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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.
What the 4 parties in the education community can do better to be in the know and live in the now. I hear some of the same lines year after year from all the parties involved.
Meg Wilson (@iPodsibilities) joins us for a look at some fascinating ways in which new tech and media are now being used in education. From the first time Meg brought an iPod into a room of “doubting” educators – Meg has been at the forefront of developing new tech ideas for the classroom! She shares of some of the innovative work she is now doing at the Avenues – World School in NYC.
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. [...]
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we have a guest, Barb Freedman. She currently teaches music technology classes at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her tag line “Teach music first, the technology will follow” has been an inspiration to her students and other educators. When she is not teaching, she has developed profesional growth classes online, in addition to a book coming out this summer concerning composition using technology. You will be surprised how she got hired and [...]
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 [...]
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss the importance of the arts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. (STEM) How to innovate with sciences with the arts. (STEAM) Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors: Trisha Fuglestad and Brenda Muench 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.
We are products of our own personal learning experience. We are products of our environment. What happened to us in our past, what we were exposed to, how we felt about school growing up, all play an important role to how our current beliefs of education are perceived. I do believe perception is reality. Whether as a parent, pundit, educator, or by-standing observer, we all seem to have a strong opinion about how schools today in America should operate. Our [...]
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss presenting at Arts conference, tips, and ideas to make your presentations powerful and meaningful. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors: Trisha Fuglestad, Brenda Muench, and Jennifer Kolze 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.
Who are you? What do you care about? Who do you care about? What/who do love/like? What do you aspire to be? What does your digital footprint look like? Each semester I ask my broadcast technology students to create a final video project that is unlike anything they have produced so far. Yet, I ask them to implement all the skills, techniques and processes that they have already learned to successfully complete the assignment. I always wait to tell the [...]
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 [...]
Today we veer a little from our normal show and talk about what tech goodies do you hope to find in your stocking and share some geeky gifts and places to pick these up for the holiday season. We also talk about EduBlogger Award Nominations and how you can find the best blogs to reader from these nominations. Show Host: Anne Truger (@atruger) Show contributors: Deb Truskey (@debtruskey) Tricia Lazzaro (@tlazzaro11) Subscribe to The EdCeptional Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to [...]
Probably one of the scariest propositions of the iPad 1:1 Program at Forreston Junior/Senior High School was the idea that we were filtering only gambling and pornography via our Lightspeed filter system. Facebook is available. YouTube is available. iMessage is available. FaceTime is available. We have made our expectations of appropriate behavior clear to students and parents through documentation and meetings. We have almost five hundred students in grades six through twelve who have full access to these tools and [...]
Thank you Steve for Thinking Different. Tonight’s show was focused on remembering a true visionary: Steve Jobs. This special edition of the MacReach Show looks to honor a creative genius who changed the world as we know it. A very special thanks to Kelly Dumont, Scott Meech, Kim Zimmer, Dan Rezac, Andy Losik, Mark Hammons, Greg Garner, and Scott Weidig for joining in to share how Steve impacted their lives. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. [...]
With the dramatic advancements in technology over the last decade, classroom-based technologies have exploded throughout education. However, in many districts, technology is often taken for granted. That is not to say that teachers and students do not appreciate the technology within their schools. Both teachers and students use technology in schools everyday, but often focused instruction in the appropriate use of technology is simply not the intended goal for educators. For many teachers, classroom and lab technologies are leveraged to [...]
My summer seems to be pretty busy and I am always feeling like I am doing mindless tasks. I made a conscious effort to make sure that I was completing activities that worked the mind this summer. The list below shows most of the activities that I am involved with during my “vacation.” Teacher Feast- This is a week long training camp for teachers to learn technology for the classroom. It is a great model for professional development. I am [...]
Summer is the perfect time to discover some new classroom tools, and the eduTecher Backpack app is a great starting place for educators looking for website tools to enhance teaching and learning. Adam Bellow joins in this week to talk about how his EduTecher Bakpack app came to be such a great resource for educators, and shares some other great summer learning opportunities! – EduTecher on the web and in app form: explore, share, contribute great resources! – EduBloggerCon unconference [...]
Last week the Wall Street Journal posted an interesting article in which Mr. Rupert Murdoch (who owns News Corp.) criticizes K-12 education as being “stuck in the Victorian age.” He then went on to encourage business leaders to invest in educational technology which he believes represents a “$500 billion industry”. Murdoch also argued that schools “need to incorporate more personalized learning” and that technology would provide a scaleable platform to achieve such goals. He went on to emphasize the goal [...]