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#TechItUpTalk Podcast

#TechItUpTalk Podcast

By Dr. Jocelyn McDonald
The #TechItUpTalk Podcast aspires to educate, inform, and inspire educators from teachers to school leaders on tips, tools, and resources to support the integration of technology into classroom instruction. Technology is continuing to evolve in our society and it impacts our daily interactions with each other, the way we teach and our students learning experiences. Therefore, the #TechItUpTalk Podcast is honored to learn, support and develop educators with the implementation of technology integration.
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Episode 25: Brain-Based Practices to Enhance Student Performance with Shirley Posey
In this episode of #Techitup Up Talk, Shirley Posey discusses enhancing academic performance through brain-based practices and how we can leverage technology to reimagine learning with innovative instruction. Shirley takes us on a deep dive into Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development, brain-based practices as an essential approach to developing students, and why it is imperative that educators cater to student needs of our time with technology.
April 25, 2022
Episode 24: Stimulating Student Inquiry in Science with Dr. Kris Tatiossian
In this episode of #TechItUpTalk, Dr. Kris Tatiossian, creator of CRISPR Classroom, discusses stimulating student inquiry and interest in science. Dr. Kris expounds upon the essential need to inspire and engage K-12 students in scientific concepts, reasoning, and explorations.  In addition, she shares the benefits of providing students with opportunities to connect learning to revolutionary science happening around us with emphasis on the biotechnology industry and CRISPR technology. 
April 01, 2022
Episode 23: Technology in Health and Physical Education with Felicia Ceaser-White, Francina Hollingsworth, and Paula Ceasar
In this episode of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion on technology in health and physical education with special guests Felicia Ceasar-White, Francina Hollingsworth, and Paula Ceasar. In this show, we take a deep dive into the importance of health and physical education and the impact, connections and challenges of integrating technology into instruction. In addition, we discuss tips and best practices for integrating technology in health and physical education courses.
March 21, 2022
Episode 22: Empowering Student Voice with Flipgrid featuring Sara Rodriguez
In this episode of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Sara Rodriguez as we discuss empowering Student Voice with Flipgrid. Sara shares her experience as an elementary science teacher, the importance of Student Voice, and the impact Flipgrid has made in her classroom. In this episode, she also shares tips and best practices for using Flipgrid to support instruction and empower Student Voice in the classroom.
March 01, 2022
Episode 21: Understanding Who You Serve - Using Technology to Shift Leadership Practices to Connect & Develop Relationships with Julia Andrews and Rhonda Mason
In episode 21 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Julia Andrews and Rhonda Mason as we discuss the importance of understanding who we serve as educators and how technology is shifting our practice to connect and build relationships to make a positive impact in schools.
February 01, 2022
Episode 20: Developing Teachers through Digital Leadership with Dr. Travis Taylor
In episode 20 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Dr. Travis Taylor on the importance of school leaders' role as digital leaders to support and develop teachers. In this episode, the research of William Sterrett and Jayson Richardson on Supporting Professional Development through Digital Principal Leadership is used as a foundation to guide a conversation around developing teachers through digital leadership.
January 23, 2022
Episode 19: The Art of Giving a $#!T - Using Technology to Enhance Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Queinnise Miller
In episode 19 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Dr. Queinnise Miller, author of The Art of Giving a $#!t: A Memoir & Guidebook for Urban Educators, as we discuss her book and using technology to enhance culturally responsive teaching and leading.
January 18, 2022
Episode 18: Preparing Underserved Students for College and Career Readiness with College Thriver Education
In episode 18 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Shawntia Lee, founder of College Thriver Education, on closing the achievement gap and preparing underserved students for college. In addition, learn about how the College Thriver application can support and provide solutions for students.
January 10, 2022
Episode 17: Promoting Positive Classroom Culture with ClasStars
In episode 17 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion about promoting a positive classroom culture and maintaining positive relationships with students with Moshe Fried Co-Founder and CEO of ClasStars.
January 03, 2022
Episode 16: STEM, STEAM, and Clubhouse with Denise Newsome
In episode 16 of #TechItUp Talk, Denise Newsome discusses the relevance of STEM and STEAM in education and shares highlights from the global collaboration of STEAM Camp, an unconference event hosted on Clubhouse. In addition, she shares tips, tools, and best practices to support the implementation of STEM and STEAM in education.
August 09, 2021
Episode 15: Designing for Accessibility & Promoting Students as Creators
In episode 15 of #TechItUpTalk, Katie Fielding, an instructional technology coach, discusses the importance of designing instruction for accessibility and promoting students as creators.  She also provides strategies, technology applications, and resources to support educators with accessibility and student creativity. 
