The Canvascasters - An Unofficial Canvas LMS Podcast

The Canvascasters - An Unofficial Canvas LMS Podcast

By The Canvascasters
Co-hosts Eddie & Marcus believe that behind every educator's journey for great technology, there's also a great story. Listen as they help tell these stories with the backdrop of a great community of Canvas LMS users from around the globe. The unofficial podcast of Canvas LMS.
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Educator Engagement w/ Travis Thurston, PhD
In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast: Travis Thurston joins the show from Utah State University’s Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence. Travis directs all professional development programming for ETE developing and facilitating seminars, workshops, and a teaching conference focused on the improvement of teaching Travis discusses the need for teachers to choose their own professional development path and his love for micro-credentialing and badging inside Canvas LMS. Travis’ Backpack Discussions (Peer Review, Gallery Walks) Check out some of some great videos provided by Travis! Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes https://www.ideaedu.org/idea_papers/actively-engaging-students-in-asynchronous-online-classes/ #DigitalPowerups Sample Discussion Forum https://spark.adobe.com/page/OtULcj5iDsTkL/ Expand Your Social: Ryan Seilhamer @rseilham Michelle Pacansky-Brock @brocansky #DigitalPowerUps #InstructDev InstructureCon2020 details! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/news/instructurecon Educator Of The Year Nominations Now Open! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/blog/2020-educator-year-nominations-are-open
40:16
March 19, 2020
Coffee w/ The Canvascasters
In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast: Marcus and Eddie give a quick update on things going on inside our districts and how we are all currently being affected by Covid19 in education. This episode will also break down some of the best things we’ve seen come out of the last few months and how Canvas is helping us both achieve digital instruction continuity while in full-on disruption mode. Canvas Media Recorder Canvas Conferences/Big Blue Button Using apps and embed codes to “keep learners in Canvas” Webinars w/Canvas Jedi Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/CanvasLMS/videos/prepare-for-distance-learning-with-canvas-lms-experts/533860590573843/ Canvas Community link: https://community.canvaslms.com/events/3022-prepare-for-distance-learning-with-canvas-lms-experts InstructureCon2020 details! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/news/instructurecon Educator Of The Year Nominations Now Open! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/blog/2020-educator-year-nominations-are-open
20:08
March 15, 2020
Magnifying MasteryPaths w/ Van & Ryne
In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast: Van Bardell and Ryne Jungling join us from the great state of North Dakota to discuss their journey with MasteryPaths. Van teaches Math at Mandan Middle while Ryne molds minds as an AP Dual-Credit US History Teacher at Mandan High School. Both have 10 years of experience in the classroom and 5 years of CanvasLMS instruction. Van & Ryne discuss their passion for MasteryPaths and why it is critically important for student success. Van delivers an important message about directly linking instructional design to THE LEARNER first. Ryne points out what MasteryPaths has done to enhance student achievement and how it looks beyond basic assessments. Everyone takes a look back at what it used to be like in the world of Scantron keys and useless time wasters! InstructureCon2020 details! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/news/instructurecon Educator Of The Year Nominations Now Open! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/blog/2020-educator-year-nominations-are-open Episode Mentions: Don Wettrick Bethany Petty Dr. Brad Johnson Jon Gordon - Energy Bus
32:41
March 6, 2020
Canvas Virtual w/ Khaled Al-ankar
In this episode, the Canvascasters welcome Khaled Al-ankar to the show. Khaled is Head of E-learning & Libraries at the Hull College Group. With the main focus on blended learning and innovation using widening participation delivery models that enhance the pedagogy of both staff and students. He is a passionate believer in EdTech and learner voice and is a proud Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. He holds a Degree in Computer Science and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. As most of us in this role, he has had to wear many hats including working as a Data Analyst, Developer, Learning Practitioner, Teacher, and Learning Technologist. Khaled has been using Canvas since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter @khaledal_ankar! In this episode: Khaled discusses his passion for online learning and the concept of onboarding and training through the platform. Marcus discusses his hesitation for badging while Eddie and Khaled try to change his mind. Khaled and Marcus also try to change Eddie's mind on the use of TikTok in the classroom. Khaled's who to follow: Kerry Wray - @wraykerrywray Mark Anderson - @ictevangelist Steven Taylor - @SteTaylorGFA InstructureCon2020 details! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/news/instructurecon
