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The #EduRockstar Talks

By Sumedha Sodhi
Learn how to integrate technology ,refine your instructional strategies, amplify student engagement. The #EduRockStar talks podcast helps teachers learn how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom through expert guidance , interviews with educational leaders and discussions with student guests. Learn how to integrate technology and digital learning tools, grow as a leader, refine your instructional strategies, and transform your classroom. Host Sumedha Sodhi , is an Educator , EdTech enthusiast, Facilitator, and digital learning coach for K-12 teachers.
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Episode 16 : Let's discuss Hybrid learning with Ms.Laurie Guyon
With #hybridlearning said to be the future of education, students everywhere can look forward to more fun, engaging, and stimulating lessons. In this episode, we will be discussing why this flexible, “anytime, anywhere” learning model is catching on with #educators globally. Schools are gradually transitioning from full-time remote learning back into the classroom, though continued physical distancing requirements and other health safeguards make it challenging to return to full-time in-person instruction. Furthermore, the threat of resurgence requires systems to be ready to switch between in-person and remote learning to ensure learning continuity. Developing resilient hybrid-learning models combines many of the challenges of remote learning (student adoption, engagement, and equity) with new challenges such as allocating scarce teacher and infrastructure capacity equitably among students, managing increasing operational complexity, and switching from remote to in-person instruction models. About the guest: Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York and a trainer with NYSCATE.  She is the Capital Region Director for NYSCATE as well as a part of their social media team and their Volunteer Hall of Fame. She is a chapter co-author of Professional Development is a Plan, Not a Fix in the book  What teacher educators should have learned from 2020. Laurie was named CoSN’s NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders in 2020 and earned the Spotlight Award at BOCES. Laurie was part of the NYSED authoring committee for the Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards and is a member of the NYSED CAP for those standards.  Laurie was a mentor for the DigCit Institute Global Impactor Program. She is an ISTE Certified Educator, Google Cloud Certified,  Google Certified Educator and Trainer. Laurie is a Common Sense Ambassador, Buncee Ambassador and Educator, Seesaw Ambassador and Pioneer, Nearpod PioNear, Flipgrid Ambassador, Sphero Hero, Kami Hero, BreakoutEDU Authorized Trainer, Genially Ambassador, Wakelet Ambassador, 3D Bear Ambassador, IORAD Ambassador, Osmo Ambassador, and  a Screencastify Master Screencaster and Wonderoplois Wonderologist. She has presented at many conferences, taught workshops at Skidmore College and with the Greater Capital District Teacher Center on integrating technology in literacy.  Laurie is an adjunct professor for SUNY Plattsburgh where she teaches Digital Age Learning in the SBL program.  She is also a proud mom and coffee lover. Twitter Personal: @smilelearning Twitter Work: @WSWHEBOCESMS Website: wswheboces.org Work email: lguyon@wswheboces.org Personal email: smilelearningedu@gmail.com
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December 13, 2021
Episode 15 - The World of AR,VR,MR and XR IN EDUCATION
About the episode : With AR, classroom education can be extraordinary and more interactive, as AR can enable teachers to show virtual examples of concepts and add gaming elements to provide textbook material support. This will enable students to learn faster and memorize information. Now that students are having to learn from home, keeping students engaged in lectures has become very difficult. Thus, eLearning app owners are enthusiastically adopting AR technology. Our Guest Jaime Donally talks about the world of AR, VR, XR, MR in this episode and how this immersive technology can be integrated into the curriculum. About the Guest:  Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. ​Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community, events and presentations. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom. Connect with Jaime Donally : https://www.arvrinedu.com/about About the Host:  Sumedha Sodhi is a Social Science Educator at Ahlcon International School, Delhi, India. She Currently heads the Social Science department for classes 9 and 10th . She is also Global Citizenship Education (GCED) School Coordinator working in collaboration with Global Citizenship foundation(GCF) in the domain of global citizenship education for developing and advancing GCED pedagogy and practice. She is proficient in using tech tools in the classroom to maximize the learning experience and has shared her knowledge with the teacher community through a series of webinars. She is a Certified Global Career Counsellor by UCLA extension which is a continuing education institution within the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is passionate about engaging students in authentic activities, incorporating restorative practices, and leveraging technology to empower students. She is the recipient of Global Teacher Award 2020, Asian Educator Award 2020. She has presented her expertise with the Global teaching community in myriad Global events like ISTE SDG virtual playground, Global Maker Day, Digcit Summit, Buncee India Week, Google Educators Group Asia-Pacific  .She has a true passion for working with educators and students to encourage them to make and foster global connections. She is actively involved in Global projects like Climate Action Project , Teach SDGs project, Goals Project, Digcit IMPACT project and is an SDG Choupal Ambassador, TeachSDGs Ambassador.  She is a #Buncee Ambassador, #Nearpod Certified Educator, #wakelet ambassador, #Adobe empowered educator, #Flipgrid certified educator, #Quizizz game changer certified, #Seesaw Pioneer #Google Certified Level 1. 
