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TCEA’s Ed Tech Club podcast is all about the tech tools you love, the resources you need, and the insights you value. Each week, we’ll sit down with educators and experts to discuss everything from big ideas to useful tips for your most-used ed tech resources. Along the way, we’ll introduce you to new tools and ideas, and expand on some of the most exciting trends in ed tech.

Plus, we pack each episode with articles, plans, and extras to help take the stress out of educational innovation. So pencil us in. The Ed Tech Club meets every Thursday, so subscribe below today!

Robotics for Remote Learning | Ep. 55

Looking to practice robotics while teaching remotely and in hybrid environments? TCEA’s Katie Treat and Peggy Reimers take us through the changes we’ve made to our robotics contests.

Homework

Whirli-Bots Motion Commotion

How To Start a Robotics Team

A Look Inside the State Robotics Contest

TCEA Robotics / Community

Ed Tech Club Ep. 10, Inside Robotics Contests

Ed Tech Club Ep. 2, Supporting Students with Robotics

Extra credit

Find TCEA Robotics events here.

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Music by Norma Rockwell

Social-Emotional Learning and Remote Teaching w/ Diana Benner | Ep. 54

TCEA Director of Professional Development Diana Benner is back to help define misconceptions about SEL, and how to best integrate social and emotional learning in the remote classroom.

Homework

Misconceptions I Had About SEL

Bring SEL Practices to Your Remote Classroom

Extra credit

TCEA’s Online Courses and Certifications

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Family Connections During Remote Learning w/ Diana Benner | Ep. 53

Diana Benner rejoins the club to discuss helpful ideas to maintain connections with parents and guardians during remote learning, as well as some of the tools that might help.

Homework

Maintaining Family Connections During Remote Learning

Extra credit

TechNotes: Establishing Norms for Remote Learning

Preparing Students for Their New Remote Classroom

Promoting Creativity in the Virtual Classroom

TCEA’s Online Courses and Certifications

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Establishing Remote Learning Norms w/ Diana Benner | Ep. 52

Diana Benner joins us to outline the best practices for establishing beginning-of-the-year norms during remote learning.

Extra credit

TechNotes: Establishing Norms for Remote Learning

Maintaining Family Connections During Remote Learning

Preparing Students for Their New Remote Classroom

Promoting Creativity in the Virtual Classroom

TCEA’s Online Courses and Certifications

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Operation Connectivity and Broadband Access w/ Jennifer Bergland | Ep. 51

TCEA’s Jennifer Bergland discusses local and state efforts to increase internet access for students learning remotely.

Operation Connectivity links

Analysis: Shopping for students without schoolrooms, Texas is spending $250 million to narrow the digital divide

As Part Of ‘Operation Connectivity’, School Buses Will Bring High-Speed Internet To Dallas ISD Families

Coronavirus Relief Fund Informational Flyer [PDF]

General links

TEA COVID-19 Support: Texas Home Learning

TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

Extra credit

TCEA’s Online Courses and Certifications

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Policies, Funding, and the New School Year in Texas | Ep. 50

TCEA’s Jennifer Bergland takes us through some of the policies and procedures being shared by state agencies and policymakers.

General links

TEA COVID-19 Support: Texas Home Learning

TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

Extra credit

TCEA’s Online Courses and Certifications

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5 Favorite Remote Learning Tools w/ Kyle Niemis | Ep. 49

Ed tech coach Kyle Niemis take us on a tour of his top picks for remote learning tools.

General links

Quizizz

Screencastify

Flipgrid

EdPuzzle

Kami

Extra credit

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Fliphunts for Remote Learning, Part Two | Ep. 48

TCEA Director of Professional Development Dr. Bruce Ellis tells us more exciting ways of using Flipgrid for online learning.

General links

Video: Using Fliphunts in an Online Setting

Extra credit

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Fliphunts for Remote Learning | Ep. 47

We’re joined by TCEA Director of Professional Development Dr. Bruce Ellis, as he tells us exciting ways of using Flipgrid for online learning.

