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EdTech PodSquad

EdTech PodSquad

By 5 MO EdTech Coaches
EdTech coaches sharing and discussing EdTech content within our schools and districts.

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Best Practices for Learning at Conferences - ETPS 22
On episode 22 of The Edtech PodSquad, the squad talks about planning, attending, and reflecting on the learning that takes place at conferences. JP's Conference reflection sheet Explore this topic more on The Bits & Bytes of Education episode 15 of JP's podcast, The Bits & Bytes of Education.
February 1, 2020
The 12 Days of Tech-mas - ETPS 22
12 Days of Tech-mas Day 1: Stop, Breathe, Think (@erin_lawson3) Day 2: Audio for all in Google Slides - @joshchoward Day 3: Screencastify - Guest Contributor @jwalterteach Day 4: Canva - @JPPrezz Bonus: NEW Canva for Education Day 5: Flipgrid - @jleetechpercent Day 6: 3D Printing - Guest Contributor @awall777 Day 7: Scrible - @techknoll Day 8: - @erin_lawson3 Day 9: SlidesGo - Guest Contributor - @taylortholen Day 10: Google Earth creation tools - @techknoll Day 11: Markup in Photos - @jpprezz Day 12: Video recording in SeeSaw - Guest Contributor - @steinbrinkLaura Connect with the PodSquad @edtechpodsquad Samantha Hardesty-Knoll Josh Howard Erin Lawson Jonathon Lee JP Prezzavento
December 19, 2019
Starting a School Grant Program - ETPS 21
On Episode 21 of The Edtech PodSquad, the Squad talks about starting a grant program in your school or district, new Google training resources, and new-to-us STEM packs. Civil Air Patrol STEM Packs Getting Started with Google for Education Fox's Creation Station Grant Process Connect with The Squad: @edtechpodsquad Josh Howard: @joshchoward Jonathon Lee: @jleetechpercent Erin Lawson: @erin_lawson3 Samantha Hardesty-Knoll: @techknoll JP Prezzavento: @jpprezz
November 23, 2019
Teaching Digital Citizenship - ETPS 20
On Episode 20 of The Edtech PodSquad, the squad discusses digital citizenship instruction in and out of the classroom.  The Squad also welcomes a special guest, Amanda Moody, to talk about her experiences at the Google Innovator Academy.  Episode Resources: Be Internet Awesome Digcit Commit Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Screenagers
October 27, 2019
Teacher Praise - ETPS 19
On episode 19 of The Edtech PodSquad, the Squad talks about why, when, and how to praise the amazing work teachers are doing. The Squad discusses Flipgrid, SeeSaw for Schools, and we find out what Jonathon's favorite emoji is. 
September 23, 2019
Edtech Podsquad Episode 18 - Education Twitter Chats
Within this episode of the Edtech Podsquad we discuss the value of Educational Twitter chats. Check out our website at and be sure to follow us on Twitter @edtechpodsquad.
August 27, 2019
Edtech PodSquad LIVE at ISTE Part 2 - ETPS 17
On episode 17 of the Edtech Pod Squad, the Squad shares the second half of our ISTE 2019 presentation where we share the process and why behind the Edtech PodSquad.  Connect with the PodSquad on twitter @edtechpodsquad and check out our website
July 27, 2019
Activating Change - LIVE at #ISTE19
On episode 16, the PodSquad records live from #ISTE19 in Philadelphia, PA. The conversation revolves around the conference them of "Bold educators activating change". In the conversation we discuss creating tech leaders, identifying change agents, getting investment from school leaders, and MORE! 
June 26, 2019
Polishing that Conference Proposal
In this episode of the EdTech Podsquad, we first share some updates from Microsoft Teams and Google Sites. In the Coaches Corner we provide some useful tips while taking the Google Certifications. The Featured Content will provide many tips to create great conference proposals to increase your chances of getting accepted.  Complete show note at
May 16, 2019
Planning a District Tech Conference - ETPS 14
On Episode 14, the Squad talks about planning and leading a district-wide tech conference, a few long awaited updates to G Suite, and Erin shares some huge news.   Follow the Squad on Twitter @edtechpodsquad and share using #edtechpodsquad. View our full show notes at
April 25, 2019
What we would change with what we know now
In this episode of the EdTech PodSquad, we discuss how we would change what we did as educators within the classroom with all of the information we have now. Be sure to checkout the show notes at Thank you for listening!
March 27, 2019
On episode 12 of The Edtech PodSquad, the PodSquad is all together in one room and recording LIVE at the Midwest Educational Technology Conference. They share their biggest takeaways from the conference so far. Then, we will hear from the PodSquad and conference attendees about how to implement podcasting in the classroom. For the full show notes go to
