Friday, September 9, 2016

Episode 14 Recap

Yesterday Mike and I broadcast our 14th episode featuring a brief summer recap before digging in deep to the plethora of updates from Google (and a smidge of Infinite Campus), two new training tools, and then changes to some of our favorite formative assessment tools. We also went a bit crazy over our excitement for ACTEM 2016 next month. It was a packed episode for sure! Check out the archive from YouTube below to get caught up.


  Link to YouTube Video Archive
Bit.ly Link for this Agenda as a Google Document: http://bit.ly/About-TIME-014

Agenda

  • Susie Simmons: Technology Coach (6-12) for Bonny Eagle Schools, Certified Trainer for Google Apps for Education, Member of the Google Classroom Experts Team
  • Mike Arsenault: Instructional Technology Integrator at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Certified Innovator for Google Apps for Education

Summer Recap

  • ISTE
  • GAFE Summit
  • FOSSed

App Updates

  • Google for Education
    • Forms
      • Built in quiz functionality
      • Add images to questions and multiple choice answers
    • Sites
      • In beta
      • Complete overhaul
    • Classroom
      • Parent Access
      • Topics
        • Side note: Infinite Campus Google Drive API integration
    • Expeditions now live!
  • Websites
  • Other
    • Formative Assessment Tools
      • Fewer free options
      • Socrative and Go Formative no longer completely free

To Do List

Continuing Discussion

The role of technology in education degree programs in higher ed (pre-service teacher preparation)

Wrap Up

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Episode 14 is Airing Tomorrow at 3:30PM!

Mike and I are gearing up for our 14th episode of About TIME & Beyond!, which is set to air at 3:30PM tomorrow. We're migrating over to broadcasting live via YouTube, so be sure to tune in on the new platform. We'll be recap-ing the summer, talking about updates to products, and going over your to do list for this fall (like registering for ACTEM 2016)! You won't want to miss it.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Episode 13 Recap

Well, that's a wrap, folks! Our 13th episode is in the bag and that marks the end of our 2015-16 broadcast season. I had an awesome time chatting with Jen Adams, the technology coach from Scarborough High School, about the new maker space they created this year. It was a short, but jam packed episode with lots of resources and good tips to get started and be successful. I highly recommend watching the rebroadcast below to see the cool projects that Jen has been working on this year and hear all about the awesome stuff their are going. The show notes, including links to the resources she mentions, are below the video. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do!

Thank you to everyone who watched this year and a huge hug to everyone who came on as guest speakers. We'll be back on September 1st with a new year of About TIME & Beyond!




Episode 013

Bit.ly Link for this Agenda http://bit.ly/About-TIME-013

Agenda

  • Susie Simmons: Technology Coach (6-12) for Bonny Eagle Schools, Certified Trainer for Google Apps for Education, Member of the Google Classroom Experts Team 
  • Mike Arsenault: Instructional Technology Integrator at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Certified Innovator for Google Apps for Education

Guest

  • Jen Adams, Technology Coach at Scarborough High School, sharing about her Maker Space 
  • High school technology instructional coach, former grades 3 & 4 looping teacher and STEAM lead teacher in Scarborough, ME; geocacher, musician, creative thinker 
  • Twitter: @TheMaineTeacher
  • First year with a MakerSpace at Scarborough High School 
  • Incorporated into their library space, which is transitioning to a learning commons 
  • Team work between Jen and the librarian 

Financial

  • Ruth’s 
  • Part of the library budget 
  • Local donations 

Equipment

  • Very basic 
  • Soldering Iron 
  • 3D printers in the future 
  • Want them to work with NinjaFlex Filament, which is flexible 
  • MakeyMakey Kits 
  • CircuitScribe, received by another teacher in her school via grant money 

Student Buy In

  • Pulling the kids that always hung out in the library 
  • Learning techniques with the students (ie soldering) 
  • One particular class, a computer tech class, has bought into the MakerSpace 
  • Bringing the resources into the classroom 

Ideas

Lessons Learned from this Year

  • Make a Plan 
  • Organize organize organize 
  • Don’t collect stuff just to have it; have a clear idea for the stuff you are bringing in 
  • Each project gave a lot of lessons and each got better than the last 
  • Think about what is already happening in your school and curriculum and then look for ways to support what they are doing through your makerspace 
  • Eco-conscious? Look towards reusing. 
  • Projects focusing on specific topics 
  • Use that to help focus what is going on, but don’t let it determine the only stuff you’re doing 

Programming Experience

  • Not much beyond Scratch 
  • Many resources to grab code from 
  • CodeBender for cloud based coding (Susie recommends Trinket.io as another option) 
  • What are you coding 
  • Glittering neopixel crown with soldering; run with Gemma from Adafruit 

Safety

  • Lead solder, for example 
  • Working towards formulating policies 
  • Collaboration 
  • Different trains of thoughts between the two parties involved 

Additional Resources

Continuing Discussion

  • The role of technology in education degree programs in higher ed (pre-service teacher preparation) 
  • Update from Mike (mike_arsenault@yarmouthschools.org) 
  • #pstmaine and #edchatme Twitter Chat on 03/14/16 at 8:30PM 
  • Interested in helping out? http://goo.gl/forms/wobQVkDrLt

Wrap Up

  • Upcoming professional development opportunities
  • Looking ahead to next year… 
  • Get in touch with Susie (ssimmons@bonnyeagle.org) or Mike (mike_arsenault@yarmouthschools.org) if you are interested in chatting about something or contributing in any way. 

