Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Join our summer book club!

During our last broadcast, Mike brought up the idea of doing a summer book club and it was well received. So, we're going to get it going! This summer we're going to be reading "Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator" from Dave Burgess. It's been getting rave reviews for a while now so, if you haven't read it yet now is your time! As you read it this summer, feel free to use #AboutTIME207 in your social media posts to keep the conversation going. We are definitely going to be talking about it during our first broadcast this fall and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

That's a wrap on season 1!

Yesterday we wrapped up our first season of "About TIME & Beyond!" with our third episode. This all started as an idea shared during the rush hour drive back from Google Jamboree in Cambridge, which was hosted by EdTechTeacher in February. I'm so glad we got it off the ground and are making it happen.

Here is a look back at yesterday's episode.

Summer Reading Club

During yesterday's final broadcast on the academic year, episode 003, Mike brought up having a book club this summer to read one of the popular books that have been chatted about lately. Teach like a Pirate, Ditch the Textbook... there are lots of awesome sounding books out there! If you are interested in reading along with us, please check out the poll on our Google+ page and chime in with what you think we should read. I'm looking forward to it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Getting Ready for Episode 3 and the School Year Wrap Up!

It's hard to believe that the 2014-15 academic year is coming to a close in the next few weeks. It feels like just yesterday I was presenting, nervously, at ACTEM14 for the first time followed by MAMLE. And then the long ride in rush hour traffic with my cohost, Mike Arsenault, from the Google Jamboree in Cambridge back in February. Really? February? It feels like yesterday.

Today we'll be wrapping up our first "season" of About TIME & Beyond! with our third episode. Mike and I will be finalizing our agenda this afternoon and we've got a lot on the list so far! Right now our topics range from some new tools I've (re)discovered since our May broadcast, a review of upcoming PD opportunities, talking about some tasks to take care of to tidy up your digital classroom, and also our on going conversation about how to help prepare our future coworkers for technology rich classrooms. Oh, and lets not forget a preview of what is to come at ACTEM15 now that presenters have been notified of what sessions have been accepted. PHEW! It's going to be a very full hour.

Be sure to join us this afternoon at 3:30PM or catch the broadcast on YouTube later!