Detailed
Compact
Art
Reverse
December 22, 2019
 
December 16, 2019
Learn how Eujon Anderson serves his district in Alabama as both a Tech Coach and Tech Director and how he manages both roles successfully.
December 16, 2019
Learn how Eujon Anderson serves his district in Alabama as both a Tech Coach and Tech Director and how he manages both roles successfully.
December 9, 2019
Learn how Texas Tech Coach Michael Vick is helping his Career and Technical Education teachers enhance their classrooms through revolutionary lessons using Canvas and how you can make the jump from the classroom to the tech room today!
December 9, 2019
Learn how Texas Tech Coach Michael Vick is helping his Career and Technical Education teachers enhance their classrooms through revolutionary lessons using Canvas and how you can make the jump from the classroom to the tech room today!
December 2, 2019
In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we break down how New Jersey English Teacher Nicholas Amaral went from the book room to the tech room and is now leading the digital learning transformation district-wide in North Jersey.
December 2, 2019
In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we break down how New Jersey English Teacher Nicholas Amaral went from the book room to the tech room and is now leading the digital learning transformation district-wide in North Jersey.
November 25, 2019
Is Your Tech Coach Doing These Three Simple Things To Help Improve Tech Integration Skills In Your Teachers?
November 25, 2019
Is Your Tech Coach Doing These Three Simple Things To Help Improve Tech Integration Skills In Your Teachers?
November 11, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with New Jersey Tech Coach Eric Guise to talk about the importance of Tech Coaches focusing on the function rather than the application.  For many Tech Coaches, they are often in a position of wanting to push a specific app because it's the latest and greatest.  However, for many teachers, these new and exciting applications aren't household names and it's often scary to think about introducing something new.
November 11, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with New Jersey Tech Coach Eric Guise to talk about the importance of Tech Coaches focusing on the function rather than the application.  For many Tech Coaches, they are often in a position of wanting to push a specific app because it's the latest and greatest.  However, for many teachers, these new and exciting applications aren't household names and it's often scary to think about introducing something new.
November 4, 2019
Are your teachers finally settling into the long school year and starting to get a little relaxed in their focus on Technology Integration? In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff discusses 5 things that every tech coach (and school district) can do to encourage teachers to become innovative and creative in their classrooms through technology integration.
November 4, 2019
Are your teachers finally settling into the long school year and starting to get a little relaxed in their focus on Technology Integration? In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff discusses 5 things that every tech coach (and school district) can do to encourage teachers to become innovative and creative in their classrooms through technology integration.
October 29, 2019
Is there harmony in Tech Integration? Learn the secrets of being a Tech Coach in multiple buildings with contrasting Administrations above you.
October 29, 2019
Is there harmony in Tech Integration? Learn the secrets of being a Tech Coach in multiple buildings with contrasting Administrations above you.
October 21, 2019
In this episode, Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions.
October 21, 2019
In this episode, Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions.
October 14, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff unpacks the key steps needed to begin planning your school district's Educational Technology Integration Plan.  In this episode, you will learn why it’s important to not only clearly define your scope and sequence for creating a digital classroom but also why it’s important to give your teachers yearly benchmarks that will effectively meet the ISTE standards.
October 14, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff unpacks the key steps needed to begin planning your school district's Educational Technology Integration Plan.  In this episode, you will learn why it’s important to not only clearly define your scope and sequence for creating a digital classroom but also why it’s important to give your teachers yearly benchmarks that will effectively meet the ISTE standards.
October 7, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we begin a series of podcasts that will help Tech Coaches create an effective Educational Technology Integration Plan.  Join us each week of October 2019 as we deep dive into what goes into creating an EdTech Integration Plan and why it's the single most important document to guide all of our Digital Learning decisions throughout the year.
October 7, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we begin a series of podcasts that will help Tech Coaches create an effective Educational Technology Integration Plan.  Join us each week of October 2019 as we deep dive into what goes into creating an EdTech Integration Plan and why it's the single most important document to guide all of our Digital Learning decisions throughout the year.
October 2, 2019
In this episode of @AskTheTechCoach, we look at 5 ways you can be more effective and efficient in the classroom.
October 2, 2019
In this episode of @AskTheTechCoach, we look at 5 ways you can be more effective and efficient in the classroom.
September 23, 2019
In this episode of the Ask the Tech Coach Podcast, we take a look at 3 different ways that Tech Coaches can build their brands and show their value in the community by contributing to both classroom and community events.
September 23, 2019
In this episode of the Ask the Tech Coach Podcast, we take a look at 3 different ways that Tech Coaches can build their brands and show their value in the community by contributing to both classroom and community events.
September 16, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we take a look at the relationships you will be building with the teachers that you will be working with each day.  No matter if you are a teacher who gets elevated to a full-time Tech Coach, a teacher who now has coaching responsibilities, or a Tech Coch brand new to the district, the relationships, conversations, reputation, and trust that you build with your teachers will go a long way to creating a successful year for you and ultimately the digital growth of your students.
September 16, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we take a look at the relationships you will be building with the teachers that you will be working with each day.  No matter if you are a teacher who gets elevated to a full-time Tech Coach, a teacher who now has coaching responsibilities, or a Tech Coch brand new to the district, the relationships, conversations, reputation, and trust that you build with your teachers will go a long way to creating a successful year for you and ultimately the digital growth of your students.
September 9, 2019
As a Tech Coach, one of the most important things you can do is have strong professional relationships with your School Administrators. Learn How Today!
September 9, 2019
As a Tech Coach, one of the most important things you can do is have strong professional relationships with your School Administrators. Learn How Today!
