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Midwest Education Technology Community Podcast with a mission to Motivate, Engage, Transform & Connect ALL learners!

Midwest Education Technology Community Podcast with a mission to Motivate, Engage, Transform & Connect ALL learners!

Midwest Education Technology Community Podcast with a mission to Motivate, Engage, Transform & Connect ALL learners!
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United States

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Midwest Education Technology Community Podcast with a mission to Motivate, Engage, Transform & Connect ALL learners!

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@METCedplus

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English


Episodes

Ep.61 Growing Your EdTech PLN

4/12/2019
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In this episode of the #METCpodcast we talk about many different resources to grow your PLN. One of the big resources is ISTE. Their PLNs available through their membership can be huge in receiving the assistance you need. For all of the show notes, click the link below. https://metcedplus.org/mod/page/view.php?id=495&forceview=1

Duration:00:27:35

Ep.60 Everyone Can Create

3/29/2019
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In this episode of the METC Podcast, we talk about the Everyone Can Create curriculum from Apple EDU. All of the Show Notes for this episode can be located here.

Duration:00:42:46

Ep.59-ISTEcert

3/15/2019
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Interested in being ISTE Certified? Go to METCedplus.org to learn more about signing up today! A complete Show Notes can be located here.

Duration:00:50:16

Ep.58-DrawntoTeach

3/8/2019
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All the Show Notes can be located here. Episode's Challenge: We all got into education for a reason. What drew you to teaching? Share either through Twitter or Flipgrid. #METCpodcast flipgrid.com/metcpodcast

Duration:00:37:14

METCpodcast - Ep57 - Keep

3/1/2019
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It is hard to believe that we have completed 2 seasons of the METC Podcast! Can't think of a better way to close out season 2. Mike McCann and I discuss my second favorite Google Tool, Google Keep! Keep is an amazing tool and if you are not using it, you should check it out for sure! There were two Twitter Challenges within this episode! Share your answers using #METCpodcast for an opportunity for some of our new Podcast stickers! Challenge 1 - What is @jleetechpercent's #1 favorite Google...

Duration:00:40:57

METC Podcast - Episode 56 - Cultivating Curiosity

2/1/2019
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In this episode of the METC Podcast, I talk with another #METC19 Spotlight Educator. Vicki Mikow is a Gifted Ed and STEM teacher in the Fox School district. She has been teaching for 14 years and we talked about the importance in cultivating curiosity. Vicki shares a few of the fun projects her students have worked on and used “real math” as her students have been known to put it. The culture and climate within Vicki’s classes also plays a vital role in her ability to bring out the curiosity...

Duration:00:26:29

METC Podcast - Episode 55 - Online Learning Spaces

1/25/2019
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In this episode of the METC podcast I sit with Amy Johnson, Digital Learning Specialist for the Parkway School District. She talks about best practices in creating online learning spaces. She shares an easy to use equation to build courses that are engaging and beneficial for teachers and students. Be sure to connect with her on Twitter. Topic Shared: Design+Delivery+Content= Learning Offering online experiences to students has several components. 3 categories to consider that impact...

Duration:00:29:48

METC Podcast - Episode 54 - Student Communication P2

1/18/2019
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In this episode of the METC podcast, I continue my talk with Roger Brallier of the Hollister School District. Roger is the Innovation Teacher and Library Media Specialist at Hollister Middle School. Roger shares how his class is structured and how they are able to reach out to their community to provide students with real world experiences. We touch a little on standard-based grading and how that affects his class. Roger shares his thoughts on homework. Roger and his students will be at the...

Duration:00:18:29

METC Podcast - Episode 53 - Student Communication P1

1/11/2019
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In this episode of the METC podcast, I talk with Roger Brallier of the Hollister School District. Roger is the Innovation Teacher and Library Media Specialist at Hollister Middle School. We talk about student communication, but the hidden topic is student voice. It was very obvious that students have a strong voice in Roger’s class and at Hollister Middle. Roger explains how his students deliver news to the whole school LIVE each morning. They start each morning at 8:01 and are finished by...

Duration:00:24:42

METC Podcast - Episode 52 - Apps for Autism

12/21/2018
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In this episode of the episode of the METC podcast, I continue my conversation with Abby Erwin of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Abby discusses her passion for sharing key resources to meet the needs of all students, but specifically autistic students. Abby will be presenting many different sessions at #METC19. One of these sessions will be Apps for Autism 2. Be sure to connect with Abby and come see her in person at the METC Conference in February. Episode’s Guest: Abby Erwin -...

