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ArchiTECHs of Learning
Amy Gwizdz and Bob Harrison
Join Amy and Bob, a couple of Tech Coaches from Dearborn, Michigan, as they chat about what effective technology integration looks like in 21st century classrooms.
Mar 8, 2022
Episode 011: Arrested Professional Development
Episode 11 Are we "done" with technology now that the pandemic is effectively over? Amy and Bob discuss recent conversations about professional learning--and the true place of technology in the classroom. Visit the Tech Coaches at techcoaches.dearbornschools.org Find the ISTE Standards at iste.org/standards Music Provided by djtruth.
Feb 23, 2022
Episode 010: What's the Good Wordle?
Episode 10 Bob returns from the classroom with thoughts on taking notes and OERs. Amy is into the Wordle craze. (And Bob says "...and stuff like that..." about 1000 times.) Find the ISTE Standards at iste.org/standards Music Provided by djtruth.
Sep 2, 2021
Episode 009: Ready or Not, Here They Come!
Episode 9 Bob and Amy talk about learning in a (sorta) post-pandemic world. While the tendency may be to eschew technology with in-person learning, best practice suggests we should do otherwise. Plus, we introduce a new segment called "Would you pay for that?!" Find the ISTE Standards at iste.org/standards Music Provided by djtruth.
May 11, 2021
Episode 008: When the ISTE Standards Call, the Penguins Answer
Episode 8 Amy and Bob talk about the ISTE Standards, and how teachers should be thinking about technology integration. Plus, we have our first podcast PENGUIN sighting! Find the ISTE Standards at iste.org/standards Music Provided by djtruth.
May 5, 2021
Episode 007: What's Up, HyperDoc?
Episode 7 HyperDocs vs. Multimedia text sets vs. documents with links. Plus, how many tools is too many?
Mar 26, 2021
Episode 006: Space (and Furniture) - The Final Frontier
Episode 6 Amy and Bob discuss the design of the learning space, including everything from seating charts to conversation pits.
1 hr 5 min
Mar 4, 2021
Episode 005: Hybrid Learning and Student Choice - That's where it's at!
Episode 5 Amy and Bob talk about hybrid learning, the practicality of student choice in the classroom, and their recent interview with a celebrity.
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 004: Never Waste a Good Crisis
Episode 4 We welcome our first guest, Mme. Cheri Katzman, World Language teacher at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. We discuss how Nearpod has changed not only the way she teaches, but more importantly, how her students engage in her class. We also discuss our hopes and fears of returning to face-to-face instruction with students.
Dec 7, 2020
Episode 003: Voice and Choice ...and those Oregon Trail kids
Episode 3 Amy and Bob chat about using voice and choice in the classroom to make learning relevant for all students, and Bob gets excited about rubrics.
Nov 30, 2020
Episode 002: Ditch That Felt-Tip Marker
Episode 2 Bob and Amy chat about engaging ways to use discussion forums as a way to get more authentic, student-driven conversations around reading.
Oct 21, 2020
Episode 001: Digital Reading and an Epiphany
Episode 1 Bob introduces Amy to the Kindle app, and we discuss ways to use it in a classroom. We also begin our book talk about the Perfect Blend by Michelle Eaton, where we have an epiphany and discover the name of our Podcast.