General links

Video: Using Fliphunts in an Online Setting

Extra credit

Check out TCEA’s remote learning resources: tcea.org/remote-learning/

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Online Professional Development w/ Miguel Guhlin | Ep. 46

TCEA Director of Professional Development Miguel Guhlin takes us through new courses designed to provide proven professional learning.

General links

TCEA Certifications and Courses

Extra credit

Check out TCEA’s remote learning resources: tcea.org/remote-learning/

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Disabilities and Distance Learning | Ep. 45

Guest speaker Meghan Whittaker, Director of Policy & Advocacy at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, discusses the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the challenges of remote learning for students with learning disabilities, and more.

General links

Providing Effective and Equitable Digital Learning for all Students – ISTE

All4ED – Coronavirus and the Classroom

NCLD Parent Advocacy Toolkit

Extra credit

Check out TCEA’s remote learning resources: tcea.org/remote-learning/

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Learning about Civic Life | Ep. 44

This week, we’re joined by Heather Vaughn of the Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss programs meant to teach students the power and challenges of civic engagement.

General links

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Speak Up Speak Out

RU Ready Texas

Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools

Texas Civic Health Index (PDF)

Extra credit

Be a part of the 2020 Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

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Educator Attitudes on the Upcoming School Year | Ep. 43

Amanda DoAmaral, CEO of Fiveable, joins the club to discuss teacher attitudes toward the coming school year.

General links

Fiveable survey results (PDF)

Extra credit

Be a part of the 2020 Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

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The Class of 2020 w/ Ed Grocholski | Ep. 42

Ed Grocholski of Junior Achievement rejoins the Ed Tech Club to discuss new findings about the impact of COVID-19 on this year’s class of graduating high school seniors.

General links

Class of 2020 survey

Extra credit

Be a part of the 2020 Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

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#ETC20 and Summer Learning w/ Charlotte Dolat | Ep. 41

This week, Charlotte Dolat discusses the upcoming TCEA Elementary Technology Conference, and how educators can use the summer to get some rest and relaxation — along with some professional learning.

General links

Be a part of the 2020 Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

Lori Gracey: A Virtual Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

Extra credit

Check out TCEA’s remote learning resources: tcea.org/remote-learning/

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Seizing the Summer w/ Dr. Bruce Ellis | Ep. 40

Summer is upon us. As social changes continue to impact communities across the country, TCEA’s Dr. Bruce Ellis gives advice to help educators renew, expand, and even refocus their priorities for themselves and their careers.

General links

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Principal Baruti Kafele on “finding your ‘why'”

Extra credit

Be a part of the Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

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Music by Jeremy Blake

Elementary Ed Tech w/ Jenallee | Ep. 39

Jenni Long and Sallee Clark, instructional technologists and presenters also known as “Jenallee,” join the club to discuss timely and effective educational strategies for elementary learners.

General links

The Jenallee Show

Extra credit

Be a part of the Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

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Music by Otis McDonald

Mastering Video Calls and Remote Meetings | Ep. 38

Video calls are a way of life right now. But unlike traditional meetings, using Zoom.us, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet comes with a whole new set of skills to learn. This week, TCEA’s Jennifer Bergland and Peggy Reimers take us through some of the best practices and tips for getting the most out of long-distance meetings.

General links

Video: Become a Zoom Expert!

Video: Unleash Microsoft Teams for Teaching and Learning

Video: Master the Zoom Settings: What Every Presenter Needs to Know Part 1

Video: Master the Zoom Settings: What Every Presenter Needs to Know Part 2

Creating Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom

Distancing without Disconnecting: Zoom Games

How to Change Your Zoom Background

Google Meet Add-Ons and Updates

Extra credit

Be a part of the Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

Check out TCEA’s remote learning resources: tcea.org/remote-learning/

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Music by William Rosati

Planning Virtual Events with TCEA | Ep. 37

TCEA’s own Miguel Guhlin and Meaghan Rhame take us through the best practices and brightest ideas for planning and executing virtual events.

