Word of the Day
Word of the Day
Jan 25, 2021
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Redact is a verb that means to edit for public consumption.

Our word of the day comes from the Latin word redactus (ray DACT oos), which means ‘reduced.’ When we redact information, we reduce the amount of it. For example: The senator felt compelled to redact the names of those involved in the scandal. But later, voters were outraged to learn that those names had been edited out of the report.

Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher LLC
#199 E-Sports and the Future in VR ED (Jesse Lubinsky pt.2)
Hello everyone! Last week, Jesse Lubinsky joined me to discuss tech and the revolution it is having in education. If you missed that, check it out here. If you're all caught up, I can't wait for you to hear part 2! For people that follow me on social media or have listened extensively to the show, you might have heard me discuss my love of video games. In this episode, I get to nerd out a bit about games and their significance in the lives of kids, and Jesse blows my mind with the future of virtual reality in education. He also drops some knowledge on how to start an E-Sports club at your school, so there is TONS to dive into on this one! Jesse Lubinsky is the co-author of Reality Bytes and The Esports Education Playbook. Jesse is currently the Chief Learning Officer for Ready Learner One LLC. He is an education technologist, teacher, and former school administrator based out of Westchester County in New York. Prior to entering the learning space, he was a technology consultant for Fortune 500 companies specializing in network engineering and software development projects.       This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher’s Guide to Learning From Mistakes by Colleen Cruz. You’ve likely heard the adage, ‘Everyone makes mistakes.’ But knowing why we make mistakes can help us learn from them and improve situations once we’ve made them. In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their responses to others’ mistakes. Colleen Cruz shares what research says on mistakes as part of learning and what that means for teaching. If we can create school cultures where we talk honestly about mistakes, then we can grow and create opportunities for children to grow in all the ways they deserve. And we deserve those opportunities too. Risk. Fail. Rise. is available as a book and ebook. Look for the audiobook in early 2021. To learn more visit Heinemann.com.
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
Vicki Davis
Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It
Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach - even when teaching online. This important topic will help all of us become better teachers in challenging times. Check out the show notes and links at www.coolcatteacher.com/e724 Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Never stop learning! Dr. James Lang - Bio as Submitted James M. Lang is a Professor of English and the Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020), Small Teaching Online: Applying Science in Online Classes (2019) Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. He has conducted workshops on teaching for faculty at more than a hundred colleges or high schools in the US and abroad, and consulted for the United Nations on the development of teaching materials in ethics and integrity. He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. Dr. Lang's Website: www.jamesmlang.com Dr. Lang's Twitter: @LangOnCourse Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
13 min
Science of Reading: The Podcast
Science of Reading: The Podcast
Amplify Education
S3-04. Plain Talk: Making the Shift to the Science of Reading in Your District
Join leading experts Natalie Wexler, Ernesto Ortiz, Dr. Carolyn Strom, and Susan Lambert for a podcast on making the shift to the science of reading. In this special episode, they discuss how educators can implement the science of reading through an incremental change on all levels, from a classroom to entire districts. Sharing their research and both professional and personal experiences, the panelists share the leadership knowledge, training, and curriculum advice you’ve been looking for.  *Quotes: *”We need to show how research can translate to practice–making it accessible to teachers and deeply connect it to their local reality.” –Dr. Carolyn Strom, Professor of Early Childhood Literacy and Innovation at NYU “My advice for building leaders: you have the next bigger impact on students after teachers. It’s never too late to start and it’s okay to not know everything.” –Ernesto Ortiz, Principal at McDonald Elementary School, PA *Show notes: *Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning Conference* * Ernesto's blog: Decoding Leadership Carolyn Strom NYU Bio Natalie's books: The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grade Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.