August 26, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick launch a brand new season of the podcast and share 4 things that Tech Coaches can look forward to this school year.If you are a Tech Coach and interested in supporting yourself through personalized professional learning, please check out The Tech Coach Mastermind.  This professional group has been created to support Instructional Technology Coaches and provide them with the best tools for supporting students in their school districts.
August 26, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick launch a brand new season of the podcast and share 4 things that Tech Coaches can look forward to this school year.If you are a Tech Coach and interested in supporting yourself through personalized professional learning, please check out The Tech Coach Mastermind.  This professional group has been created to support Instructional Technology Coaches and provide them with the best tools for supporting students in their school districts.
August 5, 2019
In this episode of the Ask The Tech Coach Podcast, Jeff welcomes entrepreneur Nachum Kligman, creator of Book Like a Boss to discuss why Tech Coaches should be thinking of themselves as business owners and entrepreneurs themselves. For the last few years, TeacherCast has been using Book Like A Boss as it's primary calendar-booking platform. If you would like to give it a try, you can first take advantage of a FREE 14-day trial, and if interested in signing up, you can use the promo code “teachercast” for 30% off of any plan. In this episode, we discuss: Being an entrepreneur Brand Building Using Scheduling Software to our advantage Creating a Value Proposition on your Booking Page Using Social Proof of your Work The importance of keeping things easy for our customers How to teach your teachers how to use your system How to make productivity apps “work” About Nachum Kligman For the last 25 years, I have made it my mission to pioneer business ideas and carry them through to their full potential. I have patented three different pieces of technology, worked in video commerce, developed interoperable messaging, and strive for innovation throughout my career. Realizing that the future of the economy is in freelancing, I have since turned all my attention to Book like a Boss, a cutting-edge, all-inclusive platform engineered to support entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries – and growing every day. Born in Passaic, NJ, I now reside in Bet Shemesh, Israel, where I share my home with my loving wife and our eight children. About Book Like a Boss Book Like A Boss is the ultimate platform to book appointments and sell services online. Where other calendar apps end is where we are just getting started. We give you a full web page that is optimized to book you more business. Cut down on wasted back and forth with clients, get paid upfront, and send out reminders so that your appointments will be kept. Book Like A Boss has over 20,000 users in 100+ countries and is available in 6 languages and 23 currencies.  Links of Interest * Twitter @kligman & @booklikeaboss  * LinkedIn: www.kligman.in * Facebook: facebook.com/booklikeaboss * Instagram: Instagram.com/booklikeaboss Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Follow our Host Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out More TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.
July 22, 2019
Here are 3 important things that every technology coach should be doing this summer to get prepared for the upcoming school year. The third on this list is pretty exciting!
July 22, 2019
Here are 3 important things that every technology coach should be doing this summer to get prepared for the upcoming school year. The third on this list is pretty exciting!
July 15, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada from Eduro Learning onto the podcast to discuss how Tech Coaches can help provide focused professional development for all adult learners no matter skillset or motivation for learning.
July 8, 2019
In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, Jeff welcomes Adam Bevan from YouToring.com on the program to discuss how Virtual Reality and Analytics are helping to change the way our teachers are creating a flipped classroom.
July 8, 2019
In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, Jeff welcomes Adam Bevan from YouToring.com on the program to discuss how Virtual Reality and Analytics are helping to change the way our teachers are creating a flipped classroom.
July 1, 2019
In this episode, we take a look back at the conference and share insights from both educators and edtech companies about what they see as the state of today's digital classrooms and what we can look forward to next year at ISTE 2020.
July 1, 2019
In this episode, we take a look back at the conference and share insights from both educators and edtech companies about what they see as the state of today's digital classrooms and what we can look forward to next year at ISTE 2020.
June 17, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Tom Mullany to discuss how Tech Coaches can use Google Sites to create great looking websites.  For the last 4 years, Google Sites have been transforming the way that digital lessons are presented in classrooms and along with Google Classroom making up a 21st Century digital learning environment.
June 17, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Tom Mullany to discuss how Tech Coaches can use Google Sites to create great looking websites.  For the last 4 years, Google Sites have been transforming the way that digital lessons are presented in classrooms and along with Google Classroom making up a 21st Century digital learning environment.
June 10, 2019
Are you a Technology Coach working on extensive summertime professional development for teachers who don't want to attend your sessions and if they do, aren't fully involved in the activities? In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we share our tips and tricks for creating a culture for summertime digital learning.
June 10, 2019
Are you a Technology Coach working on extensive summertime professional development for teachers who don't want to attend your sessions and if they do, aren't fully involved in the activities? In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we share our tips and tricks for creating a culture for summertime digital learning.
June 3, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Claudio Zavala Jr on the show to discuss 5 Things a Tech Coach can do to develop their own personalized professional development strategy.
June 3, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Claudio Zavala Jr on the show to discuss 5 Things a Tech Coach can do to develop their own personalized professional development strategy.
May 27, 2019
In this episode, we take a look at the differences between Google Takeout and Google Transfer and discuss the brand new ways that Office365 schools can help students prepare for graduation with their new digital file transfer system.
May 27, 2019
In this episode, we take a look at the differences between Google Takeout and Google Transfer and discuss the brand new ways that Office365 schools can help students prepare for graduation with their new digital file transfer system.
May 20, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and welcomes JP Prezzavento and Susan Vincentz onto the podcast to discuss 7 things that Tech Coaches need to be doing as they get ready to wind down the school year. For many Tech Coaches, digital organization is a daily habit, but at the end of the year, it can be difficult to keep everything where you need it to be.
May 20, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and welcomes JP Prezzavento and Susan Vincentz onto the podcast to discuss 7 things that Tech Coaches need to be doing as they get ready to wind down the school year. For many Tech Coaches, digital organization is a daily habit, but at the end of the year, it can be difficult to keep everything where you need it to be.
