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The Bits and Bytes of Education is a bi-weekly podcast that shares snack-sized ideas, resources, and interviews about teaching, learning, and technology integration.

The Bits & Bytes of Education JP Prezzavento

    • Self-Improvement

The Bits and Bytes of Education is a bi-weekly podcast that shares snack-sized ideas, resources, and interviews about teaching, learning, and technology integration.

    5 Ways to Promote Digital Citizenship - BBEDU 25

    5 Ways to Promote Digital Citizenship - BBEDU 25

    Featured Content
     
    ​5 Ways to Promote Digital Citizenship at Home and School
    Emphasize content creation over content consumption.
    Model for our kids - both at home and at school - how to develop a balance between online and offline.
    Cite sources and use creative commons licensed media.
    Remind our kids that 13 is the magic number for social media.
    Be educated consumers of media. 
     
    What I'm Learning
    ​One of the first and one of my favorite podcasts to listen to is called Note to Self. Note to Self's tag line is "the tech show about being human." This show explores technology and its impact on our face to face world. The most recent episode of of Note to Self is called "How to Create Good Digital Citizens".  In this episode, host Manoush Zomorodi talks wit the CEO of ISTE, Richard Culatta about core competencies of good digital citizenship for both students and adults. 
     
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    JP on episode 3 of the METC MinipodJP's Twitter: @jpprezzJP's Instagram: @jpprezzBits and Bytes on Twitter: @bitsandbytesEDUTalk about the show: #bitsandbytesEDULeave feedback on the Bits & Bytes of Education Flipgrid community! jpprezz.com/flipgrid

    • 20 min
    Edtech PodSquad Simulcast - BBEDU 24

    Edtech PodSquad Simulcast - BBEDU 24

    On episode 24 of The Bits & Bytes of Education, I share a recent episode of The Edtech PodSquad, a podcast I cohost with 4 Missouri Technology Leaders. 
     
    What's New: Flipgrid updates
     
    Coach's Corner: SeeSaw for Schools
     
    Featured Content: How do you praise the amazing work classroom teachers are doing?
     
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    JP's Twitter: @jpprezzJP's Instagram: @jpprezzBits and Bytes on Twitter: @bitsandbytesEDUTalk about the show: #bitsandbytesEDULeave feedback on the new Bits & Bytes of Education Flipgrid community! jpprezz.com/flipgrid
     
     

    • 31 min
    Google Tools in the Math Classroom - BBEDU 23

    Google Tools in the Math Classroom - BBEDU 23

    The Edtech Minute
    Thank you to these educators who chatted with me at ISTE:
    Donna Albertsons shared her thoughts about podcasting for PD. Connect with Donna on Twitter @albertsonsclassKatie Cherry shared her ISTE take away. Connect with Katie on Twitter @teachcherry2014I shared my thoughts about using Apple Clips to share learning. Check out Apple's Everyone Can Create curriculum to learn more. 
    Featured Content
    Dee Leible is a math teacher, conference presenter, and Google for Education Certified Trainer. In our conversation, Dee shares ideas and resources for meaningful integration of technology in the math classroom. ​Connect with Dee on Twitter @deelieble and check out her website deeleible.com
    Connect with the Show
    JP's Twitter: @jpprezzJP's Instagram: @jpprezzBits and Bytes on Twitter: @bitsandbytesEDUTalk about the show: #bitsandbytesEDULeave feedback on the new Bits & Bytes of Education Flipgrid community! jpprezz.com/flipgrid

    • 36 min
    5 Tips for Attending BIG Conferences - BBEDU22

    5 Tips for Attending BIG Conferences - BBEDU22

    The Edtech Minute
    Podcasting with students can be an inexpensive project. Here's what you need to get started:1 teacher account to Anchor.FM1 Chromebook1 Yeti microphone
     
    Featured Content
    Jen Walter is a middle school science teacher and edtech leader from St. Louis, Missouri. In our conversation, we discuss five tips for having making the most of your time at major conferences:
    Plan ahead and be prepared to wait in line.
    Have a back up plan.
    Have a system in place for taking and organizing your learning.
    Take time to process your learning.
    Grow your PLN and make a new friend.
     
    What I'm Learning
    I was recently given the opportunity to serve my school district in a new capacity as the Communication and Instructional Technology Coordinator. My new responsibilities will include telling my school district's story and building our brand both on and offline. Don't worry, this podcast isn't going anywhere, though.
     
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    P's Twitter: @jpprezzJP's Instagram: @jpprezzBits and Bytes on Twitter: @bitsandbytesEDUTalk about the show: #bitsandbytesEDULeave feedback on the new Bits & Bytes of Education Flipgrid community! jpprezz.com/flipgrid

    • 43 min
    Level Up Student Reflections with Screencastify and Google - BBEDU 21

    Level Up Student Reflections with Screencastify and Google - BBEDU 21

    Full show notes at jpprezz.com/pod/21
    The Edtech Minute
    Toontastic 3D is a digital storytelling app by made by Google with our younger learners in mind. There are 3 major reasons I recommend Toontastic:
    Ease of use
    Privacy compliant 
    A new way for students to share their learning.
    Here is a storyboard template for any digital storytelling project. 
    Featured Content
    In my school district we have incoming freshmen create a video high school entry interview where they reflect on middle school and look ahead to high school. Tools we used:​ScreencastifyGoogle ClassroomGoogle SheetsformMule
    What I'm Learning
    The Art of Manliness episode 506 - how to improve your speaking voice
     
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    JP's Twitter: @jpprezzJP's Instagram: @jpprezzBits and Bytes on Twitter: @bitsandbytesEDUTalk about the show: #bitsandbytesEDULeave feedback on the new Bits & Bytes of Education Flipgrid community! jpprezz.com/flipgrid

    • 29 min
    Video Projects in the Classroom - BBEDU 20

    Video Projects in the Classroom - BBEDU 20

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    JP's Twitter: @jpprezz
    JP's Instagram: @jpprezz
    Bits and Bytes on Twitter: @bitsandbytesEDU
    Talk about the show: #bitsandbytesEDULeave feedback on the new Bits & Bytes of Education Flipgrid community! jpprezz.com/flipgrid
     
    The Edtech Minute
     
    No matter what you are doing in your class, always know and start with the why.
     
    Featured Content
     
    Samantha Hardesty-Knoll is an Instructional Technology Coach in the Wentzville School District in Wentzville, MO. Sam is passionate about giving students an opportunity to create content more often than they consume it.  In our conversation, Sam discusses the Wentzville Film Festival, creating video projects with Apple Clips and We Video, along with some her her favorite video projects for teachers new to facilitating creation and teachers looking to try something brand new. 
    Connect with Sam on Twitter @techknoll.
     
     
    What I'm Learning
     
    Eric Curts' Hipster Google: Tools You've Probably Never Heard of
    My favorite new tools from this presentation:
    Data GIF Maker
    Toontastic
    Google Semantris

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

Ellier15 ,

Practical and challenging

I love listening to JP! It seems every time I listen to him I’m inspired to try something new, and at the same time evaluate my teaching practice. A very thought provoking podcast that you are going to love!

Small town tech gal ,

Keeping it real!

This is one of my go-to podcasts for practical and in-practice tools and ideas! J.P. Prezzavento is the real deal!

Miss Lori B ,

Inspired

I have been mulling over a similar idea to the Changemaker Project for my elementary school. Definitely going to contact Eva for more info. I also love the bit on blended learning. It is interesting to hear about a model often implemented elementary morphing into secondary application.

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