tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Ed Tech Co-Op 2016-06-30T20:17:08Z Mark Hofer, David Carpenter and Jeff Utecht tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1068634 2016-06-30T20:17:08Z 2016-06-30T20:17:08Z Hitting the Pause Button

I really have enjoyed and learned a great deal over the years podcasting with Jeff on the Shifting Our Schools podcast followed by joining with Mark to create our Ed Tech Co-Op show. It is now time to hit the pause button as I am struggling to bring new ideas to the greater learning community. There are so many incredible educators providing helpful and innovative instructional strategies via their podcasts!

Perhaps down the road the Ed Tech Co-Op team will come back together to restart the show.

In the meantime, thanks to all of our listeners over the years!

-David


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1024317 2016-04-03T14:53:39Z 2016-04-03T14:53:39Z Show 81: Collaborative TPACKing (Part 2)

Guiding Questioning: How do you go from collaborative TPACKing to implementation in the classroom?


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/993786 2016-02-15T14:50:12Z 2016-02-15T14:50:12Z Show 80: Collaborative TPACKing (Part 1)

Guiding Questioning: How does your learning community TPACK?

Links:

Collaborative Planning and Design for Technology Integration
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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/976205 2016-01-22T15:49:53Z 2016-01-22T15:49:53Z Show 79: Preparing for School Closure

Guiding Question: Is your school/district ready for the possibility of extended school closure due to weather or other factors?

Links:

Blog post at Lessons Learned with helpful links



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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/954566 2015-12-21T18:12:24Z 2015-12-21T18:12:24Z Show 78: Making the NETS Sticky for Our Students

Guiding Question: How do you help your students build awareness and understanding of the national educational technology standards (NETS)?


Tech Titans at Fairfax County Public Schools

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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/874729 2015-06-28T12:28:57Z 2015-06-28T12:28:57Z Show 77: E-Learning

Guiding Question: What are some lessons learned by the Ed Tech Team with e-learning?

Tips of the Week

Jeff- Nano degrees Udacity. History of Distance Edu Timeline. Tech Crunch career advice for a 13 year old. Google for Education Expeditions

Mark- Five Digital Platforms Leading the Future of Ed Tech and Six Models of Blended Learning are both great resources to consider both different models and learning platforms to support a range of different approaches to online learning in K-12 and higher education.

David- New Explain Everything site. Changes to the app to offer a “junior version” that one can toggle to, a community of shared EE use examples. Mark’s Luminaris podcast where he focuses on the art of teaching in higher education.




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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/860682 2015-05-25T12:43:22Z 2015-05-25T12:43:22Z Show 76: Designing a 21st Century School Library

Guiding Question: How to design a library for 21st century learning?

Guest: Alanna Graboyes, Head Librarian at George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax, VA

Resources: The Marshall High School Library site  |  Lessons Learned blog post with photos of the library



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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/854027 2015-05-10T14:43:29Z 2015-05-10T14:43:29Z Show 75: Thinking Routine- Explanation Game

Resources:

-Making Thinking Visible book

-RAT model for technology integration

-Project Zero Website on Explanation Game

-Thinglink for image annotation

-Object presentation sites like British Museum History of the World in 100 Objects

-3D printing of objects: Access sample schematics at Smithsonian X 3D

-Voicethread

-Evernote

-Art apps

-Blog

-123D Sculpt app


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/846886 2015-04-26T11:15:18Z 2015-04-26T11:15:18Z Show 74: Ed Tech at A Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC)

Guiding Question:

What is it like offering instructional technology support at a liberal arts college?

Guest: Jeff Nugent- Director of Academic Technologies at Colgate University

Tips of the Week:

Jeff- Fusion Courses at Colgate  |  Team-Based Approach to Course Development Resource 1 and 2

David- Google on Air two day virtual conference on education May 8 and 9. Registration site.





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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/839651 2015-04-12T12:12:19Z 2015-04-12T12:12:19Z Show 73: Edtech Co-Op in Review of Episodes 1-5

Just as blogger and technology leader Doug Johnson does from time to time, we are going to review some highlights of past shows. We have been fortunate to have terrific guests who helped us unpack a variety of topics. Our goal has been to keep our discussions focused, practical and actionable to make differences in our classrooms and to shift our schools. Our new listeners and maybe even our veteran followers might feel the need to go back to listen to some shows.

This very short show reviews episodes 1-5.


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/832545 2015-03-29T12:17:01Z 2015-03-29T12:17:01Z Show 72: Online Learning in Higher Edu and edX

Guiding Question:

What is happening with online learning in higher edu and edX?

Guest: Jeff Nugent - Director of Academic Technologies at Colgate University

Tips of the Week:

Mark- First, at William & Mary, John Drummond discusses initial efforts in online learning in an insightful blog post.  Luminaris is a new blog I’ve started to explore various issues in teaching at the college level. I explore issues related to ed tech, teaching strategies, 21st century skills, reflective practice and more.

