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Two teachers 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.
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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 1, 2016

This episode has been in the can for over a month, but we wanted to push it out and stay true to our publishing vision for ourselves. Hope you enjoy. 

In this Ep. we talk about CUE Rockstar TOSA, a coding pilot we are starting in the district, and our New training for the Panasonic 80" Touchscreen TVs we now have districtwide in classrooms. Thanks for listening. Leave us a comment or review, we would appreciate it.

Oct 27, 2016

In this Episode, Michael and Tom talk about a coding pilot, their badging efforts in BUSD, and some presentations they have been doing at conferences across California. 

They discuss their NewMatter Mod-T 3D printer. 

Need some motivation, check out this CUETalk from John Eick, Executive Director for Westlake Charter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Fv1fz5pcQ

Thanks for tuning in! Leave a review on iTunes if you get a chance!

Jun 21, 2016

Year-End Review! We talk about all of our accomplishments and hopes and dreams for next year! Joining us are @PBLYvonneBUSD, @PuenteReadsBUSD, @MarloReadsBUSD, and @PBLAmyBUSD. Thanks for a great year of working, collaborating, rushing to meet deadlines, and just plain fun. It was great getting to know you, and it was great having you as listeners. See you next Year!

May 17, 2016

In this episode, we talk about the end of the school year and trying something new. No test pressure, so feel free to experiment and have more fun! We also talk about our upcoming district PD and our EdCamp style session we are running. Lastly, we talk about summer plans, conferences and speaking engagements. Good times had by all. 

May 4, 2016

In this episode, Tom and Michael discuss BUSD's LMS, Haiku, and how they have made an open student portfolio page. It can be used to display student work to parents and others, and can be updated with work throughout the year. Now is a good time to get these pages set for next year. 

We give some presentation tips, based upon research, experience, and Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. Get some tips to make your presentations to the class, colleagues or even on the web, much better than they have ever been.

Lastly, we talk about end of the year packing and storage, especially because here in BUSD, we are transforming our elementary learning spaces into digital learning centers. We give some tips on packing, purging and putting things into the cloud. 

As always, your feedback is welcome. edtosas@bassettusd.org

Apr 12, 2016

This Edition of TOSAs Talking Tech, Tom and Mike Highlight Veescope Live, a green screen app used in our district from k-12. We also have our final CUE Revue with our Early Literacy Specialists, and we have our first ever book review of Technology for teachers by Jennifer Gonzalez. @cultofpedagogy @veescope, @PuenteReadsBUSD @MarloReadsBUSD

Apr 5, 2016

Discovery Education Cue Connection

 We hooked up with Discovery Education at CUE, and told them how much we loved the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) and Spotlight On  Strategies (SOS) introduced this past year. In fact, Mike and Tom were DEN trainers for their district. In this episode, we interview Jessica Rivera and Jannita Demian (@jdemian) from Discovery Ed. About the new DEN and how it is changing the practice in classrooms across the country.

Manic Minute with meg Perry, our BIE PBL Specialist, and a App review of Adobe Voice for the iPad.

Let us know what you think, comments, concerns and critiques are welcome at edtosas@bassettusd.org.

Mar 31, 2016

#CUE16 Spectacular Supreme Extravaganza Showcase #2

OMG Twitter! #tosachat and #connectedtl importance to this conference, and making us feel like insiders. Shout out to #SGVCue, our local affiliate and local CUE peeps. We discuss some more sessions we enjoyed from Friday and Saturday as well as some new manic minutes with @msbaker62, @techynana, @Bribriggs and @cogswell_ben. Lots of Fanboy adoration for all of the awesome educators we met and ways to continue to grow our PLC/PLN.

Also, we talk about the CUE Karaoke, fun and good times had by all!

Mar 23, 2016

#Cue16 Spectacular Supreme Extravaganza Showcase #1

This episode is all about National CUE, and we had so much to say that we needed not 2, but 3 episodes to get this done. In this Podcast, we talk about day one, Thursday March 17th our #teambassett that went.

Mad props to all of the crazy educators we met. If this conference was one thing, it was social! Yvonne Flores, Marlo Leon and Belinda Puente join us for our CUE-ReVUE, sharing their in-session and out-of-session gems.

We also break up the podcast wih the Manic Minute, this time with Belinda and Marlo on the hot seat. Happy Listening

Lots of name dropping this episode, with all of our new PLC connections.

Thanks to the CTO Boys, Ryan and Brian, @edtechminded, @catetolnai, @cogswell_ben, @jcorippo, @lindseyblass1, @mindyahrens1, @bensonk49, @mrsjennarodgers, @techynana @msbaker62 #connectedTL #tosachat #podcastedu #cue16

Happy Listening!!

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