House of #EdTech
House of #EdTech
Christopher J. Nesi - Education Podcast Network
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House of #EdTech features conversations with teachers, leaders, and creators so you can more effectively integrate technology, strengthen your pedagogy, and have more confidence in your classroom and school so you can make an impact. Chris Nesi has been helping educators like you transform education by exploring the impact technology is having on education.
Start Using #EdTech - HoET200
Feedback & Shout Outs (2:26) Emily Pool & Cheri Dotterer EdTech Thought (7:29) Take Risks! Take it from me that risk-taking in education is WORTH it! Starting the House of #EdTech has transformed my life and I am in debited to the podcast for all it's provided me, EdTech Recommendation (13:06) My go edtech tools for teaching and learning Teaching Anything Google - Slides, Docs, Keep EdPuzzle Flipgrid PD Twitter Podcasts Podcasting - Create & Consume Featured Content (19:36) Helps connect your students to the real world: Take your students on a virtual tour of Grand Canyon National Park. Walk your students through the corridors and history of the White House. Technology allows you to remove the physical barriers of the classroom, offering your students a way to connect the curriculum with the real world. Prepare students for the workforce: To thrive in the 21st-century workplace, people need to have more than just a working knowledge of certain technological tools (electronic calendars, web pages, teleconferencing, electronic whiteboards, etc.). By integrating these technologies into the regular curriculum, institutions are ensuring that their students are prepared for the modern workplace. Encourages collaboration: Many educational tools offer a variety of functionalities that promote collaboration. For example, virtual meeting tools provide a way for students to hold meetings with classmates and anyone from anywhere in the world. The Google Suite has been promoting sharing and collaboration since its inception and students can easily share and edit projects with each other. Supports different types of learners: No two students learn the exact same way, but with technology, we can address diversity in learning styles. An effective blending of tools and differentiation can create a great learning environment where our students can and will learn. Access information more easily: Technology makes it easier for students to find information quickly and accurately. Search engines and e-books are replacing traditional textbooks. Instead of personal tutors, students can get one-on-one help through educational videos – anytime and anywhere – learning is available. Teaches students how to be responsible online: With social media sites o-plenty, most students are already digital citizens to some degree - especially after the last couple of years. Going forward, by incorporating technology into the classroom, students will continue to learn how to be responsible in the digital world. Your class and our schools have become a microcosm of the broader digital landscape where students can practice how to communicate, search, and engage with other digital citizens. Adds a fun factor to learning: Outside the classroom, students use technology in all aspects of their lives. Within the classroom, technology can make learning more fun and exciting. Tech-infused game-based learning allows you to deliver lessons via interactive games. Who doesn’t enjoy playing games? Offers A Wider Choice Of Materials That Can Be Accessed Easily: There is an endless amount of educational technology that is available to offer your students to meet their learning needs. EdTech helps them develop the right kind of skills and knowledge so that they can become good professionals in their chosen field. Learners who are able to communicate better through technological means will also perform better academically as well as in work settings because communication skills are very important when you want to get your point across effectively. The internet has become such an integral part of our lives that we hardly find people who do not use it on a daily basis. In today's world, it is essential for students to be able to access the internet from anywhere at any time so that they can do their assignments and research without having to travel all over a place or wait for a particular time when they can do so. Using educational technology helps learners in this regard because it allows them to connect with the internet even when they are in a classroom, school, or at home. Students Become Active Participants in the Learning Process by Using Technology in the Classroom. Teachers Who Become Experts at Using Technology in the Classroom Can Advance Their Careers. Just Give It A Try (26:58) Connect with me! House of #EdTech VIP (28:27) You, the listener. My guests! Me.
May 8
34 min
STOP Using #EdTech - HoET199
Featured Content (1:08) Why Technology Should Not Be Used In Schools? What is the problem with technology in education? Is technology in schools good or bad? What are the shortcomings of technology in early childhood education? You and I think differently about these questions and others I pose in the episode. Thank goodness! However, the problem is that these questions the reasons I share do exist in the world and some decision-makers and educators believe this. We have to work hard to show the value of what works in our classrooms and schools. It will get easier and harder all at the same time. But it's worth it. I look forward to celebrating 200 episodes with you next time.  
