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TCAPSLoop is the Traverse City Area Public Schools educational technologies hub!

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TCAPSLoop is the Traverse City Area Public Schools educational technologies hub!






TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 26...Hour of Code

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 26...Coding with John Velis The Second part in our just named TCAPSLoop Code Trilogy! Danelle has all the information you need to prepare for next months "Hour of Code". December 4th through 9th across the globe, students and educators are being challenged to spend 1 hour playing with code or as we say, "Digital Quilting." This is not your parents programming! Here are some links to get you started: Here are some links to check out: Hour of Code:

Duration: 00:21:12

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 25: Coding with John Velis reprise

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 25...Coding with John Velis Sorry about the delay in production and audio artifacts as we experiment with new techniques in post-production. We will have next weeks podcast out on time! But this one is worth the wait as we discuss coding with Northwestern Michigan College Instructor John Velis. John shares some great ideas regarding project-based learning on ways to engage students in coding. We also discuss what is developmentally appropriate for a youngest kiddos...

Duration: 00:30:54

Baumann Certified Podcast Episode 1: Video in the Classroom

Baumann Certified Podcast Episode 1...Video in the Classroom Level Up! We've got Traverse City West Middle School Teacher Andy Baumann, "in the Loop." The Baumann Certified podcast will be discussing what apps/extensions and other digital tools Andy is using to extend his classroom. To become "Baumann Certified" these tools must not only increase student engagement, but make his practice more fun. In this episode Andy shares several apps that utilize video and tie in nicely to Google...

Duration: 00:25:24

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 24: The Life Changing Magic of Google Forms

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 24...The Magic of Google Forms It's easy to look at #GSuite as a collection of Microsoft replacement apps. Where #GAFE really separates itself for the classroom is when you utilize the magic of Google Forms. Danelle shares some ideas on how to use forms for assessment, student and parent feedback, and much more. Here are some Google Forms add-ons to consider adding to the toolbox: GMathautoCrat TCAPSLoop Weekly on Youtube?! Will video kill the radio star? The...

Duration: 00:26:56

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 23: Adventure Time With Google

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 23...Adventure Time With Google We are back in our #GAFE wheelhouse as Danelle goes all "Google Museum Curator," on Extensions. Check out this Google Slides Presentation (dare I say tutorial) for many of her suggestions. Here is the link to for more info on Google Drive File Stream if you are ready to jettison the Z Drive and go "All-In" with Google Drive. SEESAW App for Digital Portfolios! Reaching back in the Technollergists tutorial archives on the...

Duration: 00:23:49

Free Parking 2.3: High Quality Vision

Free Parking 2.3 - High Quality Vision Chris reports on the latest Blueprint for Acceleration progress regarding the High Quality Vision documents and tools and how they will be used. Did you say Video Cliff Notes? Jump in around the 42 minute mark of the October 19th Board Curriculum Meeting for the Board report on the High Quality Vision (HQV) And check out this weeks Free Parking Blog! Transcripts are still in the works...getting there. Enjoy the show! A bi-weekly...hopefully,...

Duration: 00:11:33

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 22: Digital Citizenship

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 22...Digital Citizenship It's Digital Citizenship week and TCAPSLoop would like to Represent! Teaching our students to be good "Digital Citizens" may be the most important responsibility we have as educators. Follow #digcitweek on Twitter to get involved and educated on how we can teach students to use Technology responsibly as producers not just consumers. Here are some of the resources we discussed in the show that I can't recommend enough: Common Sense Media...

Duration: 00:26:53

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 21: The Future is Now!

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 21...The Future is Now! TCAPSLoop goes "Big Picture" as we discuss the World Economics Forum's Job Report and how it effects the future of education and how it relates to the ISTE standards for students. We really enjoyed having dialogue around this topic and look forward to hearing your take @tcapsloop. The Boomerang App can be extend you curriculum? Check out the the Technollergists latest tutorial on the tcapsLoop youtube channel: Transcripts are still in...

Duration: 00:27:30

Free Parking 2.2: ISSN The Support That's Needed

Free Parking 2.2: ISSN - The Support That's Needed Free Parking goes to the bullpen and brings in the closers! TCAPS Montessori Principal, Lisa VanLoo @2Thinks and Central Grade Principal, Toby Tisdale discuss the Intense Student Support Network (ISSN). Click here for the ISSN vision. Here are the quick video highlights of this important implementation of the Blueprint. And check out this weeks Free Parking Blog! Transcripts are still in the works...getting there. Enjoy the show! A...

Duration: 00:19:55

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 20: Makerspace

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 20...Makerspace TCAPS is ramping up a Makerspace at Traverse Heights Elementary and it has Danelle "Over-the-Moon" to discuss all the benefits of Makerspace and how easy it is to get one started. Here are some inspiring resources she suggests: The Starter Guide to Makerspaces Nick Provenzano on Twitter @thenerdyteacher - Twitter The Krissy Venosdale Blog The Thinkering Studio The Principal of the Studio: Mark Morawski on Twitter @mark_morawski ...and don't...

