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Tech Talk Roundtable 21 | An Ostrich Pillow For All My Friends

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the Week Keyboarding Skills and the Common Core | Teaching the Core Did you know that anchor standard W.CCR.6 contains keyboarding expectations for grades 3-6? Here, I discuss what those expectations might mean for you. Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 20 | My Students Were Not Injured

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the Week http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/08/29/five-bad-education-assumptions-the-media-keeps-recycling/ As a teacher at a school that often out-Exeters Exeter, I agree with this article’s assertion. The surface treatment of educational issues and the recycling of tired assumptions that assume the power of common wisdom sabotage actual, substantive discussions. Please […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 19 | The Future of Technology

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the future of technology Show Notes What Will Education Be Like in 100 Years? An interesting quote that describes what Jon Elferth Watkins wrote in 1900 as a prediction of what education in the 12st century would look like. Technology and Education: What Will the Future Bring? Technology is inspiring change in Education, but […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 18 | 6 Phases of Providing Professional Development

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the six phases of professional development.  Take a listen to what they have learned and presenters and avoid their mistakes along the way. Tech Tips Apple TV Apple TV is a digital media receiver. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to airplay digital content to your projector or TV. It’s a […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 17 | Bringing Badges to Your Organization

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the use of digital badges and share their tech tips. Show Notes http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/05/16/moodle-25-adds-open-badges-support-bootstrap-theme.aspx?=THE21 Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.5, a major update to the widely distributed open source learning management system. The new version also adds support for badges, allowing teachers and institutions to award badges to users for work accomplished based on various criteria, […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 16 | Project Based Learning

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss Project Based Learning and share their tech tips. Articles of Interest http://tech2learn.wikispaces.com/Project-Based+Learning Looking for useful resources? Start here! http://plpnetwork.com/pbl-resources/ A resource of resources. Rich! http://pblinstitute.com/ Excellent annual learning opportunity! http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/project-base-learning-on-mobile-devices An exciting presentation that is packed full of useful hints, tips, and information, yet does require that the viewer take the information and work with […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 15 | Game Based Learning: Get Your Game On!

  Chris, Jamie and Michael talk all about GBL, Game Based Learning. Articles of the week http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_bavelier_your_brain_on_video_games.html I appreciate the fact that this research scientist actually uses data rather than hearsay and common wisdom. http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html?source=twitter&awesm=on.ted.com_dYQn#.UYjDDZopR7t.twitter Simply an impressive TED Talk! http://blog.cengage.com/?p=862 Games – whether casual or immersive, single player or multi-player – demand the full focus of the participant on […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 14 | Understanding MOOCs

  Chris, Jamie and Michael talk all about MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses. Articles of the week Markup – Annotate, Grade, and Sign PDF Documents, Contracts, Forms, Notes, Papers, Assignments, and Blueprints for iPad on the iTunes App Store Description Markup is the easiest way to annotate documents on the iPad. Markup is a game-changer for teachers, who can now […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 13 | No More Digital Cheetos For You

  Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week New Survey Uncovers Big Trends In Online Learning | Edudemic The role of online learning in education is a hot topic right now. But who is actually taking advantage of this service? Teachers? Students? Who is using it bolster their academic […]

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Tech Talk Round Table 12 | Anti Social Media

  Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week http://www.edutopia.org/blog/4th-graders-achieving-world-peace-homa-tavangar Education Week: The New Ed-Tech Leader Models by Digital Example According to this article, the only way to get teachers and staff to move forward with technology is to model by example. If you show how it’s done, people will […]

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