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House of #EdTech

The House of #EdTech explores the latest developments and trends in the world of education technology. Hosted by education technology leader and podcaster Christopher J. Nesi, episodes can feature in-depth interviews with some of the most innovative and influential figures in the field and Christopher's own thoughts on education and technology. Through engaging discussions and expert insights, the House of #EdTech podcast provides valuable information and inspiration for educators looking to integrate technology into their teaching practices. From the latest edtech tools and apps to the biggest challenges and opportunities in the field, the House of #EdTech has something for everyone interested in the intersection of education and technology. Tune in to the House of #EdTech to stay up-to-date on the latest edtech news and trends, and to learn from some of the top minds in the field.


Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective #EdTech - HoET221
Featured Content (2:47) Frank Bouchard is the co-founder of Wipebook. During our conversation Frank and I talk about the following: The history and technology behind Wipebook's reusable notebooks Examples of how Wipebook's notebooks are being used in education settings Wipebook's technology in the future Why should people use and or purchase products from Wipebook EdTech Thought (26:13) Our AI Responsibility In a recent blog post, Fonz from My EdTech Life discusses the growing presence of artificial intelligence (AI) in education and the potential risks of overreliance on AI tools. His post highlights the importance of using AI as a tool for critical thinking and meaningful application, rather than a crutch that hinders learning. The post emphasizes the need to teach students responsible AI usage, including awareness of data laws, ethical concerns, and digital citizenship. By promoting a balanced approach to AI in education, students can be better prepared for success in the modern workforce. We also need to help our colleagues by sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices related to AI in education. Actively seek opportunities Foster a culture of collaboration Provide mentorship and guidance EdTech Recommendation (0:00) 3 Must-have Chrome Extensions Save to Google Drive Have you ever found an article or image online that you want to save for later, but don't want to clutter up your bookmarks? Save to Google Drive is the perfect solution. This extension allows you to save web content like images, videos, links, and various types of files to your Google Drive for later viewing. This is a great way to keep everything organized in one place and easily accessible from any device. Compose AI Improving your writing skills is crucial in today's digital age, and Compose AI is here to help. This extension enhances grammar checking and generates text using AI to auto-complete sentences in your browser, such as in Gmail, Outlook, and Google Docs. Compose AI can also suggest ways to improve your writing and make it more engaging. Privacy Badger Privacy is a growing concern for many people, and Privacy Badger is here to help. This extension blocks trackers based on their behavior to improve privacy while browsing the web. Created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy Badger helps protect your personal information and keep your browsing habits private. Just Give It A Try (34:47) New Canva Tools! Draw Magic Design Magic Presentation Magic Edit & Eraser Beat Sync Animation Translate House of #EdTech VIP (40:08) Alli McCrary Waltham, MA Teacher, EdTech Coach, Digital Literacy Focused, Chat GPT & AI Obsessed.
44:26 3/27/23
The Impact of Social Media on Education - HoET220
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:26) Happy Birthday, Miles! Miles previously appeared in episodes 117 and 137 Sam Fecich and Matthew Woods, both members of the EPN have collaborated on a new professional development book titled, "Digital PD for Educators." Purchase the book from Amazon. EdTech Recommendation (4:05) Auto Classmate - "Auto Classmate helps educators stay informed on emerging advancements in technology and leadership. We firmly believe that education is the single most powerful tool to solve global issues. We strive to provide innovative and ethical resources to transform the future of education and–ultimately–the world." Featured Content (8:20) Leena Marie Saleh, the EdTech Guru, returns for a conversation about social media in education. Leena Marie previously appeared on episode 190 of the podcast. Role of Social Media in Education: Social media has become a powerful tool for communication and collaboration in education. From facilitating discussions and exchanging ideas to sharing resources and connecting with students, social media has changed the way we approach teaching and learning. By leveraging the latest technology, educators can create an engaging and dynamic learning experience for their students. Questions Discussed: What are some of the potential benefits of using social media in education? What are some best practices that you follow when using social media in the classroom? Can you share your thoughts on the role of social media in shaping the future of education? EdTech Thought (38:00) Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, share information, and connect with others. In today's world, where technology plays a critical role in almost every aspect of our lives, it's essential for educators to embrace social media as a tool for teaching and learning. Just Give It A Try (41:30) Canva Websites - Canva Websites is an all-in-one solution that makes building beautiful, responsive websites easy and hassle-free. With a simple drag-and-drop interface and a wide selection of professionally designed templates, you can create a website that truly represents your teaching style and vision. House of #EdTech VIP (43:40) Christie Cloud - Christie is a dedicated educator who has spent the last 22 years teaching 7th and 8th-grade social studies. She's taught virtually for the previous 2 years at Empower Virtual School in Coweta County, Georgia. She's become an expert in online learning, creating engaging and effective virtual environments for her students.  
