Show 57: Thinking Routines- See, Think, Wonder

Resources mentioned in the show:

Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

Digital Media:  Britannica ImageQuest (need log in), Creative Commons Search, Flickr, British Museum History of the World in 100 Objects, Google Cultural Institute

Thinglink for image annotation

3D printer. Access sample schematics at Smithsonian X 3D

Show 55: A Review of the Horizon Report for K-12 Schools with Jeff, Mark and David

Guiding Question:

What are some trends in educational technology?

Tips of the Week:

Mark- The Children’s Machine by Seymour Papert

Jeff- Smarty Pins for interacting with maps

David- The 2014 NMC Horizon Report for K-12 and their new app for weekly news updates. The report has dozens of links to helpful information.

Show 54: Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Guiding Question:

How can students have more of a voice in their classes?


Samuel Carpenter

Tips of the Week:

Sam- Born Yesterday podcast. Dan Carlin’s podcasts- Hardcore History and Common Sense.

David- WSJ article “How Summer Can Change Your Future”- the importance of college students gaining experience in the fields they hope to enter by doing internships. In such a competitive jobs world, any edge can make a difference. The WSJ reports that corporations really look for graduates that have more than just a degree.

Show 53: Student-designed High School with Sophia Pink (Part 2)

Guiding Question: What might a student designed high school look like?

Guest: Sophia Pink

Learn more about Sophia via the following resources-

Tips of the Week:

Sophia- Make Magazine

David- Students like Sophia are not the only ones designing their learning experiences. We know teachers independently for many years have been building their Professional Learning Networks connecting with other educators via Nings, Facebook, blogs, podcasts and Twitter. We are now seeing schools getting into the act of personalizing professional learning by helping design more personal and differentiated learning experiences for teachers. Check out the EdSurge article.

Show 52: Student-created Hybrid Learning with Sophia Pink (Part 1)

Guiding Question: What might a student designed year of studies look like?

Guest: Sophia Pink, Student at Washington International School in the District of Columbia

Two articles about Sophia's hybrid 10th grade year: Washington Post | Dept of Education

Tips of the Week:

Sophia- Udacity for Online Learning

David- Edweek Article on Virtual Learning and Screen Time for Elementary Students

Show 50: Teacher Preparation for Effective Curriculum-based Technology Integration

Guiding Question: What do pre-service and novice teachers need to know to plan for and implement effective curriculum-based uses of technology?

Tips of the Week:

Mark- Adobe Voice, Blinkest

David- Mindshift post on changes to teacher prep programs and Scott McLeod’s post on what teachers graduating from teacher prep programs should be able to do. Front page Washington Post article entitled Tablets take a swipe at status quo in schools. Reasonably balanced as it is so difficult to cover the complexity of 1:1 programs especially when implemented in big school districts. There are just so many things that need to be in place for them to work well.

Show 51 will feature the second part of the interview with Jeff Nugent.

Show 48: Interview with Founder of Mynutkase

Guiding Question:

How can our educational systems better support young entrepreneurs?


Oliver Page, Founder of Mynutekase for Tablet and Laptop Accessories

Tip of the Week:

Check out the Concordia EdTech Podcast specifically the show with another young entrepreneur who shares his learning experiences. It is a wonderful show for teenagers to learn that going to college could involve lots of networking and internships to gain an edge in preparation for future employement.