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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!

March 2, 2020  

EP73: Wakey Wakey Makey Makey!

This week's episode is brought to you courtesy of Stella Pollard, an Edtech Take Out listener who wanted to hear an episode about using Makey Makey in the classroom, so we asked our resident expert, Amber Bridge, to join us again and share some of the things she has seen as a Makey Makey Ambassador!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/73

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!

February 11, 2020  

EP72: We Love Canva!

In this episode we finally get to talk in depth about our favorite design tool, Canva! Learn more about the free Canva for Education program and all the great features that are available to educators. We also have some great tech nuggets, and a chance for you to win an Amazon gift voucher!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/72

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!

January 25, 2020  

EP71: YouTube is Changing!

Amber Bridge is back for the first episode of 2020 to help Mindy and Jonathan get their heads around the latest changes that YouTube is making and how that might affect teachers and school districts. Screencastify got a big update, and so did Book Creator. There is also a healthy serving of tech nuggets, including something special for emoji fans!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/71

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!

December 26, 2019  

EP70: Best of 2019

This is the last episode of 2019, and it's been a great year for using technology in the classroom, so Mindy and Jonathan round up some of their favorite edtech picks of the year. They also talk about some of your favorites too!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/70

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!

December 9, 2019  

EP69: Read All About It!

Reading is an important way for educators to grow and expand their thinking, so in this episode, Mindy and Jonathan share some of the things that they have been reading recently and reflect on what that has meant to them. They also have some new tech nuggets that hot, fresh, and ready to share!

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/69

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!

November 22, 2019  

EP68: What Happened to Flipped Classrooms?

In this episode, Mindy and Jonathan are joined by Amber Bridge to talk about flipped learning. Are people still flipping classrooms, and if so, what are some tools and ideas you can use to flip your classroom in 2019?

Show notes and links for everything discussed in the show can be found at: dlgwaea.org/podcast/68

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!