Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mike Patterson: Google, Digital Leadership, and more

Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson from Google Chicago joins us in this episode to discuss digital leadership and citizenship topics for teachers and administrators.  




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Check out all the great tools from Mike and the Google for Education Team:
 
The Google for Education Transformation Center
  • Resources to lead your schools toward a vision of change 
  • Focuses on 
    • Vision 
    • Learning 
    • Culture 
    • Professional Development 
    • Technology 
    • Funding & Sustainability 
    • Community Engagement 
  • Explore real examples from school leaders and learn from their successes. 
    • You’ll find hundreds of ideas, best practices, guides and templates. 
    • Innovator projects, 
  • You’ll also find our new Educational Equity Framework 
Coming soon from there are going to be Transformation Reports
  • Built for G Suite Administrators, the transformation report is a free tool designed to help quantify an organization’s Google for Education implementation across our products (G Suite & Chromebooks) and programs (Certification & Transformation). Tailored recommendations and trends over time help leadership teams know where to focus to drive further impact. 
And our Teacher Center
  • Featuring some of our greatest resources 
  • Including first day of lessons helping teachers use our tools like classroom, forms, the jamboard app for the first time 
  • As well as diving into our programs like Applied digital skills, Be internet Awesome, CS first, code with Google, the list goes on 
Lastly our newest offering is with Chromebook App Hub
  • This is a place where educators can come learn about all the amazing tools available to learners, gather idea sparks or lesson ideas from teachers globally, as well as understand how each of those apps are compliant and protect your learning communities data and learning experiences.
Thanks Mike! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kristin Brynteson: OER, STEM, and so much more!

Dr. Kristin Brynteson
Dr, Kristin Brynteson, educator, podcaster and blogger from Northern Illinois University, discusses a variety of topics and programs with us during this interview.

Questions addressed in this episode:
What is Illinois OER, and how do OERs compare with the big-name publishers' works?
How can STEM, STEAM, and STEAM Read help kids, and how do I get started in my classroom?
  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 
  • STEAM: STEM + the Arts 
  • STEAM Read: STEAM + Reading
  • iOER: Illinois Open Educational Resources   


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