May 13, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Dr. Sam Patterson and Joe Benvenga onto the podcast to discuss how Tech Coaches can help not only support technology integration but foster a culture of classroom innovation in the process. In this episode, we discuss: Build Your EDU Brand Online CourseFREE Email Course Selecting Your Avatar Content Creation Tips & Tricks Website StrategySEO How to build a newsletter Do You Have a Question For Us? https://www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net How To Inspire Innovation in the Classroom What is our first job in the classroom as Tech Coaches? How do we define innovation? How do we blend Innovation and Technology? Where does the Coaching come into the picture? Does Innovation mean something different to Teachers and Students? Examples of Innovation in the Classroom What do you do when Teachers don’t get the big picture?
May 6, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at some of the Do's and Don'ts of being a Tech Coach.  For many of us, we are seen as a content specialist who helps teachers in their classrooms but often, we are asked to perform tasks that are more appropriate for the IT department.  What do you do? Do you have any thoughts on this topic? We would love to have you share your thoughts on this subject.  Please reach out to us on Twitter @AskTheTechCoach today! This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – Portland In this episode, we discuss: * Build Your EDU Brand Online Course FREE Email Course Selecting Your Avatar Content Creation Tips & Tricks Website Strategy SEO How to build a newsletter And more … * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * Are you an Edtech Coach or an EdTechnician? How do you train your teachers on who to contact when something happens. What should an EdTech Coach be doing every day? Working with teachers in the classroom Be an open resource/available for teachers to swing by Making connections and networking Having meetings with administration Taking mental notes on what happens in classrooms Test tech to be utilized in the classroom/foster best practices What shouldn’t an EdTech Coach be doing every day? Break/fix IT work Shouldn’t BE the teacher in the room The relationship between the Tech Department and the EdTech Department Relay for various problems that might come up during the day Advocate for classroom teachers An Explainer of technical issues * On the Next Episode May 13: How do different schools approach the Tech Coach position differently? May 20: What do you do when every excuse is true Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail:
April 29, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss 10 Tips and Tricks for running Lunch and Learns in our schools. This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – Portland In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week People reached out about us sharing examples of crib sheets. Appreciated the nuanced approach to how we put ours together. A nice way that encapsulates the extra resources for teachers so they can rehash and learn on their own time. * Build Your EDU Brand Online Course FREE Email Course Selecting Your Avatar Content Creation Tips & Tricks Website Strategy SEO How to build a newsletter And more … * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How To Effectively Use Lunch & Learns As Professional Development Are Lunch and Learns Effective? When are Lunch and Learns Effective? Tips for Lunch and Learns Never hold them in the Teachers Lunch Room Try to Rotate the Location Use them mostly as conversation with a little bit of tech Focus on a skill. Don’t show up expecting to show off Food is Fantastic … keep it healthy Use Lunch and Learns to build from previous PD Day topics or to enhance things that you are seeing in the class. Don’t ask teachers to present on the spot Focus on one small thing … that they can try then and there. Spread the word during the week as you visit classrooms BONUS: Poll Your Audience for Weekly Topics * On the Next Episode May 6: Are you an Edtech Coach … or an EdTechnician? May 13: How do different schools approach the Tech Coach position differently? May 20: What do you do when every excuse is true Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Coach Tip of the Week While we often try to do “Lunch and Learns,” it’s more important that Tech Coaches think of these as networking opportunities that can then lead into working with teachers in the classroom. Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email:
April 15, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the reasons why your Tech Coaches should be creating EdTech Cheat Sheets and Templates for their teachers. Today's episode is brought to you by Student Treasures and Concordia University-Portland In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week What do you do after the PD Day? How do you expand 1 topic to become a month of learning * Build Your EDU Brand Online Course (sign up below) FREE Email Course Selecting Your Avatar Content Creation Tips & Tricks Website Strategy SEO How to build a newsletter And more … * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How To Create Crib Sheets & Templates Your Teachers Want To Use What is a Crib Sheet? Tips and tricks Cheat sheet How-to What makes a good Crib Sheet? Focus less on the “how” and more on the “what” Give examples of what to do/ what can I do Model lesson ideas Pro tips Add things that can extend the learning I.E. (google add-ons or chrome extensions, other tools that work, etc.) To Crib Sheet … or to Template??? Giving Credit where Credit is Due What apps should you use to make crib sheets and templates? Google Sheets Google Slides Google Sites SMORE SWAY Canva Distribution Methods Google Classroom Website LMS Email Other * On the Next Episode April 22: How to create the perfect Lunch and Learns April 29: Tech Coach Round Table Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Tip of the Week It’s important not only to come up with ways for your teachers to consume helpful content quickly but in a format that you know they will be using when they need it. Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network,
