Saturday, March 31, 2012

Episode 13 Podcast - "Paperless Classroom"

The State of Tech - Episode 13 - "Paperless Classroom"


Summary: In this episode we talk about going paperless in the classroom. We look at the best practices for having students turn in their assignments electronically using Google Docs and Dropbox, student created eNotebooks using Google Sites, and discussing a variety of online and offline tools students can use to produce and turn in their assignments without ever touching the dreaded 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper!


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Episode 14 Survey - The Flipped Classroom


Do you "Flip" your classroom? If so, we would love to hear about how you use the "Flipped Classroom" technique for teaching and learning in your class or school.

On the April 7th episode of the State of Tech podcast we will cover the Flipped Classroom. If you or your school uses Flipping, please take a moment to answer this 7-question survey.

The data will be collected, summarized, and shared through the State of Tech podcast and website. 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.

Additionally we are looking for teachers, techies, and other school leaders to serve as guests for this particular episode. If you or someone you know uses the "Flipped Classroom" technique and would like to be on this episode of the podcast, please let us know.

Episode 14 - The Flipped Classroom - Survey Link: http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-014-survey

Monday, March 19, 2012

Episode 13 Survey - Paperless Classroom


Have classrooms in your school "gone green"? Not for St. Patrick's Day, but as paperless classrooms? If so, please consider filling out the survey mentioned below to share your experiences:

This 11-question "State of Tech" survey is designed to collect information about schools in (and around) Ohio that have classrooms going paperless. The focus is on traditional face-to-face classrooms that are using technology instead of paper for the many functions of the classroom. 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 going paperless 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 the podcast and is greatly appreciated.

Of special note, we are looking for an additional guest for the "Paperless Classroom" episode to be recorded the weekend of March 24th. If you are interested in joining us, please indicate your interest in the survey below.

Episode 13 - Paperless Classroom - Survey Link: http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-013-survey

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Episode 12 Podcast - Digital Textbooks

The State of Tech - Episode 12 - "Digital Text Books"

Summary: In this episode we talk about digital textbooks including the benefits, challenges, and resources for moving away from printed textbooks, with a focus on alternatives to commercial products including free, open-source digital textbooks, teacher-made textbooks, and student-made textbooks.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Episode 11 Podcast - The Best of OETC12 LIVE


The State of Tech - Episode 011 - "The Best of the eTech Educational Technology Conference - LIVE"

Summary: In this episode we talk about the most memorable sessions, presenters, gadgets & gizmo's from the 2012 eTech Ohio Technology Conference.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Episode 12 Survey - Digital Textbooks


Is your school district using “Digital Textbooks?” We here at The State of Tech want to know just how you are doing this is and if it is benefiting how your teachers teach and how your students learn.

On the March 10th Episode of The State of Tech podcast we will cover several different types and methodologies of digital textbooks, and their positives and negatives.

If your school uses or has any information on digital textbooks, please take a minute to complete our survey.

The data will be collected, summarized, and shared through the State of Tech podcast and website. 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.

Additionally we are looking for teachers, techies, and other school leaders to serve as guests for these particular episodes. If you or someone you know is using technology in an exemplary way and would like to be on one of these episodes of the podcast, please let us know.