TOSAs Talking Tech's Podcast

Two teachers talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about why we need tech in classrooms. This was a great way to get PD out to our teachers and we thought we should share it with everyone. Here it is.
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Two teachers from Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, California, talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about SAMR and why we need tech in classrooms. This was a great way to get PD out to our teachers and we thought we should share it with everyone. Here it is. Visit our district page here: and our resources at 

Apr 25, 2017

Episode 41- Finishing Well and Summer PD oppotunities

  • How do you stay motivated during the last month of school, how to avoid throwing in the towel?
    • 1. Stay Focused
    • 2. Relationships Still Come First
    • 3. Grow Yourself
    • 4. Check Your Goals
    • 5. Celebrate
  • Summer PD opportunities
    • CUE- offers several choices for PD over summer, from Rockstar camps and LDI/BOLD/Leading Edge Certification. All the details are on their site. check out for details.
    • District Symposiums and PDs- great way to help out with team building and lesson planning.
    • Edcamp- Another great, free format way to get some great inspiration for next year!
      • EdCamp Conejo (thousand Oaks) May 4
      • EdCamp Santa Maria-May 13
      • EdCamp Natomas-May 13
      • EdCamp Salinas May 20
      • EdCamp Voice (voxer) July 7
      • EdCamp Fairfield FSUSD-August 5
      • EdCamp EduMatch (online) August 5
  • @CaseyNeistat Vlog recommendation-online bullying of creators of YouTube videos Season Three Episode #20 published April 24, 2017
Apr 19, 2017

Episode 40- Springing into the Summer! Things to do and learn over summer break!

  • Phone Interview with Kyle Anderson @andersonedtech
    • (website & blog)
    • Silver State Tech Innovator Symposium - April 22
    • Silver State Tech Innovator Symposium - May 20
    • CUE-NV Silver State Technology Conference - Attendee
    • CUE-NV Silver State Technology Conference - Presenter
    • Book recommendations
      • The One Thing- Gary Sullivan
        • Topic of #connectedtl and #Cuechat on 4/18. The surprisingly simple truth of extraordinary results
      • Leaders Eat Last- Simon Sinek
        • Great book on how to lead, for teacher leaders and admin. Easy read filled with surprisingly relevant anecdotes and stories.
      • Crucial Conversations- Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzer
        • Strategies and tools for talking when the stakes are high. Includes how to prepare for high stakes conversations, how to make it safe to talk about almost anything, transforming unpleasant emotions into power dialogue, and how to be persuasive, not abrasive. Great read and indispensable for leaders and coaches.
      • The Growth Mindset Coach- Annie Brock and Heather Hundley
        • Teachers month by month handbook for empowering students to achieve. Great read for coaches and teachers. Broken down monthly to help you grow and gradually incorporate growth mindset into your students. Pick it up over summer and be ready to start implementing when school starts!
      • The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook by Mike Rohde
        • Great gateway into sketchnoting. Explains the Why and How, with some awesome examples and even a workbook to help you get started with ideas and uses for this great new tool. Good for anyone who wants to go deeper with learning and note taking. It has really made me more attentive and focused at even the most boring sit-and-get meetings.
      • The Doodle Revolution- Sunni Brown
        • More about doodle theory and how doodling created better thinkers. It covers doodles and infodoodles, and there is practice space and classroom applications as well. Fun and quick read.
    • Google Chrome Browser Extensions
      • Turn Off The Lights JR Ginex @gochemonline Tustin Unified saw it on CUE 17 youtube channel
      • ly Unleash the power of the link
      • OneNote Web Clipper-saves anything on the web to OneNote It allows you to organize and edit them.
      • Point is a quick way to share and discuss what you find online Point allows you to send and discuss webpages with others. from CUERockStar Vista last summer Sara Boucher @msgeekyteach


Apr 10, 2017

TTTP039- K-2 Can Too! With Ann Kozma!

 National robotics week -

 The One Thing- topic of #connectedtl and #cuechat on April 18th 7pm PST

Noise level app-

Nomorobo- Robo Call blocker. stop annoying cell phone and home sales calls. Article on Using the SAMR model as framework for Education 3.0  

K-2 Can Too! Conference- @annkozma723 

Thanks Ann for Coming on the Show!

Apr 4, 2017

On the show: Tom and Mike go over their cue experience, we talk about sessions we attended, resources that were shared, our experience as first time CUE presenters, and we finish with the Manic Minutes from the conference. Thanks for listening! 

MarkerSpace Nuts and Bolts- resources

Ryan O'Donnell Sharing is Caring-

 Rich Dixon, Cate Tolnai, Brandi Miller-Digital Badging-

Cue photo Goodness

Benson Kwok presentation 

Podcast Workflow Video