An educational technology podcast for South Dakota teachers
Using Tizmos on Every Level of the SAMR Model
Check out this podcast by Northern State University Student and South Dakota teacher, Brennan Goehring about Tizmos and the SAMR model. This podcast shares some excellent ideas for using Tizmos!
Using Symbaloo on Every Level of the SAMR Model
Check out this podcast by Northern State University Student and South Dakota teacher, Quintin Pease about Symbaloo and the SAMR model (with the help of a guest). This podcast shares some excellent ideas for using Symbaloo!
Using Twitter on Every Level of the SAMR model
Check out this podcast by Northern State University Student and second grade teacher, Kaci Ulrich about twitter and the SAMR model. She shares some excellent ideas for using twitter, especially on the Modification and Redefinition levels.
Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 32: Opportunities to Get More Technology in Your Classroom
Have you ever wondered if there are any opportunities out there where you can apply and be awarded money for technology items in your classroom. Of course it isn't easy or guaranteed to get money or technology for your classroom, but it can be well worth it. Here are links to the opportunities that I discuss in the podcast episode: Ed Tech Team Grants - https://www.edtechteam.com/grant/Donors Choose - http://www.donorschoose.org/Adopt a Classroom - http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/Digital Wish - http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards - Receive additional support for a 1:1 classroom.Toshiba America Foundation - http://www.toshiba.com/taf/ Best Buy - ttps://corporate.bestbuy.com/community-grants-page/RGK foundation - http://rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines - Through principal/superintendent only. Entertainment Software Association - http://www.esafoundation.org/challenge-grant.aspTeachers Count - http://www.teacherscount.org/grants/ - List of different grants available. Also, don't forget about opportunities that may be available through your local school district and through your state department of education.
EdTech for SD Teachers Podcast - Episode 14: Classroom response sites for active learning with mobile devices
We're finally back from winter break! This week, I discuss some really cool classroom response sites for active learning with mobile devices. Here are the links from this post: ScreenleapNearpodPoll EverywhereSocrativePadlet LinoAwwappPlickers More information in my book - Educational Technology for Teachers - including a full list of recommended apps and websites for education.
Ed Tech Podcast for SD Teachers Episode 31: Should I create a class website or a class blog?
Throughout our history, we have asked important questions, such as, "why is there air?" "How many people does it take to change a light bulb?" and "Did the chicken or the egg come first?" One age old question that teachers have asked is, "should I create a class website or a class blog?" In this podcast episode I help to answer this age old question by discussing when you might want a blog or a website. I also discuss alternatives to both approaches and some of the tools that teachers use to create websites, blogs, online photo albums and text/email message blasters. Here are some of the tools I mention in this episode: Website creation tools: WeeblyWixGoogle SitesBlog creation tools: Blogger.comKidblog.orgOnline photo albums: iCloudPicasa Web AlbumsGeneral Classroom Management (with message/blog sharing):Class DojoText/Email Message Blaster:Remind.com