#EduDuctTape BONUS: Osprey Reading Experience Podcast

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Recently, I got to chat with my friend Brian Santimaw about merging reading and educational technology. We talked about how edtech can be a part of developing your school’s reading culture and about a bunch of tools including Flipgrid, Gimkit Ink, Google Earth, Google Arts & Culture, Pear Deck, Nearpod, choice boards, social media template activities, and others! Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: Osprey Reading Experience Podcast

#EduDuctTape BONUS: The Peg Doesn’t Fit

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In April 2021, I had the opportunity to be a guest on The Peg Doesn’t Fit, a podcast where the hosts Erich Stephen and Ryan Bartel discuss frustrations with the educational system and provide solutions. We spoke about some of my thoughts on edtech integration, professional development, coaching, and more!
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#EduDuctTape BONUS: The Suite Talk, “Kick Of Your Lessons with Fun Activities”

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In January 2021, I had the opportunity to be on one of my favorite sources of educational technology learning: Kimberly Mattina’s YouTube Live + Podcast, The Suite Talk. In this appearance, I share some of my favorite ways to kick off my class periods with smiles and laughs. I focus on Pear Deck, but the ideas can be used in other platforms, too.
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#EduDuctTape BONUS: ImprovEDCon with Meredith Akers, Elizabeth King, and Darryl Legaspi

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This bonus episode features plenty of laughs, tons of fun, and a handful of edtech tips. Tune in to hear me join Meredith Akers, Darryl Legaspi, and Elizabeth King as we have some fun, do some improv, learn about the Google Slides Master Slide, and try out one of my favorite Pear Deck activities!
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#EduDuctTape BONUS: Education Today with Scott Nunes

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This bonus episode features an episode of the Education Today podcast where I was fortunate enough to join Scott Nunes to talk about teaching during the pandemic, edtech after the pandemic, Pear Deck, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Otus, Schoology, speech translation tools, transcription tools, Adobe Spark, and more!
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#EduDuctTape BONUS: Teachers On Fire – EDTECH PODCASTERS Shout Out the Best Learning Tools of 2020

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This bonus episode features a roundtable discussion from the Teachers on Fire podcast about educational technology tools in 2020 and 2021. I am joined by Tim Cavey, Chris Nesi, Gabriel Carillo, Eric Guise, Scott Nunes, and Alfonso Mendoza, to talk about more than a dozen edtech tools!
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Knikole Taylor: Formative Assessments

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Recording this episode with Knikole Taylor put a huge 😃 smile 😃 on my face right when I needed it. We had so much fun talking and I think you’ll have a blast listening. You’ll barely even notice that, by the time you’re done, you will have learned about 7 different tools for #FormativeAssessment (Pear Deck, Nearpod, Jamboard, Padlet, Mentimeter, Formative, and Classkick)!

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  • Today’s Sponsor: Texthelp – You can sign up for a free teacher account at text.help/equatio-fft
  • Soapbox Moment: Teachers > Bowlers
  • Today’s Guest: Knikole Taylor
    • Bio: Knikole Taylor serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Life School.   Through personalized support, Mrs. Taylor works with teachers and teacher leaders to craft professional goals to extend their scope of instruction and meet the needs of all learners.
    • Contact Info: Twitter: @knikole
      Email: info@knikoletaylor.com
      Website: knikoletaylor.com

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Casey Hall: EdTech in Music Classes

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    • Today’s Guest: Mr. Casey Hall
      • Bio: Casey is a Fine Arts Education Program Specialist at the Georgia Department of Education where he supports Fine Arts Teachers across the state of Georgia. At the time of the recording, he was the Fine Arts Support Teacher (FAST) for Fulton County School (FCS) and the Music Specialist at Wolf Creek Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia. As a FAST (Fine Arts Support Teacher), he coached and supported other music teachers across the Fulton County Schools. Most recently, he was awarded the title of 2019-2020 South Learning Community Teacher of the Year for Fulton County Schools. 
      • Contact Info: @mrhallpass (Twitter/Instagram)

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Jenna Drozd, Tech Electives & Smart Phone Photography – #EduDuctTape

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Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-miniepisode-014

  • Today’s Guest: Jenna Drozd
    • @MrsDrozd_BMS – Technology Integration Specialist, Fab Lab Manager, Digital Photography Teacher, and Video Production Teacher for the Orange City School District in Ohio
    • Interview Recorded February 12, 2020 on location at the OETC Conference in Columbus, OH

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Strategies for “Sticky” Vocab Learning!

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If you could be a fly on the wall of an average classroom, it’d be pretty likely that you’d hear something like “Don’t forget to study your vocab words tonight!” or “Remember to review your flashcards tonight!”

While there’s been a move away from the rote learning of yesteryear, most educators agree that having a firm grasp of content area vocabulary is still an important piece to the learning process.  I think that there are two important goals for learning vocabulary in content areas: (1) retention of the words (sticky learning) and (2) application of the words.

In Episode 34 of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, author of Stop Talking, Start Influencing, about both of these goals.

A week after that episode came out, I was joined by dozens of “Duct Tapers” in the #EduDuctTape Twitter Chat to discuss the podcast episode, including these two goals.

Below are some strategies that you can use in your classrooms to increase your students’ ability retain and apply their vocabulary learning.  Some come from the chat and others come from the episode. Continue reading Strategies for “Sticky” Vocab Learning!