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EdTech Banter, Interviews with Great Thinkers and Tech Tips in a Digestible Format

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EdTech Banter, Interviews with Great Thinkers and Tech Tips in a Digestible Format




Tech Talk Roundtable 07-06 | Technology and the 4 C’s with Ralph Emmerink

Description One if by land, two if by sea, and three if by dirigible … Just in case you haven’t heard, the ACAMIS Tech Conference is coming! (We might have mentioned it once or twice) In fact, it’s just around the corner. Today on the podcast we’re going to give a little preview of just […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 07-05 | Shadow IT

Description Picture this: it’s the middle of the night and you are thinking about how to make tomorrow’s lesson more engaging. You turn to the internet and search through endless lesson ideas and you find that perfect gem, that perfect idea. All you need to do is download a new application that can be downloaded […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 07-04 | Why Google Can’t Save Us

Description Can you imagine a world without Google? Our students just can’t even. For those of us who remember the days when you actually had to go to a library to do research, or remember how to use a card catalog or an ERIC search, we think kids these days have it so easy. But […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 07-03 | Face to Face PD with Matt Kelsey from ACAMIS

Description In our last episode we debated the advantages of Face to Face versus Online Professional Development. Here to continue that discussion, we are bringing in an expert or should we say tech-spert?. One who sees the value in Face to Face learning, Matt Kelsey is an Educational Technology Director and Chair of the ACAMIS […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 07-02 | How Do You Take Your PD?

Description You step up to the counter to order your Professional Development. “Will your learning be here or take-away? Would you like a hot apple pie with that?” On Today’s Podcast we tackle the persistent question: What is better professional development – Online or Face to Face? Do you have an opinion? I know some […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 07-01 | Wired Differently

Description Does the institution we know as “modern education” encourage and celebrate the outliers? How do you think a young Albert Einstein, Mozart, or Nikola Tesla would do as students in your school? Would their curiosity be celebrated or scolded? Would they be encouraged to pursue their passions, or forced to conform to the curriculum? […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-22 | Technology, Teamwork, and Excellence – with Rushton Hurley

Description When talking about teaching and technology, terrific teachers tell tales of transformative teamwork. Today on the podcast we’ll talk with the talented Rushton Hurley who is back in Shanghai and joining us once again to share ways to bring excellence to our schools and classrooms. Lessons Learned Daniel – If you buy an iphone […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-21 | The Wheel of Awesome Topics

Description So many topics. So Little time. On today’s show we couldn’t decide on a single topic so we’ve decided to leave it up to … fate? Chance? Dumb luck? Rest assured no matter what topic comes up you – our loyal listener – are going to be a winner. Join us today as we […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-20 | Too Much of a Distraction?

Description It’s late at night. You’ve just settled down to sleep. Then you hear a vibration from the smartphone on your nightstand. Can you resist the urge to check it? Smartphones and now smart watches are – or at least seem to be – an essential part of our life. We look at them frequently […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-19 | It’s Not About the Tech, It’s About the Learning

Description Learning is all about relationships. If this is the first time you’ve heard us say that then you are new around here. Welcome to our podcast! Today we take that mantra and apply it to Professional Development (PD) because, as educators, if we are not connecting with others we are missing out on an […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-18 | The Pressured Child with Dr. Michael G. Thompson

Description Do you remember what it was like to be a student in grade school? Are you getting flashbacks of Field days, recess, team sports and Mrs. Scranton’s music recorder class or…are you among the many that are breaking out in cold sweat thinking about tests, group projects, bullying and peer pressure! Well today we […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-17 | Wired to the Web and Beyond – with Hall Davidson

Description Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. Global Online Collaboration. Smart Phones. Smart TV’s. Smart Watches. Smart Cars. Artificial Intelligence. Does trying to keep up with today’s technology make your head spin? How did we get here? What’s next? Today we bring in an expert on the technology of education past, and the digital tech that’s going […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-16 | Happy Anniversary WWW

Description Ring the bells! Sound the trumpets! Crank up the party machine! It’s time to celebrate! This week, that wonderful invention, that thing we could not live without, turns 30 years old. What are we talking about? The WORLD WIDE WEB of course! Can you remember what you life was like before the web? Can […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-15 | Design Thinking with Ariel Raz

Description Do you live spur of the moment? …. by the seat of your pants? Take it as it comes? Well, turn off the radio, because today we are talking about living by design … the latest in Design Thinking by Ariel Raz. Lessons Learned Chris – Forgive. You need it, too. And not forgiving […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-14 | EdTech Ask Me – Version 2.0

Description Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, it’s that time of year, and because we LOVE you… It’s Baaaaacck!! Because you loved it before – and because we couldn’t come up with a better topic for today’s show – it’s time for another edition of EdTech Ask Me! Version 2.0! Dennis is once again taking […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-13 | Embracing a Culture of Joy – with Dean Shareski

Description Picture your school. Your classrooms. Your staff meetings. Your professional development. Do you see the JOY? Is joy an integral part of your day, or something you only do if you have extra time? Today we welcome our special guest, Dean Shareski, an expert on Joy and the author of “Embracing a Culture of […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-12 | Your Well of Inspiration

Description We’ve got a question for you. Where do you go for inspiration? When you need something to energize or refocus you, or perhaps you just need to turn the Shang-lows, back into Shang-highs, what resources do you tap? Today we will share some of our top sources for inspiration and also some inspirational resources […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-11 | Get The Hook!

Description Well, it is that most wonderful time of the year, With the kids jingle belling, And everyone telling, you be of good cheer… So, be of good cheer! Today we gleefully and cheerfully explore the art and science of creating lesson hooks that are sure to grab students’ attention and heighten their interest in […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-10 | Top Ten Techie Things We’re Thankful For

Description It has been said that there is a time for everything. a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak. Well today it is […]


Tech Talk Roundtable 06-09 | I See, I Saw, I Shared My Learning

Description There’s a lot of debate over the appropriateness of technology use in Early Childhood, but we’re excited about the possibilities of using technology to keep parents informed and collect evidence of learning. Today we take a look at a tool called SeeSaw and how it is being used here at Concordia in Preschool and […]