Across the country, there is a renewed focus on laws and practices to promote quality civic education, geared toward preparing our students with the skills they need to be active participants in a democracy who are able to access and insert themselves into the democratic decision making process. Shawn talks with Mary Ellen Daneels about transforming Civic Education.
Shawn Talks with Project Based Learning (PBL) Expert Andrew Miller. Some changes take more than just making a new lesson or building a new unit. These changes can require a whole new mindset or in some cases building a new classroom culture. Project based Learning is one of these changes. Andrew Miller has been sharing his PBL expertise around the world and stops by today to discuss “Making PBL Work”
There is more to educational technology than having the tools and telling students to use them. Being thoughtful about the tasks we have students complete and the proper tools to help them express their learning. Monica Burns shares her expertise on how to prioritize learning and put “Tasks Before Apps.”
In episode 17, Greg sat down with David Lee to dig into Design Thinking. The discussion shifts from the model itself to the importance of shifting culture and mindsets to truly leverage the design thinking process.
David is an EdTech Specialist at Singapore American School and the author of Design Thinking in the Classroom. Learn more about his work at his site, David Lee EdTech and follow along with David's work on Instagram & Twitter.
At 13 years old he is a passionate advocate for personalized learning and has presented at conferences across the country. Austin Tong shares how the freedom to decide how to demonstrate his learning, has made a difference in his life.
Past guests have talked about how technology embeds values. So we went to an Edtech company with a new product to discuss just that. Eric Patenoudes shares the story of OTUS and the core values that drive their vision of education. What tools do teachers need to change how create a truly student centered and individualized experience for kids?
Will Richardson, the co-founder of Modern Learners and author of Why School? joins us to explore the complex question:
What should schools look like today & how can schools create environments that support learners in a modern, connected and information rich world?
Taylor Hyslop, an expert in the field of Social Media discusses her work, her education and the skills necessary to succeed in an industry that barely existed when she was in school. Part of our periodic examination of the modern workplace our students will inhabit.
Our EdTechTeach college, Dr. Beth Holland joins us on episode 7 to discuss the process, challenges and potential for school improvement. Through improvement science and the effort to start small and learn fast, we can potentially learn how to create sustainable change in schools and avoid institutional isomorphism.
In episode 5 we speak with Laura Fleming and unpack the why behind Maker Spaces. Laura provides her unique perspective, insight and experience to help educators new to maker spaces and those with experience get started for the upcoming school year.
Shawn interviews Martin Moran about the benefits and challenges of creating a new school. Martin shares the values and concepts that drive his work to create a school that "bends to the needs of the child," rather than forcing them to bend to the needs of the school.
One of the foundational iPad and now Chromebook apps, Book Creator has been a go to destination for educators across the country to have students create content, tell stories and unlock creative potential with technology. In this bonus episode, Greg & Dan explore the future of Book Creator with a coming update for the 2018 school year...embedding content in Book Creator!
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi joins the first episode of the So We've Been Thinking Podcast to discuss all things creativity. From the creative process, to the intersection of technology with creativity, join us for this in depth discussion about both the importance creativity in education.