Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Episode 015 - "Google Chromebooks"

The State of Tech - Episode 15 - "Google Chromebooks"

Summary: In this episode we talk about the benefits and challenges of Chromebooks, hear practical stories of Chromebook rollouts, and explore the idea of living entirely in the browser

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Episode 17-18 Survey - Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Do you use a Learning Management System (LMS) in your class or your school? We would love to hear about the product you use and how it has changed teaching and learning in your class or school.

On the May 19th episode of the State of Tech podcast we will cover the most common Learning Management Systems such as Moodle, Sakai, Blackboard, itsLearning, Schoology, Haiku, OpenClass, BrainHoney, Edmodo and more, to compare the features, pros, and cons of each system.

On the June 2nd episode of the State of Tech podcast we will discuss the best educational uses and practices for Learning Management Systems, with practical examples of how schools are using them to transform teaching and learning.

If you or your school uses any type of Learning Management System, please take a moment to answer this 8-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 these particular episodes. If you or someone you know is an expert on a Learning Management System, and/or using one in an exemplary way and would like to be on one of these episodes of the podcast, please let us know.

Episode 17-18 - Learning Management System (LMS) - Survey Link: http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-017-survey

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Episode 14 Podcast - "The Flipped Classroom"

The State of Tech - Episode 14 - "The Flipped Classroom"

Summary: In this episode we talk about the flipped classroom. We define what "flipping" your classroom is and is not, explore how to integrate the concepts behind the flipped classroom model into your curriculum, and how to leverage available technology to appropriately pair the learning activity with the learning environment. Guests also discuss their success stories, tips and tricks, tools, and hurdles they faced when flipping their own classrooms.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Episode 16 Survey - Technology in Science


Calling all science teachers!

The May 5th episode of the State of Tech podcast will cover "Technology in Science", specifically how teachers are using technology to improve science teaching and learning. If you are involved with science education, please take a moment to answer this 4-question survey about best practices and resources for teaching science with technology.

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 three science teachers to serve as guests for this particular podcast, one from elementary level, one from middle school, and one from high school. If you or someone you know is using technology to teach science in an exemplary way and would like to be on this episode of the podcast, please let us know.

Episode 16 - Technology in Science - Survey Link: http://tinyurl.com/stateoftech-016-survey