Apr 11
15 min
2022 #EdTech Final 4 - HoET198
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:16) Thank you to everyone who reached out with kind encouraging words after listening to episode 197. If you missed it I recently had a rough interview experience and I shared my experience and thoughts. Newest members of the Education Podcast Network The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast EdCuration Podcast EdTech Distilled EduGals Podcast HiTech Podcast Transparency in Teaching (stuff) 9th Grade Experience EdTech Thought (3:43) This weekend I spent time with Miles who recently turned 10 and he and I watched Back to the Future I & II. I know these movies inside and out and it was a true joy to see him experience the time-traveling adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown. We've all faced our Biff Tannen's and gotten glimpses of hoverboards, but it's actually one of the last things that Doc Says to Marty and Jennifer at the end of BTTF 3. Which we can certainly apply to the future of education... Featured Content (7:12) Previous #EdTech Final Fours 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Champion ScreenPal from Screencast-o-Matic - Video where you type Say it clearly the first time with quick, authentic video messages. Easily record videos from any text box or comment field in your favorite browser-based apps, then share. Less typing, fewer meetings, better communication. Say it with ScreenPal! ScreenPal works where you do. Click in any text field or comment box in your favorite browser-based apps, record your message, and share. Seamless, efficient, asynchronous communication through video messaging. Just Give It A Try (16:50) Share your successes and failures so we can learn and grow together! House of #EdTech VIP (18:08) Heather Brooks - Elementary Librarian, Reading Teacher, Doctoral Student, Loves Baseball, Music, and Travel
Mar 27
22 min
'I Need A New Butt' #TeamToby - HoET197
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:11) Happy 10th Birthday to my son, and former guest, Miles! Check out his previous guest appearances: A First-Grade Perspective of #EdTech - HoET117 My Second Grader Has A Podcast - HoET137 Check out our podcast Knock Knock Who's There? Thank you Jay Strumwasser for supporting the podcast through Buy Me A Soda! The House of #EdTech has surpassed 1,000,000 total downloads! Thank you for listening and sharing the podcast with others as I try to help as many people as possible through the conversations and ideas I share! EdTech Thought (5:53) A Choice. I recently had the opportunity to interview for an administrative position in another district. By all accounts, the job title was perfect - not that titles are important - and the job description was only missing my picture. EdTech Recommendation (9:43) ThemeSpark by EdCourage - Fast, easy K-12 teacher tools to improve student learning with the curriculum. Make standards-based rubrics in less than a minute. Choose from Common Core ELA and Math, NGSS, C3, Core Art & 21st Century standards. Featured Content (10:57) Toby Price was recently fired from his role as an Elementary School Vice-Principal for reading the book 'I Need A New Butt' to second graders. I believe this is wrong and we have a real problem. I share a New York Times article about what happened to Topy Price. House of #EdTech VIP (20:50) Emilee Phillippi - Intellectually curious. Passionate teacher and analyst. Lover of all things OSINT.
Mar 13
25 min
Improve Your School's Social Media - HoET196
EdTech Thought (2:14) Ineffective Social Media Use By Schools Featured Content (8:27) 8 Tips for How School Districts Can Use Social Media Effectively Maintain your school district’s vision Keep the conversation going Don’t focus on negative energy Make sure everyone with access is trained Have a plan Have an emergency plan Don’t overthink it Learn from your followers Other Episodes Mentioned: WYSIWYG with Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis - HoET044 TikTok in Education for Educators - HoET149 EdTech Recommendation (16:45) Social Media Platforms Your District Should be Using Facebook Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube Resources Mentioned: Zebra Podcast Network ZPN on Instagram
Feb 27
34 min
Podcast Easily with - HoET195
Featured Content (2:22) LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application that can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for Windows and now OSX), which is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance. Click here to see my example. Podcastle records high-quality audio, interviews, & allows you to edit audio in your browser. Users can conduct remote interviews, edit and enhance - online, fast, easy and it's fun! Get incredible sound quality, an unrivaled user experience, and professional results right after the lecture recording is finished. Don't use multiple software anymore. Just Give It A Try (21:02) If you have students that are absent consider creating a video each day to send to all your absent students letting them know what they missed in class that day. I have students in an A/B block schedule so I make a video that's good for two days. I BCC my absent students via email and I repeat myself all year about the need to check their email if they miss class for any reason.
Feb 13
28 min
NFTs and the Future of Education - HoET194
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:20) Educational Duct Tape Podcast - Episode 71 - Chris Nesi - Podcasting in the Classroom ReflectED Podcast LIVE - Success Isn't Linear 7taps Update! - VIDEO UPLOADS —now, in addition to our AI-video tool, you can also upload your own videos to use in your courses (yes, even if you’re on the Free Edition)! EdTech Recommendation (8:33) OpenBoard - Interactive whiteboard for schools and universities Article: OpenBoard: An Open Source Interactive Whiteboard for Educators Featured Content (13:00) LinkedIn Article: Education NFTs Will Replace Diplomas and Resumes Author: Beau Brannan - LinkedIn Highlights: Education could become more "collectible" and valued. Institutional education would arguably improve because the individual classes would matter more as opposed to being bundled into a degree and hidden. House of #EdTech VIP (33:52) Alysa Hardin - Digital Learning Specialist from Klein Independent School District (TX).
