Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Episode 1 Podcast - Introduction


The State of Tech - Episode 1 - "Introduction"

Hosts: Sean Beavers, Eric Curts, Eric Griffith

Summary: In this introductory episode we talk about the show, introduce ourselves, explain how to get involved, and list the topics for the first three upcoming full episodes.

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Podcast Subscription Links Now Available

We are happy to announce that you can now subscribe to The State of Tech Podcast. We have both an audio and a video version of the program. The content is the same in each, but in the video version you get to see our handsome mugs (and messy offices).

To subscribe to either (or both) versions of the podcast, simply click the links below. These links will take you to a Feedburner page where you can add the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, such as iTunes. You can also copy the feed address(es) and paste them into other programs and services as needed.

Video Version of The State of Tech Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/tsot-video

Audio Version of The State of Tech Podcasthttp://feeds.feedburner.com/tsot-audio

So, please subscribe today so you won't miss a single exciting episode.  And be sure to spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors, and peers to help The State of Tech grow into a bigger and better collaborative resource for everyone.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Episode 3 Survey - BYOT


Episode 3 of "The State of Tech" podcast will cover the topic "Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)" and will be recorded on October 22, 2011. Prior to each episode we have a survey to collect information for that topic.


This survey addresses schools in (and around) Ohio that have implemented or are planning to implement BYOT. The data will be collected, summarized, and shared through the State of Tech podcast and website. The intention is to share best practices, lessons learned, and helpful resources from schools who have experience with this topic.

If you have any involvement with BYOT, we encourage you to complete this survey. All questions are optional, so do not feel obligated to answer everything, although your feedback through this survey is crucial to the value of this podcast and is greatly appreciated.

Episode 3 - BYOT - Survey link - http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-003-survey



Note: The survey for Episode 2 on Google Apps for Education is still available until we record that episode on October 8th.  Please feel free to complete that survey as well if you have any experience with using Google Apps in school.
Episode 2 - Google Apps - Survey Link - http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-001-survey

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Episode 2 Survey - Google Apps


Episode 2 of "The State of Tech" podcast will cover the topic "Google Apps for Education" and will be recorded on October 8, 2011. Prior to each episode we have a survey to collect information for that topic.

This survey is addresses schools in (and around) Ohio that are using Google Apps for Education. The data will be collected, summarized, and shared through the State of Tech podcast and website. The intention is to share best practices, lessons learned, and helpful resources from schools who have experience with this topic.

If you have any experience with using Google Apps in a school setting, we encourage you to complete this survey. All questions are optional, so do not feel obligated to answer everything, although your feedback through this survey is crucial to the value of this podcast and is greatly appreciated.

Survey link: http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-001-survey

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Welcome to the State of Tech


Welcome to The State of Tech! The State of Tech will be a bi-weekly podcast covering educational technology in Ohio.  The show is geared toward anyone in education (from teachers to principals to technology directors) wanting to explore how technology can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their respective schools and districts.

In the show we:

  • Discuss ed-tech issues
  • Cover technology news
  • List upcoming conferences and training opportunities
  • Review helpful technology resources
  • Highlight best practices being demonstrated by educators across Ohio

One month prior to each episode we will announce what the upcoming topic(s) will be.  This allows people just like you to contribute to the show by sharing your ideas, opinions, experiences, and resources related to the topic.

To help launch the State of Tech we have put together a short survey where you can assist us in choosing the topics you would like us to cover.  Please click here to access and complete the survey.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us gear the show to your needs and interests.

You can access the podcast, show notes, and other resources, as well as contribute your ideas in several ways:


We truly believe that Ohio is full of dedicated educators using technology in creative and effective ways with students.  We look forward to sharing and learning with you as each episode we illustrate that Ohio really is the State of Tech.

Sincerely The State of Tech Team,

Sean Beavers, SOITA
Eric Curts, North Canton City Schools
Eric Griffith, Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District