We have guests (finally!) and we can’t stop taking about the #ubermix. The Father of the ubermix Jim Klein stops by and along with Dr. Mike Vollmert we discuss netbooks while cleverly avoiding talking about the device that shall not be named. Two of us (not Danny) woke up at ‘0 dark thirty and went on a Photo Walk in Yosemite with Ken Shelton. Check out the Photo Walk ShutterFly Photo Book http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books?escFlag=1. Did you know if you’re an educator you can buy Lightroom for the low price of only $89!
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
- Similar to “EdCamp” http://edcamp.wikispaces.com
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/
In this episode:
Special guest Mike Magboo, Teacher on Special Assignment – Merced County Office of Education ROP Technology Chair (@allurbaser) shares his thoughts with us on IT’s role in Education, talks about our upcoming T3 video project as part of the K12HSN Grant and shows off his Monster Droid X. More LTSP performance geek out moments, Flash 10.2 for Ubuntu 64-bit is out but didn’t fix the problems. Danny wasn’t happy with just being a GCT so he went out and became a Google Apps Certified Trainer. I didn’t want fan boy status, so I’m only a Google Apps Qualified Individual. Check out http://edutraining.googleapps.com/ for more info on getting certified. And check out these tech resources for CA educators – Calaxy and MyBOE.org. And of course we talk about Jim Klein’s ubermix and Jon Corippo & Minarets High School.
Danny pulls a tweet out of thin air (An awesome Google Site customization):
Looks like the work of the master craftsman @EdintheClouds. Brilliant!
I ask, “Can we ditch our PBX phone system and replace it with Google Talk in Gmail?”
In this episode:
Danny and Andrew remember how to do a Podcast. We’ve been back from Rock Star Tech Camp for a month and four weeks of school down already. Danny has moved his freshman Earth Science classes to a 1:1 instruction model and Andrew has been busy keeping the lab up and running. More fun with Ubermix and LTSP in the lab. Ofris, a deep freeze for linux.
We make an appearance on the local radio (well, mostly Danny) 1480 KYOS.
Google announces the Google Apps for Education Certification program with Tests! We both have two down, four to go.
And the mics were set too high so we sounds a bit fuzzy, sorry.
In this episode:
We are live at #CUERockstar Rock Star Summer Tech Camp hosted by Minarets High School. Rockin’ the Ruckus Wireless during the day and crashing the hotel wireless at night. (Best not to try and build an LTSP Server in the hotel room the night before the presentation, Andrew…). Hold up your cell phones and sway to the background noise for this guest packed show:
Special Rockstar All Stars:
- Diane Main and friends from Milpitas Christian School (Cristine Vo and Sarah Glossop) – @Dowbiggin Google Certified Teacher (Thanks for loaning us a Blue Snowball Mic for the show)
- Ken Shelton – @k_shelton Google Certified Teacher, Discovery Educator
- Dave Childers – @davechilders Principal at ACEL Fresno Charter High School
- Alice Keeler – @alicegop Teacher at Clovis High and ACEL Fresno Charter School Board Member
- Guests from our Podcast session! Thanks for jumping in.
- Alison Lopez – English Teacher at Le Grand High School (not on twitter, but we’re working on her)
- Javier Martinez – @lghs_principal Principal at Le Grand High School
- Mike Niehoff – @minaretsnews Principal of Minarets High School
- Jon Corippo – @jcorippo Guest appearance Number 4 on the podcast, Minarets’ Helpful Guy and Mastermind of #CUERockstar
In this episode:
Andrew jailbreaks his iPhone4…from a website!!! http://jailbreakme.com – Is it now OK to Jailbreak your iPhone? NPR covers the story here – http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128772296
This Thursday Live from Minarets High School for Rock Star Teacher Tech Camp – the next episode of Small School Big Tech
In this episode: iPad in Education Workshops from CUE.org, AT&T iPad and iPhone service pricing, Netbook Summit, AirVideo on the iPhone and iPad, iTunes & iTunesU, Rock Star Teacher Summer Tech Camp and in most episodes Jon Corippo & Jim Klein – http://smallschoolbigtech.com