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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: www.bassettusd.org and our resources at www.tomtalksabout.com 

Nov 28, 2017

Conference Overview- California Educational Technology Professionals Association, Pasadena, Ca Nov. 14-17, 2017

Astronaut Fun! Overall take on the conference

Tom's Take Away- John Morgan and the One thing they did at Capo Unified to make their PD great and timely and applicable to their whole organization

Mike's Take Away-1:1 Rollouts by other districts, Andrew Schwab, wireless shoutout (Unite, Apple TV, AirTame, ScreenBeam, NovoPro), Capstone w/ Capo USD, Future Ready (Rocklin, Pomona, Davis school districts)

Exhibit Hall Madness!

IACUE Presentation and what to expect and how to visit us

Flipgrid Ambassador and licenses

 

Nov 17, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nov 9, 2017

Inland Code Consortium- CS for All Event

Saw Hadi Partovi give a great key note on coding and why everyone should be coding. Talked about his upbringing and how his father was able to teach him how to code and how that completely changed his life. On coming to America and the doors that were open to him because of this skill he had acquired.

Had two different panels,

one with college and career focus, and why we should be coing and learning new languages

Other with Middle school teacher, high school teacher, and high school senior, and they were focusing on how coding was becoming a part of their school life, and the opportunities and sense of accomplishment that they felt while teaching or learning codin. All three were female.

Student Showcase- they had schools from all over the inland empire and some SGV schools with showcase displays, showing their coding clubs, their robotics, or makerspaces, or competition squads that go out and compete.

CETPA

Different type of conference for us. What are we looking forward to seeing/doing/learning?

Digital Learning Initiative

What does it take to actually roll out a 1:1 program? Office of Educational Technology has an idea! Great resource for any who have not heard of it.

Why is 1:1 become a passé phrase now? Why changing a name can bring success to a program.

What considerations or preparation surprised you? Which piece made you say "yea, no duh"

Common Sense School, District and work we have been doing.  Referenced in Episode 50

How did this start?

What was our process?

How did it go?

Office 365 Trainer of Trainers

What was this program?

How did we select?

What did they do?

What have they done since?

Nov 1, 2017

FallCue 2017 and the Podfather

  • Thursday 10/26
    • Need you to present right now! (Audio in the Classroom)
    • Sketch 50 w/ Misty Kluesner & Cate Tolnai https://fallcue2017.sched.com/event/CBKO/sketch50-lean-into-your-growth-mindset
    • No room for you!
  • Friday 10/27
    • Playtime in the STEAMpunk Playground https://fallcue2017.sched.com/event/CBOx/cue-steampunk-playground Ozobots and Spheros
      • Helping to set-up, more than willing...
    • Digital Breakout Edu with Microsoft OneNote http://fall.cue.org/event/CBKl/breakout-with-onenote with Maria Turner & Melinda Richwine https://fallcue2017.sched.com/event/CBKl/breakout-with-onenote
    • Circuit Studies with Makey-Makeys with Rick Phelan https://fallcue2017.sched.com/event/CBPI/circuit-studies-with-makey-makeys
    • Better Together Learning Network
      • https://fallcue2017.sched.com/event/Cbf7/better-together-learning-playground
      • https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/15FKahYvTdu4_IjeZ6Ge9km10Gn1UB1Eno8saNrgCHfY/edit
    • Aurdino: What is it what do I do with it? with David Platt, Heidi Baynes and special guest Roger Wagner of Hyperduino and Hyperstudio https://fallcue2017.sched.com/event/CBPf/arduino-what-is-it-what-do-i-do-with-it
  • Saturday 10/28
    • Tried to get into Lesson Builder's Fair session with Jon Corippo and Lindsey Blass http://fall.cue.org/event/CBQH/lesson-builders-fair-a-bold-approach-to-lesson-design Absolutely packed, next time.
    • Went to http://fall.cue.org/event/CBQ7/why-the-maker-movement-matters-in-education-exploring-the-new-steam-power with David Thornburg and his wife Norma -STEAM curriculum areas with 3D printers, Arduinos, micro:bits and other new tools for the K-12 classroom.
    • http://fall.cue.org/event/CBQp/tubes-tape-and-imagination-starting-and-sustaining-a-future-ready-lab with Jennifer Harrison Principal, Tustin Unified School District and Traci DiLellio Teacher Grades 3/4, Tustin Unified School District
    • http://fall.cue.org/event/CBRT/tech-out-that-open-house with Monica Bennett and Valerie Sun
    • Finally, http://fall.cue.org/event/CBRx/makerspaces-nuts-and-bolts with Heidi Baynes TOSA-Instructional Technology, San Jacinto Unified School District, Gabrielle Henderson, Denise Leonard, Mark Synnott, Joseph Williams and again special guest Roger Wagner.
  • Sunday 10/29 Podfather Leo Laporte
    • https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy/episodes/1435?autostart=false check out about the hour and fifteen minute mark to see us in the studio, and a sticker of ours on Leo's Desk.
Oct 23, 2017

