The EdTech Take Out

The EdTech Take Out is a podcast for teachers who are looking for innovative ways to integrate technology in their classrooms. It is hosted by Jonathan Wylie and Mindy Cairney from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team.

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3 days ago

Well, here we are. This is our last episode before our summer hiatus and we wanted to take a few minutes of your time to talk about what The Edtech Take Out will look like when we come back in August.  So, we hope you enjoy this episode and stick with us as we get ready to embark on a new adventure. You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, at podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. Last but not least, THANK YOU for listening! We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!  

Thursday May 19, 2022

The end of the school year is approaching. Are you ready? If not, we can help! We have some tips on how to best wrap up your school year by giving you some best practice advice for the apps and services you have been using all year.  Here are the links for some of the things we talked about: News and follow-up: Use new table templates and dropdown chips in Google Docs Control Alt Achieve: Create "Cloze Reading" Activities with Google Docs Dropdown Chips How to email from Google Docs | Zapier Breaking down language barriers with augmented reality | Google How to Create VR Tours in ExpeditionsPro Wakelet + Mote Desmos joins Amplify Library button added to homescreen in Seesaw Main Course: Wrapping it Up! Google Classroom - Eric Curts Seesaw End of year guide Pear Deck Archive sessions Export student answers Google Takeout Out of office or vacation responder in Gmail 10 end of year templates to help students thrive Three Tools for Quickly & Easily Creating End-of-Year Slideshow Videos Namecoach Tech Nuggets: CrashCourse on YouTube Textomap Activity Hero PocketTube via Katie Wardrobe You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, at podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!  

Monday Apr 25, 2022

We're back, and so is ITEC - Iowa's premier edtech conference! Mindy and I were in attendance, as were the rest of the team, so in this episode, we are going to reveal some of our takeaways from this always popular conference. Here are the links for some of the things we talked about: News and followup: iOS version of ExpeditionsPro Apple introduces a new version of iMovie iMovie Trailer Templates Spring Forward with Zoom Whiteboard & Gesture Recognition Main Course: ITEC Spring Conference: ITEC Iowa Resources from the @DLGWAEA team at ITEC Auto-advance slides in Google Sites add a favicon to a Google Site 3D animal AR search in Google wordsift.org Use vector images, converted into google drawings to make it a moveable image Collabracam TweetShelf add a hint to a Seesaw template Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality Google Translate JigSpace Using Google Sheets to Map Addresses Tech Nugget(s)? Send a video to the future You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, at podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

We have been wanting to have an episode like this for a long time, but we have never been able to find a good guest to talk to. All that changed when Katie Wardrobe (@MusicTechTchr) agreed to come on the show and talk about the intersection of music and edtech. Whether you teach music or not, this was a really fun conversation with great ideas for any classroom, including TikTok challenges for students! Here are the links for some of the things we talked about: News/Follow-up: Practice Sets in Google Classroom Socratic by Google Schedule posts for multiple classes in Google Classroom Universal Control for iPad and Mac Apple announces new coaching program for educators Designing student activities in Canva Main Course: Katie Wardrobe: Soundtrap Bandlab GarageBand Flipgrid QR Codes in the Music Classroom Finneas O'Connell on Jimmy Fallon Andrew Huang TikTok challenges duets/collaboration harmony builder Midnight Music Music Tech Teacher Podcast Tech Nuggets Pagify Toy Claw Machine Slides Isle of Tune - lesson plan for Isle of Tune Text Chat Animator PineTools aka The Gateway to the Dark Web?  Incredibox https://runwayml.com/ Beepbox You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, at podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

Friday Feb 18, 2022

In this episode, we decided to try something a little different. We invited Micheal Cohen (aka @TheTechRabbi) to join us to talk about the implication of NFTs for students and educators.  If you haven't heard of NFTs or web3 before, you're not alone but that's one of the main reasons why we decided to have this conversation. It will make you think differently about all kinds of things. Here are the links for some of the things we talked about: News/Follow-up: Sharing slides as a Virtual Background in Zoom Google is bringing Chrome OS to PCs and Macs  My EdTech Bundle is now free… Pear Deck Updates You Might Have Missed Introducing Pear Deck Reflect & Review! Be Internet Awesome — Pear Deck Follow up on Mindy’s Video Comment Request… Main Course: NFTs with Michael Cohen Michael Cohen on Twitter: @TheTechRabbi NFTs 101 — A Beginner’s Guide 'The Sky Is the Limit:' How NFTs Are Revolutionizing the Art Market Tech Nuggets Random Name Selector in Google Classroom Thanks to Kelly Roskopf at Solon High School Video Candy Tract courtesy of Beth Swantz (@betswan) Solvemoji You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, at podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