General links

Six Steps to Easy Virtual Conference Organization

The Glide App (~7:03)

Voxer and Flipgrid (~8:08)

Learn about Voxer

Learn about Flipgrid

TCEA’s Elementary Technology Conference (~10:05)

A Virtual Conference You Won’t Want to Miss

Extra credit

Be a part of the Elementary Technology Conference: elementary.tcea.org/

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Teens and the Financial Impact of COVID-19 | Ep. 36

Ed Grocholski of Junior Achievement joins the club to discuss a new survey that reveals changing attitudes among teens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

General links

Teens Survey: The Financial Impact of COVID-19 (PDF)

Junior Achievement USA

Extra credit

Check out TCEA’s remote learning resources: tcea.org/remote-learning/

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Music by Rondo Brothers

Remote Learning w/ Liv Van Ledtje and Cynthia Merrill | Ep. 35

Student advocate and activist Liv Van Ledtje rejoins the club alongside her mother, Cynthia Merrill, as we discuss the trials and triumphs of remote teaching and learning.

General links

The Liv Bits

Spark Change: Making Your Mark in a Digital World

Extra credit

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Leading at Every Level w/ Principal Baruti Kafele | Ep. 34 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

School leadership expert Principal Baruti Kafele joins us to discuss the power of communication, leadership, and rediscovering your “why.”

General links

PrincipalKafele.com

Extra credit

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Art and Student Empowerment During Remote Learning | Ep. 33

Galen McQuillen joins the club to discuss teaching art classes remotely, responding to a changing education environment, and how to build student agency all the while.

Extra credit

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Music by Jeremy Blake

Geeking Out with Leslie Fisher | Ep. 32 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

Ed tech expert Leslie Fisher joins us to talk about the intersections between education and the tech industry, accessibility, and more.

General links

LeslieFisher.com

Extra credit

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Getting Inspired with Sekou Andrews | Ep. 31 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

Grammy-nominated poetic voice, performer, and former educator Sekou Andrews talks about his unique career path and how teaching taught him to engage and inspire any audience.

General links

Sekou Andrews’ Official Site

TCEA’s Remote Learning page

Extra credit

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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Going Beyond the Library with Shannon Miller | Ep. 30 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

Teacher-librarian, author, and expert Shannon Miller joins the club to discuss the intersections of literacy and student voice, social-emotional learning, and more.

General links

The Library Voice

Extra credit

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11 Year-Old Activist Liv Van Ledtje | Ep. 29 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

We talk with youth activist Liv Van Ledtje on topics relevant to her generation, from digital citizenship to fun facts about sharks.

General links

The LivBits

Extra credit

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Mastering Google w/ Eric Curts | Ep. 28 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

Educator and Google expert Eric Curts discusses novel uses for the Google suite, along with big ideas around creativity and student voice.

General links

Control + Alt + Achieve 

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about Google tools and more to [email protected].

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Fake News and Digital Literacy w/ Jennifer LaGarde | Ep. 27 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

The Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde, talks about the role of librarians in today’s schools and their ability to build powerful literacy — traditional and digital — alongside important social-emotional skills.

General links

The Adventures of Library Girl

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about digital literacy and more to [email protected].

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Jaime Donally on AR/VR in Education | Ep. 26 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

Guest speaker Jaime Donally discusses the potential of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies in this episode recorded live at TCEA 2020.

General links

AR/VRinEDU

Follow Jaime on Twitter

Extra credit

Send your thoughts and experience with AR/VR/MR to [email protected].

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Michael Cohen on Empathy and Design Thinking | Ep. 25 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

This week, we hear from Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, on the benefits of design thinking in education, and how he builds empathy in students.

