Tech Talk Roundtable 05-04 | What’s Your Story

Description We all know that storytelling is a powerful teaching tool. We use it with our students to help them remember key concepts and lessons. But storytelling is also quite valuable in helping us grow as teaching professionals.  On today’s episode our special guest, Brent Coley, host of “Teaching Tales”, shares some of his stories […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 05-03 | Top Tech Tips for Saving You Time

Description Time. Do you ever have enough? If you’re listening to this podcast then obviously you do, but for the rest of us, time is a finite resource that must not be wasted.  Is there anything you can do to “save” time and work more efficiently? Well maybe THIS podcast is just what you need. […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 05-02 | Can You Hear Me Now?

Description Sherman set the wayback machine to 1984.  How was information communicated in your school? Notes in your mailbox? The school intercom system?  Maybe you were one of the lucky ones to actually have a phone on the wall in your room.  Today things are just a bit different – email, WhatsApp, WeChat, and more. […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 05-01 | I Forgot My Password

Description It’s the start of a new school year and everyone is probably wondering the same thing…”What was my password?”  If you have ever forgotten your password, or struggle with mandatory password changes, or coming up with the perfect combination of upper-case letters, numbers, symbols, and characters then you love today’s show because  we reveal […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-27 | Student Wellness – The Data Difference

Description Data. No, not Mr. Data from Star Trek Next Generation. I mean data as in potential information. I say potential, because data are useless until they are turned into information, and information is turned into stories, and these stories are well told to audiences who benefit from experiencing them. That is a long process, […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-26 | Classroom Video Do’s and Don’ts

Description Video is a powerful tool for learning – whether it’s video made by students, or teacher created presentation or flipped classroom videos. When we make videos, all we want perfection.  Is that too much to ask? Yet when we look at what we make it doesn’t always match what we imagined in our heads. […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-25 | Unsolved Mysteries: The Secret Powers of Tech People

Description Have you ever had a frustrating technology problem?  Then the tech person at your school comes in and fixes it by just looking at it or laying hands on your computer?  What is this magical power?  Today on the Concordia EdTech Roundtable we dig in and explore this arcane and esoteric mystery to see […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-24 | Free Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

Description I don’t have a lot of time.  I don’t have a lot of money.  NO PROBLEM! On today’s podcast we take a rapid-fire look at resources that you can learn quickly, and use tomorrow!  Oh, and did I mention they are FREE? Lessons Learned Dennis – Ozobots and letting students explore http://ozobot.com/stem-education Chris Carter […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-23 | Sprint to the Finish

Description Spring is here!  The flowers are singing and the birds are blooming – (wait…what?) – Are you feeling a little twitterpated? Can’t wait for the end of the school year? Don’t crawl over the finish line.  End a on Sprint!  Today on the Roundtable we discuss ways end the year and feel like a […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-22 | What is Failure?

Description Failure is not an outcome. It is a choice to not try again. In order to support our students in becoming lifelong, synthetic learners we must practice the language and attitudes of Growth Mindset and effective encouragement. But to get there, we must help kids understand what failure really is: opportunities to learn something […]

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