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!

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

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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.

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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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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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