Tech Talk Roundtable 04-04 | A Good Podcast About Bad Presentations

Description Have you ever witnessed a presentation so boring that you thought, “Shoot me now!” There is a reason that they call them “bullet points.” Have you strained to read a slide packed with 12 point text, and then realized that the presenter was reading it to you word by word? Then you my friend, […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-03 | SMS – Student Led Experiential Learning

Description What happens when you not only give students filled with curiosity ownership of their own learning, but you also resource them with state of the art equipment and digital tools? Prepare to be blown away as Concordia’s Digital Literacy Coach Eric Johnston shares what his amazing students are doing and explains why, here at […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-02 | A Path to Citizenship

Description Digital Citizenship. In an era where technology is such a ubiquitous part of our lives should we just call it “Citizenship”?  And how to we train children to become responsible “citizens”? These are questions our team here at Concordia has been working to answer.  We think we have come up with a pretty decent […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-01 | Teaching Computational Thinking Without Computers

Description Today we discuss how to teach computational thinking without computers. The resources are out there, and we share some of the best ones! The activities in these resources are more fun than typing away, sans ball-and-socket joints, on a keyboard anyway. We Also offer our insights of the week! Lessons Learned Dennis – You […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-35 | Socially Acceptable

Description How connected do you need to be?  Is it enough to just have a school email address? Are you ridiculed because you still use a flip phone? To Facebook or not to Facebook? It’s 2016. Let’s look at your digital footprint to see if you are “Socially Acceptable”   Lessons Learned Dennis – Turn […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-34 | Top Ten Tech Tips for Teaching in China

Description Planning a trip to visit us in China?  Winging your way to the the Central Kingdom? Maybe you’re thinking about teaching or going to school here. If so,  you’re probably wondering how your tech will work or if it will work at all?  Will you be able to use the same tools you’re used […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-33 | No Tech Solutions

Description To tech, or not to tech. That is a question for those with tech.  Another question is “How can you tech when you don’t have tech, but you wanna have your class tech too?”  Today we tackle that tongue twister and talk low tech and no tech techniques. Though we are normally on the […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-32 | When the Best Tech Solution is No Tech

Description Speaking of tech, I have request. Let’s throw out the word “tech” from education. It intimidates and creates some of the very barriers it hopes to overcome. Besides, what does “tech” mean, anyway? A pencil is technology. So is paper. These two inventions have done more to further education than just about anything else. […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-31 | Inspired to Explore

Description As children the world was our classroom, and most of us are not reminded of that fact until we see the world anew through our own children’s eyes. What happened in those intervening years? If you just thought. “School happened to us!” then stay tuned and discover how schools are bringing the wonder back! […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-30 | Going B-I-G! Big Data in K-12

Description Data is so big … I said data is soooo big … How big is it?  Well, let me tell you today we  are exploring Big Data in the K-12 classroom. I don’t just mean crunching numbers on test results. I mean teaching kids what Big Data is and how to use it to […]

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