Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Episode 169 - Office 365 Here We Go!

09/30/2014

It's Tuesday, September 30th,  2014 and welcome to Episode 169 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia.

Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.



In this episode...

The College of Education and Professional Studies faculty and staff prepare for the Office 365 upgrade. We have some great keyboard shortcuts to share and of course our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week




Cindy's Pick

Library of Congress Mobile Apps http://www.loc.gov/apps/

U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation - The U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation app is a mobile version of the "Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation", a comprehensive analytical legal treatise prepared by attorneys of the Congressional Research Service at the direction of the United States Senate and issued as Senate Document No. 112-9. The app is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Government Printing Office. Get the app for: iPhone or iPad

The Congressional Record - Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office. Get the app for: iPhone or iPad

Library of Congress - Virtual Tour - The Library of Congress is the world's largest library and the largest body of knowledge under a single roof. Whether you're onsite, at home, in a classroom or elsewhere, this app will give you a virtual tour that mirrors the Library of Congress Experience, an award-winning group of exhibitions and features that has drawn record numbers of visitors. Get the app for: iPhone or iPad

Aesop for Children - The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations. Get the app for: iPhone or iPad or Android 


BARD Mobile - The BARD Mobile app is a service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, that provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily. Users must already be registered with the NLS. Get the app for: iPhone or iPad




Mike's Pick

Ello


That wraps it up for episode 169 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Episode 168 - Happy Anniversary TechTalk4Teachers

08/29/2014

It's Friday, August 29th,  2014 and welcome to Episode 168 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia.

Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

The gang is all back for this back to school episode!


In this episode...

TechTalk4Teachers reaches another milestone completing our 7th year of podcasting!!!

Mike shares his Security Spotlight and reminds us to be safe with changing passwords and not to fall victim to Phishing scams. In segment 2 Mike, Cindy, and I discuss our favorite keyboard shortcuts and we finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Mike's Five Monitor Surface Pro Setup
http://eiuitc.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-setup-surface-pro-2-with.html?view=magazine



Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

Office Mix (again)

https://mix.office.com/Gallery

Tom's first OfficeMix - Using Wireless Video in the Classroom
https://mix.office.com/watch/105nj9o5abvem

Peter and the Wolf OfficeMix Example
https://mix.office.com/watch/yz2o4hh8w4qm

Photosynthesis Example
https://mix.office.com/watch/1t7ghm0pk68ax




Cindy's Pick

Spotify - Music for Everyone
https://www.spotify.com/us/


Mike's Pick

Mission BackPack for Traveling
http://missionworkshop.com/

(Arkiv Field Pack)
http://missionworkshop.com/products/arkiv-system-bags/

That wraps it up for episode 168 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Episode 167 - Countdown for Back to School

07/31/2014

It's Thursday, July 31st, 2014 and welcome to Episode 167 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich.

Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

Mike is out this episode at a conference.


In this episode...

Cindy and I discuss summer projects, introduce a new segment called Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity,  and we finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/


Office 365
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/

Example Office Mix
https://mix.office.com/watch/1v4koz7wvbove



Technology Picks of the Week




Cindy's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S5
http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys5/features.html

That wraps it up for episode 167 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Twitter: @tomgrissom 


Monday, June 30, 2014

Episode 166 - Summer Half-Time

06/30/2014

It's Monday, June 30th, 2014 and welcome to Episode 166 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Mike Gioia.

Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.


In this episode...

Mike and I discuss on-going summer projects and we finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week


Mike's Pick

New blog post:

Surface Pro 2 as a Desktop Replacement



Surface Pro 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-2

... and now the just announced Surface Pro 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3


That wraps it up for episode 166 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D. 
Twitter: @tomgrissom 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Episode 165 - Security Spotlight and Faculty Summer Institute

05/30/2014

It's Friday, May 30th, 2014 and welcome to Episode 165 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom and I'm Mike Gioia.

Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.


In this episode...

Mike and I discuss recent security issues that are in the news and the importance of educating ourselves against malicious Internet attacks. We also discuss the Faculty Summer Institute Conference (#fsi2014) that I recently attended at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We finish with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week


Tom's Pick

Go Paperless by Using OneNote 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42957

Get all your notes on all your devices with OneNote
http://www.onenote.com/


Mike's Pick

Surface Pro 2 as a Desktop Replacement



Surface Pro 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-2

... and now the just announced Surface Pro 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3


That wraps it up for episode 165 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D. 
Twitter: @tomgrissom 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Episode 164 - Open Educational Resources and a 3rd-4th Grade Field Trip

04/30/2014

It's Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 and welcome to Episode 164 of TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom. 

Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

I am going solo today as Cindy Rich is off to a Directors meeting with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and Mike Gioia is off to the Champaign-Urbana area today.


In this episode...

I discuss using Open Educational Resources and how we designed a learning experience for a local 3rd and 4th grade field trip to Eastern Illinois University. I will finish up with my Technology Pick of the Week.

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 3rd Grade Concept Map of the Desert


Example Green Screen picture (Before)


 Example Green Screen picture (After)

A big thank you to Karen Fasimpaur for letting us use her desert pictures for our project. This sharing enables teachers and students the freedom to enjoy learning from others. If you use open educational resources be sure to return the favor and share something you created with others. Pass it on!

Desert Picture Links (Shared by Karen Fasimpaur):

https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=10293577@N03&q=desertfortom

https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=10293577@N03&q=Saguaro%20NP

The 3rd grade students enjoyed seeing the desert pictures taken by someone who lives nearby.


Desert Soundscape (listen)




Technology Pick of the Week


Tom’s Technology Pick


Global Soundscapes:






That wraps it up for episode 164 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D. 
Twitter: @tomgrissom 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode 163 - World Backup Day and a Special Guest

03/31/2014

It's Monday, March 31st, 2014 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers, I'm Tom Grissom, and I'm Mike Gioia, and I'm Cindy Rich and we have a special guest, Bryan Murley. Welcome to the TechTalk4Teachers podcast, the show about teaching and learning with technology.

In this episode...

Bryan Murley a Professor of Journalism at EIU shares his podcast called Colllege Media Podcast. Mike Gioia and I will discuss World Backup Day and encourage EVERYONE to make a backup of your data today and we will finish up with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Bryan Murley Links:





World Backup Day



ITC YouTube Videos about backups:


itcts_33 Organizing Files, Folders, and Backups (Tips and Tricks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmQHFZ3pL-0&list=UUAkVWHTOjqjhlmEn742w2Aw



itcts_34 Organizing Files, Folders, and Backups (Tips and Tricks)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb5myf1y1vA&list=UUAkVWHTOjqjhlmEn742w2Aw



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Technology Picks of the Week


Bryan's Pick

Skitch
http://evernote.com/skitch/


Mike’s Pick

in1Case Mobile Phone Case with acccessories
http://www.in1case.com/Default.asp



Cindy’s Pick

iTunes U eBook Settlement





That wraps it up for episode 163 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at eiu.edu/itc  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the Tech Talk for Teachers blog. Until next time, this is Tom Grissom, I'm Cindy Rich, and I'm Mike Gioia, and I'm Bryan Murley, keep on learning.

Keep on Learning, 
Tom Grissom, Ph.D. 
Twitter: @tomgrissom