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.
Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: The Suite Talk, “Kick Of Your Lessons with Fun Activities”
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!
Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: ImprovEDCon with Meredith Akers, Elizabeth King, and Darryl Legaspi
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!
Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: Education Today with Scott Nunes
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!
Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: Teachers On Fire – EDTECH PODCASTERS Shout Out the Best Learning Tools of 2020
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
Continue reading Knikole Taylor: Formative Assessments
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- Soapbox Moment: The Shortest Soapbox in Show History
- 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)
Continue reading Casey Hall: EdTech in Music Classes
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- 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
Continue reading Jenna Drozd, Tech Electives & Smart Phone Photography – #EduDuctTape
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!
Over the last few days, I’ve shared some of my most popular content from 2019 (top posts, top Instagram posts, top tweets, top retweets & top podcast episodes). However, it’s important to own the things that weren’t popular or successful. It’s also important to learn from those things!
Here are my top 5 Lessons Learned in 2019!
- Practice like you Play – In October, I was a featured speaker at the Quincy Conference in Illinois. I practiced my presentations on the flight there and a little more at the Airbnb that I stayed at. I thought it would all go great. And it did, except for one detail: my AmazonBasics wireless presentation remote was a hot mess. There were at least a dozen times during the day that it didn’t click when it should have or clicked multiple times when it should have clicked once. I looked so unprofessional. I have since purchased a better clicker (I’m looking at you, Logitech Spotlight 😍) and now I always practice with my remote. This lesson could also be, sometimes you’ve gotta pay more to get good quality.
- Prufreed – Er, Proofread. My Google Translate in Google Sheets #EduGIF has traveled the world (literally). It had more than 85,000 retweets in Indonesia and nearly 90,000 upvotes on Reddit. But I didn’t proofread it before I published it and now it’s too late. There is 1 error in there (the code for German is de, not ge), 1 silly choice (why translate taco from English to Spanish!?) and 1 not-so-great example (it translates bienvenido to you are welcome, rather than welcome).
- Back up your backups! – I recorded a mini-episode of the Educational Duct Tape podcast with my friend Missy Paden at the Educational Duct Tape Workshop in December. I edited it and had it almost ready to publish. It was a great interview. When I went back to publish it, the audio file had disappeared. Poof. I should’ve backed it up. Instead, I ended up publishing an episode where I reflected on the disaster. Multiple people reached out to tell me that they found my reflections to be valuable!
- Check – In May, I interviewed John Sowash for an episode of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast. When I went back a few days later to edit the interview, I discovered that I hadn’t plugged in my microphone and, instead, my audio was recorded via my computer’s built-in mic. Oops! It sounded horrible. I should’ve checked before recording!
- Double-Check! – In August, I interviewed Mike Mohammad for an episode of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast. When I went back a weeks later to edit the interview, Mike’s audio wasn’t there. We must have disconnected before it finished uploading the audio, or maybe there was an error message that I ignored. Fortunately, Mike was willing to re-do the interview a few weeks later. And it’s a good thing, too, because it became the 5th most listened-to episode of 2019.
Here’s to more successes and more lessons learned in 2020! Happy New Year!
The Educational Duct Tape Podcast launched on January 2nd, 2019, which makes TODAY the 1-year anniversary of the podcast. In celebration of its first year, let’s look back at the 5 Most Played Episodes!
I’d love to hear what YOUR favorite episode was! COMMENT below!