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EdTech Classroom

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EdTech Classroom is a podcast that provides teachers with strategies to transform their classrooms into learning hubs that are filled with creativity, innovation, and discovery. This podcast empowers all teachers – no matter their subject matter – to experiment with innovative learning models and lead their classrooms with 21st century skills. With each episode, you will leave with key takeaways (from teaching strategies, education reform, classroom management, edtech, and project-based learning) so you can make an immediate impact in your classroom. Tune in weekly. Press play.
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Episode 47: EdTech Classroom Podcast Turns One!
Today we are celebrating the first birthday of the EdTech Classroom Podcast! Press play. Episode Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2021/06/09/edtech-classroom-podcast-turns-one/ EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
13:47
June 9, 2021
Episode 46: EdTech Classroom Summer 2021 Book List for Teachers
In today's episode, I'm sharing my Summer 2021 Book List for Teachers. Press play. Episode Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2021/06/02/edtech-classroom-summer-2021-book-list-for-teachers/ Book Links: Tasks Before Apps: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/141662466X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=141662466X&linkCode=as2&tag=edtechclass05-20&linkId=815fafdfb02b25fb473b7d3cc3a9c4fc Hacking Project-Based Learning: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0986104981/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0986104981&linkCode=as2&tag=edtechclass05-20&linkId=d586a191082790677b92d213df1c514c Empowering Global Citizens: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1533594546/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1533594546&linkCode=as2&tag=edtechclass05-20&linkId=1b9d09cc7229e5f2db33659d011ba628 Designing Your Life: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1101875321/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1101875321&linkCode=as2&tag=edtechclass05-20&linkId=a084e99b58e0e36e211cdad4e64561c1 Atomic Habits: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1847941834/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1847941834&linkCode=as2&tag=edtechclass05-20&linkId=bc666de2b284ad376563a92508ad8673 EdTech Classroom Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
20:26
June 2, 2021
Episode 45: Level Up Classroom Engagement with Game-Based Learning and Gamification
In today’s episode, I’m sharing some tips and strategies for boosting student engagement using game-based learning and gamification. We’ll be talking about the differences between gamification and game-based learning, the benefits of game-based learning, examples from K-12 classrooms, and recommendations on getting started. Press play. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/05/26/level-up-classroom-engagement-with-game-based-learning-and-gamification/ EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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May 26, 2021
Episode 44: How to Use Podcasts in Your Classroom
In today's solo show, I'm sharing strategies for how to use podcasts in your classroom. I share recommendations for whole class vs. independent listening models and, of course, so much more. Press play.  Episode Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2021/05/19/how-to-use-podcasts-in-your-classroom/ Interview with Sara Lev: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-26-pbl-in-early-childhood-sara-lev-tk-teacher/id1516561465?i=1000503314248 Rainbow Builders Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-the-rainbow-builders-rocketship-podcast/id1516561465?i=1000505934317 EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
26:20
May 19, 2021
Episode 43: The Myths About Makerspaces with Spencer Sharp
In today's episode, I chat with Spencer Sharp, elementary STEM teacher, host of the Innovative Teacher Podcast, and "Sharp the Builder." Spencer built the STEM program at his school from the ground up, and he is a current classroom teacher who also builds STEM curriculum for teachers all over. We chat about all things STEM and makerspace, but more specifically, we dive into some myths about makerspaces. Spencer shares his expertise, and I walked away from our conversation eager to find more ways to involve community members in my projects. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/05/12/episode-43-the-myths-about-makerspaces-with-spencer-sharp/ Spencer Sharp: Website: https://sharpthebuilder.com/ Instagram: @sharpthebuilder Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sharp-The-Builder Innovative Teacher Podcast EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
49:20
May 12, 2021
Episode 42: Teacher Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Google Drive
In today's solo show, we're getting organized! It's time to declutter and organize your Google Drive. Press play.  Episode Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2021/05/05/teacher-spring-cleaning-how-to-organize-your-google-drive/ EdTech Tool of the Week: code.org EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
20:06
May 5, 2021
Episode 41: Empowered Learners, Global Educators, and Meaningful Learning with Nishat Firdous Jehan Ali
