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HiTech Podcast HiTech Podcast

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We exist to help you, and ourselves, process the best ways to harness technology in the traditional or virtual classroom.
Head to hitechpod.us for all of our episode pages and more info about the pod!
We'd love your support at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HiTechPodcast!

    152 | How to retain Teachers and staff plus a look at Synthesia

    152 | How to retain Teachers and staff plus a look at Synthesia

    In this episode of the Hitech Podcast, we dive into the critical issue of retaining teachers and staff in educational institutions. We explore how retention goes beyond competitive salaries and delves into the importance of genuinely caring for your employees. Discover strategies for supporting and investing in the professional development and well-being of your team. Plus, we take a closer look at Synthesia, an innovative AI avatar and video production tool that's transforming how educational content is created and delivered. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on building a supportive workplace culture and leveraging cutting-edge technology in education.


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    • 55 min
    151 | Master Stress-Free Living: How to Tame Notifications & Save Time with Loom's AI Video Magic

    151 | Master Stress-Free Living: How to Tame Notifications & Save Time with Loom's AI Video Magic

    Feeling overwhelmed by constant notifications? In this episode, we tackle the #stress and #chaos caused by notifications and share strategies to regain control. Learn how curating only the most important alerts and setting up a clear system for processing notifications can reduce stress and improve productivity. Discover Josh's daily review technique for managing tasks and the importance of turning off work notifications outside of work hours. On top of that, we also provide tips for teachers on when and how to send notifications to their students, ensuring effective and stress-free communication that doesn't become white noise. After that, we dive into Loom's latest AI-powered features! Find out how Loom's #ai can save you time by auto-generating titles, descriptions, and chapters for your videos. Whether you're creating tutorials or course content, Loom makes the process seamless and efficient.


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    • 59 min
    150 | How Topia Makes the Internet More Human with Spatial Video & Interactivity ft. CEO Daniel

    150 | How Topia Makes the Internet More Human with Spatial Video & Interactivity ft. CEO Daniel

    In this episode of the HiTech Podcast, we sit down with Daniel Liebeskind, the CEO of @Topiaio to explore how his passion for gaming and vision for a more human internet led to the creation of Topia. Discover how Topia is revolutionizing online education by helping schools build unique, customizable worlds that foster real connections through spatial video and interactive content. Daniel shares insights on how Topia's innovative approach supports human connection and their exciting plans to integrate Unreal Engine for deeper world-building and learning experiences. This amazing tool is accessible for all ages, making it a game-changer in the realm of online education.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    149 | Is it Time to Ditch Turnitin and AI Checkers? Plus, a Dive into Lucidspark

    149 | Is it Time to Ditch Turnitin and AI Checkers? Plus, a Dive into Lucidspark

    In this week's episode of the Hitech Podcast, we explore the effectiveness of  @turnitin  #plagiarism and #ai checkers. We question whether they truly deliver on their promises and if they are worth the investment. Then, we delve into Lucidspark and its role in enhancing online learning.


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    • 45 min
    148 | Is Remote Proctoring More Harmful than Helpful? + looking at Vectormagic, unDraw, & Coolors.co

    148 | Is Remote Proctoring More Harmful than Helpful? + looking at Vectormagic, unDraw, & Coolors.co

    On this week's episode of the Hitech Podcast, debrief on Will's experience with remote proctoring for an online exam and we discuss whether we think this practice is actually more harmful to learning or not. We also then share three apps we both use regularly to create learning content for online environments, Vectormagic, unDraw, & Coolors.co.


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    • 53 min
    147 | Creating Equitable Math Tutoring with AI ft. Simon Nicholas from Archer

    147 | Creating Equitable Math Tutoring with AI ft. Simon Nicholas from Archer

    On this week's episode of the Hitech Podcast, we have the pleasure of hosting Simon Nicholas from Archer. Simon is revolutionizing the world of math tutoring, striving for greater equity with the help of his AI math tutor, Archer. This remarkable program provides live feedback during homework and exams, allowing students to grapple with math problems while offering timely hints or feedback to keep them motivated. Tune in to learn more about this innovative approach to math education that is making strides towards a more equitable learning experience.


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    • 53 min

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