Episode 9: What’s up with Apps?

Today’s Show:

We talk about the latest updates to iOS and their impact on education iPads as well as the third generation of Chromebooks. We take a look at “app” trends as well as where MOOCs and Online Learning might take us.

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In the News:

Appetizers: 

  • iOS 7 Big Update for iPads

What’s on our minds…

  • What’s up with Apps?

KWL: 

Events:

  • November 9, 2013 – Flipped Learning Workshop – flyer (pdf), register
  • November 20, 2013 – Smarter Balance Assessment Preparation Workshop – register

Episode 7: The Lost Episode

Because all our OCD listeners insisted on it, here’s episode 7!

Today’s Show:

Rob & Josiah have a chat about what technology could do for education if we could hit the reset button and money wasn’t factor. We plan to make this a re-occurring conversation as new ideas, trends and tech roll out.  Feel free to jump in to tells us how wrong and crazy we are, and share your own crazy ideas in the comments.

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In the News: 

  • iOS 7 has been released
  • Haswell chips make their way to Android

What’s on our minds…

  • A vision of what could be…

Calendar:

Episode 8: Summer Extravaganza!

“Hey, what happened to Episode 7,” you ask? Well we recorded some of that episode, but due to a mix of scheduling and technical difficulties, we aren’t able to release that content yet. So here’s Episode 8.  Enjoy 🙂

Today’s Show:

We showcase two apps that will help students of different ages learn concepts related to programming.  Rob and I do a feature-to-feature comparison of two cloud productivity powerhouses: Office 365 v. Google Apps for Education.  And finally, Josiah breaks his own rule of not buying first generation technology – the Chromecast is in the mail!

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In the News:

Appetizers: 

  • Hopscotch – visual based programming on the iPad
  • CodeAcademy – lots of coding language tutorials for free

What’s on our minds…

KWL: 

  • What kind of penetration will Chromecast have in the education world?

 

Episode 6: Digital Assessments

Today’s Show:

We have a conversation with Sarah Ellsworth about the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests for Common Core State Standards.  In our KWL, we speculate about the impact these new digital assessments might have on Google ChromeBooks.

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In the News:

Google Play for Education

Adaptive Learning / Assessment finds its way into apps for children

Appetizers: 

Schoology App combined with iOS Guided Access makes for a more secure digital assessment platform.

What’s on our minds…

Discussion about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests for Common Core State Standards.

KWL: 

iOS being challenged by ChromeOS (ChromeBooks) in Education

 

Episode 5: One to One Digital Learning Environments

Today’s Show:

Josiah goes to Brookfield, CT to learn about Digital Learning Environments from Sydnye Cohen and Jennifer Rocca.  The pair discuss Brookfield High School’s multi-year 1:1 initiative and also share a great app called Subtext.  Rob and Josiah wrap up the show with speculation about how DIY informal learning might (hopefully) influence old school institutions like the science journal Nature.

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In the News:

Ed Week – ‘MOOC’ Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

Coursera Blog – Coursera Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers

 

Appetizers: 

Subtext – website / download app

What’s on our minds…

1:1 Instructional initiative at Brookfield High School

KWL: 

 Nature looks to digital tech to improve reproducibility

Events:

May 13 – Digging in: Learning to use the native features of the iPad (enroll)

May 20 – Effective Presentations: What’s out there and when to use it (enroll)

Links:

Free books from the Gutenberg Project

Simple step-by-step learning with Snapguide

Education Technology Conversations