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Sharing Educational Success and News Randall Black is an educator, technology specialist, and podcaster from West Virginia. His time in the classroom, as a social studies teacher and as technology trainer, and educational technology support team member has molded his views on education. He uses this podcast is a creative outlet for him to share his own views and ideas on topics of his interest as well as educational topics and successes among other members of his PLN (personal learning network).

Sharing Educational Success and News Randall Black is an educator, technology specialist, and podcaster from West Virginia. His time in the classroom, as a social studies teacher and as technology trainer, and educational technology support team member has molded his views on education. He uses this podcast is a creative outlet for him to share his own views and ideas on topics of his interest as well as educational topics and successes among other members of his PLN (personal learning network).
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Huntington , WV

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Sharing Educational Success and News Randall Black is an educator, technology specialist, and podcaster from West Virginia. His time in the classroom, as a social studies teacher and as technology trainer, and educational technology support team member has molded his views on education. He uses this podcast is a creative outlet for him to share his own views and ideas on topics of his interest as well as educational topics and successes among other members of his PLN (personal learning network).

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@rgblack316

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3046910075


Episodes

Staff Development vs. Professional Learning

2/20/2019
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Teachers across the world are required each year to complete a specific number of hours of “professional” or “staff development.” Many times they are all funneled into a single room where they everyone is presented with the same topic, strategy, or technology tool. This is a very over generalized way

Duration:00:16:30

Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather

2/4/2019
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West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. These days provide for students to complete assignments as part of a “Snow Packet” from home

Duration:00:18:15

Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

1/21/2019
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As the Internet has become more and more pervasive in our everyday lives educators from around the world have been looking for ways to harness this to continue their professional growth outside of the traditional professional development that their districts and schools have provided. This has led to the growth

Duration:00:14:15

Getting Started with Office 365

1/6/2019
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Microsoft’s Office 365 Education is an amazing platform that provides a lot of useful features and tools to educators and students. Great tools like Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Learning Tools, Forms, Skype for Business, Sway, Outlook, and OneDrive provide a robust suite that can have an immediate impact in

Duration:00:19:40

Fall 2018 Announcements

11/22/2018
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It’s the time of the year for a short break, but I also have a few announcements in regards to both the Randall Black Show and EdTech Shorts.

Duration:00:01:49

#EdCampNSV

10/15/2018
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#EdCampNSV On September 22, 2018 #EdCampNSV was hosted at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. Following up the event, I was able to sit down with four other educators at the event and reflect a bit on the things we experienced during the day. The four educators joining me for

Duration:00:29:11

32 Down & A Lot More To Go w/Steve Freeman

10/1/2018
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32 Down & A Lot More To Go Steve Freeman is a veteran educator with 32 years of classroom experience in West Virginia. He currently teaches AP Government and AP Psychology at Huntington High School (HHS) in Huntington, WV. He previously taught at Elkview Junior High/Middle and Capital High Schools

Duration:00:26:29

MADPD – Making Tech Disappear

9/17/2018
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MADPD – Making Tech Disappear On May 6, 2018 I was fortunate to take part in a session as a part of MADPD hosted by Shane Lawrence (Twitter) of The Ed Podcast (Ed – Conversations About the Teaching Life). Joining us in the session were Kasey Bell (Twitter, Website, Google

Duration:01:00:59

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! w/Jimmy Clayton (Part 2)

9/3/2018
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Believe! Achieve! Motivate! Today’s episode features Part 2 of my discussion with Jimmy Clayton (Twitter, LinkedIn), a retired educator and coach who spent 35 years working for Cabell County Schools in WV. He is the founder of Sports City U, a previous shooting consultant with the NBA’s New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets

Duration:00:32:02

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! w/Jimmy Clayton (Part 1)

8/20/2018
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Believe! Achieve! Motivate! Jimmy Clayton (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a retired educator and coach. He spent 35 years working for Cabell County Schools in WV at Huntington East, Huntington, and Cabell Midland High Schools. In October 1992 he founded Sports City U, the United States’ first year-round basketball player development academy that

Duration:00:36:43

New Leadership for Wayne County Schools w/Todd Alexander

8/6/2018
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New Leadership for Wayne County Schools Todd Alexander (Twitter, LinkedIn) is the current superintendent of Wayne County Schools in West Virginia. He was a classroom teacher and administrator with Cabell County Schools for twenty plus years before making the move to Wayne County. Todd was instrumental in the introduction of the

Duration:00:31:33

What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools w/Ryan Saxe (Part 2)

7/23/2018
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What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools Today’s episode features part two of my conversation with Cabell County Schools Superintendent Ryan Saxe (Twitter). We talk about the biggest challenge he has faced during his first year, future initiatives planned for Cabell County Schools, other educators and administrators that inspired him

Duration:00:28:48

What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools w/Ryan Saxe (Part 1)

7/9/2018
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What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools Today’s episode features part one of my conversation with Cabell County Schools Superintendent Ryan Saxe (Twitter). We talk about his return to West Virginia after a few years in Florida working for Manatee County Schools, the great things he has seen so far

Duration:00:34:20

4th Grade Is Over w/Mikey Black

6/11/2018
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4th Grade is Over I’m joined on this episode by my son, Mikey. Mikey is 9, soon to be 10, and is just finishing up 4th grade. We discuss what it was like for him in 4th grade this year. He shares what he liked the most, what he disliked,

Duration:00:35:39

What is a Freshman Academy and Why Should my High School Have One?

5/7/2018
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Freshman Academies: Today’s episode is a look at freshman academies and the impact they can have in a high school for the betterment of, not just the students, but the school as a whole. My guests are Bekka Atkins (email, Twitter) and Will Totten (email, Twitter, LinkedIn). Bekka Atkins is

Duration:00:50:06

#PersonalizedPD w/Dr. Randall Sampson

4/9/2018
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Today’s episode features Dr. Randall Sampson returning to the show to share some of the great things he is doing to help educators personalize their professional development. He talks about using Flipgrid and Wakelet to curate reflections and content and how educators can earn graduate credit towards salary advancement and

Duration:00:29:32

Wins and Losses w/Phil Strunk

3/5/2018
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Today’s episode features Phil Strunk (@MrPStrunk). Phil is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. He is also the host of the Wins and Losses podcast (https://winsandlosses.podbean.com) and founder of the #waledchat on Twitter. Phil, despite being early in his career, has a tremendous

Duration:00:37:08

Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 3 w/Tamara Westfall

2/19/2018
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Today’s episode is the final in a three part series on Coding and Computer Science Education. Today’s guest is Tamara Westfall. She is a Physics and Forensics teacher at Huntington High School in Huntington, WV. She has been working to directly implement aspects of coding and computer science into her

Duration:00:49:48

Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine

2/5/2018
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Today’s episode is part two in the series focused on coding and computer science education. The guest today is Teena Hine (@STEAMPoweredWV). Teena is a third grade teacher and technology integration specialist at Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County, WV. She joins the show today to talk about some of

Duration:00:36:58