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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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-29 | Lessons From Mary Poppins

Description Do you remember the classic Disney movie Mary Poppins?  We may be stretching things a bit but we believe that Mary Poppins has a lot to teach us about how we should be teaching and using technology in our classrooms – if we take a little time to listen to what she has to […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-28 | Digital Archiving – Are You a Data Hoarder?

Description Are you a Data Hoarder? How many messages are in your Inbox right now? How many files on your desktop? How do you decide what to keep and what to throw away? What are you going to need to access next year, or in 5 years, or in 10 years? Today we take a […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-27 | Gamification vs. Educational Games

Description School is no place for games – or is it?  Today we’ll explore the principles of applying games and gamification in your classroom, and look at a few examples.  We’ll also discuss the difference between Gamification and Educational Games.   Lessons Learned Dennis – There’s always room for ducks. Chris – Thank yous may […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 03-26 | Liven Up Those Limp Lessons

Description Do you have that lesson that you dread teaching?  What can you do to “Kick it Up a Notch!” Join us today as we check the mailbag and take on the challenge to “Liven up Those Limp Lessons”   Lessons Learned Dennis – Time keeps on tickin’ tickin’ tickin’ into the future… Chris – […]

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