49:41 3/13/23
The Pros and Cons of Mobile Devices in the Classroom - HoET219
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:34) I am thrilled to welcome Tech Tools for Teachers and Speaking with Students to the Education Podcast Network! These two new shows bring valuable perspectives and insights to the education community. Tech Tools for Teachers, hosted by Shanna Martin, offers practical advice and recommendations for integrating technology into the classroom. Meanwhile, Speaking with Students, hosted by Will Andresen, provides a platform for students to share their experiences and perspectives on education. Congratulations to Mike Dodge, Sam Fecich, Chris Stuchko, Dan Gallagher, and Steve Chisnell for winning a t-shirt! I hope they enjoy wearing their shirts and spreading the word about the House of #EdTech. Thank you for your support and for being part of this community. EdTech Thought (6:00) My thought is a satirical critique of replacing human teachers with ChatGPT. I point out the absurdity of relying on a cold algorithm that spits out answers like a vending machine and can make witty jokes and puns. I used quotes from supposedly satisfied users of ChatGPT to highlight the negative consequences of using such a program, such as the lack of original thought and critical thinking. I end by mocking the idea of upgrading the personality of ChatGPT, implying that it is ridiculous to think that a machine can replace human teachers who can provide a personal connection and expertise. Featured Content (8:32) Mobile devices have become increasingly popular in education due to their ability to provide students with access to educational resources and tools anytime and anywhere. With the rise of mobile technology, students can now use their smartphones and tablets to access educational apps, e-books, online courses, and educational videos, among other resources. Mobile devices also offer teachers and professors the opportunity to provide personalized learning experiences and interactive activities that enhance student engagement. One of the biggest advantages of mobile devices in education is their ability to promote digital literacy and 21st-century skills. Through the use of mobile technology, students can develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills, which are essential for success in today's workforce. Additionally, mobile devices can help bridge the digital divide by providing equal access to educational resources for students in remote or underprivileged areas. However, it is important to note that the integration of mobile devices in education should be done strategically and with proper planning to ensure that it aligns with the learning objectives and goals of the curriculum. CLICK HERE TO GET A FREE CELL PHONE EXPECTATIONS POSTER EdTech Recommendation (28:01) For Elementary School: Duolingo - ( Epic! - ( Prodigy Math Game - ( ScratchJr - ( Khan Academy Kids - ( For Middle School: Quizlet - ( Google Classroom - ( Photomath - ( iCivics - ( Grammarly Keyboard - ( For High School: Khan Academy - ( WolframAlpha - ( Evernote - ( StudyBlue - ( Forest - (  
34:45 2/26/23
How to Level Up Your Teaching with ChatGPT and AI - HoET218
Support for today's episode comes from Wipebook. The perfect tool to engage students who need to work things out. Featured Content (3:45) The world is rapidly advancing in technology and artificial intelligence is at the forefront of that progress. But what does that mean for the field of education? How is AI being used to enhance teaching and learning? ChatGPT is an advanced language model developed by OpenAI that can generate human-like text based on the input it receives. AI, or artificial intelligence, refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence. The Benefits of Using ChatGPT and AI in Education How ChatGPT Works in Education Examples of How to Use ChatGPT in Education Writing prompts Reading comprehension questions Vocabulary building Personalized practice Current events discussion Science experiments Creative problem-solving Study skills and test preparation Career exploration Things I've done with ChatGPT 3-part objectives Generate rubrics Designed a podcasting project Generated PD about AI Create resources at different reading levels Create supplemental resources Grading Best Practices for Integrating ChatGPT into Your Teaching EdTech Recommendation (34:46) Tome - Would you be interested in AI that does for presentations what ChatGPT does for text? Tome is the collaborative AI-powered presentation tool you've got to try. Say goodbye to tedious design work and hello to frictionless creation with Tome. Embed anything from the web and showcase content in one place with live integrations and easy sharing. Just Give It A Try (37:47) Try ChatpGPT and Tome!  
42:06 2/12/23
It's 2023. Do Not Fear #EdTech - HoET217
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:19) Awesome Supporter Dan Gallagher - "just listened to #HoET216 I believe there is a fifth item to asking for help, ‘Be willing to answer the call for help’ this will help you better ask for help and will show others you look to be collaborative in learning & growing in education together" PodcastPD Episode 124 - Tips for New Teachers! EdTech Thought (5:19) Collaboration is essential for success in education technology as it allows for the sharing of ideas and the creation of something greater than what one person can achieve alone. On the other hand, competition can lead to division and animosity. Collaboration is particularly important in the constantly evolving field of education technology as it allows for the pooling of knowledge and expertise to create better tools and resources. Additionally, it promotes inclusivity and diversity in the learning environment. The choice between collaboration and competition is a choice between building something together or tearing each other down. EdTech Recommendation (7:48) ChromeOS Flex is a cloud-based operating system for PCs and Macs that aims to provide a fast, easy-to-manage, and secure computing experience. It is designed to be a sustainable way to modernize devices that you already own, and it can be deployed across your fleet with minimal downtime. You can try ChromeOS Flex by using a USB drive and following the setup instructions. It's a good option to consider if you're looking to accelerate your cloud-first OS deployment, or if you want to try modern computing with cloud-based management on existing devices. Featured Content (11:18) It's 2023. Do Not Fear #EdTech Let's be honest. As a teacher, regardless of your years of experience, using technology in your classroom can be intimidating at times. It's natural to feel overwhelmed or unsure of where to start, but it's important to remember that incorporating technology benefits you and your students. Here are a few tips for overcoming that fear we all experience and confidently use technology while teaching: Start small and build up gradually Take advantage of free resources and training Ask for help and support Create a safe and supportive learning environment Embrace the benefits of technology EdTech doesn't have to be scary, incorporating technology into your teaching can be done by starting small and building up gradually, taking advantage of free resources and training, asking for help and support, creating a safe and supportive learning environment, and embracing the benefits of technology. Just Give It A Try (19:54) Join the House of #EdTech Discord. Listen to the episode to get access.
24:27 1/29/23
How Will #EdTech Change In 2023? - HoET216
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:18) PodcastPD returns on Sunday, January 29, 2023! EdTech Thought (4:22) Ask For Help Asking for help can be difficult, but it is an important part of being a successful teacher. Here are a few tips to help teachers feel comfortable asking for help: Remember that it is okay to ask for help. Teaching can be challenging, and no one is expected to have all the answers. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness, and it shows that you are committed to improving and doing the best job possible. Identify the type of help you need. Before you ask for help, think about what you need and why. Are you struggling with a particular lesson plan or instructional strategy? Do you need advice on how to handle a difficult situation with a student? Knowing what you need will make it easier for others to provide the right kind of support. Choose the right person to ask. Not everyone will be able to provide the help you need, so it is important to choose the right person to ask. This might be a colleague who has experience with the issue you are dealing with, a mentor who can provide guidance and advice, or a school administrator who can provide support and resources. Be specific and direct. When asking for help, be specific and direct about what you need. This will make it easier for the person you are asking to understand your situation and provide the right kind of support. Be open to feedback and suggestions. When you ask for help, be prepared to listen to feedback and suggestions. Remember that the person you are asking is trying to help you, and their advice and guidance can be valuable. By following these tips, teachers can feel more comfortable asking for help when they need it. This can help them improve their teaching and support the success of their students. EdTech Recommendation (7:36) Apple Freeform - Back in December 2022 Apple released a new app called Freeform, which is similar to a digital whiteboard. It allows you to write, draw, add images, and documents to a blank board, alone or with others. The app is available on iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS 13.1. You can pinch-to-zoom in or out on a board, with no limit on how far you can zoom out, and you can add as much as you want or need to a board. Along the top of the screen, you can find all the available tools, such as the Apple Pencil to draw on a board, add a sticky note, or select from over 700 different shapes. You can also add text boxes, links, images, and documents from the Photos or Files app, or even scan a document directly into the app. Freeform also allows for collaboration with friends or colleagues, and you can work on a board together over a FaceTime call. To share a board, users will need to turn on iCloud sync for Freeform. If you have the ability to mirror your iPad in your classroom or conference room this could be a great tool for you and your students. Featured Content (9:52) The podcast discusses how education technology may change in 2023, with a focus on three main trends. The first trend is an increase in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in education. These technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way we learn and teach by personalizing learning experiences, providing personalized feedback and support, and helping educators manage and analyze data. The second trend is the continued growth of online and blended learning, which has been accelerated by the pandemic and is expected to continue in 2023 with the development of more technology tools and platforms that support these models. The third trend is a greater focus on equity and accessibility, which includes providing students with the necessary hardware and software and making sure that the technology is designed to be inclusive and accessible for all learners. The podcast also highlights the need for better connectivity and access to technology for students and educators to achieve equity in education. Just Give It A Try (19:51) Increasing Your Engagement on Twitter Tweet regularly: One of the best ways to increase engagement on Twitter is to tweet regularly. This will help you stay top of mind with your followers and keep your content fresh and relevant. Use hashtags: Hashtags are a great way to make your tweets more discoverable and increase their reach. By using relevant hashtags, you can connect with other users who are interested in the same topics and increase the chances that your tweets will be seen and engaged with. Engage with others: Twitter is a social platform, so it's important to engage with others in order to increase your engagement. This might involve retweeting, commenting, or replying to other users' tweets. By engaging with others, you can build relationships and increase the chances that your own tweets will be seen and engaged with. Use visuals: Tweets with visuals, such as images or videos, tend to perform better and get more engagement than text-only tweets. Consider using visuals to make your tweets more eye-catching and engaging. Join me in making engagement a little less stressful and easy by participating in #easychat. These are super easy questions to be more comfortable responding to on Twitter and engaging with other people.
