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.)
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
App Chat
What apps are you loving these days?
  • 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
To Do List
Continuing Discussion

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

MLTI Professional Development (Apple Solutions):

MLTI Professional Development (HP Solution):

Tuesday 3pm

Mondays 8:30-9:30pm

The Education Calendar

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