General links

The Tech Rabbi

An Introduction to Design Thinking Process Guide (Stanford d.school)

Extra credit

Send your thoughts and experience with entrepreneurial projects and design thinking to [email protected].

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Gerry Brooks on Comedy and Community | Ep. 24 | LIVE from TCEA 2020

Our 2020 closing keynote speaker Gerry Brooks talks about the humorous YouTube channel that brought him fame, and what it’s meant for him, his school, and beyond.

General links

Check out Gerry’s channel here.

Extra credit

Check out the links above, and send your thoughts about humor, honesty, and community to [email protected].

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Coming Soon: The Ed Tech Club LIVE at TCEA 2020

There’s no meeting this week, but don’t worry. We’re recording podcasts with some of the most exciting speakers at the 2020 TCEA Convention & Exposition. Subscribe to hear our engaging discussions in the weeks to come.

General links

2020 TCEA Convention & Exposition

Extra credit

Saw a session at TCEA 2020 that deserves its own podcast episode? Let us know: [email protected].

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Tech Transformation and Food Trucks w/ Tim Klan | Ep. 23

Tim Klan, IT Director of Livonia Public Schools in Michigan, takes us through his district-wide technology and infrastructure overhaul, and the lessons districts across the country can learn from it.

General links

Tim Klan: Bring the feel of an ed tech conference to your district PD

“Doing More With Less”

Check out Tim’s session at the 2020 TCEA Convention & Exposition

Extra credit

Check out the links above, and send your thoughts about large-scale technology transformation to [email protected].

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Teaching for the Jobs of the Future | Ep. 22

Our guest speaker, Amy Kardel of CompTIA, a trade association for the tech industry, talks about jobs of the future, how and why we teach students about (and with) tech, and what tools are available to make informed decisions about career and technical education.

General links

Cyberstates.org

FutureOfTech.org

Free Guide: How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education

Extra credit

Check out the links above, and send your thoughts about career readiness and lifelong learning to [email protected].

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Millennials, Gen Z, and Lifelong Education | Ep. 21

Andrew Savikas of getAbstract stops by the club to discuss the results of the company’s recent survey and what it can tell us about generational attitudes toward lifelong and professional learning.

General links

Find the results of the survey here.

Students can get free access to getAbstract here.

Check out John Seely Brown’s presentation here.

Extra credit

Check out the links above, and send your thoughts about your favorite education and ed tech topics to [email protected].

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Gmail Tips w/ Jennifer Bergland | Ep. 20

Is getting organized on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Start with your inbox. TCEA’s Jennifer Bergland offers some helpful tricks for getting the most out of one of the world’s most popular email clients.

General links

Jennifer’s Gmail Tips and Tricks

TCEA Events

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about your favorite education and ed tech topics to [email protected].

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The TCEA Community w/ Robert Bennett | Ep. 19

We get to know TCEA’s Director of Membership and Engagement, Robert Bennett, and discuss the power of TCEA’s online Community.

General links

TCEA Membership

TCEA Community

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about your favorite education and ed tech topics to [email protected].

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Winter Resources and a Visit from Santa | Ep. 18

The semester’s not quite over yet. So we’ve put together resources to help you power through this busy time of the year. Plus, we highlight a recent visit from jolly old St. Nick himself.

General links

TCEA’s Virtual Chat with Santa 2019

Winter Resources for the Elementary Classroom

The Merry Merry Breakout

Mapping Your Holiday Learning

Planning Your Holiday Learning

Makin’ It Merry (with Animated GIFs)

Emojify the Holidays

TCEA Lunch & Learn Webinars

2020 TCEA Convention & Exposition

Extra credit

Try to complete the Holiday Fliphunt!

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What You Missed in 2019 | Ep. 17

We’ve pulled previously unheard conversations from our archives to make sure you get the most out of the topics we’ve discussed in our first 16 episodes.

