Monday, December 23, 2019

TeacherFit

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In this episode, Nick and Matt learn about TeacherFit from its founder, Nick Mann. We'll learn how TeacherFit can help students, educators, schools, and districts build healthy habits, including mindfulness, yoga, and even strength training. 

After listening to this episode, we hope you'll be inspired to visit TeacherFit.com to learn more, like we did!



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Sunday, December 15, 2019

E-Learning in IL with Erich Grauke

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Join us for a conversation with Erich Grauke of the Illinois State Board of Education about the recent Illinois legislation surrounding e-learning days. Erich will tell us about the basic requirements of the law, lessons learned from the pilot districts, and ideas that can support quality e-learning in your school and district. 
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  • Erich Grauke: egrauke@isbe.net
  • Twitter Handle: @egrauke
  • Phone: 217-782-0354

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

#IETC19 - Part 2

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We had such a great time at the Illinois Education And Technology Conference - #IETC19 - that we couldn't contain it in just one episode! Here we have the rest of our interviews with educators from Illinois and surrounding states. We know you'll have as much fun listening to these interviews as we had recording them!


Interviews

  • I’ll Jump First - Enjoy this dual episode with our friends Kevin & Julie from Park Ridge - Niles District 64, then check out their podcast on anchor.fm or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • First grade teacher Jana Zipfel - @JanaMrsZipfel - talks about the edtech landscape in her southern Illinois school district.
  • Sarah Brokering - @MrsBrokeCodes - discusses her interests as an elementary technology teacher.
  • Dawn Malcolm - @malcolm8science - and Jared Bruening - @JaredBruening - discuss some of the great ideas they have gleaned from the conference.
  • Jonathan Lee -@jleeTechPercent - from METC - @metcedplus - shares the topics that Missouri educators are pursuing.
  • Natalie Perry - @NataliePerry3 - discusses communication and smaller rural school edtech integration.
  • A PreK administrator shares a few of the challenges of advancing technology with the youngest learners.
  • Gina Shook - @GinaShook - discusses her school’s use of technology, her professional learning, and her efforts to incorporate technology into her classes.
  • Butch Wilson - @williebee - technology director and head of the IETC technology team, talks about the challenges of supporting attendees and presenters at the conference.
  • Jen Leban - @mrsleban - and Terence White - @terencewhite23 - discuss their work advancing edtech in the Chicago area and their observations about the wide range of technology integration across Illinois.
  • Lucas from phidgets.com discusses his company’s tools that help with the integration of technology in K-12 schools.  

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

#CoffeeEDU at #IETC19

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Recently Matt and Nick visited the Illinois Education Technology Conference - #IETC19 - in Springfield, Illinois. Nick was able to join virtually via a telepresence robot, provided courtesy of Cindy Arthur at the Faculty Technology Learning Center at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Matt and "Virtual Nick" talked with people at #CoffeeEDU about some of the trends and interests of educators throughout Illinois.


In this episode...

  • Clip 1: Matt’s intro to #CoffeeEDU
  • Clip 2: “Virtual Nick” and Matt work our way around the #CoffeeEDU group
  • Clip 3: Beth Rihtar, Instructional Coach at Emerson Middle School
  • Clip 4: Three educators discuss their integration of coding and other technology topics into school activities
  • Clip 4: Bill Witkowski discusses the challenges of being both a Technology Director and supporting instructional activities
  • Clip 5: Sean Scanlon, and Jess & Jess from Marion, talk about the challenges they see in education around the state
  • Clip 6: Tim McIlvain and Joe Cipfl of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois discuss their work with the conference and promoting technology integration in Illinois

We'll be back next week with more interviews from folks who attended #IETC19!

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