Episode 7: “Four Lone Nuts”

Episode 7: Four Lone Nuts

Show notes:

In this episode: Today’s special guest: Joe Bower from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. And back again, Jon Corippo (the “Helpful Guy”) from Minarets High School, Oneal’s, CA. Joe talks about how he got into blogging (“For the Love of Learning”), the education reforms taking place in Alberta, Canada, field trips and his views on National Standards and Grades. We touch on Finland’s Teacher Centric Approach to reforming their Education System: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/24_04/24_04_finland.shtml and http://www.edutopia.org/international-teaching-learning-assessment-video. Jon shares his experiences and thoughts on teaching without textbooks and pimps the Rock Star Teacher Summer Tech Camp, at Minarets High School August 3-5, 2010. Danny didn’t get an iPhone 4 but the guy sitting next to him at lunch did. Andrew deals with technical problems, most of which are on the cutting room floor (and apologizes for typing so loud during the podcast).


Episode 6: “No iPhone For You”

Episode 6:  No iPhone For You

Show Notes:

In this episode:  We talk with guest Melinda Miller from Willard, Missouri.  Elementary School Principal at Willard East Elementary School and GCT from the GTA San Antonio, TX.  How she uses http://www.textmarks.com/ as one possible solution for sending SMS updates to parents and how she can use http://twitterfeed.com/ to get info from Twitter to Facebook for her students’ parents.  We ask her about her blog; The Principal Blog  http://weprincipal.blogspot.com,  posting to her blog everyday in June to get a free book Spilled Ink and Why she needs an iPhone4, why none of us will get one on time and her podcasts; The Podcasting PrincipalThe Practical Principals with Scott Elias.  We also discuss Google Apps and the new version of Google Docs that came out June 14 as well as the new YouTube video editor.

Episode 5: “Sidetracked”

Episode 5: Sidetracked

Show Notes:

In this episode: Moodle training and how we plan Professional Development (or don’t), Is Danny (Certified Google Fan Boy) upgrading to iPhone 4 or switching to Android?, Andrew’s iPhone upgrade dilemma, Andrew gets an EcoVue iPad case, Google Apps and Moodle Integration, Danny can’t find an email detailing some cool new features coming to Google Docs, and how to Build a walled garden for email in Google Apps for Education using Postini Message Security (but really, why would you?).

Episode 4: “iPad Therefore I am”

Episode 4: iPad Therefore I am

Show Notes:

In this episode:  iPad in Education Workshops from CUE.org, AT&T iPad and iPhone service pricing, Netbook SummitAirVideo on the iPhone and iPad, iTunesiTunesU, Rock Star Teacher Summer Tech Camp and in most episodes Jon CorippoJim Klein – http://smallschoolbigtech.com

Andrew Schwab – @anotherschwab & Danny Silva – @iteachag