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November 19, 2020  

EP83: The 2nd Great Google Tips Episode!

We're back with MORE tips from your favorite Google Workspace apps. This time we are talking Docs, Sheets, Forms, Keep and YouTube. Feel free to reach out and let us know your favorite tips for these apps!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/83

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.

We say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

October 29, 2020  

EP82: The Great Google Tips Episode Part 1?

Join us for a Google-themed episode where we share some of our favorite tips from our favorite Google Workspace apps. Gmail, Calendar, Slides, Drive and Classroom are on the docket today, but so are tech nuggets and a look at the new integrated Gmail. 

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/82

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.

We say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

October 16, 2020  

EP81: Perfect Pear Deck Presentations!

In this exciting episode of the Edtech Take Out we discuss Google's rebranding of G Suite, and dive head first into the Pear Deck orchard to help get you up and running with this great interactive presentation tool. We also have a great tip about how to attend FETC for free this year!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/81

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.

We say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

September 23, 2020  

EP80: What Does Asynchronous Learning Look Like?

Corey Rogers (@corey_rogers) joins us this week for a feature packed episode that dives into the sometimes mysterious world of asynchronous learning. Everyone does that a little bit differently, so what could, (or should), that look like? We also have Google Drive updates, Zoom updates, and iPad updates to talk about, as well as the usual big box of tech nuggets.

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/80

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.

We say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

September 16, 2020  

EP79: The Power of Playlists

In this episode we talk to our friend and colleague Beth Swantz about playlists and how they can be used to enhance learning in face to face or virtual learning environments. Are playlists the missing piece in your instructional strategy toolbox? 

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/79

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.

We say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

August 26, 2020  

EP78: Podcourses with Marshall Escamilla

On this episode we are lucky to be joined by Marshall Escamilla from the Tumble Science Podcast for Kids. We talk about science, teaching, podcasts and podcourses. It's a great conversation and one you won't want to miss! We also have a ton of Google and Seesaw updates to share and a tasty selection of tech nuggets!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/78

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.

We say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

April 30, 2020  

EP77: Zoom vs Meet!

In this episode, we put Zoom and Meet head to head in a battle for the best online video conferencing tool! Spoiler alert: there is no loser, but only if you set up your meetings properly so that they are secure and  your participants stay engaged in the learning. We have ideas to help with that regardless of which tool you prefer.

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/77

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.

I know we say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

April 7, 2020  

EP76: Continuous Learning Plans

I love it when a plan comes together, don't you? This week we talk about some of the ideas the Grant Wood Digital Learning Team put together to help schools transition to online learning environments. Our continuous learning plan was specifically designed to help educators take the steps they need to establish a fully functional online classroom. In this episode, we talk about those steps and what they mean for teaching and learning.

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/76

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.

I know we say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

March 24, 2020  

EP75: The Quarantine Episode

This episode is going to be a little different from our normal routine, simply because these are not normal times. To try and prevent the spread of COVID-19, schools in Iowa are closed for a four-week period, and so is Grant Wood AEA.

In this episode we got the whole team together to talk about the challenges of working from home while parenting and home schooling our kids. We also talked about some ideas we had to help others do the same thing. We hope you find the conversation useful. Please let us know if you have tips or ideas of your own to share because we don't have all the answers. No one does at this point, but we are looking forward to the time when schools re-open and life gets back to normal.

Until then, stay safe, stay indoors, keep washing your hands and practice social distancing. Together, we can beat this. Together, we will persevere. Together, we will prevail.

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.

I know we say this every time, but we truly mean it. THANK YOU for listening. We really couldn't (or wouldn't) do this without the support of listeners like you!

March 13, 2020  

EP74: Student Engagement

In this episode we tackle student engagement. Are digital devices a distraction? Are there ways that we can get students to be more absorbed their learning? Well, we might not have all the answers, but we do have some suggestions that you can try in your classroom. We also have some nuggets, more nuggets than we normally do, so get that dipping sauce ready!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/74

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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