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities



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MLTI Professional Development (Apple Solutions): http://maine.gov/mlti/events/apple.shtml
MLTI Professional Development (HP Solution): http://maine.gov/mlti/events/hp.shtml
Tech Sherpas - http://www.techsherpas.org/ Tuesday 3pm
#EdChatME - https://twitter.com/hashtag/edchatme Mondays 8:30-9:30pm

Monday, April 25, 2016

Episode 11 Recap

In my typical fashion, it has been a few weeks since our one year anniversary episode (woot!) that Mike and I hosted together in one place for the first time ever. We were very fortunate to have Dan Ryder from Wicked Decent Learning on to talk about design thinking in his high school classes. I am completely inspired by Dan and his energy, so I bet you will be, too! Check out the full episode below and then check out his online presence to learn more.

Thank you for joining us, Dan! Don't forget to join us next month… Episode 12 airs on THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 at 3:30PM.

Time (Est.)
Topic
Agenda
3:30PM
Welcome & Introductions1
  • Susie Simmons: Technology Coach (6-12) for Bonny Eagle Schools, Certified Trainer for Google Apps for Education, Member of the Google Classroom Experts Team 
  • Mike Arsenault: Instructional Technology Integrator at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Certified Innovator for Google Apps for Education
3:35PM
Guest

App Chat
What apps are you loving these days?
2
Other
  • Polls now available in Google Classroom 
  • Reminders now available in web version of Google Calendar

To Do List
3

Continuing Discussion

4
The role of technology in education degree programs in higher ed (pre-service teacher preparation)
  • Update from Mike (mike_arsenault@yarmouthschools.org) 
  • #pstmaine and #edchatme Twitter Chat on 03/14/16 at 8:30PM
  • Interested in helping out? http://goo.gl/forms/wobQVkDrLt
4:25
Wrap-up
5
  • Upcoming professional development opportunities
  • Looking ahead to next month… Episode 12 airs on THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 at 3:30PM 
  • Get in touch with Susie (ssimmons@bonnyeagle.org) or Mike (mike_arsenault@yarmouthschools.org) if you are interested in chatting about something or contributing in any way.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Episode 10 Recap

Hard to believe that it's been a few weeks since we aired episode 10 of About TIME & Beyond! We covered a lot of tools in our talk and I do still have plans to go more in depth with each of them. But they were certainly pretty cool! We focused on geography for most of our tools and then chatted about computer science before getting into our regular discussion about pre-service teacher prep in Maine.

Next month we'll be chatting with Dan Ryder, so be sure to tune in April 7th at 3:30PM! It's sure to be an awesome episode.


Time (Est.)
Topic
Agenda
3:30PM
Welcome & Introductions1
  • Susie Simmons: Technology Coach (6-12) for Bonny Eagle Schools, Certified Trainer for Google Apps for Education, Member of the Google Classroom Experts Team
  • Mike Arsenault: Instructional Technology Integrator at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Certified Innovator for Google Apps for Education
3:50PM
App Chat
What apps are you loving these days?
2
  • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Night Walk (S): I primarily like this one since it can help bring our students to Marseille, which is so different than what most of them have ever seen; free
    • Gap Minder (S): “Fact based world view”; free
    • Smarty Pins (S): Geography based game, drop a “pin” on a Google map based on the clue provided and answer as many as you can before you “run out of miles”; free
    • iDroo (S): A collaborative whiteboard tool with iOS and Chrome App; freemium
  • Other
    • Open eBooks: $250 million project to provide books to children (open to Title I and special educators) Video
4:00PM
To Do List
3
4:05PM
Continuing Discussion

4
The role of technology in education degree programs in higher ed (pre-service teacher preparation)
4:25
Wrap-up
5
  • Looking ahead to next month… Episode 11 airs on THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 at 3:30PM
  • Join us and watch Dan Ryder discuss how he’s implementing Design Thinking in his classroom.
  • Get in touch with Susie (ssimmons@bonnyeagle.org) or Mike (mike_arsenault@yarmouthschools.org) if you are interested in chatting about something or contributing in any way.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities



EdCamp Maine - Waynflete School March 5


Moose Tech 2016 - Foxcroft Academy March 11


Leading Future Learning - College of the Holy Cross March 11


CoSN 2016 Annual Conference - April 4-7, 2016 - Washington DC


Tech Forum/Tech & Learning Live - Boston April 29


Dynamic Landscapes 2016 - Champlain College, Burlington, VT May 23-24


ISTE 2016  Conference - June 26-29, 2016 - Denver, CO


Scratch Conference - August 4-6, 2016 - MIT Cambridge, MA


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MLTI Professional Development (Apple Solutions):


MLTI Professional Development (HP Solution):


Tuesday 3pm


Mondays 8:30-9:30pm


The Education Calendar




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