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 Mindy Cairney and Gina Rogers from the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team.

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Episodes

Friday Jan 27, 2023

Mindy Cairney and Gina Rogers chat with Bridget Castelluccio and Corey Rogers about all things Computer Science at GWAEA. 
State of Iowa CS Report
CS PD Week (June 12th - 16th)  Interest Survey
Secondary Computer Science Endorsement (Grant Funded) Interest Form
Iowa Statewide AEA Supports for CS
GWAEA CS PD and Events
GWAEA CS Website

EP 110: Start, Stop, Keep

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

Our theme for today’s episode is Start, Stop, Keep. Gina and I have been using this prompt with teachers for quite a few years now–the frame is What will you start doing? What will you stop doing? What will you keep doing? We asked our team to think about this as a New Year's resolution with a technology focus and they’ve sent us some nuggets that might be helpful for you in the year ahead!
Gina - Time Insights on Google Calendar 
Amber - managing notifications
Corey - using Pear Deck to keep learners engaged, use as a formative assessment
Lynn -  snoozing emails, emails as tasks 
Stephanie -  one-click, Britannica ImageQuest
Mindy - unsubscribing and deleting accounts. Go to Google Preferences, Autofill, Password Manager on Chrome
So…what will you start doing, stop doing, or keep doing in 2023? We’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us on Twitter @DLGWAEA or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram! You can always use our #EdtechTO and share your thoughts with us too! 
Have a great winter break and we will see you in the new year!

Monday Oct 17, 2022

In this episode of The Ed Tech Takeout, Mindy Cairney is joined by Amber Bridge, Beth Swantz, and Gina Rogers to discuss the Transformative Classrooms Tool that they developed. The conversation focuses on the throughline of collaboration and discourse and what that looks like in all three tenets of the Transformative Classrooms Tool. 
Resources:
The Tenets of Transformative Classrooms
Project Zero Thinking Routines
1, 2, 4, All
Accountable Talk
Register for The Tenets of Transformative Classrooms Online Class (Iowa Educators Only) Start date: January 9, 2023

Monday Sep 19, 2022

In case you missed it, the Edtech Takeout will look a bit different moving forward….at the end of last season, we said goodbye to Jonathan Wylie as he moved to a different position in the agency. However, the team felt strongly that the podcast needed to continue on. Our plan is to record shorter episodes in more bite-sized chunks. This episode is just a news and nuggets episode. The next episode will be more like the main course part of our original format and will have more content and conversation. This way you can look through the playlist menu and choose what looks most appetizing! 
News and Updates
Screencastify extends free time limit
Seesaw What’s New?: One app for all, inbox gets a facelift, try lessons for a year
Pear Deck: News-o-Matic and Boston Museum of Science
Flip
Read Along Online
DLGWAEA Corner Booth
Ride the Wakelet Wave (Online Course - starting October 3rd - December 16th)
Firm Goals, Flexible Means: Honoring Your Learners (UDL) (November 1 - December 16)
Designing Instruction with Pear Deck (November 28 - January 20)
Transformative Classrooms Online (January 16th - April 14th)
Tech Nuggets 
Emojis in Google Docs 
Video Recorder in Canva
Classroomq 
Schoolytics
Please email us, podcast@gwaea.org or hit us up on Twitter @dlgwaea @TeamCairney @grogers1010

Wednesday May 25, 2022

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!
 

EP106: Wrapping it Up!

Thursday May 19, 2022

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!

EP104: Katie Wardrobe

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

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!

EP102: TalkingPoints

Friday Feb 04, 2022

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!

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Get in Touch!

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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