Duration: 00:21:15

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 19: Parent Communication

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 19...Parent Communication Trying to get the message out to your Students' Parents? Danelle has some great ideas for the K-12 educator who needs to get their word out from Remind (formerly Remind101) to Bloomz to good old email and more. ...and by the way, here's how you create filters in GMail. Danelle digs into Google's Team Drives! Transcripts are still in the works...getting there. Enjoy the show! A weekly podcast hosted by Danelle Brostrom and Larry Burden...

Duration: 00:24:23

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 18 - Good Advice

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 18...Good Advice We share our top 10 "Moments of Zen" for new teachers in this weeks episode. From "Find Your Tribe" to "Find Your Balance" while "Not Forgetting to Play." Check out this inspiring article Danelle retweeted (curated) for more great ideas and inspiration. We would love to hear your best advice @tcapsloop. Danelle roles out not one, but two Tech Tools of the Week! 1. The award winning NWEA Student Assessment Engagement Tool 2....

Duration: 00:25:16

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 17 - Teachers and Their Brands

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 17...Teachers and Their Brands! It's the second week back and the Loop is already digging in. Danelle takes on the topic of Teachers and Personal Branding. The New York Times recently published this article questioning the efficacy of a Teacher creating and promoting themselves as a brand. This one gets thorny and we would love to get your input. Let us know what you're thinking concerning creating your own brand as an educator and how it can help you in the...

Duration: 00:24:04

Free Parking 2: Return of the "DAN"

Free Parking 2: Return of the "DAN" Free Parking with all the filler! Chris goes into detail regarding the "Blueprint" systems TCAPS will be focusing on this year Here are the quick video highlights of the riveting dialogue. And check out this weeks Free Parking Blog! Transcripts are still in the works...getting there. Enjoy the show! A bi-weekly...hopefully, podcast hosted by TCAPS Associate Superintendent, Chris Parker and a cast of thousands spreading the good word regarding...

Duration: 00:10:29

TCAPSLoop Weekly 16 - Back to School

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 16...Goes Back to School! It's the first week back at TCAPS and Danelle and I want to celebrate all the educators trying something new in their classroom to start the year. Tips on funding new classroom materials using DonorChoose. Using Interactive Thematic Instruction for classroom design. Contacting the local REMC for Maker's Kits (thanks Micheal George). Get playing in your classroom with Ozobots, Dash and Dot, Keva Planks, and Brushbots. If that wasn't...

Duration: 00:17:33

TCAPSLoop Weekly 15 - Welcome Back!

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 15...Welcome Back Danelle! Danelle is back and starting fires everywhere! We look back at #wiredtc and look forward to a possible mid-winter reboot. We touch on the District roll out of Power Teacher Pro and some of the new features for the classroom. Did you catch Common Sense Media on the Today Show? We discuss some new apps to monitor for your kids. Check out the segment here. Tips on getting awesome free PD and SCECH's through edupaths. And our...

Duration: 00:22:43

TCAPSLoop Weekly 14 - Tech Perseverance with Kim Prisk

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 14...We endeavor to persevere! I lied! Danelle will be off one more week but we have another TCAPSLoop Weekly retro edition in the hopper! The TechNollerGist, West Business Teacher, Kim Prisk, and I spent her lunchbreak discussing Tech Perseverance, Transitioning from Moodle to Google Classroom, Asking for Help and much more! Transcripts are still in the works...getting there. Enjoy the show! A weekly podcast hosted by Danelle Brostrom and Larry Burden and a...

Duration: 00:23:49

TCAPSLoop Weekly 13 - Google Classroom and Math with Jane Porath

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 13...Google Classroom and Math! It’s another TCAPSLoop Weekly retro edition! Danelle is recovering from her amazing job organizing WiredTC and will be coming back in a few weeks. Thank you for everyone involved with WiredTC and making it an amazing success. A Special Thanks to all the sponsors that made the conference possible and the TCAPS Tech Dept who worked tirelessly throughout the day. Now get back to work preparing over a thousand laptops for registration...

Duration: 00:23:53

TCAPS Loop Weekly Episode 12: Going Paperless with Andy Baumann and Brandi Reynolds

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 12...Breakout Boxes with Danelle and Bryan Kay WiredTC is almost here! I know it’s still summer but that doesn’t mean you can’t nerd out for a day. We look forward to you joining us Monday the 14th at West Senior High. TCAPSLoop Weekly will also be going LIVE from the conference Monday morning with the TechNollerGist, David Noller and a cast of thousands. Stay tuned to @tcapsloop and #wiredTC for more information. This episode of TCAPSLoop Weekly features Wired...

Duration: 00:24:10

TCAPS Loop Weekly Episode 11: Breakout Boxes with Bryan Kay

TCAPSLoop Weekly Episode 11...Breakout Boxes with Danelle and Bryan Kay Rock Stars Danelle and Brian discuss how to incorporate Breakout boxes and other methods to engage students while enhancing instruction. Transcripts are still in the works...getting there. Enjoy the show! Don't forget to register for #wiredtc! A weekly podcast hosted by Danelle Brostrom and Larry Burden spreading the good word regarding Traverse City Area Public Schools and Education Technology. Please subscribe...

Duration: 00:18:25

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