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My Tech Toolbelt

We're talking Ed Tech. The My Tech Toolbelt Podcast, hosted by Shannon Tabaldo and Brenda Argano, is an EdTech podcast where we highlight teachers using education technology in Innovating, Engaging and Inspiring ways. Visit us! www.mytechtoolbelt.com

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MTT047| Flipgrid and Keeping Students Engaged Remotely and latest updates - Ann Kozma
MTT047| Flipgrid and Keeping Engaged Remotely - Ann Kozma  Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Imagine a tech tool that works for everyone from Pre K to PhD and beyond!  Not only that, but you have complete flexibility and complete control at the same time!  Flipgrid can be as simple or as sophisticated as you want it to be, and there is no right or wrong way of doing it.  Join us today as we speak with Ann Kozma from Flipgrid as she tells us the new and exciting enhancements coming up.  If you would like to see the video portion of this podcast, you can see the video here. Ann Kozma loves to explore, share, and contribute and has spent 19 years dedicated to transforming education as a classroom teacher, Innovation & Instructional Support TOSA, and as an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid at Microsoft. Believing that “Play is our brain’s favorite way to learn,” Ann loves to bring the fun and is passionate about helping others learn how to meaningfully integrate technology into teaching and learning.  She is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015 and Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning Leader.  Contact: Ann Kozma Twitter: @annkozma723 Flipgrid Twitter: @Flipgrid   Items mentioned in Episode 47: Flipgrid website Flipgrid - Apple app Flipgrid Blog Flipgrid YouTube Channel Yaritza Villalba Flipgrid Creator page Yaritza Villalba Flipgrid Blog Matt Jenkins Flipgrid Blogpost about Technology Enhances Deaf Education The InterActive Class - Joe Merrill Andrew Easton Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain by Zaretta Hammond Pass The Baton by Kathryn Finch and Theresa Hoover   BONUS Flipgrid video on the My Tech Toolbelt YouTube Channel   #remotelearning #distancelearning #flipgrid #podcastedu #podcasting #studentconnections #flipgridforall    If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   Email us! Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there a technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us!   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
79:50 01/01/2021
MTT046| iCivics, Building Civic Knowledge in a fun way - Neil Wrona
MTT046| iCivics, Building Civic Knowledge in a fun way - Neil Wrona Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. It’s an election year!  Do your students understand the complexities of our government workings?  What a great time to learn about how our system works, while the subject is in the news every day!  Join us as we speak with Neil Wrona, a 7th grade teacher at an alternative school tasked with teaching these young people how their government works and how they can make a difference.  All in a very easy to understand and fun way! Neil Wrona is a 7th year teacher who has taught at every level in the school system and every subject other than English. Neil’s undergrad was in Communications and Rhetorical Studies, and it wasn’t until his junior year, and a class that doubled as community service, that he realized he wanted to teach. Of course, by then he thought it was far too late, so he floated around for a few years after graduation, looking for jobs where I could teach, until he finally decided to get the credits he needed and enrolled in a Masters in the Arts of Teaching program. Over the years, Neil has fallen in love with civics education and everything it can provide for students: a way to understand how decisions are made, an avenue to understand how power is wielded, and, most importantly, something that can make his students feel powerful. Once students understand that the government works FOR them, they realize that if they want change, they can make it happen. With the population Neil teaches, it’s not always easy to convince them of that, but iCivics has helped with ⅔ of that goal.    Contact: Neil Wrona Twitter: @neilwrona Email: lnwrona@gmail.com   Items mentioned in Episode 46: iCivics Website I’m just a Bill - School House Rock My Tech Toolbelt - Nearpod Episode Example Lesson Plan from Neil Wrona The Firm, Fair, Facinating Facilitator by Robert Ward   #remotelearning #distancelearning #icivics #podcastedu #podcasting #government If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   Email us! Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us!   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
64:28 10/11/2020
MTT045| Ozobot, Mighty little Robots to code and create - Nikki Jones
MTT045| Ozobot, Mighty Little Robots to code and create - Nikki Jones Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Have you seen Ozobots, perhaps in a STEAM lab or at a conference, moving around the floor or table, but didn’t understand what it was doing or how you could use it with your students?  Join us today as we speak with Nikki Jones, a 3rd Grade teacher from Virginia that loves technology, especially Ozobots.  Find out how Nikki uses the Ozobots, not only for coding, but how she also uses them for math, social studies and science! Nikki Jones, a thirteen-year veteran educator values creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Fredonia and obtained her master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University in Virginia. She currently teaches third grade at Chris Yung Elementary in Bristow, Virginia. Nikki has taught 1st grade and worked as an Instructional Technology Coach. She has presented at Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) and numerous conferences, served as a lead mentor for new teachers and as team leader for the past four years. Technology plays a major role in her classroom as it is used daily to help facilitate learning and engage students. As an Ozobot Certified Educator she shares innovative lessons and her experiences taking risks to integrate the Ozobots and computer science into core content areas. She is a life-long learner who continues to reinvent herself. She is passionate about sharing her love for technology-integrated education and committed to helping other educators to feel comfortable using technology in their classrooms.   Contact: Nikki Jones Twitter: @mrsjones72812 Email: mrsjones72812@gmail.com   Items mentioned in Episode 45: Ozobot Donors Choose Seesaw Project Based Learning Nikki’s Ozobot Learning Library #remotelearning #distancelearning #ozobot #podcastedu #podcasting #ozosquad #letthekidslead #ozosquad   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   Email us! Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us!   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
43:24 07/26/2020
MTT044| Podcasting with your Students - Brian Briggs
MTT044| Podcasting with your Students - Brian Briggs Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Have you thought about podcasting with your students, but don’t know where to start?  Join us today as we speak with Brian Briggs, the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District in California.  Brian shares with us why podcasting with your students is so beneficial and just how easy it is to get started.   Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands-on science. Brian is most excited about STEAM, the creation of projects, and getting students engaged. He also loves seeing the excitement of students and teachers working together as teams to create or complete a desired goal. On top of the teachable moments, Brian lives for the ooo and aahh moments that happen during instruction. Contact: Brian Briggs Twitter: @BriBriggs Email: bbriggs@plusd.org Check This Out Podcast   Items mentioned in Episode 44: Joe Sanfelippo Online Voice Recorder Anchor FM Soundtrap John Samuelson Techlandia Podcast Brent Warner Podcast The Way I Heard It Podcast Listenwise TOSAS Talking Tech Podcast The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire This Week In Tech Podcast with Leo Laporte The Rewatchables Podcast   #remotelearning #distancelearning #nowlistening #podcastedu #podcasting #studentpodcast We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us! Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
50:44 06/09/2020
MTT043 Bonus| Seesaw with Distance Learning - Megan Madden