April 8, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at the important period of time that happens after a major PD Session and discuss several things that a Tech Coach can do to engage their teachers both in large, medium, and small group settings. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week Standards-Based Activities * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: 50 6 Month Promo Code: 100 12 Month Promo Code: 150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How Can We Support Our Teachers After Your Big PD Session? Creating specific examples and templates and emailing them to teachers Google Slides Google Sites SMORE SWAY Lunch and Learns or follow-up workshops/sessions to address specific skills. Keep it short and sweet. Never hold a lunch and learn in the breakroom Focus on a conversation not just on Tech Get your ideas from the questions that teachers are asking you throughout the week Feed them! Rotate Classrooms Check-in (how are they doing? How can you help) Show up with something useful Build on skills during the conversation that they don’t know they need to learn “Can I show your kids something real quick?” Coach or facilitate a trial run. Rinse and repeat. Share your success with your administrative team to plan additional large * On the Next Episode April 15: How to create a Crib Sheet or Template for Teachers April 22: How to create the perfect Lunch and Learns April 29: Tech Coach Round Table Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Coach Tip of the Week The goal of a professional development session should never be seen or planned as a one-off event.  It should always be looked at as the introduction to several interactions with staff members for the next few weeks. Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by
April 1, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome Kellie Ady from Schoology on the program to discuss how teachers can approach a Standards-based mindset. What is Standards-based Grading? Standards-Based Grading measures a student’s mastery of grade-level standards by prioritizing the most recent, consistent level of performance. The learning targets are aligned with the standards and students are offered multiple ways to demonstrate understanding and proficiency. As this goes own, students monitor their own progress toward hitting these targets and teacher feedback is given consistently to help build motivation and progress. Everything You Need to Know About Standards-Based Grading Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – Portland In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week: Tech Coach Roundtable Building a Tech Coach brand is important and something that needs to be discussed. Didn’t realize that so many components went into creating a website. Domain Hosting Theme / Colors Logo Content Strategy * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: 50 6 Month Promo Code: 100 12 Month Promo Code: 150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How To Create a Standards-based Mindset What is a Standards-based Mindset? 5 Ways to Approach a Standards-based Mindset Get Proficient with Standards and Scales Show several examples Give students a clear goal to achieve Talk your students walk through the rubric and how they would grade the assignments Realize the Power of Rubrics Figure out what standards you are addressing and discuss what each of the levels of a rubric would look like.   Have students collaborate with you on the rubric Factor in the 0 Factor Not everything needs to be in the official grade book. How can we give kids feedback without it being negative on their grade? Try more Tries Give students additional opportunities to get it correct. Should our goal be to rank our students or to get our students learning and progressing?
March 25, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick sit down with Michael Cohen, Matt Miller, and Chris Aviles to discuss their top branding strategies for educators. This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – Portland In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: 50 6 Month Promo Code: 100 12 Month Promo Code: 150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How and Why to Build an Educational Brand Is it important to have a branded identity? What goes into creating a recognizable brand? The importance of a website in branding. Content Creation Strategy Favorite Applications Website WordPress Graphics Adobe Photoshop Adobe Spark Adobe Rush Canva Camera App Social Media Buffer – Social Media Scheduling Strategies Have something to give away (PDF) through a newsletter/mailing list Mailchimp ConvertKit How to approach conferences/conventions Being recognizable on the outside and a teacher on the inside * On the Next Episode Ep44: Schoology: Standards-Based Grading 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know About our Guests Chris Aviles Chris Aviles is a teacher at Knollwood middle school in the Fair Haven school district in Fair Haven, New Jersey where he runs the renown Fair Haven Innovates program he created in 2015. Links of Interest @TechedUpTeacher www.TechedUpTeacher.com   Matt Miller Matt Miller is a career Spanish teacher turned speaker, blogger and author of Ditch That Textbook. Through blog posts, books, videos, podcasts, and other resources, he empowers teachers to teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Links of Interest Blog: DitchThatTextbook.com / FREE ebook: DitchThatTextbook.com/101 Twitter: @jmattmiller Facebook: facebook.com/ditchthattextbook
March 18, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring you the second part of our Tech Coach Brand conversation.  In part 1, we discussed how to create a professional website and match it with your social media to get noticed online. In this episode, we take a look at some of the things a Tech Coach, or future Tech Coach, can do at home, or at conferences to get noticed to find their next Tech Coach position. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week’s Episode Building a Brand to become a Tech Coach Building your brand while working as a Tech Coach * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: TECHCOACH50 6 Month Promo Code: TECHCOACH100 12 Month Promo Code: TECHCOACH150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How To Build Your Tech Coach Brand * What is a brand? What makes up your brand? Ultimately how you present yourself to your district, other districts, etc. Tech Coach Websites What does it say about you? Who is your audience? Social Media Presentation Slide Decks Theme Style Personal voice * Professional Certifications Google Level 1 + 2 Google Trainer Google Innovator Microsoft Innovative Educator Apple Distinguished Educator LEGO Master Educator The plethora of edtech certifications (edpuzzle, flipgrid..) Coming soon: Synth, Merge Ambassador programs (Schoology) * Attending Conferences Choosing Topics to Present Interacting with others Party in the Hallways / Meetups (CoffeeEDU, Edtech Company Parties) * Resume / Portfolio / Exemplars / Artifacts Resume Cover Letters Exemplars Artifacts References What will they say about you?