56 min
House of #EdTech
House of #EdTech
Christopher J. Nesi - Education Podcast Network
Clubhouse for Educators - HoET173
EdTech Recommendation (4:00) Kumospace.com * Free immersive video chat built for groups * Say goodbye to boring video calls. Get started in 10 seconds. * Used by teams @ Google, Facebook, NASA and more! * Break free from breakout rooms * Spatial audio enables multiple simultaneous conversations in the same space. Just like IRL. * Customize your space * Rich illustrations, interactive apps, and customizable environments delight guests and sponsors alike. Featured Content (10:35) What is Clubhouse? * Clubhouse is an invite-only audio platform -- iOS only as of Feb. 2021 -- where users can start conversations, listen in to conversations, and network. When you open the app you’ll find one spot to search for users or clubs (which are like affinity groups) you’d like to follow, and a calendar of upcoming events based on the interests you selected when you first signed up. You can see what rooms other people are a part of, jump around to listen in, and raise your hand if you want to be invited up to the stage. What is the value of Clubhouse for Educators? How I am using Clubhouse? * I have spent the last month mostly lurking * I have started to host rooms - One of my first was literally called, Talking EdTech while Waiting for Tacos * I am exploring my interests * I am getting the opportunity to listen to conversations and engage in conversations that I wouldn't normally get the chance to jump into. * It's like a 24-hour per day conference and really resembles EdCamp. Anyone can start a conversation and you can leave a conversation at any time. * Yeah, this might be trendy but I don't think I've ever led you astray, and I promise that you will get value. Clubhouse Tips for Teachers * If you can get an invite from someone GET IT! Why Not? * Listen * Explore ALL your interests * Connect and follow people who are interesting to you * Get involved and raise your hand * Start a conversation How are others using Clubhouse? * Tisha Poncio * Bonnie Nieves * Don Sturm * Eric Guise * Lisa Dabbs Final Thoughts Of course, with any social media platform, success will come down to the quality of content. For people like you and me, the conversation needs to be practical and useful. Clubhouse is in its early days, and it remains to be seen what ‘quality’ looks like on this platform. Still, there certainly seems to be an opportunity to democratize discussions around education — at least until the same old voices grab all the eartime. Resources * How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse - EdSurge; Monica Burns, ClassTechTips.com House of EdTech VIP (56:23) * Trish Hinchman * Technology Integration Specialist • Google Certified Trainer • Adjunct Professor in Ed Tech • Presenter • Learner • Wife and Mom of 2
1 hr 1 min
Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens
Paul Peinado
Christopher Hitchens - Drexel University Interview - 2010
Part 1: Author, journalist, and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of numerous books, including the controversial best seller God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and, most recently, Hitch-22: A Memoir. In this, the first part of a two-part interview, Hitchens speaks about his personal life: his education at a British private school and at Oxford University and his parent's mismatched marriage. His discusses his mother's suicide and his discovery after her death that she was Jewish. He also discusses his devotion to progressive causes, his intellectual appreciation of doubt and uncertainty, and his opposition to totalitarianism and all forms of absolutism. On a lighter note, he speaks of his Friday lunches with writer friends, including James Fenton and Martin Amis. Part 2: Author, journalist, and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of many books, including the controversial best seller God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and, most recently, Hitch-22: A Memoir. In this, the second part of a two-part interview, Hitchens speaks mostly about politics. He notes that he was known for his political militancy during his years at Oxford University, and identifies himself as the product of 1968: an activist during the last gasp of the socialist movement. He speaks critically of Bill Clinton, and admiringly of Margaret Thatcher and Somalian dissident Hirsi Ali. Hitchens discusses his support of the Iraq war and the necessity of overthrowing Saddam Hussein. He also discusses his book, God Is Not Great, and notes that most of the mail he receives in response to his atheism has been positive. He also asserts his respect for Marxism as a viable system for interpreting history. CaNANDian taken from youtube: https://youtu.be/LUhXKyacMQM
54 min
Teaching to the TOP
Teaching to the TOP
061. 10 Easy to Implement Time Management Hacks
We all love a good hack. It’s not because of the creativity behind the design but because of how simple it can make seemingly complicated tasks. It can be easy to over complicate things especially when we are in search of solutions. But here is the thing, you can make small changes that add up to big results! We’ve got 10 simple hacks that you can start to implement TODAY and start seeing amazing results. Now remember, you do not have to do all of these; in fact, we recommend that you do not try all of these at once. Choose one hack to start with and add one each week as you feel more confident. OUR 10 EASY TO IMPLEMENT HACKS Hack #1: Follow the 2-minute rule Hack #2: Eat the frog Hack #3: Set timers Hack #4: Pomodoro principle Hack #5: Lock your phone Hack #6: Create a micro-productivity list Hack #7: Double up Hack #8: Use shortcuts Hack #9: Use headphones Hack #10: Just one more thing SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Are you subscribed to our podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. Click here to subscribe to iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you! Until next time… be timely, stay organized, and be productive… buh-bye… see ya!
30 min
The Edtech Podcast
The Edtech Podcast
Sophie Bailey, @soph_bailey
#223 - What Matters in Edtech: Leadership
Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. Thank you to Bett for supporting this series and to FormAssembly for supporting this episode. What's in this episode? This episode is all about leadership and is a timely reflection on how we can bolster our resolve and communicate a shared vision during radically changing times. In short, it’s all about people and you don’t have to be an automaton, in fact, you’re allowed to be yourself to lead effectively. Tune in to hear what three factors are essential to think about for modern leaders, which 5 soft skills are indicators of premium salaries, and why artificial intelligence crafted classical music makes us feel uneasy. Follow the conversation, share and comment using #edtechpod and #Bett2021. People * Bernardo Crespo, expert in Digital Transformation at IE University and Co-Founder & Inspirer of esc-XL.com (Executive Digital Detox | Twitter: @b_crespo; @IEexponential; @EscXl * Carla Aerts, EdTech and Learning Science versatilist and EdTech thought leader. Also the founder of Refracted! | Twitter: @underthebanyan Show Notes and References You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast. Tell us your story We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.
53 min
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