June 16, 2017
In this segment, we talk about a new book that offers 300 proven strategies to get students excited about writing. Follow: @coolcatteacher @calvamom @write_the_world @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author 11 books and resources including The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment Series.
June 9, 2017
Physical activity supports learning, reduces student behavior issues, and can eliminate the need for ADHD and ADD medications. If the value of active learning is clear, why are we still asking students to sit still and learn? Follow: @coolcatteacher @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life and his latest book, From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential.
May 20, 2017
At the heart of great teaching are meaningful learning experiences. Find out how to create and discover these opportunities. Follow: @coolcatteacher @gcouros #edtechchat#edchat#edtech George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and the author of the book, "The Innovator's Mindset."
May 19, 2017
Our guest says that there are as many learning styles as there are individuals. What are the basics we need to know to teach the way each student's brain wants to learn? Follow: @coolcatteacher @brainrulesbooks @rusticpathways @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.
April 30, 2017
Many children struggle with managing their emotions concentration or behavior. Join us as we talk about how teachers can best work with students who struggle with self-regulation Follow: @coolcatteacher @drmelrose @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Psychologist Dr. Reggie Melrose is the best-selling author of The 60 Seconds Fix and creator of Brain Charge™: The K-12 Curriculum. She has authored several other noteworthy resources including the groundbreaking books, You Can Heal Your Child and Why Students Underachieve. She is a well-known international speaker and consultant specializing in the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting.
March 31, 2017
Our guest provides powerful examples of how she uses play as an engaging, effective teaching tool in science, literature. math and history. Follow: @coolcatteacher @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Leanna Prater, M.A. Ed., is a District Technology Resource Teacher for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY where she conducts professional development and provides supports to educators in instructional technology. She is also a doctoral candidate in Instructional Systems Design in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Kentucky, College of Education.
March 31, 2017
Our guests offer suggestions on how homework can be redefined to make it meaningful, relevant, and fun. Follow: @coolcatteacher @mssackstein @conniehamilton @classtag #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Connie Hamilton Ed.S. is a curriculum director in for Saranac Community Schools and a national presenter focusing on questioning, best practices, and leadership. She co-authored Hacking Homework with Starr Sackstein. Starr Sackstein teaches writing and journalism in New York City. She is a National Board-certified teacher and the New York director for the Journalism Education Association.
March 14, 2017
Our guest is committed to teaching beyond the textbook. In this segment, we explore how he engages and effectively teaches using other resources. Follow: @coolcatteacher @jmattmiller @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Matt Miller is a Spanish teacher at Turkey Run High School. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. Matt is a Google Certified Teacher, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and Bammy! Awards nominee. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. Reach him at matt@DitchThatTextbook.com
January 31, 2017
Good formative assessment helps you be a better teacher tomorrow. Our guest calls poor formative assessment "uninformative assessment" and identifies four traits that make the difference. Follow: @coolcatteacher @DouglasReeves @GRADECAM #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Douglas Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions. The author of more than 30 books and 80 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, Doug has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. He has worked in every state in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries. Blogs at CreativeLeadership.net.
January 30, 2017
Join us as our guest makes a compelling case for being a more effective teacher by doing more with less. Follow: @coolcatteacher @gcouros @listenwiselearn #edtechchat #edchat #edtech George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and the author of the book, "The Innovator's Mindset."
January 30, 2017
Our guest believes that the days of teachers working in isolation behind closed classroom doors should be a thing of the past. Join us as we discuss the benefits of an open culture. Follow: @coolcatteacher @gcouros #edtechchat #edchat #edtech George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and the author of the book, "The Innovator's Mindset."
January 25, 2017
Join us as we discuss the connection between listening and learning and how to improve both. Follow: @coolcatteacher @thomasdaccord @listenwiselearn #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Tom Daccord is Director of EdTechTeacher and has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
December 17, 2016
Great teachers are constantly innovating, but where can busy teachers find time to try new things? Follow: @coolcatteacher @msalang @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Leanna Prater, M.A. Ed., is a District Technology Resource Teacher for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY where she conducts professional development and provides supports to educators in instructional technology. She is also a doctoral candidate in Instructional Systems Design in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Kentucky, College of Education.
December 16, 2016
Denying the dangers that lurk online puts kids at risk. In this segment, we explore the hidden ways students are exposed and how to protect them. Follow: @coolcatteacher @shannonmmiller @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Shannon Mclintock-Miller is a mom of three wonderful children, a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
December 10, 2016
Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can drive student learning and achievement. Tune in as we discuss how to best use each. Follow: @coolcatteacher @Larryferlazzo @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years. An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges.
