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EdTech Loop Episode 108: Vote Digital Literacy 2020

Episode 108 of the EdTech Loop Podcast takes on Digital Literacy without going full "Black Mirror." Danelle and Stephi share information gathered from the Traverse Area District Library and Northwestern Michigan College collaborative presentation on "Media Misinformation." We also share some tips for parents, students, and teachers on navigating media mindfully. Useful Links Civic Misinformation Presentation: All Sides Website:...


BiblioTech Episode 9: School Libraries and ALA Awards

Our favorite Library Media Specialist makes here triumphant Awards Season return in episode 9 of the BiblioTech podcast. Stephie breaks down the ALA awards and shares some of her favorite selections from the list of amazing children's literature. We also touch on what's new in our own school libraries, and how our librarians do so much more than just promoting literacy.


EdTech Loop Episode 107: The Return of ESports

The EdTech Loop Podcast is joined again by the folks from MiHSEF to update Danelle and I on the current state of ESports in Michigan. Check out the MiHSEF website for all the resources regarding how to get a team started at your school.


TechNollerGist Episode 15: Creativity in the Classroom

The @TechNollerGist, David Noller shares some ideas on how to include the creative process in your classroom and some additional resources to help get your students to explore their creativity.


EdTech Loop 106 - Inquiry Mindset

Episode 106 of the EdTech Loop Podcast features special guests Andy Phillips, TCAPS Director of Curriculum and Dave Johnson, Northern Michigan Learning Consortium Instructional Consultant, in one of our most informative podcasts we've dropped. We dive deep into Social Studies Standards and the Inquiry Mindset. Transcripts for this show will be coming soon. Resources Discussed on the POD today: ISTE Standards for...


EdTech Loop Episode 105: #DigCitCommit

The EdTech Loop Podcast revisits it's favorite subject: Digital Citizenship! We discuss the latest METS Group Virtual Rally, changes and improvements to and the five #digcit ISTE competencies and so much more in this jam packed episode. “I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives?” - Barak Obama Useful Links: @senoraluzCoachesEducation LeadersEducatorsAI and Humanity Study...


TechNollerGist Episode 13: Lids Down or Managing Devices in the Classroom

Episode 13 of the TechNollerGist Podcast featuring Traverse City Area Public Schools EdTech Coach, David Noller, sharing some great tips on managing digital device usage in your classroom. Show Transcripts: David Noller 0:06 Legos on it you step on them and say things. Then I respond. That's how this works. Larry Burden 0:10 Scream in pain. David Noller 0:11 I can't tell you how excited I am. Larry Burden 0:17 It's Episode 14 of the TechNollerGist podcast I'm Larry Burden and he...


EdTech Loop Episode 104 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Danelle says: Search smarter, not harder! This episode of the EdTech Loop Podcast has some great tips for getting more out of your search. Databases - search vs internet search Go through the databases offered and when you might use them: Britannica Fundamentals K-2Britannica School Elementary 3-4Britannica School MiddleeBook K-8 collectionSpanish EncyclopediaExplora for Elementary SchoolsPEBBLE GO PreK-3World Book Early LearningWorld Book KidsGale Power Search (mentioned in...


EdTech Loop Episode 103 - Cut Through the Clutter

Episode 103 of the EdTech Loop podcast has Danelle braking out the oversized scissors to help you cut through the digital clutter. Cut Through the Email Clutter: GmailIncrease productivity by sorting (star before folder names)*Action Required - green tagged*Waiting for Response - yellow taggedSettingsShow “send and archive” button in replySmart Compose (predictive writing suggestions appear as you compose an email)Smart reply (three suggestions for replies)Templates - “save draft as...


TechNollerGist Episode 12: EdTech Resources You Should Be Using

The TechNollerGist shares some #edtech resources you should be using but might not be, as well as an update on his classroom gamification, it's Monopoly time!


