Universal Design for Learning. By planning our instruction from the beginning to be accessible for all students, we will be able to reach more […]

5 Reflections From My Day Off of School February 21, 2012 6:34 pm

5 Reflections From My Day Off of School

I had Presidents’ Day off from school recently. It’s one of the perks of being a teacher. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are lots of perks when you are a teacher.  Our day ends at 3pm. No weekend work. Long winter breaks, spring break, and of course, one of the main reasons all educators decide to become a teacher; summer vacation. Are you picking up on my sarcasm? I hope so, because I’m laying it on pretty thick. Actually, my […]

Make No Little Plans February 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Make No Little Plans

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think […]

EdGamer 38: Edmodo, a Gaming Tool For Teachers January 28, 2012 6:00 pm

EdGamer 38: Edmodo, a Gaming Tool For Teachers

Level up everybody, EdGamer 38 is here! In this weeks episode we discuss Edmodo, Zack’s new XP point system and his unhealthy obsession with Excel. Later we take a trip to the greatest kingdom ever created called “Gerrytopia” and briefly discuss some new uses for the Khan Academy. Check it out!

EdGamer 35: Break is Over, Let’s Play Some Games January 7, 2012 6:00 pm

EdGamer 35: Break is Over, Let’s Play Some Games

WE’RE BACK! EdGamer welcomes you into 2012 with a show chock full of educational gaming information. In this episode we recap the holidays, visit a few new articles and look forward to the possible future of gaming and education. EdGamer 35 will give you everything you need to start your edugaming year off right! Tune in.

#EduWin Isn’t Just for Educators! January 3, 2012 8:58 pm

#EduWin Isn’t Just for Educators!

Everyday, educators are sharing their positive teaching and learning experiences with each other via the WhatIsYourEduWin.com website and the #EduWin hashtag on Twitter. You may be wondering… what is an #EduWin? An #EduWin can happen any time someone takes education forward. It is a way to celebrate all the fabulous things that are taking place in the world of education every day! So far, educators from all over the globe are sharing a daily #EduWin, and it is inspiring to […]

Razor’s Ed Show #16: The Media Focus Is All Wrong . . . Again. December 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Razor’s Ed Show #16: The Media Focus Is All Wrong . . . Again.

Once again, the national media has made the focus on stuff in the classroom, and NOT on educational pedagogy. This story on NBC Nightly News focuses on The Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, California. The Waldorf School does not include high tech devices in their educational curriculum. That I have no problem. Listen on to hear where the problem absolutely lies in this story. Show links: The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology (video) Waldorf School […]