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October 12, 2021
Episode- 14 Reinventing Education: Learning Beyond Classroom
ABOUT THE EPISODE:  Nobody can argue that the world has changed dramatically in recent years, and continues to change with amazing speed. Yet, we have not changed the basic approach to educating our children for the past 200 years. The current system of education — both at the school and university level — assumes that a finite amount of ‘knowledge’ is available. The emphasis is on cramming as much of this knowledge as possible into the available years of education. Think about the changes our children will face before they retire from the working world in 60 years. Will our current approach to education be adequate to equip these children to face the emerging world? Can we continue with our assembly-line approach to teaching our children, rather than acknowledging and nurturing the unique gifts and talents that each one of them represents? Should education be restricted, primarily, to the first 20 years of our lives? Or should the focus shift to  focus shift to life-long learning? Alvin Toffler, in ‘The Third Wave’, describes mass education as being built on the Industrial Age factory model to teach basic reading, writing and arithmetic, a bit of history and other subjects — the overt curriculum. Beneath it was the covert curriculum that was far more basic. It consisted of three courses — punctuality, obedience and repetitive work — the basic training requirements to produce reliable, productive factory workers. Will the 21st century  world require just these capabilities? Howard Gardner’s Project Zero at Harvard discovered that up to age four, almost all children are at genius level, in terms of the multiple frames of intelligence — spatial, kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, mathematical, intrapersonal, and linguistic. But by age 20, the genius level proportion of the tested population dropped to 2%. We are educating the intelligence out of our children. Instead, we need to nurture and develop the multiple frames of intelligence within our schools and colleges We need to fuel imagination, which Einstein said is more important than knowledge. In this episode our guest has stressed upon the importance of reinventing education system to nurture the global citizens. About the Guest: Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is an educator and an entrepreneur. She received her MA and Ph.D. in Communication from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland. Ai is the founder of Classroom Without Walls, an alternative school to future-proof the next generation. Ai is also an Adobe Insider, Adobe Education Leader, and HubSpot Academy Instructor. As a thought leader in online education, Dr. Ai specializes in incorporating social media and creative technologies into traditional curriculum to enhance student engagement and acquire 21st-century skills. Dr. Ai’s work has been featured in Forbes, Inside Higher Education, Pearson Education, Entrepreneur, The Today Show, & others. Additionally, Dr. Ai hosts two weekly live streaming shows, where she interviews industry leaders in Business and Education, such as Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki. Dr. Ai additionally serves as a SEMrush Webinar guest and host. Dr. Ai frequently speaks at academic and industry conferences including Inbound, VidCon, SEMrush Global Marketing Day, Social Media Day, Social Media Week Lima (the largest social media marketing conference in the midwest), and others.