MTT043 Bonus| Seesaw with Distance Learning - Megan Madden Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. In Episode 43 - Seesaw in the Classroom, Megan Madden shared with us how she has been using Seesaw in her classroom with great success.  Just a short time later, the whole world was shutting down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Everything escalated very quickly, and teachers, districts and students found themselves having to transition to Distance Learning almost overnight.  In this Bonus episode, Megan shares with us the obstacles she faced in the transition, and how she returned to one of her favorite tech tools in her toolbelt, Seesaw, to help her with her students.  Find out why this was the perfect fit once again.  If you haven’t listened to Episode 43 yet, make sure you listen to that one as well to hear how she used Seesaw in her classroom.   Megan Madden is a Bay Area native and enjoys learning, community, and creating new ways to engage and excite my students. She attended Saint Mary’s College of California and earned my B.A in English Literature and minored in Theatre Arts. She continued at Saint Mary’s and went on to earn my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Megan began her teaching career at a Montessori Elementary School in Pleasanton, CA where she learned the art of hands-on exploration and differentiation. She then transitioned into the traditional classroom and continued to teach at a Catholic School in the Oakland Diocese. Megan’s desire to continue offering my students a tailored learning experience and an environment prepared for learning and exploring and began incorporating technology in order to balance the needs of her students within the constraints of the traditional classroom. She enjoyed watching her students thrive in this blended learning environment and was inspired to go back to school to earn her Masters in 21st Century Learning and Technology from Brandman University. Megan has a passion for integrating technology into her pedagogy and hopes to inspire others to explore new ways to teach and make an impact on students everywhere.   Contact: Megan Madden Twitter: @MyAppyClassroom Email: megan.n.madden@gmail.com Megan Madden’s Seesaw Slidedeck (with QR code for a free Premium month): MM Seesaw Slidedeck Instagram:  MyAppyClassroom   Items mentioned in Episode 43 Bonus: Seesaw website Seesaw Twitter The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong   #remotelearning #distancelearning #nowlistening #podcastedu #seesaw #digitalportfolio #seesawchat   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us!   Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts - My Tech Toolbelt Google Podcasts - My Tech Toolbelt Spotify - My Tech Toolbelt or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
56:59 05/15/2020
MTT043| Seesaw in the Classroom - Megan Madden
MTT043| Seesaw in the Classroom - Megan Madden Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. It’s so great when each of your students have their own devices.  But what happens when you have 31 student projects on 31 devices?  It means a lot of time on the Teacher collecting, grading, distributing, and managing both the projects and the devices.  Join us today as we speak with Megan Madden, a 3rd Grade Teacher from California.  Megan shares with us why Seesaw works so well for her and her classroom.  Also, listen in to how much the parents love it as well.  One more thing, this episode will be a short series on Seesaw.  This is the “Seesaw in the Classroom” episode, our next one coming up will be “Seesaw with Distance Learning”, so be sure to subscribe to our podcast because you don’t want to miss that one! Megan Madden is a Bay Area native and enjoys learning, community, and creating new ways to engage and excite my students. She attended Saint Mary’s College of California and earned my B.A in English Literature and minored in Theatre Arts. She continued at Saint Mary’s and went on to earn my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Megan began her teaching career at a Montessori Elementary School in Pleasanton, CA where she learned the art of hands on exploration and differentiation. She then transitioned into the traditional classroom and continued to teach at a Catholic School in the Oakland Diocese. Megan’s desire to continue offering my students a tailored learning experience and an environment prepared for learning and exploring and began incorporating technology in order to balance the needs of her students within the constraints of the traditional classroom. She enjoyed watching her students thrive in this blended learning environment and was inspired to go back to school to earn her Masters in 21st Century Learning and Technology from Brandman University. Megan has a passion for integrating technology into her pedagogy and hopes to inspire others to explore new ways to teach and make an impact on students everywhere. Contact: Megan Madden Twitter: @MyAppyClassroom Email: megan.n.madden@gmail.com Megan Madden’s Seesaw Slidedeck (with QR code for a free Premium month): MM Seesaw Slidedeck Instagram:  MyAppyClassroom   Items mentioned in Episode 43: Seesaw website Seesaw Twitter The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong   #nowlistening #podcastedu #seesaw #ipad #ChromeBooks #Chrome #digitalportfolio #seesawchat We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us! Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
52:50 04/29/2020
MTT042| Creating with Chrome - Ryan O'Donnell
MTT042| Creating with Chrome - Ryan O’Donnell Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Are you at a school with a lot of Chrome Books?  How are you using them? Are your students consumers or creators?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn on your student’s creative side and see where it would lead them?  Join us today as we speak with Ryan O’Donnell, a high school Video Production teacher from California. He shares with us so many creative ways to have your students Creating with Chrome in no time.  And just wait until you check out his unbelievable templates that he is sharing with you!   Ryan O’Donnell is currently a Video Production teacher at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. Before teaching video, he was a TOSA and social studies teacher and has been in education for 20 years. Ryan’s passionate about professional development for teachers with a focus on using tools, techniques and strategies in order to help students become more engaged and connected. Along with being a full time teacher, he is a podcaster, co-hosting the ed tech podcast, "Check This Out" as well as a presenter at various workshops and conferences throughout the country. You can connect with Ryan and find all his resources on his website www.creativeedtech.com   Contact: Ryan O’Donnell Twitter: @creativeedtech Email: ryan@creativeedtech.com Website: CreativeEdTech.com YouTube: Ryan O’Donnell  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU3vw2FXs7n1eBOLHsUTm_g   Items mentioned in Episode 42: Check This Out Podcast Screencastify Camtasia Snag It Mike Rowe - Speaking to Congress video Carol Dweck Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell   #nowlistening #podcastedu #googleslides #ChromeBooks #Chrome We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us! Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
55:56 02/20/2020
MTT041| Digital Design Strategies - Martin Cisneros
MTT041| Digital Design Strategies - Martin Cisneros Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Wouldn’t it be great if you could customize information that you want to give your students so that every student could understand at their reading level?  What about being able to show websites to your class without pop-ups and advertisements? These are just a couple of the tech tools that are shared by our guest, Martin Cisneros. Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is a Modern Learning Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates professional learning experiences on the most current educational trends to improve teaching and learning through innovative processes. He has developed many blended curricular programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have rolled out country-wide. Martin has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Canada, and Latin America.   Contact: Martin Cisneros Twitter: @TheTechProfe Email: TheTechProfe@gmail.com Website: TheTechProfe.com  LinkedIn: MartinCisneros   YouTube: TheTechProfe https://www.youtube.com/user/thetechprofe Additional Websites: innovations.sccoe.org & bit.ly/sccoebadges   Items mentioned in Episode 41: CUE Bold ISTE Mercury Reader Crafty184.com Resoomer SummarizeBot TLDR Smmry.com Google Translate DeepL.com Read&Write   ELL Teacher’s Toolbox by Larry Ferlazzo EduPprotocols by Marlena Hebern and Joe Corippo   #googleextension #googleslides #collaboration #CommonCore   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if you find our podcast helpful!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Contact us   Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
70:21 12/20/2019
MTT040| Pear Deck, Creating Classroom Conversations - Kristan Morales