March 11, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss 3 important components that make up your Tech Coach Brand.  If you are looking to jump into the world of educational presentations or want to write your first book, it's important to have a noticeable identity that people can remember you by.  Today's episode is brought to you by Student Treasures and Concordia University-Portland In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week’s Episode Google vs Microsoft What happens if your district uses both? * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: TECHCOACH50 6 Month Promo Code: TECHCOACH100 12 Month Promo Code: TECHCOACH150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * How To Build Your Tech Coach Brand * What is a brand? * What makes up your brand? Identity Symbol Fonts Logo Daily Routine * Tech Coach Websites Choosing the best platform Selecting a domain Finding the right host Blog vs Website Your Homepage Sidebar Widgets * Social Media Branding your Social Media accounts Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest YouTube Automating Your Posts * Presentation Slide Decks Uniform with your brand Colors Fonts Logos Conference Give Aways What do you want your listeners to take away from your sessions? How do you want to be remembered? What is your goal when presenting? * On the Next Episode Creating Your Tech Coach Brand: Part 2 Professional Certifications Standing out at Conferences Resume / Portfolio / Exemplars / Artifacts Building A Positive Online Learning Experience For Your Staff Members Download 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast
March 4, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Jeni Long and Sallee Clark to discuss how they are using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft OneNote as professional development tools in their classroom. If you are looking for more information on how to incorporate Microsoft Applications in your school district, please visit our Microsoft EDU blog posts and podcasts today! * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: 50 6 Month Promo Code: 100 12 Month Promo Code: 150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * Creating Professional Development using Microsoft Teams and OneNote Should we focus on Tech or on Teachers? Microsoft Teams What is it? Platform for the organization, connecting with others, collaboration, & learning. The more we have used it, the more we see it as a platform for true collaboration. It has some aspects of an LMS like assignments, rubrics, speed grader, but offers so much more with OneNote, app integration, and Skype. How does it work? Sign in through your free Office 365 account Invite members or guests with emails or give a join code There are channels within the team for easy navigation and organization. c Guest Access Available What can we do with it? Global PLN – OneNote, Skype, Flipgrid, ongoing global communication with conversations Join the Jenallee Global PLN with this link Teacher PLC – OneNote, Skype, conversations, shared files How can students use it? Microsoft OneNote What is it? One stop shop for all things – digital files, videos, audio, links, etc How does it work? What can we do with it? How can students use it? The MIE program What is it? How do you join? April 15- July 15 announced in Aug www.education.microsoft.com Working with the Microsoft EDU family About our Guests Jeni Long and Sallee Clark are Instructional Technologists with Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. This dynamic duo, known as #Jenallee, is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! Between the two of them, they have presented across the 26 schools in their district, at their Regional Education Service Center, FETC, TCEA, TCEA for Tots, & Central America. They are both MIE Experts, MIE Trainers, and Flipgrid Ambassadors. Jeni Long
February 25, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Tech Coaches Susan Vincentz and Claudio Zavala Jr to discuss the role of the Tech Coach at professional development conferences, the creation and impimention of online learning modules, and our favorite Chrome Extensions. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: 50 6 Month Promo Code: 100 12 Month Promo Code: 150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * Tech Coaching at a Professional Development Conference What topics do Tech Coaches look for? Claudio – This time around I was looking for AR/VR resources. Looking to delve into creating AR/VR content Claudio – creativity tools Adobe SPARK Susan – On my recent trip to FETC I focused on ways to curate resources and using visual thinking to encourage student engagement and enhance lesson planning.  In recent years I’ve focused a lot on efficient use of GSuite tools and on Personalized Learning. What topics should Tech Coaches be teaching? Top 10 lists vs School Based Examples RFP’s that get you accepted every time and bring in a crowd Claudio – Time off from work – adds value to the district Susan  – Efficiency, organization, and productivity.  Often teachers get overwhelmed with all the apps available and even just simple clutter in their Google Drive.  Showing them efficient and productive ways to handle this is huge. * Keeping Professional Development alive in the district as the summer approaches When should you stop providing PD? Claudio – struggle is getting teachers there. No stipend or incentive makes it difficult to get teachers there Claudio –  relevant & interactive. Keep teacher engaged. Susan – echo Claudios points.  Keeping in alive and engaging. My coworker and I are looking at ways to take our summer PD as well as a lot of our regular PD online via Google Classroom and Canvas modules. * How to build effective online professional development? Should we do online learning modules? Claudio – on demand seems to work. I participated in DitchSummit by Matt Miller & feedback I received was they can participate any time, in pajamas Susan – I have had huge success with my own tutorial videos.  Yes, teachers can look up a youtube video for a question they might have, but if we as the coach make an engaging video to have on hand they, like students, appreciate our voice and delivery.
February 18, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several things a Tech Coach should do when creating online courses and self-paced learning modules. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections from Last Week's Episode * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment Discounts 2 Month Promo Code: 50 6 Month Promo Code: 100 12 Month Promo Code: 150 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * Six Steps You Need To Take to Create a Successful Online Learning Experience For Your Teachers Step 1: Identify Learning Objectives Directly or indirectly correlate to District Goals, Building Goals, and Initiatives. Content vs. Skills What vs How PD How will learning objectives be assessed? Step 2: Decide where to host your modules. What should you do before opening the module? Sketch in Google Docs Mindmapping Software Lucid Chart MindNote Applications Schoology Canvas Google Sites Google Forms WordPress How to test the module? Step 3: Integrate teacher needs and wants into module creation. What topics do they want to learn about? Allow time to collaborate/share/discuss as a group Step 4: Decide on a proper framework or workflow How will the module go? Utilize BLOOMS ** This is the most important step and can save you A LOT of time when creating future modules. Self-created videos vs random YouTube videos Step 5: Give time to reflect/share creations/ and implement Let teachers create something and implement in their classroom Have them share the creation Let them come back and reflect. How did it go? What did you like/dislike? What else do you want to learn to help you more? Step 6: Highlight their accomplishments with a badge (micro credentialing) Credly Schoology Badges (integrated) Padlet Share Board Twitter * On the Next Episode February 25: Tech Coach Round Table ** Download 40 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know ** Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts
February 11, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss their favorite Chrome Extensions that every Tech Coach should have in their back pocket when working with teachers. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions to last week's episode * How do you plan for attending mega-conferences such as FETC and ISTE? How do you plan your presentations differently when doing large conferences vs smaller ones? * Mastermind Sign Up Today to get on the list and be notified when it launches! $50 off using the coupon “TC50” Membership in an exclusive team of Tech Coaches Peer to Peer Mentoring 2 Monthly Video Collaboration Meetings 8 Week Online Course on Learning Management Systems Mastermind Exclusive FREE Lesson Plans to share with your teachers Mastermind Exclusive FREE Templates to share with your teachers A Positive and Friendly learning environment to help you grow your program Access to our Private Ask the Tech Coach Facebook Group 5 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know About Grammarly Grammarly is a powerful extension that tracks your writing online while giving you quality spelling, and grammar feedback. Grammarly also sends you a weekly progress chart letting you know how you stack against other Grammarly users and what you need to work on. Read and Write Read and Write is an easy-to-use swiss army knife of tools, providing students with ways to personalize the learning and teachers with ways to differentiate. Tools include: text-to-speech, highlighting, dictionaries, word prediction, speech-to-text, voice notes, and note collection. Free for teachers: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/free-for-teachers/ Free for teachers: https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/company/education-blog/november-2017/equatio-is-now-free-for-teachers/ Evernote Web Clipper Evernote web Clipper saves what you see online to your Evernote account, which is perfect for assigning tags to reading assignments, or conducting research online and keeping track of resources. Users can also highlight information they find online and share it out with others. GSuite Training The GSuite Training extension adds a 24/7 Tech Coach at the top of every teacher's Chrome browser.  Are you frustrated by constantly asking extremely basic questions about how GSuite works? Install this amazing application and start innovating today! Google Keep The Google Keep extension lets you save notes you take while browsing the web to your Google Keep where you can access them anytime anywhere.
