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July 29, 2020
In this episode, I'm sharing my favorite ELA tools for the Chromebook Classroom. For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
July 22, 2020
In this episode of the podcast, I'm sharing my favorite gear!  For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
July 14, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups, and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
June 12, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups, and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
May 20, 2020
Today I am joined by Garry VonMyhr, the CEO and co-founder of Tech Defenders headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  One of the unique things that Tech Defenders offers is a Chromebook buyback program that can ear your school money for old, retired devices.  For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
May 11, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
April 15, 2020
Remote teaching is not online school! Alice Keeler shares practical ideas for teachers who have been forced to teach online due to the Coronavirus. For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
April 8, 2020
Teaching online is very different than teaching in a traditional classroom. Here are five quick tips to help make this transition and smooth as possible.  1. Embrace routine and repetition 2. Encourage connection and discussion 3. Keep it simple 4. Slow down...the pacing is different 5. LIVE lessons are a waste of time  For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
April 1, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
March 19, 2020
No one predicted a complete shutdown of the entire educational system…but here we are. As you adjust to the new reality of teaching remotely, here are some tips and tools that can make your life a bit easier. For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
March 8, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
February 12, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
January 20, 2020
I’ve collected 10 different data privacy lessons and classroom activities that you can use to help educate students about data privacy. For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
January 18, 2020
In January of 2020 Google Announced the plan to official shutdown Chrome Apps starting in 2021.  Listen to this episode to learn more about the timeline and how this announcement will impact education.  For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
January 9, 2020
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
December 23, 2019
My "Chromelife" was challenged recently when I purchase a Cricut cutting machine. Officially, the Cricut is NOT compatible with Chromebooks. It clearly says so on the website. But I decided to ignore the warning and see if I could get it to work anyway! Listen in to see what I discovered! For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
December 10, 2019
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
November 26, 2019
Today’s question was submitted by Tim Cavey, a grade 8 social studies teacher from Vancouver, British Columbia: "Can a Chromebook record decent video? Should my students use their Chromebooks to record video or are they better off using a phone or iPad?"  Episode Resources: https://www.chrmbook.com/s4e12 Submit your Chromebook Question: http://Chrm.tech/chromebookquestions
November 17, 2019
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
November 11, 2019
Sylvia Duckworth has been involved in education for more than 30 years as a French teacher and technology advocate, and author.  Sylvia is retired from classroom instruction but continues to impact education by sharing her love of sketchnoting with teachers around the world.  Can you sketchnote on a Chromebook? Let’s ask Sylvia and find out!   ------------ For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
October 7, 2019
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com/podcast
September 30, 2019
Episode Guest: Jeff Bradbury Jeff Bradbury has been at the forefront of using audio for teaching and learning. In 2011 he created TeacherCast.net which has grown into an enormous resource for helping teachers and tech coaches in the classroom.  Since Jeff is clearly a podcasting legend, I’ve asked him to share some tips on podcasting with a Chromebook.  Show notes and resources:  http://Chrmbook.com/s4e8
September 20, 2019
Today’s question was submitted by Dave Stuart, a social studies teacher from west Michigan: What's the most efficient way to manage Chromebooks coming in and out of my cart?  Episode Resources: https://www.chrmbook.com/s4e7 Submit your Chromebook Question: http://Chrm.tech/chromebookquestions
September 8, 2019
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). For show notes and resources on teaching with Chromebooks, visit http://chrmbook.com
September 1, 2019
Episode guest: Anne Nash, Google for Education The Google for Education team has been working for more than a year on the Chromebook App hub, a resource to help teachers find quality lesson ideas that are optimized for Chromebook classrooms. Show notes: http://Chrmbook.com/s4e5
August 25, 2019
My Chromebook helps me be productive and give me access to everything that I need as an educator. Here are 5 Chromebook productivity tips to help you in the classroom. Show notes: http://Chrmbook.com/s4e4
August 14, 2019
Today’s question was submitted by Kelly Croy, director of innovation and instruction and the host of the Wired Educator podcast. Can you work offline on a Chromebook?  Submit your Chromebook Question: http://Chrm.tech/chromebookquestions
August 6, 2019
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review!
July 29, 2019
Stephanie Howell is the middle school instructional technology coordinator for Pickerington Schools in central Ohio. I am excited to chat with her and give her a platform to share some of her awesome ideas to help you kick off the school year.  Show notes: http://Chrmbook.com/s4e1
July 24, 2019
This short episode is a preview of what you can expect during season 4 of The Chromebook Classroom podcast!