In today's episode, I chat with Nishat Firdous Jehan Ali, dedicated and experienced educator, about empowering students to become lifelong learners and global citizens. We discuss strategies to develop meaningful learning experiences, and Nishat shares impactful anecdotes from her own experience teaching 4th grade and enrichment. Press play. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/04/28/episode-41-empowered-learners-global-educators-and-meaningful-learning-with-nishat-firdous-jehan-ali/ EdTech Tool of the Week: Explain Everything Resources Mentioned: UN.org Lucy Calkins https://www.unitsofstudy.com/ Nishat Firdous Jehan Ali: Website: https://www.alienrichmentacademy.com/ Instagram: @learningwithmsali YouTube: Learning with Ms. Ali My Loving World: https://www.amazon.com/Loving-World-Nishat-Firdous-Jehan/dp/1718106483/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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April 28, 2021
Episode 40: How to Implement Genius Hour in Your Elementary Classroom - Round 2
In today’s solo show, I share step-by-step directions on how to implement Genius Hour in your elementary classroom - from start to finish. I covered this topic almost a year ago during Episode 03, but I’ve refined my thoughts and ideas in today’s episode. Welcome to Round 2. I’m excited to share my learnings with you. Learn about Genius Hour, strategies for structuring the project, ideas for anchor charts, and so much more. Press play. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/04/08/how-to-implement-genius-hour-in-your-elementary-school-classroom/ EdTech Tool of the Week: Google Sites Other PBL Episodes You Might Enjoy:  Episode 2: Strategies for Implementing PBL in Your Classroom Episode 19: Keeping it Simple with PBL Episode 22: PBL and Learning Management Systems with Shane Krukowski Episode 23: The Special Sauce of PBL with Mike Kaechele Episode 26: PBL in Early Childhood with Sara Lev Episode 30: PBL in the Math Classroom with Telannia Norfar EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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April 21, 2021
Episode 39: Collaborative Learning Systems and The Future of EdTech with Mike Rutherford, Founder of gotLearning
In today’s episode, I chat with Mike Rutherford, founder of gotLearning and creator of the first Collaborative Learning System. We talk about learning conversations, qualitative data, and the future of edtech. Press play. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/04/14/episode-39-collaborative-learning-systems-and-the-future-of-edtech-with-mike-rutherford-founder-of-gotlearning/ EdTech Tool of the Week: Stop Motion Studio gotLearning: Website: https://www.gotlearning.com/ Twitter: @GrowthOverTime Article List: https://www.gotlearning.com/2020/11/30/books-articles/ EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
41:47
April 14, 2021
Episode 38: A Student-Centered Project Using the Sustainable Development Goals
In today’s solo show, I do a quick but deep-dive into a project I have done with students. This project incorporates 21st century skills, like collaboration, communication, and problem-solving. Press play. Episode Website and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/04/07/a-student-centered-project-using-the-sustainable-development-goals/ EdTech Tool of the Week: Wakelet EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
15:50
April 7, 2021
Episode 37: Experiential and Place-Based Learning in Higher Education with Ivan Cestero from MYX
In today's episode, I chat with Ivan Cestero, Head of Experience Design for MYX. MYX is a higher education company that combines online and experiential learning in residential campuses around the world. MYX helps students develop the skills and mindsets for life success, from self-discovery to moral leadership to social innovation. Students will leave as changemakers with a sense of purpose, professional project experience, and a global network.  In our conversation, we talk about student-centered learning, project-based learning, place-based learning, experiential learning, and SO much more. Press play. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/04/01/experiential-and-place-based-learning-in-higher-education-with-ivan-cestero-from-myx/ Sleep No More: https://mckittrickhotel.com/sleep-no-more/ Lifelong Kindergarten by Mitchel Resnick: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/lifelong-kindergarten Ivan and MYX: https://themyx.com/ Twitter: @zoltero EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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March 31, 2021
Episode 36: 9 Ways to Use Google Forms in Your Classroom
In today's episode, I'm sharing 9 ways you can use Google Forms with students. Be sure to check out the free templates on the episode webpage! Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/03/24/9-ways-to-use-google-forms-in-your-classroom EdTech Tool of the Week: https://bookcreator.com/ EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
15:33
March 24, 2021
Episode 35: It's Been a Year: EdTech Lessons of Distance Learning
On Friday March 13, 2020, students and teachers left the classroom for what many of us believed would be a short period of virtual learning. Now, just over a year later, the field of education has changed drastically. It's been a year. The reality is that this past year has shined light on a lot of problems in our education system. This past year has brought us new problems. This past year has exacerbated existing ones. And this past year has prompted people outside the profession to take interest in (arguably) more ways than ever before. In today's episode, I am sharing my top edtech lessons of distance learning. More specifically, I am sharing the tools and the edtech tips that I hope we will continue to utilize even when we are all back in the classroom, in-person and without social distancing measures in place. Press play. Episode Webpage and Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/03/17/its-been-a-year-edtech-lessons-of-distance-learning/ EdTech Tool of the Week: https://edpuzzle.com/ Episode 13: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-13-best-advice-for-teaching-with-tech/id1516561465?i=1000488475711 Remote Learning in the 1930s: https://theconversation.com/remote-learning-isnt-new-radio-instruction-in-the-1937-polio-epidemic-143797 EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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March 17, 2021