Friday Feb 04, 2022

This week we have a great interview with Page DeLozier from TalkingPoints, an excellent edtech service that offers free communication and translation services for teachers and parents.  We also have some Wordle news and the usual helping of Tech Nuggets! Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Originality reports are now available for Google Slides files Seesaw Templates in Canva (new to us) Canva Partners with Book Creator…and Giphy, Bitmoji, and Google Drive  Adobe Creative Cloud Express Monthly Challenge; January  Introducing WeVideo Classroom for educational multimedia creation How to Use the YouTube Picture-in-Picture Mode Main Course: Talking Points https://talkingpts.org/  Talking Points iOS App Talking Points Android App Tech Nuggets Rasterbator Open Middle Slide Decks (openmiddle.com) Make Your Own Wordle  …and seven more Wordle type games from Tony Vincent SandboxAR on the App Store You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, at podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

Tuesday Jan 18, 2022

In this, the first episode of 2022, we thought we would look back at some of the most interesting education research from 2021, courtesy of the fine folks at Edutopia.  Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Animated Drawings by Meta AI Research (Beware!) Twitter is rolling out automatic captions for videos - The Verge Don Johnston Tools Joining the TextHelp Family of Products Controlling slides shared by another participant – Zoom Support 2021 Teacher Spending Study 20+ Free Tech Tools for Teachers Main Course: The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2021 Tech Nuggets Volley for Education The Sounding Out Machine Ziplet Increase the size of captions on YouTube Shift + ? for all YouTube Keyboard shortcuts You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

Friday Dec 17, 2021

In this landmark episode, we are dispensing with the usual format and just piling on as many tech nuggets as we can fit into one episode. No news, no main course, just lots of tech nuggets! Let's dig in! 😋 Here are the links for all the tech nuggets: Radio Garden Hark Emoji Maker Adobe Creative Cloud Express Google’s Santa Tracker Template Preview Hack Toucan Grammarly SmartPass Transpose.Video Mote Daily Journal Template and a video of how to use it with Mote Solo.to Chrome Tab Groups Modern Wikipedia IFTTT Digital lesson plan creator Free Premium Accounts for Teachers Thin Slides This or That by @showell24 Tech Nuggets Newsletter You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really wouldn't have made it to 100 episodes without the support of listeners like you!  

Thursday Dec 02, 2021

For our 99th episode, we return to one of our favorite topics - student engagement! We have the ideas, resources, and tools you need to keep your students invested in your content. We also have some Googley updates and the usual smattering of tech nuggets!  Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: the universal @ menu Chrome Actions Gimkit goes free Flipgrid Background Templates in Canva Main Course: Student Engagement Revisited! Katie Martin's Blog Post 7 Ways to Increase Student Engagement UDL Guidelines Playlists One-Pager Contribution Checklists Placemat Discussion Activity Balance with Blended Learning Student portfolio template Tech Nuggets Stooa: The online fishbowl tool  What is a fishbowl? Tweet from Nicholas Ferroni I used Apple's AirDrop to troll strangers with photos of space sloths Simple Wikipedia Tyler Tarver How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter and see all the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team tweets at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and colleagues and leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

Monday Nov 15, 2021

In this episode, we are joined by Corey Rogers (@corey_rogers) and Bridget Castelluccio (@B_Castelluccio) to talk about the new K-12 Computer Science requirements for Iowa schools! There is a lot to talk about but these are the people in the know so we made sure to get them on the podcast to share their knowledge and expertise.  Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Get approvals on files in Google Drive Educators receive a free Premium license from Brilliant, for free AEM Center: The Accessible Learning Experience Podcast Canva Create! Zoom's Auto-Generated Captions Available to All Free Users Main Course: Computer Science in Iowa! Iowa Computer Science Standards CSTA Glossary CS Ed Week Contact Corey: crogers@gwaea.org Contact Bridget: bcastelluccio@gwaea.org Tech Nuggets Mind Your Decisions Clarity Notes Join CSTA & CSTA Iowa (or your local chapter)- bit.ly/JoinCSTAIowa Cleanup.pictures Free Icons Big Book of Computing Pedagogy You can follow Jonathan (@jonathanwylie) and Mindy (@TeamCairney) on Twitter, and see all the tweets from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team at @DLGWAEA. You can also email us with questions or ideas, podcast@gwaea.org. If you enjoy the show please share it with your friends and colleagues and/or leave us a review on your podcast app of choice. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!  

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We hope you enjoy the episodes of The Edtech Take Out that we put together for you every month. We try our best to deliver timely topics that matter to educators but we know there are lots of things we haven't talked about yet.

If you have suggestions for future topics please let us know. If you have an idea for a guest or would like to be a guest yourself, please let us know!

You can email Jonathan and Mindy at podcast@gwaea.org.

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