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

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!  

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!

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!

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!

Tuesday Jan 18, 2022

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!  

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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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