July 3, 2019
The school year is officially done. We did it! Nice job. July is a month to chill, relax, reflect, and recharge! ⛱🍹 The end of the school year also concludes season 3 of the Chromebook Classroom podcast! But don’t worry, season 4 will start in August! Rather than bombard you with new ideas for your classroom, I thought I would introduce myself with 10 quick facts about my family and time in the classroom. Show Notes: https://www.chrmbook.com/s3e13
June 14, 2019
Google has been trying to combine the ChromeOS and Android ecosystems since 2016. Is this the future of Chromebooks or a bad idea? My guest is Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh, NC. I have been following Tom on Twitter for some time and have seen him putting out a lot of content on his blog and Twitter on how he is using Android apps on his Chromebook. Are Android apps on your Chromebook the next big thing? Show notes and links: http://chrmbook.com/podcast
June 6, 2019
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!). Visit this blog post to click on the links: https://www.chrmbook.com/s3e11-1
May 29, 2019
My guest is Dave Stuart Jr., high school social studies teacher, author, blogger, and father of 4 from Cedar Springs, Michigan. Dave is a deep thinker who truly wants to help students learn and help teachers achieve satisfaction in all consuming profession. Dave has summarized some key principles he uses in his classroom in his new book, These Six Things: How to focus your teaching on what matters.   Show notes and links: http://chrmbook.com/podcast
May 20, 2019
Like all English teachers, Jennifer Kipfmiller is faced with the difficult task of grading hundreds of student essays and written assignments. Jennifer and the English department at John Glenn high school set out to figure out a way they could provide hand-written feedback to their students electronically. The solution involves a special Chromebook and the Android version of Google Classroom. Listen in for the full story! Show notes and links: http://chrmbook.com/podcast
May 16, 2019
As the school year winds down, it's time to start thinking about closing out the year and preparing for next year.  In addition to cleaning out your physical classroom, It’s a good idea to organize your digital classroom. I have selected five quick tips to help you start your digital spring cleaning. If you want to get serious about organizing your digital life, sign up for my FREE, self-paced online course. For show notes and resources visit Chrmbook.com/podcast
May 7, 2019
Every six weeks or so Google releases a new version of ChromeOS, the operating system that runs your Chromebook.  ChromeOS version 74 includes four updates that have the potential to impact your classroom:  - External USB camera support - Enhanced search in the Chrome app launcher - Organize files in the "my files" area of your Chromebook - PDF annotation is now built into the browser! Listen in for details on why these features might help you in the classroom.
May 3, 2019
In this episode, I am joined by Lissa Brunan, middle school teacher, adjunct professor, and technology trainer.  Lissa and I both recently took the level 1 and level 2 exams. During this episode, we share our experience, talk about the types of questions we received, and provide practical tips so that YOU can pass your certification test as well!
April 30, 2019
Danielle Kline has been teaching high school math at Cardinal Mooney Catholic School for five years. Danielle has embraced technology in her classroom, taking advantage of tools like Google Hangouts, Pear Deck, Google Classroom and Forms to teach algebra in a blended learning environment. If you teach math (or support math teachers), this is an episode that will provide a TON of value and ideas.  For show notes and links visit https://www.chrmbook.com/s3e7/ ‎
April 4, 2019
Google has been hard at work improving and refining the accessibility features of ChromeOS. In this episode, we take a look at these features and how we can use them to support the needs of our students. I am joined by Robin Pegg an expert in the field of adaptive and assistive technology who has worked with teachers and students for more than 20 years.  Together we explore and share ways that you can use the accessibility features of your Chromebooks to remove barriers to learning.
March 27, 2019
The internet can be a distracting place... Recently, a teacher approached Laura Cahill looking for a way to help her students stay focused when working through digital assignments. Laura had just been granted early access to Google’s new Locked Quiz feature for Google Forms and she decided to see if this feature could be repurposed for a lesson.
March 11, 2019
Is a ChromeOS tablet a good idea? That’s the question that we will attempt to answer on this episode of the Chromebook Classroom podcast! My guest is Marcus Mead, director of instructional technology for Glen Lake Schools in northern Michigan. Marcus oversee the Chromebook program in Glen Lake which recently added Acer Chrome Tablets to its existing collection of Chromebooks. For show notes and links, visit chrmbook.com/podcast
March 1, 2019
In this episode I am sharing five ways that you can design better Google Forms! 1. Use validation to collect better data 2. Make your forms look pretty 3. Automate with Add-ons 4. Filter, Sort, and Pivot your data 5. Auto-grade and lock your quizzes Each spring I teach a 5 week Google Forms masterclass through Google Classroom. This course is for anyone who is familiar with forms and is ready to become a form master!  Head over to http://chrm.tech/forms for details!
January 25, 2019
Audio projects aren’t as common as image or video projects, but that doesn’t mean that audio isn’t a great option! Because they lack a visual element, audio projects are easier to create and require more attention to the core content of the assignment. Engaging audio requires creative writing and planning, making audio projects a great option for writing focused classrooms. For more tips and lesson ideas for Chromebook Classrooms visit chrmbook.com.
January 1, 2019
Over the past 50 years, Bob Gregory has been a school teacher, a church pastor, a school principal and an education resource supplier in Australia and around the South Pacific region. He officially retired in 2015 and in 2016 became the education manager for Transform Cambodia, an NGO dedicated to helping the children of Cambodia escape poverty. For show notes and links, visit chrmbook.com/podcast
December 8, 2018
Google Forms gets "Locked mode" and it's an exclusive Chromebook feature! In this mini-episode I break down everything you need to know about locked quizzes! For more details on this new feature, including a video overview, visit http://chrm.tech/lockedquiz Note: As of December 6, 2018 the locked quiz feature is only available to a small number beta testers. I anticipate that locked quizzes will become available to all G Suite for Education users in January 2019.