November 26, 2016
Tips and tools savvy teachers use to help their substitute teachers succeed. Follow: @coolcatteacher @SimonYoud @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Simon Youd is a husband and father of 6, currently a relief teacher, looking for permanent work, living in Port Sorell Tasmania, Australia. He has taught PE, grade 5/6, high school math, and science. Simon is interested in the purposeful integration of technology, personalising learning for teachers and students, and podcasting.
November 18, 2016
Many teachers and parents are unaware of how students are using cell phones and how to help manage the risks. Follow: @coolcatteacher @digcitizen @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Mike Ribble, author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (3rd Ed.) and Raising a Digital Child, has worked within the education field his entire career. He serves as a Technology Director for a school district in Kansas. Mike is also the co-chair of the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN.
November 18, 2016
Students are experiencing new iterations of bullying. Many teachers and parents are unaware of the extent of the problem or what to do about it. Learn more. Follow: @coolcatteacher @the_geeky_girl @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Sarah Beeghley is a high school senior looking to educate teachers, parents, and students on the effects of cyberbullying inside and outside the classroom.
November 11, 2016
Teachers improve at different rates and the key driver of the disparity is the school environment. Join us as we discuss the elements of a supportive school culture. Follow: @coolcatteacher @MatthewAKraft @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Matthew Kraft is an Assistant Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University. He studies human capital policies in education with a focus on teacher effectiveness and organizational change in K-12 urban public schools.
November 4, 2016
Join us as we discuss the best ways to use technology to bring out the best in your students. Follow: @coolcatteacher @gcouros @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and the author of the book, "The Innovator's Mindset."
October 27, 2016
Educators around the nation are increasingly having to cope with events that traumatize students. An effective response requires close collaboration between teachers, administrators, and parents. Our guest provides a useful guide. Follow: @coolcatteacher @Classtag #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Steven Berkowitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and the Co-chair of the Disaster and Trauma Issues of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has responded to many mass casualty events and has written extensively on the topic of childhood trauma.
October 20, 2016
We check in with a social studies teacher for guidance on how to discuss an election that has become disrespectful and vulgar. Follow: @coolcatteacher @dtrentashcraft @Bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Trent Ashcraft is a Social Studies teacher at a private Christian school in Louisville, KY where he teaches AP US History, AP US Government, and Economics. He is married and has an awesome 2 year old son.
October 18, 2016
Our guests wrote the book on using Twitter for education. Join us as they share their best tips. Follow: @coolcatteacher @wkrakower @bradmcurrie @Bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Brad Currie is the co-founder of #satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Brad is a Vice Principal and Supervisor of Instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, N.J. Billy Krakower is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. He is one of the Lead Organizers of edcampNJ. Currently, Billy is Currently a Computer & Resource Reading Room Teacher in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
October 17, 2016
The ability to know what you students know the moment they know allows you to adapt your teaching and increase your effectiveness. Join us as we discuss updating what you're teaching in real-time. Follow: @coolcatteacher @web20classroom @gradecam #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Steven W. Anderson is the director of instructional technology for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, NC. He also regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of social media in the classroom. He has been the recipient of the Twitterer of the Year Award and in 2012 he was named an ASCD Emerging Leader, which recognizes young, talented, educational leaders in their field.
October 10, 2016
Our guest is passionate about encouraging struggling students to read and write. In this segment, she shares some of her most effective strategies. Follow: @coolcatteacher @mjantzi @mysimpleshow #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Margo Jantzi is a teacher librarian at a Title I school with 630 students in PreK-Gd. 5. Her passion is to inspire students to read widely, think deeply and act kindly.
October 8, 2016
The co-founder or the Flipped Classroom movement joins us to talk about breaking through the barriers to flipping your class. Follow: @coolcatteacher @jonbergmann @mysimpleshow #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Jon Bergmann co-wrote the book, Flipped Classroom, and is a co-founder of the Flipped Learning Network (https://flippedlearning.org). Jon is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.” He is considered one of the pioneers in the flipped class movement.
October 6, 2016
In this segment, we talk about creating a set of personal goals that will help keep you inspired and energized throughout the school year. Follow: @coolcatteacher @ShellTerrell @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries and has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, Microsoft’s Heroes for Education, named Woman of the Year by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the Big 10: Most Influential People Transforming EdTech by Tech & Learning.
