Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Episode 195 - Perpetual Learning

11/30/2016

It’s Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 and welcome to Episode 195 of TechTalk4Teachers, I’m Tom Grissom, and I’m Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. 

This time we discuss the culture of learning and how our attitudes affect the way we learn new things. Professional Development is often approached as something to be "done" to teachers instead of "with" teachers. A slight adjustment to a perpetual professional learning culture makes all the difference in the world. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week. Keep on Learning!



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Technology Picks of the Week

Tom’s Pick of the Week



Cindy's Pick of the Week

Zazzle 


That wraps it up for Episode 195 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and  I’m Cindy Rich, Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

@tomgrissom



Monday, October 31, 2016

Episode 194 - Let's Talk Teaching

10/31/2016

It’s Monday, October 31st, 2016 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Newton Key. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. This time we share information about a couple of Faculty Development workshops coming up in November. Dr. Newton Key, Director of the EIU Faculty Development program is our guest. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week.




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Technology Picks of the Week

Tom’s Pick of the Week

Microsoft Forms - New Add Images!!!

Newton’s Pick of the Week

Zotero (for citing Internet resources 


That wraps it up for Episode 194 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and  I’m Newton Key. Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

@tomgrissom



Friday, September 30, 2016

Episode 193 – Mid Semester Checkup

09/30/2016

It’s Friday, September 30th, 2016 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. This time we share our mid-semester checkup as we near the middle of the semester. Cindy has returned to the classroom and she shares some of her classroom practices. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week.



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Technology Picks of the Week

Tom’s Pick of the Week

Microsoft Forms


Cindy’s Pick of the Week

OneDrive (for digital nomads like Cindy)


That wraps it up for Episode 193 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and  I’m Cindy Rich. Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

@tomgrissom




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode 192 – Back to School with Technology

08/31/2016

It’s Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Brian Poulter. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. This time we share our back to school episode and talk a little teacher shop with combing technology and pedagogy and new possibilities for personalized learning with OneNote. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week.




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Show Notes:

OneNote Class Notebook

https://docs.com/dr-grissom/5099/pedagogy365-onenote-class-notebooks-a-game-changer


Technology Picks of the Week

 Tom’s Pick of the Week

New to Office 365 in August—the continued evolution of inking and more (Math to Ink)

https://blogs.office.com/2016/08/30/new-to-office-365-in-august-the-continued-evolution-of-inking-and-more/


Welcome to the 4th Grade (Music Video) -Dwayne Reed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=XBLcuGunRxU


Brian’s Pick of the Week

Canon Play website for camera settings

http://canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/


That wraps it up for Episode 192 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Brian Poulter. Keep on Learning!

 Keep on Learning,

Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

@tomgrissom

http://eiu.edu/itc

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Episode 191 – A Quick Summer Update

07/30/2016

It’s Saturday, July 30th, 2016 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. I am going solo this time with a quick summer update of the many things that are happening over the summer to improve the learning environment of our students. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week.

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Technology Picks of the Week


 Tom’s Pick of the Week


 Google Arts and Culture App
http://www.wired.com/2016/07/googles-new-app-brings-hundreds-museums-phone/

That wraps it up for Episode 191 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom. Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

 @tomgrissom

http://www.eiu.edu/itc/

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Episode 190 – Personal Weather Stations for Teaching and Learning

06/30/2016

It’s Thursday, June 30th, 2016 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom, and I’m Brian Poulter. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. Cindy is out of the office this week so we have invited Brian Poulter, long time friend of the show, to be on the TechTalk4Teachers podcast. This time we talk about Personal Weather Stations and the possibilities for teaching and learning. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week.
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Show Notes:


Personal Weather Stations (Weather Underground)


Ambient Weather Stations

NY Times Article on Personal Weather Stations (2013)

Technology Picks of the Week


Tom’s Pick of the Week

Anker Qi Wireless Mobile Phone Charger (for S7 Edge, AC Adapter sold separately)

Samsung Gear 360 Camera (360 degree photos/video camera for virtual reality)


Brian’s Pick

Samsung Tab A 8 inch Android Tablet

That wraps it up for Episode 190 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom, I’m Brian Poulter. Keep on Learning!

