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Ten Minute Techie

Ten Minute Techie

By Digital Circus
Every week learn about some new tech tips for the classroom in ten minutes with your host teacher and educator, Toni Westcott.

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49: Researching Part 4: Copyright, plagiarism + attribution
In this episode, Toni demystifies some of the common terms that students (and teachers!) need to know to when using others work when researching. Along with some tips to teach your students the importance of referencing and attributing sources.  Find all the links mentioned in the show notes at: https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
14:35
June 27, 2022
BONUS: Matariki STEAM Activities
In this episode, Toni talks through some STEAM activities for students to engage with, learn about and connect to Matariki.  Find the full resource with all 42 activities here: https://bit.ly/DC-Matariki-Resources or in the show notes: https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
13:32
June 20, 2022
48: Researching Part 3: Finding and using reliable information
In this episode, Toni talks through the 3 questions to ask when looking for reliable and credible information online. As well as GO TO resources for teaching digital/media literacies. Find links and resources in the show notes at: https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
12:30
June 13, 2022
47: Researching Part 2: Tips for Searching
In this episode, Toni talks through her top 4 tips that could be taught to students to improve their skills when searching online for information.  Find links and resources in the show notes at: https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
11:16
June 06, 2022
46: Researching Part 1: Search Engines
In part 1 of a 4 part series on Researching, Toni discusses search engines - some student-friendly alternatives and some tips for supporting students in doing research online.  Find all the links in the show notes at: https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes  
11:53
May 30, 2022
45: Teaching Photography
In this episode Toni discusses how to teach photography and some tips for getting your students taking better photos!  Find the resources in the show notes at https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
08:19
May 23, 2022
44: 6 ideas for Tech Week 22 - Part 2!
In this episode, Toni unpacks the next 3 themes of NZ tech week and some tips and tricks for the 6 activities to engage students this #techweek22! Find all the resources in the show notes at https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
09:37
May 16, 2022
43: 6 learning ideas for Tech Week - Part 1!
In this episode, Toni unpacks the first 3 themes of NZ tech week and some tips and tricks for the 6 activities to engage students this #techweek22! Find all the resources in the show notes at https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
09:58
May 10, 2022
42: 4 ways to make a digital card
In this episode Toni shows 4 ways to get your students creating a digital card for someone special as well as her tips and tricks for these 4 tools!  Find all the resources in the show notes at https://bit.ly/techietenshownotes
09:30
May 03, 2022
41: 4 trends in technology for 2022
Learn about the 4 biggest trends in technology for 2022 and ways that they might impact our classrooms.  Find all the references and links in the show notes at https://bit.ly/tenminutetechieshownotes
11:37
April 11, 2022
40: 4 Tips for Hybrid Learning during COVID
In this episode, Toni unpacks 4 practical tips for hybrid learning in our current COVID context.  Email toni.westcott@digitalcircus.org.nz or visit www.digitalcircus.org.nz to get 25 hours free PLD support for your school. 
13:17
April 04, 2022
39: Google Earth Projects
Learn how to use Google Earth Projects with your students and some ideas of projects!  Find the links in the show notes at bit.ly/techietenshownotes
08:38
March 28, 2022
38: Creating Crosswords with Google Sheets
Learn how to make a crossword on Google Sheets - an engaging integration of maths, literacy, computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes!  Find the links in the show notes at bit.ly/techietenshownotes
11:03
March 22, 2022
37: Mosaic Art with Google Drawings
Check out how to create cool mosaic art using Google Drawings! Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes
07:41
March 22, 2022
We're Baaaack!
Hey Teachers, We've missed you! But we are back for 2022 - new episodes every Tuesday!  See you soon 
01:16
March 14, 2022
36: 5 Ways with Google Forms
Check out 5 ways to use Google Forms in the classroom!  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas.
08:44
May 03, 2021
35: 5 Ways with Google Slides
Check out Toni's 5 ways to use Google Slides in the Classroom!  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas.
13:16
March 22, 2021
34: 5 Ways with Google Sites
Check out Toni's 5 ways to use Google Sites in your classroom and school.  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:06
March 01, 2021
33: Online Brainstorming Tools for Students
Encourage real time collaboration, feedback, and engagement with these 5 online and digital brainstorming tools students can use!  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:15
February 22, 2021
32: 5 Digital tools for Feedback
We know feedback should be meaningful, timely, and personalised. Check out these 5 digital ways to give and receive feedback in your classroom.  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
10:05
February 15, 2021
31: 3 Digital Ways for Teachers to Plan
Toni talks through 3 different Google tools for teachers to use for planning their programmes. Dive into the pros and cons of using Sheets, Docs and Slides for teacher planning.  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
07:30
February 08, 2021
30: 10 Digital Ways to Present your Pepeha
Check out 10 ways for students to make, create, share and present their pepeha!  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
07:19
February 01, 2021
29: Leading PLD in your School
Backed by research and experience in PLD facilitation,  Toni shares her top tips for anyone leading or driving PLD in the ICT/Digital Technologies area in your school.  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:51
January 24, 2021
28: Start of the Year Digital Must Dos!
Find out Toni's top tips for setting you and your students up for success at the beginning of the year with digital devices.  Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:51
January 18, 2021
BONUS: Digital Advent Calendar!
Have a listen to find out about all the techie goodies in our Digital Circus Advent Calendar.  Try our 24 fun, quick activities introducing digital technologies and computer science in your class! Find it here: https://bit.ly/DCadvent20 Meri Kirihimete! 
06:25