February 4, 2019
 
February 4, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick look back on a fantastic trip to the FETC Conference.  Later in the episode, we sit down for a conversation with Sam Brooks and Lance Key to discuss how their school district is personalizing learning in their school district. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions to FETC * Jeff’s Experiences Sunday Podcasting Workshop Meeting Great EdTech Companies Interacting with other Tech Coaches Meeting other Podcasters * Nick’s Experiences Hall Davidson AR/VR Workshop Presenting at Schoology Booth Hanging with other NJ educators/tech coaches * Tech Coach Question Where do I go to learn about the new technologies available to my teachers? Twitter Company Websites Company YouTube Channel #ETCoaches / #TechCoachLife * Tech Coach Mastermind Join the Tech Coach Mastermind and learn how to help your school district today! 2 Mastermind group meetings each month 1:1 Coachings with Jeff and Nick Lifetime access to our Tech Coach Online Community Free Lesson Plans Free Templates Much Much More Payment 2 Month: Promo Code TC50 6 Month: Promo Code 100 12 Month: Promo Code 100 Website www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * Conversation with Sam and Lance What defines Personalized Learning Helping students reach their goals and dreams Teaching and protecting the Digital Native from harming themselves Should Tech Coaches become Certified Educators? How to implement a Learning Management System Training with teachers How to create a PD Roadmap for all staff members * Do You Have a Question For Us? www.TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail Twitter: @AskTheTechCoach Email: feedback@teachercast.net * On the Next Episode February 11: Tech Coach Chrome Extensions February 18: Best Ways to Communicate with Teachers February 25: February Tech Coach Round Table Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Tip of the Week It’s great to be able to get out of the classroom to attend professional development conferences.  Where local conferences are a good place to start, it’s also important to try to attend larger regional conferences such as FETC or ISTE to see what is happening on a national level. Join our PLN
January 28, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome Educoach cofounder Shira Leibowitz and Tech Coach Kitty Tripp onto the podcast to help us learn how to create a culture of professional learning in our school districts. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and Reactions Coppa/Ferpa Presentation for Mastermind Members www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind $50 off = “TC50” $100 off 6 mo or 12 mo plans = “100” * Creating a Culture of Change in your School District How do you help create and shape a culture when you are not in a position of power? Yes! This is where most of us are and even when I was a director, I still had do several things to create and shape culture. Be vulnerable as a learner. Grab fellow enthusiast and jump into the unknown. Focus on how you can be a creator and promote “creation” based learning as opposed to the consumer focus. Be a consistent encourager and supporter! It’s amazing what people hesitant to buy-in will try once they trust you and know you’re there to support them. * EdTech Integration Plans How to create a plan for Tech Coaches that is “bought” by the district and followed by everyone? What documents or plans help Tech Coaches create their job descriptions and master plans Having worked at the both the director and coaching level, buy-in is a long-term process involving many people that must come together on one page for an extended time. In my 8 years of working in instructional technology, I’ve rarely seen this successfully modeled in a sustained manner with fidelity. What I have learned through these years is I’m in control of my personal buy-in and can affect my sphere of influence and their potential buy-in. All it takes is a small pocket of enthusiasm to ignites change. Then the snowball effect begins to take over. I have successfully seen that occur in each job I’ve been a part of. * How to Stop Doing Things for Teachers How to encourage but not empower them to sit back and let you do the work How do you keep your role of a coach when they don’t want you but know you are going to help them out How do you NOT go into classrooms to teach kids but instead go in to coach teachers. When I’m working with a student, teacher, or administrator, I always start by putting them in the driver seat. I expect them to run the device, and I’m telling them how to accomplish what we’re trying to do. While this may be small, it sets the tone of every interaction. My job is in transition from what the expectations of the position used to be to now changing over to the “coaching cycle.” As I build better rapport with a teacher, the authenticity of the coaching cycle occurs more with each interaction. As a coach I have to be intentional in reading each one of my interactions with those needing help. Everyone is at different stages of support and I’ve got to accept them where they’re at in the process and continue to move them forward. The graphic below is my ultimate goal and while each interaction is not there yet, it’s what I’m moving towards with each time I support an individual: * Creating Systems to Help Tech Coaches How can we create systems to help us get more done each week? Teacher’s book appointments through my calendar which has been amazing for helping me in planning and preparing for each week.