Episode 34: Google Classroom Updates Coming Soon to Teachers in 2021
A couple of weeks ago, Google Workspace for Education shared a number of updates during their “Learning with Google Event” that are coming to educators in 2021, and in today's episode, I’m focusing on the updates to Google Classroom. Press play. Episode Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/03/10/google-classroom-updates-coming-soon-to-teachers-in-2021/ Google Classroom Updates: https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/classroom-roadmap/ American University article: https://soeonline.american.edu/blog/virtual-classrooms EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
15:35
March 10, 2021
Episode 33: Top 5 Hybrid and Hyflex Tips for Teachers
Top 5 Hybrid and Hyflex Tips for Teachers Lately I have gotten the same question from teachers over and over again, and now that I have been living this hybrid experience for a little while, I feel like I can appropriately answer the question and give some advice. The question I have been receiving is… “What strategies do you have for teaching in a hybrid model?” The reality is that hybrid teaching is really hard, but I do have some tips that can make the experience more manageable. I’m sharing some strategies that are tech-related, strategies that are classroom-management related, and even some tips to help support students with the transition from a social emotional perspective. Today I’m sharing my top 5 tips for hybrid and hyflex teaching. Press play. Episode Transcription and Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2021/03/03/5-hybrid-and-hyflex-tips-for-teachers/ EdTech Tool of the Week: https://www.kamiapp.com/ Episode 13: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-13-best-advice-for-teaching-with-tech/id1516561465?i=1000488475711 EdTech Classroom: Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
19:50
March 3, 2021
Episode 32: How to Use Google Jamboard during Morning Meeting
Episode 32: How to Use Google Jamboard during Morning Meeting Today I’m sharing three different ideas on how you can use Google Jamboard with your students during Morning Meeting. I’m also sharing templates for these activities that you can use for free!  Activity Links and Episode Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2021/02/14/how-to-use-google-jamboard-during-morning-meeting/ EdTech Tool of the Week: https://www.justmote.me/ EdTech Classroom: Instagram: @edtechclass Blog: https://edtech-class.com/ Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
27:41
February 24, 2021
Episode 31: STEM Teaching and Elementary Tech Integration with Naomi Meredith
Today I chat with my Instagram friend, Naomi Meredith. We talk about everything from STEM teaching and tech integration at the elementary level to truffle mac and cheese cardboard boxes. Press play.  Naomi Meredith is a former classroom teacher turned current K-5 STEM teacher. After being in the elementary classroom for 6 years and falling in love with technology and STEM with her own students, she wanted an extra challenge. Without any technical degree, she studied, trained, and read all about innovation. This helped her land a position teaching K-5 STEM. She teaches STEM in the specials rotation, while also having the opportunity to co-teach with teachers in her building. While currently working on her Master’s in STEM Leadership, she believes that anyone can teach STEM, no matter what their classroom setting is. Episode Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/02/17/stem-teaching-and-elementary-tech-integration-with-naomi-meredith/ Resources Mentioned: Link to Facebook Live about Choose Your Own Adventure: https://fb.watch/3GDdOHHUf8/ Course Link for How to Use Google Slides for Digital Interactive Assignments: https://naomimeredith.thinkific.com/courses/how-to-use-google-slides-for-digital-interactive-assignments Naomi Meredith: Blog: https://naomimeredith.com/ Instagram & Twitter: @naomimeredith_ Facebook & TpT Shop: Naomi Meredith EdTech Classroom: Website: https://www.edtech-class.com Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
40:47
February 17, 2021
Episode 30: PBL in the Math Classroom with Telannia Norfar
PBL in the Math Classroom with Telannia Norfar In today’s episode, I chat with THE expert on PBL in the math classroom, Telannia Norfar. We discuss everything from bigger ideas in PBL to immediate strategies that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow. Press play. Resources Mentioned: https://hqpbl.org/ Episode Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/02/10/pbl-in-the-math-classroom-with-telannia-norfar/ Telannia Norfar: Website: http://pbl-birdside.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @thnorfar Instagram: @thnorfar Book: https://www.amazon.com/Project-Based-Learning-Classroom-Chris-Fancher/dp/1618218654 EdTech Classroom: Website: https://www.edtech-class.com Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
40:58
February 10, 2021
Episode 29: If Technology is to be Revolutionary, We Need Everyone at the Table with Jeannette Washington, M.Ed.