MTT040| Pear Deck, Creating Classroom Conversations - Kristan Morales Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Imagine if you could engage every student in your class, every day. What if you could instantly see who’s confused and who’s ready for more? That’s the power of Pear Deck.  Join us as we speak with Kristan Morales and how she uses Pear Deck in her math classes to get responses from her students, either named or anonymously. Kristan Morales is a High School Math Teacher in Temecula, California.  Instructional Leadership Corps with CTA and Stanford, CTA Liaison to CA Math Council, Temecula Educators Association Instruction and Professional Development Chair, Southwest Riverside County Think Tank Facilitator for Institute for Teaching, CUE Conference Planning Committee and Volunteer Coordinator, CUE Rockstar Faculty.    Contact: Kristan Morales Twitter: @kristanmorales1 Kristan’s 3-Act Math presentation   Pear Deck is offering a Premium Access trial link to share with our listeners! Click the link below: http://bit.ly/2rfDfiL   Items mentioned in Episode 40: CUE Bold Pear Deck 3 Act Math Quizlet   The Growth Mindset by Annie Brock What’s Math Got to Do With It? by Jo Boaler EduPprotocols by Marlena Hebern and Joe Corippo Routines for Reasoning by Grace Kelemanik, Amy Lucenta and Susan Janssen Creighton Closeline Math by Chris Shore   #peardeck #googleslides #collaboration #RichMathTask #CommonCore   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
47:45 11/21/2019
MTT039| Empatico, Connecting Classrooms Around The World - Wendy Turner
MTT039| Empatico, Connecting Classrooms Around The World - Wendy Turner Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Empatico gives teachers and students the tools they need to explore the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy.  Empatico combines live video with activities designed to foster meaningful connections. Wendy Turner teaches 2nd grade at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA. She is passionate about connecting learning in the classroom to the real world in all areas of study.  Deeply committed to social-emotional learning, she guides her students to embody respect, empathy, resilience, citizenship, and growth mindset through dynamic classroom experiences. She advocates for educating the whole child, trauma invested learning environments, equitable school breakfast practices and is committed to high quality science and STEM education. An associate with Education Hall, she provides professional development and training on social emotional learning and trauma invested learning environments. Wendy was named a Compassion Champion by the Governor’s office in 2019. She is the 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year, a 2016 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Teaching Science, and a 3 time Empatico Empathy Project Fellow. She is also a 2018 NEA Foundation Excellence in Education Award Recipient, a 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and a No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Fellow, Wendy is a regular contributor to education blogs and positive conversations about education on Twitter.  Contact: Wendy Turner Twitter: @mswendymturner Wendy Turner’s Delaware Teacher of the Year 2017 Facebook Page   Items mentioned in Episode 39: Schoolinka.ng Global Goals Rubber Bracelets Daniel Lubetsky NEA Foundation talk Rita Pierson TED Talk Fostering Resilient Learners by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
51:47 10/31/2019
MTT038| Assistive Technology Part 3, Dive Into UDL - Luis Perez & Kendra Grant
MTT038| Assistive Technology Part 3, Dive Into UDL - Luis Perez & Kendra Grant Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Luis Perez joins us again with co-author, Kendra Grant, of the book “Dive Into UDL”. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing instruction that meets the needs of every learner. They discuss an overview of UDL, showing how to offer flexibility in methods of presentation, student participation and expression to support high achievement for all students, including those with disabilities or limited English proficiency.  “Dive into UDL” shows K-12 educators how to incorporate UDL in their instructional design and engage in continuous professional growth. The book also appeals to those in coaching positions and to administrators seeking to support their staff. The book offers three modes of entry to allow educators to “start where they are” in their understanding of UDL and how it applies to their areas of instruction; shows educators how to enhance and transform their instructional practices by applying a UDL lens to analyze and redesign lessons; illustrates how to design accessible materials and use technology to provide more options for learners; and highlights how UDL is foundational to inquiry-based, project-based and constructivist hands-on learning. Luis Perez Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. In this role, he promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. He was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, and as a Google in Education Certified Educator in 2014, and he is the current President of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which named him its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). His work has also appeared in publications such Teaching Exceptional Children, Closing the Gap Solutions, THE Journal, and The Loop Magazine.  In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured on Better Photography magazine, Business Insider, the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald.  Contact: Luis Perez Luis Perez’s Website Twitter: @eyeonaxs Instagram: Luis Perez Instagram Email: lfperez411@gmail.com   Kendra Grant Kendra Grant has held many roles in education, including teacher, district special education coordinator and assistive technology (AT) specialist in a large school district. She currently works with Quillsoft as director of professional development and learning, and was formerly co-founder and chief education officer for a professional learning company delivering large-scale technology implementation across North America. Grant holds a master’s of educational technology from the University of British Columbia with a focus on professional learning, eLearning (K-20) and the application of UDL to both. She is a past president of ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network. Contact: Kendra Grant Kendra Grant’s Website Twitter: @KendraFGrant   Items mentioned in Episode 38: Three principles of UDL Multiple Means of Engagement Multiple Means of Representation Multiple Means of Action and Expression National Center on Accessible Educational Materials Twitter: AEM_Center   Luis Perez’s TED Talk for ISTE UDL FETC ATIA Conference Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age Dive Into UDL by Luis Perez and Kendra Grant Learning On The Go by Luis Perez   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
42:44 10/11/2019
MTT037| Thrively, Strength Based Education - Judy Blakeney and Tricia Gee
MTT037| Thrively, Strength Based Education - Judy Blakeney and Tricia Gee Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Tired of only looking at what your students are doing wrong?  Interested in building up your student’s self-esteem? Join us as we look at Thrively, where they look at student’s strengths instead of their weaknesses.   Judy Blakeney is an English and Career Technical Education teacher at Aliso Viejo Middle School (Capistrano Unified School District). She also serves as the #CUEchat coordinator, organizing CUE’s weekly Twitter chat that supports CUE’s Leadership, Rockstar, Affiliates, Learning Networks, and Authors connection with CUE members. As a Google Innovator and Trainer, she enjoys exploring ways to support innovative, interactive, and learner-centered professional learning. Her Google Innovator project, StrengthBasedEDU provides professional learning for teachers focusing on their own and students’ strengths, using technology tools like Thrively, Flipgrid, and Google Sites for student digital portfolios. She actively participates in two California Teachers Association-affiliated organizations, the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) and Institute for Teaching (IFT), expanding her strength-based educational work. In the 2018-2019 school year, she was awarded a $5,000 grant from the IFT titled, “Prepare for the Future: Coding and Career Focused Education,” to support her strength-based work in her middle school CTE classroom. Additionally, she is pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Technology at Boise State University, currently working on her dissertation focused on the use of Twitter for educator professional learning.   Contact: Judy Blakeney Twitter: @judyblakeney Instagram: judyblakeney1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judy.blakeney LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-blakeney/ YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgd0J-6DLwW0ULbZ8_f52-A?view_as=subscriber Website: StrengthbasedEDU.com   Over the last 15+ years, Tricia has taught English language arts, History-Social Science 8, and Pre-AP Language and Composition to 7th and 8th graders, and in addition to teaching, she is entering her 2nd year as a part-time TOSA. After a full day of work, Tricia is actively involved with her association as Vice-President, and she is part of CTA’s Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC), Institute for Teaching (IFT) and IFT’s Research and Design Think Tank. Through these three organizations, she has had an opportunity to work on building a #StrengthBasedEDU culture around Strength-Based, Teacher Driven Change.  Contact: Trisha Gee Twitter: @drtriciagee   Items mentioned in Episode 37: Thrively www.teacherdrivenchange.org National Education Association (NEA) Digital Portfolios Strength Finders   Your Child’s Strengths by Jennifer Fox Essential Assessment By Cassie Erkins Collaborative Common Assessments By Cassie Erkins   We would love to hear from you!  Have you tried strength based education?  Are you going to try Thrively with your students? Have you taken the assessment yourself? Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might enjoy it.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