January 21, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss 4 ways to empower your teachers in the classroom by simply stepping back and removing yourself from the coaching equation. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions Coppa/Ferpa Presentation for Mastermind Members www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind $50 off = “TC50” $100 off 6 mo or 12 mo plans = “100” * 4 ways to STOP doing things for your teachers Have a plan and create a goal Be transparent Put THEM in the driver's seat Just stop doing things! * On the Next Episode Jan 28: Tech Coach Round Table Feb 4: Tech Coach Chrome Extensions Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Tip of the Week Remember that the ultimate goal is to teach your staff to “fish”. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and solve every problem that comes your way. Step aside, ask questions and make sure you are both on the same page. Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes Check Out More TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today) The TechEducator Podcast (http://www.techeducatorpodcast.com) Ask The Tech Coach (http://www.AskTheTechCoach.com) View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCast Join us LIVE every Wednesday at 8:30 PM EST: http://www.TeacherCast.tv Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) is available as a
January 14, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss why it’s important for Tech Coaches to create systems for their various duties throughout the day that will help them do things just a bit faster. In this episode, we discuss: * Todays Sponsor: www.PodcastingWithStudents.com * Reflections and reactions Mastermind New cohort began on January 10 Next cohort begins in February … reserve your seat today! 2, 6, 12 Month options NJECC Workshop EdTech Integration Plan * FETC TeacherCast Podcasting Workshop Microsoft Interviews Round Table Discussion How Can We Create Systems for our Tech Coaching? What is a “System”? A way to document how something is done A tool that can be used to help you stay organized An opportunity to stay consistent Why are Systems Important? Systems keep tech coaches moving faster and help you work with more teachers to effect change quicker What is an example of a System? Teacher Onboarding System Blog Writing System Podcast Producing System Newsletters  and Emails Scheduling Appointments What could a system look like? A checklist Screenshots Video tutorials A ticket system Gmail filters Great applications that help in creating systems Google Sheets Google Forms If This, Then That Google Sites 3 Things to think about when creating systems for Tech Coaching Think of something important (a task) that needs to get done … over and over Determine what type of system would work best to help automate that task Is there a different way of doing something so you don’t have to keep doing it? Free Downloadable Systems for Tech Coaches and Podcasters Blogging and Podcasting Editorial Calendar (Google Sheets) * On the Next Episode Jan 21: How do you stop doing things for your teachers? Jan 28: Tech Coach Round Table Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Explore these Resources In this episode,
January 7, 2019
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the importance of not only identifying what school districts want their student and staff cultures to be but how to set up a successful roadmap to help everyone achieve their goals each year. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions from last weeks episode * New Mastermind starts this week First meeting is January 10 12 Step EdTech Integration Plan TeacherCast.net/Mastermind * 5 Ways to Shift the Culture of your School District Identifying school goals Strategic Plan (District Level) EdTech Integration Plan (Curricular Level) Tech Plan (Technology Level) Community Involvement (Township Level) Having a clear vision of what those goals are and how the district wants to achieve them. Creating a roadmap Involving all members of the school community Having a clear plan that is well communicated to all staff members and community members Is every decision leading back to the school goals? Communicate clearly and often Be honest but be transparent Highlight and Recognize Staff and Student Achievements Creating incentives for achieving those goals Build interconnectedness of staff (show their awesome) Badging (PD) Pineapple Program Certification Programs Student activities Creating opportunities for group activities outside of the traditional school day Movie Night Family Trips Happy Hour * On the Next Episode Jan 14: How to create systems for your tech coaching Jan 21: How do you stop doing things for your teachers? Jan 28: Tech Coach Round Table Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Coach Tip of the Week As your school district begins the process of creating an EdTech Plan it’s important that you also redefine what you want the culture of your district to be.  For this reason it’s important to have time away from the office for staff members to meet and interact with each other so they can become a team inside the office during the week. Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.
December 31, 2018
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring in the new year by discussing extremely important, EdTech Integration Plan.  We all have heard of a Tech Integration Plan, but today we take a look at the other document that describes and discusses not only what will be happening with the technology once purchased, but how it will be used in the school district. If you are in a school district and are interested in creating your own EdTech Integration Plan, please contact us today by email or voice.  We would love to work with you to help you create a fantastic professional development and edtech integration plan for your staff members. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions from Tech Coach Holiday Wishlist * New Website Design for www.AskTheTechCoach.com * Tech Coach Mastermind Last chance to sign up at www.TeacherCast.net/Mastermind $100 Coupon by using the code TC100 * What is an EdTech Integration Plan? Tech Plan vs EdTech Plan Technology Driven Curriculum Driven Student Driven What do you need to do before creating your plan? Administrative and Community Buy-in Starting with the students and ending with the students Finding the right focus for your plan Formulating your Essential Question Working with administration to create the perfect roadmap for success What does the final EdTech Integration Plan look like? * How long will it take to create your plan? * What happens once the plan is approved? * On the Next Episode Jan 7: How to shift the culture of a school district? Jan 14: How to create systems for your tech coaching Jan 21: How do you stop doing things for your teachers? Jan 28: Tech Coach Round Table Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Coach Tip of the Week Just as it’s important for school districts to create and maintain an updated technology plan that focused on hardware and applications, it’s equally as important for school districts to create and maintain an EdTech Integration Plan which describes what should be happening in classrooms.  This will then become the baseline and benchmark for the work that happens in the lives of Tech Coaches. Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury
December 24, 2018