27:22 1/15/23
2022 House of #EdTech Smackdown - HoET215
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:22) I'm excited to announce that I will be creating an episode on ChatGPT & AI in Education in early 2023, and I would love to have your input and insights as part of the conversation. If you have any thoughts, experiences, or questions about ChatGPT that you would like to share, I invite you to contribute your thoughts. EdTech Thought (5:30) Whether you or your students are getting into podcasting there are some basic things to consider when you set out to create a successful podcast. Creating a successful podcast takes time, effort, and dedication. But with the right approach and a bit of know-how, you can create a podcast that is engaging, informative, and entertaining for your listeners. Here are 5 tips for creating a successful podcast: Choose a topic that you are passionate about and that you know well. This will help you create engaging and informative content for your podcast. Develop a clear concept and format for your podcast. This will help you organize your ideas and keep your episodes focused and on-topic. Choose a catchy and memorable name for your podcast. This will help you stand out in the crowded world of podcasts and attract listeners. Invest in good audio equipment. High-quality audio is essential for a successful podcast, so make sure to invest in a good microphone and other recording equipment. Plan out your episodes in advance. This will help you stay on track and avoid rambling or losing your train of thought during the recording. Read this post for 5 more tips for creating a successful podcast. Featured Content (8:16) The Annual Smackdown is my favorite episode to create because I open the show more than normal to you to contribute what you've loved and learned about education technology in the past year. Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in their thoughts and contributions. Stephanie Howell - Creating hubs for resources and sharing Nate Nagele - App smashing Scribe and Screencasting Eric Guise - for podcasting Bryon Carpenter - Voice In Voice Typing Chris Stuchko - TikTok - Check out my episode about TikTok for Educators Carlos Garza - Super Smash Bros. and E-Sports Derek Larson - Student Email My Submissions - ChatGPT and Adobe Podcasts You can always view the All-Time Smackdown List here. Just Give It A Try (35:03) Coming Soon! - I'm writing a real book and it's going to be about podcasting. This will be a book that could be used with students in education and it will also be relevant to anyone who wants to begin their podcasting journey. The working title is, "I Like To Podcast And You Will Too!" and the truth is I've been working this behind the scenes here in 2022 but I have enough complete where I feel comfortable talking about it here on the show. I am publishing this book on my own and I anticipate a late Summer or early Fall release. If you would be interested in an early preview and contributing a testimonial please reach out to me. House of #EdTech VIP (37:34) I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU for tuning in to the House of #EdTech podcast. Whether this is your first episode or you've been listening for many years, your support and engagement mean so much to me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences with you. I know that you have many options when it comes to podcasts and educational technology content, and I am honored that you have chosen to join me on this journey. Your feedback and contributions to the conversations I have on the show are invaluable, and I appreciate your willingness to share your insights and perspectives. So from me to you, thank you for being a part of this community. I hope you continue to enjoy the podcast and that you find the content I create useful and informative. Thank you again for your support. You are a HOET VIP!
42:47 12/18/22
Lessons Learned from School Podcasting - HoET214
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:18) 2022 House of #EdTech Smackdown! Coming in episode 215 - Submit your entry by December 9, 2022. EdTech Thought (4:26) End-of-Year EdTech Clean-up Are your passwords secure? When did you last clean up your email? Who are you following on social media? EdTech Recommendation (8:43) Canva AI Go into a Canva project, hit more, and select Text-to-Image. Describe the image you want and then hit search. Canva will create the image via AI and you can insert the image into your project. Featured Content (10:18) Zebra Podcast Network launched on Jan. 3, 2022 - Purpose: The purpose of the Zebra Podcast Network is to report on and tell the stories of New Brunswick High School. We report on school news, clubs, athletics, community news, and more! Club motto: Your School. Your Voice. Lessons Learned and Things to Consider: Musthaves New email Space Gear Mixer Mics Arms Webcam Promotion Social Media Email School Website Support Admin Faculty Production Live Stream? How much editing? Software? Participation Students Adults School Podcasting Resources House of #EdTech VIP (36:15) Dr. Matthew X. Joseph is currently the Director of Evaluation, Supervision, Mentoring, and Hiring in Brockton Public Schools. He is also the CEO of X-Factor EDU consulting and publishing. Visit Matt's website
41:00 12/4/22
Why Aren't You Thirsty? - HoET213
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:20) 2022 House of #EdTech Smackdown! Coming in episode 215 - Submit your entry by December 9, 2022. EdTech Thought (5:35) EdCamps Are Great! You should be attending or organizing the best professional development you can get! EdTech Recommendation (11:12) Twine - Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don’t need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready. Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes. Twine would be great for individual students in grades 5-12. Featured Content (14:38) In episode 212, I asked if schools were listening to teachers about a number of issues related to education technology. One of my listeners, Brooke Anne Petrucelli, emailed me to share her thoughts on her experiences as a Technology Coordinator and Technology Literacy teacher. Brooke Anne is definitely doing the work and putting in the effort but she's not getting the results she believes she should be. I share my thoughts and continue the conversation. Connect with Brooke Anne!  House of #EdTech VIP (24:35) Holly Buck - A Mom, wife, animal lover, and K-8 Instructional Technology Coach from Connecticut!