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September 15, 2021
Episode- 13 Belonging Before Bloom with Dr. Illene Winokur
The phrase Maslow before Bloom is popular in education circles. It is typically used to communicate how humans need their basic needs met before academic learning can be fully embraced. With students now experiencing school-at-home during this COVID-19 epidemic, we all may gain some insight from this phrase Maslow before Bloom. Schools have closed their doors because of this global epidemic and the students and families who once relied on schools for some of Maslow’s lowest tier needs are now needing to find other solutions. That’s where some insight may be found in connecting Maslow before Bloom with COVID-19.With families and students now experiencing school-at-home, it is not only teachers that are seeing how important it is for students to Maslow before being expected to Bloom. Academic success for any person is wide-ranging simply based on Bloom’s cognitive and affective development. Yet, this range of academic success is skewed when the wide-ranging development of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes into play. Prior to this school-at-home situation, families struggling with lower-tier needs could rely on schools to assist their children in addressing Maslow before Bloom. This is no longer the case and communities are now having to manage the impact stress is having on student academic learning. In this episode our guest Dr. Illene Winokur will share her expertise on the significance of Belonging Before Bloom in the teaching learning process. About the Guest: Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid has lived in Kuwait for more than thirty-five years and recently retired as Director of the Foundation Program Unit (Math and English) at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). She taught and was an administrator at the early childhood and elementary levels, in addition to teaching intensive English in private institutions in Kuwait for twenty-five years. She is currently blogging about her experience living in Kuwait and Buffalo, New York. She is also providing support to refugee teachers around the world. Ilene’s new podcast, Journeys to Belonging, features guests sharing how they feel they belong. Dr. Ilene is a Wakelet and Buncee Ambassador. She also serves on the leadership teams of ISTE Global Collaboration Network and TESOL International Refugee Concerns interest section (RCIS). Connect to our guest speaker on twitter : https://twitter.com/IleneWinokur
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August 25, 2021
Episode- 12 The Power of #EdTech in Virtual learning
Teaching and learning are completely different today than they were a decade ago. Technology changes by the minute and it is very important to prepare the students for this ever-changing world. In keeping with this, important investments have been made to improve education and now many schools can gain access to digital resources to support the educational process. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant and it has completely changed how teachers teach and how students learn. When teachers introduce technology in the classroom, they are using something that students like, and they are opening the doors to a limitless world of knowledge. With technology, students have access to answers beyond what’s in their textbooks and they can have access to electronic books, digital portfolios, learning guides and real-time feedback on both teacher or student performance. But why is technology so critical in improving the education process? In this episode we will talk to our guest Mr. Craig Kemp highlighting the Power of ED Tech in Virtual learning. About the guest: As a well known and respected keynote speaker, workshop host, and global Education Consultant, Craig is a leader in the field of ICT and EdTech and works with Departments, Ministries, School Leadership, School Communities and Educators to understand, design, and implement digital learning solutions and transformations to improve teaching practice and student learning outcomes. ​ Craig has supported schools and organisations all over the globe to establish practices, protocols and guidelines to support the sustainable implementation of technology into the curriculum to add value to student learning. In addition, he works as an advisor with technology vendors adding value to their products for use in schools. Craig works with these companies to help them build, develop, grow and connect with schools all over the world and has successfully supported global EdTech companies in developing a presence in APAC. ​ Craig is a New Zealand born educator with over 15 years experience both in the classroom, in leadership and in consulting. He is an enthusiastic change agent that is passionate about every aspect of education and making a difference. Craig is currently based in Singapore. ​ Craig is well known for his dedication to education through Social Media, with over 44,000 followers on Twitter. He is an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator (Level 1&2), Google Certified Innovator, Common Sense Certified Educator, SeeSaw Ambassador and has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Administration. He was rewarded as one of only three teachers in New Zealand by being invited to the NZ Leadership Institution Young Leaders Programme. He is a leading change agent, being involved in the makeover of several schools ICT hardware and integration programs, with a particular focus on pedagogy to support curriculum integration of technology. His experience in leading and developing successful teams has seen him support the development of teams across the world to positively make changes. His work is highly sought after, with proven results. ​ Craig is the co-founder and moderator of trending twitter ed-chats #whatisschool and #AsiaEd. His passion for sharing knowledge and connecting people to make a difference is clear. Connect with Mr. Craig on twitter: https://twitter.com/mrkempnz
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July 28, 2021
EPISODE-11 How Covid-19 has changed the way we learn?
