Are you the type of educator who’s always hungry for the latest ideas to combine technology and learning? Join the club.

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!

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/

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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/

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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/

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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/

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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/

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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/

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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/

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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Music by Diamond Ortiz

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/

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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Music by Rondo Brothers

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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Music by Rondo Brothers

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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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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

Send your thoughts to [email protected].

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Music by Bad Snacks

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].

Check out TCEA’s Elementary Technology Conference.

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Music by The Whole Other

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].

Check out TCEA’s Elementary Technology Conference.

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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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Music by Asher Fulero

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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Music by Vibe Mountain

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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Music by The Grand Affair

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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Music by Otis McDonald

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