Shifting Our Schools

All episodes of Shifting Our Schools go here.

Bounce Episode: Flipgrid Past, Present, Future

A bounce episode for all you Shifting Our Schools subscribers out there.

I get a chance to chat with Joey Taralson, VP of Engagement at Flipgrid.com. At the end of June Flipgrid announced they were acquired by Microsoft and becoming part of the MicrosoftEDU team. Shifting Our Schools listeners know how much I love Flipgrid and talk about its uses often. It was great to hear the history of how it started, where they currently are and plans for the future.

Congrats to the entire Flipgrid team on their acquisition and I’m excited to see what’s next!

Joey’s Links:

Twitter handle: @taralson
Flipgrid twitter: @flipgrid, #FlipgridFever
Flipgrid Live event info:

Register for livestream:  flipgridlivestream.splashthat.com

Attending in person: flipgridlive.splashthat.com

Bounce Episode: Reflection on the Google I/O 2018 Keynote

Thank you for subscribing to the Shifting Our Schools podcast channel. A reflection on the Google I/O 2018 Keynote and what it means for us in education.

Links

Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/tag/google-i-o-2018/

The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/8/17320962/google-io-keynote-2018-announcements-news-android-p

Episode 46: Teaching A Media First Generation


In this episode, I talk through my ideas on teaching a “Media First Generation” and why we in education need to think differently when it comes to engaging them in meaningful work that speaks to their media first brains.

Links:

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation
https://www.amazon.com/Millennials-Rising-Next-Great-Generation/dp/0375707190

Pew Research: Defining Generations
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/defining-generations-where-millennials-end-and-post-millennials-begin/

New York Times: Generation Z Name
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/style/generation-z-name.html

Common Sense Media: Census on media use by kids age zero to eight 2017
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/the-common-sense-census-media-use-by-kids-age-zero-to-eight-2017

 

Episode 45: Just Get Started


This week I’m joined by Photo Joseph and Chrissy Hellyer as we talk about having students be creating in the classroom and how video and photos are a great way to engage the media first generation.

You can reach out to Joseph here:

Episode 44: Do Stuff With A Purpose


In this episode, Mark Hofer from the College of William & Mary joins David Carpenter in I to talk about the work he is doing with school districts through the Center of Innovation and Learning Design at the college. A great show that hits on some key points of what it takes to shift a school and district.

 

Episode 43: It’s All About The Badges


This week I have a conversation with Doug Belshaw from the UK. Doug has made his way from the classroom to being involved in multiple different projects including the Open Badge Alliance. A great conversation about digital badges and the future of where they are going.

Links:

Doug Belshaw: http://dougbelshaw.com/

Badges Newsletter: http://www.badges.news

Badges Wiki: http://www.badges.wiki

Open Badges: https://openbadges.org/

Badge Alliance: http://www.badgealliance.org/

Open Badge Factory: https://openbadgefactory.com/

Badgr: https://info.badgr.io/

Credly: https://credly.com/

 

 

Episode 42: Highly Structured, Loosely Organized


Highly Structured, Loosely Organized learning enviornments are what is needed in a technology rich classroom if we are going to use technology in authentic and purposeful ways in learning. In this episode I talk about what that means, how I applied it to a 6th grade class and ask for you to help me get more examples of what this looks like in your classroom.

Links:

http://www.internetlivestats.com/

Ratio/Percentage Spreadsheet (GSheet) (Excel)

Leave a comment/idea here: sospodcast.org/questions

Sign up for 30Days of Free PD here: sospodcast.org/30days

 

Episode 41: Project Based Awesomeness

This week I catch up with Chris Butler from the Project Based Awesome podcast and website to chat about his Project Based Awesome website and materials they are creating for educators over there and talk about project based learning and where it’s headed. 

Episode 40: 7 Ways to be a Lifelong Learner

Ken Pendergrass and I sit down to talk about the 7 ways we stay Lifelong Learners in an ever-changing technology landscape.

Episode 39: The Laptop Learning Curve

Listen in at Kim Cofino leads a discussion about the learning curve students face today when they have laptops in schools and mobile devices in their lives. A great international conversation that includes the voices of our favorite 5th grade student @thelivbits