Boosting Student Learning through Educational Technology

TeacherCast Podcast

Jeff sits down with Steven Anderson and Eric Sheninger to discuss how they are educating a generation of digital learners.

Topics Covered:

  • What are we looking forward to as the new school year approaches?
  • How are we getting ready for school differently this year as opposed to in years past?
  • Suggestions for starting our students on the right track this year?
  • Empowering Integration
  • How should technology be introduced into our classrooms?
  • How can we help our teachers learn about these technologies?
  • What types of PD should we be giving our teachers.
  • What types of technology should be introduced into our classrooms? (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogs, Wiki's, Podcasts, iPads, iPhones, internet devices)
  • What types of accounts should we be asking our students to have? (twitter, dropbox, google…etc..)
  • Internet Safety and Security…. Keeping students, teachers and school districts safe
  • Should teachers use more Google in the classroom?
  • How should we be inviting our students to share files between home and school?
  • Having phones in school vs having iPads in schools (both students and teachers)
  • Encouraging our students to help teachers prepare for lessons…. (finding topics online and submitting them for research materials…. livebinder activities)
  • Are we as teachers preparing our students for the current future or the future yet to come?
  • How are schools using and managing table devices and app purchases

Websites and Apps Discussed:

  • Poll Everywhere
  • Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System
  • Edmodo
  • Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students
  • Wordle
  • Beautiful Word Clouds
  • Blogger
  • Moodle
  • open-source community-based tools for learning
  • Ning
  • Create a Social Networking Site with Ning, the Best Social Site Platform
  • Twitter
  • PD 360
  • The world’s first and largest online, on-demand professional development platform for educators.
  • SimpleK12
  • Educational Technology Made Simple
  • Atomic Learning 
  • Education: Professional Development, Technology Integration and Software Training and Support Solutions – Atomic Learning
  • Teachscape: K12
  • Effective Teaching | Teaching Strategies | School Performance | School Improvement | Student Achievement
  • Groupboard
  • Evernote
  • Remember Everything
  • Dropbox 
  • Cloudbased File Storage
  • Diigo
  • Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.
  • Delicious
  • Online Bookmarks
  • Twitter Client
  • Feeddler
  • RSS Reader for iPad and iPhone
  • Documents To Go®
  • Office Suite

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!