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Dial IT Up

Dial IT Up

By ManACE Manitoba
Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp interview leading educational technology experts about ed tech in Manitoba.
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Dial IT Up Episode 22 where Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp are interviewed by Matteo Di Muro and Dean Vendramin
Mike and Rennie share their thoughts on technology education over the last 40ish years. We are interviewed by Matteo Di Muro (@MatteoDiMuro), Dean Vendramin (@vendi55), and they will also use this for their podcast 832 Sips (https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/832-sips-an-education-podcast/id1510901311)
43:01
June 16, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 21 (Part 2) with Rick Haley and John Finch discussing Manitoba Bill 64 - Educational Reform
Mike and Rennie host Rick Haley (semi-retired teacher and principal) and John Finch (retired from Manitoba Education, but unretired to do student placements at the UofM Faculty of Education) as they discuss the new Bill 64 which proposes dramatic changes to the structure of education in Manitoba. This is  part two where we discuss high quality learning, being 'future ready,' and excellence in teacher education.
30:29
April 22, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 21 with Rick Haley and John Finch discussing Manitoba Bill 64 - Educational Reform
Join Mike and Rennie as they host Rick Haley (semi-retired teacher and principal) and John Finch (retired from Manitoba Education, but unretired to do student placements at the UofM Faculty of Education) as they discuss the new Bill 64 which proposes dramatic changes to the structure of education in Manitoba. This is part one where we discuss governance, principals being taken out of the MTS union, and accountability. In part two we discuss high quality learning, being 'future ready,' and excellence in teacher education.
34:20
April 22, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 20 Chelsea Hockridge on Minecraft in MY
In this episode Rennie and Mike talk to Chelsea Hockridge of Mountain View School District about using Minecraft in a middle years school.
20:16
April 1, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 19 with Four Brandon U Education students - talking about effects
Mike and Rennie chat with 4 BU students Deanne Kuehn, Cristina Diaz, Jenna Michaluk, and Reid Ogilvie about how the pandemic has affected their education and what they take away from this as they look to start their careers. The pandemic has had some surprise  benefits in addition to the chellenges encountered.
33:58
March 1, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 18 with Brian Cameron - talking about eSports
Rennie and Mike talk to Brian Cameron, principal of Louis Riel Art and Tech Centre, about eSports. Brian is president of the Manitoba High School eSports Assoc (https://www.mhsea.ca/). Their League of Legends Competition starts March 4, 2021 so get your team registered.
26:60
February 8, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 17 Joel Templeman
Rennie and Mike talk with Joel Templeman who works for Tech MB training teachers how to better use technology in their teaching.. His challenge to us at the end is a unique perspective on separating ourselves from our devices and the assumptions that we make. Some links to add to the description based on the conversation: https://techmanitoba.ca/ https://www.c4smb.ca/ https://www.internetsociety.org/about-internet-society/organization-members/ (Note: The Manitoba Chapter of the Internet Society is expected to be approved in January 2021) If you are interested, sign-up free here and then join the Chapter to get involved.
36:44
January 1, 2021
Dial IT Up Episode 16 with Tyler Letkeman
Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp interview Tyler Letkeman, an English teacher in Brandon Manitoba about how he uses technology to enhance student learning with his #onewordchallenge and social issues emphasis to get students communicating with more authentic audiences.
30:38
December 1, 2020
Dial IT Up Episode 15 with Matt Henderson
Mike and Rennie chat with Matt Henderson, Asst supt of 7Oaks SD about COVID, MET schools, Tech Hub and more. Matt finished with the challenge of "Did I cause learning today? How do I know that?"
31:50
November 12, 2020
Dial IT Up Episode 14 with Zoe Bettess, Matteo Di Muro and Kirsten Thompson discussing their Twitter chat at #mbedchat
Dial IT Up Episode 14. Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp chat with Zoe Bettess, Matteo Di Muro and Kirsten Thompson discussing their Twitter chat at #mbedchat
23:54
September 30, 2020
Dial IT Up Episode 13 with Andy Mead
In this episode Mike and Rennie chat with Andy Mead, principal of Mitchell School about how teachers and students have adapted to online teaching and learning while still keeping the up the 'personal.' There are some surprising positives that can come out of this COVID19 situation. 
24:57
June 26, 2020
Dial IT Up Episode 12 with Matteo di Muro
A conversation Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp had with Matteo di Muro about teaching computer science and having students help post course material online. https://wakelet.com/@MatteoDiMuro and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmzlngN9cZTDXpWYqF8U2g
25:59
June 2, 2020
Dial I.T. Up Episode 11 with Liz LaPage and Kirsten Osborne
An interview with Liz LaPage and Kirsten Osborne from Balmoral Hall School in Winnipeg
24:15
May 1, 2020
Dial IT Up Episode 10 ManACE COVID19 Discussion
This is a discussion with some ManACE board members about how their schools and divisions are responding to school closures during the 2020 COVID19 crisis. Board members participating are Kirsten Thompson, Matteo di Muro, Leah Obach, and Devon Caldwell. Hosted by Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp. This was recorded over a Zoom call so the audio has been adjusted to try and keep the volume levels consistent.
26:18
April 3, 2020
Dial I.T. Up Episode 9 Kirsten Thompson
Kirsten Thompson is the IT consultant in Mountain View School Division and was interviewed by Mike Nantais and Rennie Redekopp In January 2020.
14:26
March 1, 2020
Dial I.T. Up Episode 8 Devin King
Rennie Redekopp interviewed Devin King, the mentor coordinator in Winnipeg School Division. Devin wrote a chapter about the use of games in the classroom for the ebook that Rennie and Mike Nantais edited called Education and Technology: Manitoba Action and Reflection.
31:53
January 30, 2020
Dial IT Up Episode 7 with Jamie Leduc
A conversation with Jamie Leduc from Sisler High School about their innovative programming.
24:09
January 10, 2020
Dial IT Up 6 Leah Obach and Devon Caldwell
Mike Nantais interviews Devon Caldwell and Leah Obach about their collaborative projects with Early Years learners.
25:25
December 17, 2019
Dial I.T. Up 5 Tara McLauchlan and Andy McKiel
An interview about Deep Learning and technology Rennie Redekopp and Mike Nantais did with Tara McLauchlan and Andy McKiel Nov. 2019
33:42
November 27, 2019
Dial I.T. Up 4 Jennifer Casa Todd
An interview about social media and education Mike Nantais did with Jennifer Casa Todd at the Riding the Wave Conference in Gimli, Manitoba, May 2019
17:14
November 27, 2019
Dial I.T. Up 3 Lisa Anne Floyd
An interview about social media and education Mike Nantais did with Lisa Anne Floyd at the Riding the Wave Conference in Gimli, Manitoba, May 2019
17:20
November 27, 2019
Dial IT Up - with Alec Couros - part 2
Part two of an interview about social media and education Mike Nantais did with Alec Courus at the Riding the Wave Conference in Gimli, Manitoba, May 2019
17:53
November 27, 2019
Dial I.T. Up - Alec Couros - Part 1
Part one of an interview about social media and education Mike Nantais did with Alec Courus at the Riding the Wave Conference in Gimli, Manitoba, May 2019
17:10
November 27, 2019