About the Episode:  COVID-19 has brought its fair share of challenges to the year 2020 - including a massive shift to remote work, and more students than ever turning to online learning. As the education sector continues to adapt to a 100% online model for the first time ever, educators are left wondering what the situation will look like in 5 years. Has COVID-19 changed the way we learn forever? Is online learning becoming the norm for all learners? The pandemic has forced parents and students alike to rethink what a traditional learning environment looks like. Conventional learning for many embraced an old-fashioned way of teaching, involving an instructor and students in a classroom setting. In this episode We had a privilege of talking to Ms. Tamera Foley, author and founder, Education4allnow and listen to her thoughts on "How Covid-19 has changed the way we learn?  About the guest:  Dr. Tamera Foley began her professional career in education in Unit District Number Five in Normal, Illinois as a Special Education Resource Teacher in 1981. She then moved back to her hometown of Rockford, Illinois, and spent fifteen years in the Rockford Public School District in various roles: Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher, Fifth Grade Teacher, and Assistant Director of Saturday School, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Special Education Coordinator. During the fifteen years, she continuously participated in and conducted trainings. She also completed her Master’s Degree and her Administration Degree. Dr. Foley was awarded with the Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished Educator Award from the Rockford Branch of the NAACP, Special Thanks for Special People Award from the Parent Council of Rockford Schools, and the For Kids’ Sake Award. ​Dr. Foley completed her work in Clayton County Public Schools in June of 2017 and now spends her time dedicated to her passion. As a life-long learner, she has presented to students in Limon, Costa Rica through an invitation from the United States Embassy. Dr. Foley spent a month exploring special education supports and services in Hungary and the Czech Republic through a Fulbright Scholarship. She has held various positions in Clayton County to include Director of Learning Support, Director of Student Services, and served as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Foley has lead district initiatives such as the implementation of the school-based health center-The Family Health Center at North Clayton High School, Asthma Friendly School Initiative, Georgia Commute Options, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Social Emotional Learning, Implementation of Kurzweil to improve student and parent literacy, dropout prevention, literacy, and other initiatives that have a direct impact on the teaching and learning of students in Clayton County Public Schools. ​Dr. Foley is passionate about her work with students and is an advocate of all students. Connect with Ms. Tamera Foley : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamera-foley-a1054629/
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June 27, 2021
Episode 10: Mental Heath Matters - "Understanding Student`s perspectives"
About Episode: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to students, educators, and parents. Children already coping with mental health conditions have been especially vulnerable to the changes, and now we are learning about the broad impacts on students as a result of schools being closed, physically distancing guidelines and isolation, and other unexpected changes to their lives. The closing down of schools and universities due to pandemic severed students from more than just classrooms, friends and extracurricular activities. It has also cut off an estimated 55 million children and teenagers from school staff members whose open doors and compassionate advice helped them build self-esteem, navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma….mental health experts worry about the psychological toll on a younger generation that was already experiencing soaring rates of depression, anxiety and suicide before the pandemic. Taking steps to support students is essential during this challenging time, whether they’re learning remotely or in classrooms. For us, that means more than simply making sure they learn from lesson plans and score well on standardized tests. We are as concerned about the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students in our community. In this episode we interviewed student changemakers on mental health awareness and how they cope up with the unprecedented challenges. About Guests: Tanmay Gupta and Yug Gupta are student Changemakers studying in Grade 10 and Grade 9 respectively at Ahlcon International School , Delhi, India who believe in bringing positive changes in the world. An year ago they started with a youth foundation- Together We Can  with the aim to bring out a change and work towards the implementation of united nations agenda 2030. The inspiration for  ‘Together We Can Foundation’ came from the world around them and the chaos which affects on a daily basis. They reflected on what is happening around the world, and observed more suffering than happiness. They thought of starting something, which at least tries to do something about it in our own small ways. Rather than only talking or crying