Episode 29: If Technology is to be Revolutionary, We Need Everyone at the Table with Jeannette Washington, M.Ed. In today's episode, I chat with Jeannette Washington, M.Ed., whose work focuses on the intersection of dyslexia advocacy, technology, and social justice. Jeannette has worked as a speech and language pathologist, a software engineer, and an educator. She has nearly a decade of experience working with students that exhibit special abilities. Our conversation specifically centers around digital accessibility and strategies for supporting all learners with technology. Press play. Episode Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2021/02/04/if-technology-is-to-be-revolutionary-we-need-everyone-at-the-table-with-jeannette-washington-m-ed/ Resources Mentioned: Accessibility Audit: https://ace.accessibe.com/ Outschool: https://outschool.com/ Jeannette Washington, M.Ed.:  Website: https://www.bearlyarticulating.com/ Instagram: @bearly_articulating Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bearlyarticulating/ Twitter: @bearlyartic Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081616D5R/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ref=aw_sitb_end_act_to_dtl EdTech Classroom: Website: https://www.edtech-class.com Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
34:53
February 3, 2021
Episode 28: Stress Management, Academic Achievement, and Student SEL Check-Ins with Jodi Miller from WellCheq
Today I chat with Jodi Miller, PhD student at Johns Hopkins University and creator of WellCheq. WellCheq is a web-based tool that gives students a voice and provides teachers with insight into the wellbeing of their learners. Teachers can check-in with students and support their social emotional needs with WellCheq. Jodi also shares her expertise on the intersection of stress management and academic achievement. Press play. WellCheq: Twitter @cheqwell and @jodes39 Website https://wellcheq.com/ EdTech Classroom: Instagram @edtechclass Website https://edtech-class.com/ Twitter @edtech_class
37:35
January 27, 2021
BONUS: The Rainbow Builders Rocketship Podcast
In Episode 26, I interviewed Sara Lev, TK teacher and PBLWorks National Faculty. Sara and her TK students created their own podcast. For today’s bonus episode, you’ll hear directly from Sara’s students. Press play. Show Notes: https://edtech-class.com/2021/01/20/the-rainbow-builders-podcast/ EdTech Classroom Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Twitter: @edtech_class Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
07:18
January 20, 2021
Episode 27: EdTech Classroom’s Year in Review: Top 5 EdTech Tools of 2020
Episode 27: EdTech Classroom’s Year in Review: Top 5 EdTech Tools of 2020 It's time for the first annual EdTech Classroom Year in Review. I'm sharing my top 5 edtech tools of 2020. It's the moment you didn't even know you were waiting for. And it's here. Press play.  Other “Top EdTech Tools” Lists: House of #EdTech Smackdown: https://chrisnesi.com/2020-smackdown-hoet170 Cult of Pedagogy: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/6-ed-tech-tools-to-try-in-2020/ Jamboard Tutorials: Beginner Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySPzvuCthk Activity Ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkgWa0K2_WI Teachers Mentioned: Sam Fecich Instagram @sfecich Adobe Spark, Wakelet, Wizer, TeacherMade, Pear Deck, and Jamboard EduMagic Podcast and EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers Spencer Sharp Instagram @sharpthebuilder Flipgrid and Scratch Naomi Meredith Instagram @naomimeredith_ Seesaw and Screencastify Pam Alba Instagram @mrspamalba Nearpod Dena (Miss Tech Queen) Instagram @misstechqueen Hue HD and Google Slides Erica Aguirre Instagram @edtechandstyle Pear Deck and Parlay Jeannette Washington Instagram @bearly_articulating TikTok, Remove.bg, and Canva EdTech Classroom: Instagram @edtechclass Website https://edtech-class.com Twitter @edtech_class Email myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
23:22
December 30, 2020
Episode 26: PBL in Early Childhood with Sara Lev, TK Teacher and PBLWorks National Faculty
Episode 26: PBL in Early Childhood with Sara Lev, TK Teacher and PBLWorks National Faculty Today's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast is with Sara Lev, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher and National Faculty for PBLWorks.  You might notice something different about the intro of today's episode. I don't *normally* have kids running the show. I also don't normally have a theme song quite as catchy as the one you'll hear today. Today's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast is with Sara Lev. You'll hear from Sara's students too, who created their own podcast. Sara shows us that it truly is possible to have high-quality project-based learning with students of all ages, even our youngest learners. She also dispels some myths about PBL in early childhood along the way. Sara Lev: Workshop: https://www.earlychildhoodpbl.com/projectplanning Twitter: https://twitter.com/saramlev Instagram: @earlychildhoodpbl Website: https://www.earlychildhoodpbl.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/earlychildhoodpbl Sara's Book: https://www.routledge.com/Implementing-Project-Based-Learning-in-Early-Childhood-Overcoming-Misconceptions/Lev-Clark-Starkey/p/book/9780367198015 EdTech Classroom: Instagram: @edtechclass Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/edtech_class
