Episode 38 Too Many Acronyms

Episode 38 Too Many Acronyms

We don’t make classroom teachers, we make them better. (It’s not ADM, it’s BASF. Come on Andrew!) The long format is back baby. Over an hour of action packed exciting edtech discussions in this episode:

Chad Kafka @chadkafka– Google Certified Teacher, newly inducted Apple Distinguished Educator.  Works as a middle school computer teacher and Technology Coach in Franklin, WI — just south of Milwaukee.

  • Working on imaging iPod touch devices for middle school
  • Exploring Google+

Jon Corippo @jcorippo – Soon to be Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator. Minarets High School. All around helpful guy.

After a week, thoughts on Google+

Rock Star Teacher Tech Camp– Jon Explains his vision

A discussion on how student teacher’s are not being taught technology in the classroom.

How are iTunes and the Mac App store going to work for schools using apps on multiple computers.

@DigitalRoberto Robert Craven at Saddleback Unified might have some answers

Using iBoss and Work Group Manager to help manage Macbooks and maybe even iPads/iPods

EdReach Podcasts – http://edreach.us/

Students & Screencasting

  • App for iPad:  ShowMe, SonicPics, possibly Doceri
  • Quicktime 10 on Mac
  • Desktop: Camtasia, Jing, Screenflow

Google Apps vs. iCloud and iPads.

Music By Kevin Macleod – http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

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Episode 36 Small School Big iPads

Small School Big iPads

In this episode:

Summer is here, yeah!!! Time to pull down the network.

iPad deployment fun

This week in Docs and Sites: Ignore All, Ubuntu, and Site soft delete – is Google trying to tell us something?

WWDC and all things Apple – is Apple using the best from everyone else?

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation – aalf.org

Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar – Got to love the Google Calendar!!!

Change Google Calendar’s default meeting length and more print options – More Google Calendar Goodness

Google Teacher Academy Seattle WA June 16th Midnight deadline – Sorry to Late, but check out the resources – https://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/

Chromebook Pilot Lessons Learned – Kipp LA School: http://www.learncentral.org/event/159106

Rockstar Teacher Summer Tech Camp August 2-4th http://www.cue.org/rockstar

Let us know if you would like to be a guest over the summer.  danny@smallschoolbigtech.com or andrew@smallschoolbigtech.com or use our appointment scheduler (Go Google Calendar)

Danny Silva and Small School Big Tech featured in the Merced Sun-Star


Danny Silva at the Google Teacher Academy

Recently, I was lucky enough to be featured on the front page of the local paper, the Merced Sun-Star.  It was a great opportunity to be able to share information about attending the Google Teacher Academy in London as a Lead Learner (presenter). I was also able to share how I have been able to include technology in my agriculture courses at Le Grand High School, including Agriculture Earth Science and Agricultural Communications, a ROP course.

To my surprise the article has been republished more than once on the internet. It was an editor’s pick for the ASCD Smart Brief and also posted on a blog site sponsored by the National Young Farmer Educational Association (NYFEA) – Agriculture’s Promise. It has been a great way to build my PLN with other Agriculture Teachers from around the country.

I would like to thank Nathan Quevedo, Public Information Officer for MCOE for sending out a press release and Jamie Oppenheim for writing a very nice article.  Here is the full article from the Merced Sun-Star‘s website.

Episode 10 “The Tweetisode”

Episode 10: The Tweetisode

Show Notes:

In this episode:  Andrew remembers that IWB’s come with integrated curriculum – duh! Jon Corippo is straight out of the pool and back for a third guest appearance to sum up ISTE10 in three words – “Interactive whiteboard glut”, Jon also recommends checking out the SP Controls Doceri A/V switch with iPad integration and the Vidifox WebCam with a touch screen interface, Danny is jealous of Jon’s Google Block Party experience and the great games Jon got to play to win swag (even though Danny would have just bought anything with a Google logo on it anyway), Danny forgets all about  http://googletreks.org/ and Andrew and Danny cover some of their favorite tweets from the past week.

Our Favorited Tweets:

RT @jcorippo: Amazing!! Organized!! The Differentiator http://www.byrdseed.com/differentiator/ /via @NMHS_Principal (holy cow!)

@terryfreedman What Are The Big Issues for Ed Tech Leaders?: I’ve done a quick analysis of the entries received so fa… http://bit.ly/cfmRv1 Pls R/T thx!

@googleos Picasa Web Integrates with Picnik http://goo.gl/fb/OgW7v

@youtube Connecting a Google account to your older YouTube account – when, why & how: http://goo.gl/mdYA

@jessternrays OpenOffice can export PowerPoint slides to SWF files  http://tweetphoto.com/32408987

Follow us on Twitter! @anotherschwab and @iteachag and look for these exciting upcoming events and their hash tags:

Google Geo Teachers Institute – July 21-22  http://bit.ly/cz8o62 #googlegti
Google Teacher Academy – July 29-30 http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/Home #gtauk
CUE Rock Star Teacher Tech Summer Camp – Aug 3-5 http://cue.org/rockstar #cuerockstar