Monday, November 30, 2015

Episode 183 - What is your Moonshot in Education


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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.

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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



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 If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to 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

1 comment:

Samantha Miller said...

 Moonshots in Education is a book about using technology and teaching strategies to help with pedagogy. This book explains why we should consider students input, ideas, interests, our own teacher methods, development of projects, and etc. This book explains how our education system has changed from reading, writing, and arithmetic to branching out to include more subjects and concepts. The history of technology has evolved since the beginning of education.
 How do we give the gift of learning to all children? How can we help them achieve a can do and ability to learn attitude? These are the most important ideas to consider when we teach.
 Skye-A-Thon program helps to explore learning without boarders for all students’ and school age children. This program can help reach and be able to teach students’ from all over the world and expose them to the amazing things they can learn.
 My moonshot in Education would be to always actively teach no matter if you are a certified teacher or not. We all have other roles other than student teacher like mother, aunt, sister, brother, and more. All of these roles can help shape younger generations by applying what they have learned in life and share their advice can help guide the next generation to reach for the moon and learn and be active in their learning environment. We all have teachable moments in life that we can learn from as well as others.
 These resources and developing our own “moonshot of education” is important for us to learn and apply in our own perspectives because we as future teachers need to be able to utilize and teach what we want to teach as well as to help develop young minds.