28:36 11/27/22
Are Schools Listening to Teachers about #EdTech? - HoET212
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:19) 2022 House of #EdTech Smackdown! Coming in episode 215 - Submit your entry by December 9, 2022. EdTech Thought (3:30) Paying for Twitter Verification. Don't be a Sneetch! EdTech Recommendation (7:16) Scribe Chrome Extension Use the Scribe Chrome Extension to automatically generate step-by-step guides for any process in seconds. Spend less time explaining and more time doing. Scribe generates an interactive screenshot and text description for each step. Easily share with colleagues and students. Featured Content (8:38) When It Comes to Picking Edtech, Are Schools Listening to Teachers? (EdSurge) When your school or district decides to invest in and make a new edtech product available, the goal is to transform student learning and add value to their experiences in the classroom. But where in the process do you fit in? If you're a teacher what, if any, is your role? And how much say do you—or should you—have in edtech decisions? In a survey released earlier this year, the edtech company Clever found that 85 percent of administrators say teachers are involved in choosing tools. When the company asked teachers, more than 60 percent said they were hardly ever—or never—involved in those choices. So which is it? Do You Have a Seat at the Table Is there enough teacher voice in the edtech selection process? NO. Why? Well first, teachers aren't the people in a position to spend district resources and sign contracts with vendors. At a fundamental level, this puts distance between the companies and the teachers. #2...when it comes to purchasing #edtech focus is usually on the tech and not the education. So your tech personnel is usually more involved because the tech needs to work before it can be used to teach. Striking a Balance So how do we find that balance? A major obstacle is that teachers, and I've been guilty of this, don't always see the big picture and have that birds-eye view. Think data security, FERPA, & COPPA. Schools and districts can easily involve teachers by running pilot programs before widespread adoption and implementation. Let some teachers kick the tires with their students and get feedback. This makes perfect sense because at a basic level people want to be heard and valued and if technology is just being mandated then, teachers don't feel heard or valued. Speaking of mandates...that's not always the best idea. Making everyone use one specific tool isn't always what's good for everyone. Choice and options are powerful. Who Gets a Say? Typically it's people out of the classroom who have the most say. Sometimes that's completely valid. There are plenty of organizations, certifications, and degrees that can give a person the knowledge to make those decisions and have a lot of pull in the conversations. But if a person is all books smart and not street smart - and by street smart I mean 5 or more years of classroom experience - then their opinion and POV don't hold as much water - in my opinion. Technology can make a teacher's life easier but it will never replace us and there is no magic pill that will solve all edtech issues. So beware of those that sell this brand of #edtech snake oil. Feeling Left Behind Another key challenge is that schools and districts often make purchases meant to support all teachers, even though the needs of teachers vary widely by subject matter and grade level. Hello Phys. Ed. Teachers! Can you think of another subject area that benefits less from edtech in your district? It might even be true that there is more technology available to assist a PE teacher than in any other subject area. Could you imagine a Peloton lab in your middle or hs where students could differentiate their fitness based on their individual health goals and needs? We have the ability easily collect health and fitness data but when was the last time the phys ed dept was involved in the edtech decision process? We're leaving some teachers behind. Collaboration From the Start How do we get collaboration from the start? Well if you're in a small school setting then it's really easy to get everyone's opinion. But what if you're in a district with 12 schools, 1500 teachers, and over 10,000 students? Or a district that's larger than that? Teacher buy-in has to come from the ground up. Every content area needs to have a voice and advocate for its needs. School and district officials need to work with classroom teachers and talk honestly about their edtech needs. We have committees for just about everything so if there isn't one, there should be an # edtech-related committee in each school that has a seat at the table and is valued in the edtech selection process. What is the edtech selection process like for you? What role do you get to play in the process where you are? Just Give It A Try (17:23) Canva Magic Shortcuts Letter B to blur the current slide Letter C for confetti rain Letter D for a drumroll animation Letter M for a mic drop animation Letter O for floating bubbles Letter Q for quiet Letter U for a curtain call animation Any number (0-9) for a timer (1 for one minute, 2 for two minutes, etc.) You can also press Shift + / or ? on your keyboard to open the Magic Shortcuts menu. Twitter Question Chris Lister (@Mr_Lister) to @houseofedtech Hey Chris, I'm a teacher-librarian in a k-5 school and a beginner podcaster with kids in school. Last school year we created an internal podcast, but this year we feel like we can branch out. What free service would you use when interviewing remote guests? Zencastr Podcastle House of #EdTech VIP (21:19) Ashley Gable, Birmingham, AL - Technology Integration Specialist, DLP Coach, Lover of literature, organization, & crafting...Passionate about Teaching & Learning
25:31 11/6/22
#EdTech Success Is Inside You - HoET211
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:19) 2022 House of #EdTech Smackdown! Coming in episode 215 - Submit your entry by December 9, 2022. Welcome Mike Brilla and his podcast, The Inspired Educator, to the Education Podcast Network EdTech Recommendation (3:59) Chrome Recommendations Tab Groups To Save - chrome://flags search GROUPS tab group save ENABLE then RELAUNCH then right click on the tab group and toggle SAVE GROUP Live Captions Create Captions for any A/V playing in browser Menu > Settings > Accessibility > Toggle on Live Caption (ENG only) Search Open Tabs Have a lot of tabs open? Hello AJ and most teachers I know... Down Arrow Upper Right (left of Minimize) > Type a keyword to help get to the tab you're looking for Have other Chrome recommendations? Send them to me! Featured Content (8:31) I was listening to a recent episode of Simon Sinek's podcast, A Bit of Optimism, and his guest was Francesca Hogi, a love and life coach. As a love coach, she teaches single people how to transcend their romantic challenges and find true love. As a life coach, she teaches rebels and seekers to love their lives truly. You might be thinking, "What do a love and life coach have to do with education technology?" or "Is everything OK in your marriage Chris?" Stick with me. AND...everything is fine with Katelyn and me. Dating is an Experiment / EdTech is an Experiment Dating has been revolutionized by technology / Education is being revolutionized by technology Better dates will lead to better relationships / Trying more technology and finding what works for you will lead to better integration No bad dates / No bad tech - what's your approach? Approach all your tech with the best intentions and you will grow when you use technology. Your students will grow each time they work with technology. You will learn what tools don't meet your needs and you will develop a healthy technology integration mindset. During Simon and Francesca's conversation, she talked about how to be a better dater and go on better dates. This directly mimics your approach to your relationship with education technology and what it should look like. House of #EdTech VIP (16:25) Nikki Pressley - Jonathan Ayer -