Jeff- Advent of the Atomic Bomb Colgate MOOC course. Fusion course on grounds and open online to Colgate alumni.


David- Check out an excellent Washington Post article on MOOCs and personalized higher edu.


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/824601 2015-03-14T21:55:18Z 2015-03-14T21:55:18Z Show 71: Thinking Routine- Compass Points


Making Thinking Visible book
RAT model for technology integration
Project Zero Website on Compass Points
Padlet
Mindmeister


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/817080 2015-03-01T20:25:44Z 2015-03-01T20:25:44Z Show 70: Educational Leadership article “When Change Has Legs” with Jim Reese

Guiding Question drawn from the article:

“What determines whether a change effort will eventually fizzle out or whether it will survive and thrive?”

Article Link- "When Change has Legs: Four key factors help determine whether change efforts will be sustained over time"

Tips of the Week:

Jim- Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World by Dr. David Perkins and Creating Cultures of Thinking by Dr. Ron Ritchhart.

David- Washington Post article on Jeb Bush’s educational foundation. Not looking at the politics or motivations of Mr. Bush or the companies that support his foundation, I am hoping for at least a couple very important outcomes from his potential running for president. One is that his support of the Common Core would bring out real discussion and debate. So much of what is in the news media are surface responses. This could be real opportunity for a national learning opportunity about how and what we want to see happening in our schools. A second hopeful outcome to be included in the discussion is to bring to light the nature of digital learning especially in the form of blended to virtual learning. The greater population would benefit from learning more about the benefits of digital information, tools and the shift to more student empowered learning.




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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/814254 2015-02-22T20:09:29Z 2015-02-22T20:09:30Z Show 69: Designing Teacher and Admin Workspace for Creativity and Collaboration

This is a short show following up on Episode 68 where Jeff and Mark shared of their experiences at Google and Microsoft. The discussion prompted the question "How can we design teacher and admin workspaces to enhance creativity, expand collaboration and ratchet up risk taking?

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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/812102 2015-02-15T20:12:18Z 2015-02-15T20:19:19Z Show 68: Comparing the Workspaces of Googlers and Softies


Guiding Question: How do Google and Microsoft design their workspaces to promote creativity and collaboration?

Tips of the Week:

Mark: I recently came across a nice resource from the University of Wisconsin’s Teaching and Learning Excellence group on blended learning. The guide helps a designer think the the implications of different approaches to learning (e.g., behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism) for blended and online learning. The guide also provides key considerations for different elements of blended learning from the students’ perspective. While not comprehensive, it does offer some great points to consider in designing blended learning experiences.

Jeff: OMG Chrome Google+ to find communities as in Google Education Groups by state and region, news, extensions, etc.

David: For the higher education portion of what we cover on the podcast, a college professor recently wrote a piece for the WP explaining how this coming semester he would not allow laptops into his lectures. There was a huge response via comments including a letter to the editor that I found in today’s Washington Post.  

COETAILcast #20 and EdTech Co-Op podcast Show 65: Personalizing PD to provide insights and tips on setting up one’s PLN and how to help schools guide teachers to take steps to further personalize their learning.

In reviewing the past year and in preparing an article for 2015, I realized that I had not shared an article that Mark, my wife Margaret and I had written. As we speak so often on the podcast about TPACK and our Information and Communication Literacies (ICL) approach to TPACK, I hope that the article might further paint the picture of taking the theory of TPACK to what it can look like in a K-12 setting. The article is entitled Using TPACK to Guide a 1:1 iPad Pilot and it is published online at THE Journal.

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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/805640 2015-02-01T21:28:12Z 2015-02-01T21:32:15Z Show 67: TPACK in the Elementary School

Guiding Question: What do TPACK developed lessons look like in an elementary school?

Tips of the Week:

Mark: Mindshift Guide to Gaming

David: My Lessons Learned blog for ICL integration examples  |  The Good Work Toolkit from Harvard and Project Zero

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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/797967 2015-01-18T19:08:57Z 2015-01-18T19:08:57Z Show 66: Thinking Routine- 321 Bridge


Resources:

Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

eBooks: Student-created electronic books using various apps

See previous descriptions for more details in using the following technologies:

-Blogging

-Mind Maps

-Screencasts

-Whiteboard apps

-Art apps

-Podcasts/Audio recording apps

Digital Media:  

Britannica ImageQuest (need password), Creative Commons Search, Flickr, British Museum History of the World in 100 Objects,

YouTube, Flickr, Web search for media representation of lesson topics






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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/791026 2015-01-04T20:16:54Z 2015-01-04T20:16:55Z Show 65: Personalizing PD

Guiding Question: What steps can be taken to help teachers personalize their learning and how to help schools build a culture of learning for their teachers and students that connects to people outside of the school?

Tips of the Week:

David-

Jeff recently shared via Flipboard a Forbes article on rethinking how we use technology in schools. The author points out that technology of often used not to support innovative instructional strategies but to reinforce traditional direct instruction content delivery. It says a great deal when so much of what we have been hearing in the blogosphere for so many years makes it to the mainstream press. Hopefully this is a good sign as educators, administrators and parents think about how they spend funds on technology without first shifting the way teachers teach and students learn.