October 5, 2016
Join us as we talk about powerful new techniques and technologies to make math concepts more meaningful to your students. Follow: @coolcatteacher @davidwees @matific @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech David Wees is currently a Formative Assessment and Instructional Specialist for New Visions for Public Schools in New York City. He has worked as a mathematics and science teacher in New York City, London, Bangkok, and Vancouver. Twitter id: @davidwees
October 5, 2016
Today, Tony Vincent joins us to share his best practices and tools to make formative assessment easy and fun. Follow: @coolcatteacher @tonyvincent @gradecam @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Tony Vincent likes to learn, teach, and make things. Since 1998 Tony been a pioneer in digital learning, and he continues to help educators use technology for teaching and learning. @tonyvincent
October 5, 2016
Our guest says that high-poverty schools can compete with suburban upper-income schools if there is the right knowledge, skill, and will. Follow: @coolcatteacher @DrAAlston @Bloomzapp @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Dr. Anael Alston is the Superintendent of the Hamilton Central School District. Dr. Alston has written political commentary for Newsday, written nationally for EdWeek, has presented at national and statewide conferences on school change and curriculum reform, testified for Governor Cuomo’s Education reform Commission, and occasionally does radio as an education expert.
September 30, 2016
Life inside and outside of the classroom is challenging. Even the best teachers will go through periods or overwhelm and breakdown. Join us as we talk about how to uplift teachers, so teachers can uplift kids. Follow: @coolcatteacher @kimbearden @classtagme #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Kim Bearden is the cofounder and executive director of the Ron Clark Academy, an innovative middle school and educator training facility. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Disney Outstanding MS Humanities Teacher, and she is the author of Crash Course: the Life Lessons My Students Taught Me.
September 29, 2016
The virtues and benefits of music in schools and classrooms is making a comeback. Find out why. Follow: @coolcatteacher @LiveMusicTutor #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Jazz pianist and vocalist Anne Farnsworth lives in Los Angeles where she divides her time between performing, teaching, and journalism. She has toured extensively in the States and abroad both as a sideman and leader of her own trios and quartets. A 2012 Fulbright Scholar, Anne has taught at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia, the University of Southern California, Occidental College and Idyllwild Arts Academy. She is an international clinician and the author of JAZZ VOCAL TECHNIQUES.
September 2, 2016
Virtually every literature teacher has encountered students who see no value in reading the classics. Join us as we talk about how to get the students to enjoy and understand Beowulf, Hamlet and Jane Eyre. Follow: @coolcatteacher @mssackstein @Owleyesreader @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Starr Sackstein teaches writing and journalism in New York City. She is a National Board-certified teacher and the New York director for the Journalism Education Association. Sackstein is also the author of the book Teaching Mythology.
August 27, 2016
It's back-to-school time. Here are some great ideas you can use to explicitly and implicitly let parents know that you value them as partners in educating their child. Follow: @coolcatteacher @strongfathers @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech J. Michael Hall, M.Ed. is an educator, speaker and founder of Strong Fathers-Strong Families, he has presented to more than 165,000 fathers at local schools, Head Starts, as well as regional and national conferences. For his pioneering work over the past twelve years in education and the fatherhood field he was honored as a 2012 White House Champion of Change.
August 22, 2016
Join us as we review the results of a recent study on the classroom design factors that drive student learning rates. Follow: @coolcatteacher @cdpub @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Peter Barrett MSc PhD DSc is Emeritus Professor at Salford University in the UK and and an Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Department of Education. After initially training as a surveyor he has since carried out academic research in many areas, most recently around the impact of buildings on people, and more specifically of school design on pupils’ learning rates.
August 16, 2016
Join us as we look at the fundamentals every teacher needs to know about balancing physical learning with technology in early childhood development Follow: @coolcatteacher @DianeELevin @tigglykids @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Diane E. Levin, PhD, is a Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston. She is the author of Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood(NAEYC) and So Sexy So Soon. She is a founder of Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment and Defending the Early Years.
August 9, 2016
As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we're taking this episode to talk about putting students in control of their learning. How can we shift the ownership? Follow: @coolcatteacher @msoskil @Freshgrade @bamradionetwork Michael Soskil was a top-10 finalist for this year's Global Teacher Prize, widely considered the Nobel Prize of Teaching, for the innovative ways he empowers his students to use learning to solve problems around the globe. He was a 2012 winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and currently teaches elementary science in northeastern Pennsylvania. .
August 2, 2016
Join us as our guest talks about her decision to let her students design her classroom layout. Follow: @coolcatteacher @TeachStanley @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Catherine Stanley is a sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who is passionate about fostering an inclusive learning environment that is shaped and led by students. A former NC Teaching Fellow, Catherine enjoys reflecting on pedagogy through blogging, as well as serving on her school's Advisory and PBIS Committee.
August 1, 2016
As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we're taking this episode to talk about the barriers to parent-teacher partnerships and how to get over them. Follow: @coolcatteacher @Joe_Mazza @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Joe Mazza is a lifelong learner, leader, and innovator. Formerly principal of "lead learner" at Knapp Elementary School, he currently serves as the Leadership Innovation Manager at The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the digital strategist for c64KID INNOVATIONS, LLC.