20:38 10/30/22
The Need for Digital Equity - HoET210
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:13) PodcastPD is BACK! AJ and I released episode 123! EdCampNJ 2022 is taking place on November 19, 2022! 2022 House of #EdTech Smackdown! Coming December 18, 2022! Get your submission to me by December 9, 2022. EdTech Recommendation (6:21) Toucan is a Chrome extension that helps you learn new languages as you browse the internet, without the need for flashcards or transition tools. It’s quite a genius tool; as you browse, Toucan will automatically translate certain words in the language that you’re trying to learn. So, let’s say most of an article is in English, but some words are in Spanish or French. When you hover over these words, you’ll see the transition and meaning. This way, you can learn new words in the language and the context of how they should be used in sentences. Toucan is free but limited to Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian. Featured Content (8:10) What is meant by digital equity? What are the three pillars of digital equity? Why is digital equity important? Why do we need digital equity? What are the benefits of digital equity in education? How can I promote digital equity in my classroom? Seek first to understand Try it out!  Create a tech equity vision with your students (Re)consider your homework policies
23:30 10/10/22
Has #EdTech Changed Your Teaching? - HoET209
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:17) GoSynth is GoING away. I recommend you check out Return of PodcastPD - 10/2/22 EdTech Thought (4:55) Deleting & Adding Technology. I've deleted Clubhouse. While I previously published an episode about the benefits of Clubhouse for Educators I just don't feel the same way. EdTech Recommendation (8:24) Convert images with Ezgif Ezgif is a fast and simple way of converting images between formats. It can handle GIF, JPG, PNG, and WebP, and you can either upload the files from your computer or point Ezgif towards them on the web. There are also options for cropping and rotating images. FREE - Edit PDFs with Smallpdf Viewing PDFs is pretty straightforward no matter what platform you’re on, but editing them is something else. Smallpdf takes the hassle out of the process, with a variety of features that include letting you drop in images and text and add your digital signature. Smallpdf is free to use, but you can get more features and unlimited edits for $12 a month. Set an alarm with Kuku Klok Whatever you need to set an alarm for, Kuku Klok can help. Just pick the time for the alarm to go off, then choose a sound (cockerels and trumpets are two of the options), and you’re all set. Kuku Klok is free to use. Get artistic with MS Paint Microsoft Paint is one of the most well-known computer utilities of all time. MS Paint is the faithful remake of the program and runs entirely in your browser. You can get at it from any Windows or macOS computer, and access all the familiar tools—including the spray can and the paint bucket. MS Paint is free to use. Take notes with Online Notepad Online Notepad lets you quickly jot down anything you don’t want to forget inside your browser: It could be a to-do list, an idea for your next novel, or an address. You can keep your pad open on a new tab, but you can also save it to your disk if you need to. Online Notepad is free to use. Featured Content (13:18) Over the last century and in recent years, technology has promised to revolutionize how we teach, dramatically alter the relationship between teachers and students, and fundamentally change how students learn and work together. In many ways, technology has profoundly changed education. Technology is a powerful tool that can support and transform education in many ways, from making it easier for teachers to create instructional materials to enabling new ways for people to learn and work together. House of #EdTech VIP (24:16) Israa Lulu - - She's a passionate educator, dedicated Leader, and certified Tech coach and trainer. Israa believes learning never stops and has always been an avid learner who craves knowledge of the world at large and works tirelessly to develop as an educator and leader. Israa's passion is to support teachers in building their capacity with impactful technology use and innovative teaching practices and ideas to transform education.
28:51 9/26/22
Are You Riding The Wakelet Wave? - HoET208
EdTech Recommendation (3:34) - Craiyon is an AI model that can draw images from any text prompt! Knowt - Knowt is 100% free to use Knowt lets you write, share, and browse notes. Knowt creates flashcards instantly from your notes - on Quizlet you need to make them manually each time. Knowt lets you create flashcard sets, and study them with Spaced Repetition You can import any Quizlet set in seconds! Featured Content (7:10) Tisha Poncio - Former classroom teacher, Digital Learning Specialist at Wakelet (ep. 182) Rick Butterworth - Rick manages engineering and operations & is a founding member at Wakelet. Just Give It A Try (41:25) Mike Brilla - Does anyone know of a script you can run to take single Google Slides from one folder & quickly combine them into one slide deck? I want kids to create their own slide, turn it in on Classroom & then create a class deck from there.
48:36 9/12/22
Microsoft for EDU, Digital Equity, & More! with Kirsten Thompson - HoET207
EdTech Thought (3:50) You Got This! A Chris Nesi Peptalk :-) EdTech Recommendation (8:33) 9 More Google Drive Tips! Bypass the Gmail Attachment Limit Using Drive Convert All Drive Uploads to Work With Docs Upload Pics to Search Text Reveal All Keyboard Shortcuts Check All the Search Options Color Code Your Organizational Files Get Google Drive Apps Quick Search Drive From the Omnibox Block the Drive Spam Featured Content (16:06) Kirsten Thompson joined me for a conversation about Microsoft for Education, Digital Equity, & Social Media for Teachers! Click here to check out the TikTok we were talking about at the end of our conversation. Just Give It A Try (46:12) Katrina Haynes submitted a voicemail about Wakelet. I previously talked about Wakelet with Tisha Poncio on episode 182. House of #EdTech VIP (48:12) Sarah Yunker - She's on Twitter to find new ideas and inspiration that will help her become a great teacher!