53:35 09/19/2019
MTT036| 360 Math Remix - Ed Campos Jr
MTT036| 360 Degree Math Remix - Ed Campos Jr Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Looking to step up you game in the classroom? Turn your math class into a fun and engaging atmosphere where your students don’t feel like they are an island, but are in a community. Ed Campos Jr. Ed currently works for Brown University as a Program Manager for the Brown Computer Science Department’s “Bootstrap” Computer Science curriculum that integrated CS into Core Content areas like Math, Science and Social Science.  He also works as a Lead Learner for CUE and does professional development under his own Consulting, “Mathletic Performance.” He’s taught high school Math and Computer Science for over 14 years in the San Joaquin Valley and was instrumental in creating a model 21st century math learning space that allows his students to express themselves, present, and teach their peers in a multitude of ways.  Ed was also named the Central Valley CUE Educator of the Year in 2014. He has a passion for travel, technology, and for empowering students and colleagues with the skills and knowledge that make the classroom more fun and effective because they deserve it.     Contact: Ed Campos Jr. Twitter: @edcamposjr twitter Instagram: @edcamposjr Facebook: Eddie Campos Jr. Blog: EdCamposJr.com   Items mentioned in Episode 36: 360 Degree Math Peter Liljedahl 3 Act Math VisualPatterns.org Flippity.net @wipebook Bootstrapworld.org @bootstrapworld Documentary: Teach   The Space: A Guide for Educators, by Robert Dillon and Rebecca Hare Mathematical Mindsets, by Jo Boaler   Go Write whiteboards, bit.ly/GoWriteWB www.geeo.org (global exploration for educators organization) Gallery Learning  #VNPS - Vertical Non Permanent Surfaces #360Math #Math360 We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us  Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
60:40 06/27/2019
MTT035| Assistive Technology Part 2, Learning on the Go - Luis Perez
MTT035| Assistive Technology Part 2, Learning on the Go - Luis Perez Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Luis Perez joins us again to talk about the tools you can add to your tech toolbelt for Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  While UDL is the framework, the technology is the tools to implement and practice using UDL in the classroom. Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. In this role, he promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. He was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, and as a Google in Education Certified Educator in 2014, and he is the current President of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which named him its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). His work has also appeared in publications such Teaching Exceptional Children, Closing the Gap Solutions, THE Journal, and The Loop Magazine.  In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured on Better Photography magazine, Business Insider, the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald.   “We need to provide options for how we engage learners, how we present information to them, and then how we allow them to respond and show their understanding.”, Luis Perez.   Contact: Luis Perez Luis Perez’s Website Twitter: @eyeonaxs Instagram: Luis Perez Instagram Email: lfperez411@gmail.com   Items mentioned in Episode 35: Three principles of UDL Multiple Means of Engagement Multiple Means of Representation Multiple Means of Action and Expression National Center on Accessible Educational Materials Twitter: AEM_Center ABLE Framework Access to Content and Tools Built in support for Variability Leveraging Multimedia Expression and Creativity Luis Perez’s TED Talk for ISTE UDL Due App Read and Write for Google Chrome MindNode GoodNotes Voice Dream Reader Noteability Adobe Spark Clips Explain Everything iMovie Book Creator TouchCast FETC ATIA Conference   Dive Into UDL Learning On The Go by Luis Perez   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
61:31 06/13/2019
MTT034| Shadow A Student, CUE BOLD 19 - Devon Young
MTT034| Shadow A Student, CUE BOLD 19 - Devon Young Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. The Shadow a Student Challenge is a crash course in empathy that starts with seeing school through a student's eyes. It helps school leaders find meaningful opportunities to improve the experience for students, and take insight-driven action to create change at their schools. #ShadowAStudent Twitter: @k12lab K12lab at Stanford D School website PBS News Hour Video on Shadow A Student   Devon Young began her career in education as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working at a non-profit that matches low-income middle school students in workplace-based apprenticeships. It was during this experience that Devon was able to see the power of inspiring students through hands-on, experiential learning, and realized the need to engage with educators to catalyze change in schools. At the d.school Devon has worked on the Project Fellowship team and the K12 Lab Network, and today works as the Program Manager and Learning Experience Designer for the K12 Lab Network. From leading the international Shadow a Student Challenge to delivering innovative professional development to educators through Discover Design Thinking workshops, Devon feels lucky to work with the K12 Lab Network where every day she is surrounded by educators striving to improve the world around them for their students.   CUE BOLD “The CUE BOLD Symposium will take teachers, administrators, and district leaders on a deep dive into the world of blended and online lesson design.This event will challenge all educators to meet and lead their students in the 21st century with a focus on the symbiotic relationship of learning environment design, digital learning systems, and rethinking traditional lesson design as the essential components to launching a personalized 1:1 learning environment.”   Items mentioned in Episode 34: Creative Confidence Little Bets   The Space, A Guide for Educators - Rebecca Hare   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
62:15 05/30/2019
MTT033| Learning Like Finland, a Principal's observation - Nicole Johnson
MTT033| Learning like Finland, a Principal’s observation - Nicole Johnson Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Join a Principal's journey in going to Finland to observe their school system. Nicole Johnson is an Elementary School Principal from Los Angeles, California.  She was selected to join a group of Principals from the Los Angeles area to go to Finland to observe how their school system is run, based on the book, “Teach Like Finland”. Nicole received her Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from Cal State Long Beach.  While in school she supported herself by working as a nanny for a special needs child.  Upon graduation she applied for and was hired as the 3rd grade teacher of St. Aloysius School.  Having grown up in a small town, adjusting to life in an inner city was a bit of a struggle for Nicole; however St. Aloysius School eventually worked its way into her heart.  While serving as a teacher, she received her Master’s in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. She later received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master’s in Education from Loyola Marymount University.  After having served as the 3rd grade teacher for five years, she was asked to step into the position of principal. She reluctantly accepted the position due to her limited experience, and the fact that she had newborn twins at home. However, she has since served as principal of St. Aloysius School for 11 years, during which time she has increased enrollment by nearly 30% and has received over a million dollars in grants and renovations.  She has also restructured the educational system to make the curriculum more student-centered and student-driven, which includes the integration of Blended Learning and STEM pedagogical practices. Nicole is currently completely the ISLA program at Loyola Marymount University, after which she will receive an Administrative Credential and a Masters in Administration. Nicole has three children.   Contact: Nicole Johnson Email: n.johnson@staloysiusla.org   Items mentioned in Episode 33: Kiva Learning Scoop   Teach Like Finland Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