54:35
December 23, 2020
Episode 25: Bringing Learning Alive with Jane Chadsey (CEO) and Sara Nachtigal (Director of Teaching and Learning) from Educurious
Episode 25: Bringing Learning Alive with Jane Chadsey (CEO) and Sara Nachtigal (Director of Teaching and Learning) from Educurious I chat with Jane and Sara from Educurious on all things project-based learning, high-quality PBL curriculum, and student-centered learning.  Resources Mentioned: https://educurious.org/ https://www.nextgenscience.org/three-dimensions EdTech Classroom: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass Twitter @edtech_class
53:05
December 9, 2020
Episode 24: Fostering Self-Empowered Learners and Critical Thinkers with Chris Lehmann, CEO and Principal of Science Leadership Academy
Fostering Self-Empowered Learners and Critical Thinkers with Chris Lehmann, CEO and Principal of Science Leadership Academy Chris and I discuss his work for Science Leadership Academy, Inquiry Schools, and discuss all things edtech and inquiry-based education. ** Reuploaded and fixed intro audio ** Resources Mentioned Science Leadership Academy Website: https://sla.philasd.org/ Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need by Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase Authentic Inquiry in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry by Larissa Pahomov John Spencer, bell hooks, Ted Sizer Educon at SLA: http://2020.educon.org/ diana@inquiryschools.org EdTech Classroom: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass Twitter @edtech_class
42:58
December 3, 2020
Episode 23: The Special Sauce of PBL with Mike Kaechele, PBL & SEL Teacher, Coach, & PBLWorks National Faculty
The Special Sauce of PBL with Mike Kaechele, PBL & SEL Teacher, Coach, & PBLWorks National Faculty Mike Kaechele: Twitter @mikekaechele http://michaelkaechele.com/ Facebook Page: SEL in PBL Resources Mentioned: PBLWorks: https://www.pblworks.org/ High Tech High: https://www.hightechhigh.org/ Expeditionary Learning: https://eleducation.org/ Ron Berger: https://eleducation.org/about/staff/ron-berger Suzie Boss: http://www.ascd.org/Publications/ascd-authors/suzie-boss.aspx New Tech Network of Schools: https://newtechnetwork.org/ EdTech Classroom https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass Twitter @edtech_class
36:22
November 25, 2020
Episode 22: PBL and Learning Management Systems with Shane Krukowski, Co-Founder of Headrush PBL
In today's episode, I chat with Shane Krukowski, Co-Founder and COO of Headrush. We talk about all things PBL, learning management systems, and so much more. This is by far my FAVORITE episode to date. Press play. -- Headrush Related: Headrush in 5min: https://www.headrushlearning.com/5-minute-overview Task Board Overview: https://www.headrushlearning.com/taskboards-in-headrush Student-led Projects in Headrush: https://www.headrushlearning.com/student-led If interested followup: Headrush Huddles: https://www.headrushlearning.com/huddles Schedule a demo: https://calendly.com/shanekrukowski/headrush-demo?back=1&month=2020-11 Friends and Resources: Dayna and Tim: http://www.proj-arc.com Ron Berger Butterfly Critique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqh1MRWZjms ESSDACK / Kansas Initiative: https://www.essdack.org/164383_2 Website: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
46:23
November 18, 2020
Episode 21: Juggling Hands-On Learning and Makerspaces with Dr. Leah Hanes from Two Bit Circus Foundation
Imagine a carnival filled with making, tinkering, and creating. Sounds pretty awesome, right? That's just one of the many projects that Dr. Leah Hanes implements as CEO and Chief Juggler of the Two Bit Circus Foundation. In today's episode, Dr. Leah and I chat about makerspaces, STEAM education, hands-on learning, and her work with Two Bit Circus Foundation. Press play. Fast Company Article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90564801/stem-careers-require-the-same-kind-of-creative-thinking-as-the-arts-says-new-research Two Bit Circus Foundation: https://twobitcircus.org/ Find me on Instagram @edtechclass, email me myedtechclassroom@gmail.com, check out my website https://edtech-class.com/, and press subscribe!