December 1, 2018
Are Chromebooks good for more than math games and web research? This is one of the topics that I discuss with Andy Losik, elementary STEM teacher, during this episode of the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! Andy Losik (@mrlosik) is a PK-5 STEM teacher at Hamilton Schools in west Michigan. Andy has a rich background as a classroom teacher and technology expert. He is an Apple Distinguished educator, Google Certified innovator and Discover Education Programs Champion, and helpful guy.
November 1, 2018
With Chromebooks in your classroom, exploring remote and exciting parts of the world has never been easier! Joining me on this episode of the podcast are Kim Randall and Kelly Kermode, two wonderful and well traveled educators, and authors of Bring the World to your Classroom.
October 15, 2018
How do you make math interesting for a middle school student? Eric Marcos has been helping students create instructional math videos since 2007. These amazing (and entertaining) videos have been watched by more than 1.6 million students and teachers from around the world.
September 30, 2018
Andrea Derrick has developed an impressive digital learning program to encourage the staff in her district to develop new skills. This comprehensive, detailed program helps teachers regardless of whether they are just starting to use technology in the classroom or are an advanced user.
August 28, 2018
Chromebook web filtering is should mean more than just blocking bad websites. Bharath Madhusudan, co-founder of the web filtering company Securly, shares how his company is working to keep kids safe on the web by using machine learning and natural language processing to prevent cyber bullying and self-harm. Visit chrmbook.com/podcast for information on Securely's free Chromebook filtering tools.
January 10, 2018
How do you teach world language in the age of Google Translate? Bethany Thompson (@bthompsonEDU) began teaching French 19 years ago. She has personally observed the impact that technology has had on the classroom. These challenges and opportunities aren’t unique to world language, however. They also impact math and many other subject area. This conversation is filled with practical ideas for embracing change and challenge students to be critical thinkers.
December 11, 2017
We’re heading across Atlantic ocean today to learn how Chromebooks are being used in the United Kingdom! My guest is Mark Allen, a long time IT director and technology specialists who has worked with hundreds of schools in England. Mark and I discuss many things including the pros and cons of requiring all students to learn how to code, concern over Google’s data collection practices, and strategies for encouraging schools and teachers to adapt to new technologies and teaching tools.
November 19, 2017
In an effort to better understand the specific challenges and needs of teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches, I created a survey and asked for specific feedback on challenges related to implementing technology into the classroom. In this episode of the podcast I am sharing the final results of the survey. My challenge to you is to take this information and begin thinking about what you can do to remove these barriers in your school.
November 12, 2017
Chromebooks are great for classroom learning, but why stop there? Fairview Independent Schools in eastern Kentucky created the student technology leadership program to give students an opportunity to learn how to service and support technology use within the district. In this episode you will hear from Corey More, director of the student help desk program, and two of his students who share their thoughts on supporting teachers at the school.
October 24, 2017
Make learning active by asking students to demonstrate their learning by designing a multimedia project. Not only are they fun to create, they can be easily shared within your class or school community. In this episode I share my top recommendations for working with images, audio recordings, and video using a Chromebook To get the list, visit chrm.tech/multimediatools
October 19, 2017
The makerspace movement is focused on learning through creation. But how do Chromebooks fit into your makerspace? The Nerdy Teacher, Nick Provenzano, shares his thoughts on using Chromebooks for coding, 3D printing and more! Plus, Nick shares the new badge program he is developing for middle school students. Visit chrmbook.com/podcast for a copy of the 10 most popular Chrome Unboxed articles and other links mentioned in this episode.
October 9, 2017
In between my conversations with Chromebook using educators I would like to share resources and lesson ideas to help get the most out of your Chromebooks. Today I am sharing my free email course, "developing your Chromebook Classroom." This five lesson course is perfect for anyone who is just getting started with Chromebooks. Each email is filled with links, resources, and lesson ideas. To sign up visit chrmbook.com/course
October 2, 2017
Gabriel has been called the “Sherlock Holmes” of Chromebooks. He explores the deep reaches of the open source Chromium code repository looking for clues about what Google developers are working on for the next generation of Chromebooks. These are the changes that impact the classroom and the future of Chromebooks. Visit chrmbook.com/podcast for a copy of the 10 most popular Chrome Unboxed articles and other links mentioned in this episode.
September 19, 2017
Season 2 of The Chromebook Classroom podcast will introduce you to another set of awesome people who have fresh ideas on educational technology. My goal is to bring you modern ideas from a variety of perspectives: from both in and outside of the classroom, from across the US and the world, from teachers, students, administrators. If you use EdTech, Google EDU tools, or would like new lesson ideas for your classroom, I think you will enjoy season 2.
January 8, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 7, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 6, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 5, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 4, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 3, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 2, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
January 1, 2017
A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.
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