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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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Music by Bad Snacks

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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Music by Kevin MacLeod and Diamond Ortiz

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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Music by Matt Miecchi

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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Music by The United States Marine Band (“The President’s Own”)

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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Music by Lee Rosevere

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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Music by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

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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Music by A.A. Aalto

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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Music by Chris Crouch

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

Music by Ryan Andersen

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