General links

Reciprocal Teaching: Episode 7

Open Educational Resources: Episode 14, Episode 15

eSports: Episode 5, Episode 11, Episode 12

Extra credit

Send your questions to Santa and join our chat on December 10!

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Comics in the Classroom | Ep. 16

Educator and comic artist Ben Humeniuk joins us to discuss the benefits of comics and graphic novels in education, and how you can start a comics club at your school.

General links

Ben Humeniuk

Getting Started with Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting (TCEA’s TechNotes)

Comics in the Classroom (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Extra credit

Learn more about CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Send your thoughts about comics, illustration, and graphic novels to [email protected].

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The Big Picture on Open Educational Resources | Ep. 15

We’re exploring more ways to think about, use, and share open educational resources. This week, we talk with New America’s Kristina Ishmael.

General links

U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Project

The #GoOpen Community

Kristina Ishamel at New America

University of Pittsburgh “Big List of Resources”

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about OER to [email protected].

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Approaches to Open Educational Resources | Ep. 14

If no one owns the Periodic Table, or the Constitution, why do you pay for it? This week, we dive into the world of Open Educational Resources.

General links

CK-12 Foundation

OER Commons

OpenStax

University of Pittsburgh “Big List of Resources”

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about OER to [email protected].

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1:1 Device Implementation | Ep. 13

Nowadays, almost every student has a connected device, and many are provided by their school. This week, we’re listening in on a group discussion about the various ways schools and districts implement these programs, known as one-to-one.

General links

Five Steps to 1:1 Deployment

Beginner’s Guide to Classroom iPads

Six Reasons Why a Chromebook Is the Perfect Teaching Aid

TCEA 2019: Texas District Tackles 1:1 Chromebooks in Junior High Schools

Extra credit

Send your thoughts about 1:1 device implementation to [email protected].

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Esports Essentials w/ Matt Tarpley | Ep. 12

Matt Tarpley talks with us about getting esports started, and how schools of any size — and with almost any budget — can jump in.

General links

Why You Need Esports at Your School (And How to Start It)” by Matt Tarpley

5 Ways Esports is Impacting Education Right Now

Extra credit

Send your questions about or experience with esports to [email protected].

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Esports Essentials w/ Kyle Berger | Ep. 11

Esports is the topic once again, and we’re talking with esports coach Kyle Berger all about what educators should know when starting an esports team.

General links

High School Esports League

PlayVS esports league

Why You Need Esports at Your School (And How to Start It)

5 Ways Esports is Impacting Education Right Now

Extra credit

Send your questions about or experience with esports to [email protected].

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Inside Robotics Contests | Ep. 10

We’re back on the subject of robotics, and this time, we’re digging into the details of robotics competitions with TCEA’s Katie Treat and Peggy Reimers.

Homework and Robotics links

How To Start a Robotics Team

A Look Inside the State Robotics Contest

TCEA Robotics / Contests / Trainings / Community

Ed Tech Club Ep. 2, Supporting Students with Robotics

Extra credit

Find TCEA Robotics events here.

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Classroom Management and Gamification, Part Two | Ep. 9

We continue our conversation with TCEA’s Dr. Bruce Ellis, diving into the ways you can use gamification in education, and the tech tools that can help.

General links

Bruce’s Technology and Student Management in the Classroom Wakelet

Read about gamification in TCEA’s TechNotes

Read about classroom management in TCEA’s TechNotes

Extra credit

Send your questions and ideas about future episodes to [email protected].

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Classroom Management and Gamification, Part One | Ep. 8

TCEA’s Dr. Bruce Ellis discusses effective ways to set expectations, manage behavior, and increase learning through the use of smart technology.

General links

Bruce’s Technology and Student Management in the Classroom Wakelet

Read about gamification in TCEA’s TechNotes

Read about classroom management in TCEA’s TechNotes

Extra credit

Send your questions and ideas about future episodes to [email protected].

