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

    • Education
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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?

    Chances are, if you’re an LGBTQ student, you’ve never been able to see yourself reflected in the materials teachers use at school. That’s because curriculum that is inclusive of the LGBTQ population is rare to nonexistent in most schools. That’s just beginning to change. A few states are revising curriculum standards to include the LGBTQ representation. But the biggest hope for spreading inclusive curriculum is through openly licensed resources, also known as OER, which can be freely shared. ...

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

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

    Open educational resources are the education world’s version of the sharing economy. OER is curriculum and other learning materials that are shared without cost and without copyrights. That allows users to adapt the materials any way they want and freely share their new creations with anyone. That’s different than copyrighted materials, which are protected intellectual property that restrict sharing. With OER, there’s no revenue stream to protect. Sounds like a good deal, right? It is, but, l...

    • 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, has attracted much attention for his innovative teaching methods at an elementary school in North Carolina where the vast majority of students come from low-income homes. The school went through 14 administrator changes over the course of six years. So, the school’s 1:1 iPad initiative foundered as the lack of administrative continuity resulted in an absence of leadership for technology use and training for teachers. Bonner talks about how in tha...

    • 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?

    For Danielle Feinberg, computers and technology have always been about creativity and beauty. And that’s especially true now in her job at Pixar Animation Studios as the supervising technical director. In her work on such films as “WALL-E,” “Brave” and “Coco,” she knows firsthand the beauty and wonder that can come from math, science and computer code. Sharing that perspective is part of her efforts to narrow the gender gap in technology and encourage more girls to pursue STEM education....

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

    What’s ESSA and why should teachers care?

    Teachers often feel that conversations about education are happening all around them, and yet they’re not really included. That’s the case for many educators when it comes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Sure, you’ve heard the acronym, but what does the policy and related funding mean, and how can teachers be sure their voices are heard when it comes to edtech policy creation and implementation? On this episode of “Your Edtech Questions,” guest Anne Hyslop, assistant director, polic...

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

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

    Educators are used to the alphabet soup that’s part of the education industry, but there are a couple acronyms that could use further explanation. CS and CT, or computer science and computational thinking. This episode of “Your Edtech Questions” explores the definitions of these two terms, breaking them down into understandable processes and showing what they might look like in various subject areas. Guest Jorge Valenzuela, an educational and teacher effectiveness coach, and a national facult...

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

Rculatta ,

Thank you!

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

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