80:01 05/16/2019
MTT032| Beginning Blended Learning, a Principal's perspective - Amanda Johnston
MTT032| Beginning Blended Learning, a Principal’s perspective - Amanda Johnston Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Follow a Principal's journey in starting her school with Blended Learning. Amanda Johnston is an St. Mary Elementary School Principal from Escondido, California.  She was set to teach 3rd Grade in the Fall, but plans changed and she was asked if she would be interested in taking over as Principal instead.  This was in July and school started in August. Amanda shares with us her journey of continuing with a promise made to the students, faculty and families of St. Mary school.  They would become a Blended Learning school. Mrs. Johnston talks about finding the right people to connect and collaborate with.  She also talks about how important empowering your staff is. She discusses her insights, struggles, and even a tech failure. St. Mary Escondido Twitter - @stmaryescondido St. Mary Escondido Instagram - @stmaryescondido   Contact: Amanda Johnston Twitter: @smsmrsjohnston Email: ajohnston@stmesc.org   Items mentioned in Episode 32: Loyola Marymount IDEAL Institute STEMscopes Dr. Anita Kreide - Twitter Lexia Core 5 Power Up ST Math - Spatial-Temporal Math Imagine Math Alex   Good To Great Design Thinking for School Leaders EduProtocols   SMA Audio Experience Podcast   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
61:43 05/02/2019
MTT031| Assistive Technology 1, dipping our toe in the water - Luis Perez
MTT031| Assistive Technology Part 1, Technology Makes Things Possible - Luis Perez Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. An introduction to the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. They provide resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). National Center on Accessible Educational Materials #AEM4all Twitter: AEM_Center Facebook: AEM Center   Luis Perez Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. In this role, he promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. He was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, and as a Google in Education Certified Educator in 2014, and he is the current President of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which named him its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). His work has also appeared in publications such Teaching Exceptional Children, Closing the Gap Solutions, THE Journal, and The Loop Magazine.  In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured on Better Photography magazine, Business Insider, the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald.   Contact: Luis Perez Luis Perez’s Website Twitter: @eyeonaxs Instagram: Luis Perez Instagram Email: lfperez411@gmail.com   Items mentioned in Episode 31: Luis Perez’s TED Talk for ISTE UDL SETT - Student, Environment, Task, Tools The End of Average by Todd Rose The KIPP program Office Lens App for IOS Office Lens App for Android Designing for Accessibility with POUR Cadet Dive Into UDL Learning On The Go by Luis Perez   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
70:12 04/18/2019
MTT030| Freckle For Everyone Part 2, Helping the First Year Teacher stay on track - Kristen Johnson
MTT030| Freckle For Everyone Part 2, Helping the First Year Teacher stay on track - Kristen Johnson Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Kristen Johnson from Alabama was a first year teacher that was feeling a bit unsure of her progression with her students during the second half of the year.  Join us as we talk about how Freckle helped her students prepare for their mandatory testing in April. Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science. Freckle Kristen Johnson Alabama Teacher of the Year Nominee (2018-2019)Nick's Kids Teacher Excellence Award Recipient (2016) Kristen tells us, “My passion for teaching began when I was a nine-year-old girl in fourth grade. After being inspired by a truly enthusiastic teacher who was eager for students to learn and find their individual passions, I decided to pursue a future in teaching myself. As early as fifteen years old, a junior in high school, I started volunteering in classrooms and participated in several teaching opportunities including tutoring and small group leadership. In 2015, I graduated from The University of Alabama with Cum Laude honors, a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Letter of Intent with the Tuscaloosa County School System. In July 2015, I accepted a position at Maxwell Elementary School, fulfilling my dream of becoming a fourth-grade teacher. I taught fourth grade for two years and ventured into a split classroom including both fourth and fifth graders for the 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 school years. In the past two years, I have strived to push myself to be the best teacher I could be by including a multitude of technology, student choice activities, and small group instruction in our daily routines. Currently, I am working on my Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama. In the future, I plan to achieve National Board Certification.” Contact: Kristen Johnson Facebook: @pencilsandpedagogy Instagram: Pencils and Pedagogy Teachers Pay Teachers: TPT Pencils and Pedagogy Pinterest: Pinterest Pencils and Pedegogy Email: kejohnson@tcss.net   Items mentioned in Episode 30: Freckle Lighthouse School - The Leader In Me   BookBub Kids Deserve It The Wild Card Pay It Forward Pay It Forward - Young Readers Edition   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO THE SHOW!  Please share this podcast with someone you think might benefit.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
56:04 04/04/2019
MTT029| #CUE19 - Jon Corippo
MTT029| #CUE19 Recap - Jon Corippo www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt  #MyTechToolbeltInstagram: My Tech Toolbelt Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Review of the CUE Spring 2019 Ed Tech Conference. We also catch up with CUE Executive Director, Jon Corippo. CUE CUE is the ISTE Affiliate for California and Nevada. Twitter: @cueincInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cueinc/?hl=en Jon Corippo Proven excellence as a presenter and event organizer: Routinely plans and executes small, medium and large ed tech training and educational events that are well presented and get very high marks from audiences. Developed and executed training for over 45,000 educators from 2015-2018. Co-author of The Eduprotocol Field Guide, an Amazon Best Seller. Lead the CUE staff for Fall CUE and Spring CUE events, including all aspects of the events (marketing, logistics, innovation and vendor relations). Award winning and renowned for innovation in the use of Apple products in a large group of Ed Tech communities, including Apple Distinguished Educator Network, Google Certified Teachers, Computer Using Educators (CUE), Central Valley CUE and ISTE. Grew CUE membership from 9500 to 23,000. Planned and implemented the complete design of Minarets HS, including Challenge Based Curriculum, MacBook imaging and rollout, wireless infrastructure standards, classroom pedagogy, staff recruitment and hiring. While serving as Chief Innovation Officer at CUE, grew the number of teachers served by over 200% over a 3 year span, with over 90% positive feedback. Expert trainer of adult educators and students:Honored to be an ADE and GCT, as well as highly sought after presenter on many subjects, including Film and Video production, Lesson Planning and Design, School Culture, Ed Tech tools and very popular in Apple Executive Briefings as well as Apple Training Events. Lead Learner for Google Teacher Academy, Mountain View 2014. Has lead international events in Mexico, Austria, and Australia. Internationally connected Personal Learning Network via email, Web and Twitter: Connected to a wide variety of educators, Ed Tech leaders and administrators. Items mentioned in Episode 29: Alice Chen twitter John Eick Martin Cisneros Eric Thomas Kristina Ishmael Alice Keeler Brent Coley Parkinson’s Law The History of Work NCLB EduProtocols   CUE Bold #CUE19 #BigName #BigFan   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Thank you so much for joining us today for Episode 29 of the My Tech Toolbelt Podcast!    
