10 episodes

Educators have lots of questions about how edtech can accelerate teaching and learning. What’s not easy to find are reliable answers. “Your Edtech Questions,” the new podcast from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), tackles critical questions at the juncture of edtech research and classroom practice. In each episode, Zac Chase, PK-12 language arts coordinator at St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado, and Amal Giknis, an English teacher at Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy, turn your edtech questions into edtech answers with the help of an ISTE expert. As the hosts plunge into real questions from real teachers in each episode, you’ll get an in-depth understanding of the issue along with authentic classroom solutions. And you can count on the advice, since ISTE has opened up its networks and resources, and provided unprecedented access to the leading edtech experts. If you’re an educator looking for reliable professional development on critical edtech topics, “Your Edtech Questions” is the podcast for you!

Your Edtech Questions ISTE

    • Courses
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Educators have lots of questions about how edtech can accelerate teaching and learning. What’s not easy to find are reliable answers. “Your Edtech Questions,” the new podcast from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), tackles critical questions at the juncture of edtech research and classroom practice. In each episode, Zac Chase, PK-12 language arts coordinator at St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado, and Amal Giknis, an English teacher at Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy, turn your edtech questions into edtech answers with the help of an ISTE expert. As the hosts plunge into real questions from real teachers in each episode, you’ll get an in-depth understanding of the issue along with authentic classroom solutions. And you can count on the advice, since ISTE has opened up its networks and resources, and provided unprecedented access to the leading edtech experts. If you’re an educator looking for reliable professional development on critical edtech topics, “Your Edtech Questions” is the podcast for you!

    How can we leverage OER to make more inclusive curriculum resources?

    How can we leverage OER to make more inclusive curriculum resources?

    Sabia Prescott from the New America think tank talks about the nascent efforts to create OER curriculum that’s LGBTQ-inclusive.

    • 42 min
    How are open educational resources (OER) like a free puppy?

    How are open educational resources (OER) like a free puppy?

    Kristina Ishmael, a specialist on open educational resources for the Washington, D.C.-nonprofit New America, offers a detailed explanation of OER materials and what’s involved when a school wants to start using them.

    • 44 min
    How do teachers working in under-resourced schools do innovative things with technology?

    How do teachers working in under-resourced schools do innovative things with technology?

    Michael Bonner, a teacher, author and speaker, shares how he and his colleagues worked together to successfully launch their schools 1:1 iPad initiative.

    • 46 min
    Danielle Feinberg from Pixar answers the question, how can we tap into our creativity using technology?

    Danielle Feinberg from Pixar answers the question, how can we tap into our creativity using technology?

    Danielle Feinberg from Pixar shares her experience with being one of the few women in male-dominated classrooms and workplaces, STEM’s power to narrow the gender gap & how she taps into her creativity using code to create beautiful animation for films such as “WALL-E,” “Brave” and “Coco.”

    • 38 min
    What’s ESSA and why should teachers care?

    What’s ESSA and why should teachers care?

    Anne Hyslop, assistant director, policy development and government relations for the Alliance for Excellent Education, provides a primer on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), shares real-world examples of thoughtful ESSA implementation by states and districts, and explains why teachers should care about edtech policy and advocacy.

    • 32 min
    What’s the difference between computational thinking and computer science?

    What’s the difference between computational thinking and computer science?

    Educational coach Jorge Valenzuela defines computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS), breaking them down into understandable processes and explaining how the skills and elements of each can be taught across all subject areas.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Rculatta ,

Thank you!

Zac and Amal are the perfect hosts for this. I love the conversational style. Hope to see many more!

Top Podcasts In Courses

Listeners Also Subscribed To