31:35
November 11, 2020
Episode 20: 10 EdTech Tips for New Teachers with Dr. Sam Fecich
Crossover Episode Alert! Today's episode is a crossover episode with Dr. Sam Fecich from the EduMagic Podcast. We share ten edtech tips for new teachers (and veteran teachers, too!). Press play. Resources Mentioned: Common Sense Media Screetime: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/are-some-types-of-screen-time-better-than-others Jamboard Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySPzvuCthk Bitmoji Classroom Edumagic Episode: https://www.sfecich.com/post/5-things-you-need-to-know-when-creating-a-bitmoji-classroom Sam’s 3 EdTech Favorites: Office Lens Adobe Spark Wizer Maddie’s 3 EdTech Favorites: Flipgrid Jamboard Google Expeditions / Earth Other EdTech Tools Mentioned: Stop Motion Studio Padlet Book Creator Google Keep Google Tour Creator Contact Dr. Sam Fecich: Instagram and Twitter @sfecich Website www.sfecich.com Contact Maddie: Instagram @edtechclass myedtechclassroom@gmail.com Website www.edtech-class.com
46:39
October 28, 2020
Episode 19: Learning by Doing and Keeping It Simple with PBL
Kids learn by making, by playing, and by doing things with their hands. Today's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast is all about a human-centered approach to teaching, learning by doing, and keeping it simple with PBL. https://edtech-class.com/ instagram.com/edtechclass myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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October 14, 2020
Episode 18: Student Engagement & STEAM Education in the Dominican Republic
I am OBSESSED with today's episode. I mean... how cool is it to have the opportunity to learn about education in other countries? I've learned so much from listening to our experts in today's episode. Tune in to listen to my conversation with Pamela Alba and Alejandra Escovar all about STEAM in the Dominican Republic. Press play to hear their thoughts about PBL, student engagement, and whether or not Pam likes distance teaching. EdTech Classroom: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass myedtechclassroom@gmail.com Resources Mentioned: First Lego League Forward Learning Find them on Instagram @sgssteam
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September 29, 2020
Episode 17: Digital Citizenship and Student Privacy Online
Teaching with technology brings up a whole new territory for teachers, and one area that’s important to consider is student privacy. In today’s episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast, I discuss strategies for protecting student privacy and promoting digital citizenship in the virtual classroom. EdTech Classroom: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass myedtechclassroom@gmail.com FERPA https://jillianstarrteaching.com/10-things-every-teacher-should-know-about-ferpa/ Digital Citizenship Resources Common Sense App Reviews Web Filtering Resources safeyoutube.net https://www.safesearchkids.com/ https://newsela.com/ https://www.goguardian.com/
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September 15, 2020
Episode 16: #EdTech to Support PBL (Crossover with Chris Nesi from House of #EdTech)
Tune in to listen to the very first crossover episode on the EdTech Classroom Podcast. I sit down with Chris Nesi from House of #EdTech (my favorite edtech podcast). We chat about all things related to education technology, project-based learning, and supporting student SEL needs. Press play. Resources Mentioned: Redesigning American High Schools for the 21st Century PBLWorks Student Outcomes from High-Quality Project-Based Learning: A Case Study for PBLWorks Keep it Real with PBL by Jenny Pieratt Hacking PBL – Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy House of #EdTech: https://chrisnesi.com/ House of #EdTech Podcast Twitter @mrnesi Instagram @houseofedtech EdTech Classroom: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
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September 8, 2020
Episode 15: My Top 3 Apps for PBL in Distance Learning
Lately, a lot of teachers have been asking me: what tech tools work really well for PBL? So, today's episode is about exactly that! My top three tech tools for project-based learning. Press play. Listen to my other episodes on PBL:  Episode 2: Strategies for Implementing PBL in your Classroom Episode 3: How to Plan and Implement Genius Hour in your Classroom Today Episode 9: How to Teach Authentic PBL in an Age of Uncertainty https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass Email myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
29:10
September 2, 2020
Episode 14: Top Troubleshooting Tips for Teachers
Do you have a tech problem? Is your webpage not loading? Is your computer showing the spinning beach ball of death?  There's nothing more frustrating than a tech issue, especially when teaching remotely. Today's episode is all about my top troubleshooting tips for teachers. These tips, tricks, and strategies are *almost* guaranteed to fix your tech problems. Press play. https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass
09:25
August 25, 2020
Episode 13: Best Advice for Teaching with Tech
Today’s episode is all about my biggest tech advice for distance learning and teaching.  So... Are you ready? Are you ready to hear this Earth-shattering advice? Press play. https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram @edtechclass
11:12
August 18, 2020
Episode 12: Gap Years, PBL, and Higher Education with Abby Brody from Mind the Gap
In this week's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast, I speak with Abby Brody, founder and CEO of Mind the Gap. We discuss gap years, project--based learning, and higher education. As a former elementary school teacher and current startup CEO, Abby provides insight into what the future of higher education might look like.  Blog: https://edtech-class.com/ Instagram: @edtechclass Mind the Gap: https://mtgnow.org/ Schoolhouse: https://www.getschoolhouse.com/
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August 11, 2020
Episode 11: How to Plan for the School Year in an Age of Uncertainty
Teachers are planners. We're expert planners, even! But, how the heck can we plan for the 2020-21 school year when we have no earthly idea what we're even supposed to be planning?  Today’s episode is about exactly that: how to plan for the school year in an age of uncertainty. You'll leave this episode with 3 concrete strategies and planning ideas for the 2020-21 school year, no matter if you're teaching 100% remote, 100% face-to-face, or a hybrid of the two. So... what are you waiting for?! Let's start planning! Press play. Instagram @edtechclass Blog https://edtech-class.com/ Edutopia Article https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-plan-when-you-dont-know-what-plan
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August 4, 2020
Episode 10: Supporting Student SEL Needs and Building a Culture of Community during Morning Meeting
Goooood morning friends! Or, afternoon, or evening, or whatever time of day you might be listening. Morning Meeting is the bread and butter of school. It sets students up with the social-emotional and academic skills they need to thrive. But with all this uncertainty about next school year, you might be wondering: how can we continue to hold Morning Meeting with our students remotely or in this new in-person environment? In today's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast, we discuss tips and strategies for conducting Morning Meeting in the 2020-21 school year. More specifically, we discuss ways to support student social-emotional needs and ideas on how you can build a culture and community focused on trust, inclusion, and belonging. Episode Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2020/07/28/supporting-student-sel-needs-and-building-a-culture-of-community-during-morning-meeting/ Instagram: @edtechclass YouTube Channel with Morning Meeting Tips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXG-YQuipu38dmEE5Lqizw Morning Meeting Bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Morning-Meeting-Distance-Learning-Bundle-Zoom-and-Google-Meet-5494073
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July 28, 2020
Episode 09: How to Teach Authentic PBL in an Age of Uncertainty
Listen up! Today's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast is giving you concrete tips on how you can implement authentic project-based learning in your classroom, uncertainty and all. With these tips and ideas, you'll leave today's episode feeling more confident and prepared for the 2020-21 school year, whether you're teaching in person or remotely. Let's be friends, and let's learn and grow together as 21st century educators. Add me on Instagram @edtechclass Email me at myedtechclassroom@gmail.com Episode Webpage: https://edtech-class.com/2020/07/21/how-to-teach-authentic-pbl-in-an-age-of-uncertainty/
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July 21, 2020
Episode 08: Become a Google Certified Educator Level 1 with Me! (2020)
Today we’re bringing you a BONUS episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast all about becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1. I share my review of the training and exam, as well as my general advice based on my experience. This episode walks you through some tips on studying for and completing the exam. Plus, I share some pros and cons of the entire process. Episode website: https://edtech-class.com/2020/07/09/become-a-google-certified-educator-level-1-with-me/  Let’s be friends! Add me on Instagram @edtechclass Email me at myedtechclassroom@gmail.com
14:53
July 17, 2020
Episode 07: Computer Science, PBL, and Entrepreneurship with CS Educator Greg Mittleider
In today's episode, I sit down with Greg Mittleider, computer science educator and edtech consultant, to chat about all things computer science, project-based learning, and entrepreneurship. Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our conversation, having worked as a CS educator at Harvard University and in K-12 schools.  Greg Mittleider: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-mittleider-4855a7143/ Episode Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2020/07/14/computer-science-pbl-and-entrepreneurship-with-cs-educator-greg-mittleider/  Let's be friends!  Add me on Instagram @edtechclass Email me at myedtechclassroom@gmail.com 