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




Friday, May 27, 2016

Episode 189 – edcampEIU, Padlet, and Virtual Reality

05/27/2016

It’s Friday, May 27th, 2016 and welcome to TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom, and I’m Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. This time we talk about our upcoming edcampEIU that will be happening on June 21st. We also have a special guest, Lisa Dallas, talking about the Padlet app for classroom and online uses of this tool. We wrap things up with our Technology Picks of the Week this time featuring Virtual Reality.

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Show Notes:


edcampEIU


Coming June 21, 2016 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University

edcampEIU website:

edcampEIU Twitter account @EdcampEIU

edcampEIU hashtag #edcampEIU


edcampWF

edcampWestFrankfort coming July 11, 2016

edcampWestFrankfort website:

edcampWestFrankfort Twitter account @edcampWF

edcampWestFrankfort hashtag #edcampWF


Special Guest, Lisa Dallas discusses Padlet


Top Uses for Padlet:  ( https://padlet.com/)

1.      Book Reviews/Interactive Story Telling: highlight favorite quotes, ask questions, discuss characters – AND/OR a story and ask students where it should go next. Students can type their ideas into the Padlet. Take student ideas and continue story
2.       Topic Summary:  Useful for any subject from math to earth science, Padlet can help teachers summarize a large amount of information and present it in a visually pleasing way. Educators can put in text, photos, graphs and other learning tools and share the image with students before a big test or discussion.  -
3.       "Thank You" Wall:  Have you had a speaker come in recently to share his/her knowledge on a particular subject. sending a group "thank you" note. Each student can post an individual message
4.       Questions Board:  Students can access a "questions" board 24/7 and anonymously post questions.   
5.       Opinion/Forum:  Educators can post a particular topic or issue, and students can post their opinions on the subject. This is a great building block for teaching students how to write opinion pieces or persuasive essays.  -
6.       Bell ringer activity — Ask students what they remember from the previous day’s lesson. The ensuing page should summarize what still needs to be taught and should serve as a good place for students to review content.
7.       Collaborative notetaking/ Notes to peer presentations / staff meetings — While listening to a presentation/meeting, students/colleagues can work together to add notes to a Padlet to produce a resource they can refer to later.
8.       Event planning — If you’re planning a class party or a field trip, all of the information can go on a Padlet, including photos of the destination, a list of who’s bringing what, links to pertinent websites and more.
9.       Living webquest — Webquests have been static webpages that included links to sites and questions. They often didn’t change. Students can create a living webquest where new links are added continually. You can create questions at the end of the activity to the links available at that time.
10.   Exit ticket/ Student Reflections on Learning/ Check In to Check Out — What did you learn today? What didn’t make sense? What questions do you still have? Students can answer those questions and refer to it later.
11.   Class Communication/Document hub — Upload important class files to a Padlet so students can go there to download them any time.
12.   Let Students Showcase Their Work – digital portfolios, creating slideshows, or producing videos to display all of your students’ best work on one page  
13.   Thinking Maps/Flow Maps
14.   K - W – L Chart on a topic: What student Knows/   What they Want to Know   /  What they Learned  Students post notes under each section
15.   Digital Posters - Assign students a topic and have them create quick digital posters as summaries for review OR as a presentation. Then, share the links with the whole class for a pain-free, classroom-wide study guide!
16.   Build a matching exercise - have students rearrange the photos and text to solve.
17.   Group research: students search online for other examples of the topic they are researching
18.   Video & Topic link-show video posted on Padlet and allow student to comment and expand the topic
19.   Parent Forum – Classroom link
20.   Walking Field Trip - through the building/museum with their devices. Students were to use their device to take pictures of various elements of art that they had been learning about - texture, space, line, etc.

References:



Technology Picks of the Week


Tom’s Pick of the Week
Samsung Gear VR Googles
http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/gear-vr/

Cindy’s Pick of the Week
Google Cardboard
https://vr.google.com/cardboard/index.html


Lisa’s Pick of the Week
Yellowdig
https://www.yellowdig.com/


That wraps it up for Episode 189 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU ITC website at eiu.edu/itc To leave a comment of suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu of leave a comment on our TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom, I’m Cindy Rich, and I’m Lisa Dallas. Keep on Learning!

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