69:48 03/21/2019
MTT028| 3Doodler, the 3D Printer in your hand, MTT Anniversary, CUE it up! #CUE19 - Maxwell Bogue
MTT028| 3Doodler, the 3D Printer in your hand, MTT Anniversary, CUE it up! #CUE19 - Maxwell Bogue www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. 3Doodler The 3D printing pen was an invention of accidental genius, creativity and quick thinking. What started out as an error from a 3D printer, turned into an amazing venture into a handheld way to create 3D objects. The 3Doodler went on to raise nearly $4 million USD in two successful Kickstarts and has since become the best-selling 3D printing product of all-time. Contact: 3Doodler Twitter: @3Doodler Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/3doodler/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/3Doodler Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3doodler/   Items mentioned in Episode 28: 3Doodler #CUE19 #BigFan We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
56:14 03/07/2019
MTT027| Freckle For Everyone, Differentiation Platform For K-12, Part 1 - Sarah Emerling
MTT027| Freckle for Everyone, Differentiation Platform For K-12, Part 1 - Sarah Emerling www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Looking for a way to differentiate instruction for everyone in the classroom?  Well, you are in for a treat as we speak with Sarah Emerling, a Special Education teacher from South Carolina where we talk about Freckle.  She tells us how Freckle wants to reach all of your students at the level that’s best for them! Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science. Freckle   Sarah Emerling received her Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education, National Board Certified as Exceptional Needs Specialist. She also was the District Teacher of the Year Finalist two times. Sarah tells us, “My name is Sarah Emerling, and I co-teach in fourth and fifth grade. I'm married to Chris Emerling, a high school English teacher (who also really loves technology). We have two awesome kids, who both come to school with me every day. I graduated from SUNY Geneseo with dual certification in both elementary education and special education. This is my eighteenth year of teaching, and I absolutely love this job. True co-taught inclusion classes are where my heart lives.  Students in co-taught classes get the benefit of having two teachers for that class period. My role is to serve and support all students in those classes, as well as supporting teachers as they strive to meet our students' unique needs. I am an enormous advocate of educational technology and teaching students to create their own learning. I am thrilled to be a part of the Full Circle Technology program, allowing students that I work with to have laptops at their disposal daily. As we explore the 1:1 technology environment, our students are learning essential 21st century skills that will help them throughout their lives. Freckle has been a game-changer in my classroom. We first started using the free edition several years ago and fell in love. It is an adaptive math program that meets students at their level. They can work to catch up on skills they haven't mastered, while at the same time progressing through skills that are above grade level in other domains. The students are highly engaged in the program and the data it generates is phenomenal. There are many different ways to track data, incentivize learning, and engage students. It's a flexible and fantastic program.” Contact: Sarah Emerling Twitter: @iLessonLady Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/butler5/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iLessonLady Email: semerling@acpsd.net #DataNinja   Items mentioned in Episode 27: Freckle   Sarah Emerling’s Teachers Pay Teachers page Kids Deserve It Sparks In The Dark   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?  Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
50:32 02/21/2019
MTT026| OER, Oh My! Open Educational Resources - Kristina Ishmael
MTT026 OER, Oh My!, Open Educational Resources - Kristina Ishmael Looking for a way to have enhanced or a alternative resources for your curriculum?  Well, you are in for a treat as we speak with Kristina Ishmael from New America where we talk about Open Educational Resources, or OER.  She explains what type of resources are available, licensing, and how you can use the resources once you have them. Kristina’s enthusiasm about OER will have you excited to see how you can use OER in your school. Open Educatonal Resources (OER), are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge.   www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment to remove roadblocks for student access to resources and provide professional learning for educators. Ishmael currently serves as the Senior Project Manager of the Learning Technologies Project on the Education Policy Program at New America. This role allows her to directly support states, districts, and educators rethinking the role of instructional materials to create deeper learning opportunities for students. She brings her strong facilitation skills, experience leading a national initiative, and energy into every project. Kristina is passionate about changing teaching and learning to provide more equitable access and opportunities to all learners.Previously, Kristina was the K-12 Open Education Fellow at the Office of Educational Technology where she developed and grew the #GoOpen movement. Prior to her work at the U.S. Department of Education, she worked as the Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education where she led professional learning and advocated for school librarians. This experience granted her a unique perspective on leveraging educational technology in urban, suburban, and rural school systems. Before her role with the state, Kristina was a teacher to high-risk elementary ELL students in Omaha, Nebraska.   Contact: Kristina Ishmael Twitter: @kmishmael Instagram: @kmishmael Email: ishmael@newamerica.org   Items mentioned in Episode 26: newamerica.org Pre K - 12 OER   COERLL Creative Commons GEEO Discounted trips for Educators OER Commons The Daily 5 Guided Reading The Sun and Her Flowers Bored and Brilliant   Where in the world is Kristina Ishmael in 2019? (sung to the tune of Carmen SanDiego, of course)ISTE Digital Leadership Summit (Santa Clara), Jan. 18-20#GoOpen Regional Summit (Indianapolis), Jan. 24EduCon (Philly), Jan. 25-27TCEA (San Antonio), Feb. 6-75Sigma (Denver), Feb. 22-23CUE (Palm Springs), Mar. 14-16CoSN Pre-Conference (Portland), Mar. 31-Apr. 1DLAC (Austin), Apr. 2-3#GoOpen Regional Summit (San Diego), Apr. 15CUE BOLD (San Diego), May 4-5Creative Commons Summit (Lisbon, Portugal), May 9-11Summer Tech Institute (Norfolk, NE), May 29-30ISTE (Philly), June 23-26ISTE U: Intro to OER course - to be released at ISTE conference, June 2019Website: https://www.newamerica.org/in-depth/prek12-oer-in-practice/   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
88:45 02/07/2019
MTT025| Mad for MinecraftEDU - James Pike and Neal Manegold