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick are joined by Tech Coaches Kerry Gallagher, Sadie Lewis, and Claudio Zavala Jr to recap the year that was 2018 and look ahead to the new year by sharing their edtech tips, tricks, and app requests for 2019. In this episode, we discuss: * Mastermind * Sign Up Today to get on the list and be notified when it launches! * $50 off using the coupon “TC50” * Membership in an exclusive team of Tech Coaches * Peer to Peer Mentoring * 2 Monthly Video Collaboration Meetings * 8 Week Online Course on Learning Management Systems * Mastermind Exclusive FREE Lesson Plans to share with your teachers * Mastermind Exclusive FREE Templates to share with your teachers * A Positive and Friendly learning environment to help you grow your program * Access to our Private Ask the Tech Coach Facebook Group 3 Apps You Want For The New Year Google Keep Create Collaborative Tasks and Lists Take Photos / Drawings and add them to other Google Apps quickly Voice Memo’s on Mobile Devices Sync with Desktop More visualization options Google Jamboard Ability to access Google Drive files from the Jamboard (physical) Plutio All in One Project Management Solution Create Projects, Tasks, & Integrate is with Google Calendar Manage Projects and People Desktop and Mobile Friendly Kerry: Resources: ConnectSafely Guides and Quick Guides Help parents better understand the apps their kids are using Help educators understand concepts like data privacy, media literacy, and copyright and how they can integrate them in their lessons Sadie: Future Design School Curriculum K-12 modular courses Apply design process to curriculum, instead of a stand-alone activity Sadie: Google tools used in new ways We think of Sheets or Slides as *having* to look a certain way or perform a certain function. Need to break out of that thinking. Claudio Voice control photo editing app Streaming tool to all social media platforms from my phone A student version of Pinterest Not really an app but a wish that all Google, Apple, MS would all work together!! 3 Systems You Wish You Had in Place as a Tech Coach To Do List Task Management System Booking Calendar Kerry: Parent/Home support system to help students feel successful both at school and at home Claudio: Tech workflow Claudio: Collaborative content sharing Claudio: Conferencing between classrooms on demand. Press button, we are connected Sadie: Leveled/Tiered communication with my teachers 3 Things You Plan on Doing in 2019 Growing Tech Coach Mastermind Program to Support More Tech Coaches Launching a Tech Coach Online Course Working with Tech Coaches at conferences such as FETC and ISTE Kerry: Get through year 1 in my new role successfully
December 17, 2018
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the upcoming holiday season and share their list of 5 Important Things Tech Coaches can be doing during the holiday season. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions from Episode 29 “Tech Coach Collaborations” Sign Up Today to get on the list and be notified when it launches! $50 off using the coupon “TC50” Membership in an exclusive team of Tech Coaches Peer to Peer Mentoring 2 Monthly Video Collaboration Meetings 8 Week Online Course on Learning Management Systems Mastermind Exclusive FREE Lesson Plans to share with your teachers Mastermind Exclusive FREE Templates to share with your teachers A Positive and Friendly learning environment to help you grow your program Access to our Private Ask the Tech Coach Facebook Group * Keeping Organized During the Holiday Downtime How should we support our teachers during the busy holiday season? Help them create engaging experiences for their students Help them in planning and preparation for when they return Prepping for evals? Is PD important in December? Keep it light but spark ideas for when they return Conduct a half year survey Plan workshops for next semester When do you lead and when do you get out of sight? Fun classroom activities during December Trying new things BreakoutEDU What can a Tech Coach be doing during the last few days of December? Spend time Getting organized Invite others to get organized with you Update PD resources and websites Tackle projects you’ve been putting off Reflect on the first half of the school year * On the Next Episode December 24: Tech Coach Holiday Wish List December 31: Strategies for Working with Reluctant Teachers Download Our FREE Google Drawing Technology Self-Assessment! Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU Tech Tip of the Week It’s important for Tech Coaches to remember that innovation can be just as much a part of the holiday season as it is during the busy times of the year.   Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube iTunes:
December 11, 2018
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome members of the Tech Coach Mastermind to discuss why it's important for Coaches to have a solid support system with other Coaches. In this episode, we discuss: * Reflections and reactions from Mastermind Cohort 1 Sign Up Today to get on the list and be notified when it launches! $50 off using the coupon “TC50” Membership in an exclusive team of Tech Coaches Peer to Peer Mentoring 2 Monthly Video Collaboration Meetings 8 Week Online Course on Learning Management Systems Mastermind Exclusive FREE Lesson Plans to share with your teachers Mastermind Exclusive FREE Templates to share with your teachers A Positive and Friendly learning environment to help you grow your program Access to our Private Ask the Tech Coach Facebook Group * Defining and Redefining the Tech Coach Position What does a Tech Coach do? A leader A Guide Someone who supports learning What is a Tech Coach responsible for? What are the “non-job description things” that a tech coach does? * The Struggles of Coaching both Teachers and Admins You are neither a teacher nor an administrator You have tons of responsibility but no real authority Your job is to put out fires and filter the nonsense to get the job done * Finding your Place in the School District Tips for first-year Tech Coaches that will help get to year two * The Importance of Connecting with Others Share what you know. Find ways to better support your students Find ways to better support your teachers Find ways to better meet district goals/initiatives Get challenged Enhance your craft Gather resources Brainstorm / collaborate on ideas * What is a Mastermind Program? Like-minded individuals with a common goal/purpose The Mastermind as a “support system” * Why Join the Tech Coach Mastermind Collaborate with like-minded educators around the world Share your knowledge and gain valuable feedback Open dialogue – judgment-free and confidential Challenge each other to create, implement, and achieve goals. Lean on others in similar roles for support * Reflections from Cohort 1 * Join us for Cohort 2 in January 2019 * On the Next Episode December 17: Keeping organized when you aren’t busy during the holiday season. 5 things Tech Coaches should be doing when they find they have downtime. Download Our FREE Google Drawing Technology Self-Assessment! Follow our Podcast The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | @TeacherCast Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | @AsktheTechCoach Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | @JeffBradbury Nicholas Amaral | @NamaralEDU About our Guests
    15
    15
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00