Duration:00:25:00

METC Podcast - Episode 51 - Tech Coach Abby Erwin

12/14/2018
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Within this episode of the METC Podcast, I sit down with Abby Erwin of the Ferguson-Florissant School district. Abby is a technology coach for the district and she is also a #METC19 Spotlight Educator. She shares with us how she provides professional development for the staff of the district on many different topics. Be sure to connect with her and reach out for additional information on how to can bring Abby’s ideas to your district. Episode’s Guest: Abby Erwin - Technology Coach -...

Duration:00:19:37

METC Podcast - Episode 50 - Integrating Coding

12/9/2018
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In this special episode of the METC Podcast we highlight the responses of our previous guests on different ways they are integrating coding into the curriculum. There are many ways that STEAM and Coding can be integrated and our guests share a couple of their ideas. Be sure to check out the previous episodes, especially the ones with our guests. They share additional ways to integrate their tool within the curriculum. Be sure to check out the show notes for the individual episodes for each...

Duration:00:12:12

METC Podcast - Episode 49 - Student Response to Coding

12/7/2018
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In this special episode of the METC Podcast we highlight the responses of our previous guests on how students respond to coding or STEAM activities. As you will hear within this episode, students tend to be very excited and engaged within these activities. Be sure to check out the show notes for the individual episodes for each of our guests as the links they shared can be found there.

Duration:00:12:20

METC Podcast - Episode 48 - Why Coding

12/6/2018
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In this special episode of the METC Podcast we highlight the responses of our previous guests on the importance of teaching students to code. It is our hope that these responses will help others understand the importance of providing students with coding and STEAM experiences. Be sure to check out the show notes for the individual episodes for each of our guests as the links they shared can be found there.

Duration:00:12:22

METC Podcast - Episode 47 - Made w/ Code

12/5/2018
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In this CS Week Special Episode of the METC Podcast I share my own thoughts and insights into coding within the classroom. I focus on a resource created by Google called Made w/ Code. This resource has many different “projects” to get students started with coding, more specifically girls interested in coding. There is a cool mentor and futurist page that provides many different video interviews of female coders making a difference. If you are looking to introduce your students to coding, I...

Duration:00:34:36

METC Podcast - Episode 46 - Sphero and Coding

12/4/2018
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In this special CS Week episode of the METC Podcast, we talk with Garrett Gross about Sphero and coding. Garrett shares a ton of awesome information about how you could use Spheros within your classroom! This is a very flexible resource that he uses with ages 4-14. It can be integrated into just about anything if you put your mind to it! Don’t believe us? Check the resources linked below for all of the awesome ways that Garrett is using them with his students. Also check the links to Sphero...

Duration:00:37:54

METC Podcast - Episode 45 - Micro::Bit

12/3/2018
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In this special CS Week episode of the METC podcast, we talk with Matthew King from the Orchard Farm School district about coding within the library. Matt has recently been exploring the wonderful world of Micro::Bits and what they have to offer. Matt speaks about how easy they are to use. He shares some ideas of integrating Micro:Bits with books. Matt will be presenting at the METC conference in the new Playkerspace Theater this February! We are excited to see him share his wonderful ideas!...

Duration:00:16:06

METC Podcast - Episode 44 - CS Week Special - Code.org

12/1/2018
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CS Week Special Episode - Code.org Within this special episode of the METC podcast, I talk coding and Code.org with Patricia Brown. Patricia shares some great insights on why it is important to embed coding into the everyday curriculum. Be sure to check out the curriculum that Code.org has available along with all of the other resources that Patricia shares. These links are located below. Episode’s Guest: Patricia Brown - Ladue School District - @msEdtechie Episode...

Duration:00:21:29

Computer Science Week Series Introduction

11/30/2018
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We are excited to bring a bunch of new content for this year's Computer Science Week! Be sure to subscribe and catch each episode. There will be one for each day from December 3-9. Check all episodes' show notes for links to content being shared.

Duration:00:07:55

METC Podcast - Episode 43 - Library Makerspace Part 2

11/23/2018
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Within this episode of the METC podcast, I talk with #METC19 Spotlight Educator Rhonda Jenkins. She shares all about her library makerspace. Rhonda shares the process she has taken over the years to get her space up and running. An effective makerspace isn’t necessarily built overnight. Rhonda also shares that a makerspace isn’t always about the “toys” you have available in the space, but instead it is really about having a dedicated space to make and create collaboratively. Be sure to...

Duration:00:16:59