Join us as we talk all things EdTech and Education in the elementary classroom.
EP 10- Engagement & Equity in the Virtual Classroom: An Interview with Kareem Farah
Are you curious about how you can build relationships and keep learners engaged online? Do you want to learn more about how you can successfully use synchronous and asynchronous learning with your students? Kareem Farah, the founder of the Modern Classrooms Project, shares his knowledge about online instruction and blended learning. Find out the strategies and tips he suggests in order to have an equitable, engaging, and successful virtual classroom.
You can read more about Kareem's ideas on creating successful instructional videos here: Everything you Need to Know About Creating a Great Screencast Video
Check out the Modern Classrooms Project and enrol in their free course today!
EP 09- Finding the Positives in a Pandemic: An Update from Mike Ribble
We are back for season 2 of the podcast! Mike joins us for a great conversation surrounding distance learning, digital equity, and digital health. He updates us on the initiatives he's taken in education since our initial conversation in March, when schools first shut down due to the global pandemic. With optimism and positivity, Mike shares practical solutions for educators who are navigating the world of distance learning or hybrid education. This is a conversation you do not want to miss!
EP 08- Keeping Connection During Crisis: An Interview with Amy Empringham
How do you keep a connection with students, families, and community members when we are kept at a distance? In this interview, Amy brings to light some important answers surrounding this question. Join us as we discuss the changes and challenges that have taken place in education during COVID-19 and how to focus on what is essential as we move forward. Amy reminds us to "take whatever opportunities you have and try to find the brightest side you can in it." You do not want to miss out on this enlightening, educational, and inspiring episode.
EP 07- Looking at Social Media Through a Different Lens: An Interview With Jennifer Casa-Todd
How do we move from teaching digital citizenship as a lesson to a lifestyle? How can we “take a look at social media with a different lens?" In this episode, Jennifer Casa-Todd talks all about using social media and online spaces for positivity, leadership, and empowerment. We discuss practical ways to include “digital leadership” in your learning spaces and what it looks like now in a time of remote teaching. She also talks about a recent campaign she started called #CelebratingAwesome, where people can nominate others who are shining light in the darkness. This episode will not only teach you more about the potential of social media in learning, but it will also leave you motivated and inspired to celebrate awesome in your own life.
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EP 06- Seesaw & Distance Learning: An Interview with Kris Szajner
Join us as we dive deeper and discuss the positive role that Seesaw can play during distance learning. Kris Szajner explains how Seesaw brings engagement, efficiency, and accessibility into the lives of students so that it bridges the gap between school and home. We discuss tips and tricks and explore the topics of Choice Boards, Creating Templates, Skills, and App Integration. If you are using Seesaw with your students right now, this is an episode you don't want to miss!
*Check out his website, Twitter, and Youtube Channel for more details.
EP 05- 5 Ways that Seesaw Stands Out
In this episode, I talk about the benefits of using Seesaw, especially now in a time of online learning and remote teaching. I talk about 5 ways that Seesaw has stood out to me and some of the new features that I learned about in my Seesaw Ambassador training.
If you are new to Seesaw, or would like to learn more about its features, this episode is for you! If you'd like to have access to the links or resources referenced in this episode, check out the recap blog post on edtechendeavours.com
1. Creative Tools- 2:37
2. Seesaw Activities- 6:07
3. Privacy Settings- 10:20
4. Seesaw Blogs- 11:55
5. Seesaw Choice Boards 13:23