39:18
February 28, 2020
Canvas for Littles w/ Stevie Frank
In this episode, the Canvascasters welcome Stevie Frank to the show. Stevie is a 5th-grade instructor in Zionsville, Indiana. She’s passionate about podcasting & experimenting through the Canvas LMS with her Canvas Littles. Stevie has worked with Dr. Chris Leland around “disrupting the commonplaces” of our readers and getting them to interrogate texts. Right now, her edu-passions are focused on equity in the classroom and building cultural understandings. You can follow her on Twitter @steviefrank23! https://get.checkology.org/ - Virtual Classroom can help teach your students how to tell the difference between fact and fiction Soundtrap’s Audrey O’Clair - @audreyoclair https://diversebooks.org -  WeNeedDiverseBooks - @diversebooks Tolerance.org - Teaching Tolerance - @teachingtolerance_org Andy Knueven - @MrCoachK15 Marcus & Eddie also lament about their recent technical issues with an old platform, their optimism for the future, and their upcoming trip to Salt Lake City which will be their first CanvasHQ visit at the end of this month! Our CanvasLMS “Share the Love” Contest https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuh7ErF0cZemkNgMZ0F0egiNT4Mmo2-XQmixgVr6-Asd2Ccw/viewform InstructureCon2020 details! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/news/instructurecon Submit your Proposal for InstructureCon2020 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvauYC8x0SD6R7durqYYnfb3OtuqNsOhFPauHF8APa9pU9Og/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 We want to send out shout-outs to some of our most recent followers.  Welcome to the #CanvasFam! Jenna Conan Simpson @jennaconan Taresa O’Brian @TaresaO Emily Craddock @EdTechETC Jason Clark @jpclark03 Lindsey Allbright @LinzAllbright Thanks for listening!
41:20
February 7, 2020
FETC Wrap-up w/ Dr. Monica Burns
InstructureCon2020 details launched this week! https://www.instructure.com/canvas/news/instructurecon In this episode, The Canvascasters welcome Dr. Monica Burns to the show. Dr. Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology. https://classtechtips.com/ Twitter: @classtechtips Jennifer Williams @JenWilliamsEdu Edutopia @edutopia #createEDU We want to send out shout-outs to some of our most recent followers.  Welcome to the #CanvasFam! Cory Edwards (@coryedwards) in Utah TeachNVACS (@teachNVACS) a collaborative network of Nevada educators Sanna Sharp (@SannaSharp) in New York Mark Sarvary (@sensitivesci) in New York Mrs. Schlecht (@mrs_schlecht) in PARTS UNKNOWN!!! Thanks for listening!
29:58
January 22, 2020
Canvas 2020
***HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT*** Welcome to Episode 12 of The Canvascasters Podcast with, special guest, Allison Turcio.  Allison is the Director of Digital Strategies and a marketing instructor at Siena College. In this episode, Allison hits us with some absolutely game-changing connections between tried-and-true marketing strategies and how effectively those can translate into our own classrooms!  As a Canvas newbie, Allison speaks to the positive impact it has had on her instructional practices. In addition to Allison, we also chat about our Canvas Goals for 2020 and we make a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Bulk Delete/Publish Pages in Canvas - Thanks James Jones!  @allisonturcio @SienaCollege
34:49
January 16, 2020
Canvas Mixtape Volume 1
A 2019 Year-In-Review - A highlight of all the great guests we've had this year on the podcast. A special thanks to everyone who has made this year possible.  @mltolin @towers1983 @konajones @ohcanadatweet @kbeimfohr @ReneeMCarney & @scottwdennis @LCHS_Physics Amanda Wilkerson & Amanda Kitchell
34:41
January 1, 2020
Canvas Teacher Tree w/ The Amandas
Welcome to our first Teacher Tree Edition of The Canvascasters Podcast. Where Canvas Pandas talk shop from a classroom perspective and provide some “grab and go” ideas for listeners to take into their own classrooms! In this episode, we chat with Amanda Kitchell, an English teacher at Twin Lakes High School, and Amanda Wilkerson a Computer Science and Programming Instructor at Central Nine. When you hear how these two teachers are leveraging Canvas to create authentic, future-ready learning experiences for their students, you’re going to be blown away! Episode 10: A Teacher Tree edition with not just one, but TWO Amazing Amandas!
