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A Potentially Useful EdTech Podcast


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A Potentially Useful EdTech Podcast






New Google Tools and More!

Episode 123 We’re Back! for another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast!! I’m joined, not in the studio, by the Master of the EdTech Arts Danelle Brostrom and her partner in Pedagogical Mysticism, The TechNollerGist,, David Noller! Moment of Zen Don’t confuse aptitude with mastery We took a short break but the edtech world kept spinning so it seems like we should attempt to catch the listeners up on the most potentially useful tools for their classrooms. Google...


Tech Tools of the Year!

TCAPSLoop Episode 122: Tech Tools Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast!! We all know that January through March is the meat of our educational year. It’s where we see some amazing gains in our kiddos learning and where we settle into the rhythms of our classrooms. It can also be where we get stuck in old habits and mired in repetition. So this week we are sharing past "Tech Tools of the Week," to spark creativity, inspiration and fun through...


The Future is Brightspace

Episode 121 Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast with the "D" in D2L, Danelle Brostrom! Moment of Zen “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney Potentially Useful Info Find the latest Brightspace D2L tips and tricks on the TCAPS EdTech Help Site. Tech Tool of the Week: MACUL is doing a teaser book study with Liz Kolb’s new book:...


Children's Book Awards

Episode 120 Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast! Joining the pod today is our favorite ALA Awards Red Carpet Correspondence team, Danelle Brostrom, and Stephie Luyt to discuss Stephie's pick for the 2021 Caldecott and Newberry Book Awards! Moment of Zen The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. —Ursula K. Le Guin All the Books and...


TechNollerGist EdTech Tools

Episode 119 "Hello and Welcome" to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast! The only way he could get on was by Meet Bombing the show, we're joined by the TechNollerGist, David Noller! Moment of Zen It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. TechNollerGist Tech Tool(s) of the Week: Tools to get instant formative student feedback in the...



TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 118: Mastering Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast! We are so excited to have Ann Kaskinen from joining us for this "very useful," episode. Moment of Zen Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities. —Ben Okri Highlights eBook collection for K-12 - 70% nonfiction, unlimited...


Holiday Gift Guide

Episode 117 Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast with Larry Burden, Danelle Brostrom, and Stephie Luyt. It's the most wonderful time of the year which means the irreplaceable TCAPSLoop Holiday Gift Guide! Moment of Zen “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” TCAPSLoop Holiday Gift Guide Danelle's List: Gift Guide - INSPIRE - Purdue UniversityRaspberry PiKazoo Magazine...


TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 116: School Leadership 2020

Episode 116 Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast! We went deep sea guest fishing and caught a whopper as we welcome TCAPS Superintendent, Dr. John VanWagoner. Moment of Zen: “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” —Publilius Syrus Stuff We Talked About: How has the idea of school leadership changed over the past year? Having lead two districts in attempts to ramp up remote learning under tight timeframes, what have you...


TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 115: Virtual Reading Resources

Episode 115 Hello and Welcome another episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast! In this episode Danelle and Stephie share some great tips and literacy resources you should embrace while teaching and learning remotely. Before cutting into the meat of the show let’s spend some time researching this weeks Moment of Zen. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” -Albert Einstein Pod Topic: Virtual Reading Resources Michigan eLibrary ( International Education Week Read...


TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 114: Remote Teaching Tips from Teachers!

Episode 114 Hello and Welcome another episode of the TCAPSTechLoop Podcast with Larry Burden and Danelle Brostrom. Also joining us on this special episode are TCAPS UpNorth Virtual Live Expert Educators sharing some hard won wisdom they have earned over the past months of Remote Teaching. Moment of Zen I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail. Useful Links Assigning "Journey's" leveled readers in Think Central Teacher...


TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 113: Brightspace D2L

Hello and Welcome another episode of the TCAPSTechLoop Podcast! It's a full podcast with Danelle Brostrom, David Noller, Heidi Skodack and Evan Obranovic all here to discuss the adoption and progression of the Learning Management System, Brightspace D2L. Before cutting into the meat of the show I’d like to announce the election results for this weeks Moment of Zen. "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Pod Questions: What is...


TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 112: Critical Thinking

Episode 112 Danelle and Stephie are joined by the President, Dave Johnson! Dave is the Michigan Council for Social Studies Chief of State and joins us to discuss media literacy and critical thinking in digital world. Moment of Zen "Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy Pod...


TCAPSLoop Podcast Episode 111 - Internet Safety

Pod Topic: Internet Safety and Access Guests: David Noller and Thomas Paolocci Questions:


TCAPSLoop Episode 111: Digital Parenting 2020

A topic we try to hit a few times a year as the digital landscape is constantly changing and it has changed dramatically over the past several months. Listen to the pod as we discuss some great tips to help parents and students navigate the digital landscape. Danelle and Stephie have also revamped and revised their "Digital Parenting" presentation, which is choc full of great resources.


TCAPSLoop Episode 110: Remote Learning and Student Access

Welcome to another Potentially Useful Episode of the TCAPSTechLoop Podcast! Joining the pod today is the TechNollerGist, David Noller and TCAPS Director of Technology Evan O'Branovic to discuss Remote Learning and Access to better bridge the "Digital Divide". Moment of Zen. "Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to approach it; Equity is ensuring there is a pathway to that door for those who need it." Tutorials and Updates: TCAPSTECH Help Site: Staff...


Episode 109: TCAPSLoop Podcast - Flexibility part 2

Welcome to another Potentially Useful Episode of the TCAPSLoop EdTech Podcast! My name is Larry Burden and coming to us virtually from a land far far away it’s Danelle Brostrom, and from across the hallway we are joined by the Grand Poobah of Pedagogy it’s Andy Phillips!


TCAPSLoop Episode 109: Flexibility in a Time of Change

Welcome back to another Potentially Useful Episode of the TCAPSLoop Edtech Podcast! This weeks Moment of Zen: "Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." - Terry Pratchett Topics Discussed on today's show: What we learned last spring How is that knowledge being leveraged D2L and...


Tech Tool of the Week Episode 1

We're Back!!! Kinda. Over the next several weeks we will be sharing some of Danelle's best TechTools of the Week and an occasional Moment of Zen. Stay tuned and stay healthy.


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.