Jared Perrine, the Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge, calls in to talk to Brandon Hall about all things Active Computing.
Tech.Ed.Gov website for all educational technology tools available from the US Department of Education. The seven areas of Active Use Computing are found here.
Check out the Benjamin Banneker School's excellent professional development resources at https://www.banneker.org/pastpd
Christopher Bugaj is an assistive technology specialist, speech-language pathologist, ISTE author, app author, international presenter, online mentor, and host of the ATTips Podcast, which is a podcast about using technology to help students meet their educational goals. Chris is the featured keynote speaker at this year's MassCUE Fall Conference, taking place October 24-25 at Gillette Stadium.
Chris and Brandon talk about his keynote for the conference, assistive technology, and how assistive technology has been mainstreamed to help all students.
You can find Chris Bugaj on Twitter @ATTipsCast and his website www.chrisbugaj.com
Sheila Slawiak calls in to talk with Brandon about EdPuzzle, teaching computer science and digital literacy, and the development of her TEDTalk on the reason why every school should teach computer science.
You can find Sheila on Twitter at @WMSTeachingTech
You can find EdPuzzle at www.edpuzzle.com
Brandon talks to Rayna Freedman, MassCUE President and also a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an Instructional Technology Specialist. Rayna discusses great ways to engage students in the first few weeks of school and enhance student voice.
Sketchnoting, also commonly referred to as visual notetaking, is the creative and graphic process in which an individual puts thoughts on paper through the use of illustrations, symbols, structures, and texts. Manuel is a pioneer in the field of SketchNoting, and in this special double-episode, Brandon and Manuel talk about SketchNoting, the SketchNoter's Cafe at the MassCUE Fall Conference, and previews the work he's doing in his home school district outside of St. Louis.
Erin Fisher, the Pre K-12 Technology Facilitator for the East Bridgewater Public Schools, walks us through Screencastify. Screencastify is a screencasting Chrome Extension and tool which allows teachers and students to broadcast whatever is on their screens with commentary, leading to some powerful simulations, walk-throughs, and interactive lesson plans. Check out Screencastify.com or their Extension in the Chrome Web Store.
In this episode, Brandon talks to Cathy Collins of Sharon High School about the Global Education Student Showcase at MassCUE's Fall Conference, Skype in the Classroom, GeoGuessr, Google Tour Builder, Lit Trips, and National Geographic Map Maker Interactive.
Brandon Hall talks to Rochelle Cooper, Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE, about the product Adobe Spark. Rochelle explains several ways to use Spark as a teacher and with students, and also how to integrate it in all aspects of education. Rochelle also shares what's going on with MassCUE Learning Services and potential professional development opportunities.
Heidi MacGregor, the K-5 STEM Integrator for the Littleton Public Schools joins host Brandon Hall to talk about Pancake Bot, a robot that can be programmed and designed to make pancakes! Heidi talks about integrating Pancake Bot into the elementary and STEM classrooms, and some of the professional development opportunities available through MassCUE.
On this, the first episode of the MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast, host Brandon Hall and co-host Colleen Terrill talk about Vocaroo, a voice recording application, and all the possible lessons that could be used with it.
The MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast features interviews with innovative teachers, integration of technology with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Frameworks, and amazing products that you can use in your classroom today.
MassCUE: To Connect, Educate, and Inspire
Show Notes and Resources
Vocaroo - Vocaroo.com
DESE Frameworks - http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/current.html
Welcome to the MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast, a brand new podcast featuring Massachusetts Educators sharing the best of EdTech with a Massachusetts flavor. Stay tuned for future episodes with great guests, terrific tips, and perfect products to share with your classes tomorrow!