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The TeacherCast Podcast is one of the longest-running educational podcasts.  Created in 2011 by Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast features today's finest and most influential educators and educational technology companies discussing the topics that mean the most to teachers, students, and parents.

The TeacherCast Podcast Jeff Bradbury (TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network)

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The TeacherCast Podcast is one of the longest-running educational podcasts.  Created in 2011 by Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast features today's finest and most influential educators and educational technology companies discussing the topics that mean the most to teachers, students, and parents.

    Are Your Students Ready for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

    Are Your Students Ready for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff sits down with 3M Young Scientist Chalenge winner Hannah Herbst to discuss the importance not only of encouraging your students to take that next step into STEM Education but how to support your students when THEY are the ones directing their own learning and seeking your guidance.


    If you are a new listener to TeacherCast, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page (http://teachercast.net/contact) and let us know how we can help you today!


    In This Episode ...Access to project-based learning resources can be extremely helpful to keep students focused and engaged during virtual learning.


    The 3M Young Scientist Challenge provides middle school students with an opportunity to employ critical thinking to identify innovative solutions to real-world problems through a digital platform that is easy to access from anywhere.


    All of the resources parents and educators need to support a student submitting an entry for the challenge, including idea starters, best practices from past finalists and step-by-step instructions. are available at YoungScientistLab.com and it only takes a 1 to 2-minute video to get the process started.


    During this challenging time, Discovery Education and 3M are committed to supporting the next generation of young scientists by continuing with the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge and providing educational materials at no-cost to students across the United States. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Deadline through May 7, 2020.


    About Hannah HerbstHannah Herbst has a passion for learning, solving problems, and helping others. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University High School in 2019, and is finishing her bachelor's degree at Florida Atlantic University in 2020.


    Hannah won the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, earning the title of "America's Top Young Scientist", was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2018, and was awarded first place and Best of Category at the research grants (http://www.hannahherbst.com/awards.html) from Florida Atlantic University and has delivered keynote addresses at the United Nations, USA Science and Engineering Festival, Social Innovation Summit, National Science Olympiad Competition, and World Science Festival. 


    Hannah created an ocean energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries using untapped energy from ocean currents. This innovation was inspired by Hannah's desire to help her nine-year-old penpal living in Sub-Saharan Africa, where many people live in energy poverty with sporadic or no access to electricity. In addition, Hannah has explored early identification methods for hazardous airborne chemicals in collaboration with I-SENSE at Florida Atlantic University, and is currently studying the properties of shark skin for medical applications at the Florida Atlantic Biomechanics Lab.


    Link of InterestWebsite http://www.hannahherbst.com (http://www.hannahherbst.com/)


    Twitter @hannahherbst07 (http://www.twitter.com/hannahherbst07)


    Instagram @hannahherbst


    Linkedin: Hannah Herbst 


    About the 3M Young Scientist ChallengeIf your students are in middle school, you can even take advantage of the opportunity to motivate them to turn one good idea into a one-of-a-kind opportunity to become America’s Top Young Scientist. 


    The 3M Young Scientist Challenge (https://www.youngscientistlab.com/challenge/about?utm_source=external_media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=youngscientistchallenge_cep&utm_content=challengeregister) is all about giving students a platform to put scientific innovation into practice for actual positive change in the world. You can cultivate your students’ passion for solving real-world problems by letting them explore solutions that are rele

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    How Should We Teach Our Students About Copyright and Creativity?

    How Should We Teach Our Students About Copyright and Creativity?

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we discuss the importance of helping our students understand Copyright law and how it can affect the projects that they work on each day in class.


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    In This Episode We DiscussWhy we believe that kids today need to be taught the basics of copyright.It has become an essential element of digital literacy. Students may not realize it, but copyright and fair use are relevant to online activities they engage in virtually every day, both as consumers and creators and both at school and at home.


    What resources Copyright and Creativity offersA full suite of K-12 resources, including lesson plans, lesson slides, learning videos, visual aids, and a professional development course for teachers.


    Available for free.


