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Somethin’ To Tech About is a weekly podcast hosted by Angela LaPlante and Dru Piersol. Dru and Angie are Google for Education Certified Trainers who created and host The Academy and The Academy 2 to support educators working towards Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. The podcast finds ways to provide busy educators with easy access to resources and ideas where students use technology to produce digital evidence of active learning.

Somethin’ To Tech About is a weekly podcast hosted by Angela LaPlante and Dru Piersol. Dru and Angie are Google for Education Certified Trainers who created and host The Academy and The Academy 2 to support educators working towards Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. The podcast finds ways to provide busy educators with easy access to resources and ideas where students use technology to produce digital evidence of active learning.
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Somethin’ To Tech About is a weekly podcast hosted by Angela LaPlante and Dru Piersol. Dru and Angie are Google for Education Certified Trainers who created and host The Academy and The Academy 2 to support educators working towards Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. The podcast finds ways to provide busy educators with easy access to resources and ideas where students use technology to produce digital evidence of active learning.

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@SavannahNow

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English

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603-570-3343


Episodes

Episode 8: Guest - Diann Bennett-Magwood, MD

6/14/2019
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Google Certified Educator, Dr. Diann Bennett-Magwood joins us to share how she and her high school students at Woodville-Tompkins use technology in learning. Resources shared by Dr. Magwood: Syllabus Created with Thinglink The Boy Who Dreamed of a Job Collaborative Student Notes Do you have Somethin’ to Tech About? Complete this Form, and you could be our guest!

Duration:00:18:23

Episode 7 : Creating Digital Portfolios

6/7/2019
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In previous episodes, we focused on getting students producing digital evidence of active learning and this episode is coming at the perfect time because we are discussing ways students can create digital portfolios for creating and organizing all of their evidence of learning into one place. Resource #1 Google Docs Why Selected: It makes sense to open this episode discussing the potential for using Google Docs as a portfolio platform. Most people typically associate writing with Docs....

Duration:00:19:16

Episode 6 : Teching Up Math

5/31/2019
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How often do we hear the sighs from students as soon as math is mentioned? It is not uncommon for students to disengage from math instruction and the reasons are many: they just don’t get it, they do not understand the why for their learning, or maybe they are inundated with worksheets - whatever the case, it is important we change strategies often to engage students and promote their learning and understanding of math. This is where technology opens up many possibilities. In today’s...

Duration:00:20:19

Episode 5: Tempting You With Templates

5/24/2019
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In today’s episode we will be discussing ways to support students as they become more proficient using the keyboard to communicate by offering three tempting templates. The templates are ready to use, so the only thing you will need to focus on is the workflow needed to distribute the templates to your students. Will you distribute through Google Classroom? Provide a force copy link from your website for students to access the templates? You have several options so you will just choose what...

Duration:00:19:38

Episode 4: Empowering Student Choice

5/17/2019
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When students choose how they show the mastery of a standard or even choose how they direct their learning, the level of engagement and interest soars! A carefully crafted learning experience ensures that no matter what decision students make, they will encounter rich content and interact with it at a greater depth of knowledge. Resource #1 Learning Menus Why Selected: Think of the restaurants you visit - the variety in menus is endless! It is possible to package learning experiences...

Duration:00:26:35

Episode 3: Amplifying Student Voice

5/10/2019
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We know that every student has a voice and now with the help of technology, all students have the chance to be heard. But you may be wondering what do we mean when we talk about student voice? Are we talking about the act of speaking? Or is there something to consider beyond the literal meaning? Well, there are many ways to think about student voice. Resource #1 Flipgrid Why Selected: Flipgrid is a social learning tool that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video...

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 2: Digital Feedback

5/3/2019
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Most of our schools have been using Google Docs and possibly Google Classroom to administer writing scrimmages for student practice and I know both of us have been out to schools offering resources for providing digital feedback. Today, we are going to provide three ways for teachers to provide feedback to their students before, during, and after the writing. Resource #1 Built-in features of Google Docs Why Selected: If students have shared a document with you or you have assigned...

Duration:00:17:36

Episode 1: Student Evidence of Learning from Google Docs

4/26/2019
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Just as it is key for detectives to collect evidence to solve a crime, teachers must also collect evidence of learning in order to provide effective instruction. This evidence of learning can certainly be a final grade however, how do we know along the way that students are progressing toward the learning goal? Luckily, technology can be a tremendous help with collecting evidence of active learning while at the same time keeping students accountable for their work. Our focus will be on...

Duration:00:15:08

Somethin' to Tech About: Season 1 Teaser

4/19/2019
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This teaser for the first season of Somethin' to Tech About is part of interview hosts Angie Laplante and Dru Piersol did with The Commute podcast host Adam Van Brimmer. Learn more about Somethin' to Tech About on Facebook and Twitter. Listen to other episodes of The Commute by following it on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:08:01