Listen in 5
By Susan Aplin
A short and sweet podcast to connect and inspire Lexington Richland 5 educators. D5 Digital Integration Specialists, Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher & Heather Reit @HReitDIS , talk education, social media, edtech and more. Our goal is to provide 5 minute podcasts for quick, easy listening. We’ll be interviewing other educators in District 5.
008 - Listen in 5: Guest Zak LaFaver
In this episode we interview Zak LaFaver, @LaFaverScience, science teacher at Spring Hill High School. In this episode, Zak talks about how he connects science and technology in his classroom. He shares the details of his Makey Makey Talking Heart Project as well as how he makes the most of his core Google tools to make interactive learning experiences for students. Plus a shout out to screenshots! Listen to hear directly from Zak. Host: Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher
December 18, 2020
007 - Listen in 5: Guest Peter Glovin, VP of Sales at BrainPop
Episode 7 is a Texas Takeover! We report from Austin, TX where several Digital Integration Specialists from Lexington Richland 5 attended the TCEA Convention. In this episode, Kelly Thacker @thacker_kelly, DIS from Dutch Fork Middle School, interviews Peter Glovin @glovo66, VP of Sales at BrainPop. Listen to Peter & Kelly talk about the origin of BrainPop (20 years ago) as a way to help a pediatrician better communicate complicated ideas to his patients. He also shares how the character Mobi was created. Want to be a guest on Listen in 5 and share what you do? Contact Susan @AplinTeacher or Heather @hreitDIS
February 27, 2020
006 - Listen in 5: Guest Sarah Poole
In our 6th episode we interview Sarah Poole, Digital Integration Specialist & Co-Magnet Chair at Seven Oaks Media Magnet Elementary School - @SevenOaksSCmm In this episode, Sarah talks about her school's focus on creation, communication and collaboration. Her students create podcasts and video projects at all grade levels. Their efforts culminate in the Golden Oaks Film Festival (on May 28th this year). Listen to learn about this amazing elementary school! Hosts: Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher and Heather Reit @hreitDIS
February 06, 2020
005 - Listen in 5: Guest Lauren Gehr
In our 5th episode we interview one of Dutch Fork High School's English teachers - Lauren Gehr @thegehrbear . In this episode, Lauren tells us how she loves the many aspects of community at DFHS. She shares about her student map projects and how her students use Wakelet and Fligrid as part of student choice assignments. Lauren also talks about how she's come to love Twitter for professional growth and new ideas. Host: Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher
January 15, 2020
004 - Listen in 5: Guest Hannah Simpson
In our 4th episode we have our first "real" guest - Hannah Simpson @CRISChorus who is the Choral Director at Crossroads Intermediate. In this episode, Heather shares her use of the flipped classroom with Pear Deck and Playposit and the difference it's made in students learning new material and differentiation. She talks about how https://www.incredibox.com/demo/ has been a great too for her students to use to create music*. She also shares how using social media has made her feel more connected to her #Pridein5 community and how it can benefit others. Host: Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher *Note from Hannah for incredibox: when you click on the link, the website will say you need to pause your ad blocker. It only does this on teacher devices - students do not have to do this step for some reason.
December 10, 2019
003 - Listen in 5: Guest Heather Reit
In our 3rd episode we interview co-host of the podcast - Heather Reit @HReitDIS Heather serves as a Digital Integration Specialist at three elementary schools in Lexington/Richland 5: Ballentine, Dutch Fork & Leaphart. Listen to Heather answer the following questions: What is your role in education? What makes your school great or special? What is one project or activity you’d like to share? What is a favorite tech tool or tip you’d like others to know about? What suggestions do you have for educators looking to grow via social media? Host: Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher
December 04, 2019
002 - Listen in 5: Guest Susan Aplin
In our second episode we start our interview format. In this episode Heather Reit @HReitDIS interviews co-host Susan Aplin @AplinTeacher , the Digital Integration Specialist at Dutch Fork High School in Lexington/Richland 5. Listen to hear the answers to these 5 questions: What is your role in education? What makes your school great or special? What is one project or activity you’d like to share? What is a favorite tech tool or tip you’d like others to know about? What suggestions do you have for educators looking to grow via social media?
November 19, 2019
001 - Our First Listen in 5 Podcast
In our first episode we introduced the podcast and our roles as Digital Integration Specialists.
October 24, 2019