    How Copyright and Creativity aims to make these resources engaging and effective for kidsBalance -- development process took input from all sides, avoided serving as propaganda for a particular viewpoint in ongoing debates over copyright policy.


    Take a positive approach, emphasizing what copyright enables and allows. Avoid teaching it as a set of negative and restrictive “thou shalt nots.”


    Emphasize kids’ own role as creators


    Provide teachers with videos that walk through the trickiest parts, and with professional development, if they feel they need more background in copyright before they’d feel comfortable teaching itVery age appropriate-- shorter, wordless videos for younger students (K-4) and real world examples of copyright in action for older students.


    Provide practical info about the copyright-related activities kids regularly engage in: acquisition, sharing, and using someone else’s creative work in some new creation of their own.


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    About our GuestsDavid SohnDavid Sohn is a lawyer and the former General Counsel of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a leading online civil liberties group based in Washington DC. Mr. Sohn led CDT’s Digital Copyright Project, which advocated for balanced and consumer-friendly copyright policy. Mr. Sohn is currently Director of Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens, a project aimed at providing practical and accessible resources for teaching students about copyright and fair use. https://www.copyrightandcreativity.org/ (https://www.copyrightandcreativity.org/)


    Follow our HostJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury (http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury)


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    Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:


    www.copyrightandcreativity.org (http://www.copyrightandcreativity.org) (login, check the RESOURCES tab for lessons and easy to access PD)


    Link 2


    Link 3


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    5 Useful Ways To Engage Your Classroom Through Screencasting and Video

    5 Useful Ways To Engage Your Classroom Through Screencasting and Video

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff welcomes Nefertiti Dukes, the Educator Growth Lead at Screencastify on the podcast to discuss 5 Ways to use Video in the Classroom.


    Are you using Screencastify in your classroom to create video tutorials or other curricular projects? We would love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below and share what is awesome about your classroom!


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    5 Ways To Use Video in the ClassroomInstructional VideosGreat for a flipped classroom (but...also great for sub plans or remediation)


    Verbal Feedback


    Student Projects/Presentations


    Meetings/Professional Development


    Parent Communication


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    About Nefertiti DukesNefertiti Dukes currently serves as the Educator Growth Lead at Screencastify where she works to help educators implement video in their classrooms. Before joining the Screencastify squad, Nef taught English and Social Studies in both a middle and high school setting. She has also served as a curriculum coordinator for the Miami Urban Debate League, a grade-level chair, and a student advisor. She is always looking for new folks to talk to and learn from. You can connect with her on Twitter @NiftyNef (http://twitter.com/screencastify) or via email at nef@screencastify.com


    About Screencastify https://www.screencastify.com/education (https://www.screencastify.com/education)


    Follow our HostJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury (http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury)


    TeacherCast | @TeacherCast (http://www.twitter.com/teachercast)


    Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:


    https://www.screencastify.com/education (https://www.screencastify.com/education)


    Podcasting with Students (http://www.podcastingwithstudents.com)


    Link 3


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    Check Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast ( http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/teachercast-podcast/) )


    Educational Podcasting Today ( http://www.educationalpodcasting.today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/) )


    Ask The Tech Coach ( http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com (http://www.askthetechcoach.com/) )


    EdTech in the Classroom ( http://www.edtechintheclassroom.com (https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/edtech-in-the-classroom/) ) 


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    How Are You Helping Your Students Set Meaningful, Obtainable, And Measurable Goals?

    How Are You Helping Your Students Set Meaningful, Obtainable, And Measurable Goals?

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff sits down with Hillary Scharton from Instructure (CanvasLMS) (https://www.instructure.com/canvas/k-12) to discuss the importance of creating meaningful, obtainable, and measurable New Year Resolutions with your students.


    About our Guest: Hilary SchartonVP, K-12 STRATEGY


    Hilary Scharton loves education and has worked in it, in some form or another, for her entire career. As VP of K-12 Strategy for Instructure, she sets the strategic vision for how Canvas makes its products even more awesome for students and teachers across the globe, while focusing on leveraging technology to support improved instruction and equitable access for all students.