Jan 30
37 min
Microlearning & Micro Presentations - HoET193
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:19) Whether you're a new or returning listener you should be connected with me and the House of #EdTech! Twitter: @mrnesi @HouseofEdTech Instagram: @houseofedtech TikTok @cjnesi @houseofedtech Youtube Text @hoetpod to 81010 Awesome Supporters Buy Me a Coffee EdTech Thought (6:28) Get Dirty! Check out the Zebra Podcast Network Listen to the Zebra Morning Show Featured Content (10:38) What is meant by microlearning? What are the benefits of microlearning? What are the limitations of microlearning? Microlearning Best Practices Which microlearning platform should I use? - Microlearning made easy. Create mobile‑first courses, summaries, follow‑ups in 15 minutes. Check out my 7taps microlearning course: How to Podcast Just Give It A Try (24:50) Send your stories my way! House of #EdTech VIP (26:25) Anna Hanrahan - Following a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher, STEM coordinator, and Gifted specialist, she is now the Education Initiatives Specialist with Trafera. Anna's goal is to continue to educate herself in the world of EdTech to help facilitate for the excellent teachers out there to do even better with the resources they have in their classrooms.
Jan 16
30 min
2021 Smackdown - HoET192
Episode Sponsor: Everfi Everfi has resources to help teachers equip their students with the lifelong skills they'll need after graduation. From financial literacy to mental wellness, these free lessons will help schools be successful whether they are in face-to-face or online learning environments. Featured Content (3:02) 2021 House of #EdTech Smackdown Camila Oliveira - All In Learning Stephanie Howell - This or That Choice Boards Belle Hughes - Lumio by SMART & Classkick Abby Berk - Lumio by SMART Clark Fraser - Weebly Megan Gagnier & Alyssa Brower - Quizizz & Google Forms Haley Dietz - Blooket Savannah Remenaric - The Bitmoji Classroom Patrick Stalter - Google Forms Jacob Vannoy - Google Forms Ryan Gibson - Google Forms Bryon Carpenter - Momentum, Extensity, Clipboard History Pro Cameron Ross - Mote Carlos Garza - G RTF Chris Stuchko - YouTube Ryan Gutsch - Google Slides for Daily Agenda & Linda Hummer - Google Slides for animation Nate Nagele - Google Docs background coloring, Google Slides Theme Builder, Color Coding & Emoji Anthony Arno - Kahoot! Mel A - Blooket, Desmos, Mote
Dec 19, 2021
46 min
An #EdTech PD Buffet - HoET191
Episode Sponsor: Everfi Everfi has resources to help teachers equip their students with the lifelong skills they'll need after graduation. From financial literacy to mental wellness, these free lessons will help schools be successful whether they are in face-to-face or online learning environments. #EdTech Thought (5:50) Fads, Trends, and Snake Oil You're going to start seeing, and I'm seeing it already, people who are going to claim Metaverse and NFT expertise in the education space. Don't let these become just more buzzwords in education. Do your homework if you're truly interested in learning more. I believe that both of these stand to make a serious impact in the future of all humanity. Yes, ALL OF HUMANITY. But we're not there yet. Read articles. Listen to podcasts. Find out about the Metaverse and NFTs outside of the scope of education. Will there be a benefit in education? I believe we have ways to go and I don't want to see you get sold a bill of goods or find yourself with a basket full of snake oil. What are your thoughts on the Metaverse and NFTs in education? Let's have a conversation and learn together. #EdTech Recommendation (11:04) Glide - Create powerful apps and websites, without code. If you can make a spreadsheet in Google Sheets you can create your own mobile app. Sound too good to be true? It's not. Ways to use Glide in education: Create a mobile study guide: You or your students could create an app that lists each section or unit of your curriculum. In each section, you can provide videos, podcasts, or simply link to additional documents for review. Create a mobile version of school handbooks: When parents have a question about your school, their first instinct is probably to pick up their phones to search your school's website or to call the office. A mobile version of your school's handbook could make it easy for parents to quickly find the answers to frequently asked questions. Create a guide to your community: Are you looking for a community service project for your middle school or high school students? If so, consider having them develop a guide to the highlights of your community. Develop a mobile reporting system: Do you have students or parents using Google Forms for logging information about multiple goals like independent reading, outdoor play, or behavior goals? If so, consider placing links to all of those forms in one convenient app. You'd do this by placing the links to your Forms in the columns in your spreadsheet before publishing it through Glide. Room Use Schedule: Do you work in a school that has more teachers than classrooms? Is it a guessing game as to who is using which room when. Having an app that can make it easy to find out who is using which rooms at which times would be amazing! With Glide you could create that kind of app. Featured Content (14:46) Rachel Langenhorst is a technology integrationist and instructional coach in Rock Valley, Iowa. A 27-year veteran in education, she prides herself on being a change agent and life-long learner. Rachel empowers others through collaboration, creation, and connection. She speaks and instructs throughout the Midwest, focusing her efforts on technology integration strategies, social media, Internet safety, and effective teaching practices. Graduate-level instructor North Western College and University of Sioux Falls & Sr. Education Specialist for the Mayo Clinic.
Dec 5, 2021
1 hr 1 min
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