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Episode 44: Season Finale Interview with Paul Foster!

6/18/2018
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This is a can't miss podcast interview. Paul Foster is the CIO for the Springfield Public Schools. We talk about all the great things that we accomplished this year and we look forward to next year. If you want to know why we are making the changes we are. We want to thank everyone who has listened to the podcast this year, we are so thankful to you and those that we interviewed. See everyone next year! Music provided by Bensound.com and Camtasia

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 43: The Conclusion of our Podcast Discussion and Lindsey Lindequist

6/12/2018
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This week we dive into discussing podcasts in the classroom. This will be the second in a three part series of discussions which will allow us to dive deep into podcasts, how to use them in the classroom and ways that students can get involved! Our Interview of the Week featured Lindsey Lindequist, a Math ILS over at Gerena who is doing some amazing work with the staff. Check out this interview to learn more about the everyday tech use at Gerena! Articles:...

Duration:00:28:28

Episode 42: Podcasts in the Classroom, Part Deux! Plus our Interview with Kerrie Mancino & Audrey Wojczyk

6/5/2018
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This week we dive into discussing podcasts in the classroom. This will be the second in a three part series of discussions which will allow us to dive deep into podcasts, how to use them in the classroom and ways that students can get involved! Our Interview of the Week featured Kerrie Mancino & Audrey Wojczyk from the Early Childhood Education Center. Listen in on how they use technology with at 50+ Pre-K programs within Springfield, they have some truly trans formative learning happening...

Duration:00:26:01

Episode 41: Podcasts in the classroom and Sarah Truoiolo

5/30/2018
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This week we dive into discussing podcasts in the classroom. This will be the first in a three part series of discussions which will allow us to dive deep into podcasts, how to use them in the classroom and ways that students can get involved! Our Interview of the Week featured Sarah Truoiolo from the Math Department. She discusses ways that she has used Technology in the classroom from when she was a teacher, an ILS and now one of our Instructional Leaders! Articles:...

Duration:00:38:07

Episode 40: Wrapping up Project-Based Learning & Henry Robinson

5/15/2018
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This week Suzanne and Mike wrap up their discussion on Project-Based Learning and why we think its a great tool. Mike looks at many of the soft skills that are developed during the work involved and Suzanne finds a bunch of encouraging information for teachers who are looking at trying it for the first time. Mike also sat down with Henry Robinson, a 5th grade teacher at German Gerena Community School and delve into how he is using Technology with his students! Articles:...

Duration:00:37:26

Episode 39: More Project Based Learning & Miranda Jurras!

5/8/2018
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This week Mike and Suzanne continue their conversation on Project-Based Learning. You should listen for when Mike mixes up his sciences, quite funny. This is part 2 of our conversation where we dive deep into the world of project-based learning. We also met with Miranda Jurras from Boland Elementary School and talked about her time as a student and all of the amazing things she is doing with her 1st Grade Links classroom! Articles:...

Duration:00:29:13

Episode 38: The Beginning of Project Based Learning & Rachel Chouinard and Nina Barker

5/1/2018
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This week Mike and Suzanne delve into Project-Based Learning and start our discussion with what exactly it is. This is part 1 of our conversation where we dive deep into the world of project-based learning. We also met with two teachers from Liberty, Rachel Chouinard and Nina Barker! These two ladies are doing some amazing things in the classroom! Articles: http://www.shsu.edu/centers/project-based-learning/k-12.html https://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning...

Duration:00:26:15

Episode 37: Future of Accessing & Jennifer Cherry

4/24/2018
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This week Mike and Suzanne discuss an interesting take on assessing learning, cognitive assessments and our distracted minds. We also had a chance to interview Jennifer Cherry from Sci-Tech who is doing some amazing things in her classroom. Articles: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/50969/a-futuristic-look-at-assessing-learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8j1QKS2S90 https://my.springfieldpublicschools.com/welearn/SitePages/Blog.aspx Twitter: MikeSPSDLA SuzanneSPSDLA You can also find us...

Duration:00:40:12

Replay: Episode 003: SAMR Model & Erin, Sara, & Katie from WeLearn Tech Symposium

4/12/2018
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As we look to the future, its fun to look back. Here is one of our first podcasts, check it out! This week we dive into the SAMR model and talk with Erin O'Brien, Sara Wright & Katie Barthelette about their presentation at the Imagine - WeLearn Together ... Technology Symposium and using technology in the classroom. SAMR Articles: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2015/04/examples-of-transforming-lessons-through-samr/ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/introduction-to-the-samr-model...

Duration:01:05:00

Episode 36: Gamificiation & Amy Heneghan

4/10/2018
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This week we wrap up our conversation around Gamification. We discuss a few ways that you can use Gamification and Game-Based Learning in the classroom and something that we each got as a takeaway from the conversation and readings. Mike sat down with Amy Heneghan at Gerena Elementary School to discuss some of the ways that she is using technology in the classroom. Articles: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/gamification-in-education-vicki-davis...