    Prior to joining Instructure in 2012, Hilary served as a psychologist for Utah school districts, spending her time focused on RtI and PBIS for schools and classrooms as well as Special Ed assessment. Before that, she worked in higher ed teaching classes in psychology, education, and English at Utah State and Illinois State Universities.


    About InstructureInstructure (NYSE: INST) helps people grow from the first day of school to the last day of work. More than 30 million people use the Canvas Learning Management Platform for schools and the Bridge Employee Development Platform for businesses. More information at www.instructure.com.


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    Follow our HostJeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury (http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury)


    Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources:


    Whitepaper on streamlining your edtech approach: https://www.instructure.com/canvas/landing/k12-cobbling-edtech-whitepaper (https://www.instructure.com/canvas/landing/k12-cobbling-edtech-whitepaper)  


    Information about Canvas for K-12: https://www.instructure.com/canvas/k-12 (https://www.instructure.com/canvas/k-12)  


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    Let’s Work TogetherHost: Jeff Bradbury (http://twitter.com/jeffbradbury)


    Email: (mailto:info@teachercast.net)


    Voice Mail: (http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail)


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    Check Out More TeacherCast ProgrammingTeacherCast Podcast ( http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp) )


    Educational Podcasting Today ( http://www.educationalpodcasting.today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/) )


    The TechEducator Podcast ( http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com/) )


    Ask The Tech Coach ( http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com (http://www.askthetechcoach.com/) )


    Need a Presenter?Jeff Bradbury (http://jeffreybradbury.com/) , or to Broadcast your conference LIVE!

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    Canvas and Microsoft Education Team Up To Offer Immersive Reader To 8 Million Teachers And Students

    Canvas and Microsoft Education Team Up To Offer Immersive Reader To 8 Million Teachers And Students

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff welcomes VP of K-12 Strategy, Hillary Scharton and Principal Product Manager for Microsoft Education, Mike Tholfsen on the show to discuss how the Immersive Reader can now be used to help millions of students using the Canvas Learning Management System.

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    The Conrad Challenge 2019: Helping Students Change Their Worlds

    The Conrad Challenge 2019: Helping Students Change Their Worlds

    In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we meet Colorado Science Teacher Ryan Johson who last year, mentored a team of students to the final round of the Conrad Challenge. 

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Storyman53 ,

Tons of great content, lots of ideas!

I've been listening to this podcast for over two years and continue to learn new things about what is going on in education today. I'm impressed with the self-less nature of Jeff - and of his podcast guests - who do this because they genuinely care about the education and welfare of their students. This podcast is a source of inspiration for me and is a reliable source for ideas and information on the use of technology in the classroom. I have greatly enhanced my own presentations with what I have learned! What a terrific resource for teachers and educators in all strata of the educational system! I have to say that as I have listened to this podcast - and my awareness of the current status of education in America has increased - my faith has been restored in the education system in this country. I have always respected teachers for what they have to do to make their students experience the best possible (and how difficult that has been, and can be)...but that repsect has increased exponentially as I listened to what so many of them are doing - mostly on their own time, and sometimes, at their own expense - in and out of the classroom on behalf of the students and their families. Granted, things are far from ideal (in America's education system, in general), but with people like Jeff, and those who appear and contribute to this podcast, our students will truly benefit from their time in school. Well done, Jeff! I will certainly continue to tell educators (and parents!) that I meet about TeacherCast! Stellar!!

Moby Rocks It ,

I always get something...

I've been listening for a few months now, and I always hear about great uses of technology in the classroom. Jeff and colleagues LOVE sharing information, and provide thorough, pertinent and timely advice to any educator who wants to use technology in a better way in her/his classroom. Keep a note-taker on hand while listening; you’ll never remember all they share.

Kirbyeducation ,

Great practical ideas

I regularly learn something that can be applied in my school. The ideas are all practical - they can actually be implemented in a real-life school! Thanks.

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