52:26 8/28/22
Elementary #EdTech with Dani Romero - HoET206
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:18) I recently appeared on Overthrowing Education, hosted by Batsheva Frankel! Episode 79: Chris Nesi: Ed Tech-Past, Present and Future EdTech Thought (2:56) It's all about how you treat people. EdTech Recommendation (6:52) 9 Google Drive Tips Shortcuts for Simple Access Move Files Via Cut and Paste Get a Quick Link Install Drive on the Desktop Added File Types to the Bookmark Bar Drag and Drop Into Drive Access Drive Files Offline Use Offline Files While Mobile Save Anything You Find to Google Drive Featured Content (13:27) Daniela Romero is always looking for ways to channel her creativity and ways to make a difference in her community. She has taught all over the world and she's currently a grade 5 teacher and future after-school Spanish Club Lead! Topics: How Dani got into education Role of technology in her elementary classroom Why she creates content on social media in Spanish Just Give It A Try (34:05) Jesus Morales (Email) - I believe I have heard in your podcasts that you are not a big fan of Anchor.FM. Can you give me some insight on why? I like Twitter Spaces, but the downloading part is a bit time-consuming and not easy to do. I feel with Anchor.FM our team can do a live show, bring people in as guest hosts, and still easily download the file. What other program do you recommend similar to these two? My response: Check out to archive and easily download your Twitter Spaces. House of #EdTech VIP (40:12) Miriam Richard - Digital Learning Specialist | Leveraging Technology to ensure learner success! Ulrich Intermediate and Krahn Elementary | Klein ISD Jen Kosior - Google Certified Coach | #GoogleEC | Dynamic Learning Project Coach | Everfi Teacher Ambassador | Disney Addict | Mom | Runner | Owner ADC Publishing & Design
44:57 8/16/22
The Canva Classroom with Amanda Fox - HoET205
EdTech Thought (6:36) Take It To The Ramp I spent the last week as the PA Announcer at the Monmouth County Fair (NJ) and I was inspired by something in the BMX bike stunt show that I listened to and watched about 20 times over the course of five days. Featured Content (11:17) Amanda Fox is an award-winning teacher from Kentucky by way of Georgia! Amanda was a recipient of the 2016 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, recognized as a PBS Digital innovator for her initiatives in enhancing student learning with technology, has also served as President of the Young Educator Network for ISTE, and received the President's Volunteer Award. We primarily discussed her new book, The Canva Classroom: 42 Ultimate Answers to Templates That Rocket Student Engagement (2022). Resources Mentioned: wakelet book creator peardeck flip   Connect with Amanda via her bio below. House of #EdTech VIP (42:50) Summer Wineteer - 5th-grade Teacher at Connect Academy a K-8 virtual school blending together on-campus & online edu. - M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction fro the University of San Diego, Cert. Google Level 2 | ISTE & CUE member | Minecraft Global Mentor
47:01 8/1/22
Easy #EdTech Recs (Pt. 1) - HoET204
EdTech Thought (4:12) I'm feeling lazy... and that's OK! This episode is being released during the Summer of 2022 and I've given myself permission to focus on so many other things besides my profession. Featured Content (11:04) Here are some easy #edtech recommendations that you may find valuable at home or at school. Make My Drive Fun - - Shows you the route you can take and fun things you can do along the way! - All IconsMania’s icons and illustrations are optimized to be edited and used by non-professionals, this means that you don’t need professional design software to customize them. All you need is a free Microsoft or Google email account! - Animate a 2D drawing! & - Turn your boring QR codes into works of art! House of #EdTech VIP (24:47) Kelley Andrews Loves Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom, all things Edtech, Science, STEAM and STEM, MakerSpace, and Project-Based Learning! Kelley teaches 5th grade, but her passions are not limited to a grade level.
29:23 7/19/22
(TWTR SPC) School Podcasting - HoET203
EdTech Thought (4:11) Derek Larson visited the House of #EdTech! The Nesi's hosted the Larsons for the Jersey stretch of Derek's family vacation! Featured Content (12:51) On June 2, 2022, I hosted a Twitter Space about podcasting in schools. The conversation is packed with great questions from the great people who participated. Check out episode 201 - Starting a Podcast Club or Network
84:57 6/19/22
Coding in Education with Mission Encodeable - HoET202
Featured Content (3:37) Meet Mission Encodebale's founders! Cousins Harry and Anna Wake are the 15 and 14 y/o creators of Mission Encodeable. They are both high school students in England. In this conversation we discuss: What inspired their love and passion for coding? What inspired them to start and continue creating Mission Encodeable? What have they learned from their experience? What is the future of Mission Encodeable? What might the future hold for each of them because of this project? Check out Mission Encodeable! EdTech Thought (19:35) Updates to Google for Education Coming Soon! Create screencasts and cast to a big screen with Chromebooks Adaptive learning enhancements in Google Classroom Better interconnectivity and efficiency with Google Meet EdTech Recommendation (27:43) PDF DRIVE - Get access to over 78 million Ebooks! My Noise - myNoise creates beautiful noises to mask the noises you don’t want to hear: your chatty colleagues, tinnitus, or even your inner voice when you can't shut it down! The concept is simple, works extremely well, and does not require expensive noise-canceling headphones. Thanks to its unique audio engineering, myNoise sets the standard among background sounds. Just Give It A Try (31:10) Join my next Twitter Space on Thursday, June 23, 2022, @ 10 PM Eastern. I will lead a conversation on Coding in Education and want you to join me! Set a reminder here! Feedback & Shout Outs (33:32) Noah King sent in a great voicemail as a follow-up to episode 201. Check out Descript Noah also hosts the Math Club Podcast. House of #EdTech VIP (36:34) Rick Butterworth - Founding member of Wakelet. With 10 years of experience in UX & UI, Rick is passionate about innovating and evolving how users interact with online applications. Founding designer at Wakelet and the first person to join Jamil in the company.