July 28, 2016
Getting your students to enjoy writing can be challenging. In this segment, we look at how we can make writing more relevant and engaging to students. Follow: @coolcatteacher @calvamom @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Cynthia Alvarado is a teacher/librarian who teaches literacy and technology to elementary students in Dearborn,Michigan. Her interests include making school interesting in ways that close the gap for ELL and low income students.
July 19, 2016
Our guest explains why digital citizenship is everyone's responsibility and how teachers can be great role models. Follow: @coolcatteacher @s_bearden @netsmartz @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Susan M. Bearden is the comoderator of #edtechchat, cohost of edTechChat Radio and creater of @tweechmeApp. She is the author of Digital Citzenship: A Community-Based Approach., a speaker, frequent guest blogger, and a contributing author to the Huffington Post, she was ranked number nine on their list of “The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter.”
July 18, 2016
Our guest is a master at getting students, parents and administrators excited about her project-based STEAM program. Join us as she shares here five step process. Follow: @coolcatteacher @wonderworkshop @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Alicia Roberts is currently the Educational Technology Specialist at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory K-12 and founder of Teach2Inspire,LLC, an educational consulting firm working with districts, schools and teachers to support successful implementation of Technology Instruction related to the Common Core State Standards, and Curriculum Mapping. She has worked with leaders in the industry to design workshops sharing the best free web-based education resources for K-12 educators.
July 15, 2016
Helping students who struggle with reading and writing can be a big challenge for teachers. Join us as we discuss the best strategies for helping those students who need special attention. Follow: @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Linda H. Mason is a Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She conducts research on Self-Regulated Strategy Development for reading comprehension and writing.
July 7, 2016
Join this fascinating discussion on assessment strategies to document and show student learning. Follow: @coolcatteacher @finleyt @freshgrade @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Thomas Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.
July 5, 2016
Beyond your students, your relationships with your kids' parents may be the most important. In this segment, we get an update on the tool I use to quickly connect and build trust with parents. Follow: @BloomzApp @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Horacio Ochoa has been head of Marketing at Bloomz since it's launch in early 2015. He has years of experience in consumer and technology brands, including Pepsi and Microsoft. Horacio is originally from Mexico and holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas.
June 29, 2016
Online predators are constantly evolving their tactics. As we increasingly rely on the Internet in our classrooms, it is critical that teachers be up to date on the latest risks and ways to protect students. Follow: @coolcatteacher @netsmartz @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Follow: @coolcatteacher @netsmartz @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Laurie Nathan is a child safety advocate dedicated to raising awareness of abduction prevention, child sexual exploitation, and Internet safety in communities nationwide. As Director of National Outreach at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), Laurie partners with organizations on child safety issues and educates professionals at national and regional events, including the National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference, Internet Crimes Against Children National Conference, and YMCA of the USA EXPO. Laurie is an alumna of Emory University in Atlanta, GA where she graduated with highest honors in Psychology.
June 27, 2016
Our guest is on a mission to transform his classroom from regimented rows and columns of desks to a room that looks more like a cozy coffee shop. Join us as we follow one teacher's quest to Starbucks his classroom. Follow: @coolcatteacher @focus2achieve @CDPub @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Oskar Cymerman is a Chemistry and Principles of Engineering Teacher at Woodbury High School in the Twin Cities Metro Area, MN. He is interested in and frequently blogs about brain-based approaches to learning and classroom design. In addition to starting the "Starbucks My Classroom Project" and #StarbucksMyRoom, he is currently writing a book titled "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom."
June 18, 2016
Join us as we look at creative ways to move from teaching STEM to letting students explore, experiment and do STEM. Follow: @coolcatteacher @wonderworkshop @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Robin Elwood has a bachelors degree in zoology, a masters and doctorate degree in science education, and has been an 8th grade science teacher for 24 years; she has particular passions for inquiry-based and STEM based science education and strives to have her students participate in “real-world” science, such as building, testing, and deploying an underwater ROV into the icy depths of Antarctica!
June 13, 2016
There is too much at risk today to be a teacher who is uninformed about the latest online threats to students. Are you sure you know what you need to know to keep students safe? Follow: @coolcatteacher @gord.holden @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Gord Holden has been working in education for 35 years, beginning with using early Apples with Special Education students. He was recruited by Heritage Christian Online School 5 years ago to be the founder and Director of their Immersive Technology (IMT) Department. IMT currently has 12 staff and close to 200 students participating.
June 6, 2016
Now is a good time to look back at how you closed the school year and, get some ideas for next year. Follow: @coolcatteacher @TonyKlinePhD @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Tony Kline, Ph.D. is an assistant professor for the Franks School of Education at Trine University in Indiana. Having partnered with educators in rural villages in Africa to urban neighborhoods in the midwest, it's Tony's goal to help prepare, support, and inspire others in becoming highly effective teachers who will change the lives of their students.
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