37:44
December 22, 2019
Canvas Sorcery w/Kevin Self
There is more than one EPISODE 9 releasing to the world this weekend!   Welcome to Episode 9 of The Canvascasters Podcast!  In this episode, we go for a deep dive of Canvas with Kevin Self from Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. We can’t wait to hear the three things that Kevin pulls out of their Canvas Bookbag.  Let’s get into it! Using Blueprint courses in Canvas Using Groups for differentiation of instruction for struggling learners or EL students. Kevin Self @LCHS_Physics
28:09
December 20, 2019
Canvas Community w/ Renee & Scott
It finally happened... Our first CanvasLMS HQ guests are on the show! In this episode we get an insider look straight from those who oversee the Canvas Community! Renee Carney (@ReneeMCarney) & Scott Dennis (@scottwdennis) join us for an exciting conversation about the new Community changes as well as the Canvas Advocacy program! Renee is the current Manager of Community at Instructure, while Scott leads as the Director of Community and Documentation. Both have an awesome team of Canvas employees at multiple locations. You aren't going to want to miss their insights into what the Canvas Community means to them and the future of professional learning networks on their platform. In this episode we discuss: Their direction of the Canvas Community platform. Design changes and tough conversations.  Details on their transition away from "Canvasadors" to Canvas Advocates.
41:44
December 9, 2019
Canvas Ironman w/J. Kyle Beimfohr
Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast. In this episode, J. Kyle Beimfohr (@kbeimfohr) joins us from Zionsville, Indiana!  Kyle is a Technology Integration Specialist for Zionsville Community Schools.  Kyle facilitates outstanding learning opportunities for both teachers and students throughout his district and the state of Indiana.  Kyle has been working with the Canvas LMS for a long time and has been an amazing resource in Indiana for teachers looking to get better with the platform.   Finally, Kyle has recently, along with our friend Dianna Knox, taken the lead in our Indiana Canvas User Group. In this episode we discuss: The importance of design with "littles" using Canvas The vitality of Canvas User Groups The power of the Media Recorder in Canvas Much more! Kyle's Shout-outs: Dianna Knox @talkintechccs Megan Tolin @mltolin Kona Jones @KonaRJones
39:47
November 23, 2019
Chilling w/ The Canvascasters
In this episode, a "hostful"  as The Canvascasters join together to catch you up on happenings around their schools! Join Eddie Small (@smallindiana) & Marcus Painter (@edtechmarcus) as they dive into their roles and open up about failures they have had in education. In this episode: Marcus discusses his 1:1 story and ventures into sending devices home, as well as student-curated video content. Eddie opens up about Central Nine's creation of Central Square and his strategies towards Individualized Learning w/ connecthub.io Their failure moments in education, and their Canvas Big 3! (Studio, Studio, Studio) Hang on through the end of the episode as they announce an opportunity to grab OFFICIAL CANVAS SWAG! A special thanks to all our listeners and recent followers of the podcast. Sky the Spirit @skyvking (Florida) Has started a blog, available in the Canvas Community w/episode recaps and resources! Amanda Ketay @amandaketay (Utah) Being awesome and hanging out at HECC last week. Mandi Bush @mandibushDLC (Texas) Lauren Richardson @richardson_edu (Ohio) Nadine Gilkenson @nadinegilkenson (Indiana) Seth Slater @mrsethslater (Indiana)
36:39
November 16, 2019
Canvas Worldwide w/ Chris Giles
Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast. In this episode, Chris Giles (@ohcanadatweet .... OH CANADA!) joins us from Beaverton, Oregon! A Canvas Administrator at Beaverton School District in Oregon. Beaverton is a public school district of nearly 41,000 students in 34 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 6 high schools, 5 Option schools, and 2 Charter schools! Chris facilitates Canvas professional development and facilitates the use of other digital platforms for grades 6-12 specifically. Beaverton has approximately 20,000 students using Canvas on a weekly basis. Chris has a unique voice to share through his educational journey and offers a different perspective as an Admin at such a large district.  