Wouldn’t it be great to use technology that students already love and many are using already? Join us in our conversation with James Pike and Neal Manegold where they tell us about the different ways you can use MinecraftEDU in your classroom.  Don’t be afraid to try it, they will tell you just how easy it is to get started! www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. MinecraftEDU Website James Pike is a fun loving teacher from California who has blending Minecraft, coding, and makerspaces across curriculum for 6 years. He is students have historical movies, created video games out of cells, and turned their classroom in to a full on cardboard box arcade. Currently, James is working with Minecraft Education Edition on curriculum for the Common Core math. Contact: James Pike Twitter: @joakleyiii Email: joakleyiii@hotmail.com   Neal Manegold is Director of Learning Programs at Minecraft Education, focused on materials to support school leaders and educators bringing games to their classroom. This includes professional development, curriculum, feature design, and ensuring Education Edition is built to support classrooms around the globe. He previously worked at an educational technology start-up focused on personalized math instruction. Neal worked as an Educator and Math Coordinator in California and Washington State, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Neal grew up in Los Angeles and lives outside Seattle with his wife and two children, both of whom teach him something new about Minecraft every day. Contact: Neal Manegold Email: nealm@microsoft.com Twitter: @nealmanegold   Items mentioned in Episode 25: MinecraftEDU Website MinecraftEDU Twitter   Code Breakers - Brian Aspinall Dr. Sam Patterson James Pike’s YouTube Channel Minefaire Website Minefaire Twitter What got you here won’t get you there Yardsticks The Inner Game of Tennis   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
100:34 01/24/2019
MTT024| Virtual Reality, Get Fully Immersed - Steven Sato
MTT024| Virtual Reality, Get Fully Immersed - Steven Sato Today we have a very in-depth interview with an educator that totally immerses us in the Virtual Reality world.  Steven Sato is the Technology Director for a K8 Independent School in the Los Angeles area. We explore the different types of “Reality” available today (like A/R and V/R), we look at costs, and implementing VR into your curriculum. Steven also gives us some great examples of a variety of virtual experiences available to your students today! www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can SUBSCRIBE to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Steven Sato is currently the Technology Director for a K8 Independent School in Los Angeles.  He has been an educator for 19 years and, as a life-long learner, he dedicates his time to the advancement of K12 education through the appropriate use of technology. He is a Google Certified Innovator, co-organizer of the LA Immersive Edtech Meetup Group, and co-host of The VR Podcast. He focuses on the integration and research of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality and believes these technologies will revolutionize how we meet the goal of transferring knowledge to students but also help address equity in our school systems.Steven also focuses on creating and maintaining strategic partnerships between K12 Education and the Immersive Industry by curating, coordinating, and hosting the AR/VR Playground at CUE Spring 2018 & responsible for 2019; co-hosting the LA Immersive Edtech Meetup Group; co-hosting The VR Podcast; and helping produce ImmersED. These are all conferences that are focused on AR and VR in Education. Steven shares, “Virtual Reality provides access to the impossible, rare, expensive, dangerous, counterproductive. A recent Stanford test looked at schools with access to extra curricular activities such as field trips and schools that did not have access to these and found that schools without those stimuli tested far worse than those that had access.” Contact: Steven Sato StevenSato.com The VR Podcast: @thevrpodcast Email: stevensato@gmail.com Twitter: @stevensato   Items mentioned in Episode 24: Stanford’s V/R “Becoming Homeless” Vader Immortal Survios Embodied Labs Tree V/R Official Ready Player One The Last Goodbye Tiltbrush Kevin Mack Samsung Gear 360 Garmin Verv Azine Davoudzadeh - @azined Mark Suter - @Garlicsuter Chad Lewis - @VRczAR Sharecare YOU Life 3.0 - by Max Tegmark Experience On Demand - by Jeremy Bailenson   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt?   Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
69:38 01/10/2019
MTT023| CUE Membership, Networking, PLN, and Education Technology - Cate Tolnai
MTT023| CUE Membership, Networking, PLN, and Education Technology - Cate Tolnai www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Have you thought about finding a group of educators that are as interested in technology as you are? Well, today we are speaking with Cate Tolnai, Director of Member Engagement for CUE. Cate explains all the wonderful advantages there are to joining a group like CUE. “CUE, formerly, Computer-Using Educators, is a nonprofit educational corporation founded in 1978. CUE’s goal is to inspire innovative learners in all disciplines from preschool through college. With an active current membership of thousands of educational professionals, CUE supports many regional affiliates and Learning Networks. CUE Conferences are California’s premier educational technology events. CUE is the largest organization of its type in the west and one of the largest in the United States. Our members are important and as a value-added benefit, members are invited to participate in programs aimed at promoting and highlighting their success and achievements and furthering the mission of CUE. CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.” (CUE Website) Cate Tolnai is a passionate fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. She works as the Director of Member Engagement for California’s ISTE Affiliate, CUE - an education non-profit for innovation in learning and leadership throughout California and Nevada. In her sixteenth year in K-12 education, Cate serves educators as they integrate technology-rich, future-ready learning in all learning environments. She has spent ten years in K-12 classrooms and five years coaching teachers and administrators at both the district and county levels. As a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she commits to supporting the integration of technology and teaching across grade levels and content areas. She loves to talk gamification, micro-certifications, blended and online learning, personalized PD, learning through play, and finding reasons to celebrate every victory step. #WeAreCUE #CUEchat #TeachersNeedIt #badgechat #Sketch50 Items mentioned in Episode 23: Become a CUE member CUE Website CUE Club 78 On CUE - Stories of students and educators ISTE Affiliate Directory #WeAreCUE #PoweredByCUE   Contact: Cate Tolnai Email: ctolnai@cue.org Twitter: @CateTolnai   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
41:54 12/20/2018
MTT022| 3D Printers - Dream Design Create - Brian Adams
MTT022| 3D Printing - Dream Design Create - Brian Adams Have you thought about exploring the world of 3D printers? Do you have one but not sure what to do with it? Join us in our conversation with Brian Adams where he tells us about different types of printers, price points, maintenance, and things to look for in a quality printer. He also gives us resources for templates to get you started right out of the box! www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Brian Adams is the Educational Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist and teaches Advanced Placement Computer Science for Bishop Montgomery High School, in Torrance, California.  Brian has taught students from K-12, in a wide range of subjects from typing and MS Office to AP Computer Science. His main goals are to increase the saturation of technology on campus and to help teachers develop curriculum that integrates technology and supports the development of tech based skills.   3D printing is a great tool for developing interest and skill in 3D modeling, can lead to creative/problem based curriculum, and is a great tool to create classroom realia or supplemental physicals for student projects.  3D printing is a great tool to tap into a student's creativity and the design process. Contact: Brian Adams Email: badams@bmhs-la.org   Items mentioned in Episode 22: Dr. Chris Craft Monoprice Thingyverse British Museum NASA Creality OctoPrint Anatomage   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
