51 minutes | May 18th 2018

Episode 4 - Tech and Culture.mp3

this episode, Sarah Wittmeyer and co-host Rob Miller discuss all things technology in the classroom. The hosts square off in an “App-Off” highlighting tech tools teachers should consider utilizing in their classroom. We share innovative apps to use with students and some apps to increase communication in and outside of the classroom. Do k: open the door to endless possibilities with the use of green screen video in your classroomRemind: a private mobile messaging app to connect to students and parents.Micro:bit: a tiny, programmable computer used to teach codingFlipgrid: Use video to amplify student voice in the classroomNintendo Labo: a newly released DIY gaming systemWe shine the spotlight on ISS team member Tessa Levitt and hear from her about her current learning journey through some game-changing texts from the Dave Burgess publishing company:Teach Like a PirateLead Like a PirateCulturizeWild CardThe Featured Focus is about tech integration in the classroom as Rob takes us through the SAMR Model. We learn how to implement the model into lessons and learn how it provides teachers an easy way to work technology into their lessons.Our Wrap with an App highlights Ryan McGinnis’ newest find, MergeCube. Bring your lessons to life through holograms you can hold in the palm of your hand! Use the software MergeCubeSDK to build your own apps. Remember to subscribe to keep up with our latest episodes. Follow us on Twitter @CATodayPodcast.
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