Jeff-

https://www.youtube.com/user/learning2asia  www.learning2.org  http://www.coetail.com/online2/news-ways-of-engaging/

http://www.coetail.com/online4/

http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html

http://www.coetail.com/blog/2014/09/04/flipped-about-flipboard/


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/786284 2014-12-21T16:43:45Z 2014-12-21T16:43:45Z Show 64: Thinking Routines- Chalk Talk

Technologies mentioned in this episode:

-Note Sharing with Digital “Sticky Notes": PadletLino app
-Shareable Online Mindmaps: Mindmeister
-Blogging for individual reflection


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/779840 2014-12-07T14:37:47Z 2014-12-07T14:39:17Z Show 63: UDL to Support All Learners

Guiding Question: How to bring UDL into your teaching practice?

Previous shows referenced in this show

Show 21 with Kerri Mahoney on Multimedia Essays

Show 22 on UDL

Tips of the Week:

Mark- Digital UDL inspired book… UDL Theory to Practice (free version is online).  How to operationalize these principles. Einstein’s Big Idea-- documentary on NOVA. The Sketchbook Handbook.

David- Wes Fryer’s work with visual notetaking. Check out his Mapping Media to the Curriculum site with a specific section on visual notetaking.]]>
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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/773600 2014-11-21T22:26:59Z 2014-11-21T23:02:53Z Show 62: Going 1:1 and Making the Shift with Vinnie Vrotny

Guiding Question:

How to make the shift with a well-planned 1:1 program?

Guest:

Vinnie Vrotny blogs at Multi-Faceted Reflections

Tips of the Week:

Vinnie- Grant Wiggins: A Veteran Teacher Turned Coach...

David- David Perkins and Jim Reese of Project Zero wrote an excellent article on leadership in schools where they provide guidelines for how to make change sustainable. The article is When Change Has Legs.



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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/767297 2014-11-09T10:37:26Z 2014-11-09T10:37:26Z Show 61: Thinking Routines- Think | Puzzle | Explore


Resources Mentioned in this Show:

Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

Google Docs

Screencasting: Explain Everything or Educreations

Digital Note Sharing with Digtial “Sticky Notes”: Padlet, Lino app

Shareable Online Mind Maps: Mindmeister

Blogging & LMS

Not easily shareable Mind Maps: Inspiration on computer, multiple apps on tablets.




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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/760551 2014-10-26T13:23:34Z 2014-10-26T13:24:32Z Show 60: STEAM and Facilitating an Innovation Lab with Vinnie Vrotny

Guiding Question:

How does implementing an innovation lab affect learning in one's school?

Guest:

Vinnie Vrotny Blogs at Multi-Faceted Reflections

Edtech Co-Op Show 39: Constructing a STEAM Program with Vinnie Vrotny


Tips of the Week:

Vinnie- www.makezine.com  Look to subscribe to the magazine.

David- If you are not using a LMS to post assignments, resources, tutorials, etc., look to write up your lessons in Google Docs to share them with your students. I am trying to help model a more blended and personalized approach to learning at my school by doing this. The students get just enough instruction from me to get them started on projects. They then have the Doc with my “how to’s” and links to tutorials where they can learn from on their own time. If you have a LMS, you just build out a personal learning module filled with resources and tutorials. I work with elementary students so we are not using our LMS that much, yet.


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/754110 2014-10-11T18:33:09Z 2014-10-11T18:33:09Z Show 59: Teaching Biology by Turning the School into the "Student Body"

See the Lessons Learned blog for more information about creating a unit on the human body.

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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/747781 2014-09-28T15:19:09Z 2014-09-28T15:19:09Z Show 58: Thinking Routines- Zoom In


Resources mentioned in this show:

Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

Digital Media: Historical stock images, Humanline for images of civilization, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art Google Cultural Institute, Zoom In Routine at Google Cultural Institute


-Blogging & LMS

-Prezi for presentations

-Image editing software to focus on specific sections

-Images on iPad and Android tablets for manipulation, zooming in.

-Screen capture tools: Built in on Mac (shift-command - 4) or Jing

-Thinglink for image annotation


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/744573 2014-09-21T12:04:23Z 2014-09-21T12:04:23Z 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


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/741263 2014-09-14T12:23:26Z 2014-09-14T12:23:27Z Show 56: Planning and Participation for Season 4

Guiding Question:

What are our plans for season 4?

Resources:

Our contact email- edtechcoop@gmail.com

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison

Web Resources for Learning


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/719079 2014-07-26T23:47:54Z 2014-07-26T23:47:54Z 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.


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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/713510 2014-07-13T10:11:44Z 2014-07-13T10:11:44Z Show 54: Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Guiding Question:

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

Guest:

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.



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tag:edtechcoop.posthaven.com,2013:Post/709648 2014-07-01T18:48:00Z 2014-07-01T18:48:01Z 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.


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