July 30, 2021
Episode 14: Coaching Tech, Permission to Fail, & a "Tech-Tastrophe"
In episode 14 of #TechItUpTalk, Science Specialist and Technology Integration Coach, Chanel Johnson discusses technology’s impact on education during the pandemic, advice for educators to embrace the uncertainty of technology, developing digital skills, and technological pedagogy through personal learning networks.
July 09, 2021
Episode 13: Leveling Up Kindergarten with Tech In a Pandemic
In episode 13 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Jordan Beal, a kindergarten teacher who leverages technology to support her instruction and also shares challenges she’s faced, best practices, and how she finds creative ways to make an impact with her students.
July 01, 2021
Episode 12: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech
In episode 12 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion about dyslexia and technology with Jeannette Washington M.Ed., author of Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech. This discussion highlights challenges and potential supports for students and professionals with dyslexia as well as brings awareness to dyslexia as a narrative for opportunities in the technology industry.
April 10, 2021
Episode 11: #LeadershipMatters - A Call for Education Leaders to Embrace Technology
In Episode 11 of the #TechItUpTalk Podcast, tune into a discussion about the need for more education leaders to embrace technology as a part of their leadership practice with Dr. Travis Taylor and John Amenson.
March 22, 2021
Episode 10: Leveraging Technology to Support English Learners
In Episode 10 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion about leveraging technology to support English language learners with campus administrator, Ms. Elena SIlva-Leal, and instructional technologist, Ms. Michele Herod and Arelys Barreto.
February 24, 2021
Episode 9: Teaching with Technology During the Pandemic with Tabitha Delley
In Episode 9 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Tabitha Delley, a middle school math teacher who leverages technology to support her instruction and also shares challenges she’s faced and how she finds creative ways to make an impact with her students.
February 05, 2021
Episode 8: Embracing Technology as a Part of Your Leadership Practice
In Episode 8 of the #TechItUpTalk Podcast, tune into a discussion about school leaders embracing technological leadership into a new normal with Dr. Sharon H. Porter. Listen as she shares her experience in transitioning to virtual learning and provides tips and best practices for other educational leaders.
December 19, 2020
Episode 7: Engaging Students During Synchronous Instruction
In Episode 7 of #TechItUpTalk, learn about challenges that teachers face with engaging students in the implementation of synchronous instruction and tips and best practices to support student engagement.
November 07, 2020
Episode 6: Google Chrome Extension for Educators to Support Instructional Practices
In Episode 6 of the #TechItUpTalk Podcast, learn about Google Chrome extensions that educators should have in their digital toolbox that will enhance your instructional practices.
October 27, 2020
Episode 5: Leveraging Screencasting for Virtual Instruction and a Review of 3 Popular Screencasting Apps
In Episode 5 of #TechItUpTalk, learn about the power of screencasting when teaching in a virtual environment. In addition, listen to a review of three popular screencasting apps with pros, cons and best practices for teachers who are navigating their way through this digital journey of teaching virtually.
October 02, 2020
Episode 4: Leveraging Technology to Promote Literacy
In Episode 4 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Lois Barker, from Read Tech Write, on leveraging technology to promote literacy into instructional practices.
September 18, 2020
Episode 3: Elementary School Leaders Embracing the Transition to Virtual Learning
In Episode 3 of #TechItUpTalk, listen to elementary school leaders as they discuss their challenges and lessons learned in transitioning their campus to virtual learning as they prepare for new beginnings for the start of the new school year.
September 08, 2020
Episode 2: Embracing Technology as a Part of Leadership Practices in this New Normal
In Episode 2 of #TechItUpTalk, listen to school leaders as they discuss their experience and challenges in transitioning to virtual learning as leaders and the essential need to embrace technology as a part of their leadership practices.
August 21, 2020
Episode 1: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Transition into Virtual Instruction into a New School Year
In Episode 1 of #TechItUpTalk, listen to instructional technologists share experiences, from their lens,  about the rapid transition into virtual instructional as well as provide tips and best practices for the start of a new school year during this unprecedented time.
August 13, 2020
Introduction to the #TechItUpTalk Podcast with Dr. Mac
#TechItUpTalk is an educational technology podcast with Dr. Jocelyn McDonald.  Listen to Dr. Mac as she introduces her mission to educate and inform educators and educational stakeholders in supporting student learning through the integration of technology. 
August 13, 2020