Ed Tech Talk Roundtable 50 | 50 Ways of Looking Back on the Podcast

In this episode, ChrisJamie and Michael reflect on the past 50 episodes.

Our biggest learnings for the past 50 podcasts

Our favorite tech tips for the past 50 podcasts

  • Michael
    • Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery.
    •  Self Control is an OS X application which blocks access to incoming and/or outgoing mail servers and websites for a predetermined period of time. For example, you could block access to your email, facebook, and twitter for 90 minutes, but still have access to the rest of the web. Once started, it can not be undone by the application, by deleting the application, or by restarting the computer – you must wait for the timer to run out.
  • Jamie
    • Inbox Zero – Clearly, the problem of email overload is taking a toll on all our time, productivity, and sanity, mainly because most of us lack a cohesive system for processing our messages and converting them into appropriate actions as quickly as possible.  This site contains posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way.
    • Tiny Chicken Math Apps –  This is a series of free math apps created by TapToLearn Software.  All are fun but simple math games that teach students basic operations, measurement, estimation, and lots more.
    • BeeBots – My favorite tool for teaching basics in programming.  Beebots are programmable floor robots, that teach basic programming, directional language, spacial reasoning and problem solving. They are easy to integrate into the curriculum.
    • Whiteboard Apps (Screen Chomp, Explain Everything, Educreations, ShowMe) – For me, these apps have been the most versatile and simple to use in the classroom.  Great for having students show their learning, helpful for teachers can also use these to explain concepts to students and post videos on a classroom blog,   great for flipped classrooms or as tools to create digital portfolios.
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