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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-10 | Hack-A-Thon

Description Hacking.  The term brings up all sorts of negative thoughts, right?  But hacking can also be a fantastic way to learn. On today’s podcast we bring in expert “hacker” and Concordia student Yiluo Li to share about the Hack-A-Thon she helped organize here last weekend, and explain just what hacking is and how it […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-09 | Use Technology in Math Class? Why Wouldn’t You?

Description Are pencil and paper all you need to learn math? That’s what some math teachers may tell you. But today our special guest,  mathematician and mathematics instructor here at Concordia, Kathleen Mahoney will endeavor to convince you otherwise.  Use technology in math class? Why wouldn’t you? Lessons Learned Dennis – Export BookCreator via Airdrop […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-08 | Why “Test” is Not a Four-Letter-Word

Description How can we best support our students to effectively use and remember the content and skills that we teach? Can TESTING be used not just to evaluate students, but also to promote meaningful learning? Today we put my co-host Chris Carter on the hot seat as he explains to us why TEST is not […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-07 | Don’t Tell Me, Tell the World!

Description Audience matters – especially when it comes to student writing. Digital technology makes sharing something to a global audience easier than ever before. How can teachers leverage this technology to motivate students to become better writers?  And how do we help them them express their thoughts and creativity safely? Lessons Learned Dennis – Remember […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-06 | Building a School in the Cloud

Description Want to provide your students with a 1:1 digital learning experience? The Infrastructure and implementation costs alone can be staggering. BUT do they HAVE to be? Today we are joined by David Elliott, the technology director at our sister school, Concordia Hanoi as he shares a model for Digital Schools that is affordable, replicable, […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-05 | Everything’s Relative

Description Learning is all about relationships. Sound familiar? If you’re a regular listener to this podcast you no doubt recognize this recurring theme. This theme will be the focus of our show today as Darcy Hendriks, Concordia’s Middle School Choir teacher, talks with us about the importance of connecting honestly and authentically with students through […]

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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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