March 7, 2019
Episode 11
In this episode of the EdTech Podsquad we discuss the value of EdTech Certifications.  Are they really worth the free advertisement we give to these companies? Find out our thoughts within the show. Catch up on some new tips and be sure to come see our next episode recorded LIVE at #METC19!  You should also come to Philly in June to see us at #ISTE19! We are presenting a panel and a poster session.  We hope to see you at any of these sessions!  Stickers will be available at all! Show notes are found at Follow the #EdTechPodsquad on Twitter to keep the conversation going!
January 31, 2019
Episode 10 - Do I Really Hate My Future Self?
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December 18, 2018
What would you say it is you do here? - ETPS 009
On episode 009 of The Edtech PodSquad,the crew will answer the question “What would you say it is you do here” as everyone shared their job title, description, and how different their work actually is from what their job descriptions. There is also some big news about the Edtech PodSquad coming to you LIVE at #METC19. Check out our full show notes at
November 17, 2018
Planning and Delivering Tech PD - ETPS 008
On episode 008 of the Edtech PodSquad, the Squad talks about meeting the needs of their teachers before, during, and after PD. Everyone shares a few new ways to reach teachers during PD. Then, find out where the Edtech PodSquad will be presenting, sharing, and causing trouble in the coming weeks. Check out our full show notes at
October 9, 2018
Episode 7 - Motivating Teachers
Within this episode of the EdTech PodSquad, we discuss ways to motivate teachers to continue their learning of effective ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Be sure to connect to all of your hosts via Twitter! Show notes are available at
September 1, 2018
Episode 6 - August Episode
Welcome to another episode of the EdTech PodSquad! Summer has flown by and for many the new school year is right around the corner (if you haven't already begun!). Enjoy this back to school episode from your favorite 5 Missouri EdTech Coaches. Be sure to checkout the show notes at Connect with each of us on Twitter! Like what you hear? Then like us on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and please share with a friend!
August 11, 2018
Episode 5 - July 2018 - ISTE18
Thank you for checking out our 5th episode! This is a special episode as Erin, Sam, JP and I were at ISTE18 when we recorded it. Josh was unable to attend, but was able to join us and moderate the episode. Finding a quiet place to record at ISTE is no small task, so we apologize as the sound quality is not the best. We share a bunch of take-aways from our ISTE experience. Be sure to check out the show notes at for information! Also be sure to follow these hashtags: #ISTE18, #NotAtISTE18, #METCpd Not able to make it to ISTE? METC is a premier affiliate of ISTE. Our annual regional conference every February attempts to provide our participants with the ISTE conference feel at a MUCH smaller scale! This wouldn't be possible without our presenters! If you are interested in presenting at #METC19, go to and click on the proposal submission link! Deadline is fast approaching! Don't miss your opportunity to share your knowledge with 2,000+ educators.
July 3, 2018
Episode 4
In the latest version of the EdTech PodSquad, we discuss what it means to be a Technology Coach. Listen as we ponder each question and share our experiences within becoming a technology coach. Checkout the list of people to follow on Twitter within the show notes at Thank you for checking out this month's episode! Connect with each of us on Twitter! @Erin_Lawson3 @techknoll @jleetechpercent @jpprezz @joshchoward
June 1, 2018
Episode 3 - A Coach for Every Teacher
In this episode, the PodSquad talk about how every educator can benefit from a coach. We share our experiences with coaching in the area of edtech. Be sure to checkout the article and all of the upcoming PD being offered by your hosts this summer! All can be located in the show notes for this episode.
May 1, 2018
Episode 2 - Innovation Class
Join us as we discuss the importance of an Innovation Class. Learn how our districts are bringing innovation opportunities to our students. We also share our thoughts on an article from Jennifer Gonzales on this topic. All information on the article and all podcasts we shared can be located within the show notes link below. Show notes -
April 2, 2018
Episode 1 - METC Rewind
The EdTech PodSquad shares our experience at the 35th annual METC Conference You can locate all Show Notes at
March 21, 2018