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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Episodes

2 days ago

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!  

Wednesday Oct 13, 2021

This week, our catch of the day is Jamboard - Google's collaborative online whiteboard. We have tips, tricks, and templates to help you get the most out of this popular tool. We also have some news and your usual helping of delicious tech nuggets.  Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Live translated captions in Google Meet are available in beta Meet updates are here (link) also hand raising Create meeting notes in Google Calendar The Present button in Slides is now the Slideshow button? Zoom focus mode ExpeditionsPro Top 40 Edtech Apps Main Course: Jamboard Templates eCollection #1 Jamboard Templates eCollection #2 Jamboard Templates eCollection #3 (modeled off the Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routines) 10 Jamboard templates for distance learning Create Jamboard Math Activities with Equatio - examples Create Google Jamboard Backgrounds in Google Slides – Jake Miller GIF Timers Tech Nuggets: 360schools  Cloud Stop Motion via Tim Bleazard (@idletim) on Twitter Seesaw Icons How do I lock the size and shape of items in a student template? 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!

Friday Sep 17, 2021

Hold on tight because we are sailing into the uncharted waters of Esports in schools this week. Thankfully, we have an expert at the helm, Jesse Lubinsky from Ready Learner One, who is going to navigate us safely through these stormy seas!  Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Screencastify’s new FREE features! CommonLit 360 Curriculum New Apple devices Design your own custom themes in new Google Sites New Google Tasks logo!! Forms settings are now easier to navigate Main Course: Esports with Jesse Lubinsky Chance the Rapper on SNL Tweet from Mike Washburn The Esports Education Playbook: Empowering Every Learner Through Inclusive Gaming (book) readylearner.one jesselubinsky.com Tech Nuggets Live Text in iOS 15 Wheel of Names | Random name picker via Tony Vincent PackBack Webinar Series: Four Tenets of Blended and Personalized Learning Sesame Street Fighter 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!  

Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

Our guests for this episode are Lynn Kleinmeyer and...uh...Jonathan Wylie? Don't worry! All will be revealed as we dive headfirst into the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines and show you why you need them in your classroom.  Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Flipgrid Live Events Spreading Screencastify (SWAG alert!) Save Tab Groups is coming soon? Top Chrome Tab Tips Safer learning with Google for Education Better understand how you’re spending your time in Google Calendar Find and share GIFs in Google Chat And finally… Main Course: Universal Design for Learning UDL Guidelines What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Seeing UDL in the Classroom (video) Divergent by Design podcast Tech Nuggets: Workflowy HyperRubrics Turn and Learn could be used with Flipgrid too Add Voice to Google Forms using Mote  

Thursday Jun 10, 2021

For this special episode, we are joined by Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr from MakeMathMoments.com. We also have Janet Greene, one of our GWAEA Math Consultants, as a guest co-host. It's a great conversation and includes all kinds of great nuggets that truly transcend math and just make for really good instructional practices. We hope you enjoy it! Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Easel by TPT Canva Creator Program via Tanya LeClair Google Docs will let you overlay text on images like it's 1997 “Master” view in Google Slides renamed to “Theme Builder” How do I annotate a file as an assignment submission in Canvas? iCivics Unveils New – And BIG – Primary Sources Site Friendly reminder: Do NOT delete your Seesaw class End-Of-Year Google Classroom Clean-up Tips Main Course: Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr MakeMathMoments.com Desmos KnowledgeHook Tech Nuggets Tech Integration Updates - Math from Eric Curts OER Project Home Use your omnibox to search your Google Drive Kentucky Center for Mathematics 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!

Wednesday May 12, 2021

It's time to talk about Teachers Pay Teachers. We have made comments about it in the past, but we decided to get it all out in the open and just have an honest conversation about it. Be sure to stick around for the tech nuggets! Here are some links for what we talked about... News & follow-up: Mote for Docs How to create digital stickers using IconsMania Zoom's Immersive View puts up to 25 people inside one virtual background SeeSaw Update: Progress Kahoot Acquires Clever for $500M Main Course: Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers The Battle Between Teachers Pay Teachers and OERs Rachel Lynette Is a Million-Dollar Teacher ReadWriteThink ShareMyLesson OER Commons What Teachers Pay Teachers Is Learning From Bad Lessons and Upset Teachers Why I've Stopped Using Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers Has a New Anti-Racist Initiative. But There's Still Racist Content on the Site Tech Nuggets Literacy Shed Verse by Verse - Google via Larry Ferlazzo Helperbird Kialo Edu - The tool to teach critical thinking and rational debate 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!  

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021

In this episode, we are fortunate to be joined by Joe Dale, a foreign language and technology consultant, who talks to us about the intersection between technology and modern foreign languages. Here's what we talked about... News & followup: Pixlr EDU free for students and educators Public permissions for Flipgrid have changed. New layout and features for Google Meet New Apple products announced Main Course: Joe Dale Guest: Joe Dale @joedale https://mfltwitteratipodcast.com/ TILT Webinars from Joe Whiteboard.fi Spiral.ac Flipgrid Qwiqr Why Shakespeare Could Never Have Been French Tech Nuggets CS + Social Studies Bundling/Crosswalk Pile of Words Strategy gifcap Visual organizer platform with circles | CirclyApp GitMind​ Remove.bg ​Unscreen.com 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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