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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.

Duration: 00:35:23

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.

Duration: 00:39:27

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.

Duration: 00:25:06

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.

Duration: 00:23:21

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.

Duration: 00:28:57

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.

Duration: 00:34:10

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!

Duration: 00:23:34

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.

Duration: 00:27:06

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.

Duration: 00:26:36

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.

Duration: 00:23:10

Trending in Education - Extra - The Upside Down

We take a trip to Hawkins, Ind. The discussion starts with a look at how we each consumed Stranger Things and making choices around to binge watch or not and how social media can influence how you watch. Brandon discusses the science of Stranger Things 2. We discuss some of the nostalgia and a potential high level metaphor for the series and the Upside Down.

Duration: 00:24:13

Trending in Education - Episode 65 - Disruption and the Innovator’s Dilemma in Education

This week, we look at disruption in edtech and education. We talk about the Innovator’s Dilemma and look to see where the much discussed education disruption may come to fruition. We also grade a recent list of “10 disruptions that will revolutionize education” from Peter Cookson Jr at Edweek. Where did our trio fall in grading out the predictions? Which did Brandon see as incomplete? And which did Mike give an A for aspirational?

Duration: 00:22:39

Trending in Education - Episode 64 - Creativity and Brain Chemistry

On this week’s Trending In Education, Brandon, Mike, and Dan discuss creativity and brain chemistry. Mike introduces as an excellent resource to the discussion. What does it mean to be in a rut and how can creative thinking help push your way out of it? We also find out how to properly pronounce the word macaque.

Duration: 00:27:42

Trending in Education - Episode 62 - College Transfers with Nancy Sanchez

This week we welcome special guest Nancy Sanchez, author of the just released book Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer. Nancy provides insight into the transfer process and how access to premium institutions don’t always take the same path. What do you need to know about transferring for your children or students? How can you plan the way forward in education that best suits you? For more on the guide, visit

Duration: 00:31:49

Trending in Education - Episode 62 - Sports & Education

Dan, Brandon, and Mike discuss the intersection of sports and education. What can lessons can be learned in how and why we play sports that could be beneficial in the classroom? Does learning a new sport later in life help you as much mentally as it does physically? We also look at the latest venture from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and how he’s discussing the total athlete preparation.

Duration: 00:24:59

Trending in Education - Extra - Fake News in the Bronx with Kisha Henry

Following up on our Fake News episode, Mike Palmer and Esther Lee sit down to chat with Kisha Henry. Kisha is a teacher from the Bronx who engaged students on fake news and media literacy via a chat bot they were already using in the classroom. Listen to how Kisha integrated the new lessons and challenged her students to question what they read online.

Duration: 00:27:57

Trending in Education - Episode 61 - Fake News and Media Literacy

Dan, Mike, and Brandon are back and this week they tackle #fakenews. What can happen in our classrooms to help educate students, and adults, on how to process and spot fake news? What can adult learners do to better prevent the spread of fake news?

Duration: 00:21:32

Trending in Education - Episode 60 - Smart Phones in the Classroom

Dan, Mike, and Brandon are back on the latest Trending in Education talking smart phones in the classroom. How should educators be leveraging smart phones for learning? What data can be collected for better learning experiences? What does the new Apple X have to offer that could help learners in the future? All that and more on the latest TiE.

Duration: 00:27:04

Trending in Education - Episode 57 - EdTech Influencers in the Classroom

Dan, Mike, & Brandon tackle a recent phenomon in education. They talk about influencers in the classroom. Are there ethical boundaries being crossed with Silicon Valley paying teachers to use their technology in the classroom?

Duration: 00:20:36

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