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



Friday, April 29, 2016

Episode 188 - Wrapping up the semester, class digital notebooks, and a new phone

04/29/2016

It’s Friday, April 29th, 2016 and welcome to Episode 188 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology.

This episode we discuss the end of the semester and OneNote digital class notebooks, a new smartphone for Dr. Grissom and announcing edcampEIU this summer!

We will also share our Technology Picks of the "Week".





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(34 minutes 43 seconds)



Technology Picks of the "Week" 


Tom’s Pick

RetiCAM Tripod Mount for SmartPhones


Cindy's Pick



That wraps it up for episode 188 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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Keep on Learning!

Tom Grissom, Ph.D.



Twitter: @tomgrissom

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Episode 187 – Digital Assistants and Holoportation

03/31/2016

It’s Thursday, March 31st, 2016 and welcome to Episode 187 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. Happy Leap Year!

This episode we have a listener question that leads into a discussion about digital assistances and how we remind ourselves of items of importance to us. We mention Cortana, Siri, and Google Now.

We will also share our Technology Picks of the "Week".




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(27 minutes 26 seconds)


Show Notes:

Technology Picks of the "Week" 


Tom’s Pick


Holoportation, Wow!!!


Hololens Galaxy Explorer


Hololens Case Western University, Teaching Anatomy example



Hololens AutoDesk engineering example


Hololens Build 2016 Developers Conference Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NQ39e4fdoo


Cindy's Pick




That wraps it up for episode 187 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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Keep on Learning!

Tom Grissom, Ph.D.



Twitter: @tomgrissom


Monday, February 29, 2016

Episode 186 - Campfires in Cyberspace

2/29/2016

It’s Monday, February 29th, 2016 and welcome to Episode 186 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology. Happy Leap Year!

This episode we will have a conversation about "Campfires in Cyberspace" and how designing learning environments need to have a combination of approaches to be most effective.

We will also share our Technology Picks of the "Week".



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(19 minutes 31 seconds)

Show Notes:

Campfires in Cyberspace: 
Primordial Metaphors for Learning in the 21st Century 
by David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.

http://tcpd.org/Thornburg/Handouts/Campfires.pdf

Campfires
Watering holes
Caves
Life

Screencasts updated from Episode 185:


OneNote Lego Stop Motion Project


https://docs.com/dr-grissom/2327/pedagogy365-onenote-lego-stop-motion-video-project


OneNote Lego Stop Motion YouTube Example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmHmtP1mKfA


itcts 057 Super Easy Photo Album - PowerPoint 2016 (YouTube Video Demo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBg6U9oMAUQ


Technology Picks of the "Week" 

Tom’s Pick

Plumbago Notebook Drawing App



Cindy's Pick

Digital Coloring Books: Colorfy




That wraps it up for episode 186 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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Keep on Learning!

Tom Grissom, Ph.D.



Twitter: @tomgrissom

Friday, January 29, 2016

Episode 185 - Creativity, Makerspaces, and Learning

1/29/2016

It’s Friday, January 29th, 2016 and welcome to Episode 185 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology.

We will also share our Technology Picks of the "Week".



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(36 minutes 27 seconds)




Show Notes:


OneNote Lego Stop Motion Project


https://docs.com/dr-grissom/2327/pedagogy365-onenote-lego-stop-motion-video-project


OneNote Lego Stop Motion YouTube Example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmHmtP1mKfA



itcts 057 Super Easy Photo Album - PowerPoint 2016 (YouTube Video Demo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBg6U9oMAUQ


Technology Picks of the "Week" 

Tom’s Pick

OneNote Learning Tools


Cindy's Pick

Digital Books

Breathing New Life into Out-of-Print Children’s Books





That wraps it up for episode 185 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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Keep on Learning!

Tom Grissom, Ph.D.



Twitter: @tomgrissom


Friday, December 18, 2015

Episode 184 - Rest, Renew, Restore, and Rejoice

12/18/2015

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34 minutes 30 seconds)


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It’s Friday, December 18th, 2015 and welcome to Episode 184 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Cindy's back! Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology.

We will also share our Technology Picks of the "Week".

Technology Picks of the "Week" 


Tom’s Pick




Cindy's Pick

Ignite Talks


That wraps it up for episode 184 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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom and I'm Cindy Rich. Happy Holidays and  Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.



Twitter: @tomgrissom

Monday, November 30, 2015

Episode 183 - What is your Moonshot in Education

11/30/2015

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(17 minutes 12 seconds)


(17 minutes 12 seconds)

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It’s Monday, November 30th, 2015 and welcome to Episode 183 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom....... and I'm still Tom Grissom. I am going solo this episode as Cindy is out of town. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology.


Photo Credit NASA: 

This episode I will share my thoughts on a new book that has been on my reading list titled, Moonshots in Education by Esther Wojcicki.



I will also share my Technology Pick of the Week.


Show Notes

Moonshots in Education







Address at Rice University in Houston, Texas on the Nation's Space Effort, 12 September 1962 

Moonshot Thinking


Esther Wojcicki in conversation with Jaime Casap -Authors at Google



Technology Pick of the Week 


Tom’s Pick

Skype-a-Thon

skypeathon


That wraps it up for episode 183 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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to techtalk@eiu.edu or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom. Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.



Twitter: @tomgrissom