Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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


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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Show Note Links

 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):

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  To leave a comment or suggestion, please send an email to 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