about what is going wrong, they decided to be part of the solution rather than only loathing about the problem. They realised that they are the future and took steps to make our home called the ‘Earth’ a better place for all the human beings, and of course if not us then who? We are going to affected by this the greatest and hence they realised the need to start looking at solutions in an innovative yet an urgent pace, to achieve a better and a more sustainable future for all. They started a youth Foundation ‘Together We Can’ with the active guidance of their teachers, parents and inspiration provided by their grandparents and aspire to bring out the changes through a platform, where everyone can join and work towards the common goal stated in UN SDGs. 100 Acts of global citizenship project initiated by their school played a crucial role in raising their awareness to the cause of climate change and motivated them to look at daily actions from the lens of being friendly for the environment. This helped them set bigger goal for themselves and eventually culminated into Together We Can Foundation.  Connect with our guests here : https://twitter.com/Together_TY
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May 28, 2021
Episode-9 National Education Policy 2020 "Transforming Indian Education System"
The new National Education Policy (NEP) is the first holistic reform that aims to completely change education of all levels across India – the first of its kind since the Constitution of India was created more than seven decades ago. The NEP can be seen as a continuing of the ideals and principles listed out in the Constitution, as the NEP itself claims to ‘‘build an equitable, inclusive, and plural society as envisaged’ in the Constitution’. Lofty goals, however, the changes listed in the NEP, if implemented correctly, have the potential to bring Indian education to global levels and completely reform society. In this episode , we will talk about NEP, its purpose, its characteristics feature, how it can be implemented and overcoming the challenges with our Guest speaker Ms. Lakshmi Annapurna Chintaluri.  About Guest Speaker : Ms. Lakshmi Annapurna Chintaluri is certified in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard University, USA. She has 28 years of association in the field of education with experience in India and abroad with more than 25 years in a leadership role. She has written articles, presented papers at various international conferences, participated and conducted webinars and is also a recipient of Bett Asia Award for Collaboration along with other national and international awards. She is the author of the book ”WHO ARE THE PATHBREAKERS IN A SCHOOL?” which focusses on transforming schools to the 21st century levels released recently by the AICTE Chairman – Dr. Anil Sahasrabuddhe and NCERT Director – Dr. Sridhar Srivastava. Connect with our guest on Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/clannapurna/
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March 31, 2021
Episode- 8 Nurturing the Wonders and Wizards
Nurturing means more than giving your child basic things like food, shelter and clothing. It is about building a healthy and strong emotional relationship between you and your child. It means being the person your child can count on for comfort whether he is a fussy infant or a toddler having a temper tantrum. It means being your child’s safe base. The person he can turn to for love, safety and security as he begins to explore the big world around him. Research shows that when you nurture your child, your child is more likely to be healthy, successful in school, able to get along with other children, and better able to handle stress. In this episode we will talk to our guest about Nurturing Wonders and Wizards and learn from her experiences. About the guest: Ms. Jyoti Chopra, mother of Ayush and Ananya, also known as Wizard Ayush and Wonder Ananya, started her career as an Educator and now has worked with many corporates. With the zeal to train and mentor millions of other children, she started her initiative of “WondersAndWizards” with the Podcasting sessions. She believes, “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” Here is the link to connect with the guest: https://twitter.com/jyotichopra_
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March 08, 2021
EPISODE-7 Embedding Sustainable Development Goals into Education
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind first. That is why the SDGs are designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger, AIDS and discrimination against women and girls. Everyone is needed to reach these ambitious targets. The creativity, knowhow, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context. About the Guest: Ayush Chopra started his journey from Ahlcon International School, India as a young advocate for United Nations, 17 Sustainable Development Goals when he was 13 years old. He is now studying in Grade 12 at Rick Hansen Senior Secondary School, Mississauga, Canada. Ayush has been recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. He has been acknowledged as one of the Most Influential Young Change Makers around the world. He is the Founder of ‘SDGs For Children’  ( http://www.sdgsforchildren.org ) a unique platform for children across the globe to CONNECT, CREATE and COLLABORATE for a better and