 

Episode 52

  • SGVCUE Wrap up- highlights and good take aways
    • SGVCUE Board did an amazing job
    • Superintendent and board member Armando Barajas
    • Ann Kozma https://t.co/C96J0cJBLR
    • Playground
    • Coordination and prep work, wow
    • Lessons learned from hosting our first CUE tech conf. (wear comfortable shoes!, bring extra dongles and connectors, ask for as much help and volunteers as possible!)
      • Jason, Katie, David, James, Christine, Kistrina, Kris, Matt, Jose, Valerie, April
  • FallCUE
    • Looking forward to:
      • Connecting with Friends
      • Getting some good PD ideas- digital Breakout EDU w/ OneNote
      • Sharing our expertise in STEAMpunk and ConntectedTL playgrounds
      • Visiting the podfather Leo Laporte
    • Working In:
      • STEAMPUNK Playground
      • Better Together TOSAchat and ConnectedTL Joint venture
    • Other highlighted sessions
    • Brad Montague
  • Congrats to Covina High Launching their podcast! Covina High Tech Tips with Tech Squad
Oct 3, 2017

Silver State Tech Fair International Podcasting Day Manic Minutes with Ben Cogswell, Kyle Anderson, Sara Boucher, Heidi Carr, Ariana Flewelling, Dennis Ryan, Amanda Haughs, Denise Snow Parrot Good Times!

Sep 19, 2017

Episode 50 Common Sense Media Been working on this since we started in this position Did three months of research on Digicit Providers, lots of options, but we found that the best choice for us, the most comprehensive and one of the only k-12 curriculums

Sep 9, 2017

Article- NYTimes leave feedback here: Flipgrid

Interview with Covina High School Student tech team, with Teacher David Platt. 

Shout-outs! Home Grown BUSD Admin- Jason Tveit, Arin McDonald and Rhonda Lentz! Flipgrid teachers Jackie Larson, Jackie Acosta and Ryann Mora! Keep rockin that tech!

Thanks for listening!

Aug 30, 2017

Episode 48 Updates Galore

App Reviews and Updates

ClassDojo

Remind

B4UT

FlipGrid news for Microsoft Office 365

Embedding of Grids into OneNote Classroom

SHOUTOUTS!

Aug 24, 2017

Episode 47

  • Podcasting apps
    • PocketCasts
    • Anchor Our friends over at FSD Innovation Ann, Pablo, Jason and Wes started a Podcast just last week on this fairly new app called Anchor https://anchor.fm/fsdinnovation 
      • Anchor is a Podcasting App that allows you get up and running in no time. The handles a lot of the hassles that can come with publishing your Podcast for listeners.
      • Why switch to Anchor?
      • 💾  Free, unlimited podcast hosting
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      • 🤓  No need to touch an RSS feed, ever
      • ☎️  Built-in phone call recording
      • 🤙  Call-ins from your listeners
      • 😀  Tons of other unique, interactive features
      • Anchor instantly converts all recorded audio into rich, colorful videos that play seamlessly on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and any other platform that supports video.
      • Instead of “liking" a segment in Anchor, you can actually applaud it (and if your phone is locked and in your pocket, you can applaud just by knocking on the back of your phone). 
      • Anchor gives you the ability to add full length tracks from Apple Music or Spotify, pull in external audio clips, and add high quality interludes from world-class musicians and sound designers.
    • Chorus
      • Podcasts Plus People
      • Hear something that’s just too good to keep to yourself? Share it with your followers. Chorus is the place where you 😂 😭 and 🙌 your favorite podcasts with friends.
  • SGVCUE innovation celebration
  • B4UT- Beginning of the year set up
    • plug it in
    • take photographs
    • recruit help from kids
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