41:28 6/12/22
Starting a School Podcast Club or Network - HoET201
EdTech Thought (4:47) You're Doing Enough Have you ever felt inferior? Have you felt like you're just not doing enough and you could be doing so much more? Of course, you have, you're an educator. Some people make a living telling us we're not doing enough. I also previously stated on the show that you and I work in a profession where you're hired based on your potential but evaluated on your shortcomings and faults. This shouldn't be the case but that's an EdTech Thought for another day. You and I are doing all we can at any given moment. Do we have the desire to do more and be more in our role? Sure! There are times when I want to do more but I can't. I would love to podcast more, create tutorials on a regular basis, live stream more, and be an even more recognized and influential figure in the world of education. I would love to do more at my high school, teach more classes at Rutgers, coach more games for my kids, and have more date nights with my wife. When I reflect I do have it pretty good. Balance in my life does exist. I am doing enough.  EdTech Recommendation (7:01) Twitter Spaces - Think Clubhouse but for Twitter. I've not so secretly been looking for Twitter chats to evolve since I fell in love with podcasting and audio. I think that hosting a space alongside a Twitter chat should be what more people are doing because I know first-hand how engaging audio can be. How about a bonus edtech rec? Spaces aren't the only way to share and use audio on Twitter. Did you know you can share audio in a tweet from directly in the app? Go to compose a new tweet and to the left of the camera button, you can see a button with vertical purple lines. Tap that button and you will be able to record audio that will be attached to your tweet which can also contain your standard 280 characters. Featured Content (14:19) How to Start a Podcast Club or Network At Your School Considerations: Location Hardware Software What to podcast/broadcast about? How do you connect podcasting to other areas of your school? In January 2022 I launched the Zebra Podcast Network at my school. We live stream the 'Zebra Morning Show' each school day from 7:15-7:30 AM and we stream 'Zebra Drivetime' Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30 PM. Click here for all my podcast gear recommendations. Check out The Pod Journal Just Give It A Try (42:36) Chelsea Best - Does anyone use or know of a wireless document camera? I have a teacher that wants to move around her camera in the room. The one she loves is 1K so probably a pipe dream but would love some alternatives!
48:29 5/29/22
Start Using #EdTech - HoET200
Feedback & Shout Outs (2:26) Emily Pool & Cheri Dotterer EdTech Thought (7:29) Take Risks! Take it from me that risk-taking in education is WORTH it! Starting the House of #EdTech has transformed my life and I am in debited to the podcast for all it's provided me, EdTech Recommendation (13:06) My go edtech tools for teaching and learning Teaching Anything Google - Slides, Docs, Keep EdPuzzle Flipgrid PD Twitter Podcasts Podcasting - Create & Consume Featured Content (19:36) Helps connect your students to the real world: Take your students on a virtual tour of Grand Canyon National Park. Walk your students through the corridors and history of the White House. Technology allows you to remove the physical barriers of the classroom, offering your students a way to connect the curriculum with the real world. Prepare students for the workforce: To thrive in the 21st-century workplace, people need to have more than just a working knowledge of certain technological tools (electronic calendars, web pages, teleconferencing, electronic whiteboards, etc.). By integrating these technologies into the regular curriculum, institutions are ensuring that their students are prepared for the modern workplace. Encourages collaboration: Many educational tools offer a variety of functionalities that promote collaboration. For example, virtual meeting tools provide a way for students to hold meetings with classmates and anyone from anywhere in the world. The Google Suite has been promoting sharing and collaboration since its inception and students can easily share and edit projects with each other. Supports different types of learners: No two students learn the exact same way, but with technology, we can address diversity in learning styles. An effective blending of tools and differentiation can create a great learning environment where our students can and will learn. Access information more easily: Technology makes it easier for students to find information quickly and accurately. Search engines and e-books are replacing traditional textbooks. Instead of personal tutors, students can get one-on-one help through educational videos – anytime and anywhere – learning is available. Teaches students how to be responsible online: With social media sites o-plenty, most students are already digital citizens to some degree - especially after the last couple of years. Going forward, by incorporating technology into the classroom, students will continue to learn how to be responsible in the digital world. Your class and our schools have become a microcosm of the broader digital landscape where students can practice how to communicate, search, and engage with other digital citizens. Adds a fun factor to learning: Outside the classroom, students use technology in all aspects of their lives. Within the classroom, technology can make learning more fun and exciting. Tech-infused game-based learning allows you to deliver lessons via interactive games. Who doesn’t enjoy playing games? Offers A Wider Choice Of Materials That Can Be Accessed Easily: There is an endless amount of educational technology that is available to offer your students to meet their learning needs. EdTech helps them develop the right kind of skills and knowledge so that they can become good professionals in their chosen field. Learners who are able to communicate better through technological means will also perform better academically as well as in work settings because communication skills are very important when you want to get your point across effectively. The internet has become such an integral part of our lives that we hardly find people who do not use it on a daily basis. In today's world, it is essential for students to be able to access the internet from anywhere at any time so that they can do their assignments and research without having to travel all over a place or wait for a particular time when they can do so. Using educational technology helps learners in this regard because it allows them to connect with the internet even when they are in a classroom, school, or at home. Students Become Active Participants in the Learning Process by Using Technology in the Classroom. Teachers Who Become Experts at Using Technology in the Classroom Can Advance Their Careers. Just Give It A Try (26:58) Connect with me! House of #EdTech VIP (28:27) You, the listener. My guests! Me.
34:40 5/8/22
STOP Using #EdTech - HoET199
Featured Content (1:08) Why Technology Should Not Be Used In Schools? What is the problem with technology in education? Is technology in schools good or bad? What are the shortcomings of technology in early childhood education? You and I think differently about these questions and others I pose in the episode. Thank goodness! However, the problem is that these questions the reasons I share do exist in the world and some decision-makers and educators believe this. We have to work hard to show the value of what works in our classrooms and schools. It will get easier and harder all at the same time. But it's worth it. I look forward to celebrating 200 episodes with you next time.  