sustainable world. SDGs For Children is incorporated under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporation Act to support Agenda 2030 globally. (http://www.sdgsforchildren.org) He is one of the pioneer Indian Ambassador for the TeachSDGs project, initiated by the Global Goals Education Task Force, a volunteers-based worldwide network of teachers established in 2017. He is the only Student Ambassador among the first group of over 100 distinguished global educators. He has also been a Student Ambassador for various other global projects like SOS4LoveProject, Climate Action, Goals Project, and Looking 2020, Socio Story, Kindness Project etc.He is also appointed as the AFI (Ariel Foundation International) Youth Ambassador and their Youth Representative at United Nations. Ayush was invited to represent India when he was 15 years old as the Indian Youth Ambassador at the 14th Annual International Human Rights Summit, staged from August 24-26, 2017 at the UN headquarters, New York. He is the author of “Shaping A Fairer World with SDGs and Human Rights”. The book is the culmination of his experiences, initiatives and intense involvement in social transformation. The book graphically disseminates information about SDGs and Human Rights with engaging design and artwork. The book is now being used as daily reference guide for teaching United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in many of the classrooms across various countries. He also has his own Podcast Channel – ‘Shaping A Fairer World’. Connect with Wizard Ayush at https://twitter.com/Ayushchopra24 
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February 28, 2021
Episode 6: Leaders of Learning : Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, internships, practicums, field exercises, study abroad, undergraduate research and studio performances. Well-planned, supervised and assessed experiential learning programs can stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development, cultural awareness, leadership, and other professional and intellectual skills. About the guest: Ms. Joyce Bronwyn is a motivated , enthusiastic education specialist and Internationally renowned guest speaker. With a vast array of experience in fostering a cohesive learning atmosphere while embracing on delivery of thorough and engaging education programs to students as well the development and growth of strong school communities. She is passionate about SDGs and Tech tools and utilize digital platforms to mentor classroom teachers on an International scale. Her Global Classroom Education Network mission statement is simple- One Word, One Classroom. Here is the link to connect with her on social media: https://twitter.com/JoyceBronwyn   
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February 15, 2021
Episode 5: Happiness : Treasure in Every Classroom
For every human being, happiness is the balm for the soul, the inner motivating power, the foundation of their creativity, the motor of their actions and the real meaning of their life. Happiness in children forms the future, because those who are happy as children can find the purpose of their lives sooner, have goals and are ready to act. They are lively and throw themselves into life with much enthusiasm. Education for happiness is not simply a goal, it is a mission for parents, teachers and governments. In this episode we invited an Educator and an awesome author who have recently written a book : Strive for Happiness in Education to talk about how we can create happy classrooms and what are the strategies to do that. About the guest : Mr. Robert Dunlop is a middle school teacher and technology consultant at a school in Ontario, Canada. His experiences in the classroom and throughout his district have given him a deep insight into the importance of teacher happiness. He credits working with thousands of educators as paramount to his research for this book. Robert's teaching journey has been one of peaks and valleys. His work in schools and his role in creating the Terry Fox Lesson Plans for educators around the world, led to him being honored with the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Although Robert has enjoyed many peaks throughout his career, he credits his valleys for his greatest learning. The message he shares in this book, online and through his speaking comes from his passion to reconnect to his love of teaching. Robert looks forward to inspiring many more educators to find Happiness in Education. You can connect with Mr. Robert Dunlop on social media. His twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle is @robdunlopedu
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January 31, 2021
Episode 4: Nurturing Digital citizenship #TechforGood
About the Guest: Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is a pioneer in digital citizenship and is the Founder and Executive Director of the ​Digital Citizenship Institute. She has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. She co-authored DigCitKids: Lessons Learning Side-by-Side to Empower Others Around the World with her son and works with school communities around the world to create positive and powerful shifts in how we engage online.  Check the website here : http://www.digcitinstitute.com/ Twitter profile of guest : https://twitter.com/mbfxc
34:29
January 15, 2021
Episode 3: Wakelet- Are you ready to ride the wave?
