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Episode 65: Jillian Perry

3/26/2019
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Big, Important Announcement! Plus some other great announcements (that's so vague and I love it) and an awesome interview with Washington Street 3rd Grade Teacher Jillian Perry! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @beardedteched Links: https://education.microsoft.com/ https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/welearn/SitePages/Blog.aspx https://www.tisharichmond.com/game-plans.html https://www.prodigygame.com/ https://www.powerschool.com/solutions/unified-classroom/...

Duration:00:24:46

Episode 64: Hitting the Wayback Machine with Caitlin Welz

3/12/2019
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For this weeks episode we dive into our Vault and check out this great interview with Caitlin Welz of Central High School and her experience within the district as it relates to technology and what it's like teaching students in High School. Also don't miss WeLearn Wednesday's at the PD Center this week! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @beardedteched Links: https://education.microsoft.com/ https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/welearn/SitePages/Blog.aspx Music: Ashamaluev...

Duration:00:26:30

Episode 63: Mary Ann Carrasquillo

3/5/2019
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This week I sat down with Mary Ann Carrasquillo, an awesome K-5 teacher at Milton Bradley Elementary School. You will definitely be inspired hearing about what she is doing with her classroom. Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://education.microsoft.com/ https://hourofcode.com/us https://scratch.mit.edu/ https://code.org/ https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/welearn/SitePages/Blog.aspx Music: Ashamaluev Music Corporate,...

Duration:00:17:33

Episode 62: Mark Jordan

2/26/2019
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Welcome back! We have a few updates for you including an exciting Skype event for you! We also sat down with Mark Jordan of Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy and talked with him about Robotics and Unified Classroom! It's a can't miss interview! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://education.microsoft.com/dragon https://classtechtips.com/ https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/welearn/SitePages/Blog.aspx Music:...

Duration:00:48:00

Episode 61: Melissa Zeitz

2/12/2019
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This week we sit down with Melissa Zeitz, an awesome K-5 teacher at Liberty Elementary School. You will definitely learn and be inspired hearing about what she is doing in the classroom. You can check out her website located below! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: Melissa's Site: https://sites.google.com/view/techiek-5/home Follow her on Twitter: @wallaby213 https://scratch.mit.edu/ https://code.org/ Music: Ashamaluev Music Corporate,...

Duration:00:18:22

Episode 60: Chris McCarthy

2/5/2019
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This week I sat down with Chris McCarty of STEM Middle Academy and we dug deep into the world of VR and AR and how, as a science teacher he has found value in it. If you are curious on how you can use Virtual Reality in the classroom in authentic ways, then this podcast is for you! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions/?modal_active=none...

Duration:00:23:26

Episode 59: Alva Laster

1/29/2019
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Have you ever wondered how you could us VR in a Middle School Classroom? Check out this week's podcast! I met with Alva Laster from STEM Middle Academy and we talked about all the great things she is doing in the classroom including using Virtual Reality, OneNote and more!!!! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions/?modal_active=none https://padlet.com/...

Duration:00:22:03

Episode 58: Way Back Machine with Karen Hall

1/16/2019
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This week we hit the way back machine with a great interview with Karen Hall over at Boland Elementary and hear about all the great things she has been doing while in the classroom. As you listen, you'll become inspired to make small changes in your practices. Some of which will make you never turn back to your old ways! Plus, you can hear how I have evolved as a interviewer to the Bearded Tech-Ed Guy I am today! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and...

Duration:00:32:29

Episode 57: Christina O'Conner

1/8/2019
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Welcome back! We hope your holidays were awesome. We are excited to share with you today a great interview with Middle School Teacher Christian O'Conner. She is doing some amazing things in the classroom at Balliet Middle School. Plus hear all the latest news in the district as we start the new year. Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://www.codecampus.com/coding-for-kids...

Duration:00:23:46

Episode 56: Katherine Bonaddio

12/18/2018
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This week I sat down with Katherine Bonaddio from Roger L Putnam Vocational Technical Academy and we talked about all things technology with upper English classes. Come and listen to all of the great things she is doing in the classroom and check out some of the tools listed in the show notes below! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/welearn/SitePages/Blog.aspx https://www.remind.com/...

Duration:00:27:48

Episode 55: TED in the Classroom and Emily Ramos

12/11/2018
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This week we take a quick peak into the world of TED-ed and how you as a teacher can use it in the classroom. We also sat down with 5th Grade Teacher Emily Ramos to hear about all of the amazing things she is doing in her classroom. Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHc7I-qhUZ1noZPiJNpyNw https://kahoot.com/ https://get.plickers.com/ https://portal.office.com/ https://www.ted.com/#/...

Duration:00:17:19

Episode 54: A Few Updates and Brian Cusack!