15:59 4/11/22
2022 #EdTech Final 4 - HoET198
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:16) Thank you to everyone who reached out with kind encouraging words after listening to episode 197. If you missed it I recently had a rough interview experience and I shared my experience and thoughts. Newest members of the Education Podcast Network The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast EdCuration Podcast EdTech Distilled EduGals Podcast HiTech Podcast Transparency in Teaching (stuff) 9th Grade Experience EdTech Thought (3:43) This weekend I spent time with Miles who recently turned 10 and he and I watched Back to the Future I & II. I know these movies inside and out and it was a true joy to see him experience the time-traveling adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown. We've all faced our Biff Tannen's and gotten glimpses of hoverboards, but it's actually one of the last things that Doc Says to Marty and Jennifer at the end of BTTF 3. Which we can certainly apply to the future of education... Featured Content (7:12) Previous #EdTech Final Fours 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Champion ScreenPal from Screencast-o-Matic - Video where you type Say it clearly the first time with quick, authentic video messages. Easily record videos from any text box or comment field in your favorite browser-based apps, then share. Less typing, fewer meetings, better communication. Say it with ScreenPal! ScreenPal works where you do. Click in any text field or comment box in your favorite browser-based apps, record your message, and share. Seamless, efficient, asynchronous communication through video messaging. Just Give It A Try (16:50) Share your successes and failures so we can learn and grow together! House of #EdTech VIP (18:08) Heather Brooks - Elementary Librarian, Reading Teacher, Doctoral Student, Loves Baseball, Music, and Travel
22:19 3/28/22
'I Need A New Butt' #TeamToby - HoET197
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:11) Happy 10th Birthday to my son, and former guest, Miles! Check out his previous guest appearances: A First-Grade Perspective of #EdTech - HoET117 My Second Grader Has A Podcast - HoET137 Check out our podcast Knock Knock Who's There? Thank you Jay Strumwasser for supporting the podcast through Buy Me A Soda! The House of #EdTech has surpassed 1,000,000 total downloads! Thank you for listening and sharing the podcast with others as I try to help as many people as possible through the conversations and ideas I share! EdTech Thought (5:53) A Choice. I recently had the opportunity to interview for an administrative position in another district. By all accounts, the job title was perfect - not that titles are important - and the job description was only missing my picture. EdTech Recommendation (9:43) ThemeSpark by EdCourage - Fast, easy K-12 teacher tools to improve student learning with the curriculum. Make standards-based rubrics in less than a minute. Choose from Common Core ELA and Math, NGSS, C3, Core Art & 21st Century standards. Featured Content (10:57) Toby Price was recently fired from his role as an Elementary School Vice-Principal for reading the book 'I Need A New Butt' to second graders. I believe this is wrong and we have a real problem. I share a New York Times article about what happened to Topy Price. House of #EdTech VIP (20:50) Emilee Phillippi - Intellectually curious. Passionate teacher and analyst. Lover of all things OSINT.
25:15 3/13/22
Improve Your School's Social Media - HoET196
EdTech Thought (2:14) Ineffective Social Media Use By Schools Featured Content (8:27) 8 Tips for How School Districts Can Use Social Media Effectively Maintain your school district’s vision Keep the conversation going Don’t focus on negative energy Make sure everyone with access is trained Have a plan Have an emergency plan Don’t overthink it Learn from your followers Other Episodes Mentioned: WYSIWYG with Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis - HoET044 TikTok in Education for Educators - HoET149 EdTech Recommendation (16:45) Social Media Platforms Your District Should be Using Facebook Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube Resources Mentioned: Zebra Podcast Network ZPN on Instagram
34:21 2/27/22
Podcast Easily with - HoET195
Featured Content (2:22) LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application that can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for Windows and now OSX), which is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance. Click here to see my example. Podcastle records high-quality audio, interviews, & allows you to edit audio in your browser. Users can conduct remote interviews, edit and enhance - online, fast, easy and it's fun! Get incredible sound quality, an unrivaled user experience, and professional results right after the lecture recording is finished. Don't use multiple software anymore. Just Give It A Try (21:02) If you have students that are absent consider creating a video each day to send to all your absent students letting them know what they missed in class that day. I have students in an A/B block schedule so I make a video that's good for two days. I BCC my absent students via email and I repeat myself all year about the need to check their email if they miss class for any reason.
28:11 2/13/22
NFTs and the Future of Education - HoET194
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:20) Educational Duct Tape Podcast - Episode 71 - Chris Nesi - Podcasting in the Classroom ReflectED Podcast LIVE - Success Isn't Linear 7taps Update! - VIDEO UPLOADS —now, in addition to our AI-video tool, you can also upload your own videos to use in your courses (yes, even if you’re on the Free Edition)! EdTech Recommendation (8:33) OpenBoard - Interactive whiteboard for schools and universities Article: OpenBoard: An Open Source Interactive Whiteboard for Educators Featured Content (13:00) LinkedIn Article: Education NFTs Will Replace Diplomas and Resumes Author: Beau Brannan - LinkedIn Highlights: Education could become more "collectible" and valued. Institutional education would arguably improve because the individual classes would matter more as opposed to being bundled into a degree and hidden. House of #EdTech VIP (33:52) Alysa Hardin - Digital Learning Specialist from Klein Independent School District (TX).
37:57 1/30/22
Microlearning & Micro Presentations - HoET193
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:19) Whether you're a new or returning listener you should be connected with me and the House of #EdTech! Twitter: @mrnesi @HouseofEdTech Instagram: @houseofedtech TikTok @cjnesi @houseofedtech Youtube Text @hoetpod to 81010 Awesome Supporters Buy Me a Coffee EdTech Thought (6:28) Get Dirty! Check out the Zebra Podcast Network Listen to the Zebra Morning Show Featured Content (10:38) What is meant by microlearning? What are the benefits of microlearning? What are the limitations of microlearning? Microlearning Best Practices Which microlearning platform should I use? - Microlearning made easy. Create mobile‑first courses, summaries, follow‑ups in 15 minutes. Check out my 7taps microlearning course: How to Podcast Just Give It A Try (24:50) Send your stories my way! House of #EdTech VIP (26:25) Anna Hanrahan - Following a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher, STEM coordinator, and Gifted specialist, she is now the Education Initiatives Specialist with Trafera. Anna's goal is to continue to educate herself in the world of EdTech to help facilitate for the excellent teachers out there to do even better with the resources they have in their classrooms.
30:42 1/16/22
2021 Smackdown - HoET192
Episode Sponsor: Everfi Everfi has resources to help teachers equip their students with the lifelong skills they'll need after graduation. From financial literacy to mental wellness, these free lessons will help schools be successful whether they are in face-to-face or online learning environments. Featured Content (3:02) 2021 House of #EdTech Smackdown Camila Oliveira - All In Learning Stephanie Howell - This or That Choice Boards Belle Hughes - Lumio by SMART & Classkick Abby Berk - Lumio by SMART Clark Fraser - Weebly Megan Gagnier & Alyssa Brower - Quizizz & Google Forms Haley Dietz - Blooket Savannah Remenaric - The Bitmoji Classroom Patrick Stalter - Google Forms Jacob Vannoy - Google Forms Ryan Gibson - Google Forms Bryon Carpenter - Momentum, Extensity, Clipboard History Pro Cameron Ross - Mote Carlos Garza - G RTF Chris Stuchko - YouTube Ryan Gutsch - Google Slides for Daily Agenda & Linda Hummer - Google Slides for animation Nate Nagele - Google Docs background coloring, Google Slides Theme Builder, Color Coding & Emoji Anthony Arno - Kahoot! Mel A - Blooket, Desmos, Mote
46:23 12/19/21