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At the intersection of education, technology, comedy, and pop culture, you'll find Trending in Education. We discuss the latest in education, edtech, & so much more.

At the intersection of education, technology, comedy, and pop culture, you'll find Trending in Education. We discuss the latest in education, edtech, & so much more.
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At the intersection of education, technology, comedy, and pop culture, you'll find Trending in Education. We discuss the latest in education, edtech, & so much more.






SXSWEdu - South by Southwest Edu - Trending in Education - Episode 84

We dive into this year’s gathering at SXSWEdu in Austin, Texas. Brandon, Mike and Dan break down two of the keynotes and some high level takeaways. The first topic is Michael Sorrell’s keynote, discussing Paul Quinn College’s focus on real-world problems in the classroom and experiential education on urban campuses. Next, they discuss Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ panel discussion focused on innovation in education and learning. Finally, we hear from Mari Kent and Walker Williams on...


Learning March Madness 2018 - Trending In Education - Episode 83

Let the madness begin. Brandon, Mike, and Dan discuss 21 topics from the past year of Trending In Education. Brandon and Mike then draft their own eight topic teams to go up against one another in our Sweet Sixteen March Madness bracket. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned for our final four episode later this March.


International Women’s Day 2018 - A Trending in Education Extra

On this extra edition of Trending In Education, we celebrate International Women’s Day. We welcome four inspiring women to discuss their education, careers, and experiences. We’re joined by Deborah Berebichez, Chief Data Scientist at Metis, Nancy Lee Sanchez, Executive Director for the Kaplan Educational Foundation, Esther Lee, Director of Program Development for Kaplan Test Prep’s Digital Media team, and Rochelle Rothstein, Execitive Vice President, Innovation & Product Strategy at Kaplan...


Learning and Communicating with Emojis - Trending In Education - Episode 82

The crew takes a look at the evolution of emojis in recent history and tracks the broader trend right up into the recent announcement of the upcoming release of 157 new emojis. Are emojis a new and emerging visual language, or are they a frothy distraction from serious learning? How can emojis be leveraged in the classroom to connect with students to foster better communication without devolving into something superficial? Esther joins the discussion to add her point of view on using...


Cyber Security with CyberVista CEO Amjed Saffarini - Trending In Education - Episode 81

This week, Dan, Mike, and Brandon are joined by Amjed Saffarini, CEO of CyberVista to discuss the cyber security industry and cyber security education. Amjed sheds some light on the deep web and the dark web and also discusses how Hollywood’s portrayals of cyber security are often inaccurate. The show dives into educating companies and individuals on potential threats and how CyberVista is growing to meet their clients’ needs.


The Winter Olympics and Learning - Trending In Education - Episode 80

We open this week’s episode with some brief thoughts on the tragic events in Parkland, Florida before turning the episode to our previously recorded topic of the Winter Olympics. This week our trio of co-hosts turns their focus on the Winter Olympics. They take a look at the education and e-learning product used to bring production staff up to speed on the Winter games and Pyeongchang, South Korea. What happens to elite Olympic athletes after their time performing at the highest levels is...


The Non-Obvious Trends 2018 with Rohit Bhargava - Trending In Education - Episode 79

Mike catches up with Rohit Bhargava to talk about the latest edition of the Non-Obvious. They discuss through the fifteen predictions in this year’s edition, the process Rohit and his team use to cultivate, curate, and crystalize their topics, and just how to challenge yourself to see counter-trends in the world.


Our 2018 Education and Learning Predictions - Trending In Education - Episode 78

Brandon, Mike, and Dan take a look in their respective crystal balls for what topics will be trending in learning and education this year. Each co-host offers up two predictions each on subjects they think will “get some action” in the coming year. What new portmanteau does Brandon roll out? How do you “nappucino” and why is Mike all in? Why will Social Emotional Learning go digital according to Dan? :10 - Welcome 1:48 - Mike discusses time hacks 6:52 - Brandon introduces...