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Discovering Instructional Strategies That Work | Ep. 7

This week, we delve into the library with returning guest Miguel Guhlin to discuss instructional strategies, how we measure them, and how they can be used in the classroom.

General links

Visible Learning MetaX 

TCEA’s empowerED program 

Instructional strategy articles

“Strategies That Work” 

“Reciprocal Teaching with Google’s Reading App Rivet” 

“Six Google Strategies to Challenge Students” 

“The Power of the Jigsaw” 

“Research-Based Strategies, Part 5”

Extra credit

Send your questions and ideas about future episodes to [email protected].

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Broadband for Education and Online Assessments | Ep. 6

This week, we return to Civics Class with TCEA’s Jennifer Bergland to discuss the Texas Legislature and the latest policies on broadband internet, the move to online assessments, and a look ahead.

TCEA Advocacy links

TCEA Advocacy

TCEA Webinars (including Advocacy Updates)

Advocacy Guides and Toolkits

Additional links

86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up

Texas Legislature Poised For Biggest Broadband Push In State History But Still Catching Up

TEA resources for classroom connectivity

Extra credit

Send your questions and ideas about future episodes to [email protected].

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Getting into Esports | Ep. 5

We explore the world of professional esports with our guest speaker, Isaac Arrington of the Dallas Mavericks’ Mavs Gaming, who discusses what he would encourage teachers and students to do when starting esports at their schools.

General links

Why You Need Esports at Your School (And How to Start It)

5 Ways Esports is Impacting Education Right Now

Extra credit

Check out TCEA’s Lunch and Learn webinar, “What’s The Deal with Esports?” and sign up here.

Send your questions about esports to [email protected].

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Decrypting Ed Tech Policy | Ep. 4

This week, we head to Civics Class with TCEA Director of Governmental Relations Jennifer Bergland to understand the latest policies coming from the Texas Legislature, and how schools and districts across the state can benefit.

Advocacy links

TCEA Advocacy

TCEA Webinars (including Advocacy Updates)

Advocacy Guides and Toolkits

Additional readings

86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up

Extra credit

Send your questions about broadband to [email protected].

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Twitter: @TCEA
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Digital Citizenship for Everyone | Ep. 3

In this episode, TCEA’s Miguel Guhlin talks us through the challenges of cybersecurity and digital citizenship, and provides actions that can be taken by anyone to help make schools, districts, and even individuals more safe and secure in the digital world.

General links

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Mitre Att&ck Framework 

Additional readings

TCEA Responds: Google and Student Data

Internet Security 101: What Teachers and Students Need to Know

Four Steps to Creating Cyber Secure Students

Extra credit

Who’s credited with creating the world’s first computer worm? Send your answers, and your questions about cybersecurity and digital citizenship, to [email protected].

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Supporting Students with Robotics | Ep. 2

We talk with four educators about how robotics helps encourage student growth, from engineering and design to team building and language learning.

General links

TCEA Robotics 

TCEA’s Robotics Special Interest Group (ROBO-SIG)

“A Look Inside the State Robotics Contest” 

Extra credit

Send your robotics questions to [email protected].

Homework

Tell us about your experience programming, building, or competing with robots: 

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Back-to-School Icebreakers | Ep. 1

Educational technology is changing all the time, and it can be tough to keep up. That’s why TCEA started the Ed Tech Club, a podcast all about getting the most out of technology in the service of teaching and learning. Our informative episodes are a great way to stay up-to-date while commuting or whenever you’ve got the time.

In our first episode, we head back to school with TCEA Director of Professional Development Diana Benner to talk about effective, tech-driven icebreakers to start the school year off right.

General links

Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School

Even More Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School

eBook: Digital Icebreakers That Shatter

Links by timestamp

~07:30 | “Helping Harriet” activity

~09:30 | Engineering Design Process and Design Thinking

~15:45 | Choice boards 1, Choice boards 2

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