In this episode we discuss: • His brief exit from the classroom, moving to Brazil, and working with the Department of Ed in Arizona. • What Canvas looks like in an everyday classroom. • Setting students and teachers up for consistency and success in an LMS. • Our love for Tier 1 support through Canvas & our CSM's! Those that have inspired Mr. Giles through his educational journey: gideonwilliams @gideonwilliams Brad Moser @bmos Brent Warner @BrentGWarner Rebecca Larson @SunsetLarson Laura Wojciechowicz @lauramaewojo A special thanks to all our listeners and recent followers of the podcast. Mr. Klink @VAteacher32 Joe Wakeman @wakemanjoe  Oddvar Brekke @oddvar_brekke  Frances Quirke @francesquirke  Vickie Morgado @vickiemorgado1 
38:05
November 6, 2019
Canvas OL w/ Kona Jones (Part 2)
Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast. Kona Jones returns to discuss EDU19 w/ EDUCAUSE in Chicago, her flipped script into failure moments, and her quest to humanize online learning. #EDU19 #HUMANIZEOL Kona Jones also shares her three big soapbox canvas tips that have changed her life forever and her FOUR must follows on social media. Find Kona Jones on Twitter @KonaRJones Kona's Must Follows Michelle Pacansky-Brock @brocansky Sean Michael Morris @slamteacher Robin DeRosa @actualham Bryan Alexander @BryanAlexander
27:02
October 30, 2019
Caninnovate w/ Kona Jones (Part 1)
Welcome to the Canvascasters Podcast. In this episode Marcus and Eddie discuss what they've been up to the last few weeks. Eddie gives specifics on his "Speed-dating through Hogwarts w/ Canvas" PD, and Marcus throws down some knowledge on eLearning attendance. Also in this episode THE CANVAS JEDI - Kona Jones (@konajones) who is the current Director of Online Learning and coordinates Faculty Academy at Richland Community College. She is responsible for the development of faculty and student technology training materials, provides instructional design support to faculty, oversees the assessment of online courses, and facilitates faculty professional development​. Kona loves teaching and is an adjunct instructor of statistics and developmental psychology. Her passion is student success and in 2019 she was awarded Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Kona is also a Canvas Coach and Canvassador, contributing extensively in the online Canvas Community and elsewhere. We had such an engaging conversation we've decided to split this episode into TWO PARTS so you get "twice the Kona". In this episode we discuss: Kona's background in education.  What led her to a career in online and blended instruction. Her passion for active learning. #Caninnovate19 A special thanks to all our listeners and recent followers of the podcast. Adam Kuntz @adam_kuntz Ms. Conrad @MsConradEDU Steve Jackman @sjeeves Matt Zalaznick @zalaznick And Cat Flippen @catflippen
43:15
October 26, 2019
Canvas Tea w/ Paul Towers
Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast. In this episode we go "across the pond" and chat with our good friend Paul Towers (@towers1983) who is an Educational Developer at the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. Paul has been a Canvas VLE/LMS Jedi facilitating trainings and learning around the globe! In this episode we discuss: Paul's background in education and identifying creativity in Professional Development. What it means to connect with user across the globe. Paul's "Fortune Teller/Cootie Catcher" origami creation. Big takeaways from CanvasCon 2019 in Barcelona, Spain Who to follow this week: Kona Jones (@KonaRJones), Beth Crook (@bethcrook) Kenny Nicholl (@kennynicholl)  A special thanks to all our listeners and recent followers of the podcast. Ms. Z @MsZenTech Colleen Haag @chaag_cbsd Faye Ellis @fayenicole Gabrielle Feliciani @g_feliciani Chris Hitchcock @chitch94
30:07
October 10, 2019
Canvas Love w/ Megan Tolin
The Canvascasters kick off their unofficial Canvas LMS podcast with special guest Megan Tolin (@mltolin). In this episode they chat about their educational story, background, and love for all things Canvas LMS.
33:23
October 4, 2019
Allow us to introduce ourselves...
Middle-aged nerds on their journey to become Canvas LMS Jedi. Together they are The CanvasCasters. United by EdTech and all things Canvas! This is an UNOFFICIAL (and we can not stress this enough) UNOFFICIAL Canvas LMS Podcast. MUSIC PROVIDED BY: Finding Happiness by Dj Quads http://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs https://youtu.be/Yh9fk9iLR4s
01:18
September 26, 2019