December 07, 2020
26: Five GO TO Digital Classroom Tools
Check out Toni's top 5 GO TO digital classroom tools to help make your workflow more efficient and your classroom more interactive and responsive! Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
08:21
December 01, 2020
25: Micro:bit
This week, Toni invites special guest Matt Kenny on to discuss ways to use and engage students with Micro:bits!  Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
10:07
November 23, 2020
24: Book Creator
Create digital books with Book Creator! My top tips for using this wonderfully creative tool with students of all ages. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
10:37
November 16, 2020
23: Makey Makey
Ever heard of the Makey Makey? Find out how this awesome little piece of technology can supersize student projects and build on their electronics knowledge and skills. Creativity with the Makey Makey is endless! Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
07:34
November 09, 2020
22: Electronics in the primary classroom
Electronics in the primary classroom- STEAM it up! Find out about playdough and paper circuits and how they can SPARK excitement and wonder in your students. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
10:13
November 02, 2020
21: Twitter For Educators
Hashtags and handles? Can Twitter be used to support our own professional development at educators? Find out this and more in our episode about using Twitter for Educators. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:49
October 26, 2020
20: Google Sites
In this episode, Toni takes a look at some ways to use Google sites as a teacher and as a student. Find her top tips to think about when designing and developing your Google Site. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:36
October 19, 2020
19: Flipped Learning
This episode looks at the concept of flipped learning, some benefits and challenges and some tools and tips to get started. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
10:23
October 12, 2020
18: Twelve tech ideas for Māori Language Week
Check out our 12 digital tech ideas to celebrate, connect and create this Te wiki o te reo Māori 2020.  Find our choice boards here: 2019: http://bit.ly/maorilanguageweekDC 2020: http://bit.ly/DC-tewikiotereo-2020 Find all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
05:35
September 13, 2020
17: QR Codes in the Classroom
This episode is jam packed with ideas for how to use QR codes in the classroom and some great ways to link QR codes to the digital technologies curriculum content. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
08:04
September 07, 2020
16: Movie Making in the Classroom
Find out about how to get started with movie making in the classroom. Toni shares her tips, tricks and experience making movies with her students. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:33
August 31, 2020
15: Robotics in the Classroom
Find out about using robotics in the classroom. Today Toni explores some examples of robotics being used in classrooms such as Beebots, Edisons, Spheros and Ozobots! Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
13:41
August 24, 2020
14: Designing & Developing Digital Outcomes
Find out about designing and developing digital outcomes! What it looks like, why it's important and how to get started in your classroom.   Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:52
August 17, 2020
13: Computational Thinking
Find out what this "Computational Thinking" idea is all about and what it looks like in our classrooms. Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:45
August 17, 2020
12: Digital Breakouts
Find out how to use digital breakouts with your students and even make and create your own digital breakouts to encourage problem solving, collaboration and critical and creative thinking! Check out all the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
08:07
July 27, 2020
11: Design thinking
Find out about Design thinking and how to make it work in your classroom for ultimate engaging and purposeful learning! Check out the examples of planning and more links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
11:34
July 20, 2020
10: Chrome Extensions
Check out our top 5 Google Chrome extensions to make your workflow simple and efficient!  Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
06:02
June 22, 2020
9: Edpuzzle
EDPUZZLE: How might you use videos as an engaging teaching resource in your classroom? Find out in this episode as we take a dive into the tool Edpuzzle!  Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
08:08
June 15, 2020
8: Gamification
GAMIFICATION- Video games are one of the world's biggest industries worth over 90 billion dollars. So what aspects make gaming so engaging? How might we bring elements of gamification into our classrooms to motivate and engage students? And what are some examples of gamification working well in classrooms? Find out in this episode!  Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
08:34
June 07, 2020
7: Zoom & Meet
ZOOM & MEET- Using video conferencing tools with your students for distance learning? Check out our tips and tricks and also some ways to bring it back into the classroom.  Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
07:45
June 01, 2020
6: Screencastify
SCREENCASTIFY- video recording chrome extension. Learn how this tool can be used by you and your students!  Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
05:56
May 25, 2020
5: Project-Based Learning
PROJECT-BASED LEARNING (PBL)- Learn about this engaging way to get students solving wicked problems and driving their own learning! Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
10:04
May 18, 2020
4: Curating tools (Toby, Wakelet, Keep)
CURATING TOOLS- Learn about Toni's 3 top curating tools- Toby, Wakelet and Google Keep! Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
07:17
May 11, 2020
3: Google for Education
GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION- Learn my top tips to use G-Suite with your students. Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!
09:13
May 04, 2020
2: Seesaw
SEESAW- Learn my top tips to use this online learning journal platform with your students. Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas! Episode kindly sponsored by Digital Circus www.digitalcircus.org.nz
08:49
April 27, 2020
1: Scratch
SCRATCH- Learn my top tips to use this online coding platform with your students.  Find the links in the show notes at http:/bit.ly/techietenshownotes Follow along on Twitter @TechieTen for more resources and ideas!  Episode kindly sponsored by Digital Circus www.digitalcircus.org.nz
07:00
April 19, 2020
Welcome to the Ten Minute Techie Podcast!
A new education podcast. Join Toni as she shares her top tips on a tech tool or topic to use in your classroom. New episodes every Tuesday!
00:42
April 15, 2020