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Arkansas Technology and Teaching

Arkansas Technology and Teaching

By Arkansas Society for Technology in Education
Teaching and technology talk for Arkansas teachers. Sponsored and produced by ARKSTE. We tackle all things teaching and technology to support all learners in Arkansas.
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Digital Ethics with Dr. Kristen Mattson

Arkansas Technology and Teaching

Season 2 Preview
Get ready for a second season of the Arkansas Technology and Teaching Podcast! Here's a quick preview. 
September 09, 2021
Balance and Relationships: A Conversation with Elise Hampton
This final full episode of season 1 of the Arkansas Technology and Teaching Podcast is all about learning from our experiences, finding balance, and building relationships. Ms. Elise Hampton and I talk about her educational journey, her family, her favorite place in Arkansas, and the essential tools she used as a science educator. As an assistant principal, Elise is still using technology to help impact her school community keeping a keen eye on balance and relationships. We dig into her passion for student success and discuss how, as a school leader, she navigated the pandemic and how her teachers inspired her along the way.  I was blown away with every segment we recorded and I left the podcast inspired. I hope you do too! -Jason
June 16, 2021
Teaching Mathematics Through Inquiry with Shannon Torell
Shannon Torell joins the podcast and shares his story of finding a passion for teaching as a second or third career. He discusses how he integrates inquiry into his middle school mathematics classroom to support both in-person and remote learners. We know that every teacher has a process for planning and choosing tech tools. Shannon tells how he chooses tools that scaffold and support deep learning in his class and gives some practical insight for lesson planning. You can even learn about "Springfield style Cashew Chicken" from Shannon. Find @shannontorell on Twitter. 
May 17, 2021
Being Vulnerable and Teaching in a Pandemic with Samantha Dill
This episode is a great example of how we are all still learning. We make mistakes and learning from them every day. We don't have it all figured out, but Samantha Dill and Dr. Trumble dig into how we can shift, adjust, and question when teaching in both virtual and in-person settings. This discussion reminds me that it is the little connections we make with our students that make all the difference. Listen in as we explore how this veteran teacher has made the most of her training while teaching in 2021.
May 03, 2021
Teaching, Technology, and CS4AR with Anthony Owen Part 2
This is the second episode where we talk about Computer Science and technology integration with Anthony Owen. This episode jumps right back into the conversation where we left off. I ask Anthony about the new law and the flexibility for curricular diversity it provides for schools. We talk about some more tools and outcomes for K-12 students. 
April 19, 2021
Teaching, Technology, and CS4AR (Part 1)
We visit with Anthony Owen who is the Director of Computer Science for the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. Anthony is an accomplished high school teacher who became a lawyer and advocate for computer science education in Arkansas. Listen to Anthony's story and our conversation about the scope and possibilities of computer science education in Arkansas. We start the episode by asking Anthony what his favorite Arkansas restaurant is, and he gives possibly the most Arkansan answer. 
April 12, 2021
Digital Ethics with Dr. Kristen Mattson
Dr. Kristen Mattson is a veteran educator and library media specialist who is known nationally for her work on media literacy and digital citizenship for K-12 learners. She wrote Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities and recently published Ethics in a Digital World: Guiding Students through Societies Biggest Questions. In this episode, we ask Dr. Mattson some big questions and we have a little fun talking about vacations. Plus, we dig into what teachers can do right now to encourage students and families to be engaged and ethical digital citizens.
March 29, 2021
Accessibility with Katie Fielding
In this episode, we explore teaching with accessibility in mind. Katie Fielding joins us to discuss technology resources and teaching practices that help us reach and teach all students. 
March 15, 2021
Episode 1: Teacher Cybersecurity
This episode of Arkansas Technology and Teaching Podcast helps teachers better understand how to be cyber secure.  Our guest Joel Dean, Supervisor for the Technology Department for Conway Public Schools, shares how he supports teachers and give some practical solutions that help us stay safe and keep kids learning.  Find out more at Hosted by Dr. Jason Trumble @proftrumble
February 12, 2021
Arkansas Teaching and Tech Preview
Podcast promo for our brand new podcast where we talk about all things teaching and technology in Arkansas. 
February 05, 2021