Duration:00:24:50

Episode 35: Gamification Part II & Jodi Goncalves

4/3/2018
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This week we continue our conversation around Gamification, we learn that Mike really loves his reward point programs. We also examine a couple of ways that Gamification can go wrong. Brendan sat down with Jodi Goncalves at Boland to discuss some of the ways that she is using technology in the classroom. Articles: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/gamification-in-education-vicki-davis https://tophat.com/blog/gamification-education-class...

Duration:00:29:43

Episode 34: Gamification Part 1 & Jessica McCloskey

3/27/2018
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This week Mike, Suzanne and Brendan begin a deep dive into Gamification within the classroom and the greater world. Many us are participating in Gamification in our lives and we don't even realize it. This is the first of a short series of conversations that you don't want to miss! For this week's interview Brendan met with Jessica McCloskey from William N. DeBerry Elementary about their process for preparing for the MCAS. Articles:...

Duration:00:29:17

Episode 33: Recharge your Batteries & Allyson Leach

3/20/2018
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This week Suzanne and I discuss ways to find inspiration in the doldrums of March, the longest month of year (It's scientifically true)! We dive into 5 ways to be inspired and include links to many of them below. Find out which Ryan Mike likes better! Listen to our IOTW Allyson Leach from Walsh Elementary and hear about all the great things she is doing! Also, we have added iHeartRadio to the number of places you can find us too! Links:...

Duration:00:33:23

Episode 32: Wrapping up Digital Reading and Kiaga Osborn-Johnson

3/13/2018
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We finally wrap up our conversation about Digital Reading and what that means to you. We also interview Kiaga Osborn-Johnson from Sumner Ave Elementary School about her use of technology in the classroom. Some of the tools she mentions are: https://kaizena.com/ https://www.noredink.com/ https://www.edmodo.com/ Articles: https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/health/print-education/index.html https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/10/16/strategies-to-help-students-go-deep-when-reading-digitally/...

Duration:00:36:28

Episode 31: Digital Literacy and Sara Wright

3/6/2018
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This week the team continues on in their discussion on Digital Literacy and Digital Reading, Mike goes off the rails talking about getting all his news on Facebook (that explains a lot) and we have a great interview with Sara Wright of Mary M. Walsh Elementary School where we talk about her journey to Springfield and the technology she uses in the classroom. Articles: https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/health/print-education/index.html...

Duration:00:23:54

Episode 30: The Perils of Digital Reading and Wesley Strong

2/27/2018
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Welcome back from February Break! This week's hot take begins a short series on Digital Reading, this is a discussion you don't want to miss! We also sat down with Wesley Strong of Commerce and talk to him about how they are using Technology not just in his class but also the school at large. (Hint: He's the Tech Coordinator). Let us know what you think by leaving us some feedback on our Yammer page or in the comment section of where you listen to the podcast. Articles:...

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 29: MCAS 2.0 and Cheryl Elias

2/12/2018
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Everyone is back this week and bringing news of tidings and joy. We spend some time catching up on the latest news in regards to MCAS 2.0, if you are a test administrator this is a can't miss. Also catch up with Cheryl Elias, a First Grade Teacher over at Ell's Elementary and hear all of the amazing things she is doing in the classroom. If you have ever thought that a 1st grader will have trouble with techonology in the classroom I dare you to listen. Tools: https://web.seesaw.me/...

Duration:00:37:26

Episode 28: What is Personalized Learning and Sean Kavanagh

2/6/2018
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For this week's podcast Mike focuses in on what Personalized Learning is and isn't and why you should be doing it in your classroom (Good chance you already are!) We also interviewed Central High School Teacher Sean Kavanagh. Check out what he is doing with his students in the classroom and hear his story! Resources: https://tech.ed.gov/ https://medium.com/personalizing-the-learning-experience-insights/what-is-personalized-learning-bc874799b6f Twitter: MikeSPSDLA SuzanneSPSDLA Music...

Duration:00:35:18

Episode 27: Digital Storytelling and Britney Blake

1/30/2018
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This week we focus on this idea of Digital Storytelling and how any teacher of any grade can do it. Mike rattles off a bunch of ideas and tools that you can use to add Technology authentically into your everyday plans. We also interviewed Britney Blake of South End Middle School this week and you don't want to miss it! Resources: http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html http://www.21things4students.net/21/18-digital-storytelling/...

Duration:00:31:36

Episode 26: Growth Mindset, Grit and Purpose & Caitlin Welz

1/16/2018
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This week I take a look at an article that discusses what some schools are doing to improve their student outcomes and it's not in the way you think. I do a lot of talking this week and I encourage you to talk back to me through Yammer! We also interviewed 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 Article:...

Duration:00:44:59