Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577

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Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year […]

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

Dr. Lee Graham on Episode 569

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Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing. Her anecdotes of classroom behavior-changing results are – pardon the pun – game-changing. Learn more. Listen to Dr. Lee Graham talk about Game Based Learning Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show […]

How to Make Programming Easier

Michael Backus on episode 567

Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show   Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or […]

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

Tyler Haggerty on episode 537

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Today, you’ll listen to a young man who became an entrepreneur as a result of his school’s genius hour. Listen with a purpose and prepare to get your daily challenge at the end and a link to the blog post I’ve written inspired by this show “7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects” […]

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything. Whether you’re already having genius hour at your school or you want to get started, this blog post will give you ideas for getting started with genius hour, no matter the age or grade. I’m writing […]

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

Richard Byrne on episode 532

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Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He also shares a bonus fitness opportunity for educators.) Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. This post is […]

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart, talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19. Because ISTE begins over the weekend, I am airing this episode early to gear up for the event which starts on Sunday. See Stacey’s presentation at ISTE19. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund […]

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design

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Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning. Michael has three sessions at ISTE 2019. (Information below.) Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, […]

iPads in Kindergarten

Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512

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Karen Lirenman (@KLirenman) and Kristen Wideen (@mrswideen) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom,  Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. (This episode is from our vault of most popular shows of all time – and it was the first show! Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of […]

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493

While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more […]