This summertime episode features two interviews from the annual MassCUE Fall Conference. First, Brandon sits down with MassCUE Executive Director Shelley Chamberlain to talk about the role of MassCUE and the experience at the Fall Conference. In the second half of the episode, Brandon interviews Holliston Superintendent Brad Jackson, the President of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and they discuss the role of tech in education and some legislation heading to the State House.
Ever heard of an escape room? Well Erin Foley, the digital literacy teacher at Hanover Middle School is going to tell us all about how to create digital escape rooms using some of the same concepts as a physical escape room, but with Google Tools. Erin and Brandon also talk about some of the great PD that's offered during the summer months through MassCUE.
Laura Cahill of the Worcester Public Schools talks about her revolutionary professional development program using podcasts to create PD. Laura curates podcast episodes to assist teachers in remote professional development, a key strategy for engaging and assisting teachers in the current COVID crisis. We discuss her podcast PD format, our favorite podcasts, and try not to fall into Inception.
On this episode of Get a CUE, Brandon Hall talks with Quaboag Regional High School teacher John O'Neill and students Liz, Madeline, and Josh. They've redeveloped the library in their high school and turned it into an Innovation Center, staffed by teachers and students, featuring a makerspace, green screen, 3D printer, and more. The students drove the bus on this project, and it shows throughout the episode.
Catie Nasser of the Middleton Public Schools calls in to talk to Brandon about digital art, project-based learning, and her Artovation class where she and her students solve problems using STEAM principles and build some really cool stuff in the process. There's tiny houses, outdoor art installations, robotics, and more! Check Catie out on Twitter and Instagram at @CatNasser
Kim Keith, the Library Media Specialist from Dennis-Yarmouth, calls in to talk about Coding for Littles, including PBS Scratch JR and Scratch JR. Brandon and Kim talk about the changing landscape of libraries in schools, and upcoming events for MassCUE. They also find out a bit about where Kim went to 6th grade!
On this episode, Brandon Hall and Erika Sandstrom talk all things green screens in education. Erika describes how she has students set up multimedia projects, how mindfulness and social emotional learning fit in with green screens, and how a wrong turn led to a long afternoon at MassCUE.
You can find Erika Sandstrom online @GreenScreenGal on Twitter and @GreenScreenGal44 on Instagram
Check out the first ever LIVE taping of the Get a CUE podcast! Chris Gosselin and Beth Hughes stop by the 2019 MassCUE Fall Conference broadcast booth at Gillette Stadium for an interview about student voice, Flipgrid, and passion blogs. Hilarity ensues.
Follow Chris Gosselin on Twitter @cjgosselin and Beth Hughes @MsBethHughes
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!