The Pivot to Audio and Text at Slate - Trending In Education - Episode 77

Dan, Mike, and Brandon take a look at Slate’s decision to go all in on audio and text. They discuss the power of mixed media and how the hard turn and pivot to video may have missed its mark.


The Winners and Losers of CES 2018 - Episode 76 - Trending In Education

Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a second look at CES 2018 to discuss some great review articles and the awards handed out. Mike shares one of his favorite stories that tugs at Brandon’s heartstrings. The trio breaks down some more robot talk and Forbes top 18 trends from the event.


Consumer Electronics Show 2018 - CES - Episode 75 - Trending In Education

We take a look at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and try to find what trends are most exciting. From the blackout to the robots and beyond, we have you covered. What dating app is trying to get into the business networking world? How did LG’s kitchen robot presentation fail? All that and a trip outside the walls of CES for an unexpected robot art installation.


Trends To Watch In 2018 - Episode 74 - Trending In Education

We turn our attention to the new year and what trends might be hottest in 2018. Brandon discusses his move away from a social media platform, Mike discusses some macro trends around attention economy, and the trio tackle the latest predictions from NPR on Education.


Our Best Guests from 2017 - Episode 73 - Trendiing In Education

We take a look back at our own best of with this clip show from 2017’s best guests. On this show, you’ll hear from Bror Saxberg, Nancy Sanchez, Rohit Bhargava, Esther Lee, and Kisha Henry. They all brought great content to the podcast and each of their episodes is available wherever you listen.


A Look Back at 2017 - Episode 72 - Trending In Education

We put a bow on 2017 in our final episode of the year. We take some time to look back on our favorite topics, episodes, and guests. We also look forward to 2018 and discuss which topics we think will be most important and the biggest trends in the year to come.


HQ Trivia, Jeopardy, Trivia, and more - Episode 71 - Trending In Education

On this week’s podcast, we turn our focus to the world of trivia. We talk about the fast rising app, HQ Trivia, Jeopardy, pub trivia and more. We look for the reasons why we enjoy trivia so much and what ties it may have to education. We debate the ethical issues with googling of trivia answers and more. Dan also misprounces etymology as entomology, twice.


Digital Citzenship - Episode 70 - Trending In Education

One of the top trends we are looking forward to track in 2018 is digital citzenship. What does it mean to be a digital citizen in the 21st Century? How does it fit into our current curriculum in schools? How can adult learners put their best foot forward on the digital space? We discuss our own experiences and what we think will be the necessary skills in 2018.


Trending in Education - Episode 69 - A Very Special Holiday Edition - Gifts For Life Long Learners

Our second episode of our two-part holiday gift giving specials is here! Brandon, Mike, and Dan talk about potential gift ideas for the adult and life-long learners in your life. Can giving a class or course be seen as the same as giving a gym membership? Are there technology gaps that need to be considered when gifting apps? We talk about all that and what might be the best gift you can give this holiday season!


Trending in Education - Episode 68 - Educational Gifts for Kids

Tis the season! Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss some potential gifts for the young learner in your life. What are some of the more popular STEM focused gifts this holiday season? What gift combines the best digital and real world applications? Brandon also discusses a product very popular at his daughter’s pre-school.


Trending in Education - Episode 67 - Laughing and Learning - Using humor in the classroom

Why was six afraid of seven? On this week’s episode, Mike, Brandon, and Dan tackle the use of humor in the classroom. Can a good joke help students feel more at ease? How about a timely or topic-driven pun or funny turn of phrase? Can too many jokes makes students feel uneasy? Tune in for our thoughts on laughing and learning.


Trending in Education - Episode 66 - DuoLingo, Blue Canoe And You - An Inside Look at Language Learning

Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a look at different approaches to language learnign and education. Are apps like Duolingo and Blue Canoe making foreign language learning easier by gamification? Can language education be harder when binge learning? How important is the language used in a podcast title to get you to listen? All that and more on our latest Trending In Education.


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