12/4/2018
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This week, we take a break from Mike's ISTE minutes to bring your this awesome interview from Brian Cusack of Central High School. As you can see, we talk for a while and I didn't want to break the flow of our interview, so you are getting the whole thing at once. Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links: https://www.youtube.com/user/Microsoftedu aka.ms/codecreator http://www.edudemic.com/guides/flipped-classrooms-guide/ Follow these guys on...

Duration:00:29:32

Episode 53: Digital Citizenship Starting Points & Homegrown Teacher Patricia Caliento

11/28/2018
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Welcome back from the craziness of October and November! In this week's episode we delve into some basics of digital citizenship and a couple of things you can do today to promote healthy online behavior. The most exciting part of this is though our great interview with Patricia Caliento, 5th grade teacher at Mary Lynch. She is a former student from the SPS District who came back to be a teacher here! Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy Links:...

Duration:00:18:32

Episode 52: UC Updates, Awesome Websites and Samantha Stolz

11/6/2018
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We're back! It's been a rough couple of weeks, listen in to find out what we have been up to. I also talk about a bunch of sites that would be awesome to use in the classroom, any classroom! I also interview Samantha Stolz, who is doing some awesome things in the classroom. Follow Me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @beardedteched and @beardedtechedguy OneNote Conference: https://learnonconference.com/ Follow these guys on Twitter for OneNote Tips @MSOneNote—Official Microsoft OneNote...

Duration:00:26:24

Episode 51: Minecraft, Oral History Projects and Mollie Foisy

10/23/2018
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So many awesome announcements this week! Minecraft, Unified Classroom and new blog posts! I also talk about one of the coolest poster projects at ISTE 2018, Milton HS Oral History Project. Check out the link listed below. We also met Mollie Foisy, a teacher from Dorman who is doing some great stuff in her classroom. Twitter & Instagram: @beardedtechedguy Links: https://learnonconference.com/ https://education.minecraft.net/ https://www.youtube.com/user/Microsoftedu...

Duration:00:28:28

Episode 50: Major Announcements! The Tech Rabbi! Brian Dutko!

10/9/2018
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We have some big announcements this week! I also reflect on the talk that Rabbi Cohen gave the ISTE 2018! If you don't know who he is, then you need to listen to this podcast and check out his website! We also met with Brian Dutko from Washington Elementary School. Twitter & Instagram: @beardedtechedguy Links: https://thetechrabbi.com/ https://edulastic.com/ https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/dept/OITA/Lists/Announcements/AllItems.aspx...

Duration:00:34:52

Episode 49: Sketchnoting & Brian Welch

10/2/2018
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This week I dive into a world that makes me uncomfortable, sketchnoting. Come and learn more about what Sketchnoting is, a few tips and maybe even some inspiration for your classroom. I also sat down with 20+ Year Veteran Special Educator Brian Welch from Springfield Conservatory of the Arts High School and discuss how he has adopted and adapted WeLearn for his students. This is a can't miss interview! Twitter & Instagram: @beardedtechedguy Links: https://www.youtube.com/CarrieBaughcum...

Duration:00:27:11

Episode 48: Adobe Spark & Jamie Pirog

9/25/2018
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This week we catch you up on all the news around the district and I introduce us to a new tool that he absolutely loves, Adobe Spark! This tool has amazing potential and I think you'll like it. I also had the chance to chat with Jamie Pirog from The Springfield Renaissance School about all the ways she is integrating technology in authentic ways. Twitter & Instagram: @beardedtechedguy Links: https://spark.adobe.com https://www.classdojo.com Music: Corporate, Technology, Corporate Upbeat...

Duration:00:21:09

Episode 47: STEM Reads and 5th Grade Teacher Scott Wohlers

9/18/2018
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This week we dive into the latest news around the district, plus we take a look at STEMreads! For our interview this week we met with Scott Wohlers, 5th Grade Teacher at Dryden Elementary School to discuss some of the work he has done. This is a can't miss interview. Resources: https://www.stemread.com/ https://www.classcraft.com/ https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/en/home https://scratch.mit.edu/ https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/adacec0e-e838-4174-b023-77ce405c6d71 (SPS Employess Only)...

Duration:00:24:49

Episode 46: David Eagleman and Lynn Budd

9/11/2018
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This week we dive into one of the ISTE Keynote Speaker, David Eagleman. One of the most engaging and exciting speakers, Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist who spoke about the students brain and how we can meet the needs of the students. Our first interview of the is with 1st Grade Teacher from Mary Lynch, Lynn Budd. You need to hear about some of the exciting things she is doing with 1st Graders. Sites Discussed: https://www.ted.com/speakers/david_eagleman https://www.classdojo.com/...

Duration:00:25:47