EdTech Loop Episode 102 - Tips for New Teachers

The EdTech Loop is back from winter break and ready to enrich your practice with potentially useful, "Tips for New Teachers." Transcripts coming soon!


EdTech Loop Ep. 101 - 5 Favorite Things

Our annual, "5 Favorite EdTech Things," podcast for in 2020. Show notes and transcript will be coming on the horizon. Enjoy the Pod!


EdTech Loop Ep. 100 - 10 Tips for Digital Parents

It’s Episode 100 of the EdTech Loop Podcast! Danelle and I are celebrating this shocking centenarian milestone with Stephie Luyt for a very special episode of the Loop; not just because it’s the 100th pod, but because it’s the most potentially useful pod we have recorded, 10 Tips for Digital Parents. The Full Presentation: Transcripts will be coming.


EdTech Loop Ep. 99 - Hour of Code

The EdTechLoop Pod is joined by a special guest this week as TCAPS STEM Coordinator, Heidi Skodack, shares her thoughts on the upcoming Hour of Code activities and STEM opportunities for students of all ages. Get involved in the "Hour of Code" December 9-15! Transcript will be coming soon!


EdTech Loop Ep. 98: The Annual Gift Guide

There's no need to get into any Black Friday lines this year. EdTech Loop already has you covered with the best gifts for the holiday season! Podcast Transcript Larry Burden 0:03 No, that will not do. Larry Burden 0:11 double check we're recording here. Larry Burden 0:13 I'm very happy somebody prepped for this pod. Stephie Luyt 0:15 I know. Larry Burden 0:16 Not this guy. Danelle Brostrom 0:16 Let's just scrap this one. Stephie Luyt 0:18 Almost 40 is not old. Larry Burden...


EdTech Loop Ep. 97: MiSTEM Heats Up

Why is STEM so important in Michigan right now? Because Michigan businesses need STEM educated workers and currently those workers are not available. Businesses struggle to understand why it appears public education is not producing the workforce they need, while educators are attempting to teach kids collaboration, creative thinking and other 21st Century Skills, while navigating another legislative edict, state standards, and school district goals. Our guest Drea Weiner from MiSTEM is...


EdTech Loop Ep. 96: EdTech Inspiration

It's early November here in Northern Michigan but it already feels like mid December, possibly February, and we're trying to avoid early onset cabin fever, so we look to Danelle and Stephie to provide some much needed "Ed-Tech Inspiration," to get through the bleak early winter. Show Transcript: Danelle Brostrom 0:00 Obviously it's smarter than I am. Larry Burden 0:08 Where's this come from Danelle Brostrom 0:08 because you have to edit out all the stupid things that we say, Stephie...


EdTech Loop Ep. 95 - The Rise of eSports

Wow! Danelle and I were so thankful to have Ted Kidd and Dylan Chapman join us for this is a jam packed eSports episode of the EdTech Loop Podcast. If you are at all curious about the eSports phenomenon this is a must listen as our guests break down almost any aspect you could think of concern the sport. As the TechNollerGist would say, "Play a game today, it's good for you." Full Show Transcript: Dylan Chapman 0:00 Yeah, I've got you loud and clear here. Danelle Brostrom 0:07 We lost...


EdTech Loop Ep. 94 - The Light Side of Data

Last week we discussed COPPA and the thousands of data points children create just by living and using our personal devices. Students also create data points at school which we hope to use to support teachers in helping those students achieve at their very best. It comes in many forms. You have SAT data, mandated state reporting data, but you also have a kindergarten student identifying colors, that's data, too. It's everywhere. TechTool of the Week: Copyrighteous Podcast Full...


EdTechLoop Ep. 93 COPPA and Data Privacy

"The primary mission of COPPA is to place parents in control of what info is collected from their children. As a parent, I find this impossible." - Cheri Kiesecker What is COPPA? In 1998 Congress made some value judgments about the potential harm to children due to online activity. That it was important for websites that are targeted towards kids to collect parental consent before they collect, use, or disclose any of the child's information and data. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC),...