87:08 12/06/2018
MTT021|Thanksgiving
Our heartfelt thanks to the following people.  We couldn't do it without you! Greg ArganoPat LenehanGail RodonoOur Families Friend and supporter @johnwickiDeal Institute team at Loyola Marymount University The crew at Beavens Systems that put up with us@stickermuleQueensboroTee-Spring   Thankful for the Supporters and guests CUE Inc. and ISTEMary McCormick and Touch Cast StudioZoe Bader and Go NoodleLaura McComb and FlipgridDanielle Moore and Craig Jones and FormativeJessica Solano and NearpodSean Young and Amanda Moore & Sam Schneider & ClasscraftMatt Menshner and ScribleKeani Romero and Donor’s ChooseJon Corippo and Marlene Hebern - talking about EduProtocolsMeredith Allen and SoundtrapJillian Hoffman and Hour of Code (code.org)Jessica Pack and We VideoPeter Paccone and Kahoot   Others who inspired us: The Virtual Reality Podcast (@stevensato)Luis Perez @eyeonaxsCheck this out podcast with Brian & Ryan @checkthisoutBRTOSAs Talking Tech podcast @TosasTalkinTechDave Lee & his dad - from @intlpodcastday & @thewavesoftechThe Edu Tech Guys @edutechguysThe School of Podcasting The Cult of PedagogyLeslie Fisher (@lesliefisher)Dave & Shelley Burgess (@burgessdave)Matt Miller (@jmattmiller)The Tech Rabbi - Michael CohenRichard Byrne (@rmbyrne)Our friends at Apple, Google & Microsoft Education - you know who you areWe are thankful for teachers and administrators that are in classrooms fighting the good fight everyday! We are thankful and want to recognize those who recognized us: Christina Alvayay - from Chile, recognized us a ISTELinda Meyers - recognized us while at the voting Polls We recognize our teachers that made a difference in our lives Finally we are thankful to YOU!!! Our listeners   We are excited to officially announce we have been selected to be the official Podcast of CUE as a Social Media Champ for the next 6 months. Some topics of our upcoming episodes will include: 3D printing, Assistive Technology, Minecraft in Education, Technology implementation from the administrators point of view, Open Educational Resources and MUCH MORE!!
26:26 11/22/2018
MTT020| Kahoot! Game-based learning in the classroom - Peter Paccone
MTT020|Kahoot! - Game Based Learning - Peter Paccone Kahoot! Is a game-based learning platform, that is free for teachers!   www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here   Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   Kahoot! website Create a fun learning game in minutes – called ‘kahoots’. The format and number of questions are entirely up to you. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement. Ways to play Kahoot!   Peter Paccone has earned many accomplishments during his 30 years of teaching.  Some of those include: California Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award; Henry Ford Innovator Award, PBS Digital Innovator Award; Southern California Innovative Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award, Los Angeles Mock Trial Teacher of the Year Award; ISTE Video Conferencing Teacher of the Year Award. Peter has also been recognized by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative as one of the top 100 Educators Leading Flipped Learning. Peter is also the KQED In the Classroom publications manager and a member of several teacher advisory committees (iCivics, Global Flipped Learning, PBS, Better Together California Teacher Summit, etc.). He writes frequently for several education-related online publications (ITC, Edutopia, PBS’s Teacher Lounge, etc.) and he has given a TED-Talk style presentation at the 2015 and 2016 California Teachers Summit and at the 2016 Arcadia Innovative Teacher Summit. In addition, he has produced two TED-Ed Lessons. Peter Paccone’s article KQED In The Classroom Edutopia PBS Teachers Lounge   Contact: Peter Paconne Twitter:  @PeterPaccone   Books mentioned in Episode 20: Flip Your Classroom : by John Bergman Flipped Learning : by Jon Bergmann   Medium David Vannasdall - Arcadia Unified Superintendent - @davidvannasdall We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt?   Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
43:22 11/08/2018
MTT019|WeVideo, engaging in Digital Storytelling - Jessica Pack
MTT019|We Video, engaging in Digital Storytelling - Jessica Pack   WeVideo empowers all students to express their ideas authentically and creatively. Use WeVideo with all your existing devices, and there is no software to install.   www.mytechtoolbelt.com Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here   Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   WeVideo WeVideo is the complete, feature-packed video creation platform for today’s learners. The platform is built with classroom, school, and district-wide use in mind.  Jessica says, “WeVideo is browser-based video editing software, with options for green screen, webcam recording, and screen recording. It integrates seamlessly with Google Drive, making it an easy to use tool for students to use to create and share their work.  Digital Storytelling enfranchises student voices, so being able to put editing software in the hands of every child in my classroom is powerful. I use WeVideo to provide students with opportunities to tell digital stories about core curriculum, as well as their own lives.  My students record video reflections about their learning, write and create short narratives from the point of view of literary characters, produce PSAs, and construct informative artifacts of their learning using WeVideo. These types of projects function as both formative and summative assessments, as well as modalities of self expression.”   Jessica Pack teaches middle school in Palm Springs Unified School District, located in the Southern California desert.  Currently, she teaches 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies, as well as 6th-8th grade ASB and video production. In addition to being a classroom teacher, Jessica is an adjunct faculty member of DIGICOM Learning - a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting digital storytelling in classrooms. Jessica has been integrating digital storytelling into her curriculum for the last 13 years and continues to view it as an instructional pillar of her classroom. 2014 California Teacher of the Year, 2015 CUE Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Global Minecraft Mentor.   Contact: Jessica Pack Email:  packwoman208@gmail.com Blog:  www.packwomantech.com Twitter:  @Packwoman208   Books mentioned in Episode 19: EduProtocol Field Guide Drive by Daniel Pink   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?     Email us Shannon@MyTechToolbelt.com Brenda@MyTechToolbelt.com   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content.   What’s in your Tech Toolbelt?   Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music  
46:21 10/25/2018