How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

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Robert Kalman’s middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start […]

Organic Edtech Coaching

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching

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Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers. Adam Juarez talks about organic edtech coaching and how to cultivate those relationships.   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts 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 […]

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board, gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in […]

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts

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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern […]

Silicon Valley Teacher Spotlight: Mike Messner

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Mike Messner teaches seventh-grade social studies in Silicon Valley. He shares his stories of the tech they use, what Silicon Valley parents like (and don’t like), and how he has joined an online PLN to bring state of the art to his classroom. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom. I […]

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio

Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach. Kate Hodges, a language arts teacher in Ohio, shares how she uses project-based learning (PBL), making, and more to help students learn language arts. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom. I love it because videos and the […]

How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite

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Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not. Some educators are creating private islands (for free) that their students can make Rube Goldberg machines and other creations. Today’s guest, Mike Washburn, is on […]

2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

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Join in some powerful student challenges! Discovery Education has two student challenges happening now. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge, a STEAM project for grades 9-12 in the US. I’ll also give an overview of the CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge for […]

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher

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Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing. Schools and teachers have the daunting task of lining up the needs of today’s workforce with what is being taught. Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. He says schools should focus less […]

How to Make Math Moments That Matter

Kyle Pearce shares how to inspire math learning

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Math shouldn’t break your heart. It should excite you and your students. But how? Let’s move from boring, rote, repetitive math to a math class that sparks curiosity, makes sense and ignites joy. Kyle Pearce, co-creator of mathmoments.com gives us a high-level view of how every math teacher can make math moments that matter. Then, […]