Guest speaker : Mr. Misbah Gedal, Head of Engagement - Wakelet In this episode we will talk about how can we organize the resources available to us as educators? How can we teach our students to effectively curate content especially when schools have to impart learning in the New Normal. So today we have Mr. Misbah Gehdal as our #EduRockStar from Wakelet team to help us become an empowered educator with the help of Ed tech tool - Wakelet.  Wakelet has many features that make it ideal for use in any classroom. And, since it’s free, teachers can embrace it to do more than use it as a backchannel, twitter chat archive tool, or Choice boards. Wouldn’t it be incredible to use Wakelet to deepen learning? So lets talk to Mr. Misbah Gedal and know more about wakelet. For Joining the wakelet community click here: https://wakelet.com/ connect to our guest speaker here: https://twitter.com/MisbahGedal?s=20
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December 30, 2020
Episode 2: BUNCEE- Amplifying the Teaching Learning experience
Buncee  is a great Edtech Tool for remote learning. If your classroom is experiencing  monotony , explore Buncee to amplify the teaching -learning experience and Buncee Classes will help you to connect virtually and continue learning together. In this show, we will discuss about how educators amplify student engagement, shake up learning, and fill the curriculum content with loads of creativity and collaboration. So if you are looking for ways to engage your class into meaningful experiences with Buncee, stay tuned with us and be the never to be forgotten.  Guest Speaker : Ms. Eda Gimenez, Community Lead at Buncee Our Guest for the episode is Ms. Eda Gimenez , she is the community Lead at Buncee and collaborates with educators across the world to inspire innovation and instill a love for creativity and learning in students. Buncee is a tool with endless possibilities- it easy for anyone to create and visualize content and share very interactive, engaging materials with the community. So whether that's in the form of a presentation or a newsletter or a book report or even an interactive report, there's so many different types of content that one can actually create with Buncee.  Still confused Why use Buncee in the classroom? Listen to the podcast and deep dive into BUNCEE! Explore and create a account on Buncee website here: app.edu.buncee.com Connect to our Guest here: https://twitter.com/eda_gimenez?s=20
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December 15, 2020
Episode 1: Virtual Classrooms- Keeping the learners Engaged
While the schools are solving various challenges of online education. Now schools and educators are turning to the next challenge. How to Keep students engaged in virtual classrooms till the time we go back to the face-to-face learning. Student involvement during remote learning is a novel metric for most schools. However, keeping students involved during the online classes does not require a tectonic shift in teaching methods, nor does it have to be expensive. Listen to our guest Dr. Ashok K Pandey on how to keep students engaged in the virtual classrooms. Guest Speaker : Dr. Ashok  Kumar Pandey Director, Ahlcon Group of Schools and Chairperson Council for Global Citizenship Education Listed by the Forbes India 2020 among the 100 Top People Managers, Dr. Ashok is a post-graduate in Physics from Allahabad University and in Consultancy Management from BITS, Pilani. He has spent more than three decades in the education sector, pursuing innovative ways to impart knowledge, values and joy of learning. Presently Director, Ahlcon Group of Schools in Delhi, India, Dr. Ashok has been a successful school principal, author, speaker, researcher and facilitator.  His book "Launch Your Inspiring Principal Leadership" is loved by the educators. Extensively travelled to over twenty countries, Dr. Ashok led Indian principals' delegation to the University of Rice, USA, Institute of Leadership Nottingham, UK, Brisbane, Australia and Malta. He was the only school leader to participate in the Indo-Australian Leadership dialogue, Melbourne in 2018. Dr. Pandey is SDGs evangelist and partnering with the UN’s #Act4SDGs initiative. A Multi Award winner, he received The National Teachers' Award by the President of India in 2012. Dr. Ashok sits on the  Governing Body of the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE ), and CBSE among his many other assignments. Read his complete profile here :  1. Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashokkp 2. Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SDG4QEducation/ 3. Twitter : @ashokpdy
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November 30, 2020
Talk on Virtual Teaching by Sumedha Sodhi
With schools and colleges closed indefinitely, a viable alternative to classroom teaching has to be evolved. When face-to-face classrooms are not possible, online teaching, is an obvious option. This episode highlights the view point of a teacher on Virtual teaching and remote learning challenges faced by students. Teachers have a new challenge before them. They need to learn the ropes of this technological pathway and update their skills in order to fulfil their role as effective teachers. Teachers who are unwilling to learn will find themselves stagnant. In that case the need of the hour to see the challenges as an opportunity to unlearn and relearn.
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May 23, 2020
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May 10, 2020