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July 14, 2020
Episode 06: Unleashing Your Inner Child: Why Play and Exploration is the Best PD
When was the last time you played? Not with your children or with your students, but when was the last time that YOU played? In today's episode, we continue discussing innovative ideas for professional development this summer. More specifically, we discuss why teachers need to incorporate play and exploration into their lives. Now is the time to unleash your inner child. Podcast transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2020/07/07/unleashing-your-inner-child-why-play-and-exploration-is-the-best-pd/ Instagram: @edtechclass Email: myedtechclassroom@gmail.com 
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July 7, 2020
Episode 05: Goodbye “Sit-And-Get” PD: Practical, Applicable Professional Development for Teachers
In today's episode, we decide to say goodbye to "sit-and-get" professional development. PD doesn't have to be boring. It can be collaborative, engaging, exciting, and so much more. We provide 3 suggestions for practical, applicable professional development for teachers.  Want to connect? Email me at myedtechclassroom@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram @edtechclass  Check out my blog: https://edtech-class.com/ Link to podcast transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2020/06/30/goodbye-sit-and-get-pd-practical-applicable-professional-development-for-teachers/
25:48
June 30, 2020
Episode 04: Authentic Learning and STEM Education with Andrew Bannish from BrainCo Tech
In today's episode of the EdTech Classroom Podcast, I sit down with Andrew Bannish, an edtech expert from BrainCo Tech. We discuss authentic learning, project-based learning, STEM education, and so much more.  For more information about Andrew, you can connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbannish/  To learn more about BrainCo, visit https://www.brainco.tech/  Visit https://edtech-class.com/podcast/ for more information about this episode or follow me on Instagram @edtechclass
56:16
June 23, 2020
Episode 03: How to Plan and Implement Genius Hour in Your Classroom Today
Welcome to Episode 3 of the EdTech Classroom Podcast. We’ll be discussing how to plan and implement Genius Hour in your classroom today.  In this episode, I walk you through the planning step-by-step, so you can have the exact roadmap you need to begin self-guided projects and 20% Time in your classroom today. This episode, created for teachers, outlines implementation in your classroom, as well as what Genius Hour could look like from a distance learning perspective.  Podcast Transcription: https://edtech-class.com/2020/06/16/how-to-plan-and-implement-genius-hour-in-your-classroom-today/  Genius Hour Project Planner: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Genius-Hour-Passion-Project-Lesson-Plan-Interactive-Notebook-5413549
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June 17, 2020
Episode 02: Strategies for Implementing PBL in Your Classroom (Both Virtual and Physical)
Welcome to Episode 2 of the EdTech Classroom podcast. I am so excited for today’s episode because we are going to be discussing my very favorite topic in education: project-based learning. More specifically, I share strategies for implementing project-based learning in both your virtual and physical classrooms.   To read the episode transcription, please visit my blog here - https://edtech-class.com/2020/06/09/strategies-for-implementing-pbl-in-your-classroom-both-physical-and-virtual/   Follow EdTech Classroom on Social Media - @edtechclass
37:31
June 9, 2020
Episode 01: EdTech Classroom Summer 2020 Book List for Teachers
Welcome to the first episode of the EdTech Classroom podcast. Today I share my Summer 2020 Book List for Teachers.I created this book list a few weeks ago to help teachers stay inspired and motivated this summer. This list was curated with distance learning and coronavirus in mind. Recent events, including the murder of George Floyd, have reminded us of the importance to educate ourselves around racism in the U.S. For this reason, I’d like to specifically highlight book number six on my list, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness by Michelle Alexander. Innovative teaching is about educating the future leaders of tomorrow. I hope that all of the books on this list will inspire you to make meaningful changes to your teaching practice. For links to purchase these books, you can check out my blog: https://edtech-class.com/2020/05/31/summer-2020-book-list-for-teachers/  If you would like to discuss any of the books on this list or education in general, please email me at myedtechclassroom@gmail.com Follow EdTech Classroom on Social Media:@edtechclass
25:56
June 2, 2020