Tech Study Hall

Tech Study Hall

Class is in session! Tech Study Hall is a place where educators can go to recharge and keep their ideas flowing to find creative ways to accent tech to their lessons. Tech Study Hall is a great place to take small steps to your tech independence in a safe space for exploring. Remember that even a small step forward is movement toward a greater journey! Let's learn together!

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March 29, 2021 48 min

Join us this episode as we discuss technology integration as it relates to real-world learning. My special guest is Ann Radefeld from the Shaker Heights School District in Ohio where she teaches French to 5th & 6th graders while adding some real-world flair blending it with the best of technology. She makes a great case for making this a part of any subject in the curriculum with just a smidge of creativity and research. Many t...

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Learning doesn’t have to be boring!  Rich explores the use of SPHERO robots to bring coding to life! This episode discusses the importance and fun associated with learning-by-doing.  The SPHEROs allow you to add some interesting project ideas to class, combining some other subject matter skills, and relating those project ideas to practice.  Come and explore with us!

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This episode is a reflection on the lessons I’m learning as a result of my teaching during this pandemic and thoughts to change the way we teach our 21st century learners.  I present a new set of 3R’s to focus on as we move beyond the pandemic to meet the needs of our learners today.  Let’s keep the conversation happening!  Reach out today to talk about what strategies you are using that are changing the landscape of learning today...

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Do you remember the awesomeness of PBS programming in the classroom when we were kids?  Maybe coming home to programs like the Electric Company and the iconic Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood?  PBS has been a creator for good, quality, and neutral content for decades and they are STILL here for us to enhance our lessons with amazing content.  This episode focuses in one on my favorite tools for teachers, the PBS Learning Media Library, and...

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This is the final episode in the three episode arc of “Tech the Halls” where I feature my favorite follows. It was a rough one to put together because whatever this non-COVID bug that has been going around was getting me down, but whether it be podcasts, websites, blogs, or videos these pioneering and inspirational educators put it all out there to help better education every day sharing and collaborating with us. I didn’t want to ...

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As we get ready to head into the holiday season, we take this time to refresh and rejuvenate our spirits and spend time with family.  Inevitably, we also use this time to check out some new sources of tech inspiration to prepare for the last half of the year.  These shorter episodes I’m calling our “Tech the Halls” Series will highlight a few of my favorite tech apps and tools that I like to use to accent my lessons.  Be on the loo...

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As we get ready to head into the holiday season, we take this time to refresh and rejuvenate our spirits and spend time with family.  Inevitably, we also use this time to check out some new sources of tech inspiration to prepare for the last half of the year.  These shorter episodes I’m calling our “Tech the Halls” Series will highlight a few of my favorite tech apps and tools that I like to use to accent my lessons.  Be on the loo...

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Join us this episode as we talk with the CEO and Co-Founder of EdPuzzle, a video accent to any lesson to integrate videos with assessment, engagement, and feedback opportunities. Quim takes us through EdPuzzle’s humble beginnings through the innovative opportunities it has become for all teachers as a way to approach digital learning in a 21st century classroom. 

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    In this episode we talk with Charity Dodd who has worked with teachers across the globe in finding their balance in blended learning. She has devoted a lot of time working with teachers to make plans and transformation into a digital landscape given the state of the pandemic. Join us in our conversation as we discuss how to make simultaneous learning work for you.  Charity shares a lot of blended brilliance in this episode, be sure...

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    In this episode we feature the amazing Dr. Catlin Tucker who shares with us some approaches to take when gearing up for Simultaneous Learning and Learning that is 100% digital. This is the 2nd of 3 episodes where we are highlighting this modality of instruction as we face this pandemic though many of the strategies that we are sharing today will take us beyond this moment in time. 

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    Welcome to the first of 3 podcasts based on the principle of what we are calling Simultaneous Learning 101.  In this episode we welcome Charley Fuller, Principal of Lake Catholic High School and Kelley Turner, Dean of Academics of Lake Catholic High School to help us define how we are meeting the student's need for continuity in learning either face-2-face or digitally.  Be sure to check out all three of the episodes, but enjoy...

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    September 9, 2020 47 sec

    Everyone!  We are all in the process of finding new ways to reach our learners during the strange time in history. I am so excited to announce that we are doing a 3-part series on Simultaneous Learning (a strategy to teach face-2-face and remotely) with some amazing guests on each episode!  Stay tuned to releases!  Hoping this helps you!  Be well!  

    ~Rich

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    This episode examines the recent trend in teacher burnout when it comes to leading instructions digitally and some practice tips to avoid that from happening.  We talk about respecting the student/teacher time, organizing the digital work space, establishing community, and others in route to understanding the difference between control vs content and purpose over process.  Enjoy! 

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    In this episode, we wanted to highlight a couple of tips to kick-off your online course shell in a way that spurs engagement. We talk about knowing your Learning Management System features, where your students should start when they log-in, and what should be included when you start your course.  Finally, I provide you with a couple of tech tools you might want to become familiar with as you start out your classroom with digital le...

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    Today we are going to talk about something that holds us back from integrating technology and 21st Century learning in our lessons...fear.  Particularly being vulnerable to learn and share new ideas with colleagues and students to move beyond fear of the unknown. Joining me on this journey is the "Slayer of EdTech Fears", Stephanie DeMichele, a friend and colleague in the EdTech arena.  Join us as we share and learn togethe...

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    This episode provides reasons to use of Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Keep, Calendar, Keen (in Beta)) to keep you and your students organized this upcoming school year. The teaching profession, now more than ever, needs to adapt to using digital tools to meet the needs of our learners first and to effectively communicate learning even if from a distance.

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    Join us for our first ever Tech Study Hall guest, Dr. Eric Guise, as we explore some fun ways to use gamification in your classroom! He will be featured in our first ever Roll Call Segment where you will learn more about him.  Then we will explore fun ways to create engaging lessons using Google Apps for Education making Digital Escape Rooms.

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    Join Rich in the first episode of Tech Study Hall where he introduces the purpose (a safe space to gain confidence in edtech), talks about his journey starting the podcast, tips and benefits for starting a podcast for your class, and briefly talks about some equipment you may consider in beginning your journey.

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